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Street Date: Tuesday June 9, 2015
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June 2015 New Releases

Iván Fischer’s Mahler symphony recordings for Channel Classics have fired up critics more than any cycle in recent years. With uniformly stellar performances and rich, spectacular surround-sound audio, these discs are self-recommending. Not surprisingly, Fischer’s release of the Symphony No.9 may garner the highest accolades of all. From the first note, it is obvious that this is a reading that will stand the test of time. Young German pianist Joseph Moog is one of today’s rising stars of the keyboard. His fourth release for Onyx features a pair of concertos, one well-known (Grieg) and one less so (Moszkowski). As always, Moog’s superb technique and insightful performances will delight listeners. The English ensemble Arcangelo present their first all-instrumental disc for Hyperion – a program of wind concertos by Mozart and Haydn.
The Nash Ensemble is featured in a fascinating disc of American chamber music that includes works by Copland, Gershwin, Hermann and Waxman. Also on Hyperion, the amazingly talented violinist Alina Ibragimova performs the fiendishly difficult solo sonatas of Eugene Ysayë and  Steven Isserlis, accompanied by Stephen Hough, is the soloist in a fascinating disc of cello sonatas including a new work by Hough. Early music ensemble Stile Antico has graced the world stage for over ten years now. This month, harmonia mundi offers a specially-priced 10th Anniversary SACD featuring personal favorites of the group’s vocalists. The Flautadors recorder quartet débuts on First Hand with Cynthia’s Revels, a lovely disc of music from the Elizabethan period.
For jazz and blues fans, this month includes important new releases from Harold López-Nussa, Ahmad Jamal and Lucky Peterson.