New releases – from Joseph Moog, Robin Ticciati & Alisa Weilerstein

New releases, 23 September 2016

Released on Onyx classics, Joseph Moog’s tenth recording celebrates the complete piano sonatas of Chopin. Read an interview with Joseph Moog where he discusses this latest offering – and its especially interesting inclusion of the rarely heard first sonata penned by a seventeen year old Chopin – here

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Robin Ticciati, ‘Roméo et Juliette‘ with soloists and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir

With Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie fantastique’ (SCO), the coupling of ‘Les Nuits d’été’ with ‘La Mort de Cléopâtre’ (SCO) and ‘L’enfance du Christ’ (Swedish Radio), Robin Ticciati has developed a clear affinity with the music of Berlioz, as is evident in his latest recording for Linn Records: ‘Roméo et Juliette’ with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra alongside soloists Katija Dragojevic mezzo-soprano, Alastair Miles bass and Askonas Holt’s Andrew Staples.
Named The Sunday Times album of the week [11 September 2016], Nicholas Kenyon writes in The Guardian that the disc is “an orchestrally superb new version of Berlioz’s ‘dramatic symphony’. The sound pictures are precise and subtle in the ‘serene night’, Juliet’s funeral cortege, and the fizzing fireworks of the Queen Mab scherzo.”
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Alisa Weilerstein, Shostakovich Cello Concertos

This greatly anticipated release from Alisa Weilerstein features both Shostakovich’s Cello Concertos. Recorded with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, Alisa’s performance on the album has been described as “a highly emotional interpretation of the two Russian masterpieces.” KlassikAkzente
Join Alisa at 5pm UK time today at for a live interview about the release.

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Future plans for Alisa include performances of the Shostakovich with the Ulster Orchestra with Rafael Payare (tonight), and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. The next few months also see Alisa give performances in Stockholm with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, in the Netherlands for both solo recitals for the Cello Biennale and concerts with the Residentie Orkest, and at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
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