Sunday, August 17, 2014
As Scotland debates secession, Nicola Benedetti celebrates its musical heritage. Plus a new take on Fauré's Requiem.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
We're featuring Spanish music for guitar quartet and Mozart played by Vienna Concentus Musicus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Our featured albums include the Pacifica Quartet and clarinetist Anthony McGill, Ukrainian pianist Stanislav Khristenko and Concerto Italiano.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.