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Coming Soon In 2019
A new year brings new recordings and we are very excited to share with you some of the highlights you can expect in the next twelve months.
We are thrilled to be able to bring you not one, but two recordings from Robin Ticciati and DSO Berlin. The first, in March, sees them perform Bruckner's Sixth Symphony, and the second, in September, reunites them with Magdalena Kožená in a performance of Duruflé's Requiem. Robin's successor as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Maxim Emelyanychev, makes his recording debut with his new orchestra in the autumn conducting Schubert's 'Great' C Major Symphony. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra also has a new Music Director, Thomas Søndergård, and he has recorded a programme of Richard Strauss with his new orchestra. Another orchestral highlight comes from one of the world’s most remarkable youth ensembles, The Orchestra of the Americas, whose summer release of Copland and Chávez under the baton of charismatic Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto will be a treat.
We have debut recordings from a number of exciting new artists: soprano Rowan Pierce excels in a programme of Purcell accompanied by Richard Egarr and William Carter; the Maxwell Quartet performs an innovative programme combining Haydn's string quartets with traditional Scottish tunes; Odyssean Ensemble shines a light on a rather neglected work of genius, the Great Service of William Byrd; and young Baroque ensemble BarrocoTout, who won the 2017 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition, performs music by their fellow Belgian Henri-Jacques de Croes.
A new Claire Martin recording is always welcome and 2019's 'Believin' 'it' will be the 2018 British Jazz Award winner's twentieth album for Linn. Scheduled for release in April it features her all-Swedish trio and imaginative new arrangements of contemporary material.
2019 is a highly significant year for the Fitzwilliam String Quartet who is celebrating its 50th anniversary season. Linn is marking this remarkable milestone with a new recording scheduled for release in autumn 2019. Fittingly this anniversary recording will look back to the music which launched FSQ to international prominence, Shostakovich’s string quartets.
There are also new recordings by Magnificat, Gothic Voices, Richard Egarr, Irish Baroque Orchestra and Elizabeth Kenny planned. A highlight to look forward to in autumn comes courtesy of John Butt and Dunedin Consort who will perform one of Handel’s most successful and popular oratorios, Samson. This was recorded at the Misteria Paschalia Festival in Poland alongside Ode for St Cecilia’s Day which was released to critical acclaim in 2018.
What a year it's going to be...