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.

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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ERWIN SCHULHOFF - Complete Music for Violin and Piano

ERWIN SCHULHOFF
Complete Music for
Violin and Piano
Bruno Monteiro (Violin)
Joao Paulo Santos (Piano)
Brilliant Classics 95324
Released : November 2016

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FREDERIC CHOPIN - 24 Preludes

FREDERIC CHOPIN
24 Preludes, Op. 28
Horacio Gutiérrez (Piano)
Bridge Records
Bridge 9479
090404947926
Released : October 2016

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CHARLES RICHARD-HAMELIN - Live

CHARLES RICHARD-HAMELIN
Live
Beethoven/Enescu/Chopin
Charles Richard-Hamelin (Piano)
Analekta AN29129
774204912925
Released : October 2016

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JOHANNES BRAHMS - Piano Trios

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Piano Trio Op. 8 (1889 Version)
Piano Trio Op. 87
Vienna Piano Trio
MDG 9421962-6
760623196268
Released : July 2016

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CHILDREN'S WORLD - Mirian Conti (Piano)

CHILDREN'S WORLD
Piano works about childhood
Mirian Conti (Piano)
Albany Records
TROY1642
034061164227
Released : September 2016

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OTTORINO RESPIGHI - Sinfonia Drammatica

OTTORINO RESPIGHI
Sinfonia Drammatica
Ličge Philharmonic Orchestra
John Neschling (Conductor)
BIS BIS-2210
7318599922102
Released : July 2016

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LEO BROUWER - Concierto de Benicŕssim

LEO BROUWER
Concierto de Benicŕssim
Miguel Trápaga (Guitar)
Real Filharmonia de Galicia
Oliver Díaz (Conductor)
Naxos 8.573542
Released : April 2016

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DAVID BEDNALL - Stabat Mater

DAVID BEDNALL
Stabat Mater - Marian Suite
Jennifer Pike (Violin)
Benenden Chapel Choir
Regent REGCD481
802561048121
Released : July 2016

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