Featured Albums: Bohemian Gems and Matthias Goerne's Schubert

Sunday, October 12, 2014

This week, we're getting in a Czech spirit, spotlighting recent recordings of Dvorak and Dussek. Plus, we sample the most recent installment of Matthias Goerne's Schubert cycle.

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New Releases: Autumnal Hymns, Beethoven and the 'Swedish Mozart'

Sunday, October 05, 2014

This week's featured albums explore autumnal harvest-themed music, Beethoven's cello and piano works, and the neglected 18th century composer Joseph Martin Kraus.

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New Releases: Chopin, Meyerbeer and Harp-Tinged Schubert

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This week's new releases include a collection of unusual Schubert arrangements, a set of Chopin's complete mazurkas, and a collection of instrumental music of Meyerbeer.

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New Releases: Mitsuko Uchida's Mozart and a Swiss Sampler

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Our featured releases include a pair of Mozart concertos played by Mitsuko Uchida and the Cleveland Orchestra, and post-romantic music by an underrated Swiss orchestra.

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New Releases: Wagner for Piano, Dvorak's Sixth Symphony

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This week's featured albums focus on two different corners of late 19th century repertory: Dvorak's symphonic music and Wagner's works written and transcribed for piano.

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New Releases: Stile Antico, Daniel Hope and Joanne Polk

Sunday, September 07, 2014

This week's featured releases include Renaissance vocal music, French composer Cécile Chaminade and Daniel Hope's take on Hollywood scores.

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New Releases: Benjamin Grosvenor, Cuarteto Casals, Christoph Denoth

Sunday, August 31, 2014

This week's new releases feature John Dowland's melancholic lute music, Mozart's homages to Haydn, and dances played by Benjamin Grosvenor.

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New Releases: Bernstein's West Side Story and Igor Kamenz's Scarlatti

Sunday, August 24, 2014

For Leonard Bernstein's 96th birth anniversary, a new recording of West Side Story. Plus pianist Igor Kamenz comes out of the shadows.

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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.