New Releases with Lisa Flynn

Lisa Flynn

Host Lisa Flynn curates the best new classical recordings to share with you each day of the week at 10:00 am. There’s always wonderful music discover on New Releases, from instrumental to vocal music, new recordings of old favorites, or albums featuring cutting-edge contemporary works. Discover more about each of Lisa’s daily selections below. Share how you feel about the new release of the day by commenting.
 

Dover Quartet: Voices of Defiance

October 22, 2017

Szymon Laks: String Quartet No 3 Dover String Quartet “The young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker) delivers an original, deeply felt program of three European composers’ distinctive responses to the destruction and despair of World War II. Czech composer Viktor Ullmann’s powerful String Quartet No 3, written in the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943, draws inspiration ...

Euclid Quartets: American Quartets

October 21, 2017

Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F major, Op 96, American Euclid Quartet Praised for their “knockout performance” by The Los Angeles Times, the Euclid Quartet has been recognized as one of the finest American quartets of its generation, known for dynamic performances filled with personality and vibrant color. Its diverse members hail originally from the United States, England, China ...

Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony & Carnival of the Animals

October 20, 2017

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals (24:08) Martha Argerich & Antonio Pappano, pianos; Soloists of the Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Saint-Saëns briefly paused work on his Third Symphony for a holiday in Austria, during which the whimsy of his Carnival of the Animals was born. Yet these two works – from the very same year of the composer’s life – could ...

Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque: Grandissima Gravita

October 19, 2017

Vivaldi: Violin Sonata in A major, Op 2 No 2 (6:18) Rachel Podger, violin; Brecon Baroque Rachel Podger, called “the queen of the Baroque violin” by the Sunday Times, has established herself as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical music periods. She is the founder and artistic director of the Brecon Baroque Festival and her ensemble Brecon Baroque. Their ...

Leif Ove Andsnes: Sibelius

October 18, 2017

Sibelius: Impromptu in B minor, Op 5/5 (3:50); Romance in D-flat major, Op 24/9 (3:52); Valse triste, Op 44/1 (5:05) Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Sibelius’ solo piano music – too long in the shadow of his symphonic writings – is the focus of Leif Ove Andsnes’ new recording. The album gathers together some of the Finnish composer’s lesser-known gems that ...

Daniil Trifonov: Chopin Evocations

October 17, 2017

Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, Op 21 (34:51) Daniil Trifonov, piano; Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Mikhail Pletnev Pianist Daniil Trifonov’s latest album captures the magic of Chopin’s music and traces its influence through the works of five other composers. On this double-disc set, Trifonov performs Chopin’s two piano concertos and a selection of some of his earliest ...

Eden Stell Guitar Duo: Mompou’s Cançons i Danses

October 16, 2017

Mompou: Cançons i Danses Nos 1-3 (10:44) Eden Stell Guitar Duo Mark Eden of the Eden Stell Guitar Duo writes: “Federico Mompou’s affinity for folkloric music demonstrates his love for an art with no artifice – one that can only be described as genuine, natural, sincere, and authentic.” Mompou wrote fifteen Cançons i Danses between 1921 and 1978, all for ...

Cliburn Gold 2017: Yekwon Sunwoo

October 15, 2017

Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No 2 in B-flat minor, Op 36 (19:53) Yekwon Sunwoo, piano On June 10, 2017, the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition crowned its gold medalist in Fort Worth, Texas: Yekwon Sunwoo of South Korea. Established in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is often recognized as “the most prestigious classical music contest in the ...

Juan Diego Florez: Mozart Arias

October 14, 2017

Mozart: Don Giovanni: Il mio tesoro intanto (4:14); Dalla sua pace (4:20) Juan Diego Flórez, tenor; Orchestra La Scintilla / Riccardo Minasi Acclaimed across the globe for the beauty of his voice and the emotional power of his performances, Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez has in his career so far focused almost exclusively on the masterpieces of the bel canto ...

Sit Fast: Seven Tears Upon Silence

October 12, 2017

Dowland: Lachrimae Antiquae (5:39); Lachrimae Antiquae Novae (5:50) Sit Fast Viol Consort When John Dowland composed the pieces that form the famous Lachrimae, or Seven Teares, he gave the instrumental repertoire one of its first masterpieces. The Sit Fast consort, lead by Atsushi Sakaï, presents a new reading of those timeless pages. Who says the viol should be earmarked for ...

Angela Hewitt: Scarlatti Keyboard Sonatas

October 11, 2017

Scarlatti: Sonata in G minor, K 426 (7:09); Sonata in G major, K 547 (4:16) Angela Hewitt, piano After the success of Angela Hewitt’s first album of Scarlatti sonatas, she has released a second on the Hyperion label. As Hewitt herself writes: “The first recording was such a great experience that, inevitably, I couldn’t stop there. Not with another 540 ...

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet: Mozart Piano Concertos

October 10, 2017

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 19 in F major, K 459 (25:50) Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano; Manchester Camerata / Gábor Takács-Nagy The effervescent and communicative energy of pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy is encapsulated again in this second volume of their series devoted to Mozart’s piano concertos. The two concertos presented here are among the six that Mozart composed in ...

Music of Nimrod Borenstein

October 9, 2017

Borenstein: If You Will It, It Is No Dream (8:39) Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy The legendary conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and the promising young violinist Irmina Trynkos, presents the premiere recording of three works by Nimrod Borenstein. The past few years have seen a number of Borenstein’s compositions presented at prestigious venues in London, ...

Choir of Clare College: Reformation, 1517-2017

October 8, 2017

Brahms: Warum ist das Licht gegeben?, Op 74 No 1 (10:31) Choir of Clare College, Cambridge / Graham Ross In 1517, indignant at the mercenary abuses of the Church and convinced that a public debate was needed to restore faith in the founding texts of the Bible, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door of Wittenberg Castle. ...

George Li: Live at the Mariinsky

October 6, 2017

Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op 42 (17:54) George Li, piano Pianist George Li celebrates his newly-signed exclusive Warner Classics contract with his recording debut, the solo recital ‘Live at the Mariinsky.’ The young American, winner of the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2015, offers an enthralling program of Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and ...

Takacs Quartet: Dvorak Chamber Works

October 5, 2017

Dvořák: String Quintet in E-flat major, Op 97, American (32:57) Takács Quartet; Lawrence Power, viola Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. A new release from the Takács Quartet is guaranteed to be ...

Ivan Ilic: Reicha Rediscovered

October 4, 2017

Reicha: Sonata in F major “on a Theme of Mozart” (19:01) Ivan Ilić, piano Pianist Ivan Ilić has signed a new multi-album recording contract with Chandos Records. His first project on the label is a series devoted to the solo piano works of the Czech composer Antoine Reicha (1770-1836), a contemporary and lifelong friend of Beethoven. Although best known for ...

Steven Osborne Plays Debussy

October 3, 2017

Debussy: Images, Book I (14:44) Steven Osborne, piano Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most highly regarded pianists. His awards and prizes have included Gramophone Awards in 2009 and 2013, three German Schallplattenpreise, and the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013. Osborne’s unerring command of the elusive ambiguities of Debussy’s piano-writing has already been amply confirmed by ...

Danish String Quartet: Last Leaf

October 2, 2017

Traditional, Faroese: Stædelil (2:44) Sjölin: Naja’s Waltz (3:19) Traditional, Shetland Islands: Unst Boat Song (4:46) Danish String Quartet Widely recognized as one of today’s most exciting chamber groups, the Danish String Quartet not only brings new insights to contemporary composition and core classical repertoire. The group also explores folk music, beguiling listeners with these sounds on record and in concert. ...

Richard Narroway: Bach’s Six Cello Suites

October 1, 2017

Bach: Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (19:16) Richard Narroway, cello Recognized for his stylistic versatility and wide-ranging musical interests, Australian cellist Richard Narroway has proven himself to be equally at home with repertoire both new and old. For his debut recording, he journeys through the six cello suites of Bach. Narroway says, “There is something truly ...