Audiences this week will be able to hear new releases from four of the world’s greatest artists as well as rarely performed works and world premieres.
Sony Classical releases Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier’s new album “Insieme”. The two are joined by the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the direction of Antonio Pappano and present duets they sang together on stage, as well as works specially chosen for the album.
In a statement, Kaufmann noted, “With Ludovic, I can go all out, especially in our joint scenes in ‘La Forza del Destino,’ which look like a wrestling match. I can’t imagine doing those scenes with someone where I constantly have to hold myself back. With Ludo, it’s a great challenge every time, and I have to give it my all. Every time I’m on stage with him, I feel like I’m giving a better performance.
The album includes excerpts from “La Forza del Destino”, “Don Carlos”, “Otello”, “Les Vêpres Siciliannes”, “La Gioconda” and “La Bohème”.
Acis and Galatea
Jean-Baptiste Lully’s opera is released in theaters with Cyril Auvity, Ambroisine Bré, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Déborah Cachet, Bénédicte Tauran, Robert Getchell, Enguerrand de Hys and Philippe Estèphe. The Choeur de Namur and Les Talens Lyriques are conducted by Christophe Rousset. Aside releases.
ODE, the third album by Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Odeya Nini is released by Populist Records. ODE flaunts its range, command technique and keen ear for layered vocal textures. The six-track album will be released digitally and on vinyl LP.
citadel of song
Dublin-based Heresy Records will release ‘Citadel of Song’, a new double album from Anakronos. The album is made up of a group of internationally renowned musicians, Anakronos’ recording and performance projects focus on finding ancient texts (lyrics) whose melodies have been lost or forgotten.
“Citadel of Song” was funded by a Music Project Award from the Arts Council of Ireland.
French bel canto tunes
Lisette Oropesa releases her second album with the Dresdner Philharmonie under the baton of Corrado Rovaris dedicated to Bel Canto. The album is released by a classic recording production company in San Francisco.
In a statement, Oropesa noted, “I was in Paris a few years ago to sing a wonderful opera by Meyerbeer, and I was so inspired by French grand opera and its role in the works of beautiful Italian composers. song. Growing up in Louisiana, French was the first foreign language I studied, so I have a deep appreciation for how it sounds and feels to sing in French. When I started my singing studies in college, I worked on a lot of French art songs, and also some French opera arias, but the majority of my training was in Italian bel canto and Mozart. After taking a wonderful journey through Mozart’s concert tunes for my first recording, I was very excited to find a way to combine two of my greatest loves, the French language and Italian bel canto, into another album. This is how the idea of recording arias from French-language works by Rossini and Donizetti was born. It has been a joy to explore lesser known pieces, as well as the most popular ones, for the repertoire we have chosen to feature on this album. There’s so much out there, and a lot of it so rarely performed outside of festivals dedicated to Rossini and Donizetti.
CantoLX, B’Rock Orchesta and conductor Frank Agsteribbe present Antwerp Requiem c. 1650, an album testifying to the exceptional richness of Antwerp’s musical life in the time of Rubens.
Philippus van Steelant’s recently rediscovered Requiem compositions are unique in their exuberant splendor, tied to a funerary culture that embraced the glory of life.
Richard Flury: Der Schlimm-Heilige Vitalis, opera in five acts
“Der schlimm-heilige Vitalis” by Richard Flury is about to be released.
This double album, recorded in Nuremberg, features principal soloists Matthias Stier, Rebecca Nelsen, Kay Stiefermann, Stephanie Bühlmann, Marlene Gassner, Markus Eiche, baritone, Christian Tschelebiew and Tijl Faveyts. The Madrigal Choir of the Nuremberg University of Music (Alfons Brandl, choirmaster) and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra are conducted by this mainstay of Toccata, Paul Mann.
Bernhard Sekles: Songs
Toccata Classics will release an album with music by Bernhard Sekles, one of the leading figures of German music from the first decades of the 20th century. This very first album of his Lieder includes a major song cycle. The recording features Malte Muller and Werner Heinrich Schmitt.
Marina Rebeka releases her first piano recital album alongside pianist Mathieu Pordoy. The song program was curated by Palazzetto Bru Zane and includes pieces written by French composers, women and men, sung in French, Italian, German and Russian.
Among the composers are Henri Duparc, Cécile Chaminade, Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint-Saëns, Charles-Marie Widor, Gabriel Fauré, Charles Gounod and the extraordinarily talented composers Marie Jaëll and Pauline Viardot.
Prima Classics released the album.
Navona Records releases the chamber opera by composer Anthony Brandt and librettist Neena Beber that explores two major issues of our time: climate change and sexual harassment. Based on the Greek myth of Apollo attempting to seduce the Trojan princess Cassandra, Brandt and Beber tell the tragic but familiar story of Kassandra, a scientist whose predictions about climate change are discredited due to the rejection of the sexual advances of a venture capitalist. The album features Penelope Shumate, Christopher Besch, Megan Berti, Albert Stanley and Aidan Smerud. Eiki Isomura conducts.
Where the Shadow Glides: Celebrating the Music of William McClelland
Naxos publishes “Where the Shadow Glides: Songs, Solo Piano and Choral Works” by William McClelland. The album features Krista River, Alex Guerrero, Thomas Meglioranza, Alex Guerrero, Robert May, Margaret Dudley, Thomas McCarger, Suzanne Schwing, Donald Berman and Blair McMillen. It also includes David Enlow and the New York Virtuoso Singers.
The outer limit of youth
Acis releases the world premiere recording of “The Outer Edge of Youth”, a new choral opera by acclaimed composer, writer and multimedia artist Scott Ordway. The two vocal soloists take center stage, Amy Broadbent and Emily Marvosh with Ordway accompanying them with a chorus of soloists.