We also have three new recordings to delight piano-lovers. Angela Hewitt is supported by Hannu Lintu and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in sparkling renditions of Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 22 & 24. Howard Shelley appears as soloist and conductor, of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, in the two Godard Piano Concertos (volume 63 in our Romantic Piano Concerto series) and has also recorded a second instalment of Mendelssohn Solo Piano Music.
Newly available for download from Hyperion is a good range of 16- and 24-bit recordings from LSO Live—the London Symphony Orchestra's own label. Alongside a treasure trove of a catalogue, there's a new release of five of the finest Haydn Symphonies, among the final recordings made under the direction of the much-lamented Sir Colin Davis.
Re-issued on Helios this month are the forty-five Bridge Songs, lovingly recorded by Janice Watson, Louise Winter, Jamie MacDougall, Gerald Finley and Roger Vignoles, the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet's premiere recording of the first two Stanford String Quartets, and, from Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the lushly romantic Music from Behind the lines by Cecil Coles, one of the most talented—yet forgotten—composer-casualties of the First World War.
Four exciting new Linn recordings this month. Ensemble Marsyas discovers in the Fasch Quartets and Concertos an enthralling soundworld, while pianist Gottlieb Wallisch has recorded the Haydn London Sonatas. Ace mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill returns in a recital of Mahler Songs (including five by Alma), warmly accompanied by Simon Lepper, and Scottish folk legend Dougie MacLean presents Till tomorrow, this new album opulently recorded with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and John Logan.
|Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas|
Hyperion is delighted to present a collaboration—an extraordinary force on the concert platform—in its first appearance on record. Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne are musicians of searing, uncompromising intelligence and intense feeling. In hi ...» More
|Godard: Piano Concertos|
Howard Shelley directs the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra from the piano in this latest volume of The Romantic Piano Concerto series. As ever, they perform unknown music with consummate style and deep understanding, making the best possible case for ...» More
|Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 2|
Howard Shelley is acclaimed as the living master of early Romantic piano music. Here he presents the second instalment of a six-volume set of Mendelssohn’s solo piano music. This volume includes the Rondo capriccioso, a favourite virtuoso concert ...» More
|Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 22 & 24|
Writing in The Observer, Stephen Pritchard wrote of the first volume in this series: ‘Judging from this first example, it’s going to be a journey as revelatory as her exploration of all the major keyboard works of Bach.’ Here Angela Hewitt is join ...» More
This important release brings together all forty-five of the songs composed by Frank Bridge, performed by a fine group of singers under the impeccable direction of Roger Vignoles, and represents a further revelation of the wealth of ‘English Renai ...» More
|Coles: Music from Behind the lines|
Cecil Coles was killed near the Somme on 26 April 1918 during a heroic attempt to rescue some wounded comrades. He was one of the most talented of the composers who lost their lives in the First World War, yet few remember him now. Travelling on a ...» More
|Stanford: String Quartets Nos 1 & 2|
The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet perform two of Stanford’s eight string quartets with rare sensitivity and natural eloquence. The Horn Fantasy is dramatic, compelling and flawlessly written for the genre (a rare combination of instruments and quite possi ...» More
|Hyperion monthly sampler – July 2014|
|Fasch: Quartets and Concertos|
Late Baroque master Johann Fasch’s finest chamber music is presented by Ensemble Marsyas in vigorous performances which fully demonstrate why the man and his music were so appreciated in his own lifetime.» More
|Haydn: The London Sonatas|
Pianist Gottlieb Wallisch is the perfect exemplar of the Viennese piano tradition. Here he performs Haydn’s London Sonatas, works which are seen as the distillation of the composer’s entire sonata-writing experience.» More
|MacLean: Till tomorrow|
Dougie MacLean needs no introduction; as a singer, song-writer, composer and instrumentalist, no artist captures the soul of Scotland with more authenticity or emotion. Originally famed for writing the song 'Caledonia', Dougie has teamed up with c ...» More
|Mahler & Mahler: Lieder|
Linn Records is delighted to present the wonderful Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill in her debut solo recital. Cargill’s performances of Mahler’s Symphony No 3 and 'Das Lied von der Erde' at the BBC Proms have won her widespread acclaim; here ...» More
|Haydn: Symphonies Nos 92-3 & 97-9|
Sir Colin Davis was long recognized as a pre-eminent Haydn interpreter. During his Indian summer with the orchestra he recorded both 'The Creation' and 'The Seasons' for LSO Live. The symphonies presented here were recorded in 2011 during this sam ...» More
|My Beloved's Voice|
Mark Williams leads the Choir of the Jesus College Cambridge through an evocative selection of choral works inspired in varying ways by the Songs of Songs.» More