CD of the Week

Every week, WCRB staff select a CD to feature on-air and online. Learn all about each week's CD, including links to purchase each one, here.

Rafał Blechacz: Johann Sebastian Bach
Deutsche Grammophon

The Polish pianist (and former organist) curates an album featuring works from Bach’s timeless Clavier-Übung collections.

Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
Naxos

JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in two orchestral suites from the German composer's theatrical repertoire.

Piotr Anderszewski:  Mozart - Schumann: Fantasies
Parlophone/Warner Classics

"I can hear in the music of both composers a similarity in their processes of giving physical form to their inspirations. The cruel resistance of the blank page feels, in both cases, inexistent, ignored. And therein lies an important, precious connection between Mozart and Schumann: an unobstructed directness to their music, in which the purity of intention remains intact." -Piotr Anderszewski

The Handel and Haydn Society: Haydn: Symphonies 8 & 84
Coro

In a spirited live recording, the Handel and Haydn Society performs early and late works by Haydn, showing his maturation as an orchestral composer.

Cheng Squared Duo
Audite

The sibling duo performs cello and piano pieces by four of the great minds of French Romanticism and Impressionism.

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