Benjamin Bernheim & Golda Schultz Lead New CD/DVD Releases

By Francisco Salazar

Since last week audiences have had the opportunity of hearing albums from two of the most exciting young singers of their generations as well as Mahler and Mozart albums.

Here is a look at last week’s new releases.

Boulevard des Italiens

Deutsche Grammophon releases French tenor Benjamin Bernheim’s second album. In his new album he explores the work of Italian opera composers in France. Familiar and lesser-known Donizetti and Verdi extracts, all in French, are paired with earlier music by Spontini and Cherubini, as well as two beloved Puccini arias and one from Mascagni’s overlooked “Amica.” Frédéric Chaslin conducts the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

This Be Her Verse

ALPHA Records releases Golda Schultz’s album “This Be Her Verse.” The album features songs by women about women, and includes music by Clara Schumann, Emilie Mayer, Rebecca Clarke, Nadia Boulanger; Kathleen Tagg.

Mahler Symphony No. 4

The Czech Philharmonic and its Chief Conductor and Music Director Semyon Bychkov present a new recording of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. PENTATONE releases the album which also includes soprano Chen Reiss.

“Discovering Mahler’s music is akin to discovering life itself. Experiencing it, is to be drawn into his world and values. What emerges from his music, his letters and, the testimonies of those who knew him is the duality of this man. Being a creator and interpreter all at once, he invents the sounds which re-create the world of nature and humans,” said Semyon Bychkov.

Lucio Silla 

Franco Fagioli, Olga Pudova, Alessandro Liberatore, Chiara Skerath, and Ilse Eerens star in Mozart’s opera with the Le Jeune Chœur de Paris and Insula orchestra. Laurence Equilbey conducts the new recording for Erato. The new recording marks the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s opera “Lucio Silla” in a new audio recording.

The album was recorded live and was taken from staged performances of the work at the orchestra’s state-of-the-art Parisian home La Seine Musicale during the Mozart Maximum Festival production in June 2021.


Composer Albena Petrovic releases DREAMLOVER, which explores new avenues for the expressive possibilities of the saxophone. Baritone sax player Joan Mari Frasquier, the Kebyart Ensemble, soprano Cynthia Knoch, and pianist Romain Nosbaum participate in this project.

Nisi Dominus – Stabat Mater 

Rising star counter-tenor: Alois Mühlbacher can be heard alongside the Florian soprano soloist Christian Ziemski and the Ensemble Scaramouche. The program includes Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Antonio Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus, two heavyweights of the sacred repertoire of Italian Baroque music, full of melodic beauty and virtuoso interludes. Preiser Records releases the album.


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