Recordings news, May 2019—part 2

Posted on: May 30, 2019

The Nashville Symphony has released a Naxos recording of three Jonathan Leshnoff works: Symphony No. 4 (“Heichalos”), Starburst, and Guitar Concerto with soloist Jason Vieaux. At its April 11-13 concerts, the Nashville Symphony and Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero also recorded Christopher Rouse’s Supplica and Concerto for Orchestra for future release on Naxos. “Soloists of the New York Philharmonic” will be released as a digital-only Decca Gold album on May 17. The recording will feature Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, Principal Flute Robert Langevin, Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, and Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi in music by Samuel Barber, William Bolcom, Aaron Copland, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Julia Wolfe. The conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and pianist Jan Lisiecki are featured on a new all-Mendelssohn Deutsche Grammophon recording of the first and second piano concertos, plus 17 Variations sérieuses in D minor, Rondo capriccioso in E Major, and Song Without Words in G minor. The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale has released Handel’s oratorio Joseph and His Brethren, led by Nicholas McGegan, on its own PBP label. The Rochester Philharmonic is featured on a Azica Records recording of Jennifer Higdon’s Harp Concerto, featuring harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, released on May 17. Ward Stare conducts on the album, which also features the first recording of Patrick Harlin’s Rapture and Samuel Barber’s Symphony No. 1. The Seattle Symphony’s recording of John Luther Adams’s Become Desert, led by Music Director Ludovic Morlot, will be released on the Cantaloupe Music label on June 14. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s live November 2017 recording of Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music, Flos Campi, and piano and oboe concertos, led by Peter Oundjian, has been released on Chandos; featured performers include Principal Viola Teng Li, Principal Oboe Sarah Jeffrey, and pianist Louis Lortie.

Posted May 30, 2019