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.
 

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I – Keith Jarrett

June 26, 2019

In February 1987, Keith Jarrett recorded, on a Steinway grand piano, the first book of The Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was the first in a series of acclaimed Bach recordings he would make for ECM. On March 7, 1987, prior to the release of the studio set, Jarrett performed the complete Book I for an audience at ...

Palimpsest – Mika & Richard Stoltzman

June 25, 2019

Clarinet legend Richard Stoltzman and virtuoso marimbist Mika Stoltzman present a stunning collection of works in which the duo finds freedom in music of the past and equally breaks through boundaries with new arrangements and commissions. John Zorn’s title track, Palimpsest, written in 2018 for Richard’s 75th birthday, sets the tone, evoking layers of tradition and innovation. Richard’s lifelong friendship ...

Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey

June 24, 2019

John Mackey is one of today’s most popular and sought-after composers of contemporary classical music, with an emphasis on wind band and orchestral music. His music runs the gamut of human emotion, from the sublime to the ridiculous. One minute he offers the sound of ripping metal, then suddenly gives you a melody that’s achingly beautiful. Mackey always writes with ...

Jory Vinikour: 20th Century Harpsichord Concertos

June 23, 2019

Two-time Grammy Award-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour joins the Chicago Philharmonic and its artistic director Scott Speck in a program of 20th-century harpsichord concertos spanning more than six decades. The album includes the world premiere album release of Ned Rorem’s neoclassical 1946 Concertino da Camera, which the composer has called a “perfect recording.” The disc also offers Czech composer Viktor Kalabis’s ...

Elīna Garanča: Sol y Vida

June 22, 2019

Deutsche Grammophon has just released Elīna Garanča’s newest album: Sol y Vida, a celebration of love and the long hot days of summer. A very personal selection of music from the Latvian mezzo, the album’s repertoire ranges from well-known Italian love songs to Spanish and Latin American favorites. She says, “For me, these many-colored songs are a perfect reflection of the ...

Mozart: The Last Three Symphonies – Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

June 21, 2019

Following a long maturation process, Jordi Savall presents his interpretations of Mozart’s last three symphonies. On this double album he has chosen to include the Symphony No. 40 on both discs in order to underline the continuity existing from one work to the other. This juxtaposition highlights an important dimension of these milestones of 18th century orchestral music. Le Concert ...

Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18, Nos. 4-6 – Eybler Quartet

June 20, 2019

The Eybler Quartet came together in 2004 to explore the works of the first century-and-a-half of the string quartet, playing on instruments appropriate to the period. The Toronto-based ensemble’s live performances have consistently garnered praise. The Eybler Quartet completes its exploration of Beethoven’s Op. 18 quartets in an album that showcases the composer’s fiendishly difficult tempos and his genius for ...

Music of Stewart Goodyear & George Gershwin

June 19, 2019

Proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished pianist as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and composer. His new album features George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue together with two of Goodyear’s own compositions: Piano Sonata and Callaloo, a Carnival-inspired suite for ...

Mahler: Titan Symphony – Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

June 18, 2019

Conductor François-Xavier Roth and his orchestra Les Siècles present a fascinating new interpretation of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. It features the first period instrument recording of the 1893-94 version, using a performing edition prepared by musicologists Anna Stoll Knecht and Benjamin Garzia, working in collaboration with Universal Edition. Initially presented as a symphonic poem entitled Titan, the work was met ...

Evgeny Kissin & Emerson String Quartet: The New York Concert

June 17, 2019

The prospect of an evening of chamber music made by Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson String Quartet was bound to raise the highest expectations. But what would their first collaboration bring? That question was answered in full over the course of eight concerts given in January and April 2018 in Baden-Baden, Paris, Munich, Essen, Vienna, Chicago, Boston, and New York. ...

American Rapture: Music of Higdon, Barber & Harlin

June 16, 2019

“Yolanda Kondonassis’ enthusiasm for her instrument is infectious,” says Jennifer Higdon when describing working with her to create a new harp concerto. This world-premiere recording by Kondonassis with Ward Stare and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is a showcase for the grandeur of the harp through this beautiful composition by Higdon. The recording continues with the triumphant First Symphony of Samuel ...

The Kernis Project: Debussy – Jasper String Quartet

June 15, 2019

This album marks the culmination of the Jasper String Quartet’s decade-long journey with Aaron Jay Kernis’s music for string quartet. The four players say, “From the moment we put bow to string for Aaron’s Second Quartet, we realized his special voice and our connection to his music’s ability to capture both the complexity of the world and the simplicity of ...

Anna Shelest: Donna Voce

June 14, 2019

This new release features works for solo piano by female composers from the 19th to the 21st centuries, performed by Anna Shelest. Opening with the sonata by Fanny Mendelssohn, the album includes works by Amy Beach, Clara Schumann, Cécile Chaminade, Lili Boulanger, and Chia-Yu Hsu. Hailed by The New York Times as a pianist of a fiery sensibility and warm ...

Herbert Howells: Cello Concerto, An English Mass

June 13, 2019

A double-disc set features orchestral, choral, and organ music by one of the most distinguished English composers of the 20th century. Herbert Howells’ An English Mass is presented by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, with the Britten Sinfonia, recorded in the sublime acoustic of King’s College Chapel. Alongside the work is the magnificent orchestrated Te Deum from the Collegium Regale service, and a ...

Duo Deloro: La Buena Vida

June 12, 2019

In an exciting collaboration, guitarists Adam del Monte and Mak Grgic journey through the wide landscape of Spanish and Latin American music. With brand new arrangements, they explore classics of Iberian Romanticism from Albéniz and Granados as well as promoting the vivid ethnic rhythms of Ginastera and the beautiful nostalgia of Carlos Gardel, master of the tango-song. The bittersweet poetic ...

Vaughan Williams: Symphonies 7 & 9 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

June 11, 2019

The final volume in the series of Vaughan Williams’ symphonies from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Andrew Manze contains two of the most misunderstood and undervalued of the nine. The Seventh, Sinfonia antartica, is based on music he wrote for the film Scott of the Antarctic. It’s not a film score turned into a symphony, but a symphony ...

Bach: The Complete Works for Keyboard, Volume 2 – Benjamin Alard

June 10, 2019

In this second installment of the complete keyboard works, Benjamin Alard demonstrates with splendid eloquence how invaluable the young Bach’s north German experience proved to be. His attentive examination of the works of the great organ masters and his craving for all kinds of music significantly broadened the stylistic foundations of his keyboard writing. The wide range of works presented ...

Jae-Hyuck Cho: Beethoven & Liszt Piano Concertos

June 9, 2019

Pianist Jae-Hyuck Cho is one South Korea’s most active performing artists both at home and abroad. He has been described as “a musician who nears perfection with an extraordinary breadth of expression.” On his debut concerto recording from Sony Classical, Cho is joined by conductor Adrien Perruchon and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Featuring the first piano concertos of Beethoven ...

Mass Transmission: Choral Works by Mason Bates

June 8, 2019

Grammy-winning composer Mason Bates is widely renowned for his pioneering practice of creating music for conventional performing forces enhanced by electronic sounds. Of the two works presented in this album, Mass Transmission—in its world premiere recording—is a particularly winning example of Bates’ use of “electronica,” blended here with music for mixed choir and organ. Sirens, lacking electronica, still achieves mesmerizing ...

Angela Hewitt Plays Beethoven

June 7, 2019

This is the penultimate release in Angela Hewitt’s cycle of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas for the Hyperion label. The album opens with his very first sonata and includes the famous Waldstein, No. 21, one of his most technically challenging compositions. The listener’s understanding is again enhanced by Hewitt’s illuminating booklet notes, in which she sets out her approach to ...