NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS • MARCH 2017
On The Routes of Slavery, Jordi Savall explores one of the biggest crimes in human history from the unique emotional point of view that only music affords. This beautiful hard-bound book from Alia Vox contains two SACDs and a concert DVD. Channel Classics presents Pitch Black, the début recording from Brass United featuring a wide variety of new pieces and arrangements for brass quintet. On harmonia mundi, Richard Egarr illuminates Bach's multifaceted Partitas, crowning his already extensive series of the composer’s harpsichord works and Les Arts Florissants present the final volume in their Monteverdi Madrigal trilogy. In celebration of International Women’s Day, volume 70 of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series champions female composers Dorothy Howell, Cécile Chaminade and Amy Beach. Also on Hyperion, Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien offer a third volume in their ongoing series of Mozart Violin Sonatas and Marc-Andre Hamelin performs concertos by Medtner and Rachmaninov. On Onyx Classics, James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong team up for Beethoven's Violin Sonatas Nos.6 and 9 and Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra continue their critically acclaimed Elgar cycle with Symphony No.2. On Opera Rara, up-and-coming bel canto specialist Daniele Rustioni leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Bellini’s first opera, Adelson e Salvini, featuring Daniela Barcellona and Enea Scala. On Rubicon Classics, Love's Philosophy features music from contemporary composer Brian Knowles performed by guitarist Craig Ogden. New in Jazz, Edition Records has albums from Belgian saxophonist Nicolas Kummert and Norwegian tuba player Daniel Herskedal. In world music, Real World Records presents République Amazone, featuring an all-star collective of female West African musicians including Angelique Kidjo, Mamani Keita and Mariam Doumbia, and World Village has the latest from quirky French singer Cyrius.