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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English Music for Strings – Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

February 6, 2023

This album from Sinfonia of London and John Wilson features two of the greatest British works for string orchestra: Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, and Sir Edward Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro. Elgar’s ground-breaking work is inspired by the Baroque concerto grosso, and features a solo string quartet contrasted with the full symphonic string section. These ...

Altissima: Works for High Baroque Trumpet – Josh Cohen, Ensemble Sprezzatura

February 3, 2023

The development of historically informed trumpet playing has come a long way since the very early days of the movement, from coiled trumpets to the first modern baroque trumpets of Meinl & Lauber. Devoted to a broad cross-section of repertoire from the late seventeenth century through the mid-eighteenth, this recording shows how far the art of playing the baroque trumpet ...

Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil – Clarion Choir, Steven Fox

February 2, 2023

The Clarion Choir and its Artistic Leader Steven Fox make their Pentatone debut with a recording of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s choral masterpiece, the All-Night Vigil, demonstrating their exceptional proficiency in Russian repertoire. The All-Night Vigil is a nocturnal hymn that gradually moves towards daybreak, symbolizing the Resurrection of Christ. On this recording, many of the movements are preceded by the original ...

Piatti Quartet: Music of Boyle, Vaughan Williams, Moeran, and Ireland

February 1, 2023

Rubicon has released the first album from the Piatti Quartet on the label – a fascinating recital featuring music of the Irish composer Ina Boyle (including the world premiere commercial release of her beautiful String Quartet in E minor) along with pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams (a former tutor of Boyle’s), John Ireland, and E.J. Moeran. Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore ...

Haydn 2032, Volume 13: Symphonies Nos. 31, 48, 59 – Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

January 31, 2023

The Esterházy princes’ love of hunting prompted their “house composer” Joseph Haydn to make extensive use of the horn. At the time, this was still the hand horn, limited to “natural” harmonics since it did not yet have valves. Between 1761 and 1790 there were a total of eighteen horn players in princely service, but no trumpeters. Thus, in his ...

Bob Chilcott: Canticles of Light – NFM Choir

January 30, 2023

Hailed by The Observer as “a contemporary hero of British choral music,” composer and conductor Bob Chilcott has enjoyed a lifelong connection with singing and choirs. As a composer, he has a large catalog of music that reflects his broad view of musical styles and genres. Canticles of Light features celebrated composers including Cecilia McDowall, Francis Pott, and James MacMillan. ...

Connecting Cultures: Deborah Moriarty, Zhihua Tang

January 27, 2023

In a project born out of the performers’ desire to connect with other cultures around the world and with one another, Deborah Moriarty and Zhihua Tang have released Connecting Cultures. Both pianists are on faculty at Michigan State University College of Music and each perform around the world. For this album, they share a piano bench, performing works drawn from ...

Elgar: Viola Concerto; Bloch: Suite for Viola and Orchestra – Timothy Ridout, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins

January 26, 2023

Timothy Ridout gives us the opportunity to discover the splendid viola version of Edward Elgar’s famous Cello Concerto – an arrangement approved by the composer, who conducted its premiere in 1930. In addition to this deeply moving work, Ridout gives us a powerful, poetic reading of Ernest Bloch’s all too rarely performed Suite for Viola and Orchestra.

Kenny Broberg: Piano Sonatas by Medtner, Rachmaninoff, and Scriabin

January 25, 2023

Kenny Broberg, one of the most decorated and internationally renowned pianists of his generation, debuts on the Steinway & Sons label with a program of virtuosic music by three Russian composers: Nikolai Medtner, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Alexander Scriabin.

Mirrored in Time – Jörgen van Rijen, Alma Quartet

January 24, 2023

Despite its long history, the trombone has a very limited chamber music repertoire. Jörgen van Rijen, principal trombonist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, has wished to rectify this deficiency by initiating a fruitful collaboration between his own instrument and the string quartet, the pinnacle of chamber music. Mirrored in Time presents a collection of powerful arrangements and attractive new works covering ...

Marin Marais: Folies d’Espagne, La Rêveuse & Other Works – Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud

January 23, 2023

Twenty years after his Harmonia Mundi recordings reviving the tradition of performing the great French harpsichord composers (Jean-Philippe Rameau, François Couperin) on the piano, Alexandre Tharaud now joins forces with his longstanding partner Jean-Guihen Queyras to explore the works of Marin Marais on piano and cello. Drawing on their respective experiences in Baroque music, the two artists have taken up ...

Renaud Capuçon, Martha Argerich: Live from Aix-en-Provence

January 20, 2023

A recital recorded live at the 2022 Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival celebrates the long-standing creative relationship of violinist Renaud Capuçon and pianist Martha Argerich. The album presents three masterworks of the chamber repertoire, opening with Robert Schumann’s Sonata in A major, Op. 105, a mix of romantic passion and rhapsodic charm. The artists bring to life the dialogue in Ludwig van ...

Christian-Pierre La Marca: Legacy

January 19, 2023

Christian-Pierre La Marca, the “unfailingly lyrical, stylish” (Gramophone) cellist, performs with French period orchestra Le Concert de la Loge and its violinist director Julien Chauvin to present a program devised to provide the listener with a new perspective on the cello concertos of Joseph Haydn, surrounded by works of Nicola Porpora, Christoph Willibald Gluck, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  “This album ...

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I – Andreas Staier

January 18, 2023

After a recording of Book II of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier that earned unanimous acclaim from the press, Andreas Staier now gives us an equally poetic and flamboyant interpretation of the first book. At once architect and colorist, Staier constantly varies the atmospheres, unfolding an infinite palette of musical landscapes. Under his fingers, this immense cathedral in sound is ...

The Golden Renaissance: William Byrd – Stile Antico

January 17, 2023

Stile Antico releases a new album marking the 400th anniversary of the death of English composer William Byrd. It is the second release in Stile Antico’s Golden Renaissance trilogy celebrating the anniversaries of three great Renaissance composers: Josquin des Prez, William Byrd, and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. The new album focuses on the final phase of Byrd’s career and retirement in Essex, containing the Mass ...

New Year’s Concert 2023 – Vienna Philharmonic, Franz Welser-Möst

January 16, 2023

There are few concerts in the world that are awaited with as much excitement as the New Year’s Concert from Vienna. Under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst, the Vienna Philharmonic welcomed 2023 with a concert in the magnificent Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. The concert was broadcast to over 90 countries all round the world, reaching an audience of ...

Leo Brouwer: Cuban Sketches for Piano – Mariel Mayz

January 13, 2023

The acclaimed Cuban composer Leo Brouwer has long been celebrated for an inimitable body of work. While he has composed for a variety of formats, from quartets to orchestras, Brouwer’s canon is most widely associated with the guitar. But to truly know Brouwer is to also know that he has also written exquisite works for solo piano. Mariel Mayz’s new album ...

Hough, Dutilleux & Ravel: String Quartets – Takács Quartet

January 12, 2023

The Takács Quartet weaves interpretative magic on a wonderful trio of String Quartets by Stephen Hough, Henri Dutilleux, and Maurice Ravel. Nearly a century and a quarter separates the earliest work on the program from the most recent, yet the three complement each other perfectly—indeed, Hough’s quartet (his first essay in the medium) was written specifically as a companion piece ...

Pedro de Cristo: Magnificat – Cupertinos, Luís Toscano

January 11, 2023

Founded in 2009, the vocal ensemble Cupertinos is dedicated almost exclusively to the Portuguese musical heritage of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. All the scores used for this recording of works by Pedro de Cristo (c1550-1618) were transcribed from five manuscripts preserved in the Biblioteca Geral da Universidade in Coimbra, Portugal. The recording includes five first recordings and marks an ...

Mari Kodama: New Paths

January 10, 2023

Mari Kodama presents New Paths, exploring the young Johannes Brahms and his fascinating friendship with Clara and Robert Schumann. The album derives its title from Robert Schumann’s famous essay Neue Bahnen, in which he heralded the young Brahms as the most eminent musical voice of the future. The program brings together Brahms’s first piano sonata, his Variations on a Theme ...

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