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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Beethoven Piano Sonatas – Young-Ah Tak

November 29, 2019

In anticipation of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Steinway & Sons releases a recording of three of the composer’s piano sonatas performed by Young-Ah Tak in her debut recording for the Steinway label. The works span the short and cheery early Sonata No. 6 in F Major to the monumental Sonata No. 23 in F minor, the Appassionata. Like ...

Music of Charles Ives – San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas

November 28, 2019

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 of Charles Ives on their latest release, recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall in November 2017. The album also features a selection of hymn tunes which served as sources of inspiration for Ives. Tilson Thomas, a leading champion of Ives’ work, says, “At its core, the ...

Daniel Lozakovich: None but the Lonely Heart

November 27, 2019

None but the Lonely Heart captures the extraordinary maturity of Daniel Lozakovich’s interpretations of Tchaikovsky. The 18-year-old violinist’s second album for Deutsche Grammophon features a live performance of the composer’s Violin Concerto, recorded with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under the helm of conductor, and fellow violinist, Vladimir Spivakov, with whom Lozakovich made his solo debut in 2010. The ...

Chamber Music Northwest: Clarinet Quintets for Our Time

November 26, 2019

Master clarinetist David Shifrin partners with the Dover and Harlem String Quartets in three new quintets. The works showcase the clarinet’s many moods and tones and explore the expressive capabilities of the string quartet as well. First on the album is Ducal Suite, featuring arrangements of compositions by Duke Ellington. David Schiff’s arrangements make the most of Shifrin’s virtuosity and ...

Mariam Batsashvili: Chopin & Liszt

November 25, 2019

Mariam Batsashvili already ranks among the most promising young pianists of her generation. She gained international recognition at the 10th Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht in 2014. On her debut album, Batsashvili combines solo works by Liszt and his contemporary Frédéric Chopin. Chopin was just a year older than Liszt and the two became good friends in Paris. The ...

Music of Heitor Villa-Lobos

November 24, 2019

The concertos and chamber works on this album show Heitor Villa-Lobos’s unceasing enthusiasm for new colors and sonorities in his music. The Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra was his last work for the instrument and written for Andrés Segovia. A cornerstone of the repertoire, it contains soaring melodies and rhythmic vitality couched in virtuosic writing. Exploring the instrument’s full ...

Beethoven Around the World – Ébène Quartet

November 23, 2019

“In themselves, Beethoven’s quartets represent an odyssey, a round-the-world voyage,” says the Ébène Quartet. The French ensemble is marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a global tour of 21 countries. In the course of their “Beethoven Around the World” tour, the Ébène will make live recordings in seven different cities: Vienna, Philadelphia, Tokyo, São Paulo, Melbourne, Nairobi, and ...

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique – Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

November 22, 2019

Formed in 2003 by conductor François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles comprises outstanding young players from leading French ensembles. The orchestra’s repertoire is notably wide in range. It uses both period and modern instruments, playing each repertoire on appropriate instruments. This new reading by Les Siècles of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is based on a close study of the composer’s autograph score and ...

Vivaldi Edition: Violin Concertos, Volume 7

November 21, 2019

The French label Naïve releases the 62nd album in its monumental Vivaldi Edition, offering “consistently fascinating pieces” in its “invaluable series devoted to newly rediscovered works of Vivaldi” (All Music) housed at the National Library in Turin. The seventh volume devoted to Vivaldi’s violin concertos features violinist Alessandro Tampieri and Ottavio Dantone’s Accademia Bizantina in the six surviving concertos of ...

Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Vol 9

November 20, 2019

A key thread in pianist Jonathan Biss’s decade-long Beethoven immersion has been his journey to record all 32 of the composer’s piano sonatas, which he began in 2011 and completes with the release of the cycle’s ninth and final volume by Orchid Classics. Comprising Sonatas Nos. 7, 18 and 32, the new album is one of many highlights of Biss’s ...

Rachel Barton Pine: Dvořák & Khachaturian Violin Concertos

November 19, 2019

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, joined by conductor Teddy Abrams and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, has released a new album pairing the violin concertos by Antonín Dvořák and Aram Khachaturian. Pine explains, “The thing that really connects these concertos is that both composers were really inspired by the ethnic music of their particular region of the world: Dvořák by Czech ...

Dong Hyek Lim: Music of Rachmaninoff

November 18, 2019

With Russia home to both his formative years and competition triumphs, pianist Dong Hyek Lim brings a special sensitivity to the pathos and lyricism of Rachmaninoff. Lim is joined in the enduringly popular Second Concerto by the BBC Symphony Orchestra with fellow Moscow Conservatory alumnus Alexander Vedernikov, and by regular collaborator and piano legend Martha Argerich in the composer’s two-piano ...

Arod Quartet: The Mathilde Album

November 17, 2019

With this album of works by Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, and Webern – key figures in Vienna’s musical life in the early 20th century – the Arod Quartet honors the woman who became Arnold Schoenberg’s wife in 1901. Mathilde was Zemlinsky’s sister and the dedicatee of her husband’s String Quartet No 2, an innovative work in both its tonal language and its ...

Ofra Harnoy: Back to Bach

November 16, 2019

This album presents a number of tried and true Baroque favorites on the cello, as well as some slightly lesser-known gems from composers such as Allegri and Corelli, which Ofra Harnoy interprets with the profound musicality and passion she is known for. She has decided to use brass as accompaniment for some works, and for others has created a cello ...

John O’Conor: Haydn Piano Sonatas, Volume 2

November 15, 2019

This album was born out of John O’Conor’s love for Haydn’s sonatas, which he believes are greatly underestimated among the piano repertoire. O’Conor explains that while Haydn’s sonatas tend to be eclipsed by the later works of composers such as Beethoven and Mozart, and even though they might not be as powerful, they still retain a certain “sparkle in them ...

Bach: Overtures for Orchestra – Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini

November 14, 2019

For over three decades, Concerto Italiano and Rinaldo Alessandrini have been exploring the works of Bach. In this new album, the ensemble interprets the complete Overtures of Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as those of his well-respected contemporaries and second cousins, Johann Bernhard and Johann Ludwig Bach. Alessandrini has once again put Bach’s music under the microscope to identify the ...

Charles Richard-Hamelin: Chopin Ballades & Impromptus

November 13, 2019

In 2015, Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin received the Silver Medal at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. He has continued to explore the music of Chopin in many of his recordings. Richard-Hamelin’s latest album from Analekta features the complete Ballades and Impromptus, showing two important sides of the composer’s work.

Sara Sant’Ambrogio: Music of Elgar, Piazzolla & Wolosoff

November 12, 2019

Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio first hit the international stage by winning the Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition in Russia, which resulted in her Carnegie Hall debut being televised nationally in the United States. Since then, she has performed thousands of concerts on six continents both as a soloist and with her ensemble, the Eroica Trio. Sant’Ambrogio has finally fulfilled her ...

Music of Josquin & Bauldeweyn – Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

November 11, 2019

The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through recordings and more than two thousand concerts, they have established themselves throughout the world as leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music. This is the penultimate recording in the ensemble’s project to record all of Josquin des Prez’s masses before the composer’s 500th anniversary in 2021. It features ...

Luka Šulić: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

November 10, 2019

After seven years of touring the world as part of the critically acclaimed duo 2Cellos, Luka Šulić returns to his classical roots with his first solo album for Sony Classical.  A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music and a prize-winning cellist, Šulić takes on one of the most iconic works in classical music for his first independent recording project. His dramatic ...