In the studio – April and May

  • Sarah Connolly and David Soar record Elgar’s ‘The Dream of Gerontius’, and Sarah ‘Sea Pictures’, for Chandos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis. Stuart Skelton sings Gerontius. The same team also perform Gerontius at the end of the sessions at the Barbican Centre on 6 April 2014.
  • Sarah Connolly, Matthew Rose and Christopher Maltman will record Bach’s St Matthew Passion in London with the Academy of Ancient Music under Richard Egarr in April.
  • Jonathan Cohen and his Arcangelo ensemble are joined by Nicolas Altstaedt for Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante, which will be released on Hyperion later this year. 
  • After the success of her first album on Decca, Alisa Weilerstein’s eagerly awaited second is released this month – Dvořák’s cello concerto with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under Jirí Belohlávek. 
  • Alexander Shelley will lead the Bundesjugendorchester (German Youth Orchestra) in recordings of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Britten’s The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon. This is followed by a German tour (20 April – 4 May 2014), which includes a special concert in Baden-Baden where they will be joined by Sir Simon Rattle and members of the Berlin Philharmonic.
  • In May, Alina Ibragimova records a Ysaÿe programme which she then tours to Japan.
  • As part of the Tetzlaff Trio, Lars Vogt will record Brahm’s Trios Op 8, 87 and 101 for Ondine at the Sendesaal in Bremen.
  • Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez’s ‘Love duets’ album recorded last December for Warner Classics is released in May. 
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