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Debussy Songs – 4 is the final instalment in Hyperion's critically acclaimed series. Malcolm Martineau both accompanies and curates this most exquisite of envois, as he has throughout; here, the lion's share is taken by Lucy Crowe's lustrous soprano, with contributions from Christopher Maltman and Jennifer France. Completing a trio of distinguished vocal releases this month, David Hill and the Yale Schola Cantorum follow up the success of their recent Fauré release, demonstrating their versatility by proving themselves equally at home in Palestrina Missa Confitebor tibi Domine & other works.
The first releases of the year from Linn Records bring us Beethoven Music for winds, a second album from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists and an admirable complement to their 2015 Mozart recording, and a triple album showcasing the output of one of America's most august composers: One lives but once – A 90th birthday celebration for Samuel Adler includes two symphonies, four concertos and an array of smaller-scale works in performances led by the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt and conductor Emily Freeman Brown.
Malcolm Martineau has returned to the studio for Signum Classics to record the third in his Complete Songs of Gabriel Fauré cycle—a distinguished line-up of singers includes Iestyn Davies, Ann Murray and Lorna Anderson.
A new release on LSO Live brings us Haydn's Imaginary Orchestral Journey: an at-times riotous sequence of the composer's most outlandish effusions, the brainchild of conductor Sir Simon Rattle, and a welcomed playground for the expert instrumentalists of the London Symphony Orchestra.
The King's Men return to the King's Cambridge label this month with a freshly eclectic programme of their trademark 'covers': Love from King's effortlessly transports the listener from Scarborough Fair into the œuvre of Messrs Jackson and Bublé …
Oliver Davis' Liberty, his fourth dance-infused album for Signum, finds the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Paul Bateman unleashing the earworms in the company of violinist Kerenza Peacock and soprano Grace Davidson. Tenebrae and Nigel Short have enlisted the BBC Symphony Orchestra to record an ambitious—and rewarding—programme of Symphonic Psalms & Prayers by Bernstein, Stravinsky, Schoenberg & Zemlinsky.
On the Mariinsky label, pianist Denis Matsuev continues his traversal of the Russian greats with Prokofiev & Rachmaninov Piano Concertos No 2. Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra in these two epics.