Classical Highlights for Could 2024

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The releases that the majority impressed our reviewers this month cowl the gamut of genres. The youngest winner up to now of the Van Cliburn Competitors, Yunchan Lim, provides Chopin’s etudes a youthful freshness in his Decca debut recording. An all-star forged is featured in a stay recording from the debut run of the opera The Hours, based mostly on the novel and movie of the identical identify, composed by Kevin Places (pictured). Trio Rigamonti makes the case for Clara Schumann’s and Rebecca Clarke’s piano trios as commonplace repertoire. Yannick Nézet-Séguin has an extended historical past with L’orchestre Metropolitain de Montréal, they usually ship sturdy leads to Symphonies No. 2 and 5 by Jean Sibelius. A lot good music, so many good performances.

Classical Reviews from May
Classical Critiques from Could

Kate Aldrich, Julien Dran, Kazuki Yamada – Camille Saint-Saëns: Déjanire

Alkemie – Like to My Liking

Marin Alsop, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra – John Adams: Metropolis Noir; Fearful Symmetries; Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance

Les Arts Florissants, Paul Agnew, Benjamin Alard – J.S. Bach: A Life in Music, Vol. 1 – Early Cantatas

Avalon String Quartet – Value, Sowerby: Music for String Quartet

Bethlehem Bach Choir, Christopher Jackson – Mendelssohn-Bach: Matthäus-Ardour

Fabio Biondi – Roman: Assaggi per violino solo

Sebastian Bohren, Münchener Kammerorchester, Sergej Bolkhovets – In Night Mild: Vasks, Schubert

Mario Brunello – Mieczyslaw Weinberg: The 4 Sonatas for Solo Cello

Philip Chiu – Voyages

Thomas Dausgaard, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Bartók: The Wood Prince (Last Model); Divertimento; Romanian People Dances

Colin Davis, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks – Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Eugenio Della Chiara – Cassadó, Mompou: Full Solo Guitar Works

Sophie Dervaux, La Folia Barockorchester – Vivaldi: Bassoon Concertos

Feico Deutekom – Glass: Etudes for Piano

Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Kevin Places: The Hours

I Disinvolti, Massimo Lombardi – Vulnerasti cor meum: Motets from the Track of Songs

Gülru Ensari, Herbert Schuch – Eternity

Ensemble Molière – The King’s Playlist

JoAnn Falletta. Bella Hristova. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra – Echoes of Jap Europe

Luka Faulisi – Vivaldi: The 4 Seasons

Isabelle Faust, Jakub Hrůša, Alexander Melnikov, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – Benjamin Britten: Violin Concerto; Chamber Works

Iván Fischer, Budapest Competition Orchestra – Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’; Coriolan Overture

Elīna Garanča – When Evening Falls

Véronique Gens, Münchner Runfunkorchester, Hervé Niquet – Paysage

Giuseppe Grazioli, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano – Franco Alfano: Suite romantica; Una danza

Hauser – Traditional II

Tine Factor Helseth, tenThing Brass Ensemble – She Composes Like a Man

Eldbjørg Hemsing, Wu Wei, Andris Poga – Rolf Wallin: 5 Seasons; Whirld; Stride; Spirit

Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir – Jurowski conducts Stravinsky, Vol. 3 – Pulcinella, Symphony in C, Requiem Canticles, and many others.

Leonidas Kavakos, The Apollon Ensemble – Bach: Violin Concertos

Sergey Khachatryan – Ysaye: VI Sonatas

Ben Kim, Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The First Vienna Concertos

Abner Landim, Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra, Neil Thomson – Guerra-Peixe: A Retirada da Laguna; Concertino; Museu da Inconfidência

Piers Lane – Russian Variations

Patrick Langot. Orchestre de Lutetia. Alejandro Sandler. Alexis Cardenas – Alas

Inkyoung Lee – Schubert: His Final Sonatas D959 & D960

El Leon de Oro, Peter Phillips – George de la Hèle: Missa Praeter Rerum Seriem

Yunchan Lim – Chopin: Études

Cristian Măcelaru, Orchestre Nationwide de France – Georges Enescu: Symphonies 1-3; Romanian Rhapsodies 1 & 2

Nicholas McGegan, Cantata Collective – Bach: Mass in B Minor

Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli – Scarlatti: 12 Sonatas

Metropolis Ensemble, Andrew Cyr – Timo Andres: The Blind Banister

Dorothee Mields, G.A.P. Ensemble – J.S. Bach & D. Shostakovich: Salvation

Adrienn Miksch, János Bándi, Ferenc Szecsödi – Brahms: Hungarian Dances and the Hungarian Custom

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal – Sibelius 2 & 5

Nois – Sorts of Nois

Gianandrea Noseda, London Symphony Orchestra – Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Simon Rattle, Elizabeth Watts, Alice Coote, London Symphony Orchestra – Britten: Spring Symphony; Sinfonia da Requiem; Younger Individual’s Information to the Orchestra

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot – Heinrich Schütz: Da Pacem

François-Xavier Roth, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln – Bruckner 9

Abel Sánchez-Aguilera – Sorabji: Toccata Terza

Jordi Savall, Diego Fernández Magdaleno – Mirrors of Time

Golda Schultz, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Antonello Manacorda – Mozart, You Drive Me Loopy!

Gerard Schwarz, Kansas Metropolis Lyric Opera Refrain & Orchestra – Paul Moravec/Mark Campbell: The Shining

Lauren Scott – Sea of Stars

Choir of St. Mary’s Cathedral – Stainer: The Crucifixion

Trio Rigamonti – Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke: Piano Trios

Ailish Tynan, Kathryn Rudge, Roderick Williams, Christopher Glynn – Schumann in English, Vol. 1

Numerous Artists – Bruckner from the Archives, Vol. 1

Vox Luminis, Freiburger Barockorchester, Lionel Meunier – Himmelfahrt: Bach, Telemann

Adam Walker, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner – Nielsen: Flute Concerto; Symphony No. 3 “Sinfonia Espansiva”; Pan and Syrinx

John Wilson, Sinfonia of London – Bacewicz: Concerto for String Orchestra; Enescu: Octet for String Orchestra; Ysaÿe: Harmonies du soir

WindSync – WindSync performs Miguel del Aguila: Music for Winds

Yundi – Mozart: The Sonata Challenge – Salzburg

Cecilia Zilliacus, Kati Raitinen, Bengt Forsberg, Peter Friis Johansson – Marcelle de Manziarly: Chamber Works

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