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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Sophie Webber, Ines Irawati: Roots

October 20, 2022

British cellist Sophie Webber is an internationally accomplished soloist, chamber musician, and educator. For her latest recording, Roots, Webber is joined by pianist Ines Irawati, with whom she has collaborated for many years. The album features a selection of Romantic and early 20th-century works transcribed for cello and piano.

Arutiunian, Weinberg, Shostakovich: Trumpet Concertos – Paul Merkelo

October 19, 2022

The trumpet has had many concertos written for it by composers from the Soviet era and beyond. Appealing in its unabashed melodies and colorfully nostalgic feel, Alexander Arutiunian’s Concerto became popular in the West, while Mieczysław Weinberg’s emotive Concerto in B flat major was summed up by Dmitri Shostakovich as a “symphony for trumpet and orchestra.” Shostakovich’s own playful Piano ...

Amanda Lee Falkenberg: The Moons Symphony

October 18, 2022

International award-winning composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg has composed a dynamic new work that merges music and science. The seven-movement Moons Symphony dramatizes past, present, and future moon explorations, and highlights discoveries that have been made in our search for other worlds that could possibly sustain life. Through the persuasive and powerful forces of music, the symphony offers Earthlings a chance ...

Hilary Hahn: Eclipse

October 17, 2022

Hilary Hahn’s latest album, Eclipse, celebrates the power of authenticity. Recorded with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and its Music Director, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the album sees the triple Grammy-winning violinist deliver interpretations of three works charged with universal emotions yet rooted in their composers’ musical heritage: Antonín Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, Alberto Ginastera’s Violin Concerto, and Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy. “This recording tells stories ...

Ruth Gipps: Orchestral Works – BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba

October 14, 2022

Ruth Gipps was a prolific and original composer who was only sparsely appreciated during her lifetime, but she has been the subject of renewed interest in the 21st century. She was also active as a conductor and, early in her career, as a pianist and oboist. Three of the works on this album were composed during the war: the Oboe ...

Beethoven: The Late Quartets – Dover Quartet

October 13, 2022

The celebrated Dover Quartet, the young, Grammy-nominated ensemble brimming with prestigious awards and residencies, concludes its critically acclaimed, three-volume Beethoven cycle with the composer’s five monumental, revolutionary Late Quartets and imposing Grosse Fuge. The triple-CD release comprises Beethoven’s very last compositions — remarkable and often daunting works that upended the concept of the string quartet.

Víkingur Ólafsson: From Afar

October 12, 2022

Celebrated for his innovative programming and award-winning recordings, Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson is offering a window into his musical life story with his new album, From Afar. The highly personal double album reflects Ólafsson’s musical DNA, from childhood memories growing up in Iceland to his international career and contemporary inspirations. Recorded on both upright and grand pianos, the album captures ...

Frank La Rocca: Mass of the Americas – Benedict XVI Choir & Orchestra, Richard Sparks

October 11, 2022

Frank La Rocca extends the genre of the festal Missa solemnis in his Mass of the Americas, a sublime setting of the traditional Latin mass for choir and orchestra. La Rocca weaves a rich tapestry with serene Gregorian chants, folk melodies from 18th-century regions of Mexico, and florid praises in Nahuatl, the language spoken by Our Lady of Guadalupe to ...

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 9, 18 – Kristian Bezuidenhout, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

October 10, 2022

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Artistic Director of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, returns to his series of Mozart Piano Concertos. For this release, the Jeunehomme Concerto, K. 271, a vehicle of rather unexpected musical daring, is paired with K. 456. The origins of these concertos may each be traced to a woman. K. 271 takes its nickname from the work’s dedicatee: the piano ...

Lodestar Trio: Bach to Folk

October 7, 2022

Lodestar Trio presents their striking debut album, one that not only exhibits the three performers’ outstanding musicianship but also presents new interpretations of Baroque classics (Bach, Lully, and Couperin), folk tunes, and new compositions. Together, they push the boundaries of their mystical and magical Scandinavian string instruments. With Max Bailie on violin, Olav Luksengård Mjelva on Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, and ...

Vincent Larderet: The Scriabin Mystery

October 6, 2022

With The Scriabin Mystery, French pianist Vincent Larderet celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Russian composer. Making his Avie label debut, Larderet presents a comprehensive survey of the scope of Alexander Scriabin’s output and the evolution of his style, from his early, post-Romantic works influenced by Chopin and Liszt, through to the modernism of the 20th century in ...

Chineke! Orchestra: Coleridge-Taylor

October 5, 2022

The Chineke! Orchestra’s new album features music by the celebrated African-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor with an appearance by award-winning American violinist Elena Urioste, plus a world premiere recording of a work by the composer’s daughter, Avril Coleridge-Taylor. The album includes the famous Violin Concerto in G minor, which was originally written for Minnie “Maud” Powell, a champion of music by ...

Abel Selaocoe: Where Is Home (Hae Ke Kae)

October 4, 2022

The award-winning South African cellist, composer, and singer Abel Selaocoe blurs Western and non-Western musical traditions with his genre-bending debut album. Where Is Home (Hae Ke Kae) is fiercely ambitious in its musical range and features a selection of Selaocoe’s own compositions and improvisations alongside his unique take on solo cello works by the likes of Johann Sebastian Bach and ...

Mikhail Pletnev: Verbier Festival Concertos & Encores

October 3, 2022

Among the great pianists today, Mikhail Pletnev is regarded as a magician. The latest release on Verbier Festival Gold showcases his powerful artistry in the realms of concertos and encores. This album opens with Franz Joseph Haydn’s D major Concerto, Hob. XVIII (led by Iván Fischer) and Alexander Tsfasman’s Suite No. 1 (led by Kent Nagano). These works are followed ...

Vivaldi: Violin Concertos, Intorno a Pisendel – Julien Chauvin, Le Concert de la Loge

September 30, 2022

Julien Chauvin and his Concert de la Loge return to Naïve Classics’ Vivaldi Edition with a volume of violin concertos linked to Johann Georg Pisendel, a major musical figure in the court of Dresden in the 18th century. Vivaldi was introduced to Pisendel circa 1716 when the Crown Prince of Saxony traveled to Venice accompanied by musicians from the Dresden ...

Fábio Brum: Alchemy – New Music for Trumpet & Orchestra

September 29, 2022

Like alchemists of old, attempting to recombine the four elements, here Fábio Brum presents four distinct musical languages in a program forged during lockdown. Gabriele Roberto’s Tokyo Suite charts the astonishment of a traveler dazzled by the vast megapolis, whereas Dimitri Cervo’s Brazilian Four Seasons offers a colorful, energetic panorama of the natural and human worlds. Brum’s very personal musical ...

Bach: Italian Concerto, French Overture – Mahan Esfahani

September 28, 2022

Mahan Esfahani releases the next installment in his Bach series. With couplings including a compelling rendition of the Capriccio “on the departure of his beloved brother” and performances offering a rare blend of interpretative exuberance and scholarly insight, harpsichord playing really doesn’t get any more exciting than this. Esfahani again highlights the radicalism, virtuosity—and sheer joyousness—of the works recorded here, ...

Christopher Tin: The Lost Birds – Voces8, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

September 27, 2022

The Lost Birds is Christopher Tin’s soaring elegy for the loss of bird species due to human activity. The album is a memorial for their loss and a celebration of their beauty–as symbols of hope, peace, and renewal. “To put their story into words, I turned to four 19th-century poets–Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Sara Teasdale,” ...

Esther Birringer: Debussy

September 26, 2022

For her second solo recital album for Rubicon, Esther Birringer turns to Claude Debussy with a recital that includes both books of his Images. Composed in 1901-05 (Book 1) and 1907 (Book 2), the composer was very pleased with the music. He wrote about the first set, “Without false pride, I feel that these three pieces hold together well, and ...

Mendelssohn: Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante

September 23, 2022

Naïve Classics presents the latest from violinist Fabio Biondi and his early music ensemble Europa Galante. This new album of early works by Felix Mendelssohn, all written when the composer was between the ages of eleven and eighteen, showcases the influence his predecessors in the German tradition had on his compositional style. The album also offers an opportunity to discover ...