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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Gurzenich Orchestra: Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

January 18, 2018

Immortalized in Luchino Visconti’s masterpiece “Death in Venice,” Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 (with its unforgettable Adagietto) today needs no introduction. Except to point out that the composer himself led its premiere some 113 years ago, conducting the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne. For this recording, the modern-day players comprising the very same ensemble are led by the city’s newly appointed General ...

Joseph Moog: Brahms & Strauss

January 17, 2018

Born in 1987 in Ludwigshafen as the son of professional musicians, Joseph Moog captivates audiences with his mature stylistic authenticity, transcendental virtuosity and his bold, unique program selections, which include his own compositions. On his latest recording, he pairs works of Brahms and Richard Strauss. Brahms was 48 years old and at the height of his powers when he completed ...

Pixis: Piano Trios

January 16, 2018

The Leonore Piano Trio revives three works by a figure already—and unfairly—consigned to the musical footnotes of history before he died, and yet whose music is bound to charm in such persuasive performances as these. If Johann Peter Pixis is remembered at all, it is for his contribution to Liszt’s Hexaméron and in a few musical anecdotes. Albert Ehrlich in his Celebrated Pianists of ...

Tippett: Symphonies 1 & 2

January 15, 2018

British conductor Martyn Brabbins is known for his affinity with music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to which he brings a Romantic sensibility, an unerring sense of pace and an extraordinary ear for detail. Sir Michael Tippett’s first two published symphonies are mature and confident works dating from the middle of the last century. Riveting accounts from ...

Augustin Hadelich: Paganini’s 24 Caprices

January 13, 2018

The elegant but impassioned musicianship of Augustin Hadelich evokes the violinists of the ‘golden age’ of the early and mid-20th century. Winner in 2015 of the inaugural Warner Music Prize, Hadelich now releases his first recording for Warner Classics: Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin. These works of proverbial virtuosity were conceived by Nicolò Paganini to test and showcase every ...

Gowanus Arts Ensemble: American Romantics II

January 11, 2018

“American Romantics II” is the second volume in a project initiated by the Gowanus Arts Ensemble and conductor Reuben Blundell after he discovered several scores for string orchestra through the Fleischer Collection in Philadelphia. These works were all written by American composers during the last decades of the 19th century, both native born and recently immigrated. “American Romantics” presents the ...

Vilde Frang: Homage

January 10, 2018

Vilde Frang’s “Homage” is more than a captivating program of short pieces for violin and piano, it is also a tribute to the players of the Golden Age of the Violin, such as Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Auer, Joseph Szigeti and Jascha Heifetz. The recital includes music originally conceived not just for the violin, but also for piano, orchestra or voice, ...

Brabant Ensemble: Sacred Music of Jacob Obrecht

January 9, 2018

The Brabant Ensemble has built an international reputation for high-quality performance of 16th-century masterpieces, with a particular emphasis on lesser-known composers. Founded in 1998, the Ensemble has recorded for Hyperion since 2006; three of these recordings have been shortlisted for the Gramophone Awards. Conductor Stephen Rice and the ensemble uncover more Renaissance treasures on their latest album. Jacob Obrecht’s name may now ...

Matthias Goerne & Daniel Harding: The Wagner Project

January 8, 2018

Thanks to the combined talents of Matthias Goerne and Daniel Harding at the head of the excellent Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the music of Richard Wagner glows here with a special radiance. In the finest scenes for baritone or bass from Tristan und Isolde, Der fliegende Holländer, Parsifal and other operas, the themes dear to the composer (gods, men and redemption) inspire him to ...

C.P.E. Bach: Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba

January 7, 2018

Composed during his time at the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s sonatas provided the court gambist with ample opportunities to display both virtuosity and sensitivity. The viola da gamba was going out of fashion when the forward-looking Bach composed these works, however, they represent some of the finest and most expressive music in the ...

Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale

January 4, 2018

Pablo Heras-Casado, leading the musicians of the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble into the heart of Monteverdi’s “Moral and Spiritual Forest,” captures the magic of its madrigals, psalm settings, Marian hymns, motets and mass settings collected in the monumental 1640 publication which forms a summation of the composer’s life’s work. His intensive activity as “maestro di cappella” at St. Mark’s ...

Bomsori Kim: Wieniawski & Shostakovich Violin Concertos

January 3, 2018

For their latest album on Warner Classics, the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Jacek Kaspszyk join forces with the outstanding young Korean violinist Bomsori Kim, winner of the Second Prize in the 2016 International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. This exciting collaboration marks Kim’s recording debut, in which the fiendish virtuosity of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 is coupled with ...

This Endris Night: Christmas with the Washington Master Chorale

December 22, 2017

This Endris Night is a cornucopia of time-burnished carols, motets, folk ballads, shape–note hymns, and chants, ranging from medieval to modern times. The Washington Master Chorale and artistic director Thomas Colohan plumbed their personal holiday favorites to present works from composers and traditions on both sides of the Atlantic.

The King’s Singers: Christmas Presence

December 21, 2017

On Christmas Presence, the beloved a cappella group gives the listener the experience of being at a King’s Singers concert in one of the world’s most beautiful buildings, from the comfort of home. The holiday program takes the listener through various ages and styles of music, from the Renaissance to the present day.

Sistine Chapel Choir: Veni Domine

December 20, 2017

The Sistine Chapel Choir presents its first holiday album, Veni Domine, with repertoire drawn from Renaissance manuscripts housed in the Vatican library. The program includes Gregorian chant and works by composers ranging from Dufay and Desprez to Allegri and Palestrina. Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is the featured soloist in Pérotin’s Beata viscera Mariae Virginis.

Skylark: Winter’s Night

December 19, 2017

The vocal ensemble Skylark offers Winter’s Night, their first recording for the Christmas season. Released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the death of composer Hugo Distler, the album features all seven of Distler’s variations on the timeless Christmas hymn “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” interwoven with works that share a historical or compositional connection to Distler’s.

O Holy Night: A Merton Christmas

December 18, 2017

The Choir of Merton College joins forces with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra for a recording of director Benjamin Nicholas’s favorite carols. Two of John Rutter’s most exquisite works are complemented by orchestral versions of well-loved traditional fare. The Choir of Merton College is one of Oxford’s leading mixed-voice choirs and sings its services in the college’s thirteenth-century chapel.

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring: Christmas with the Dominican Sisters of Mary

December 17, 2017

Since their founding in 1997, the Dominican Sisters of Mary have grown to more than 138 Sisters. They teach preschool through college in missions all over the United States. The Sisters have joyfully offered their message of faith through education, television and music. Their new Christmas album, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” features music from ten countries, spanning from the ...

Winter Songs: Ola Gjeilo

December 16, 2017

This Christmas-inspired album on Decca Classics is a beautiful collection of compositions and arrangements for choir, piano and strings by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. It includes new arrangements of familiar Christmas carols to create a warm sense of home through soaring melodies and rich harmonies. Gjeilo himself describes his music as “a lyrical mix of improvisation and classical.”

Nemanja Radulovic: Tchaikovsky

December 15, 2017

After his exciting sojourns into the musical traditions of Eastern Europe (Journey East) and the Baroque soundscapes of Bach, Nemanja Radulović now turns his attention to the Russian master of the Romantic era, Tchaikovsky, excelling as a violinist in the Concerto, Op. 35, and as a violist in an arrangement of the famed Rococo Variations. Radulović is joined by the Borusan ...

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