New Releases: Classical Music (May 2018)

Danny Driver and Chloë Hanslip

New Releases: Classical Music (May 2018)

A round-up of new and recent classical music releases

Featured below: Barry Douglas, Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver, Gewandhaus Orchester, London Philharmonic Orchestra and David Aaron Carpenter, Rachel Podger.

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Barry Douglas: Schubert – Works for Solo Piano
April 2018

This is the third album in this series from Belfast pianist Barry Douglas. Alongside Schubert’s solo piano works Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor and 6 Moments musicaux are piano transcriptions of two of the composer’s lieder (Sei mir gegrüsst and Auf dem Wasser zu singen) by Franz Liszt. 


Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver: Beethoven Violin Sonatas Vol. 2
30 March 2018 

Violinist Hanslip and pianist Driver join forces for their second of three albums of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas, with this album focussing on Nos. 4, 5 (‘Spring’) and 7. Their performance of the complete cycle of ten works was originally broadcast live by BBC Radio 3. 

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Andris Nelsons: Bruckner Symphony No. 7
Deutsche Grammophon
20 April 2018 

Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons leads the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in this live performance of one of the best-known Bruckner Symphonies, No. 7. The Symphony is paired here with a short work from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, Siegfrieds Tod – Trauermarsch (Siegfried’s Death – Funeral March), a nod to the fact that Wagner died the same year Symphony No. 7 was finished.


London Philharmonic/David Aaron Carpenter: Motherland
Warner Classics
20 April 2018

The works on this album were selected for their shared ‘reverence for native musical folk tunes and language’. Dvořák, Bartók, William Walton and Maltese composer Alexey Shor all feature, with violinist David Aaron Carpenter as soloist. London Philharmonic are led here by both Kazushi Ono and their Principal Guest Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. 


Rachel Podger/Brecon Baroque: Vivaldi – Le Quattro Stagioni
Channel Classics
April 2018 

Baroque specialist Rachel Podger is joined by Brecon Baroque for this historically informed collection of Vivaldi Concertos. As well as the title works, this album features lesser-recorded concertos Il Riposo per Il S.S. Natale, Concerto L’Amoroso and Concerto Il Grosso Mogul


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Published on 3 May 2018

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