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.
 

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 – Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

June 4, 2018

This release is the continuation of Andris Nelsons’s much-admired Bruckner symphony cycle with the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig. Here they play the Seventh Symphony – premiered in 1884 by this orchestra and now recorded live to mark its 275th anniversary. Nelsons brings youthful energy, fluidity and rhythmic impulse, while still leaving room for Bruckner’s music’s monumental sound blocks that give ...

Jean-Guihen Queyras: CPE Bach Cello Concertos

June 3, 2018

Why should music before Mozart now be the sole preserve of period-instrument orchestras? For some years now, Ensemble Resonanz has challenged this idea, without ever neglecting the notion of the sheer pleasure to be derived from the concertos and symphonies of the great Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Like their guest soloist Jean-Guihen Queyras, all the musicians possess equal virtuosity in ...

Alessio Bax: Beethoven Emperor Concerto & Solo Works

June 2, 2018

Alessio Bax returns to recording with the Southbank Sinfonia under Simon Over, in a new album of works by Beethoven centered around the majestic “Emperor” Piano Concerto No. 5. Combining exceptional lyricism and insight with consummate technique, Alessio Bax is without a doubt “among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public” (Gramophone). He catapulted to prominence with First ...

Boris Giltburg: Music of Rachmaninoff

May 31, 2018

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is a complex, epic narrative that moves from a simple opening melody to the triumphant apotheosis at its conclusion. In the Variations on a Theme of Correlli, Rachmaninoff reworks the original theme using his unique harmonic language until there is no trace left of its Baroque or Renaissance origins. Pianist Boris Giltburg was born in ...

Francisco Fullana: Through the Lens of Time

May 30, 2018

“Through the Lens of Time” brings together four modern perspectives re-imagining the Baroque tradition: a dialogue between Old and New that prompts both composers and performers to explore music from giants of the past and its place in their own lives. Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana has received international praise as a “rising star” (BBC Music Magazine) and an “amazing talent” (Gustavo Dudamel). His 2016 recital debut ...

Vivaldi: Gloria & Other Sacred Works

May 29, 2018

Soprano Julia Lezhneva, “a serene, sleek voice” (Financial Times), and countertenor Franco Fagioli, “one of today’s great vocal technicians” (The Guardian), partner with today’s premier Vivaldi interpreters, Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti, for an all-Vivaldi album. The new Decca album features the Baroque composer’s Gloria, complemented by Nisi Dominus with Fagioli and Nulla in mundo pax sincera with Lezhneva.

Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories – Stile Antico

May 27, 2018

The office of Tenebrae, from the liturgy of Holy Week, has always fascinated the public and, above all, offered a fertile terrain for composers to exercise their gifts. Such was the case with Tomás Luis de Victoria, whose exclusively sacred output was nourished by multiple influences during his years in Rome. These Responsories, performed by the world-renowned vocal ensemble Stile ...

Blake Pouliot: Ravel & Debussy

May 26, 2018

One of Canada’s fastest rising and most promising young artists, 23-year-old violinist Blake Pouliot has been described by the Toronto Star as “one of those special talents that come along once in a lifetime.” On his first album, Pouliot and pianist Hsin-I Huang perform works by two great French composers of the first half of the 20th century – Maurice ...

George Szell in Europe

May 25, 2018

With Fritz Reiner, Georg Solti and Ferenc Fricsay, George Szell (1897-1970) was one of several great Hungarian conductors who deeply influenced the art of conducting in the 20th century. He left Europe in 1939 for the United States, where he had a brilliant career. With the Cleveland Orchestra, which he conducted from 1946 until his death in 1970, he achieved ...

Pavel Kolesnikov: Music of Louis Couperin

May 23, 2018

Pavel Kolesnikov, 2012 Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano, gave his Wigmore Hall debut at the beginning of 2013. Equally well-suited to the demands of the French Baroque as to the high Romanticism of Tchaikovsky and Chopin, his attentive musicianship yields revelatory results in the music of Louis Couperin. A composer, harpsichordist, organist, and viol player, Couperin was, after ...

The Royal Wedding: The Official Album

May 22, 2018

Decca Records has released the official recording of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. Having recorded the entire service live at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, every piece of music, the readings, blessings and the vows are included. The musical highlight of the moving and joyous ceremony was British cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, one of the most exciting ...

Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze

May 21, 2018

Andrew Manze’s interpretations of Vaughan Williams’ symphonies have met with acclaim from audiences and critics alike. This third album in the series contains two masterpieces. The Fifth Symphony draws on material from The Pilgrim’s Progress. The Sixth Symphony stunned the audience at its premiere – some tried to explain the work’s last movement as depicting a nuclear wasteland. Vaughan Williams responded, ...

Rachel Barton Pine & Jory Vinikour: Bach Violin Sonatas

May 18, 2018

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, critically acclaimed artists of international renown – and also close friends – record together for the first time on this album of J.S. Bach’s complete sonatas for violin and harpsichord. The artists approach these works as Bach intended: as trio sonatas with equally important roles for the violin and the harpsichord’s treble ...

Living Music: New Chamber Music for Flute

May 17, 2018

Contemporary music is alive and well in innumerable forms and genres, and the flexibility and colorful sonorities of the flute have attracted composers of every style. This collection of beautiful chamber music with flute is performed by award-winning soloist Alice K. Dade and includes four premiere recordings. These take us from Aaron Jay Kernis’s Air, the composer’s ‘love letter in ...

The Romantic Piano Concerto: Ferdinand Ries

May 16, 2018

Once celebrated as one of the finest piano-performers of the 1820s, Ferdinand Ries is now remembered chiefly for his association with Beethoven. Volume 75 of Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series highlights Ries’s own Piano Concertos Nos. 8 and 9 and Introduction and Polonaise. Piers Lane is joined by Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now in performances that make a persuasive ...

Paul Lewis: Haydn Piano Sonatas

May 15, 2018

Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire. This recording is the first of a series of discs of ...

David Aaron Carpenter: Motherland

May 14, 2018

For his second Warner Classics album, David Aaron Carpenter – “a star violist” in the words of the Los Angeles Times – brings together concertos by Dvořák, Bartók, Walton and a dance cycle by contemporary composer Alexey Shor. Carpenter identifies a connecting theme of “a longing for the homeland … a reverence for native musical folk tunes and language.” He ...

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo: Mother, A Musical Tribute

May 13, 2018

Described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), “exhilarating” (Gramophone), and “the very model of complete 21st century musicians” (The Washington Post), Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Their album “Mother” features musical compositions that pay tribute to ...

Frederic Hand: Samatureya

May 12, 2018

Longtime Metropolitan Opera guitarist and lutenist, versatile and award-winning composer, and mentor and teacher to generations of guitarists, Frederic Hand has enjoyed an impressive and impactful career on many levels. His latest release, “Samatureya,” features his signature brand of compositions and his fluid, expressive playing. His compositions defy easy categorization – they draw from various styles including early music, Irish ...

Bach: Mass in B minor – Les Arts Florissants

May 11, 2018

One of the supreme monuments of western sacred music, Bach’s Mass in B minor has been constantly re-examined by successive generations of performers. The questions it raises for musicologists and conductors are many and varied. Each of them strives to give his or her own reading with the necessary humility. It was in this frame of mind that William Christie ...