New Releases: Bryn Terfel – Dreams and Songs, Roeland Hendrikx and London Philharmonic Orchestra – Dedications: Works for Clarinet & Orchestra

22 October 2018, 11:29

New Releases 1022
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By Sofia Rizzi

Throughout the week Classic FM’s presenters bring you the best new recordings, including world exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases.

John Suchet's Album of the Week
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John Suchet plays a track from his featured Album of the Week at 10.15am every weekday. You can buy your own copy from the Classic FM store here.

Bryn Terfel – Dreams and Songs

Deutsche Grammophon

Bryn Terfel
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World-renowned bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel releases his first album in five years – Dreams and Songs – a selection of well-known and traditional pieces. He steps away from the dramatic opera roles that he is revered for in exchange for musical numbers and duets with an impressive guest list. Other artists on the album include Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins and Joseph Calleja.

There are many light-hearted and uplifting numbers to enjoy on this album, particularly two songs from musical Fiddler on the Roof (including a duet with Emma Thompson), a duet with fellow Welshman Rob Brydon, and Ar Lan y Môr, a traditional Welsh song.

He is accompanied by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman.

John Brunning's Drive Discovery
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Roeland Hendrikx / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins – Dedications: Works for Clarinet & Orchestra

Evil Penguin Records

Roeland Hendrikx
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Roeland Hendrikx, Martyn Brabbins and the London Philharmonic Orchestra pay homage to a genre – the clarinet concerto – in this album.

Dedications: Works for Clarinet & Orchestra brings together special recordings of Gerald Finzi's Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra, Mozart's Concerto in A Major for Clarinet and Orchestra, and Bruch's Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola with Orchestra.

Hendrikx is joined by violist Sanders Geerts for Bruch's double concerto. Together, the pair explore the romantic and rhapsodic elements of this concerto to close the surprisingly moreish album.