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.

Clarinet Classics at Riversdale

July 7, 2019

Clarinetist Robert DiLutis and the Mellifera Quartet give sparkling performances of beloved classics such as Weber’s Clarinet Quintet along with delightful but lesser-known works. DiLutis describes the Weber Quintet as a dream come true for clarinetists, and that description could well apply to the other pieces on this album, which includes works by Miklós Rózsa, Alexander Glazunov, Erland von Koch, ...

Renée Fleming: Lieder by Brahms, Schumann & Mahler

July 6, 2019

Four-time Grammy winning soprano Renée Fleming presents her first full-length Lieder album in almost two decades. The new album, Lieder, features songs by Brahms, Schumann, and Mahler, each of whom bring Romantic poetry to life through exquisite word-setting and sublime melody. Fleming is joined by Christian Thielemann and the Munich Philharmonic in a performance of Mahler’s Rückert Lieder. For songs ...

ChangYong Shin: Music of Beethoven, Liszt & Chopin

July 5, 2019

Passionate, inspired performances and brilliant technique are the hallmark of pianist ChangYong Shin. He brings those qualities to meditative yet virtuosic works by Beethoven, Liszt, and Chopin. With performances in South Korea, Italy, France, the UK, and across the United States, and a growing reputation for compelling interpretations, Shin is developing an international career as a soloist and chamber musician. ...

They Persisted: Music of Amy Beach, Ulric Cole & Ethel Smyth

July 4, 2019

This release features three chamber works by female composers, written during the first three decades of the twentieth century. The project was initiated by pianist Joanna Goldstein, Professor of Music at Indiana University Southeast. Joined by violinist Steven Moeckel, cellist Nicholas Finch, and hornist Bruch Heim, the pianist presents rarely heard works by Amy Beach, Ulric Cole, and Ethel Smyth.

Sibelius: Kullervo – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard

July 3, 2019

Kullervo represents not only the confident first step in Sibelius’s symphonic odyssey, it is also a viscerally exciting experience on its own terms. A symphony with vocal soloists and choir, it was the first of Sibelius’s works to draw on the Kalevala, the Finnish national myth, which was a source of inspiration throughout his life. This recording from Thomas Dausgaard ...

Chopin: Concertos for Piano & String Quintet

July 2, 2019

Pianist David Lively has gone on a journey of discovery, recreating Chopin’s string-quintet arrangements for his two piano concertos, “through research, unearthing scores in national libraries, and writing my own transcriptions.” Acknowledging that these works were “destined for the concert stage as well as the music salon,” Lively’s versions reveal a delicate transparency to these familiar works. He is joined ...

Jess Gillam: Rise

July 1, 2019

Jess Gillam is an award-winning saxophonist. In 2016, she made history as the first-ever saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year. “Rise” is Gillam’s debut album on Decca Classics. It’s a collection of pieces which showcase her phenomenal talent and diverse musical taste, ranging from Marcello and Shostakovich to David Bowie and Kate Bush.

Hermitage Piano Trio Plays Rachmaninoff

June 30, 2019

Descending from the great Russian musical tradition, the Hermitage Piano Trio is distinguished by its exuberant musicality, interpretative range, and sumptuous sound. Following a recent performance, The Washington Post raved that “three of Russia’s most spectacular young soloists… turned in a performance of such power and sweeping passion that it left you nearly out of breath.” On their debut album ...

Pavarotti: Music from the Motion Picture

June 29, 2019

To coincide with the release of the Ron Howard-directed documentary Pavarotti, Decca Records has released an album of the music featured in the soundtrack. This cinematic event showcases history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage. Pavarotti: Music From The Motion Picture features selections from operas including Turandot, La Bohème, Aida, and Tosca as well as Italian songs and collaborations with friends including Plácido ...

Franck: Piano Works & Quintet – Michel Dalberto, Novus Quartet

June 28, 2019

Pianist Michel Dalberto has established himself during a forty-year career as a master. As an ardent defender of French music, he launched a series dedicated to Debussy, Fauré, Franck, and Ravel on the Aparté record label. Dalberto says, “I wish to prove myself worthy of the teachers who used to provide a specific idea of French music made of severity ...

Duo Sequenza: New Music for Flute & Guitar

June 27, 2019

Duo Sequenza’s new album includes works by five critically acclaimed contemporary composers. David Noon is one of the most prolific composers in the United States; Jerry Owen’s numerous achievements include two Pulitzer Prize nominations; Jorge Muñiz has had his music performed by chamber ensembles, chorales and orchestras throughout the world; Marc Mellits is one of the most performed and recorded ...

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I – Keith Jarrett

June 26, 2019

In February 1987, Keith Jarrett recorded, on a Steinway grand piano, the first book of The Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was the first in a series of acclaimed Bach recordings he would make for ECM. On March 7, 1987, prior to the release of the studio set, Jarrett performed the complete Book I for an audience at ...

Palimpsest – Mika & Richard Stoltzman

June 25, 2019

Clarinet legend Richard Stoltzman and virtuoso marimbist Mika Stoltzman present a stunning collection of works in which the duo finds freedom in music of the past and equally breaks through boundaries with new arrangements and commissions. John Zorn’s title track, Palimpsest, written in 2018 for Richard’s 75th birthday, sets the tone, evoking layers of tradition and innovation. Richard’s lifelong friendship ...

Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey

June 24, 2019

John Mackey is one of today’s most popular and sought-after composers of contemporary classical music, with an emphasis on wind band and orchestral music. His music runs the gamut of human emotion, from the sublime to the ridiculous. One minute he offers the sound of ripping metal, then suddenly gives you a melody that’s achingly beautiful. Mackey always writes with ...

Jory Vinikour: 20th Century Harpsichord Concertos

June 23, 2019

Two-time Grammy Award-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour joins the Chicago Philharmonic and its artistic director Scott Speck in a program of 20th-century harpsichord concertos spanning more than six decades. The album includes the world premiere album release of Ned Rorem’s neoclassical 1946 Concertino da Camera, which the composer has called a “perfect recording.” The disc also offers Czech composer Viktor Kalabis’s ...

Elīna Garanča: Sol y Vida

June 22, 2019

Deutsche Grammophon has just released Elīna Garanča’s newest album: Sol y Vida, a celebration of love and the long hot days of summer. A very personal selection of music from the Latvian mezzo, the album’s repertoire ranges from well-known Italian love songs to Spanish and Latin American favorites. She says, “For me, these many-colored songs are a perfect reflection of the ...

Mozart: The Last Three Symphonies – Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

June 21, 2019

Following a long maturation process, Jordi Savall presents his interpretations of Mozart’s last three symphonies. On this double album he has chosen to include the Symphony No. 40 on both discs in order to underline the continuity existing from one work to the other. This juxtaposition highlights an important dimension of these milestones of 18th century orchestral music. Le Concert ...

Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 18, Nos. 4-6 – Eybler Quartet

June 20, 2019

The Eybler Quartet came together in 2004 to explore the works of the first century-and-a-half of the string quartet, playing on instruments appropriate to the period. The Toronto-based ensemble’s live performances have consistently garnered praise. The Eybler Quartet completes its exploration of Beethoven’s Op. 18 quartets in an album that showcases the composer’s fiendishly difficult tempos and his genius for ...

Music of Stewart Goodyear & George Gershwin

June 19, 2019

Proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished pianist as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and composer. His new album features George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue together with two of Goodyear’s own compositions: Piano Sonata and Callaloo, a Carnival-inspired suite for ...

Mahler: Titan Symphony – Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

June 18, 2019

Conductor François-Xavier Roth and his orchestra Les Siècles present a fascinating new interpretation of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. It features the first period instrument recording of the 1893-94 version, using a performing edition prepared by musicologists Anna Stoll Knecht and Benjamin Garzia, working in collaboration with Universal Edition. Initially presented as a symphonic poem entitled Titan, the work was met ...