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December List by Donalee Jacobs
10 Years: The Best Of Il Volo
10 Years: The Best Of Il VoloIl Volo

Over the course of a decade, Il Volo has become a global classical crossover and pop phenomenon. To celebrate ten years in music, the trio is releasing a collection of their greatest hits. 

Beatles Go Baroque 2
Beatles Go Baroque 2Peter Breiner

Classical musicians have always recognized the musicality and originality of the Beatles' songs. This sequel to Peter Breiner's multi-platinum Beatles Go Baroque takes the original concept even further, keeping eighteenth century masterpieces such as Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Bach's famously stylish and beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1 largely intact, elegantly combining them with the Beatles' most enduring melodies to create a joyously genuine 21st century mashup. 

Beethoven Sonatas Nos 3 & 23 'Appasionata"
Beethoven Sonatas Nos 3 & 23 'Appasionata'Lang Lang

The Lang Lang release for the launch of the Beethoven year. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the composer. Taken from the 2010 'Live in Vienna' album the collection also includes the famous 'Appassionata' and the third movement of the 'Tempest' sonata.

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Berlioz: Symphonie FantastiqueFranÇois-Xavier Roth & Les SiÈcles

Drawing on various themes dear to the early Romantic movement of the 1820s, Symphonie Fantastique broke all the rules of classical symphonic form. This new recording from François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles benefits from a close study of the composer's autograph score and the unique timbres of period instruments. The symphony incorporates passages from Les Francs-Juges, an early operatic effort Berlioz left unfinished. Only the overture survives, and it makes for a perfect pairing here.

Christmas With The 5 Browns
Christmas With The 5 BrownsThe 5 Browns

Imagine The 5 Browns hosting a festive, dressy dinner party where classical piano music is the focus of the night. Snow falls and sleigh bells ring through the stories told through melody. Youre invited to spend an evening of sparkling lights through pine boughs while listening and reminiscing on Christmas music written through the ages (from the album). Pieces include selections from The Nutcracker Suite, Skater's Waltz and Greensleeves.

Encores
EncoresNelson Friere

Features 30 tracks of Freire's most beloved pieces ranging from Purcell to Rachmaninov, and includes such treasures as the Sgambati Melodie de Gluck, the Paderewski Nocturne, and Albeniz's Navarra.

Farinelli
FarinelliCecilia Bartoli

Renowned for portraying the music of the Baroque, Cecilia Bartoli presents her new recording of arias famously performed by legendary castrato Farinelli. Exploring the complex gender roles of the world of baroque opera, and highlighting the phenomenon of the castrati, this features works by Farinelli's brother, Riccardo Broschi and others. 

Happy Days
Happy DaysAndre Rieu

A celebration of Andre Rieu's amazing career on the occasion of his 70th birthday on the first of October, 2019. A selection of twenty world-famous tunes includes Second Waltz, I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady), Love Unspoken (from The Merry Widow) and Happy Days are Here Again. 

In Nomine II
In Nomine IIFretwork

Over thirty years ago, Fretwork made its first recording, In Nomine, which consisted mainly of sixteenth-century examples of this remarkable instrumental form. There were several examples of the In Nomine and related forms that weren't or couldn't be recorded in 1987, and this album seeks to complete the project.

Remember Me, My Dear
Remember Me, My DearJan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble

The collaboration between saxophonist Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble ended in 2014 after 25 years. Remember Me, My Dear was recorded during their final tour and features a program that is emblematic of the range of repertoire the musicians explored together. 

Saint-Saens/Poulenc/Say
Saint-Saëns/Poulenc/SayLucas & Arthur Jussen

Recorded with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the new release from brothers, Lucas and Arthur Jussen includes Saint-Saens' Le Carnaval des Animaux, Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra as well as presenting the premiere recording of Fazil Say's Night. 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky: The NutcrackerDerek Jacobi & Septura

Brass instruments are a vital part of the festive fabric of Christmas, and Tchaikovsky's iconic ballet The Nutcracker is made even more joyful with the brassy brilliance of Septura. Narrated by preeminent actor Derek Jacobi, The Nutcracker is set on Christmas Eve, with music both rapturous and fantastical. 

Violin Concertos
Violin ConcertosJohn Eliot Gardiner

Sir John Eliot Gardiner presents a long-awaited, dazzling, and insightful recording of the Violin Concertos with leader and soloist, Kati Debretzeni. Debretzeni also presents her own arrangement and world-premiere recording of the harpsichord concerto BWV1053. 

Weinberg: Chamber Music
Weinberg: Chamber MusicGidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite & Yulianna Avdeeva

This collection from Grammophon features Weinberg's Three Pieces for Violin and Piano, which he completed when he was only fifteen and had not yet received any compositional training, Dream About A Doll and Sonata for Violin and Piano No. Six.