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Any new recording from Steven Isserlis is an event and this apposite pairing of the Chopin Cello and Schubert Arpeggione Sonatas does not disappoint, the timbres of Dénes Várjon's mid-nineteenth-century Érard piano adding to the attractions of a highly desirable release. The Romantic Piano Concerto reaches volume 77 with Bronsart and Urspruch Piano Concertos, two splendid works from the series' nineteenth-century Austro-German heartlands featuring the brilliant young pianist Emmanuel Despax. Both he and Eugene Tzigane, who conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, make their Hyperion debuts. And how better to celebrate Leslie Howard's seventieth birthday year than with Liszt New Discoveries – 4? This is a fascinating supplement to Hyperion's comprehensive Liszt project—the hundredth CD, no less—and will be an essential purchase for anyone who has followed this remarkable musician's heroic exertions in the composer's service.
Making its debut on the Signum label is the Calidore String Quartet from America. Their programme is entitled Resilience – Quartets by Prokofiev, Janáček, Golijov & Mendelssohn, hard-fought works inviting us all to 'create beauty even in the darkest of circumstances'. A second album in Christopher Glynn's innovative 'Schubert in English' series pairs the powerful experience of Sir John Tomlinson with Schubert's Swansong—profound musical responses with texts to match.
The English Concert and conductor Harry Bicket perform Concerti by Telemann, Tartini & others on a new album for Signum Classics. With solo contributions from varying combinations of two violins, viola, cello and oboe we have here a veritable showcase for the leading players of this most august of ensembles.
LSO Live once more finds Gianandrea Noseda at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra. Shostakovich Symphony No 8 is a brutal testimony to the devastation of war and contains some of the most harrowing music the composer ever wrote. This acclaimed performance was recorded live in April 2018.
Recorded live at London's Royal Festival Hall by Signum, the Chineke! Orchestra's second album presents Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 and Sibelius Symphony No 2. Roderick Cox conducts this most exceptional of groups and the soloist is the international prize-winner Gerard Aimontche.
New on the King's College Cambridge label this month is a further showcase for this most iconic of organs: Messiaen's La Nativité du Seigneur—nine extraordinary meditations touching the very heart of the Catholic faith—in a performance by Richard Gowers.
A generously priced new collection from LSO Live brings together all of Sir John Eliot Gardiner's award-winning cycle with the London Symphony Orchestra: the complete Mendelssohn Symphonies also includes three of the composer's most popular overtures as well as Gardiner's landmark version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.