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January - June

  • Canciones und Conciertos Montsalvatge, Xavier (Komp) / NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover (Orchester) / Antun

    Canciones und Conciertos

    Compact Disc

    March 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Xavier Montsalvatge, one of the most important Spanish composers of the 20th Century. Montsalvatge belongs to the so-called "lost generation" of Spanish composers who came of age...

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  • Cello Concerto No. 1, Cello Symphony Britten, Benjamin (Komp) / Schostakowitsch, Dmitri (Komp) / Moser, Johannes (Int

    Cello Concerto No. 1, Cello Symphony

    Compact Disc

    Following his extraordinary, critically acclaimed recording of concertos by Martinu, Hindemith, and Honegger, the charismatic Johannes Moser returns with a stunning new release, featuring two of the most distinguished 20th century cello...

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  • Piano Works Vol. 7 Schubert, Franz (Komp) / Oppitz, Gerhard (Interpret)

    Piano Works Vol. 7 (Volume 7)

    Compact Disc

    On this, the seventh installment in Gerhard Oppitz's survey of the piano music of Franz Schubert, we travel from the early Andante in C major, D 29, a surprisingly mature work by the 15-year-old composer, to the Adagio in E major
    D 612,...

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  • Symphony No. 9 Bruckner, Anton (Komp) / Norrington, Roger (Dirigent) / SWR Radio-Sinfonieorches

    Symphony No. 9

    Compact Disc

    During the past decade, Roger Norrington has left an extraordinary legacy, recording the major 19th century symphonic literature. Together with the RSO, Norrington has artfully adapted the Historically Informed Performance style to the...

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  • Transfigured Tchaikovsky Tschaikowsky, Peter I. (Komp) / Malan, Petronel (Klavier) / Mikhnovsky, Isaac (K

    Transfigured Tchaikovsky

    Transcriptions by Isaac Mikhnovsky and Samuil Feinberg

    Compact Disc

    Transcriptions, adaptations, transformations - how do composers reenvision the works of their colleagues? Indeed, repurposing the music of another composer is almost as old as composition itself and it can become a truly fascinating...

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  • Kantaten Telemann, Georg Philipp (Komp) / Stötzel, Ulrich (Dirigent) / Collegium Vocale S

    Kantaten

    Cantatas

    Compact Disc

    Telemann had the great misfortune of being born into an age of geniuses, sharing the spotlight with Bach, Handel, Scarlatti and Vivaldi. In any other generation, his originality, consistent high-quality and prolific output would place him...

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  • Alfred Schnittke,  Bußverse, Stimmen der Natur - SACD Schnittke, Alfred (Komp) / Creed, Marcus (Dirigent) / SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgar

    Alfred Schnittke, Bußverse, Stimmen der Natur - SACD

    Compact Disc

    Virtually every recording released by the Vocal Ensemble Stuttgart is certain to become a magnate for international acclaim and international awards. It should therefore come as no surprise, that their latest recording of choral music by...

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  • Wolfgang Rihm Über die Linie II Rihm, Wolfgang (Komp) / SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg

    Wolfgang Rihm Über die Linie II

    Compact Disc

    To date, five volumes have been released documenting the extraordinary and influential orchestral music of Karlsruhe native, Wolfgang Rihm. Both concertos featured on this disc focus on Rihm's exceptional gift for creating flowing...

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  • Nicolai Gedda sings Arias Gedda, Nicolai (Tenor) / Bour, Ernest (Dirigent) / SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-B

    Nicolai Gedda sings Arias

    Compact Disc

    hänssler CLASSIC is proud to present this valuable compilation of songs and arias recorded by Gedda from the years 1954 to 1965. This anthology features the full range of Gedda's interpretive genius, from a bel canto tenor, to a stylish...

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  • Violinkonzerte / Flötenkonzerte Vivaldi, Antonio (Komp) / Haecki, Sulamit (Violine) / Dambrine, Sylvie (Flöte) /

    Violinkonzerte / Flötenkonzerte

    Doppel-CD

    In this sixth release in the "Premium Composers" series, we meet the master of the Baroque Concerto, the "Red Priest," Antonio Vivaldi. The current program features an enchanting selection of the master's most beloved concertos for flute...

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  • Streichquartette D 353, 703, 887, 804, 810 Schubert, Franz (Komp) / Verdi Quartett (Orchester)

    Streichquartette D 353, 703, 887, 804, 810

    Doppel-CD

    The best-known string quartets of Franz Schubert on two CDs at a sensational price! Included are the passionate and symphonic "Death and the Maiden" and the tuneful "Rosamunde" Quartet as well as Schubert's monumental final essay in the...

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  • Sinfonie Nr. 1, Im Sommerwind Mahler, Gustav (Komp) / Webern, Anton (Komp) / Roth, François-Xavier (Dirigent)

    Sinfonie Nr. 1, Im Sommerwind

    Compact Disc

    For his debut recording for SWRmusic/hänssler CLASSIC, the distinguished young conductor François-Xavier Roth has carefully selected a program that will serve as a foundation for his future work with the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden...

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  • Klaviersonaten Nr. 2, 8, 14, 18, 23, 26, 32 Beethoven, Ludwig van (Komp) / Oppitz, Gerhard (Klavier)

    Klaviersonaten Nr. 2, 8, 14, 18, 23, 26, 32

    Doppel-CD

    For this ninth installment in hänssler CLASSIC's new budget series "Premium Composers", we've assembled a collection of Beethoven's most beautiful and popular piano sonatas. Included is, of course, the timeless "Moonlight" Sonata, the...

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  • Holberg Suite, Peer Gynt Suite, Hochzeitstag auf Troldhaugen, u.a. Grieg, Edvard G. (Komp) / Marriner, Sir Neville (Dirigent) / Ohlsson, Garrick (K

    Holberg Suite, Peer Gynt Suite, Hochzeitstag auf Troldhaugen, u.a.

    Orchestral Works/Orchesterwerke & Piano Concerto/Klavierkonzert

    Doppel-CD

    For the tenth installment of hänssler CLASSIC's new budget series, "Premium Composers," we are transported to to the fjords and mountains of Norway for a full program of the most beautiful orchestral works of Edvard Grieg. Featured of...

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  • Dmitry Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 9 & 15 Shostakovich, Dmitry (Komp) / Boreyko, Andrey (Dirigent) / SWR Radio-Sinfonieorc

    Dmitry Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 9 & 15

    Compact Disc

    Prior to becoming Principle Guest Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrey Boreyko served as chief conductor of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra from 2004- 2009, and he is currently engaged in the same position with the...

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  • Die Jahreszeiten Haydn, Joseph (Komp) / Müller-Kray, Hans (Dirigent) / Engen, Kieth (Bass) / Gieb

    Die Jahreszeiten

    Doppel-CD

    In April 2012, the Schwetzingen Festival celebrates its 60th birthday. On this occasion, a very special oratorio recording from the festival's early years has been selected - a vintage performance of Haydn's "The Seasons", featuring the...

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  • Beaux Arts Trio Ravel, Maurice (Komp) / Brahms, Johannes (Komp) / Beaux Arts Trio (Ensemble)

    Beaux Arts Trio

    Compact Disc

    When the Beaux Arts Trio played this concert in 1960, the one-day world famous ensemble was only 5 years old. During the next 48 years and several changes in membership, the Beaux Arts would become recognized as one of the greatest...

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  • Gerard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin Strauss, Richard (Komp) / Schubert, Franz (Komp) / Ravel, Maurice (komp) / Marti

    Gerard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin

    Compact Disc

    The baritone Gérard Souzay had no long operatic career, so he never had the opportunity to develop a following, as did many of his peers. Yet, connoisseurs recognized his innate musicality and his perfect pronunciation of German - indeed,...

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  • André Watts Liszt, Franz (Komp) / Watts, André (Klavier)

    André Watts

    Compact Disc

    André Watts was born in 1946 in Nuremberg, the son of an American soldier and a Hungarian pianist.
    He was just 9 years old when he made his concert debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra playing the Haydn D Major concerto. As a...

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  • Die kompletten Sinfonien Beethoven, Ludwig van (Komp) / Gielen, Michael (Dirigent) / SWR Sinfonieorcheste

    Die kompletten Sinfonien

    The Complete Symphonies

    Compact Disc

    Michael Gielen is in many ways the "elder statesman" among conductors. His experience and breadth of interests set him apart of his - or any other generation. The sum of his artistry is reflected in this Beethoven cycle, recorded over a...

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  • Magicien orchestrateur Koechlin, Charles (Komp) / Hoelscher, Florian (Klavier) / Holliger, Heinz (Dirig

    Magicien orchestrateur

    Compact Disc

    When listening to the orchestral music of Charles Koechlin, one is immediately captivated by the intoxicating range of colors he was able to craft into every score. Given his extraordinary sensitivity to instrumental textures, it is hardly...

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  • Klaviermusik Vol. 1 Debussy, Claude (Komp) / Korstick, Michael (Klavier)

    Klaviermusik Vol. 1

    Piano Music Vol. 1

    Compact Disc

    This recording offers an exciting mix of known and unknown piano works by Debussy. The featured work is the well-known First Book of "Preludes" together with rarities like "Toomai des eléphants" (completed by Debussy and Satie expert...

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  • Streichquartette op. 13, 12 Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix (Komp) / Minetti Quartett (Ensemble)

    Streichquartette op. 13, 12

    Compact Disc

    "A musical sensation from Austria" wrote the Berlin Tagesspiegel of the young Minetti Quartett's debut at the Berlin Philharmonie in 2009. The name "Minetti Quartett" refers to a play by famous Austrian author Thomas Bernhard (1939-1989),...

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  • Schumann - Charakterstücke I Schumann, Robert (Komp) / Uhlig, Florian (Klavier)

    Schumann - Charakterstücke I (Volume 3)

    Compact Disc

    hänssler CLASSIC is proud to release the third volume in what will be the only true COMPLETE recording of Schumann's music for piano solo. As was the case in the two previous installments, this program is arranged "thematically" and...

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  • Streichquartette Nr. 3, 4, 7 Schostakowitsch, Dmitri (Komp) / Meta4 (Interpret)

    Streichquartette Nr. 3, 4, 7

    Compact Disc

    After a long wait, their new recording is finally here! This time the young Finns give the String Quartets of Shostakovich their attention. The Third Quartet may be considered something like the opposite of the composer's "classical" 9th...

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