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.

Anna Shelest: Music of Anton Rubinstein

January 20, 2019

Hailed by the New York Times as a pianist of “a fiery sensibility and warm touch,” Anna Shelest is an international award-winning artist who has thrilled audiences throughout the world. A champion of lesser-known repertoire, Shelest is collaborating with the legendary conductor Neeme Järvi on a recording project of the complete works for piano and orchestra by Anton Rubinstein. The ...

Cecilia Bartoli: Vivaldi Arias

January 19, 2019

Almost 20 years after her historic Vivaldi album, Cecilia Bartoli turns to the composer once again for a new solo recording. The album is a glorious collection of Vivaldi arias, performed with the French orchestra Ensemble Matheus under Jean-Christophe Spinosi. Bartoli’s 1999 recording redefined her status as a rescuer of neglected and forgotten music, in her dual role as meticulous ...

Stile Antico: In A Strange Land

January 18, 2019

The regime of Queen Elizabeth I dealt harshly with supporters of the old Catholic religion. Torn between obedience and conscience, some of England’s most talented musicians – Peter Philips, Richard Dering and John Dowland – chose a life of exile abroad. Others chose to remain in spiritual isolation in England, comparing themselves to the exiled Israelites in Babylon. Among them ...

Music of Clarke, Bridge & Vaughan Williams – Natalie Clein, Christian Ihle Hadland

January 17, 2019

The two major offerings on this recording rank among the most personal and passionate chamber works created by their respective composers. That both were also conceived and completed while the world was at war may have contributed to their expressive character, but in markedly different ways. Cellist Natalie Clein and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland perform sonatas from the time of ...

Hee-Young Lim: French Cello Concertos

January 16, 2019

Hailed by the Washington Post as “exceptional…a deeply gifted musician, with a full, singing tone, near-flawless technique, and a natural lyricism,” Hee-Young Lim makes her superb recording debut with this exploration of French masterpieces. She relishes the contrasts of three great cello concertos – the glorious melodicism of Saint-Saëns, the dramatic, Spanish-infused rhythms of Lalo, and the jazz-inflected new world ...

Philippe Quint: Chaplin’s Smile

January 15, 2019

Multiple Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint makes his debut on Warner Classics with the release of his latest album “Chaplin’s Smile,” a collection of Charlie Chaplin songs newly arranged for violin and piano. To commemorate the 130th anniversary of Chaplin’s birth in 2019, Quint is joined by pianist Marta Aznavoorian and, on two tracks, by his friend and frequent collaborator, violinist Joshua Bell. Over more ...

Formosa Quartet: From Hungary to Taiwan

January 14, 2019

This imaginative recording project offers virtuoso treatment of folk music from Hungary and Taiwan, illuminating many aspects of the two cultures, all within beautifully rendered new classical compositions.  In addition, the recording incorporates one of the masterpieces of 20th-century string quartet music – Bartok’s incandescent String Quartet No. 4. Winners of both the First Prize and Amadeus Prize at the London International String ...

Joseph Moog: Music of Debussy and Ravel

January 13, 2019

The recipient of Gramophone magazine’s Young Artist of the Year award in 2015, Joseph Moog has established an enviable reputation as one of the most exciting virtuosos of our time. With wide-ranging repertoire that often takes him far off the beaten track, his Onyx Classics discography includes concertos by Rubinstein, Moszkowski, piano sonatas by Tchaikovsky and Scharwenka, and arrangements of ...

Bryn Terfel: Dreams and Songs

January 12, 2019

After five years, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel returns with the new studio album, “Dreams and Songs.” Acclaimed worldwide for tackling the biggest opera roles, Terfel’s new album shows his lighter side with popular concert pieces recorded in new orchestral versions of traditional Welsh songs, musical hits, and beloved encores. Among the pieces on his new album are “If I Were A ...

Rachmaninoff: The Bells – Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Mariss Jansons

January 11, 2019

Two large symphonic works by the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff can be experienced on this release by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under music director Mariss Jansons. “The Bells” is a choral symphony based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. The four movements for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra depict different kinds of bell sounds representing four ...

Brahms: Late Piano Works – Garrick Ohlsson

January 9, 2019

Garrick Ohlsson presents a recital of late piano works by Johannes Brahms, a composer with whom he has a close and lifelong association. Three sets of miniatures (Fantasias, Op. 116; Intermezzos, Op. 117; and Clavierstücke, Op. 118) come from the twilight of Brahms’s compositional life. Ohlsson provides a contrasting encore with an energetic scherzo written some forty years earlier, when ...

Gershwin Reimagined: An American in London

January 8, 2019

This album brings together artists from many different backgrounds to present the symphonic music of George Gershwin in unprecedented sonic scope. Jazz pianist Shelly Berg, conductor José Serebrier, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are joined by a group of guest artists (Monica Mancini, Arturo Sandoval, Ledisi, and Mark O’Connor) for a fresh take on familiar works by Gershwin. Notable is the choice to record ...

Images of Brazil: Francesca Anderegg & Erika Ribeiro

January 7, 2019

“Images of Brazil” showcases the breadth and variety of Brazilian music by focusing on composers who use native forms, such as the bossa nova, chôro, frevo, and samba, combined with neo-Romanticism, Modernism and jazz. It includes Camargo Guarnieri’s grandly Romantic Violin Sonata No. 4 and a violin arrangement of one of Villa-Lobos’s most colorful character pieces, alongside contemporary works. Violinist ...

David Fray: Bach Concertos for 2, 3 and 4 Pianos

January 6, 2019

“This is a musical family affair,” says David Fray of this collection of Bach’s concertos for two, three and four keyboards. Fray, like Audrey Vigoureux and Emmanuel Christien, studied with Jacques Rouvier at the Paris Conservatory. “These concertos, which take their lead from the dance, are a joy for both players and listener,” Fray continues. “As pupils of Jacques Rouvier, ...

Joyce DiDonato: Into the Fire

January 5, 2019

Recorded live at London’s celebrated Wigmore Hall, this captivating recital by Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano Quartet was conceived around Jake Heggie’s song cycle Camille Claudel: Into the Fire, a work written for DiDonato. She describes it as “one of most moving projects I’ve ever been part of.” Songs by Debussy and Strauss and a quartet movement by Guillaume Lekeu ...

Javier Perianes: Piano Music of Debussy

January 4, 2019

A century after his death in 1918, many Harmonia Mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great ‘colorist’ and father of modern music. Javier Perianes, for his part, wanted to come back to the Préludes that are so close to his heart, after an earlier album devoted to the intangible links between ...

Nemanja Radulović: Baïka

January 3, 2019

Violinist Nemanja Radulović’s latest album, Baïka, takes us on a journey through different musical regions. From the Armenia of Khachaturian we travel to Rimsky-Korsakov’s fairy-tale Arabia before reaching the shores of the Black Sea with Aleksandar Sedlar. On this new recording, the Franco-Serbian violinist is accompanied by some of his most long-standing musical friends and collaborators.

Shunske Sato: Bach Violin Concertos

December 31, 2018

Shunske Sato, one of the world’s most distinctive Baroque violinists, joins Il Pomo d’Oro – an ensemble as imaginative as he is – for Bach. Sato is positively immersed in this music: he’s the concertmaster of the Netherlands Bach Society, which is currently engaged in performing Bach’s complete works. But Sato is all about reinvention as well as reverence for ...

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà: Ovation

December 30, 2018

Recorded live in concert, “Ovation” features works by Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter, Philip Glass, Ennio Morricone, George Enescu, Joe Hisaishi, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Srul Irving Glick. Angèle Dubeau writes of this release: “This album, recorded live at Quebec City’s Palais Montcalm in November 2017, features some of the most striking works that La Pietà has performed during its 21 years ...

Javier Camarena: Contrabandista

December 29, 2018

Contrabandista marks the first release of the new ‘Mentored by Bartoli’ series, a partnership between Decca Classics and the Cecilia Bartoli Music Foundation. Tenor Javier Camarena delves deep into the life and music of legendary Spanish tenor Manuel García. This collection features works by García, including three world premiere recordings, alongside favorites by Rossini and Zingarelli. Camarena is joined by Cecilia ...

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