To record the music of Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi, mandolinist Avi Avital recruited the Venice Baroque Orchestra. "Recording this Venetian music with an orchestra that's actually all from Venice just added this extra spice to it," Avital explains.
The latest album by Kirk Elliot and the Orchestra of Unmitigated Gaul is inspired by mediaeval stories and songs -- even the instruments have stories behind them. Hear more about the new recording and enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.
Stephen Layton and British vocal ensemble Polyphony have assembled a collection of choral works by composers Layton calls 'the real grandfathers of American choral music writ large.'
The fourth project of four-hand piano duo ZOFO celebrates the 80th birthday of Terry Riley, an iconic American composer who's one of the founders of the Minimalist movement.
Although Apollo's Fire is primarily a Baroque orchestra, its latest album is a recording of early American folk music. 'We follow the journey of the music through the stories of the men and women who gathered in the hills of Appalachia to build new lives,' says Apollo's Fire Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell.
Pianist Stephen Hough focuses on 27 pieces composer Edvard Grieg wrote for the enjoyment of amateur pianists. 'They were for domestic consumption,' Hough says. 'I love these pieces.'
Violinist Angele Dubeau's 39th recording is another in her series of musical portraits of living composers, and celebrates Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi. Learn more about this musical portrait and enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.
Jonathan Biss is halfway through a nine–year, nine–disc recording project of the entire Beethoven sonata cycle. The most recent is volume four. Learn more about the project — including its educational component — and enter for a chance to win the CD.
Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and guitarist Jason Vieaux have a new collaborative album that pairs two instruments that aren't often heard and seen together.
Tenor Bryan Hymel has found his niche in the heroic tenor roles of French opera, which require agility, stamina, lyricism and stellar high notes. For his first recital disc, Hymel soars through 11 of these demanding arias.
JoAnn Falletta and the London Symphony Orchestra recently released their second recording of works by American composer Jack Gallagher. This CD features Gallagher's Symphony No. 2, <em>Ascendant</em>, and another work titled 'Quiet Reflection.'
Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra put their own stamp on an iconic set of concertos by Antonio Vivaldi.
On their new album, 'Lux', the vocal ensemble Voces8 provide a musical adventure that spans four centuries of choral arrangements, from the Renaissance to 21st-century pop. Listen to samples of the recording and hear insights from the artists.
Pepe Romero's latest album is a showcase of works by one of Pepe's closest friends, composer Federico Torroba. Romero describes 'Torroba: Guitar Concertos' on New Classical Tracks.
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein's latest album celebrates the frienships, musical and otherwise, between New York and France. Its title was inspired by the name of a subway station.