Reviews of Recently Released Classical Recordings


Recently released recordings that have captured our attention are reviewed here. This list is updated on a regular basis, so be sure to bookmark this page for future visits. Based on lasting impressions and overall quality parameters, these recordings will eventually move into a more permanent home within this website, either within the ESSENTIAL or DEFINITIVE recordings.

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Sinfonia Antartica

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Sinfonia Antartica
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis (Conductor)
Chandos CHSA5186
095115518625
Released : October 2017

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GEORGE LLOYD - Symphonies 6 and 7

GEORGE LLOYD
Symphonies 6 & 7
BBC Northern Symphony
Edward Downes (Conductor)
Lyrita REAM.1135
5020926113528
Released : September 2017

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STEVE ELCOCK - Orchestral Music Vol. 1

STEVE ELCOCK
Orchestral Music Vol. 1
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Paul Mann (Conductor)
Toccata Classics TOCC0400
5060113444004
Released : September 2017

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ENRIQUE GRANADOS - La Guitarra Poética

ENRIQUE GRANADOS
La Guitarra Poética
Stephen Marchionda (Guitar)
Hybrid Super Audio CD
MDG 9032009-6
760623200965
Released : August 2017

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VERSUS - The Garnier Organ

VERSUS
The Garnier Organ
University of Birmingham
Henry Fairs (Organ)
Regent REGCD516
802561051626
Released : August 2017

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 5

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 5
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck (Conductor)
Reference Recordings FR-724SACD
030911272425
Released : August 2017

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SERGEY TANEYEV - String Quartets

SERGEY TANEYEV
String Quartets 2 and 6
California String Quartet
Centaur CRC3589
044747358925
Released : September 2017

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RENÉ LOUIS BECKER - Organ Music Vol. 3

RENÉ LOUIS BECKER
Organ Music Vol. 3
Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Raven OAR-999
034069699929
Released : August 2017

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FRANZ SCHMIDT - Symphony No. 2

FRANZ SCHMIDT
Symphony No. 2
Beethoven Orchester Bonn
Stefan Blunier (Conductor)
MDG 9372006-6
760623200668
Released : August 2017

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MAX REGER - Maximum Reger

MAX REGER
The Last Giant
Maximum Reger
6-DVD Box Set
Fugue State Films FSFDVD011
0714686850186
Released : June 2017

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CARSON COOMAN - Exordium

CARSON COOMAN
Exordium
Music for Organ
Erik Simmons (Organ)
Divine Art DDA25154
809730515422
Released : July 2017

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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 1

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 1
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
Gustavo Gimeno (Conductor)
Pentatone PTC5186622
827949062261
Released : May 2017

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JACQUES BOYVIN - Four Suites from the Second Livre d'Orgue

JACQUES BOYVIN
Four Suites from the
Second Livre d'Orgue
Kola Owolabi (Organ)
Raven OAR-997
034069699721
Released : July 2017

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BACK BEFORE BACH - Piffaro

BACK BEFORE BACH
Musical Journeys
Piffaro Ensemble
The Renaissance Band
Navona Records NV6106
896931004060
Released : July 2017

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ROBERT SCHUMANN - Davidsbündlertänze

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Davidsbündlertänze
Humoreske Op. 20
Luca Buratto (Piano)
Hyperion CDA68186
034571281865
Released : May 2017

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SERGEI PROKOFIEV - Complete Piano Sonatas

SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Complete Piano Sonatas
Natalia Trull (Piano)
3-Disc Set
Sorel Classics SCCD007/8/9
3254870168835
Released : May 2017

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Complete Piano Sonatas

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Complete Piano Sonatas
Steven Masi (Piano)
10-Disc Box Set
Albany TROY1661
034061166122
Released : April 2017

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PANGE LINGUA - Music for Corpus Christi

PANGE LINGUA
Music for Corpus Christi
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Graham Ross (Director)
Harmonia Mundi 907688
3149020768822
Released : May 2017

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JOHANNES BRAHMS - The Symphonies

JOHANNES BRAHMS
The Symphonies
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (Conductor)
BSO Classics 1701/03
828020003425
Released : May 2017

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GLOWING SONORITIES - Noémi Györi

GLOWING SONORITIES
Various Composers
Noémi Györi (Flute)
Katalin Csillagh (Piano)
Hungaroton HCD32767
5991813276728
Released : March 2017

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EDVARD GRIEG - String Quartets

EDVARD GRIEG
String Quartets 1 & 2
Fugue in F minor
Meccore String Quartet
MDG 9031998-6
760623199863
Released : March 2017

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Inventions and Sinfonias

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Inventions & Sinfonias
Karin Kei Nagano (Piano)
Analekta
AN28771
774204877125
Released : March 2017

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WANDERER - Jamina Gerl (Piano)

WANDERER
Various Composers
Jamina Gerl (Piano)
TYXart Classics
TXA16082
4250702800828
Released : February 2017

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Simon Thacker - Karmana

SIMON THACKER
Karmana
Simon Thacker (Guitar)
Various Artists
Slap The Moon Records
STMRCD03
Released : February 2017

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GUY BOVET - Bovet Plays Bovet

GUY BOVET
Bovet Plays Bovet
Guy Bovet (Organ)
Woehl Organ in St. Petri
MDG 3200675-2
760623067520
Released : February 2017

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MUSIC FOR THE TESTAMENTS - Laura Ellis

MUSIC FOR THE TESTAMENTS
Old and New
Laura Ellis (Organ)
2-Disc Set
Raven OAR-995
034069699523
Released : February 2017

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GIACHES DE WERT - Divine Theatre

GIACHES DE WERT
Divine Theatre
Sacred Motets
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi 807620
3149020762066
Released : February 2017

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Organ Works Vol. 2 - Miklós Teleki

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Organ Works Vol. 2
Miklós Teleki (Organ)
Lutheran Church, Siófok
Hungaroton HCD32782
5991813278227
Released : February 2017

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CARSON COOMAN - Hymnus: Music for Organ

CARSON COOMAN
Hymnus
Music for Organ
Erik Simmons (Organ)
Divine Art DDA25147
809730514722
Released : January 2017

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SING WE OF THAT MOTHER BLEST

SING WE OF THAT MOTHER BLEST
Girls' Choir and Lay Clerks of
Southwell Minster
Edward Turner (Organ)
Simon Hogan (Director)
Regent Records REGCD487
Released : November 2016

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