A new release from Harry Manx is always a cause for celebration, but his latest recording takes it to the next level. 20 Strings & The Truth is the instrumental album Manx fans have been waiting for. Jazz fans will appreciate the latest from the HighNote group. Jeremy Pelt’s Tales, Musings and other Reveries offers an interesting session of originals and standards, while Jim Snidero’s Main Street takes listeners on a compelling sonic trip across America. New music from Morocco is the focus of the World Village’s new release featuring Aziz Sahmaoui and the University of Gnawa.
Going from strength to strength, Hyperion’s star pianist and Canada’s own Angela Hewitt plays Liszt on a new release featuring the B Minor Sonata. Hyperion’s popular Romantic Cello Concerto series reaches volume six with a disc of works by Vieuxtemps featuring cellist Alban Gerhardt. Pianist Gloria Cheng’s second release for harmonia mundi entitled Montage features works by some of today’s most acclaimed film-music composers including Alexandre Desplat and Randy Newman. The latest re-discovery from harmonia mundi’s René Jacobs is Emilio de’ Cavalieri’s musical drama Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo - arguably the first opera ever written. Elgar’s Symphony No.1 kicks off Onyx’s new series of recordings of the composer’s orchestral music featuring conductor Vasily Petrenko.