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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Buffalo Philharmonic Live in Concert: Music of Brahms & Prokofiev

September 17, 2019

Grammy-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta’s latest recording with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on the BPO’s own Beau Fleuve label features Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83, with Italian pianist Fabio Bidini, and selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. The recording was made during the orchestra’s 2019 Florida tour.

Brahms: A German Requiem – Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Daniel Harding

September 16, 2019

Ein deutsches Requiem, Brahms’s longest choral work, was composed during three different periods of his life but completed between 1865 and 1868, perhaps as a result of the death of the composer’s mother. It is a sacred work, but non-liturgical. It features text chosen by Brahms from the German Lutheran Bible, with passages from both the Old and New Testament. ...

Machaut: The Single Rose – Orlando Consort

September 15, 2019

The Orlando Consort brings their customary virtues of ”supreme text-sensitivity and beauty of tone” (Early Music Today) to another recital showcasing the breadth of Guillaume de Machaut’s musical and poetic inventiveness. The rose as a symbol of both the beloved and of love itself is paid due homage in this latest installment of their essential series which continues to garner ...

Bach: The Toccatas – Mahan Esfahani

September 14, 2019

Mahan Esfahani has made it his life’s work to bring the harpsichord to the concert mainstream, and to that end his creative programming and work in commissioning new works have drawn the attention of critics and audiences alike. The exuberant vitality of Bach’s toccatas—works which the young composer probably wrote to demonstrate his own brilliance and technique as a performer—here ...

Miyako Arishima: Music of Takemitsu, Szymanowski, Chopin & Serocki

September 12, 2019

Steinway & Sons has released the debut album from up-and-coming Japanese pianist Miyako Arishima. The album blends two vastly different, yet kindred worlds: the Romantic, embodied by the music of Frédéric Chopin, and the 20th century, represented by the the works of Toru Takemitsu, Karol Szymanowski, and Kazimierz Serocki.

Souvenirs of Spain and Italy – Sharon Isbin, Pacifica Quartet

September 10, 2019

The Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet and multiple Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin join forces for an album of music for strings and guitar from the Baroque to the mid-20th century. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Quintet is a seldom-heard gem demanding virtuosity from every player. Isbin and the Pacifica play Emilio Pujol’s guitar arrangement of Antonio Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto in D Major. Luigi Boccherini’s ...

Baltimore Consort: The Food of Love

September 9, 2019

Known for their lively renditions of Renaissance tunes, the Baltimore Consort presents a new album featuring their core repertory – music of the Elizabethan era, with songs and music from the Shakespeare plays. Soprano Danielle Svonavec performs some of the greatest hits from the Bard’s songbook and the Consort instrumentalists play sparkling arrangements of dances and consort music related to ...

Albrecht Mayer: Longing for Paradise

September 8, 2019

Star oboist Albrecht Mayer’s new release, Longing for Paradise, contains one of the most demanding works in the repertoire for his instrument: Richard Strauss’s first and only Oboe Concerto. Augmenting the Strauss concerto is a new arrangement of Ravel’s famous Le Tombeau de Couperin for oboe and orchestra, as well as less familiar masterpieces by Edward Elgar and Eugène Goossens. Mayer ...

Mari Samuelsen

September 7, 2019

Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen’s debut for Deutsche Grammophon is entitled simply MARI. Recorded with the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra and conductor Jonathan Stockhammer, the album explores the contradictions of contemporary life – the fact that, despite the excitement of city life and the convenience of instant communication and express travel, many of us still feel a need to ground ourselves in ...

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 – Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

September 6, 2019

Valery Gergiev is widely recognised as the greatest modern interpreter of Tchaikovsky’s music and the Mariinsky Orchestra holds a peerless reputation in the repertoire. Together, they deliver definitive interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Fifth symphonies, recorded at Salle Pleyel in Paris during January 2010.

The Jupiter Project: Mozart in the 19th-Century Drawing Room

September 4, 2019

This is an intriguing recreation of how Mozart’s large-scale orchestral works might have been encountered in Georgian Britain. Pianist David Owen Norris, flutist Katy Bircher, violinist Caroline Balding, and cellist Andrew Skidmore join forces to form an ensemble representative of the kind that played such a prominent role in the musical landscape of the time, playing chamber arrangements of recent ...

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 79

September 3, 2019

The latest installment in Hyperion’s ongoing series of the Romantic Piano Concerto brings together works by Hans Pfitzner and Walter Braunfels dating from the twilight of German Romanticism. The Braunfels work, Tag- und Nachtstücke, is a concerto in all but name. Pfitzner’s concerto stands as one of his most impressive orchestral works. Both are heroically dispatched by pianist Markus Becker, ...

Music of Dan Locklair

September 2, 2019

This world premiere recording of four recent orchestral works by acclaimed composer Dan Locklair opens with the powerful Symphony No. 2, America, the orchestral fireworks of which celebrate three significant American holidays. Hail the Coming Day is a festive celebration of the consolidation of the towns of Winston and Salem in 1913, while the antiphonal dialogues of PHOENIX celebrate new life. The Concerto for ...

Michael Torke: Sky

September 1, 2019

Acclaimed composer Michael Torke has brought fresh life to an old, but popular form, as these four concertos demonstrate. For Sky, a concerto for violin, Torke imposed classical forms on Bluegrass, evoking the music of the people who settled Kentucky. The other three concertos (for bassoon, oboe, and clarinet) test the limits of the instruments with innovative musical expression.

Bach: Viola da Gamba Sonatas – Antoine Tamestit, Masato Suzuki

August 31, 2019

Antoine Tamestit and his artistic partner Masato Suzuki, Principal Conductor of the famous Bach Collegium Japan, immersed themselves in Bach’s three sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord in order to present this sublime interpretation using a modern viola. The change in instrumentation allows the artists total freedom to rediscover the exquisite qualities of these all too rarely played masterpieces.

Brahms: Violin Sonatas – Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien

August 30, 2019

Violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Cédric Tiberghien first met as members of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists initiative in 2005. The duo have gone on to perform throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, appearing at major venues. This new release from Ibragimova and Tiberghien brings matchless accounts of Brahms’s three violin sonatas, with a Clara Schumann encore to ...

Max Richter: My Brilliant Friend

August 29, 2019

Max Richter (The Leftovers, Taboo, Waltz with Bashir, Hostiles) composed the music for the HBO and RAI series My Brilliant Friend (L’amica geniale). The drama is based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name and tells the story of an elderly woman who discovers the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace.

Endeavor: Works for Oboe and Piano

August 28, 2019

Jeffrey Rathbun has served as assistant principal oboe of the Cleveland Orchestra since 1990 and was the principal oboe from 2001 to 2003. He was previously a member of the Atlanta, San Francisco, Oakland, and Honolulu symphony orchestras. Rathbun is joined on this recording by pianist Marc Shapiro in works by Schumann, Slavický, Stravinsky, and Howells. Frank Rosenwein, principal oboist ...

Mozart: Piano Concertos – Orli Shaham, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra/David Robertson

August 27, 2019

Orli Shaham revels in the theatrical richness and breathtaking invention of Mozart’s piano concertos, joining forces with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for this recording of No. 17 in G Major, K. 453, and No. 24 in C minor, K. 491. Shaham says, “The hope is to be able to highlight some aspect of the work that ...

Choral Music of Gerald Finzi: Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

August 26, 2019

The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge comprises around thirty Choral Scholars and two Organ Scholars, all of whom are students at the University. The College’s choral tradition dates back to the all-male choir of the fourteenth century, when former Chapel Royal choristers studied in King’s Hall which later became part of Trinity College. The Choir’s latest recording features the music ...