New Releases: Classical Music (June 2018)

Esa-Pekka Salonen

New Releases: Classical Music (June 2018)

A round-up of new and recent classical music releases

Featured below: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gallicantus, Simone Dinnerstein, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Ensemble Resonanz, and Daniela Liebman.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen: The Complete Sony Recordings
Sony Records
4 May 2018

There are 61 discs in this profile collection featuring Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen. Mainly dating from the mid-1980s to 2001, and released to mark his 60th birthday, the collection features over 30 composers, from Bartók to Nielsen and Marsalis to Bach. Best known as Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Composer-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, also appearing on these recordings are the LA Philharmonic and the Swedish RSO.


Gallicantus, Gabriel Crouch: Sibylla
Signum Classics
25 May 2018

Sibylla is a beautifully programmed album centred around Orlando Lassus’ Prophetiae Sibyllarum, settings of the prophecies telling of the coming of Christ. Alongside Lassus are works by Hildegard von Bingen as well as new works composed in response by Jeff Dolven and Elliot Cole. 


Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry: Circles – Piano Concertos by Bach + Glass
Orange Mountain Music
11 May 2018

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is joined by string orchestra A Far Cry for this pairing of the composer she is best known for, Bach, with new works by Philip Glass. The pairing works exceptionally well thanks to the performers’ exceptionally smooth and contemporary treatment of both. The album is released on Glass’s own label, Orange Mountain Music.


Jean-Guihen Queyras, Ensemble Resonanz: C.P.E. Bach – Cello Concertos & Symphony H. 648
Harmonia Mundi
May 2018

This collection of C.P.E. Bach works is given a sheen in this virtuosic performance by cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and Ensemble Resonanz under the direction of Riccardo Minasi, pairing A minor and A major concertos with the short Symphony in G Major. 


Daniela Liebman: Daniela Liebman
1 June 2018 

Young Mexican pianist Daniela Liebman has self-released her debut album ahead of a tour of solo and orchestral engagements across South America and the US. The self-titled album opens with 20th-century composer Manuel Ponce’s Balada Mexicana though it is her delicate and emotive performances of Schubert’s 4 Impromptus that are most memorable. 


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Published on 6 June 2018


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