NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS
Eric Brandon Pulido, frontman of Texan legends Midlake, embraces both past and present times for his glorious debut solo album, To Each His Own. Under his new enigmatic alias E.B. The Younger, he delivers a deeply personal record. Ten Fé’s sophomore album, Future Perfect, Present Tense, is a poignant, uplifting meditation on everything that’s brought the band to this point, and all they’ve left behind. On Mercury Prize nominated Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan’s Live in Dublin, recorded on her tour of the British Isles, she is joined on stage by Stargaze's Andre De Ridder. The 14 song set list features songs from Hannigan's three albums. Into Red sees FEWS dialing up the intensity with a record boasting a heavier, innovative though nonetheless catchy dynamic than the blueprint of their debut. Following the multimedia-based art project Trialog in 2015 and the cross-genre collaboration Silk in 2017, HVOB's Rocco relates 13 seperate but dramatically connected narratives about letting go, farewells and new beginnings.
On her latest release for harmonia mundi, superstar violinist Isabelle Faust is joined by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin for a recording of violin showpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach. No fewer than four composers vie for attention in volume 78 of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series. Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra conclude their highly acclaimed Mahler cycle with the Symphony No.7. The Winchester Cathedral Choir presents a collection of some of Tavener's best choral music. Desires, featuring ORA Singers, presents a varied and enlightening journey through the Song of Songs. Martyn Brabbins leads the Orchestra of Opera North and an all-star cast in Elgar's cantata Caractacus. Its timely libretto addresses questions of empire - Roman and Victorian - and Britain's place in the world. LSO Live celebrates the 90th birthday of conductor Bernard Haitink with a album of Beethoven concertos, and Sir Simon Rattle marks 150 years since the death of Hector Berlioz with a recording of his tempestuous oratorio La damnation de Faust.