PentaTone Classics Plans 26 More SACDs in 2003

PentaTone Classics has announced that they plan to release 26 more SACDs between now and the end of the year. The upcoming SACDs will be a mixture of new, original PentaTone Classics recordings and RQRs (Remastered Quadro Recordings) which are sourced from Mutlichannel Recordings made by Philips Classics in the 1970′s (see our earlier stories on the PentaTone RQR series).

As with previous PentaTone Classics releases, these new SACDs will initially appear in PentaTone’s home base in the Netherlands and then later in the balance of Europe. The SACDs will also be released in the U.S. market through PentaTone’s new distribution deal with Telarc International.

Here’s a rundown of the upcoming PentaTone Classics SACD releases (both new recordings and RQR reissues) with the corresponding initial release date for the Netherlands and Europe:

March 2003

  • RQR — Hдndel: Organ Concertos (Vol.3) by Daniel Chorzempa, Concerto Amsterdam, Jaap Schrцder
  • RQR — Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 / Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini by Werner Haas, RSO Frankfurt, Eliahu Inbal

    April 2003

  • New — Rachmaninov: Vespers by St.Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev
  • New — The Mannheim Project (Vol.1); Stamitz / Richter: Sinfonia a Quattro in A & D and Sinfonia a Quattro In B flat & C minor by The New Dutch Academy, Simon Murphy

    May 2003

  • New — Gordon Getty / Prokofiev; Joan and the Bells / Romeo and Julia Suite No.2; Vladimir Chernov / Lisa Delan by
    Russian National Orchestra, The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Alexander Vedernikov
  • New — Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 8 «Pathйtique», No. 14 «Moonlight» & No.4 by Mari Kodama
  • RQR — Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 by New Philharmonia Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal
  • RQR — Mozart: Symphonies No. 31 «Paris» KV297 + Andante zu KV297; Symphony No.38 «Prague» KV504 by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Josef Krips

    June 2003

  • New — Mozart / JS & CPE Bach * Britten * Prokofiev Oboe Quartets * Phantasy Quartet * Quintet by Keisuke Wakao, Members of Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • RQR — Schubert / Mozart Trout Quintet in A, D667 / Clarinet Quintet in A, K 581 by Beaux Arts Trio-Rodes-Hortnagel / Pieterson Quartet-Grumiaux
  • RQR — Saint-Saлns / Moussorgsky Symphony No.3 «Organ Symphony» & Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel) by Daniel Chorzempa, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Edo de Waart

    July 2003

  • RQR — Mozart (Vol. 1); Youth Symphonies Nos. 7a, 12, 18 & Symphony in G «Neue Lambacher» by Academy of St.Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner
  • RQR — Wagner: Overtures & Preludes / Siegfried Idyll; (Meistersinger/Tristan/Lohengrin/Flying Dutchman/Tannhдuser);
    Staatskapelle Dresden by London Chamber Orchestra, Silvio Varviso / Richard Schumacher

    August 2003

  • New — Serge Prokofiev / Jean-Pascal Beintus: Peter & the Wolf, Op.67 / The Wolf & Peter by Mikhail Gorbachev, Sofia Loren, Bill Clinton, Russian National Orchestra, Kent Nagano
  • New — Haydn: Symphonies 22 «The Philosopher», 44 «Mourning» & 64 «Tempora mutantur by Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra,
    Marco Boni
  • New — Dvorak / Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.9 «New World»; Overture Romeo & Juliet by Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam, Yakov Kreizberg
  • New — Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto / Piano Concerto No.1 by Christian Tetzlaff / Nicolai Lugansky, Russian National Orchestra, Kent Nagano
  • New — Border Crossings; Brubeck/Pletnev/Frolov/Jaffe/Desmond; Crescent Suite — Regret / Adagio — Preludia
    Divertimento / Who’s on first / Take five by Ensembles of The Russian National Orchestra

    September 2003

  • New — Chopin / Loewe: Piano Concerto No.2 / Piano Concerto No.2 in A major by Mari Kodama, Russian National Orchestra, Kent Nagano
  • New — Prokofiev / Khachaturian / Shostakovich: Romeo & Juliet Suite No.1 / Suite from «Spartacus»; «The Bolt» Concert; Suite from the ballet Op.27a by Russian National Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov
  • RQR — Russian Orthodox Church Music by Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir Paris, Nicolai Gedda
  • RQR — Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 by Academy of St.Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

    October 2003

  • New — The Gershwin Album by Vesko Eschkenazy / Ludmil Angelov (piano), Small ensemble
  • New — Piazzolla: Original Works for Piano Solo by Ludmil Angelov (piano)

    November 2003

  • New — Faurй; Requiem + filler(s) by Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Ed Spanjaard
  • New — Christmas Concertos & Corelli: Concerti Grossi by New Dutch Academy, Simon Murphy
    Sophia Loren in the Studio Recording Narration for PentaTone’s Upcoming Peter & The Wolf/The Wolf & Peter SACD — Slated for SACD Release This August by PentaTone Classics