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.

Vivaldi: Cello Concertos, Volume 3 – Christophe Coin, L’Onda Armonica

October 17, 2019

Cellist Christophe Coin has embarked on a project to record all of Vivaldi’s cello concertos. With this third installment (the sixty-first volume of the Naïve label’s complete Vivaldi Edition), he now has twenty cello concertos under his belt. Coin has become a noted authority on the work of the brilliant, tirelessly prolific Venetian composer, performing it with a host of ...

Chopin: Late Masterpieces – Sandro Russo

October 16, 2019

Sandro Russo delves into the world of Chopin during his later years. “Chopin – Late Masterpieces” features some of his undisputed treasures from that period. Though Chopin’s life tragically came to an end at just 39, he remained productive during his final years, and the late-period compositions featured on this album proved inspirational to many composers that came after him, ...

Miloš Karadaglić: Sound of Silence

October 15, 2019

Last time we saw the Montenegrin-born and London-based classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, his Beatles album ‘Blackbird’ had been received with unanimous acclaim, his new record was already in development, and a major international concert tour was booked. It was then that Miloš was struck by an inexplicable but devastating hand injury. Miloš travelled across Europe seeking help from experts and went ...

Music of Gustav Holst – Kansas City Symphony, Michael Stern

October 14, 2019

Reference Recordings presents Gustav Holst’s beloved works in outstanding interpretations from Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony. This hybrid SACD release was recorded in the acoustically acclaimed Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The album includes Holst’s ever-popular “astrological suite” The Planets and ballet music from his one-act opera The Perfect Fool.

New York Polyphony: Lamentationes

October 13, 2019

The Grammy-nominated vocal quartet New York Polyphony present is latest album on BIS Records. The recording features rarely heard works from late 15th-century and early 16th-century Spanish composers Francisco de Peñalosa, Pedro de Escobar, and Francisco Guerrero, including world premiere recordings of Peñalosa’s Lamentationes and movements of his Missa L’homme armé. The end of the 15th century in Spain witnessed ...

Across the Stars: Anne-Sophie Mutter Plays John Williams

October 12, 2019

Legendary film composer John Williams conducts a new album of many of his beloved movie themes in stunning new adaptations written especially for his violinist friend and collaborator Anne-Sophie Mutter. Recorded in Hollywood, “Across the Stars” features familiar themes from blockbuster films including “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter,” as never heard before. “There is only one John Williams,” says Mutter. ...

Benjamin Hochman: Mozart Piano Concertos 17 & 24

October 11, 2019

Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2011, pianist Benjamin Hochman’s eloquent and virtuosic performances blend colorful artistry with poetic interpretation, exciting audiences and critics alike. Hochman brings his new conducting skills to this release of two Mozart concertos: the joyful and lithe No. 17 in G major, and the dark and explosive No. 24 in C minor. ...

Neave Trio: Her Voice

October 10, 2019

The Neave Trio’s third album for Chandos Records, Her Voice, celebrates the trailblazing work of three distinguished female composers. One of her most prominent pieces, Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio showcases her unique harmonic language, influenced by both the French and British styles of the early 20th century, as well as by folk music. Amy Beach’s trio was composed late in ...

Danish String Quartet: Prism II

October 9, 2019

The Danish String Quartet’s Grammy-nominated Prism project links Bach fugues, late Beethoven quartets, and works by modern masters. In volume two of the series, Bach’s Fugue in B-flat minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier (in the arrangement by Viennese composer Emanuel Aloys Förster) is brought together with Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 130, and Alfred Schnittke’s String Quartet No. 3. As the ...

Pavel Kolesnikov Plays Chopin

October 7, 2019

Pavel Kolesnikov’s deep affinity with the music of Chopin is once again on display in a program of impromptus, waltzes, and mazurkas. Immaculate performances—and an intelligently planned recital, which builds towards the epic F minor Fantasy—can only enhance the listener’s appreciation of this much-loved repertoire. “Pavel Kolesnikov is an engrossing musician. He is perhaps the most introspective and meditative pianist ...

Music of Manuel de Falla – Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado

October 6, 2019

The two splendid works on this album were the result of Manuel de Falla’s encounter with the husband-and-wife team of dramatists Gregorio and María Martínez Sierra. El amor brujo (Love the Magician) takes us to the very heart of the flamenco repertory, and the brilliant pantomime El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat), whose sets and costumes were originally ...

Duo Kalysta: Origins

October 5, 2019

Duo Kalysta writes of this new release: “The title of this album, Origins, is meaningful to us on many levels. It’s our debut album, recorded in Montreal where we first met in 2012. It reflects our Canadian origins by including music by two of our favorite Canadian composers. It is inspired by the heritage of our instruments, as the traditions ...

Passions: Venezia (1600-1750) – Les Cris de Paris

October 4, 2019

Alternating between transcendental secular music and theatrical sacred music, this latest recording from Geoffroy Jourdain and Les Ris de Paris invites us to explore the many expressions of human passion. Built around several settings of the Crucifixus (including Antonio Lotti’s extraordinarily intense versions), the performers urge us to walk the Via Dolorosa to the very heart of Venetian Baroque music.

Mozart: Piano Concertos, Volume 1 – Anne-Marie McDermott

October 3, 2019

BrIdge Records launches Anne-Marie McDermott’s Mozart Piano Concerto cycle with Volume 1 of the series offering Concerto No. 6, K. 238, and Concerto No. 13, K. 415. The Odense Symphony Orchestra (Denmark) is conducted by Scott Yoo. In a career that has spanned over 25 years, McDermott has played concertos, recitals, and chamber music in hundreds of cities throughout the ...

My Time Is Now: Inspirations from the Gershwins – Haerim Elizabeth Lee, Alex Brown

October 2, 2019

My Time is Now features the first ever recording of George Gershwin’s personal Steinway piano from his New York City apartment since it was recently restored. Inspired by Gershwin’s quote, “My people are American, my time is today. Music must repeat the thought and aspirations of the times,” violinist Haerim Elizabeth Lee and pianist Alex Brown celebrate his music with new ...

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 71 & 74 – London Haydn Quartet

October 1, 2019

The London Haydn Quartet continues its critically acclaimed series celebrating their namesake, which the Guardian raves has, ”too many pleasures to enumerate.” Haydn wrote his six ”Apponyi” quartets in 1793 for performance during his second London visit the following year. This is a world in which the members of the London Haydn Quartet are very much at home, and they ...

Catharinus Elling: Works for Piano – Rune Alver

September 30, 2019

The Norwegian composer Catharinus Elling (1858-1942), who was championed by Edvard Grieg, left a large and interesting body of music for the piano. The music has never previously been recorded. Now, we can get a look into his musical world with this new recording by Norwegian pianist Rune Alver. The album offers a wide variety of pieces, from Elling’s earliest ...

The Raritan Players: Sisters, Face to Face

September 29, 2019

This new album from the Raritan Players tells the story of how women of the 18th century shaped the legacy of the Bach family through their use of the harpsichord and fortepiano, the precursors to the modern piano. Previously, musicians have been taught that the fortepiano replaced the harpsichord suddenly and completely around 1780. But researcher Dr. Rebecca Cypess of ...

Schumann: Symphonies Nos 2 & 4 – London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

September 28, 2019

Following the success of his Mendelssohn cycle with the London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner turns to the music of Robert Schumann, launching an exploration of his symphonic works that begins with the Second and Fourth symphonies and a rare glimpse of his only opera. Gardiner says, “Every opportunity to perform the Schumann symphonies is an opportunity to marvel ...

Tessa Lark: Fantasy

September 27, 2019

American violinist Tessa Lark has chosen a selection of some of her most cherished fantasies and rhapsodies for violin for her debut solo album “Fantasy.” Conjuring up a world of make believe and freedom, the musical form of fantasy has been with us for centuries, way before the earliest work in Lark’s recital, although she brings us right up-to-date with ...

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