New Releases: Enso Quartet, London Symphony, Joel Fan

Sunday, January 04, 2015

With the WQXR Classical Countdown of favorites behind us, we're starting the New Year afresh with some overlooked and neglected pieces that aren't so well known.


Christmas 2014: The Season of the Choral Album

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Some years bring an influx of Christmas recordings from chamber groups, orchestras, or opera divas. The year 2014 has been a strong one for holiday releases by choral groups.


New Releases: Schubert's 'Winter's Journey' and Brassy Carols

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This week, we're highlighting the cheerful and bleak sides of winter, in new recordings featuring Matthias Georne and the London Brass.


Handel's Messiah Gets a French Twist

Friday, December 05, 2014

Le Concert d'Astrée delivers the standout recording in this year's crop of Messiah releases. Read more and get a free download.

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Cambridge Choir Offers Grand Survey of Christmas Carols

Monday, December 01, 2014

At a time of year when holiday records veer towards the familiar, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge serves up a mix of rarities and classical carols on their new release.

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Lisa Batiashvili: 'Bach is all About Communication'

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Throughout Bachstock, hear notable new Bach recordings, starting with the latest by Lisa Batiashvili, Angela Hewitt and the Academy of Ancient Music.

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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.