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.
 

Seasons: Orchestral Music of Michael Fine

January 31, 2019

Grammy Award winner Michael Fine is widely acknowledged as one of the top classical producers in the world. In addition to recording production, he has been active in artistic planning for orchestras and was the first American to hold the post of Artistic Director at the Deutsche Grammophon label. Fine began composing in 2013. His scores are born from his ...

Danish String Quartet: Bach, Beethoven & Shostakovich

January 30, 2019

For its third ECM release, the prize-winning Danish String Quartet inaugurates a series of five albums with the overarching title of Prism, in which the group will present one of Beethoven’s late string quartets in the context of a related fugue by J.S. Bach as well as a linked masterwork from the quartet literature. With Prism 1, it’s the first of Beethoven’s ...

L’Arpeggiata: Himmelsmusik

January 29, 2019

“Himmelsmusik” (“heavenly music”) is a collection of sacred works by German composers of the 17th century, performed by the acclaimed early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata under its director Christina Pluhar. They are joined by countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and the distinguished Belgian soprano Céline Scheen in a program that includes the music of Johann Christoph Bach (born over 40 years before his relative Johann Sebastian), ...

Cupertinos: Music of Manuel Cardoso

January 28, 2019

Manuel Cardoso (1566 – 1650) was a Portuguese composer and organist who represented the “golden age” of Portuguese polyphony. Conductor Luís Toscano and the vocal ensemble Cupertinos present a selection of the composer’s finest. Cardoso was praised throughout his lifetime for his devoutness and musical ability, integrating old and new elements to create a highly individual and expressive style. This is most apparent in his devotional music, ...

Mozart: Violin Sonatas, Volume 1 – Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov

January 27, 2019

With their new Mozart series, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov, performing on period instruments, revive the tradition of the sonata for keyboard with violin accompaniment. Born in the middle of the Age of Enlightenment, this rather unusual concept continued to thrive in the era of Viennese Classicism. Mozart swiftly sealed its fate by instigating (or, in a sense, restoring) an ...

2019 New Year’s Concert in Vienna

January 25, 2019

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 Christian Thielemann, the Vienna Philharmonic ushered in 2019 in the magnificent Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. The concert was relayed to over ninety countries around the world, reaching an audience of more than fifty ...

St. Charles Singers: American Reflections

January 24, 2019

“American Reflections” is a collection of live recordings made by the St. Charles Singers and Music Director Jeffrey Hunt during a concert tour of England in 2017. The album of 20th and 21st century American choral music reflects four themes: Water, Love, Oppression, and Hope. The centerpiece of the program is Dominick Argento’s masterpiece Walden Pond, a song cycle based on ...

Christoph Denoth: Tanguero

January 23, 2019

Guitarist Christoph Denoth presents a new album of works inspired by South America, centered on the iconic tango. The continent of South America, with its diverse countries and various lines of historical development, has stimulated the creation of many musical traditions. The guitar has a central part to play as a national instrument in all South American countries. This collection ...

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 – Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding

January 22, 2019

For the second installment in his Mahler cycle for Harmonia Mundi, conductor Daniel Harding revisits a symphony which clearly represents a turning point in the composer’s output. The years following Mahler’s early period (marked by Des Knaben Wunderhorn) saw the production of works of ever greater complexity and sardonicism, which show no trace of naïveté. Within a framework of utmost ...

Florence Price: Symphonies 1 & 4 – Fort Smith Symphony, John Jeter

January 21, 2019

Florence Price was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and studied at the New England Conservatory, but it was in Chicago that her composing career accelerated. The concert in 1933 at which her Symphony No. 1 in E minor was premiered was the first time a major American orchestra had performed a piece written by an African-American woman. Influenced by Dvořák ...

Anna Shelest: Music of Anton Rubinstein

January 20, 2019

Hailed by the New York Times as a pianist of “a fiery sensibility and warm touch,” Anna Shelest is an international award-winning artist who has thrilled audiences throughout the world. A champion of lesser-known repertoire, Shelest is collaborating with the legendary conductor Neeme Järvi on a recording project of the complete works for piano and orchestra by Anton Rubinstein. The ...

Cecilia Bartoli: Vivaldi Arias

January 19, 2019

Almost 20 years after her historic Vivaldi album, Cecilia Bartoli turns to the composer once again for a new solo recording. The album is a glorious collection of Vivaldi arias, performed with the French orchestra Ensemble Matheus under Jean-Christophe Spinosi. Bartoli’s 1999 recording redefined her status as a rescuer of neglected and forgotten music, in her dual role as meticulous ...

Stile Antico: In A Strange Land

January 18, 2019

The regime of Queen Elizabeth I dealt harshly with supporters of the old Catholic religion. Torn between obedience and conscience, some of England’s most talented musicians – Peter Philips, Richard Dering and John Dowland – chose a life of exile abroad. Others chose to remain in spiritual isolation in England, comparing themselves to the exiled Israelites in Babylon. Among them ...

Music of Clarke, Bridge & Vaughan Williams – Natalie Clein, Christian Ihle Hadland

January 17, 2019

The two major offerings on this recording rank among the most personal and passionate chamber works created by their respective composers. That both were also conceived and completed while the world was at war may have contributed to their expressive character, but in markedly different ways. Cellist Natalie Clein and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland perform sonatas from the time of ...

Hee-Young Lim: French Cello Concertos

January 16, 2019

Hailed by the Washington Post as “exceptional…a deeply gifted musician, with a full, singing tone, near-flawless technique, and a natural lyricism,” Hee-Young Lim makes her superb recording debut with this exploration of French masterpieces. She relishes the contrasts of three great cello concertos – the glorious melodicism of Saint-Saëns, the dramatic, Spanish-infused rhythms of Lalo, and the jazz-inflected new world ...

Philippe Quint: Chaplin’s Smile

January 15, 2019

Multiple Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint makes his debut on Warner Classics with the release of his latest album “Chaplin’s Smile,” a collection of Charlie Chaplin songs newly arranged for violin and piano. To commemorate the 130th anniversary of Chaplin’s birth in 2019, Quint is joined by pianist Marta Aznavoorian and, on two tracks, by his friend and frequent collaborator, violinist Joshua Bell. Over more ...

Formosa Quartet: From Hungary to Taiwan

January 14, 2019

This imaginative recording project offers virtuoso treatment of folk music from Hungary and Taiwan, illuminating many aspects of the two cultures, all within beautifully rendered new classical compositions.  In addition, the recording incorporates one of the masterpieces of 20th-century string quartet music – Bartok’s incandescent String Quartet No. 4. Winners of both the First Prize and Amadeus Prize at the London International String ...

Joseph Moog: Music of Debussy and Ravel

January 13, 2019

The recipient of Gramophone magazine’s Young Artist of the Year award in 2015, Joseph Moog has established an enviable reputation as one of the most exciting virtuosos of our time. With wide-ranging repertoire that often takes him far off the beaten track, his Onyx Classics discography includes concertos by Rubinstein, Moszkowski, piano sonatas by Tchaikovsky and Scharwenka, and arrangements of ...

Bryn Terfel: Dreams and Songs

January 12, 2019

After five years, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel returns with the new studio album, “Dreams and Songs.” Acclaimed worldwide for tackling the biggest opera roles, Terfel’s new album shows his lighter side with popular concert pieces recorded in new orchestral versions of traditional Welsh songs, musical hits, and beloved encores. Among the pieces on his new album are “If I Were A ...

Rachmaninoff: The Bells – Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Mariss Jansons

January 11, 2019

Two large symphonic works by the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff can be experienced on this release by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under music director Mariss Jansons. “The Bells” is a choral symphony based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. The four movements for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra depict different kinds of bell sounds representing four ...