A shining star in Hyperion’s roster, Canadian baritone Gerald Finley is featured in the latest volume of the label’s survey of the complete songs of Franz Liszt.
Violinist Rachel Podger returns to Vivaldi with L’estro armonico — her third set of Vivaldi concertos for Channel Classics. Cellist Steven Isserlis plays Russian concertos on his latest Hyperion release, which pairs works by Prokofiev and Shostakovich. The Tallis Scholars present Tintinnabuli — a stunning disc of choral music by Arvo Pärt.
Isabelle Faust is the soloist on the first in a trilogy of Schumann discs from harmonia mundi, pairing the composer’s concertos and piano trios. The Britten Sinfonia also perform Dimitry Sitkovetsky’s transcription of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and soprano Sunhae Im makes her solo début with an album of cantatas.
Delphian artists David McGuiness and Concerto Caledonia work their usual magic with interpretations of the music of Purcell, accompanied by a bevy of folk music luminaries that definitely takes it to the next level. Time Pieces, double-bass player Kyle Eastwood’s second album for Jazz Village, offers a cool mix of originals and covers that is guaranteed to please. Vocalist Thana Alexa makes her Jazz Village début with Ode To Heroes — a remarkable album dedicated to the people who have personally and musically inspired her. HighNote offers the first release of a live album featuring the immortal jazz great Ernestine Anderson.