Four orchestras from Boston and three from Canada are among those ensembles recently announcing new recordings. The early-music ensemble Boston Baroque and its founder/music director, Martin Pearlman, will mark their 40th season by releasing Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass on the Linn label on October 29. The Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Gil Rose, its music director, have released two new recordings on the orchestra’s BMOP/sound label: the first featuring five chamber works by Arthur Berger, the second with three works by Andy Vores. On October 22, the Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart will release A Boston Pops Christmas—Live from Symphony Hall, their first all-live holiday album, available as a CD and in downloadable formats at bostonpops.org. Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s music director designate, is featured in Andris Nelsons—Genius on Fire, a new documentary by Astrid Bscher, on an Orfeo DVD. The Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano, its music director, are featured on a new Sony recording of Mahler lieder featuring the German baritone Christian Gerhaher. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Peter Oundjian have released a recording of two live performances at Roy Thomson Hall: The Rite of Spring (2008) and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances (2012) on its own TSO Live label, available as a CD and as a digital release. The Windsor Symphony Orchestra and its conductor emeritus, John Morris Russell, are featured on Symphronica, a new Acronym/Universal CD with Ron Davis and his jazz trio.
Posted October 18, 2013