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.
 

Brahms: Late Piano Works – Garrick Ohlsson

January 9, 2019

Garrick Ohlsson presents a recital of late piano works by Johannes Brahms, a composer with whom he has a close and lifelong association. Three sets of miniatures (Fantasias, Op. 116; Intermezzos, Op. 117; and Clavierstücke, Op. 118) come from the twilight of Brahms’s compositional life. Ohlsson provides a contrasting encore with an energetic scherzo written some forty years earlier, when ...

Gershwin Reimagined: An American in London

January 8, 2019

This album brings together artists from many different backgrounds to present the symphonic music of George Gershwin in unprecedented sonic scope. Jazz pianist Shelly Berg, conductor José Serebrier, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are joined by a group of guest artists (Monica Mancini, Arturo Sandoval, Ledisi, and Mark O’Connor) for a fresh take on familiar works by Gershwin. Notable is the choice to record ...

Images of Brazil: Francesca Anderegg & Erika Ribeiro

January 7, 2019

“Images of Brazil” showcases the breadth and variety of Brazilian music by focusing on composers who use native forms, such as the bossa nova, chôro, frevo, and samba, combined with neo-Romanticism, Modernism and jazz. It includes Camargo Guarnieri’s grandly Romantic Violin Sonata No. 4 and a violin arrangement of one of Villa-Lobos’s most colorful character pieces, alongside contemporary works. Violinist ...

David Fray: Bach Concertos for 2, 3 and 4 Pianos

January 6, 2019

“This is a musical family affair,” says David Fray of this collection of Bach’s concertos for two, three and four keyboards. Fray, like Audrey Vigoureux and Emmanuel Christien, studied with Jacques Rouvier at the Paris Conservatory. “These concertos, which take their lead from the dance, are a joy for both players and listener,” Fray continues. “As pupils of Jacques Rouvier, ...

Joyce DiDonato: Into the Fire

January 5, 2019

Recorded live at London’s celebrated Wigmore Hall, this captivating recital by Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano Quartet was conceived around Jake Heggie’s song cycle Camille Claudel: Into the Fire, a work written for DiDonato. She describes it as “one of most moving projects I’ve ever been part of.” Songs by Debussy and Strauss and a quartet movement by Guillaume Lekeu ...

Javier Perianes: Piano Music of Debussy

January 4, 2019

A century after his death in 1918, many Harmonia Mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great ‘colorist’ and father of modern music. Javier Perianes, for his part, wanted to come back to the Préludes that are so close to his heart, after an earlier album devoted to the intangible links between ...

Nemanja Radulović: Baïka

January 3, 2019

Violinist Nemanja Radulović’s latest album, Baïka, takes us on a journey through different musical regions. From the Armenia of Khachaturian we travel to Rimsky-Korsakov’s fairy-tale Arabia before reaching the shores of the Black Sea with Aleksandar Sedlar. On this new recording, the Franco-Serbian violinist is accompanied by some of his most long-standing musical friends and collaborators.

Shunske Sato: Bach Violin Concertos

December 31, 2018

Shunske Sato, one of the world’s most distinctive Baroque violinists, joins Il Pomo d’Oro – an ensemble as imaginative as he is – for Bach. Sato is positively immersed in this music: he’s the concertmaster of the Netherlands Bach Society, which is currently engaged in performing Bach’s complete works. But Sato is all about reinvention as well as reverence for ...

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà: Ovation

December 30, 2018

Recorded live in concert, “Ovation” features works by Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter, Philip Glass, Ennio Morricone, George Enescu, Joe Hisaishi, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Srul Irving Glick. Angèle Dubeau writes of this release: “This album, recorded live at Quebec City’s Palais Montcalm in November 2017, features some of the most striking works that La Pietà has performed during its 21 years ...

Javier Camarena: Contrabandista

December 29, 2018

Contrabandista marks the first release of the new ‘Mentored by Bartoli’ series, a partnership between Decca Classics and the Cecilia Bartoli Music Foundation. Tenor Javier Camarena delves deep into the life and music of legendary Spanish tenor Manuel García. This collection features works by García, including three world premiere recordings, alongside favorites by Rossini and Zingarelli. Camarena is joined by Cecilia ...

Bertrand Chamayou: Piano Music of Saint-Saëns

December 28, 2018

Following his award-winning survey of Ravel’s complete solo piano works, Bertrand Chamayou takes on some of the most brilliant yet fiendishly virtuosic music in the French Romantic repertoire on his new Saint-Saëns album, drawing together the two most famous of the composer’s five piano concertos – the epic No. 2 and the irresistibly exotic No. 5 “The Egyptian.” Chamayou also ...

Music of Rimsky-Korsakov & Stravinsky – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

December 27, 2018

Vasily Petrenko was appointed Principal Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2006 and in September 2009 became Chief Conductor. His dynamic music partnership with the orchestra has attracted world-wide critical acclaim and drawn new audiences, including many young people, to live classical music. Their latest recording features two Russian masterworks: the suite from Rimsky-Korsakov’s last opera The ...

Brahms: Late Piano Music – Charles Owen

December 26, 2018

Steinway ambassador, Guildhall professor and co-founder of the London Piano Festival, Charles Owen turns to the late piano works by Johannes Brahms for his latest Avie release. Within this collection, Owen reveals myriad moods with the composer harking back as well as facing forward – from evocations of Schubert, Schumann and Liszt in the Eight Klavierstücke, Op. 76; winter-like darkness in ...

Bach: Christmas Oratorio – Mainz Bach Choir & Orchestra, Ralf Otto

December 23, 2018

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio was written for the Christmas season of 1734. Although it incorporates music from earlier works, it belongs firmly among his timeless large-scale compositions. For conductor Ralf Otto, flexibility, diversity and transparency of sound have always been essential to working with choirs and orchestras, based on his gift for interpreting different musical styles, from the Renaissance through today.

Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne: Beneath the Incense Tree

December 22, 2018

The Choir of Trinity College in Melbourne, Australia, has offered a Service of Lessons and Carols during Advent since the 1970s, in the form developed for King’s College, Cambridge. Many of the works on this new album were first performed by the Choir, or were written specially for Trinity’s Christmas services. “Beneath the Incense Tree” presents works inspired by the ...

Apollo’s Fire: Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain

December 21, 2018

Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire present a celebration of the American immigrant experience. From Christmas Eve in medieval Scotland to folk carols and shape-note hymns at a toe-tapping Christmas gathering in Virginia, Apollo’s Fire follows the journeys of the Irish and Scottish settlers who settled in the Appalachian Mountains and welcomed Christmas with love, singing, dancing, and prayer.

ORA Singers: The Mystery of Christmas

December 20, 2018

The story of Christ’s birth has prompted generations of composers to expressions of joy and mystical reflection. The ORA Singers’ selection of carols for this album unveils a whole treasure chest of offerings, all giving voice to various elements of the Nativity story. Highlights include Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium and a carol by John Rutter written specifically for ORA’s ...

Hirundo Maris: Silent Night

December 19, 2018

Since the founding of their ensemble Hirundo Maris in 2009, Catalan harpist and singer Arianna Savall and Norwegian tenor and violist Petter Udland Johansen have committed themselves to music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period. For Silent Night, the musicians have chosen Christmas songs from Mediterranean and Nordic traditions, entering into the magical world of centuries-old holiday music.

Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony – Utah Symphony, Thierry Fischer

December 18, 2018

The Utah Symphony under Music Director Thierry Fischer launches a recording cycle of works by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns on Hyperion Records. This three-volume set will be the first complete commercial recording of the composer’s five symphonies by an American orchestra, as well as the orchestra’s first recording project with the independent British label. Volume 1 comprises Symphony No. 3 in C minor (“Organ”), featuring Paul Jacobs; ...

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge: 100 Years of Nine Lessons and Carols

December 17, 2018

For many music lovers, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the sound of carols from King’s College Chapel in Cambridge. Each year, millions around the world enjoy the Choir’s Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This two-part collection celebrates 100 years of the famous service with a mix of brand-new performances and historical recordings not heard since the original BBC broadcasts.