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.

Matei Varga: Early Departures

June 19, 2018

Matei Varga’s artistry has received standing ovations from audiences around the world and superlative reviews from prominent critics. “Early Departures” features rarely heard and recorded works by Dinu Lipatti and Tudor Dumitrescu, Romanian pianists who both died young and who, while showing tremendous gifts also as composers, could not fulfill their potential. Varga completes the program with works by Janáček and ...

Lucille Chung: Music of Liszt

June 18, 2018

Internationally renowned soloist Lucille Chung performs a program of virtuosic and beguiling works by Franz Liszt. Chung has won numerous awards for her performances of Liszt’s music, including the B minor Sonata that is featured on this album. Chung says the sonata has been a close companion for most of her musical life, but it wasn’t until she was exposed ...

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra: Mussorgsky & Prokofiev

June 17, 2018

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has released its 13th recording with Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya featuring performances of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, in the rarely-performed version arranged by Sergei Gorchakov, and selections from Prokofiev’s beloved ballet Cinderella. The performances were recorded live at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. “There is something special about capturing a live performance with ...

Irina Muresanu: Four Strings Around the World

June 16, 2018

“Four Strings Around the World” by Romanian-born violinist Irina Muresanu is a program celebrating the diversity of cultures refracted through the unifying voice of solo violin. The album is organized into two sections – “Music from Western and Eastern Europe” and “Music from the Middle East, South and North America.” The recording includes two world premiere recordings: Vák by Indian-born ...

Alessio Bax: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto & Solo Piano Works

June 15, 2018

Pianist Alessio Bax returns to recording with the Southbank Sinfonia under Simon Over, in a new album of works by Beethoven centered around the majestic “Emperor” Piano Concerto No. 5. Combining exceptional lyricism and insight with consummate technique, Bax is without a doubt “among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public” (Gramophone). He is now a familiar face ...

The Nash Ensemble: Chamber Music of Dohnányi

June 14, 2018

The name of Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960), the Hungarian composer, pianist and conductor, almost disappeared completely a couple of decades after his death, and with it his works were nearly forgotten. Admired by figures as disparate as Brahms and Bartók, Dohnányi’s music embodies virtues of taste, humor, impeccable control of form, and beauty of style. All those qualities are relished by ...

Boston Baroque: Biber’s Mystery Sonatas

June 12, 2018

Heinrich Biber’s astonishingly powerful and deeply emotional Mystery Sonatas represent a triumph of Baroque invention. The adventurous use of six baroque violins in fifteen different tunings creates otherworldly soundscapes that result in a deeply moving and glorious listening experience. This highly disorientating practice reaches its pinnacle in Sonata XI (The Resurrection) where the middle two strings are crossed over each ...

Neave Trio: French Moments

June 10, 2018

The young Neave Trio explores some of the most prominent French composers of the early 20th century in their new album. The dominant piece here is the lesser-known trio by Albert Roussel: only the second of his completed works to be published. This is followed by Debussy’s early piano trio, performed with a bright and radiant approach that provides great moments of ...

Angela Hewitt: Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Volume 7

June 9, 2018

One of the world’s leading pianists, Angela Hewitt appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Her career has been established at the highest level, not least through her award-winning recordings for the Hyperion label. This latest installment in Hewitt’s survey of Beethoven’s piano sonatas is bookended by the ‘Tempest’ and Op. 109 sonatas. The ...

Circles: Piano Concertos by Bach & Glass

June 8, 2018

Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry and pianist Simone Dinnerstein have teamed up on a new recording of keyboard concertos by Philip Glass and J.S. Bach. The album features the world premiere recording of Glass’s Piano Concerto No. 3, a new concerto for piano and strings co-commissioned by A Far Cry and composed by Glass specifically for Dinnerstein, whom the New ...

Duo Gazzana: Music of Ravel, Franck, Ligeti & Messiaen

June 7, 2018

A sense of discovery is a key theme in the third ECM recital of sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana.  Alongside a landscape of French music for violin and piano, drawing on a multiplicity of inspirations, the album includes a premiere recording of György Ligeti’s Duo, dedicated to Kúrtag. Duo Gazzana plays César Franck’s epic A major Sonata of 1886, and Maurice Ravel’s Sonate ...

Stephen Hough’s Dream Album

June 6, 2018

Pianist Stephen Hough’s Dream Album, which casts him in the role of performer, composer, and transcriber, is the seventh in a series of “Album” releases from Hough that began with The Piano Album in 1993 and continued most recently with the French Album in 2012. Like all of his Albums, this collection juxtaposes works by different composers, in this case ...

Anne-Marie McDermott: Haydn Piano Sonatas, Volume 2

June 5, 2018

The esteemed American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott has played concertos, recitals, and chamber music in hundreds of cities in the United States, Europe, and Asia. On this release, McDermott has once again chosen the sonatas of Haydn, making this her second volume of the composer’s work for Bridge Records. “McDermott plays with tremendous wit, bringing out the geniality and humor of Haydn with great ...

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 – Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

June 4, 2018

This release is the continuation of Andris Nelsons’s much-admired Bruckner symphony cycle with the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig. Here they play the Seventh Symphony – premiered in 1884 by this orchestra and now recorded live to mark its 275th anniversary. Nelsons brings youthful energy, fluidity and rhythmic impulse, while still leaving room for Bruckner’s music’s monumental sound blocks that give ...

Jean-Guihen Queyras: CPE Bach Cello Concertos

June 3, 2018

Why should music before Mozart now be the sole preserve of period-instrument orchestras? For some years now, Ensemble Resonanz has challenged this idea, without ever neglecting the notion of the sheer pleasure to be derived from the concertos and symphonies of the great Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Like their guest soloist Jean-Guihen Queyras, all the musicians possess equal virtuosity in ...

Alessio Bax: Beethoven Emperor Concerto & Solo Works

June 2, 2018

Alessio Bax returns to recording with the Southbank Sinfonia under Simon Over, in a new album of works by Beethoven centered around the majestic “Emperor” Piano Concerto No. 5. Combining exceptional lyricism and insight with consummate technique, Alessio Bax is without a doubt “among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public” (Gramophone). He catapulted to prominence with First ...

Boris Giltburg: Music of Rachmaninoff

May 31, 2018

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is a complex, epic narrative that moves from a simple opening melody to the triumphant apotheosis at its conclusion. In the Variations on a Theme of Correlli, Rachmaninoff reworks the original theme using his unique harmonic language until there is no trace left of its Baroque or Renaissance origins. Pianist Boris Giltburg was born in ...

Francisco Fullana: Through the Lens of Time

May 30, 2018

“Through the Lens of Time” brings together four modern perspectives re-imagining the Baroque tradition: a dialogue between Old and New that prompts both composers and performers to explore music from giants of the past and its place in their own lives. Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana has received international praise as a “rising star” (BBC Music Magazine) and an “amazing talent” (Gustavo Dudamel). His 2016 recital debut ...

Vivaldi: Gloria & Other Sacred Works

May 29, 2018

Soprano Julia Lezhneva, “a serene, sleek voice” (Financial Times), and countertenor Franco Fagioli, “one of today’s great vocal technicians” (The Guardian), partner with today’s premier Vivaldi interpreters, Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti, for an all-Vivaldi album. The new Decca album features the Baroque composer’s Gloria, complemented by Nisi Dominus with Fagioli and Nulla in mundo pax sincera with Lezhneva.

Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories – Stile Antico

May 27, 2018

The office of Tenebrae, from the liturgy of Holy Week, has always fascinated the public and, above all, offered a fertile terrain for composers to exercise their gifts. Such was the case with Tomás Luis de Victoria, whose exclusively sacred output was nourished by multiple influences during his years in Rome. These Responsories, performed by the world-renowned vocal ensemble Stile ...

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