Reviews of Recently Released Classical Recordings


Recently released recordings that have captured our attention are reviewed here. This list is updated on a regular basis, so be sure to bookmark this page for future visits. Based on lasting impressions and overall quality parameters, these recordings will eventually move into a more permanent home within this website, either within the ESSENTIAL or DEFINITIVE recordings.

RICHARD STRAUSS - Lieder

RICHARD STRAUSS
Lieder
Maria Bengtsson (Soprano)
Sarah Tysman (Piano)
MDG 9222062-6
760623206264
Released : April 2018

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Tchaikovsky at the Organ - Jonathan Vaughn

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky at the Organ
Jonathan Vaughn (Organ)
Organ of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
Regent REGCD494
802561049425
Released : March 2018

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FRANZ SCHUBERT - Piano Sonata D960

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Piano Sonata D960
Four Impromptus D935
Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Hyperion CDA68213
034571282138
Released : April 2018

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DOUGLAS KNEHANS - Unfinished Earth

DOUGLAS KNEHANS
Unfinished Earth / Tempest
Gareth Davies (Flute)
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
Mikel Toms (Conductor)
Ablaze Records AR-00036
Released : April 2018

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Orpheus in the Underworld

ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD
Dances, Toccatas and Sonatas
Various Composers
Ahreum Han (Organ)
Raven OAR-148
034069614823
Released : March 2018

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ZVONIMIR NAGY - Angelus

ZVONIMIR NAGY
Angelus
Music for Organ
Jaeckel Organ Op. 55 (2015)
Ravello Records
RR7987
Released : April 2018

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GUSTAV MAHLER - Symphony No. 9

GUSTAV MAHLER
Symphony No. 9
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding (Conductor)
Harmonia Mundi 902258
3149020225820
Released : March 2018

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SKYLARK - Seven Words From The Cross

SKYLARK
Seven Words From The Cross
Skylark Vocal Ensemble
Blu-Ray Audio / CD
Sono Luminus DSL-92219
053479221926
Released : March 2018

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TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA - Tenebrae Responsories

TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA
Tenebrae Responsories
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi
HMM902272
3149020227220
Released : April 2018

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - The Cello Suites Revisited

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
The Cello Suites Revisited
Toke Møldrup (Cello)
2-Disc Set
Bridge Records BRIDGE9503A/B
090404950322
Released : December 2017

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GEORGE MARTIN - Film Scores and Original Orchestral Music

GEORGE MARTIN
Film Scores and Orchestral Music
Berlin Music Ensemble
Craig Leon (Conductor)
Atlas Realisations ARCD008
0754436665226
Released : December 2017

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BOHUSLAV MARTINU - Complete Works for Cello and Orchestra

BOHUSLAV MARTINU
Works for Cello and Orchestra
Petr Nouzovsky (Cello)
Tomás Brauner (Conductor)
MDG 6012041-2
760623204123
Released : January 2018

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DAVID BEDNALL - Magna Voce

DAVID BEDNALL
Magna Voce
Organ Works
Paul Walton (Organ)
Regent REGCD498
802561049821
Released : November 2017

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GUSTAV MAHLER - Symphony No. 5

GUSTAV MAHLER
Symphony No. 5
Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne
François-Xavier Roth (Conductor)
Harmonia Mundi HMM905285
3149020528525
Released : December 2017

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - A Beethoven Odyssey Vol. 5

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
A Beethoven Odyssey Vol. 5
Piano Sonatas 5, 6, 7, 10
James Brawn (Piano)
MSR Classics MS1469
681585146927
Released : October 2017

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CARSON COOMAN - The Cloak With The Stars

CARSON COOMAN
The Cloak With The Stars
Music for Organ Vol. 6
Erik Simmons (Organ)
Divine Art DDA25159
809730515927
Released : November 2017

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KARA KARAYEV - Orchestral Works

KARA KARAYEV
Orchestral Works
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits (Conductor)
Chandos CHSA5203
095115520321
Released : October 2017

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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Sinfonia Antartica

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Sinfonia Antartica
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis (Conductor)
Chandos CHSA5186
095115518625
Released : October 2017

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GEORGE LLOYD - Symphonies 6 and 7

GEORGE LLOYD
Symphonies 6 & 7
BBC Northern Symphony
Edward Downes (Conductor)
Lyrita REAM.1135
5020926113528
Released : September 2017

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STEVE ELCOCK - Orchestral Music Vol. 1

STEVE ELCOCK
Orchestral Music Vol. 1
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Paul Mann (Conductor)
Toccata Classics TOCC0400
5060113444004
Released : September 2017

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ENRIQUE GRANADOS - La Guitarra Poética

ENRIQUE GRANADOS
La Guitarra Poética
Stephen Marchionda (Guitar)
Hybrid Super Audio CD
MDG 9032009-6
760623200965
Released : August 2017

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VERSUS - The Garnier Organ

VERSUS
The Garnier Organ
University of Birmingham
Henry Fairs (Organ)
Regent REGCD516
802561051626
Released : August 2017

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 5

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 5
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck (Conductor)
Reference Recordings FR-724SACD
030911272425
Released : August 2017

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SERGEY TANEYEV - String Quartets

SERGEY TANEYEV
String Quartets 2 and 6
California String Quartet
Centaur CRC3589
044747358925
Released : September 2017

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RENÉ LOUIS BECKER - Organ Music Vol. 3

RENÉ LOUIS BECKER
Organ Music Vol. 3
Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Raven OAR-999
034069699929
Released : August 2017

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FRANZ SCHMIDT - Symphony No. 2

FRANZ SCHMIDT
Symphony No. 2
Beethoven Orchester Bonn
Stefan Blunier (Conductor)
MDG 9372006-6
760623200668
Released : August 2017

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MAX REGER - Maximum Reger

MAX REGER
The Last Giant
Maximum Reger
6-DVD Box Set
Fugue State Films FSFDVD011
0714686850186
Released : June 2017

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CARSON COOMAN - Exordium

CARSON COOMAN
Exordium
Music for Organ
Erik Simmons (Organ)
Divine Art DDA25154
809730515422
Released : July 2017

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 1

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 1
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
Gustavo Gimeno (Conductor)
Pentatone PTC5186622
827949062261
Released : May 2017

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JACQUES BOYVIN - Four Suites from the Second Livre d'Orgue

JACQUES BOYVIN
Four Suites from the
Second Livre d'Orgue
Kola Owolabi (Organ)
Raven OAR-997
034069699721
Released : July 2017

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