We have a real treat for the final collection in our Unwrap Series: an exclusive preview of 2021’s new recordings from Linn, and our partner labels.
Phantasm continues its series of arrangements of Bach’s keyboard music for viol consort and the Maxwell Quartet releases its second recording of Haydn string quartets juxtaposed with traditional Scottish folk music. Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico continue their ambitious Haydn 2032 project on Alpha Classics and Ricercar marks the 500th anniversary of Josquin’s death.
The Hathor Consort collaborate with jazz trumpeter Bastian Stein in a genuine aesthetic and sonic experiment on Outnote, whilst award-winning pianist Chiyan Wong also brings a unique perspective to Busoni’s dazzling arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
Pianist Behzod Abduraimov joins Alpha to perform Chopin, Debussy and Mussorgsky and, representing the Baroque repertoire for which Alpha is famed, mezzo-soprano Eva Zaïcik performs Handel with Le Consort. Catriona Morison makes her Linn debut with a spellbinding recital of lieder and Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught joins Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra to tell the swashbuckling tale of superstar castrato, Giusto Tenducci.
Violinist extraordinaire Patricia Kopatchinskaja closes the collection with a kaleidoscopic performance of Ginastera.