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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Christian-Pierre La Marca: Legacy

January 19, 2023

Christian-Pierre La Marca, the “unfailingly lyrical, stylish” (Gramophone) cellist, performs with French period orchestra Le Concert de la Loge and its violinist director Julien Chauvin to present a program devised to provide the listener with a new perspective on the cello concertos of Joseph Haydn, surrounded by works of Nicola Porpora, Christoph Willibald Gluck, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  “This album ...

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I – Andreas Staier

January 18, 2023

After a recording of Book II of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier that earned unanimous acclaim from the press, Andreas Staier now gives us an equally poetic and flamboyant interpretation of the first book. At once architect and colorist, Staier constantly varies the atmospheres, unfolding an infinite palette of musical landscapes. Under his fingers, this immense cathedral in sound is ...

The Golden Renaissance: William Byrd – Stile Antico

January 17, 2023

Stile Antico releases a new album marking the 400th anniversary of the death of English composer William Byrd. It is the second release in Stile Antico’s Golden Renaissance trilogy celebrating the anniversaries of three great Renaissance composers: Josquin des Prez, William Byrd, and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. The new album focuses on the final phase of Byrd’s career and retirement in Essex, containing the Mass ...

New Year’s Concert 2023 – Vienna Philharmonic, Franz Welser-Möst

January 16, 2023

There are few concerts in the world that are awaited with as much excitement as the New Year’s Concert from Vienna. Under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst, the Vienna Philharmonic welcomed 2023 with a concert in the magnificent Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. The concert was broadcast to over 90 countries all round the world, reaching an audience of ...

Leo Brouwer: Cuban Sketches for Piano – Mariel Mayz

January 13, 2023

The acclaimed Cuban composer Leo Brouwer has long been celebrated for an inimitable body of work. While he has composed for a variety of formats, from quartets to orchestras, Brouwer’s canon is most widely associated with the guitar. But to truly know Brouwer is to also know that he has also written exquisite works for solo piano. Mariel Mayz’s new album ...

Hough, Dutilleux & Ravel: String Quartets – Takács Quartet

January 12, 2023

The Takács Quartet weaves interpretative magic on a wonderful trio of String Quartets by Stephen Hough, Henri Dutilleux, and Maurice Ravel. Nearly a century and a quarter separates the earliest work on the program from the most recent, yet the three complement each other perfectly—indeed, Hough’s quartet (his first essay in the medium) was written specifically as a companion piece ...

Pedro de Cristo: Magnificat – Cupertinos, Luís Toscano

January 11, 2023

Founded in 2009, the vocal ensemble Cupertinos is dedicated almost exclusively to the Portuguese musical heritage of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. All the scores used for this recording of works by Pedro de Cristo (c1550-1618) were transcribed from five manuscripts preserved in the Biblioteca Geral da Universidade in Coimbra, Portugal. The recording includes five first recordings and marks an ...

Mari Kodama: New Paths

January 10, 2023

Mari Kodama presents New Paths, exploring the young Johannes Brahms and his fascinating friendship with Clara and Robert Schumann. The album derives its title from Robert Schumann’s famous essay Neue Bahnen, in which he heralded the young Brahms as the most eminent musical voice of the future. The program brings together Brahms’s first piano sonata, his Variations on a Theme ...

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Souvenir de Florence, Andante cantabile – United Strings of Europe, Julian Azkoul

January 9, 2023

The United Strings of Europe and their director Julian Azkoul have chosen to devote their latest project to a single composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. They open with the composer’s Serenade, a tribute to Mozart’s divertimentos, but infused with Tchaikovsky’s characteristic pathos and melancholy. The other works are arrangements tailor-made for the ensemble by Azkoul. Composed following a stay in Florence, ...

Chamber Music with Viola – Yue Yu, Anthony Hewitt, Jeffrey Armstrong

January 6, 2023

An accomplished horn and viola player, York Bowen is said to have preferred the tone of the viola to the violin. Inspired by the virtuosity and vibrato style of the distinguished violist Lionel Tertis, Bowen wrote several works for him and became his accompanist. Gustav Holst’s daughter Imogen is represented here by the open-air freshness of her Four Easy Pieces ...

Stravinsky: Symphonies, Divertimento – BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis

January 5, 2023

Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony in C was conceived in Paris but completed in America in 1940, and is dedicated to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and premiered in 1946, the Symphony in Three Movements also manifests different ways of moving. The Greeting Prelude was written as an eightieth birthday tribute to conductor Pierre Monteux. The other two ...

Matthew Locke: The Little Consort – Fretwork

January 4, 2023

Fretwork returns for the second installment of their cycle of works by Matthew Locke. While he is often ranked as one of England’s finest composers, Locke is still unaccountably neglected: his music may not be as immediately appealing as his immediate successor, Henry Purcell, nor as wide-ranging as William Byrd, yet his forceful musical personality and luxuriant technique place him ...

Berlioz: Les nuits d’été; Harold en Italie – Michael Spyres, Timothy Ridout, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, John Nelson

January 3, 2023

Following the award-winning Berlioz recordings of Les Troyens and Damnation de Faust, conductor John Nelson and the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra present Les nuits d’été and Harold en Italie, with singer Michael Spyres and the young violist Timothy Ridout. Inspired by the poetry of Theophile Gautier, this version of Les nuits d’été will be the first-ever recording of the original 1856 ...

Johann Wilhelm Wilms: Piano Concertos, Volume 2 – Ronald Brautigam, Cologne Academy

January 2, 2023

Born in the vicinity of Cologne, Johann Wilhelm Wilms was once a musical force to be reckoned with. In Amsterdam, where he lived from the age of 19, his music was actually performed more frequently than Beethoven’s at one period. Besides chamber music and solo sonatas, Wilms composed several symphonies and concertos, among them piano concertos for his own use. ...

Monteverdi: Seventh Book of Madrigals – Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini

December 30, 2022

Five years separate the publication of Monteverdi’s Sixth Book of Madrigals (1614) from the Seventh (1619). “The stylistic rupture between the Sixth and Seventh Books is evident,” notes conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini. “We move from an anthology generally conceived, as in the previous books, for a group of five singers (though already accompanied by continuo in the second part of the ...

Two4Piano: Hommage à Victor Babin

December 29, 2022

The year 1972 saw the death of Victor Babin, one half of the legendary Vronsky and Babin, arguably the most brilliant piano duo of the 20th century and a worldwide sensation for over three decades. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Babin’s death, Katerina Moskaleva and Alexey Pudinov, themselves two musical forces of nature, come together as Two4Piano, a duo ...

Lucienne Renaudin Vary: Trumpet Concertos

December 28, 2022

For her fourth Warner Classics album, trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary has chosen four favorite concertos. Composed by Haydn, Hummel, Neruda, and Arutiunian, they span three centuries. Joining them on the program are a so-called “concerto” by big-band maestro Harry James – which lasts all of three jazzy minutes – and, inspired by Haydn’s Concerto, a brief solo improvisation by Vary ...

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 3 – Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi

December 27, 2022

After six years of acclaimed live performances in Europe, the United States, and Asia, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Luisi are now presenting their special take on Carl Nielsen’s symphonies on record for the first time. The orchestra is internationally acclaimed for its interpretations of Nielsen’s music, cultivated through generations of musicians ever since the composer himself conducted ...

Mozart: Piano Sonatas – Angela Hewitt

December 26, 2022

“Endless hours of joy and wonder” is how Angela Hewitt sums up the insights and rewards of playing and recording Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s piano sonatas, and a similar experience awaits listeners to these remarkable accounts, the first release in a complete cycle.

Christmas Carols at King’s with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

December 23, 2022

Founded in the 15th century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the world’s best-known choral groups. The magical sound of Christmas is celebrated in an album of favorite carols sung by the choir combined with rich instrumental settings by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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