This week audiences can hear a world premiere recording as well as rarely performed works. There are also two complete opera recordings.
Richard Flury: Four Song-Cycles
Stephanie Buhmann and Margaret Singer perform Richard Flury’s song cycles in a new album for Toccata Classics.
The output of Richard Flury, one of Switzerland’s most prolific composers, ranges from operas and ballets to symphonies, instrumental concertos, sacred and secular vocal works, chamber music, and no fewer than 181 songs with piano accompaniment. The four song cycles on this release were written between 1920 and 1946.
The Bayerische Staatsoper releases a 2017 performance of Giordano’s masterpiece starring Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, and George Petean. Marco Armiliato conducts the production by Philipp Stölzl.
Tan Dun: Buddha Passion
Unitel Classica releases Salzburg’s production of Janáček’s opera with Corinne Winters, Evelyn Herlitzius, David Butt Philip, and Benjamin Hulett. Barrie Kosky directs the production, which was conducted by Jakub Hrůša in August 2022.