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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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 ...

Chamber Music of Dohnányi – Takács Quartet, Marc-André Hamelin

November 9, 2019

The celebrated partnership of pianist Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet has already set down reference recordings of piano quintets by Schumann, Franck, and Shostakovich, and this latest addition is equally illustrious. These performances of Dohnányi’s Piano Quintets Nos. 1 and 2, alongside his String Quartet No. 2, are an important milestone in the critical reevaluation of the composer’s work.

Beatrice Rana: Music of Ravel & Stravinsky

November 8, 2019

Beatrice Rana, in the words of the New York Times, is a pianist who “has ferocious technique but is distinguished by her musical intelligence.” Here she plays virtuosic, poetic works that evoke the creative ferment of Paris in the transitional early years of the 20th century: piano transcriptions of Stravinsky’s iridescent ballet scores The Firebird and Petrushka, and Ravel’s Miroirs ...

Angèle Dubeau, La Pietà: Pulsations

November 7, 2019

With a career spanning over four decades and an impressive discography of more than forty albums, Angèle Dubeau continues to leave her mark in today’s music world. Pulsations, the violinist’s new album with her ensemble La Pietà, brings together works that evoke strong images and possess a profound emotional intensity. Dubeau has a flair for finding and recording the works ...

Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos – Jan Lisiecki, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

November 6, 2019

Beethoven has proved a serendipitous theme in Jan Lisiecki’s remarkable rise to international renown. The young pianist now turns his attention to the complete set of concertos, recorded live over the course of a week at the Berlin Konzerthaus with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Lisiecki believes that the composer did not conceive the piano concertos as a ...

Paul Merkelo: The Enlightened Trumpet

October 21, 2019

Recognized among the finest trumpet virtuosos of his generation, Paul Merkelo releases The Enlightened Trumpet, his first recording for Sony Classical. Merkelo has been Principal Trumpet with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra since 1995 and has appeared as soloist with prestigious orchestras around the globe. In The Enlightened Trumpet, Merkelo is joined by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and its founder and conductor Marios Papadopoulos ...

Joy & Desolation – Alexander Fiterstein, Tesla Quartet

October 20, 2019

Following its acclaimed debut on Orchid Classics, the Tesla Quartet returns alongside clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein in works ranging from the Classical period to the present day. Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet finds outstanding advocates in this performance, and Finzi’s autumnal Bagatelles are heard here in a delightful arrangement by Christian Alexander. Contemporary American composer John Corigliano wrote his deeply-moving Soliloquy in memory of ...

Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky & Lieutenant Kijé Suite – Utah Symphony, Thierry Fischer

October 19, 2019

Sergei Prokofiev was one of the giants of 20th century music. Reference Recordings is proud to present the Utah Symphony conducted by Thierry Fischer in two of his most brilliant and dramatic musical works. The music of Lieutenant Kijé was originally written as the score to the film of the same name in 1934. Prokofiev soon adapted it into a ...

Piano Music of Shostakovich – Andrey Gugnin

October 18, 2019

Hyperion is thrilled to welcome the exceptional Andrey Gugnin to the label. Winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, he offers a spectacular all-Shostakovich program built around the two piano sonatas. The recording aptly demonstrates Gugnin’s electrifying pianism.

Vivaldi: Cello Concertos, Volume 3 – Christophe Coin, L’Onda Armonica

October 17, 2019

Cellist Christophe Coin has embarked on a project to record all of Vivaldi’s cello concertos. With this third installment (the sixty-first volume of the Naïve label’s complete Vivaldi Edition), he now has twenty cello concertos under his belt. Coin has become a noted authority on the work of the brilliant, tirelessly prolific Venetian composer, performing it with a host of ...

Chopin: Late Masterpieces – Sandro Russo

October 16, 2019

Sandro Russo delves into the world of Chopin during his later years. “Chopin – Late Masterpieces” features some of his undisputed treasures from that period. Though Chopin’s life tragically came to an end at just 39, he remained productive during his final years, and the late-period compositions featured on this album proved inspirational to many composers that came after him, ...

Miloš Karadaglić: Sound of Silence

October 15, 2019

Last time we saw the Montenegrin-born and London-based classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, his Beatles album ‘Blackbird’ had been received with unanimous acclaim, his new record was already in development, and a major international concert tour was booked. It was then that Miloš was struck by an inexplicable but devastating hand injury. Miloš travelled across Europe seeking help from experts and went ...

Music of Gustav Holst – Kansas City Symphony, Michael Stern

October 14, 2019

Reference Recordings presents Gustav Holst’s beloved works in outstanding interpretations from Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony. This hybrid SACD release was recorded in the acoustically acclaimed Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The album includes Holst’s ever-popular “astrological suite” The Planets and ballet music from his one-act opera The Perfect Fool.

New York Polyphony: Lamentationes

October 13, 2019

The Grammy-nominated vocal quartet New York Polyphony present is latest album on BIS Records. The recording features rarely heard works from late 15th-century and early 16th-century Spanish composers Francisco de Peñalosa, Pedro de Escobar, and Francisco Guerrero, including world premiere recordings of Peñalosa’s Lamentationes and movements of his Missa L’homme armé. The end of the 15th century in Spain witnessed ...

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