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Street Date: Friday August 14, 2015
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August 2015 New Releases

Concertos by Henri Herz are the focus of the latest installment (volume 66!) of Hyperion’s unflaggingly popular Romantic Piano Concerto series. These delightful works are performed by Howard Shelley, who leads the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra from the keyboard. One of the world’s top harpsichord and fortepiano performers, Andreas Staier’s musical mastery has made an indelible mark on the interpretation of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire. This month, Staier is the featured soloist on a revelatory new recording from harmonia mundi of Harpsichord Concertos by J.S. Bach. On his second recording for harmonia mundi, Van Cliburn gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko plays Piano Concertos by Grieg and Saint-Saëns. Following up on his Delphian recording of solo works by Britten, cellist Philip Higham’s latest release features the six unaccompanied suites of J.S. Bach. Beethoven is on the program for both Angela Hewitt, who offers listeners volume five in her acclaimed series of Beethoven Piano Sonata recordings for Hyperion, and for the Jerusalem Quartet, who have recorded the String Quartets of Op.18 for harmonia mundi. The wonderfully pure voices of the Orlando Consort are heard in a new Hyperion recording of works by Renaissance composer Loyset Compère. Contemporary music lovers will appreciate harmonia mundi’s new release of works by Peruvian composer Jimmy Lopez and SFS Media’s recording of works by American composer John Adams. Non classical releases are headlined by a CD and DVD set featuring Ravi Shankar’s farewell concert, recorded live in Bangalore, India.