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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The String Queens: Rise

November 28, 2022

Praised for its authentic, soulful, and orchestral sound, The String Queens (TSQ) is a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences. With an array of repertoire spanning from the Baroque era to the Jazz Age to today’s Billboard Hot 100 Chart, TSQ performs versatile programs that take listeners on a rousing musical journey through time and ...

Alexandre Tharaud: Cinema

November 25, 2022

Alexandre Tharaud’s relationship with film music runs deep – it also ranges wide. On his double album, Cinema, the French pianist delves into 50 celebrated film scores by composers from 19 countries. Among them are Michel Legrand, John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Francis Lai, Marvin Hamlisch, Nino Rota, and Philip Glass. As Tharaud says: “This album pays tribute to them with ...

Beethoven, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos – Vilde Frang

November 24, 2022

“The Beethoven concerto is a piece of overwhelming power,” says violinist Vilde Frang. “It is somehow more than music – the dimension of it feels almost cosmic. The force of this concerto takes me by surprise, over and over again.” Frang juxtaposes Beethoven’s epic, lyrical work with Stravinsky’s compact violin concerto, which pays spiky tribute to 18th century models. The ...

Santiago Cañón-Valencia: Ascenso

November 23, 2022

“Ascenso is a collection of works that have, in one way or another, a direct connection to myself. I wanted to present an album that was a representation of my current self, not just as a cellist, but as an artist. My idea is that this is not a cellist’s recording, or an album centered around the instrument, but rather ...

Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 537, 568, 664 – Paul Lewis

November 22, 2022

After a brilliant Beethoven cycle and forays into Haydn and Brahms, Paul Lewis returns to complete his exploration of Schubert’s sonatas, which began with his first recording for Harmonia Mundi in 2001. The new recording features three early masterpieces. The Sonatas D. 537 and D. 568 display the daring and freshness of their youthful creator, while with D. 664, Schubert ...

Ravel: Orchestral Music, Volume 2 – Basque National Orchestra, Robert Trevino

November 21, 2022

Robert Trevino’s first album together the Basque National Orchestra featuring orchestral works by the great French-Basque composer Maurice Ravel received an excellent response. The program in this second volume is perhaps more “French” in nature, but the Basque orchestra is giving dazzling performances of these works by their own national composer. While the first album was focused on some of ...

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas – Midori, Jean-Yves Thibaudet

November 18, 2022

Though Midori and Jean-Yves Thibaudet have long been friends, they had never collaborated with one another until the 2018–19 season, when they toured a recital program of violin sonatas. The result was a consistent success, and they quickly got to work planning a recording of Beethoven’s violin sonatas. Over ten sonatas, spanning fifteen years of Beethoven’s life, this recording sees the longtime ...

Hans Rott: Symphony No. 1 – Bamberg Symphony, Jakub Hrůša

November 17, 2022

Fortune dealt Hans Rott a cruel hand. The Austrian composer, born in Vienna in 1858, struggled as a freelance musician and died at the age of twenty-five soon after succumbing to mental illness. Rott’s name lives on thanks to his Symphony No. 1 in E major and receives top billing in a new recording by the Bamberg Symphony and its Chief ...

Music of Charlotte Sohy

November 16, 2022

La Boîte à Pépites (The Jewel Box) is a new classical record label dedicated to releasing music by women composers. Founded by cellist Héloïse Luzzati, the label has ambitious plans to discover and record works by women composers that have rarely, if ever, been heard before or were lost over the decades. The label launches with a boxset of the ...

Schumann: The Symphonies – Berlin Staatskapelle, Daniel Barenboim

November 15, 2022

Deutsche Grammophon honors the supreme artistry of Daniel Barenboim on his 80th birthday. The great pianist and conductor’s remarkable legacy of recordings for the label remains the focus of a major campaign comprising three albums, two DG Stage concerts, and a series of e-video releases. The first release holds his latest readings of Schumann’s four symphonies, recorded live with the ...

Carl Friedrich Abel: Cello Concertos – Bruno Delepelaire, Berlin Baroque Soloists

November 14, 2022

It is a constant source of amazement that to this very day, musical gems even by famous composers often fail to receive the exposure they deserve or have even – despite modern digital access – been unjustly consigned to oblivion. The four works by Carl Friedrich Abel presented here are just such treasures, and two of them – the Sinfonie ...

Florence Price: Songs of the Oak, Concert Overtures – Württemberg Philharmonic, John Jeter

November 11, 2022

The rediscovery of Florence Price’s music has revealed one of the most significant bodies of work by an African American composer in the 20th century. The variety of genres represented on this release place Price’s immense artistic imagination on full display. The two Concert Overtures explore her engagement with spirituals, both episodically and coloristically, in music that embraces the somber, ...

Guitarra a Seis: Works for Guitar Sextet

November 10, 2022

With specially made instruments and a range that can emulate that of a whole orchestra, the acclaimed Guitarra a Seis bring us a colorful program that includes works written specially for the ensemble. Opening with a real feast for the ears in Bach’s lively Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, we further encounter the magical moods of Ravel’s Ma mere l’Oye, a ...

Sarah Cahill: The Future is Female, Volume 2 (The Dance)

November 9, 2022

Pianist Sarah Cahill, described as “a sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” by the New York Times, presents the second volume of The Future is Female. The project celebrates and highlights women composers from the 17th century to the present day. These albums encompass 30 compositions by women from around the globe and include many new ...

An Unexpected Mozart

November 8, 2022

Always curious about unjustly neglected repertoire, organist and conductor Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas introduces us here to a Mozart we have not met. Above and beyond his church sonatas, works written on commission, pieces meant to showcase a vocalist or an instrument (such as the rarely heard glass harmonica) or as a mark of friendship with another musician, this is ...

Anne Akiko Meyers: Mysterium

November 7, 2022

In violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’ latest program, Mysterium, the “musical wizard” (San Diego Union-Tribune) teams up with conductor Grant Gershon and the Los Angeles Master Chorale to present four world-premiere arrangements of popular works. The program is anchored by composer Morten Lauridsen’s choral masterpiece O Magnum Mysterium, reworked by the composer and Gershon for violin and choir, and also includes ...

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Rimsky-Korsakov: Kitezh Suite – London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda

October 26, 2022

History, heritage, and fate combine in this recording from Gianandrea Noseda and the London Symphony Orchestra, bringing together the music of Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, brimming over with drama and emotional intensity, charts a course from darkness to a final, life-affirming glimmer of optimism. Rimsky-Korsakov dug deep into Russian legends and folk tales for his opera The Legend ...

ARC Ensemble: Chamber Works of Alberto Hemsi

October 25, 2022

It is indeed ironic that composer Alberto Hemsi, who spent much of his life rescuing music that faced extinction, should have his own brilliantly original works threatened with a similar fate. As part of its mission to research and recover 20th-century music suppressed, or marginalized by repressive regimes, war, and exile, Canada’s ARC Ensemble focuses on this overlooked and prodigious ...

Doppio Espressivo: Double Concertos for Bass Instruments – Rick Stotijn

October 24, 2022

Antonio Vivaldi was one of the first composers to investigate the possibilities of concertos for two instruments, but he didn’t compose a single one for double bass. This recording rectifies Vivaldi’s omission and offers arrangements of two of his double concertos. A little more than century later, Giovanni Bottesini displayed a dazzling virtuosity in his numerous compositions that highlight the ...

Hélène de Montgeroult: Études – Clare Hammond

October 21, 2022

Hélène de Montgeroult’s life reads like a novel: showing a precocious musical ability as a child in pre-revolutionary France, she became fêted as one of the finest pianists and improvisers of her time. Imprisoned during an attempt to reach Naples at the time of the Revolution, she was able to return to France. She worked for the Institut National de ...

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