Warner Classics & Erato January 2019 Releases

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Warner Classics & Erato
January 2019 Releases

Opera superstars Diana Damrau and Jonas Kaufmann collaborate with Helmut Deutsch on Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch

Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint celebrates Charlie Chaplin’s 130th birthday with a collection of the actor’s compositions for his films

Gautier Capuçon records Schumann with some help from Bernard Haitink, Martha Argerich, and his brother Renaud

Also includes new releases by David Fray, and Emőke Baráth

New Releases

Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch

Diana Damrau
Jonas Kaufmann – Helmut Deutsch

January 11, 2019
Diana Damrau and Jonas Kaufmann, reigning stars of opera, are also consummate interpreters of song. In early 2018, with master pianist Helmut Deutsch, they performed Hugo Wolf’s multi-faceted Italienisches Liederbuch in 12 cities around Europe. “One couldn’t ask for more,” wrote the Telegraph after their London concert, which took place two days before this live recording was made in the German city of Essen.

Chaplin’s Smile

Philippe Quint

January 11, 2019

Multiple Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint makes his debut on Warner Classics with a release of his latest album Chaplin’s Smile, a collection of Charlie Chaplin compositions newly arranged for violin and piano. To commemorate the 130th anniversary of Chaplin’s birth in 2019, Chaplin’s Smile features Philippe Quint joined on two tracks by Quint’s friend and frequent collaborator, violinist Joshua Bell.

Schumann

Gautier Capuçon
Bernard Haitink – Martha Argerich – Renaud Capuçon

January 18, 2019
Cellist Gautier Capuçon is the constant presence in this program of music by Robert Schumann. In the Cello Concerto his partners are Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and in a selection of chamber works his violinist brother Renaud and the pianist Martha Argerich. “Bernard Haitink is a wonderfully inspiring guide,” says Gautier, “and Martha Argerich carries me along on the composer’s waves of romanticism and passion.”

Bach Concertos for 2, 3, & 4 Pianos

David Fray
Emmanuel Christien, Audrey Vigoreux, Jacques Rouvier

January 4, 2019
“This is a musical family affair,” says David Fray of this collection of Bach’s concertos for two, three and four keyboards. The ‘family’ connection is that Fray, like Audrey Vigoureux and Emmanuel Christien, is a former pupil of Jacques Rouvier, celebrated both as a soloist and as a teacher at the Paris Conservatoire. All four pianists participate and collaborate on this album, which contains Bach’s entire canon of concertos for multiple keyboard soloists, with the exception of the Triple Concerto in C major.

La Veneziana

Emőke Baráth

January 18, 2019

Voglio cantar – ‘I want to sing’ – is Emőke Baráth’s first solo album for Erato. The young Hungarian soprano has built a special reputation in Baroque music and the prime focus here is on Barbara Strozzi, who made her name as a composer in 17th century Venice. “She must have been quite a revolutionary personality,” says Emőke Baráth. “Her music is improvisational, intuitive, even rhapsodic … She was clearly a passionate woman with a strong dramatic sense.” Baráth is joined by Il Pomo d’Oro, conducted by Francesco Corti.

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