Nicola Benedetti's 'Scottish Fantasy' Released Amid Independence Debate

Sunday, August 17, 2014

As Scotland debates secession, Nicola Benedetti celebrates its musical heritage. Plus a new take on Fauré's Requiem.


New Releases: Brazilian Guitar Quartet, Harnoncourt's Mozart

Sunday, August 10, 2014

We're featuring Spanish music for guitar quartet and Mozart played by Vienna Concentus Musicus.


New Releases: Fauré, Fibich and the Golden Age of Venice

Sunday, August 03, 2014

This week's featured albums include a trip through Baroque Venice, Faure's orchestral music via Seattle, and a lush Czech romantic. 

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Soprano Anna Prohaska Unpacks Four Centuries of Soldier Songs

Sunday, July 27, 2014

This week's featured albums include a collection of soldier songs, inspired by the World War I anniversary. Plus, we sample lighter releases of Sarasate and Weber.

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New Releases: Karl Jenkins, Angela Hewitt and Berlioz

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, the Bach specialist-turned-Mozartian Angela Hewitt and the conductor Leonard Slatkin have new releases that we're featuring all this week.

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New Releases: Mendelssohn's 'Dream,' Handel Suites and Spain's Golden Age

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Our featured albums span Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Handel's Eight Great Suites and Spanish music from the era of El Greco.


New Releases: Miloš, Jenny Lin and London Symphony

Sunday, July 06, 2014

This week's new releases feature two compelling young interpreters – guitarist Miloš and pianist Jenny Lin – and one venerable, late conductor: Colin Davis, with the London Symphony Orchestra.


Three New American Albums for Your July 4th Week

Sunday, June 29, 2014

This week's featured albums explore the distinctive sounds of American music including that of Dvorak, Ives, Carter, Copland and Gershwin.


New Releases: Stewart Goodyear, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Stephanie & Saar

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stewart Goodyear plays Romantic concertos, Duo Stephanie & Saar play Beethoven transcriptions, and violinist Anne Sophie Mutter celebrates her partnership with pianist Lambert Orkis.

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New Releases: Pablo Heras-Casado, Midori Seiler and Pavel Kolesnikov

Sunday, June 15, 2014

This week's featured albums include two releases by the German period-instrument ensemble Concerto Köln, along with a new traversal of Tchaikovsky's The Seasons.


A Sampling of Noteworthy Strauss Recordings for 2014

Sunday, June 08, 2014

If it’s a major composer anniversary year, that must mean a batch of new recordings. Read about four notable Strauss albums and get a free download.

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NY Philharmonic's New Top Clarinet Reveals Intimate Side

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Our featured albums include the Pacifica Quartet and clarinetist Anthony McGill, Ukrainian pianist Stanislav Khristenko and Concerto Italiano.


New Releases: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Yoonie Han and Pallade Musica

Sunday, May 25, 2014

This week's featured albums include two debuts: by the promising young pianist Yoonie Han and from the Montreal ensemble Pallade Musica. And Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on Schumann's symphonies.


New Releases: Czech Violin Legends, Nielsen Chamber Music and LSO's Brahms

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Pavel Šporcl presents rare gems by Czech violinists, Denmark's Ensemble Midtvest serves up Nielsen chamber music, and the London Symphony plays Brahms.


Almost Famous: New Releases Show Success at Different Junctures

Friday, April 25, 2014

This week's featured albums spotlight one artist on the cusp of a promising career and another whose career has evolved from early hype to skillful maturity.

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Three New Releases to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday

Friday, April 18, 2014

William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, which falls on Wednesday, provides an opportunity to spotlight some lesser-known repertoire that has been inspired by the Bard of Avon.


New Releases: Seasonal Bach and Rare Russian Miniatures

Sunday, April 13, 2014

This week's featured albums celebrate the Easter and Passover season. Two Bach releases are on tap (the St. Matthew Passion and the Easter Oratorio).

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Claudio Abbado's Valedictory Recording with Martha Argerich

Sunday, April 06, 2014

This week's featured albums include one of Claudio Abbado's final performances, some effervescent French wind quintets and a zesty collection of folk arrangements for string quartet.


New Releases: Soothing Canadians and Red-Hot Russian Trios

Saturday, March 29, 2014

This week's featured releases include two Canadian recordings -- featuring the violinist Angèle Dubeau and the harpist Valérie Milot -- plus some rich Russian chamber music. Read more and get a free download.

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New Releases by Julia Fischer, London Philharmonic and Xuefei Yang

Sunday, March 23, 2014

This week's new releases include violinist Julia Fischer playing the music of Sarasate and guitarist Xuefei Yang offering Albeniz, Tarrega and Rodrigo. Plus, Brahms from Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO.