Recordings news, Sept. 2017: International, chamber music, industry updates

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Flutist Hubert Laws and pianist Jeffrey Biegel are featured on a new recording of Claude Bolling’s 1975 Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, in a new symphonic arrangement by Steve Barta. Peter Rotter conducts a chamber orchestra of freelance musicians. Germany’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra has released a two-DVD set of its opening concert in January 2017, led by Thomas Hengelbrock; a 53-minute documentary is included. Decca has released physical and digital albums of each of the winners of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, silver medalist Kenny Broberg, and bronze medalist Daniel Hsu. In October, Orchid Classics will release an album featuring George Chadwick’s Symphonic Sketches and Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, with Andrew Constantine conducting the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The album is the first in Constantine’s new series entitled “Elgar: The New England Connection.” Constantine is also music director of Indiana’s Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Pennsylvania’s Reading Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya has launched Latin Orchestral Music, an online resource devoted to music from Latin America and the Caribbean that includes scores and recordings; access to the library is by annual paid subscription. Harth-Bedoya is music director of the Fort Worth Symphony in Texas. José Serebrier conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and guitarist Eliot Fisk on a new Linn Records release of four previously unrecorded works by Robert Beaser: the Guitar Concerto, Notes on a Southern Sky, Evening Prayer, and Ground O. Sony Classical has released Joshua Bell—The Classical Collection, a fourteen-CD boxed set of recordings made during the past twenty years.

Posted September 22, 2017