NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS • JULY 2013
Hyperion's key releases of the month provide plenty of thrills, with Stephen Layton leading the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge in a second volume of Handel's Chandos Anthems and pianist Cédric Tiberghien playing Dubois on the 60th volume in the Romantic Piano Concerto series. Jordi Savall's musical explorations take him to the Balkan states for a new album of music from this fascinating region entitled Balkan Spirit on Alia Vox. Other classical releases of note include the debut release on Riccardo Muti's new Ducale label and RCO Live's specially-priced CD plus video release of Mahler's Symphony No.8 with Mariss Jansons.
Our jazz releases offer plenty of heat this month. First up are the legendary Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers in their debut release on Jazz Village, Border-Free. Chucho is on top form, offering a fascinating blend of influences ranging from Flamenco to Moroccan Gnawa. Next up, Joe Barbieri offers a heartfelt tribute to Chet Baker on his new release for Chant du Monde entitled Chet Lives!. The month is rounded out with Analogue Productions' three spectacular SACD remasters of classic albums by Elvis Presley.