Classical New Releases

Curating the best new classical recordings

There’s always wonderful music to discover, from instrumental to vocal music, new recordings of old favorites, or albums featuring cutting-edge contemporary works. Discover more about each selection below.

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Leann Osterkamp: Complete Piano Music of Bernstein

September 19, 2017

Leonard Bernstein’s works for piano are all collected here, including previously unpublished and unrecorded pieces. Featuring many miniatures written as tributes, gifts and memorials to friends and family, these works range across Bernstein’s composing career and reflect his unique musical style and character.

Pierre Genisson: How I Met Mozart

September 18, 2017

Clarinetist Pierre Génisson and Quartet 212, made up of musicians from the Metropolitan Opera, gather around the quintets of Mozart and Weber. These radiant scores, where the warm and voluptuous timbre of the clarinet contrasts the brightness of the strings, frame their passionate dialogue in a sophisticated blend.

Semyon Bychkov: Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony

September 17, 2017

Russian conductor Semyon Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic's recording of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony is released as Volume 2 in The Tchaikovsky Project, their recording cycle on Decca Classics that will encompass the composer's complete symphonies and piano concertos, as well as selected orchestral works.

Joanne Polk: Gershwin & Wild

September 15, 2017

Joanne Polk turns her attention to an important early 20th-century composer and pianist, Earl Wild. In addition to a busy career as a solo and orchestra pianist, Wild was also a composer and arranger, known in particular for his transcriptions of the music of George Gershwin. Polk's new album features many of these transcriptions as well as an original Wild composition.

Dvorak: Stabat Mater

September 14, 2017

Following his recent return as music director, Jiří Bělohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra present a new recording of Dvořák's Stabat Mater. Praised by the Guardian for their unbounded lyricism and Czech melancholy as well as authenticity that only this orchestra can bring, Bělohlávek and the CPO are joined by four leading soloists.

Christopher Herrick: World Tour

September 13, 2017

This anthology features one track from each of the fourteen volumes of Hyperion's complete Organ Fireworks series. It takes the listener on a spectacular world tour of the organs and repertoire championed by Christopher Herrick over the decades. Released in honor of his 75th birthday, this is a must for anyone yet to encounter these life-affirming performances.

Tanya Gabrielian: Remix – Bach Transcriptions

September 12, 2017

Tanya Gabrielian's album "Remix" features piano transcriptions of Bach’s solo cello and violin music. Reusing repertoire was standard practice for composers of the era, and Bach was a prolific arranger of his own works. Bach's music transcends the constraints of instrumentation and continues to serve as inspiration for countless composers and musicians to come.

Isabel Leonard & Sharon Isbin: Alma Espanola

September 11, 2017

"Alma Española" presents Grammy Award-winning artists Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin in an all-Spanish recording for voice and guitar, including twelve arrangements by Ms. Isbin in their premiere recordings.

Boris Giltburg Plays Rachmaninoff

September 9, 2017

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is one of the most passionate and beloved concertos in the repertoire, its lyricism and virtuosity charting a trajectory from darkness through idyll to dazzling triumph. The Études-tableaux, Op 33, are richly characterized musical evocations, expressive and often explosive, that reflect a more angular, modern aspect.

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