Latest News: Classical, New Release Round-up
An 'anatomy of melancholy' from Jean Rondeau, Beethoven from Chinese pianist Niu Niu, Mozart wind serenades from the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and Brahms from Julian Bliss and James Baillieu.
Zemlinsky and Schreker from Vasily Petrenko in Liverpool, Festmusik from Onyx Brass and John Wilson, Ysaÿe from James Ehnes, and Miloš Karadaglić in new guitar concertos by Joby Talbot and Howard Shore.
Winterreise from Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, an homage to Humperdinck on Deutsche Grammophon, Mahler's Resurrection Symphony from Ádám Fischer, and Charles Avison's Scarlatti-inspired concerti grossi on Glossa.
Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder from Matthias Goerne and Seong-Jin Cho, Freddie de Tommaso's debut album Passione, Patricia Kopatchinskaja in Pierrot Lunaire, and Vivaldi bassoon concertos from Sergio Azzolini.
Bach from Augustin Hadelich, Beethoven from Teodor Currentzis, Mozart from Albrecht Mayer, and an homage to the Rameau family from Justin Taylor.
Bach transcriptions from Francesco Piemontesi, Hindemith from Les Vents Français, Byrd from Fretwork and Alamire, and an impressive debut disc from Franco-Armenian mezzo Varduhi Abrahamyan.
A brief round-up of recent releases focusing on Passiontide and Easter.
Beethoven, Wagner and Verdi from Lise Davidsen, Bach from Phantasm and Collegium Vocale Gent, and Gounod's Faust from Covent Garden, starring Michael Fabiano and Erwin Schrott.
Rachmaninov from Rattle and the LSO, English song from alumni of King's College Cambridge, Rameau from György Vashegyi, and a Proustian recital from Théotime Langlois de Swarte and Tanguy de Williencourt.
Ives symphonies from Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the world premiere recording of Ludomir Różycki's 1944 Violin Concerto, and Strauss, Berg and Zemlinsky from Sandrine Piau.
Elgar from Renaud Capuçon, French piano duets from Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne, a Parisian album from Hilary Hahn, and the world premiere recording of Chaya Czernowin’s opera Heart Chamber.
Piazzolla from Lucienne Renaudin Vary, Bartók from Thomas Dausgaard, Brahms from Antoine Tamestit and Cédric Tiberghien, and French theatre music from Neeme Järvi.
Liszt from Benjamin Grosvenor, Beethoven from Freiburg, Bach from Francesco Corti and Il Pomo d’Oro, and an homage to Piazzolla from Ksenija Sidorova.
Italian baroque music from La Serenissima, new works by Raymond Yiu, Bright Sheng and Martin Suckling, and a rare outing for Luigi Rossi's extravagant 1647 opera L'Orfeo.
Weinberg from Gidon Kremer, Schnittke from Daniel Hope, Janáček from Lars Vogt, and Gesualdo from Les Arts Florissants.
Rachmaninov from Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Winterreise from Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside, Bach from Piotr Anderszewski, and reflections on mortality from Stephen Hough.
Haydn from Il Giardino Armonico, Salieri from Les Talens Lyriques, Prokofiev from Nicholas Angelich, and Romberg from Chouchane Siranossian.
Plaisirs illuminés from Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern, Behzod Abduraimov's debut recital on Alpha, Telemann from Holland Baroque, and Nathalie Stutzmann in baroque opera arias with Orfeo 55.
Highlights amongst recent and forthcoming vinyl releases include Itzhak Perlman's mid-1980s recordings of solo Bach, Anna Clyne's Mythologies, and Mariss Jansons's final concert from Carnegie Hall.
Machaut from the Orlando Consort, Reicha from Ivan Ilić, Weinberg from the Arcadia Quartet, and an engaging debut album from baritone James Newby.