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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Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 894 & 958 – Adam Laloum

April 7, 2020

French pianist Adam Laloum achieved international recognition when he won First Prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil Competition in 2009. On his first recording for Harmonia Mundi, he performs two of Schubert’s piano sonatas. Barely two years separate the monumental Sonata in G from its sister in C minor, the first of a trilogy composed on the threshold of death.

Flute Passion: Bach – Nadia Labrie

April 6, 2020

Canadian musician Nadia Labrie returns with her second album in the Flute Passion series. This second recording features four of Johann Sebastian Bach’s key works for flute, which she performs with Luc Beauséjour on piano and Camille Paquette-Roy on cello.

Ashley Solomon: The Spohr Collection

April 4, 2020

Ashley Solomon is a British flute and recorder player and founder of the early music ensemble Florilegium. He says his latest album, The Spohr Collection, “came about through a chance encounter with a remarkable private collection of flutes, held in Frankfurt. This collection includes several hundred historical flutes, spanning the history of the instrument.” Solomon has recorded many of these instruments for the first ...

Grieg: The Violin Sonatas – Eldbjørg Hemsing, Simon Trpceski

April 3, 2020

Following acclaimed recordings of concertos by Tan Dun and Josef Suk, the Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing returns to her roots in this Grieg recital, joined by Simon Trpceski at the piano. Each of Edvard Grieg’s three violin sonatas marks a decisive phase in the composer’s artistic development. Closing the disc, Hemsing plays her own composition Homecoming. It’s a set of ...

Nocturne: A Fauré Recital – Louis Lortie

April 2, 2020

Louis Lortie’s second volume of the music of Gabriel Fauré features Nocturnes, Barcarolles, and the Theme and Variations in C-sharp minor, along with transcriptions of the Pie Jesu and In paradisum from the Requiem. For over three decades, French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has performed world-wide, building a reputation as one of the worlds most versatile pianists.

Canadian National Brass Project: Constellations

April 1, 2020

The Canadian National Brass Project was founded in 2015 by James Sommerville and Sasha Johnson and consists of 25 Canadian brass players and percussionists from 15 major orchestras across Canada and the U.S. The repertoire on their new album “Constellations” consists of works by composers such as Holst (The Planets), Tchaikovsky (1812 Overture), and Revueltas (Sensemaya) arranged for a brass ...

Boundless: Zachary Carrettín, Mina Gajić

March 31, 2020

“Boundless” features the husband-and-wife duo of violinist Zachary Carrettín and pianist Mina Gajić in Schubert’s Violin Sonatinas, Op. 137. Originally conceived for the salon, the works are performed for this recording on an Érard concert grand (circa 1835) and a rare violin built by Franz Kinberg set up for historical instrument performance. The artists have recreated the atmosphere for which ...

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 – London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

March 30, 2020

The second album in Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Schumann series with the London Symphony Orchestra travels from glorious fanfare to dream-like passages with the lively Spring and Rhenish symphonies. The program includes the heartfelt and elegant Manfred Overture, displaying the intense strife which lies ahead for its protagonist.

Treasures from the New World

March 29, 2020

SOMM Recordings presents Treasures from the New World – a compelling collection of late-Romantic and contemporary works for piano and string quartet from the Americas brimming with color, energy, and emotion. Rio de Janeiro-born piano virtuoso Clélia Iruzun teams up with the Coull Quartet for a varied and vital program championing the music of her Brazilian compatriots Henrique Oswald and Marlos ...

Roger Lent: The Sublime Gershwin

March 28, 2020

Roger Lent is a versatile, seasoned jazz musician at home with the piano and the trumpet.  He is based in New York City and has performed throughout North America and many European countries. Lent says, “Gershwin saw himself as a composer who was uniquely positioned to express the convergence of cultures in New York City and America. I love his ...

Exiles in Paradise: Émigré Composers in Hollywood

March 27, 2020

Political crises and rising antisemitism in Europe during the first half of the 20th century prompted many leading musicians to immigrate to America. An influx of refugees formed a flourishing artistic community centered within a few square miles near Hollywood. This exceptional gathering of composers transformed America’s musical landscape. “Exiles in Paradise” explores their diverse output through music for cello ...

Vivaldi: Manchester Sonatas – Mark Fewer, Hank Knox

March 26, 2020

Violinist Mark Fewer and harpsichordist Hank Knox have performed throughout North America and are known for imparting a unique signature to their performances. This collection of exciting but little-known works for violin and harpsichord is thought to have been penned by Antonio Vivaldi in 1726. However, the works were unknown until a manuscript was found in Manchester’s Central Library in ...

Vivaldi: I Colori dell’Ombra – Ophélie Gaillard

March 25, 2020

After an album dedicated to Luigi Boccherini that was acclaimed by critics, Ophélie Gaillard and the Pulcinella Orchestra reveal the incredible sound palette of Antonio Vivaldi. Drawing on the finest cello works of the composer, Gaillard’s selections place emphasis on the concerto, for one, two, or even four performers. She also includes a reconstruction of the Concerto RV 788 and ...

Piae Cantiones – Utopia Chamber Choir, Andrew Lawrence-King

March 24, 2020

Published in Germany in 1582, the collection Piae Cantiones (Pious Songs) contained 74 songs and choral pieces in Latin and Swedish, many medieval in date and style, and encompassing both sacred and school songs. While the melodies were largely used at the Finnish cathedral school in Turku and other schools in Finland and Sweden, they proved influential across northern Europe ...

Shai Wosner: Schubert Piano Sonatas

March 23, 2020

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. He has established a reputation as one of the world’s great Schubert interpreters, with his earlier recordings praised by critics worldwide. This release completes his survey of the late sonatas. “There is no composer who binds the intimate and the grand so inextricably as ...

Lauren Scott: Beyond the Horizon

March 22, 2020

Lauren Scott’s passion for the lever harp inspires her interpretations of atmospheric works by 20th century composers ranging from John Cage and Peter Maxwell Davies to Lennon & McCartney, as well as her own ambient compositions. Beyond the Horizon, Lauren’s debut solo album, casts a twilight glow on the unique qualities of the traditional lever harp – also referred to as ...

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” – Berlin Academy of Ancient Music

March 21, 2020

Two symphonies on the theme of nature come together on this new album from the Berlin Academy of Ancient Music, directed by its concertmaster, Bernhard Forck.  Justin Heinrich Knecht is best remembered for his Grande Simphonie “Le Portrait musical de la Nature.” Completed in 1785, this five-movement symphonic work depicting nature predates Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony by almost a quarter of a century. ...

Ēriks Ešenvalds: Translations

March 20, 2020

The multi-award-winning Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds’ 21st-century choral sound is both exquisite and angular, and in this album he explores ideas of translation, legend, and the divine. With his expanded tonality and employment of shimmering singing handbells in Translation, and the angelic use of the viola and cello in In paradisum, he creates music of ravishing refinement. Ethan Sperry leads the ...

Beethoven: A New Path – Andreas Staier

March 19, 2020

The year 1802 was a decisive one for Beethoven. In the autumn, he wrote the Heiligenstadt Testament, in which he clearly expressed his awareness of the outcome of his inexorably increasing deafness. At almost the same time, he told his friend Krumpholz that he was, “not satisfied” with his “work so far,” and he was planning to embark on “a ...

Anna Fedorova: Music of Rachmaninoff

March 18, 2020

Anna Fedorova is one of the world’s premier pianists. From an early age, she demonstrated an innate musical maturity and outstanding technical abilities. Her international concert career took off while she was only a child, and audiences around the world were stunned by the depth and power of her musical expression. For this all-Rachmaninoff program, she is joined by Modestas ...

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