The Buffalo Philharmonic has released two recordings on its in-house label Beau Fleuve: Classics for Kids featuring the BPO in works by Dukas and Saint-Saëns, with narrator Robby Takac, co-founder of the Goo Goo Dolls and a Buffalo native; and Stars of the Guitar, featuring ten years of live recordings from the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti have released Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and Lélio on the orchestra’s CSO Resound label. The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst have released a multi-disc DVD set featuring live 2014 and 2015 performances of Brahms, including the four symphonies, both piano concertos, the violin concerto, and the Academic Festival and Tragic overtures, with pianist Julia Fischer and pianist Yefim Bronfman as soloists. Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra has released a new Analekta recording of Brahms, featuring Symphony No. 4 and the Double Concerto, with violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth. California’s New Century Chamber Orchestra is featured on December Celebration: New Carols by Seven American Composers, a new PentaTone Classics CD of music by Mark Adamo, William Bolcom and Joan Morris, John Corigliano, David Garner, Gordon Getty, Jake Heggie, and Luna Pearl Woolf. The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano have released two Analekta recordings of works by Saint-Saëns: Complete Violin Concertos with concertmaster Andrew Wan, and Symphony and New Works for Organ and Orchestra, featuring OSM organist emeritus Olivier Latry and organist in residence Jean-Willy Kunz. California’s Pacific Symphony and Music Director Carl St.Clair have released a Naxos CD featuring William Bolcom’s 2006 Canciones de Lorca and 2010 Prometheus. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck have released live 2014-15 recordings of Beethoven’s Symphony nos. 5 and 7, on the Reference Recordings label. The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas have released live recordings from 2013 and 2014 of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Mass in C Major, featuring pianist Emanuel Ax, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, and vocal soloists, on the SFS Media label.
Posted December 11, 2015