Jonathan Biss continues his Beethoven cycle, tours in spring 2014
In January, Jonathan Biss releases Volume 3 of his nine-year, nine-disc recording cycle of Beethoven's complete sonatas on Onyx Classics and embarks on a full U.S. tour in January 2014
Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov join forces on U.S. tour and upcoming album
Acclaimed artists Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov will tour as a duo in January 2014, in advance of their upcoming release on harmonia mundi with Jean-Guihen Queyras, Beethoven's Piano Trios Opp.70 & 97.
Celebrate the holidays with music from harmonia mundi distribution!
Stream tracks from new releases from Choir of Clare College, Harmonie Ensemble/New York, RIAS Kammerchor, Choir of King's College, Choir of Trinity College and Choir of Merton College and more.
Pianist Jonathan Biss, violinist Isabelle Faust joins forces with Alexander Melnikov, plus jazz legend Chucho Valdés and fado singer António Zambujo.
Coming in December: Steven Isserlis
On this recording, Steven Isserlis, together with his regular collaborator, fortepianist Robert Levin, presents a magisterial compendium of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano, including Beethoven’s arrangement of his Horn Sonata. The use of the fortepiano opens up a wealth of sonic possibilities for these works. The five Cello Sonatas span Beethoven’s compositional epochs and comprise the most important cycle of cello sonatas in the entire repertoire. Isserlis writes that the composer, "transforms himself from confident virtuoso to supreme master of classical form, and then beyond that to a mystic exploring strange new worlds of unearthly beauty – a wondrous transfiguration."