Coming Soon In 2020

It's the time of year when we get excited about all the great recordings we have to share with you. Here's what's coming up in the first six months of 2020. In January we release J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort - I, the first of two recordings by Phantasm featuring Bach's keyboard music arranged for viol consort.

February brings a highly original new recording by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood: Richard Strauss and the Viennese Trumpet. Arrangements of works by Fux, Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, Bruckner, Webern and Zemlinsky complement the core work: a newly imagined Strauss trumpet sonata. Also in February Thomas Søndergård and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra are back with an all-Prokofiev programme juxtaposing two contrasting symphonies: No. 1 ‘Classical’ and No. 5.

March brings another orchestral highlight, this time from François Leleux and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. François Leleux celebrates his dual roles of conductor and soloist as he directs performances of Bizet and Gounod. 

April brings two collaborations. The first features Duo Pleyel - Richard Egarr and Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya - performing works for piano four-hands that showcase some of Schubert’s finest piano writing on Schubert: Lebensstürme - Music for piano four-hands. The second sees KUNIKO and Scottish Ensemble collaborate on Tribute to Miyoshi as KUNIKO pays a personal tribute to one of Japan’s most celebrated post-war composers: Akira Miyoshi (1933-2013). 

May brings an international flavour to our schedule with pianist Simon Trpčeski and his album Makedonissimo ("very Macedonian"). Simon, alongside five virtuosi musicians, celebrates traditional music from his homeland in joyous new arrangements by Macedonian composer Pande Shahov. We then travel to Spain for de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain & The Three-Cornered Hat by Jorge Federico Osorio, Carlos Miguel Prieto and The Orchestra of the Americas. Our first choral release of the year is John Sheppard: Media vita by the Choir of New College, Oxford and Robert Quinney. One of the world’s leading choral ensembles, New College Choir makes its Linn debut in May with a programme which includes several premiere recordings.

Our first release of the summer is Edinburgh 1742: Barsanti & Handel, Parte Seconda by Ensemble Marsyas and Peter Whelan. The popular ensemble returns to the music of the Italian Francesco Barsanti, including the world’s first recording of Barsanti’s Concerti Grossi - Parte Seconda.

I can't wait!