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 Svarfvar: Music of Bruch & Stenhammar

November 17, 2018

Swedish violinist Christian Svarfvar has emerged as one of Scandinavia’s most sought after soloists. He is equally at home as a soloist with orchestra as with giving recitals. His creative and exciting approach to concert programming, paired with the passion and energy he brings to musical interaction, marks Svarfvar as one of the most captivating voices of his generation. On his first ...

Rachel Barton Pine: Blues Dialogues

November 16, 2018

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, a longtime advocate for music by black composers, performs a program of blues-influenced classical works for solo violin and violin and piano by black composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Pianist Matthew Hagle, Pine’s frequent recital partner, joins her on Blues Dialogues, their third album together on the Chicago-based label Cedille. World-premiere recordings include Noel Da ...

Alice Sara Ott: Nightfall

November 15, 2018

Alice Sara Ott takes a very personal look at the magical moment in time and space between day and night, light and darkness, basing her explorations on works by Debussy, Satie and Ravel. The German-Japanese pianist decided to mark the dual celebration of her 30th birthday and her 10th anniversary as a Deutsche Grammophon artist by examining her relationship with ...

A Portuguesa: Iberian Concertos and Sonatas

November 14, 2018

This colorful musical journey takes its title from one of William Corbett’s Bizzarie universali, a set of concertos which, in truth, owe much more to the Italian tradition than to the Iberian Peninsula. Performed by Andreas Staier and the Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música, À Portuguesa features a selection of concertos and sonatas in the Portuguese style composed during the ...

Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 64 – London Haydn Quartet

November 13, 2018

One of the world’s leading period instrument string quartets, the London Haydn Quartet was born out of a passion for Haydn. Their series of recordings of Haydn’s quartets on the Hyperion label (of which this is the seventh) have met with international critical acclaim. Op. 64 is a set of six string quartets composed in 1790. Along with six earlier works, they ...

Chanticleer: Then and There, Here and Now

November 12, 2018

Warner Classics celebrates the 40th anniversary of Chanticleer, “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker), with a new recording, Then and There, Here and Now. The album features longtime ensemble favorites including works by Palestrina, Victoria, Stucky, Sametz, and Bates, and popular arrangements by Jennings, McGlynn and others. The recording represents the expansive aesthetic of Chanticleer’s repertoire, from the earliest ...

Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Andrew Wan & Charles Richard-Hamelin

November 11, 2018

The Analekta label has released the first of three albums that will cover Beethoven’s complete Violin Sonatas, performed by two of Canada’s most outstanding musicians. Andrew Wan is concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Charles Richard-Hamelin was winner of the silver medal at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. In this first volume, we find the three Sonatas, Op. ...

Sandro Russo: Images and Mirages

November 10, 2018

Sandro Russo’s playing has often been described as a throwback to the grand tradition of elegant pianism and beautiful sound. On “Images and Mirages,” Russo pays a heartfelt tribute to Claude Debussy on the 100th anniversary of his death. Russo creates a portrait of the composer that not only highlights his many masterpieces, but which also recreates his world through ...

Thibaut Garcia: Bach Inspirations

November 9, 2018

Praised for his “smooth, rich and sweet sound and impeccable virtuosity,” guitarist Thibaut Garcia releases his second album on Erato, a recital of works composed and inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach. Garcia says, “Bach has been part of my life as a musician since the very start.” Taking Bach’s mighty Chaconne as his centerpiece, he ranges wide — from Gounod’s much-loved Ave Maria ...

Renaud Capuçon: Cinema

November 8, 2018

“Film music can be sublime and has attracted some truly great composers,” says Renaud Capuçon of his latest release, Cinema. “This album is something of a dream come true.” The French star violinist’s homage to the silver screen features unforgettable themes – in stunning new arrangements – from Ennio Morricone (Cinema Paradiso, Mission), Nino Rota, John Williams (Schindler’s List), James Horner ...

Haydn: Concertos for Esterházy

November 7, 2018

Joseph Haydn spent much of his career as music director for the wealthy Esterházy family at their remote estate in Hungary. This isolated him from other composers and trends in music to such an extent that Haydn said it, ”forced him to become original.” He wrote many works specifically for the Esterházy orchestra, including the three concertos featured here. The ...

New Latin American Music for Guitar and String Quartet

October 22, 2018

Guitarist Fareed Haque and the KAIA String Quartet shine together in a variety of pieces by Latin American masters ranging from Astor Piazzolla to Eduardo Angulo to Leo Brouwer, drawing influence from the Caribbean and Mexico to the Río de la Plata. The collaboration offers a new flavor to jazz, Latino, and chamber music. Haque’s formidable experience in those fields ...

Anne Akiko Meyers: Mirror in Mirror

October 21, 2018

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is one of today’s most in-demand classical performers. Beloved by audiences around the world, she has a reputation for innovative programs and ground-breaking commissions. ‘Mirror in Mirror’ is one of the most personal recordings to date by Meyers — a reflective and spiritual journey that weaves a beautiful story through commissions and arrangements by Philip Glass, ...

Hilary Hahn Plays Bach

October 20, 2018

When Hilary Hahn Plays Bach came out in 1997, critics were astounded that a performer would choose solo Bach for her debut album. They were further confounded by Hahn’s elegant approach to this music’s technical and interpretive challenges at the age of 17. Now 38, she completes her recording of the Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin with her Decca label debut, ...

Daniil Trifonov: Destination Rachmaninoff – Departure

October 19, 2018

Grammy winner Daniil Trifonov presents a cycle of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s highly virtuosic piano concertos. Trifonov performs with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, the orchestra with which Rachmaninoff himself famously recorded the works over 80 years ago. The two-part journey begins with “Destination Rachmaninoff – Departure,” including the great Piano Concerto No. 2, probably his best-loved work, paired with the ...

C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos – Guy Fishman, Handel and Haydn Society

October 18, 2018

Cellist Guy Fishman releases a follow-up to his critically acclaimed album of Vivaldi Concertos on Olde Focus with this recording of the concertos by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Along with his colleagues from the Handel and Haydn Society, Fishman’s performance underscores the angularity, unpredictability, and most of all the unique creativity of this music by Johann Sebastian Bach’s unconventional son.

Blue Violet Duo: American Souvenirs

October 17, 2018

The Chicago-based Blue Violet Duo of violinist Kate Carter and pianist Louise Chan makes its recording debut with an album of jazz, blues, and dance-influenced classical works from the mid-to-late 20th century by four  American composers – Norman Dello Joio, William Bolcom, John Adams, and Paul Schoenfield. The artists say, “We love performing lesser-known works that are fun and playful, ...

Music of Ravel, Debussy & Bizet – Prague Philharmonia, Emmanuel Villaume

October 16, 2018

A French orchestral program par excellence, marking 100 years since the death of Claude Debussy. The relative absence of the Fantaisie for piano and orchestra from concert halls today is something of a mystery. All the color and inventiveness that characterize Debussy’s music can be heard here. Bizet’s Symphony in C reveals the directness and passion that would later be ...

American Classics: Barber & Copland – Sean Kennard

October 15, 2018

For his debut album on Delos, the brilliant emerging virtuoso Sean Kennard has chosen a captivating program featuring solo piano music by two of America’s most iconic composers: Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland. While neither composer’s body of work includes a great many pieces for solo piano, each has left a legacy of superb compositions to memorable effect. Of the ...

Brahms: Waltzes & Hungarian Dances – Hélène Mercier & Cyprien Katsaris

October 14, 2018

Following their musical collaboration on a recording of Brahms and Schumann, pianists Hélène Mercier and Cyprien Katsaris decided to take on the complete cycles of Brahms’s 21 Hungarian Dances and 16 Waltzes, Op. 39. Katsaris says, “It was extremely important to both of us that the gypsy spirit was to the fore in the Hungarian Dances, likewise Viennese elegance in ...

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