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February 2016 New Releases

This month we début a sleek and stylish new look for our release brochures. The larger, letter-size format offers more room to showcase our new titles. Please note that we now have multiple street dates for each month. The red box in the upper right hand corner of each page will indicate the street date for titles on that page. In most cases, release dates will be the first and third Fridays.

Leading off February’s list of notable titles is a the latest chart-topper from pianist Angela Hewitt. For this release, Hewitt offers a selection of keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. Piano fans will also enjoy harmonia mundi’s disc of Prokofiev Piano Concertos featuring Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko. Backed by conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Kholodenko displays his superb technique and burnished tone in dazzling performances that will not disappoint. The latest volume in Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series, featuring Jonathan Plowright explores the music of Ludomir Rózycki. Choral music aficionados will enjoy Hyperion’s new album of music by Alec Roth. Performed by Jeffrey Skidmore and Ex Cathedra, Roth’s heartbreakingly beautiful music is heard in superb performances on a disc that is sure to be one of the year’s best. Another outstanding British choir, ORA, makes their harmonia mundi début this month with Upheld by Stillness – a disc that pairs Renaissance masterworks by William Byrd with ‘reflections’ on those pieces by six acclaimed contemporary composers. Also on harmonia mundi, the renowned ensemble Akademie für Alte Music Berlin offers their take on Handel’s immortal Water Music. Releases by two stars of the jazz world round out the month. GRAMMY® nominated pianist Omar Sosa is featured on a new trio disc called JOG, and British jazz superstar Ian Shaw makes his Jazz Village début with The Theory of Joy.