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.
Dvorak: Stabat Mater
Following his recent return as music director, Jiří Bělohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra present a new recording of Dvořák's Stabat Mater. Praised by the Guardian for their unbounded lyricism and Czech melancholy as well as authenticity that only this orchestra can bring, Bělohlávek and the CPO are joined by four leading soloists.
Christopher Herrick: World Tour
This anthology features one track from each of the fourteen volumes of Hyperion's complete Organ Fireworks series. It takes the listener on a spectacular world tour of the organs and repertoire championed by Christopher Herrick over the decades. Released in honor of his 75th birthday, this is a must for anyone yet to encounter these life-affirming performances.
Tanya Gabrielian: Remix – Bach Transcriptions
Tanya Gabrielian's album "Remix" features piano transcriptions of Bach’s solo cello and violin music. Reusing repertoire was standard practice for composers of the era, and Bach was a prolific arranger of his own works. Bach's music transcends the constraints of instrumentation and continues to serve as inspiration for countless composers and musicians to come.
Isabel Leonard & Sharon Isbin: Alma Espanola
"Alma Española" presents Grammy Award-winning artists Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin in an all-Spanish recording for voice and guitar, including twelve arrangements by Ms. Isbin in their premiere recordings.
Boris Giltburg Plays Rachmaninoff
Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is one of the most passionate and beloved concertos in the repertoire, its lyricism and virtuosity charting a trajectory from darkness through idyll to dazzling triumph. The Études-tableaux, Op 33, are richly characterized musical evocations, expressive and often explosive, that reflect a more angular, modern aspect.