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Lieder have always constituted an important mainstay of the Hyperion catalogue. But there must always be room for more, especially in performances of the quality of Schubert Winterreise: a new recording from the established partnership of Florian Boesch and Roger Vignoles, who face down the inner torments of this darkest of song cycles. And finally, for those seeking something a little less Austro-Germanic, the Violin Concerto and Dance Suite by Erik Chisholm see the music of 'MacBartók' making a welcome reappearance on the label. The influences in this eclectic and rewarding programme range from Indian ragas to riotous Highland reels, and Matthew Trusler (making his Hyperion debut) and Danny Driver prove ideal soloists. The challenging accompaniments are in the safe hands of Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
The popular Ensemble Marsyas has returned to the studio for Linn Records to record the fascinating Edinburgh 1742 – Barsanti & Handel. An extraordinary vogue for horn music prevailed in eighteenth-century Britain—soloists Alec Frank-Gemmill and Joe Walters take up the gauntlet.
Andrew Manze conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in immaculately recorded performances of Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 25 & 26—a new milestone in the orchestra's triumphant Mozart collaboration with Linn Records. Soloist Francesco Piemontesi has been described as a 'stellar Mozartian' and we have here something of a perfect marriage between composer and performers.
There are two new albums from Signum Classics this month, and at the top of the list must come the first in a new cycle from the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy: Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in a blazing live performance captured at London's Royal Festival Hall. In Handel at Vauxhall, Vol. 2 London Early Opera and Bridget Cunningham entertain us through the second half of an evening in the patriotic glow of that most successful of London's Pleasure Gardens.
Bringing his acclaimed cycle to a close on LSO Live, Sir John Eliot Gardiner presents Mendelssohn's Symphony No 2 'Lobgesang', the London Symphony Orchestra teaming up with the world-class Monteverdi Choir and soloists for the grand symphony-cantata its composer so loved.