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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Canadian Brass: Canadiana

November 26, 2021

The new recording by the Canadian Brass – the most celebrated and enduring brass quintet in history – is the iconic ensemble’s first ever all-Canadian album. The album celebrates the popular Canadian artists that the group loves to listen to and has impressed them through their career. Canadiana includes songs by Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Drake, H.E.R., Shawn Mendes, Rush, Bruce ...

Lara Downes: Migration Music

November 25, 2021

Pianist and curator Lara Downes continues her transformative Rising Sun Music series of monthly digital EPs with Migration Music, a three-part focus on music commemorating the Great Migration—the exodus of Black Americans out of the rural South during the first part of the 20 th century. Downes says, “From about 1915 to 1970, there was a great migration of more ...

Music of Camille Saint-Saëns – Jinjoo Cho, Appassionato, Mathieu Herzog

November 24, 2021

Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Havanaise, Violin Concerto No. 3, and Romance: these pieces composed between 1859 and 1887 are among the most celebrated works by Camille Saint-Saëns. They are also signature pieces of violinist Jinjoo Cho, first prize winner of the 2014 Indianapolis International Violin Competition. “In a way there is a sense of personal nostalgia that I associate with ...

Chopin: Complete Nocturnes – Stephen Hough

November 23, 2021

Across Great Britain and Europe in the first half of the nineteenth century, the title “nocturne” was most commonly attached to a kind of vocal piece, most often a duet, performed among family or friends to enliven an evening gathering (hence the name). When the title appeared on works for solo piano (John Field, an Irish composer resident in Russia, ...

Price: Symphony No. 3, The Mississippi River, Ethiopia’s Shadow in America

November 22, 2021

Florence Price was one of the most versatile and accomplished American musicians of her generation whose unstoppable creativity and earliest successes were set against the backdrop of 1930s economic depression. The Third Symphony expresses aspects of Price’s cultural heritage in a symphonic framework. The world premiere recording of Ethiopia’s Shadow in America traces the American experience of enslaved Africans, while ...

Mozart: Wind Concertos – London Symphony Orchestra

November 19, 2021

Principal players of the London Symphony Orchestra display their virtuosic talents on this album of concertos for wind instruments by Mozart, recorded in concert with conductor Jaime Martín. Three of Mozart’s wind concertos are included: the Oboe Concerto, K. 314, with soloist Olivier Stankiewicz; the Clarinet Concerto, K. 622, performed by former LSO Principal Andrew Marriner; and the Horn Concerto ...

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra: Concerti all’arrabbiata

November 18, 2021

Seventeenth-century Italy not only consumed great quantities of chili peppers, it was also the birthplace of virtuoso, explosive music. The concertos of Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Antonio Vivaldi, and Francesco Geminiani, with their furiously buzzing strings and fleet woodwinds, are perfect examples. These works inspired their musical neighbors in Germany, including Georg Philipp Telemann, who penned a concerto for two intrepid ...

Here With You – Anthony McGill, Gloria Chien

November 17, 2021

Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, and pianist Gloria Chien, a frequent performer with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, make their commercial recording debut as a duo on Here with You. The album holds early and late German Romantic masterworks they’ve treasured throughout their 15 years of musical collaboration. Johannes Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata No. 1 ...

Gretchaninov: All-Night Vigil – Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava

November 16, 2021

The award-winning Latvian Radio Choir conducted by Sigvards Klava turns its attention to the music of Alexander Grechaninov, one of the masters of Russian sacred music. His All-Night Vigil is a fitting continuation to the choir’s albums of sacred music by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. Together with the two latter names, Grechaninov’s All-Night Vigil, completed in 1912, belongs to the central ...

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason: Muse

November 15, 2021

Sheku and Isata, the charismatic siblings from the talented Kanneh-Mason family, release their first duo album, Muse – a selection of music for piano and cello composed by Samuel Barber and Sergei Rachmaninoff. The recording on Decca Classics captures the siblings’ musicality and refined skill from years of performing together – both at home and in recitals worldwide. The Rachmaninoff and Barber cello sonatas ...

Renaud Capuçon: Un violon à Paris

November 12, 2021

This album of popular short pieces provides a memento of the first French lockdown in 2020: Renaud Capuçon and pianist Guillaume Bellom performed on social media each day, raising the spirits of their fans. The collection includes music by Enrico Morricone, Charlie Chaplin, Carlos Gardel, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johannes Brahms, and more.

Monteverdi: Daylight – Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini

November 11, 2021

Rinaldo Alessandrini and his ensemble Concerto Italiano’s new album Monteverdi: Daylight follows their Night, released in 2017 on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In his continuing pursuit of a complete recorded Monteverdi edition, the Italian harpsichordist and conductor has devised a supporting structure and dramaturgical framework for the daylight-themed program, bringing together madrigals, opera arias, and ...

Brahms & MacMillan – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

November 10, 2021

Reference Recordings presents the Symphony No. 4 of Johannes Brahms and James MacMillan’s Larghetto for Orchestra in exceptional performances from Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. These works were recorded live in Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall. Honeck gives insight into his interpretation as well as the history and musical structure of Brahms’ final and beloved tragic symphony. James MacMillan is the ...

Berlin Academy of American Music: Transatlantic

November 9, 2021

The Berlin Academy of American Music is a chamber orchestra made up of world-class musicians sharing a common focus to perform and promote the greatest works of American and American immigrant composers. Formed during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the orchestra recorded its debut album Transatlantic in Berlin’s legendary Teldex Studios. The orchestra is the creation of its founder ...

Bach: The Art of Life – Daniil Trifonov

November 8, 2021

Centered around Johann Sebastian Bach’s late masterpiece The Art of Fugue, this new double album reflects pianist Daniil Trifonov’s insight into the family life and music-making of one of the greatest composers of all time. Works by four of Johann Sebastian’s sons as well as two pieces known to have been Bach family favorites are also included in a program taking in ...

Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartets – Takács Quartet

November 5, 2021

Felix Mendelssohn’s impassioned F minor quartet was the fiercely personal response to his sister’s death in 1847, only a few months before his own. The Takács Quartet frames it with equally committed accounts of a much earlier work and Fanny Mendelssohn’s own important contribution to the genre.

Liszt: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses – Jenny Lin, Adam Tendler

October 18, 2021

Performed here by pianists Jenny Lin and Adam Tendler, Franz Liszt’s rarely heard Harmonies poétiques et religieuses is one of his most personal and confessional piano cycles. Lin and Tendler alternate movements of this monumental work. “Few performers are willing to take on not only its daunting scale but also its grueling restraint – a cohesion held together in a ...

Delphine Constantin-Reznik: Music of Anton Edvard Pratté

October 15, 2021

When Delphine Constantin-Reznik took up the post as harpist in Sweden’s Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, she came across the name Anton Pratté, well-known in his lifetime as a harpist and composer. Her research into this forgotten master has now resulted in the very first recording of any of his numerous compositions for the harp. Anton Edvard Pratté was born in Bohemia. ...

Beethoven: Complete String Quartets, Volume 2 – Dover Quartet

October 14, 2021

The Dover Quartet, “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker), unveils the second installment in its critically acclaimed Beethoven quartet cycle on Cedille Records. The three-album set of the “Middle Quartets” includes the three Op. 59 “Razumovsky” Quartets, infused with Russian folk tunes; the graceful “Harp,” Op. 74, named for its plucked string figures; and the ...

Americascapes – Basque National Orchestra, Robert Trevino

October 13, 2021

All four American composers on this new album wrote music that was known, played, and esteemed during their lifetimes, but none of them ever had a huge “hit” and so the pieces here are likely familiar only to musical scholars. Yet, while it is uncommon enough to find Charles Martin Loeffler, Henry Cowell, Carl Ruggles, and Howard Hanson sharing the ...

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