Matthias Goerne & Georg Solti Lead New CD/DVD Releases

By Francisco Salazar

It’s the third week of the year and there are already a number of exciting new releases. Check out these new works.

Schubert Revisited

Matthias Goerne records alongside the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Florian Donderer.

Matthias Goerne, one of the most high-profile Schubertians of his generation, has recorded a selection of Schubert’s songs not in their original versions with piano but in orchestral arrangements by Alexander Schmalcz, Goerne’s accompanist of many years’ standing. Regarding Alexander Schmalcz’s arrangements, Goerne said, “His creativity in adapting these songs for the orchestra is enormous, while his stylistic sensibilities and his subtle approach in deploying the right instruments at the right moment are truly astonishing.” (CD, Digital)

What is Ours 

Navona Records releases the new album by NOTUS Choir. Winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance, NOTUS is one of the country’s most unique collegiate vocal ensembles, with a singular commitment to championing living composers through the commissioning, programming, and recording of new works. Directed by conductor-composer Dominick DiOrio and a curricular ensemble at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.


The new album features musical creations by Frédéric Chaslin with the soprano Julie Cherrier-Hoffmann and the trumpet player Lucienne Renaudin Vary, as well as short stories by Arièle Butaux read by Pierre Arditi.

Composed for a piano-voice-trumpet ensemble never before explored in chamber music, Frédéric Chaslin’s melodies, the composer was inspired by the styles over which the instrument reigned in the 20th century: jazz, ragtime, and tango.

Die Walküre

Sir Georg Solti’s legendary recording of Wagner’s tetralogy will be released. He conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker. Decca Classics releases the remastering on LP and Digital.


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