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.

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Vivaldi: Violin Concertos, Intorno a Pisendel – Julien Chauvin, Le Concert de la Loge

September 30, 2022

Julien Chauvin and his Concert de la Loge return to Naïve Classics’ Vivaldi Edition with a volume of violin concertos linked to Johann Georg Pisendel, a major musical figure in the court of Dresden in the 18th century. Vivaldi was introduced to Pisendel circa 1716 when the Crown Prince of Saxony traveled to Venice accompanied by musicians from the Dresden ...

Fábio Brum: Alchemy – New Music for Trumpet & Orchestra

September 29, 2022

Like alchemists of old, attempting to recombine the four elements, here Fábio Brum presents four distinct musical languages in a program forged during lockdown. Gabriele Roberto’s Tokyo Suite charts the astonishment of a traveler dazzled by the vast megapolis, whereas Dimitri Cervo’s Brazilian Four Seasons offers a colorful, energetic panorama of the natural and human worlds. Brum’s very personal musical ...

Bach: Italian Concerto, French Overture – Mahan Esfahani

September 28, 2022

Mahan Esfahani releases the next installment in his Bach series. With couplings including a compelling rendition of the Capriccio “on the departure of his beloved brother” and performances offering a rare blend of interpretative exuberance and scholarly insight, harpsichord playing really doesn’t get any more exciting than this. Esfahani again highlights the radicalism, virtuosity—and sheer joyousness—of the works recorded here, ...

Christopher Tin: The Lost Birds – Voces8, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

September 27, 2022

The Lost Birds is Christopher Tin’s soaring elegy for the loss of bird species due to human activity. The album is a memorial for their loss and a celebration of their beauty–as symbols of hope, peace, and renewal. “To put their story into words, I turned to four 19th-century poets–Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Sara Teasdale,” ...

Esther Birringer: Debussy

September 26, 2022

For her second solo recital album for Rubicon, Esther Birringer turns to Claude Debussy with a recital that includes both books of his Images. Composed in 1901-05 (Book 1) and 1907 (Book 2), the composer was very pleased with the music. He wrote about the first set, “Without false pride, I feel that these three pieces hold together well, and ...

Mendelssohn: Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante

September 23, 2022

Naïve Classics presents the latest from violinist Fabio Biondi and his early music ensemble Europa Galante. This new album of early works by Felix Mendelssohn, all written when the composer was between the ages of eleven and eighteen, showcases the influence his predecessors in the German tradition had on his compositional style. The album also offers an opportunity to discover ...

Barokkbandið Brák: Two Sides

September 22, 2022

Two Sides is the debut double album from period-instrument ensemble Barokkbandið Brák, one of Iceland’s best-known chamber groups. Founded in 2015 and led by renowned violinist Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir, the ensemble has made its name not only for excellence in the interpretation of Renaissance and Baroque music but also as a commissioner of new music for period instruments. Reflecting this two-sided ...

Mozart y Mambo: Cuban Dances – Sarah Willis

September 21, 2022

Following the phenomenal success of the first Mozart y Mambo album, Sarah Willis returns to Cuba not only to record two more Mozart horn concertos but also to create a landmark original work that takes its place in Cuban music history. In Mozart y Mambo: Cuban Dances, Willis has commissioned the very first Cuban horn concerto – calling on six ...

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 – London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

September 20, 2022

Sir Simon Rattle loves Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony, and on this new recording from LSO Live, he conducts the work in all its splendor. Rattle is aware, too, that Bruckner’s inspiration burned so brightly that he ended up with more ideas than he could actually use. “There is much wonderful music which remains almost entirely unplayed,” he says. On this album, ...

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 42, 77, 103 – Takács Quartet

September 19, 2022

Combining an international career with their longstanding appointments as Artists in Residence at the University of Colorado Boulder, the members of the Takács Quartet perform throughout Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australasia, and are Associate Artists at London’s Wigmore Hall. For Hyperion, the ensemble continues its survey of Haydn’s string quartets. Regarding a previous release, BBC Record Review said, ...

Evgeny Kissin: The Salzburg Recital

September 16, 2022

In August 2021, as the Salzburg Festival made a return to full capacity, Evgeny Kissin drew a sell-out crowd to the city’s Grosses Festspielhaus. He treated his audience to a strikingly original program of works by Alban Berg, Frédéric Chopin, George Gershwin and, to the surprise of some, Tikhon Khrennikov. A generous selection of encores featured one of Kissin’s own ...

Rachel Barton Pine: Violin Concertos by Black Composers Through the Centuries

September 15, 2022

Chicago-based violinist Rachel Barton Pine plays American composer Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Jonathon Heyward, on her new Cedille Records album, Violin Concertos by Black Composers Through the Centuries. The new release marks the 25th anniversary of Pine’s pioneering 1997 Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19th Centuries ...

Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Song

September 14, 2022

The celebrated cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has a new solo album which reveals more about the star and what inspires him than ever before. Entitled Song (referring to the unique singing tone of the cello), this is his most personal album yet, presenting a musical portrait of the gifted musician. Stretching from Bach to Bacharach, Song sees Kanneh-Mason present an extraordinary ...

Yuja Wang, Andreas Ottensamer, Gautier Capuçon: Rachmaninoff & Brahms

September 13, 2022

Pianist Yuja Wang, clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer, and cellist Gautier Capuçon have earned a reputation as a “super-trio,” giving performances worldwide that reveal the instinctive, almost telepathic bond of musical communication that exists between the three players. Their first album for Deutsche Grammophon documents that extraordinary rapport. Capturing the energy and intensity of sessions held at the Konzerthaus Dortmund in 2021, the ...

Vivaldi: Il Mondo al rovescio – Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer

September 12, 2022

A world turned upside down. Vivaldi’s concertos for multiple instruments are true precursors of the symphony in their amplitude and audacity. In these pieces, the “Red Priest,” a creator of boundless imagination, amused himself by devising literally unheard-of combinations of timbres. In the famous concerto Il Mondo al rovescio (The world upside down), he includes flutes, oboes, and harpsichord to double ...

Serenata: Brazilian Music for Chamber Orchestra – English Chamber Orchestra

September 9, 2022

Brazilian composers in the 19th century often sought state scholarships to enable them to study in Europe where they were influenced by the German, Italian, and French compositional schools. They also became involved in the vogue for writing suites based on ancient dances, such as Alberto Nepomuceno’s delightful Ancient Suite, premiered at Edvard Grieg’s home, or Francisco Braga’s Madrigal-Pavana which ...

Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Volumes 2 & 3 – Orli Shaham

September 8, 2022

The internationally-renowned concert pianist Orli Shaham is deep into a multi-year endeavor of recording all of Mozart’s piano sonatas. In this two-CD set, she performs the ever-popular Sonata K. 331, including the Rondo Alla Turca; one of the most technically demanding piano works by Mozart – the Sonata in D major, K. 576; and the Sonata in A minor, K. ...

Summer Night Concert 2022 – Vienna Philharmonic, Andris Nelsons

September 6, 2022

The Summer Night Concert is an annual open-air event which has been held since 2008. The park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna is the magical setting for the concert. For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic, the concert was able to take place again with a full audience. The Vienna Philharmonic devoted this year’s program to the theme of ...

Alison Balsom: Quiet City

September 5, 2022

Alison Balsom says, “The concept of this project began decades ago, when I decided that Copland’s Quiet City was a work that everyone needed to hear – especially so as Copland reveals the scene so brilliantly via the solo trumpet and English horn. There is a true melancholy in this work that only a certain type of trumpet playing can ...

The Gesualdo Six: Lux Aeterna

September 2, 2022

“A sequence for the souls of the departed, to be heard by those who remember them” is how director Owain Park characterizes this latest release from The Gesualdo Six. Lux aeterna is a poignant reflection on the perennial themes of sorrow and consolation, given eloquent expression in the works of fourteen composers from the sixteenth century and the present day. Stylistic ...

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