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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Seducción: Music for Flute & Piano

August 6, 2018

“Music is language,” said the legendary French flutist and inspirational teacher, Marcel Moyse, “the flute is one of its mediums of expression, and when I play I try to convey the impression of laughing, of singing, of talking through the medium of my instrument in a manner almost as direct as that expressed by the human voice.” His insight is ...

Dallas Winds: John Williams At The Movies

August 5, 2018

John Williams is one of the best known, most awarded and most successful composers in history, and his name is inextricably connected to outstanding music for films. He has written scores for over 100 films, and his massive list of awards includes 51 Academy Award nominations and five wins, as well as 24 Grammy awards. This collection of some of ...

Max Emanuel Cencic: Opera Arias by Nicola Porpora

August 4, 2018

Countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic presents a generous selection of fine opera arias by Baroque master Nicola Porpora, including seven world premiere recordings. A celebrated Neapolitan composer and singing teacher, Porpora’s ability to set the Italian language to music was internationally acknowledged during his lifetime. Cencic has been at the forefront of rediscovering this neglected composer’s operatic legacy. He is joined by ...

Waller & Maxwell Guitar Duo: Favorites

August 2, 2018

Praised for “their absolutely sublime touch” (La Sicilia), Anne Waller and Mark Maxwell have toured the United States and Europe for over 35 years as energetic proponents of guitar duo playing. Their unique programming of works for both nineteenth-century and modern guitars provides rare insight into the evolution of this captivating art. Waller and Maxwell perform both historical transcriptions as ...

Steven Osborne: Rachmaninoff’s Etudes-Tableaux

August 1, 2018

Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most treasured musicians whose insightful and idiomatic interpretations of diverse repertoire show an immense musical depth. His performances of Rachmaninoff’s music have been praised for their “modesty, inner fire and virtuosity” (The Observer). Osborne turns his attention to the wonderful Études-tableaux, or ‘picture-studies,’ which have the power to hold the attention through Rachmaninoff’s command of ...

Joanna Goldstein: Nasty Women

July 28, 2018

Five years after the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, 14 women composers staged a “musical march” on Washington, D.C., to showcase their work. The event ranged from piano-accompanied songs to chamber music to works for large ensembles. Pianist Joanna Goldstein’s album “Nasty Women” features seven of the composers who participated in that groundbreaking conference, ...

Vivaldi x2: Double Concertos – La Serenissima

July 26, 2018

Established in 1994, La Serenissima is recognized as the UK’s leading exponent of the music of 18th-century Venice. Uniquely, the group’s entire repertoire is edited from manuscript or contemporary sources, and it has been praised for “its glorious and all-too-rare ability to make one’s pulse race afresh with every new project” (Gramophone). On ‘Vivaldi x2,’ La Serenissima performs seven foot-tapping ...

Drew Petersen: American Music for Piano

July 25, 2018

In his young career, American pianist Drew Petersen has achieved some of the highest musical honors, including top prize from the 2017 American Pianists Awards and a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant. This recital, a daunting showcase of American piano works, is a glimpse of his remarkable musicianship. The program includes music of Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Charles Ives, Elliott Carter, ...

Cello Sonatas by Chopin, Schumann & Grieg

July 24, 2018

Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev, known for her “glowing, burnished tone” (Washington Post), makes her debut on Avie Records with Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen, praised for his “pearly touch, singing tone, and sensitivity” (New York Times), in a recording of the music of three leading Romantic composers. For their first album together, Segev and Pohjonen have chosen the expressive and sometimes ...

Debussy: Preludes; La Mer – Alexander Melnikov, Olga Pashchenko

July 23, 2018

A century after his death in 1918, many artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great ‘colorist’ and father of modern music. Alexander Melnikov is among those pianists increasingly committed to playing the works of the past on the instruments on which they came into being (or could have done so). ...

European Soloists, Luxembourg: Schubert & Berio

July 22, 2018

Just before his death in 1828, Franz Schubert was at work on his Tenth Symphony, which was destined to become yet another unfinished work. The extensive sketches are fascinating and show Schubert clearly moving into new sound worlds that anticipate Mahler in the central slow movement. Luciano Berio’s ingenious work ‘Rendering’ brings Schubert’s sketches alive by creating a new work ...

Tango Fado Duo

July 21, 2018

In their new release, Tango Fado Duo (guitarist Pedro H. da Silva and bandoneonist Daniel Binelli) explore the relationship between the sensuality of Argentine tango and the passion of Portuguese fado, interweaving the traditional sounds of their respective instruments. Although tango and fado originate from two distant countries and differ in rhythm and instrumentation, they are closely related in harmony, ...

Amsterdam Sinfonietta: Bartók & Brahms

July 20, 2018

Amsterdam Sinfonietta was founded in 1988, with Lev Markiz as its first artistic director. Candida Thompson has been the orchestra’s concertmaster since 1995, as well as its artistic director since 1995. Their approach to music-making without a conductor is what distinguishes the group from other chamber orchestras. The ensemble’s latest recording features Bartók’s Divertimento and a string orchestra version of ...

Daniel Lozakovich: Music of Bach

July 19, 2018

It was only by chance that Daniel Lozakovich, who was born in Sweden in 2001, began playing the violin at the age of six: his parents, neither of them musicians, sent a sports-mad Daniel to a music school, where he resolutely chose the violin as his instrument. After his very first lesson, his teacher declared him exceptionally talented, and two ...

Daniele Pollini: Music of Chopin, Scriabin & Stockhausen

July 18, 2018

Daniele Pollini is the son of the famous Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini. He made ​​his debut as a pianist at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro in the summer of 1997. He also participated in the Salzburg Festival and the Ruhr Piano Festival and made ​​his successful debut in Paris and in the United States. Following in the footsteps of his ...

Roberto Prosseda: Piano Works of Charles Gounod

July 16, 2018

In celebration of the 200th birthday of French composer Charles Gounod, Roberto Prosseda has released a collection of rarely heard piano works by the composer who is mostly remembered for his work on the opera stage. Gounod was an amateur pianist in matters of technique, but he excelled at accompanying himself singing his own melodies. He composed about 40 piano ...

Teach Me Thy Statutes: Music of Pavel Chesnokov

July 15, 2018

Russian sacred music constitutes an entirely unique aspect of Russian and world musical culture. Among the composers whose musical legacy has become an integral part of the Russian Orthodox Church’s liturgical life is Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944). He belongs to the so-called “new direction” of Moscow composers, a school of church composition that arose in the late 19th-early 20th centuries within ...

Neave Trio: French Moments

July 14, 2018

The young Neave Trio explores some of the most prominent French composers of the early 20th century in their new album. The dominant piece here is the lesser-known trio by Albert Roussel: only the second of his completed works to be published. This is followed by Debussy’s early piano trio, performed with a bright and radiant approach that provides great moments of ...

Casals Quartet: Beethoven’s Complete String Quartets, Volume 1

July 13, 2018

Launching its complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets, the Casals Quartet presents this first installment featuring initial examples of the genre from each of the three key periods in the composer’s career: his formative years, the so-called ‘heroic’ middle period, and that of his artistic maturity. The ingenious juxtaposition shows how much his superhuman quest for perfection enriched a compositional ...

Brasil Guitar Duo: Concertos of Brouwer & Bellinati

July 12, 2018

These two concertos show the increasing importance of the guitar duo on the world’s concert stages. Leo Brouwer, one of the foremost Latin American composers, has written many admired guitar concertos, but The Book of Signs is his first for two guitars, a double concerto of great virtuosity, with a majestic, songful theme in its central movement. A crucial figure ...