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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Mozart: Piano Concertos – Jeremy Denk, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

September 23, 2021

Pianist Jeremy Denk is joined by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for two Mozart concertos—No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 and No. 20 in D minor, K. 466—bookending the composer’s solo Rondo in A minor, K 511. Denk says of K. 503 in his liner notes: “As I write these words … the world as it used to be ...

Haydn: Piano Sonatas – Paul Lewis

September 22, 2021

In 2018, the English pianist Paul Lewis embarked on an exploration of one of the richest bodies of work of the Classical era: the keyboard sonatas of Haydn. For this second volume, Lewis tackles some of the most remarkable pieces in this vast output. He says, “I’ve wanted to explore the piano sonatas of Haydn in detail for some time. ...

Janine Jansen: 12 Stradivari

September 21, 2021

For the first time in history, 12 instruments by Antonio Stradivari have travelled across the world for a ground-breaking new project with violinist Janine Jansen. The resulting album, 12 Stradivari, captures the individual characters of each instrument in specially-curated music accompanied by Sir Antonio Pappano at the piano. These days, Stradivari’s instruments can reach prices well over $20 million, and some of ...

Piano Music of Robert Schumann – Stephen Hough

September 20, 2021

Stephen Hough is widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive pianists of his generation. His artistry proves ideal for the three works by Robert Schumann on this album: Arabeske, Kreisleriana, and Fantasie. The emotional sweep of these marvelous pieces, reflecting the vicissitudes of Schumann’s complex personal life at the time, calls for a pianist wholly responsive to ...

Haydn: Complete Symphonies, Volume 25 – Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Klumpp

September 17, 2021

The Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra named conductor Johannes Klumpp as their Artistic Director last season. He follows in the footsteps of founder Thomas Fey, who established the ensemble as one of the leading historically-informed orchestras for the Classical and early Romantic periods. In a continuation of their survey of Haydn’s complete symphonies, the orchestra plays five early works. Klumpp says, “We ...

Pēteris Vasks: Oboe Concerto, Vēstījums, Lauda

September 16, 2021

Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks is one of the most prominent names among living composers today. This album by the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andris Poga includes the first recording of Vasks’ atmospheric and pastoral Oboe Concerto written for the centenary celebrations of Latvia’s independence in 2018 and performed by one of today’s leading oboists, Albrecht Mayer. The new ...

Jean-Yves Thibaudet: Carte Blanche

September 15, 2021

Legendary pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet releases Carte Blanche, a new album continuing his long-standing relationship with Decca Classics. To mark a milestone birthday and celebrate a new chapter in his relationship with the label, Thibaudet was given “carte blanche” by Decca to choose personal music that he has never recorded before—a selection that reflects on the people and pieces that have impacted his ...

Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa – Renaud Capuçon, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra

September 14, 2021

“Arvo Pärt’s music takes us from darkness to light,” says violinist Renaud Capuçon. “It looks relatively simple on paper, but each note needs to have its own life as it undergoes change. This music is not just relaxing – it has a depth and drama.” In Autumn 2021, Renaud Capuçon becomes Artistic Director of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. His first ...

Bruch: Chamber Works – Nash Ensemble

September 13, 2021

The Nash Ensemble, Resident Chamber Ensemble at London’s Wigmore Hall, is regarded as a standard-bearer of British music-making, and has been acclaimed by The Independent as a “chamber music group beyond compare.” Max Bruch wrote beautiful chamber music but it was concentrated in two periods, at the beginning and end of his career. In between came the concertos, the orchestral music, ...

Daniel Hope: Songs of Hope

September 10, 2021

Violinist Daniel Hope’s latest album is a deeply personal, strikingly distinctive musical anthology, one which captures the spirit of community and compassion that music helped cultivate during the pandemic. Hope recalls, “This album is my attempt to project a glimmer of hope and give people, including myself, something to hold on to.” The album opens with a specially commissioned arrangement ...

Mozart: Three Haydn Quartets – Cuarteto Casals

September 9, 2021

Cuarteto Casals continues to explore Mozart’s body of works dedicated to Haydn. Here, one composer takes on the mantle of the other: the younger man, now settled in Vienna and just starting a family, was experiencing an exceptional period of creativity, transfiguring everything he touched with his genius. In its review of the group’s first release of Mozart’s quartets dedicated ...

Daniel Müller-Schott: Four Visions of France

September 8, 2021

It is not by chance that luminous textures and sensual orchestral colors are considered essential features of French music. Its history features great names renowned for their art of instrumentation and sensitive use of timbres, who include the composers of the cello concertos on this recording: Camille Saint-Saëns, Édouard Lalo, and Arthur Honegger. Cellist Daniel Müller-Schott appealingly combines works from ...

A Poet’s Love – Timothy Ridout, Frank Dupree

September 7, 2021

In their debut recording for Harmonia Mundi, the young violist Timothy Ridout and his musical accomplice Frank Dupree celebrate the power of love. They perform selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, in Vadim Borisovsky’s popular arrangement, and their own transcription of Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe. The viola displays an astonishing range of emotions and expressive colors – from boisterous to tender ...

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2, Scherzos – Seong-Jin Cho

September 6, 2021

For his sixth Deutsche Grammophon album, pianist Seong-Jin Cho returns to the music of Frédéric Chopin with the Piano Concerto No. 2 and four Scherzos. The recording features these best-loved works in interpretations characterized by thoughtful poetry and youthful ardor. For the concerto, Seong-Jin Cho teams up with the London Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda, a conductor with whom he ...

Voces8: Infinity

September 3, 2021

Following a string of globally successful virtual festivals, the revered vocal group Voces8 releases a new album, Infinity, on Decca Classics. This collection of meditative and otherworldly choral recordings transcends genres and features six brand-new compositions interspersed with eight newly arranged covers from renowned composers. In this space-inspired concept album, Voces8 leads listeners on an introspective journey beyond our world, inviting ...

Yeol Eum Son: Kapustin

September 2, 2021

There are many great contemporary composers of our time, but few write music that we can relate to so easily and closely as Nikolai Kapustin. His exquisite use of techniques and musical languages of classical and jazz ensures that his music appeals to a wide range of listeners. The Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son has long been a champion of the ...

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Tragic Overture

September 1, 2021

With his First Concerto, the young Brahms set his own course in the wake of Beethoven and Schumann and at the same time poured forth his personal emotions in this work of impressive dimensions. Russian pianist, Alexander Melnikov, has chosen an instrument contemporary with the premiere, a magnificent Blüthner piano from 1859, a perfect match for the Basel Symphony Orchestra ...

Vision String Quartet: Spectrum

August 31, 2021

The new album “Spectrum” by the Vision String Quartet presents 13 songs composed, arranged, and produced by the four young musicians from Berlin themselves. Inspired by folk, pop, rock, funk, minimal, and singer-songwriter music, Jakob Encke (violin), Daniel Stoll (violin), Sander Stuart (viola), and Leonard Disselhorst (cello) have embarked on a journey to their very own sound and genre. The ...

Times of Transition: Cellos Concertos by C.P.E. Bach and Haydn

August 30, 2021

The three cello concertos on this disc illustrate that fertile period in the second half of the 18th century when features of the Baroque were gradually replaced by the so-called galant style. Foremost among the composers inaugurating this change was Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, whose Concerto in A major is a perfect example of the passionate and dramatic range that ...

Merz Trio: Ink

August 27, 2021

Bright Shiny Things releases INK, an immersive exploration of Ravel’s iconic Piano Trio and the period in which it was written that marks the debut album from the award-winning Merz Trio – pianist Lee Dionne, violinist Brigid Coleridge, and cellist Julia Yang. In keeping with Merz Trio’s creative programming style, the album’s unique structure intersperses the four movements of Ravel’s trio ...

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