NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS • JANUARY 2018
Bella Union's Xylouris White presents their third album, Mother. Produced by Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, the album is an extraordinary acomplishment for this visionary duo formed of Cretan lutenist George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White. Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance is featured on No Land, a mesmerizing album of music for voice and Breton pipe band created by French guitarist and composer Olivier Mellano. The Influencing Machine is the third album by jazz keyboardist Elliot Galvin of the Mercury Music Prize nominated band Dinosaur.
Any new recording by our cover artist, Hyperion pianist Stephen Hough, is a keenly awaited musical event. To celebrate the start of Claude Debussy's centenary year, Hough offers a wide-ranging recital of the composer's atmospheric works for solo piano. The piano Etudes of Philip Glass have become staples of the contemporary music repertoire. Orange Mountain offers a new live recording by Russian pianist Anton Batagov. Also on Orange Mountain, the renowned group Brooklyn Rider presents world première recordings of Glass’s String Quartets Nos.6 and 7. This month marks the launch of [PIAS] America's new partnership with the labels of LSO Live. Our first new release comes from King's College. It features a collection of choral music centered around Farewell to Cambridge, a poem written in 1928 by Xu Zhimo. Wagner's opera The Flying Dutchman is conductor Pablo Heras-Casado's latest triumph for harmonia mundi, thanks to a new video recording made at the Teatro Real de Madrid. Opera lovers will also welcome Christophe Rousset's Alceste - the latest release in his ongoing revival of Lully's masterpieces. New from Onyx Classics, Joseph Moog, GRAMMY®-nominated pianist and winner of the 2015 Gramophone Young Artist of the Year award, performs Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 and Richard Strauss's Burleske. Acclaimed soprano Sophie Bevan's début release on Wigmore Hall Live focuses on songs about the First World War. Rounding out the month are two new offerings from maestro Jordi Savall. In Excelsis Deo explores music from the time of the War of the Spanish Succession, and Venezia Millenaria celebrates Venice's key role in shaping Western music.