Latest Classical New Release Round-up Articles
A Viennese-themed recital from Barbara Hannigan, an album of real contrasts from young Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe, dramatic tenor Stuart Skelton’s debut solo recording, and the first instalment of an intriguing new project from the Danish String Quartet.
A live Wigmore Hall recital from Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano Quartet, Bartók and Enescu from Vilde Frang and friends, and Deborah Warner’s spectacular staging of Billy Budd from the Teatro Real Madrid.
Finzi from Paul Watkins, Chopin from Leif Ove Andsnes, Broadway songs from Renée Fleming, and the first commercial recording of Gounod’s final opera, Le tribut de Zamora.
Mahler from Simon Rattle, Stenhammar from Neeme Järvi, Brahms and Schubert from John Eliot Gardiner, and Matthias Goerne’s first recorded Wozzeck.
An all-French recital from Alice Sara Ott, an impressive and innovative debut album from soprano Nadine Sierra, and a second Brahms recording from Cyprien Katsaris and Hélène Mercier.
Beethoven from the Elias Quartet, Mendelssohn from Anima Eterna Brugge, a friends-and-family affair from Mischa Maisky, and a fascinating collection of chamber works from the Russian-British composer Alissa Firsova.
Penderecki from Anne-Sophie Mutter, Bernstein from Antonio Pappano, Mozart from Daniel Barenboim and friends/family, plus the first commercial recording of an English Romantic opera conducted by Richard Bonynge.
New releases from the Binchois Consort, lutenist Jakob Lindberg, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, plus Georg Solti's Tannhäuser in 5.1 surround sound and the complete Decca recordings of Alicia De Larrocha.
New releases from Steven Osborne and Mariss Jansons, plus the complete string quartets of James MacMillan and a newly-remastered set of Karl Böhm’s legendary recordings of the Mozart symphonies.
Strauss from Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Brahms from Mario Venzago, Shostakovich from Mikhail Pletnev, and the world premiere recording of an absorbing new opera by Aribert Reimann.
Rare operas by Rameau and Thea Musgrave, plus Beethoven from Trio Goya and octets from the soloists' ensemble of La Scala.
Haydn from Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Mozart from Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Rolando Villazón, Joyce DiDonato and Marina Rebeka, a Philip Glass premiere, and Spanish polyphony from Robert Hollingworth and De Profundis.
Handel from Christopher Purves and Grace Davidson, a second instalment of Stravinsky from Ilya Gringolts, Suk from Jonathan Plowright, and Brett Dean’s Hamlet on DVD and Blu-ray.
Mendelssohn from Iván Fischer, Bruch from Joshua Bell, Debussy from Pablo Heras-Casado, and the continuation of Naïve’s Vivaldi Edition.
Beethoven from Cuarteto Casals, Stravinsky from the LSO Chamber Ensemble, a Verdi rarity from La Scala, and a centenary documentary on the great Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson.
Dohnányi from the Nash Ensemble, Charpentier from Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen, Handel (and possibly others!) from The Brook Street Band, and jazz standards from Thomas Quasthoff.
Elgar from Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Das Rheingold from Sir Mark Elder and The Hallé, La clemenza di Tito from last summer’s Glyndebourne Festival, and a dream-inspired recital from Stephen Hough.
New recordings from artists including Jakub Hrůša, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Jacques Imbrailo & Alasdair Hogarth, plus a ravishing Rameau rarity from György Vashegyi.
Schubert from Isabelle Faust and friends, Wolf-Ferrari from Vasily Petrenko, and Vaughan Williams from The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge.
New recordings from artists including Ádám Fischer, Sophie Pacini, Boris Giltburg, and Fabio Bonizzoni.