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.