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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Neave Trio: Musical Remembrances

May 13, 2022

Hailed by BBC Music magazine for its “generous and warm-hearted, utterly beguiling playing,” the Neave Trio has emerged as one of the finest young ensembles of its generation. Here, the trio presents a program of music connected by the theme of remembrance. Rachmaninoff’s early first piano trio was inspired by Tchaikovsky’s trio in A minor, and shows illuminating glimpses of ...

Rameau: Concerts en sextuor – Les Accents, Thibault Noally

May 12, 2022

Transcriptions for string sextet of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts of 1741, the Concerts en sextuor were published by Camille Saint-Saëns in the monumental edition of Rameau’s works that he undertook in the 19th century. Previously, they had existed only in a manuscript bearing the name Decroix and dated 1768 (four years after Rameau’s death). These concerts, consisting ...

Yoav Levanon: A Monument for Beethoven

May 11, 2022

For his debut on Warner Classics, the 17-year-old pianist Yoav Levanon has chosen a demanding program of works by Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. Liszt’s mighty Sonata in B minor forms the centerpiece of A Monument for Beethoven, an album honoring the four composers’ contribution to fundraising for a monument to Beethoven in 1845 in the city of Bonn, Beethoven’s birthplace. ...

Andris Nelsons: The Strauss Alliance

May 10, 2022

As part of an artistic alliance established between his two world-class orchestras, visionary conductor Andris Nelsons has recorded all the major orchestral works of Richard Strauss with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. The BSO is joined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma in Don Quixote, while pianist Yuja Wang appears with the Leipzig players in Burleske. The two orchestras join forces on the ...

Anne Akiko Meyers: Shining Night

May 9, 2022

Anne Akiko Meyers has amassed a multitude of fans and admirers for her exquisitely curated recordings, often exploring her passion for new music, and old music in new guises. Her quest for creative collaborations has inspired countless commissions and world-premieres, with the results infusing Shining Night, an album that embraces themes of love, poetry, and nature. Meyers’ fruitful association with composer Morten Lauridsen ...

Confluence: Balkan Dances & Tango Nuevo – Zachary Carrettin, Mina Gajić

May 6, 2022

Confluence features Balkan dances by Marko Tajčević interspersed with contemporary tangos by Ray Granlund. After many years of performing these works in recitals, the husband-and-wife duo of violinist Zachary Carrettin and Mina Gajić wanted to record them—not as two separate sets but as a confluence of dance-inspired music influenced by two distinct regions and cultures. They chose to travel back ...

Lucas and Arthur Jussen: Dutch Masters

May 5, 2022

Lucas and Arthur Jussen present their new Deutsche Grammophon recording – Dutch Masters. The album features a rich variety of compositions for two pianos and piano four hands from the 20th and 21st centuries by Dutch composers. The Jussen brothers say, “Everyone knows Bach, Mozart, or Beethoven, but we also have plenty of lesser-known composers from our home country who ...

Tenebrae: When Sleep Comes

May 4, 2022

Virtuoso saxophonist Christian Forshaw is joined by a consort of Tenebrae singers, in an ethereal sequence of penitential settings for Passiontide. Combining elements of ancient and modern to stunning effect, Forshaw and Tenebrae bring new colors and context to music by Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tallis, and Hildegard von Bingen in a series of new arrangements and compositions. Described as “phenomenal” ...

Bach, Volume 2: Works for Violin – Jason Vieaux

May 3, 2022

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux releases Bach, Volume 2: Works for Violin on Azica Records. A follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2009 album, Bach, Volume 1: Works for Lute, this second volume completes Vieaux’s Bach cycle. The guitarist says Bach’s music is “not only comforting and inspiring in its musical greatness, it’s humbling in how his notes, phrases, structures, compositional ...

Leif Ove Andsnes: Mozart Momentum 1786

May 2, 2022

Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra follow their award-winning Mozart Momentum 1785 release with its partner album, focusing on the composer’s extraordinary creativity in the year 1786. “When you realize how quickly Mozart developed during the early years of the 1780s, it makes you ask: why did this happen? What was going on? It’s about the momentum of ...

Rebecca Clarke: Works for Viola – Vinciane Béranger

April 29, 2022

Violist Vinciane Béranger, with Dana Ciocarlie, Hélène Collerette, and David Louwerse, devotes her new album to the viola compositions of Rebecca Clarke and unveils a world premiere. Clarke’s music, at the crossroads of various currents, navigates at different moments through French music, modality, British folklore, harmonic boldness, and exoticism. There is, however, no pastiche: Clarke creates her own style from ...

Grigory Sokolov at Esterházy Palace

April 28, 2022

“Sokolov is not one for show in any respect: he is clearly focused on the music and its performance, both in his approach to and departure from the piano and in his lack of bodily movement while playing.” So noted Seen and Heard International in its review of Grigory Sokolov’s concert at Austria’s Esterházy Palace in the summer of 2018. The ...

Jacob Reuven: The Mandolin Seasons

April 27, 2022

Renowned worldwide for his musical integrity and effortless brilliance, Israeli mandolin player Jacob Reuven is one of the most sought-after virtuosos of his instrument. His broad musical horizons encompass everything from Baroque to contemporary music, bringing an exuberance matched with uncompromising musical standards to all he does. On The Mandolin Seasons, Reuven is accompanied by accordion, harpsichord, and a backing ...

Opera in Musica: Carlo Monza Quartets – Europa Galante

April 26, 2022

The Naïve label has released an album of six never-before recorded string quartets by 18th-century Milanese composer Carlo Monza, performed by violinist Fabio Biondi and members of his Europa Galante ensemble. With their joyful tone and flirtatious style, Monza’s string quartets could easily be taken for youthful works by Mozart, which is hardly surprising, as the 14-year-old Mozart was in ...

Lea Birringer: Sinding and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos

April 25, 2022

Violinist Lea Birringer’s first concerto recording is a fascinating program of the well-known and a delightful work that doesn’t deserve the obscurity to which it has been consigned. Christian Sinding composed his concerto in 1898. Full of memorable tunes and with brilliant use of the orchestra, this is a cleverly constructed work that should be better known. Felix Mendelssohn’s evergreen ...

Yolanda Kondonassis: Five Minutes for Earth

April 22, 2022

Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis presents Five Minutes for Earth, her new album that both celebrates our planet and illuminates the challenge to preserve it. She asked fifteen of today’s most innovative composers to create new works for the harp, of approximately five minutes in length, that express a powerful experience inspired by Earth in one of its many conditions or atmospheres. ...

Early Italian Cello Concertos: Elinor Frey, Rosa Barocca, Claude Lapalme

April 21, 2022

Cellist, gambist, and researcher Elinor Frey has made it her mission to enrich the cello repertoire. Fascinated by the origins of the instrument, she takes listeners on a journey to Italy, the country where cello music first appeared at the turn of the 18th century. This new recording of concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Giuseppe Tartini, and Leonardo ...

New York Youth Symphony: Works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman

April 20, 2022

In the midst of the COVID pandemic, the remarkably resourceful personnel and musicians of the New York Youth Symphony, with Music Director Michael Repper, found a way to come together during a time of separation to make their debut recording. Featuring four works by three African American women composers – Florence Price, Valerie Coleman, and Jessie Montgomery – the orchestra’s ...

Music for Ukraine: Daniel Hope, Alexey Botvinov

April 19, 2022

United in their support for Ukraine, violinist Daniel Hope and Ukrainian pianist Alexey Botvinov recently joined forces to perform A Concert for Peace from Dresden’s Frauenkirche and Berlin’s Gedächtniskirche. This album recorded at Teldex Studios features a program of works by composers Valentin Silvestrov, Myroslav Skoryk, and Jan Freidlin. Everyone involved provided their services free of charge, and both the artists and Deutsche Grammophon will be donating ...

Stephen Hough: Schubert Piano Sonatas

April 18, 2022

Pianist Stephen Hough has proved himself a natural Schubertian. On this recording, he performs the late G major sonata, D 894, which followed such landmarks as the “Great” C major symphony and Schubert’s last string quartet, and explores similarly expansive terrain. The A major sonata, D 664, is an earlier, genial work. These frame the brief D 769a fragment, which ...