our releases

Journeyers

Lidy Blijdorp, Cello

RCD1049
April 2020

Seren

Cai Thomas, Voice (treble)

RCD1060
March 2020

Praised for his musicality and exceptional voice, Cai Thomas has already built up a global following and has featured in segments for ITV news and Classic FM. Following a successful Kickstarter funding campaign and, with the help of his family, friends, local community and hundreds of new friends from around… more >

Chopin Études

Sonya Bach, Piano

RCD1042
March 2020

In her seminal release for Rubicon Classics, Sonya Bach turns to Chopin’s masterworks. Over 170 years since the composer’s death, Chopin’s études remain cemented in history as feats of technical ingenuity and melodic invention, which makes them core repertoire for any major pianist. Romantic in their nature and yet forward looking with bold… more >

Rameau • Schumann

Marcin Fleszar, Piano

RCD1046
March 2020

In his debut album for Rubicon Classics, accomplished pianist Marcin Fleszar performs Rameau’s timeless Suite in A minor. Under Fleszar’s masterful touch and performed on the piano, instead on the harpsichord as is traditional, the pieces take on new colours and shadings with a cantabile quality, verging at times on… more >

Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Kuss Quartet

RCD1045
March 2020

Recorded live in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall in the space of only three weeks, the acclaimed Kuss Quartet has recorded the complete Beethoven quartet cycle. The Beethoven quartets reflect the journey of the composer; starting with the Haydn and Mozart-influenced early works and tracing the mastery of his technique and style… more >

Landscapes

Yuval Zorn, Piano

RCD1052
January 2020

“This context is what I see as a landscape, not only in the physical sense but also in a much broader sense, a landscape that is a mirror of the pattern of one’s internal being, a landscape that gets its significance and meaning from the human reflection on it.” For… more >

Histoires d’un Ange

Johanna Rose, Viola Da Gamba

RCD1041
November 2019

Johanna Rose’s debut album of CPE Bach Viola da Gamba sonatas was met with critical acclaim attracting praise from Gramophone magazine who called it ‘a very lovely thing’, before going on to say ‘Her tone itself is glorious too: rich and dark, with an exceptionally attractive grainy edge to it.’… more >

Beethoven Complete Violin Sonatas

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver

RCDB1000
November 2019

Get all of Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver’s dazzling renditions of  the Beethoven Violin Sonatas in one place! ‘..a triumph’  The Strad ‘A fine disc that encapsulates highly intelligent performances’ Gramophone ‘They create a world in which you want to spend time’ Gramophone ‘if their fiery C minor sonata doesn’t quite match the… more >

A Love Letter to Liverpool

Jennifer Johnston, Voice - Mezzo-soprano

RCD 1044
September 2019

Liverpool is a city with a fiercely independent spirit and a rich and dramatic cultural history matching its turbulent development. The past 30 years have witnessed Liverpool’s renaissance, and, thanks to pure Scouse grit, it has reinvented itself as a city of innovation and entrepreneurialism and seen staggering levels of regeneration.… more >

Di Tanti Palpiti

Lea Birringer, Violin

RCD 1034
September 2019

In contrast to their debut album of sonatas by Franck & Grieg (RCD1007), violinist Lea Birringer with her pianist sister Esther offer a sparkling virtuosic recital of some of the most famous showpieces for violin and piano in the repertoire. From serious to light-hearted, these works are a test of… more >

Origins

Ivana Gavrić, Piano

RCD 1038
September 2019

The idea for this album came about some years ago when I attended a performance of Haydn’s Piano Concerto No.11 in D. While reading the programme notes, I was struck by the suggestion that the concerto’s finale, Rondo all’ungarese, despite its title, was thought to be based on a Croatian… more >

Richter: Recomposed – Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Fenella Humphreys, Violin

RCD1015
June 2019

‘Humphreys’ utter absorption and delight shines forth at every turn…strong toned, easy fluidity and immaculate technique’ Gramophone Since winning the BBC Music Magazine Instrumental award in 2018 Fenella Humphreys has been in demand throughout the UK and Europe’. Post minimalist composer Max Richter has composed many successful film scores most… more >

From the New World

Christoph König / Solistes Européens, Luxembourg, Conductor / ensemble

RCD 1037
June 2019

America is often associated with bold, celebratory and self-confident music – yet many masterpieces either by American composers or inspired by its land are altogether of more subtle character. The three works on this album are all quite introspective in character despite some exuberant episodes; and each reflects in their… more >

Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies

Joo Yeon Sir, Violin

RCD1030
May 2019

Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies is inspired by the close working relationships between composers and virtuoso violinists from the 18th century to the 20th; each piece also owes a debt to earlier music, whether folk melodies, Baroque variations or the works of 19th-century composers.  

Schoenberg & Honegger

Emmanuel Leducq-Barôme

RCD1043
May 2019

Schoenberg’s early String Sextet ‘Verkläte Nacht’ (Transfigured Night) op.4 dates from 1899. He made the arrangement for string orchestra in 1943. It is a work heavily indebted to Wagner, and especially ‘Tristan und Isolde’ although the unique voice of Schoenberg is already apparent. ‘Gurrelieder’ and ‘Pelleas und Melisande’ would bring… more >

John Amner Complete Consort Music

Mark Keane, Fretwork, Dublin Consort Singers, Ensemble

RCD1032
May 2019

John Amner was born and died in Ely, Cambridgeshire and worked for the greater part of his life at Ely Cathedral, as a boy chorister and later as informator choristorum. He succeeded some of England’s finest composers such as George Barcroft, John Farrant and Christopher Tye. He received his Bachelor… more >

Haydn String Quartets

Jubilee Quartet, String quartet

RCD1039
March 2019

‘Pastoral, earthy, and sparkling. Wild, spiritual, and lamenting. Royal, melancholic, and thrilling. These words can only scratch the surface of the three incredible Haydn Quartets’ The Jubilee Quartet  

Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev

Alexander Ullman, Piano

RCD1029
March 2019

The winner of the 2017 Franz Liszt Competition, British pianist Alexander Ullman has appeared at many of the world’s great venues and with some of the world’s major orchestras – The Philadelphia Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic. He has… more >

Notations & Sketches

Alexander Soares, Piano

RCD1016
January 2019

With the shadow of the Second World War hanging over a fractured Europe, a revolutionary musical change was taking place, nowhere more so than in Paris in 1945. At first glance, combining Boulez, Dutilleux and Messiaen on a single disc may seem an uneasy balance, given the tensions between them,… more >

The Snowman

Sir Ken Dodd, Narrator

RCD1035
November 2018

Recording the narrations for Peter & the Wolf and the Snowman was the last project Sir Ken Dodd undertook. One of the UK’s most famous and best loved comedians and entertainers, he passed away aged 90 in March 2018. This famous son of Liverpool was a keen supporter of the… more >

Schumann & Bartók

Stephen Waarts, Violin

RCD1027
November 2018

Stephen Waarts’ innate and individual musical voice is establishing him as a firm favourite with audiences. With a voracious appetite for repertoire, Stephen has already performed over thirty standard, as well as rarely performed violin concertos, and is a passionate chamber musician. For his debut recording Stephen has chosen the… more >

Legacy

Karim Said, Piano

RCD1014
November 2018

‘The way in which composers influence each other, whether across generations or more directly through the master – pupil relationships that they often cultivate fascinates me. The comparison of William Byrd’s ‘pervasive’ influence on the Elizabethan/Jacobean world with the impact that Arnold Schoenberg left on the twentieth Century, by Joseph… more >

Così fan tutte

European Opera Centre (Così)

RCD1026
November 2018

Mozart’s original thoughts recreated and recorded for the first time. Synopsis Ferrando and Guglielmo – two friends – are in love with sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella. Don Alfonso – an associate of Ferrando and Guglielmo – is increasingly frustrated by their naïvety in love. Alfonso has greater experience of the… more >

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Vol. 3

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver

RCD1012
November 2018

Bruch & Stenhammar

Christian Svarfvar, Violin

RCD1033
November 2018

Christian Svarfvar has emerged as one of Scandinavia’s most sought after concert violinists. His debut album of the three Grieg Violin Sonatas was praised by the Financial Times ‘buoyed by Svarfvar’s fearless expression, rock-solid technique, stylistic acumen, Christian did us and Grieg a big favour and we must hear more… more >

Momento Immobile

Venera Gimadieva, Soprano

RCD1021
October 2018

Bel canto opera is a plethora of paradoxes and these are most powerfully embodied by the prima donna herself. Pure and passionate, alluring and alarming, desirable and dangerous, she is a woman who, driven by uncontainable desire or righteousness, defies or disregards social convention in her search for what might… more >

The Dreams & Fables I Fashion

Elicia Silverstein, Violin

RCD1031
October 2018

A rising star on the European early music scene, violinist Elicia Silverstein is rapidly garnering praise for her nuanced, bold and insightful performances of repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st century. A performer on both historical and modern instruments, she made her London debut at the 2015 Spitalfields… more >

Schumann – Davidsbündlertänze etc

Gabriele Carcano, Pianist

RCD1022
October 2018

Few composers, probably none as much as Schumann, combine music, literature and personal life in their compositions to such high degree. Jean Paul, Clara, E.T.A Hoffmann, Schumann’s own health and mental state, are all filtered through his unique personality to produce music which defies description, and is an expression of… more >

Life Force

Peter Moore, Trombone

RCD1028
June 2018

Peter Moore won the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2008 aged just 12, becoming the youngest ever winner of the competition. At the age of 18 he was appointed co-principle trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, Peter joined the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists scheme. His… more >

Schubert, Berio Symphonies

Christoph König / Solistes Européens, Luxembourg, Conductor / ensemble

RCD1025
June 2018

Just before his death in 1828 at the age of just 31, Franz Schubert was at work on his 10th Symphony in D major D936a, and had signed up for counterpoint lessons with Simon Sechter, who later taught the young Anton Bruckner. The 10th was destined to become yet another… more >

I Quatro Rusteghi

European Opera Centre (I quatro Rusteghi)

RCD1024
May 2018

Commonly translated as “The Four Fathers” or “The Four Curmudgeons”, a closer translation of the title from the original Venetian gives “The Four Old Gits”! The first opera release on Rubicon Classics, the story follows four women attempting to outwit their boorish husbands so that young love may flourish! The… more >

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Vol. 2

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver

RCD1011
March 2018

Travels with Goliath

Grigory Krotenko / Barocco Concertato / Ilya Mazurov

RCD1023
March 2018

Josef Kämpfer (1735–?1810) – cavalry officer in the Hungarian army, self-taught double bass virtuoso and double bass designer – led a peripatetic life moving through musical circles at the highest levels in Austria, Germany, Paris, London and St Petersburg. He met Leopold Mozart, the Haydn brothers, Vaňhal, and many of… more >

Lifelines – Grieg, Liszt & Franck Violin Sonatas

Duo Birringer, Violin & Piano

RCD1007
January 2018

Franz Liszt forms not only the centre point of Lea & Eather Birringer’s recital, he also is the central figure that draws together Greig – of whom he was very supportive, and Cesar Franck, whose development of germinal motifs to create large scale complex movements was a direct influence of… more >

Beethoven, Méhul Symphonies

Christoph König / Solistes Européens, Luxembourg, Conductor / ensemble

RCD1020
November 2017

A tale of two symphonies – one, Beethoven’s Third Symphony ‘Eroica’ changed the course of the symphony, and prepared the way for Brahms, Dvorák, Mahler & Bruckner’s symphonies. But it is also very much a work of its time – revolutionary France, violent upheavals in Europe – and the symphony’s… more >

Beethoven, Brahms & Takemitsu: Piano Trios

Trio Isimsiz, Piano trio

RCD1013
November 2017

Trio Isimsiz (Turkish for ‘no name’) have certainly been making themselves a name as one of the most exciting young piano trios on the classical music scene. All three members of the Trio Isimsiz enjoy great success individually. Erdem Misirlioglu was a Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition… more >

CPE Bach: 3 Sonatas for Viola da Gamba

Johanna Rose, Viola Da Gamba

RCD1019
October 2017

Composed during his time at the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin, Bach’s sonatas provided the court gambist with ample opportunities to display both virtuosity and sensitivity. The viola da gamba was going out of fashion when the forward-looking C.P.E. Bach composed these works, however, they represent some of… more >

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Vol. 1

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver

RCD1010
October 2017

Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver are approaching the culmination of a complete Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle where each concert is both broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3, and recorded by Andrew Keener and Phil Rowlands for Rubicon. Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas represent the supreme challenge for a violin… more >

Sonya Bach plays JS Bach

Sonya Bach, Piano

RCD1006
September 2017

Graziani, C: Sonatas (6) for Violoncello and Basso Continuo, Op. 3 – DIGITAL ONLY RELEASE

Armoniosa

RCD1018
September 2017

The Alehouse Sessions Vinyl LP

Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene

RLP1017
August 2017

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C minor op110a · Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings

Emmanuel Leducq-Barôme

RCD1009
July 2017

The Alehouse Sessions

Bjarte Eike & Barokksolistene

RCD1017
June 2017

Suites & Fantasies

Joo Yeon Sir, Violin

RCD1003
May 2017

Korean born British violinist Joo Yeon Sir makes her dazzling debut recording in a programme of suites and fantasies by composers you rarely see on the same album. Schnittke’s nostalgic Suite in an Olden Style is an affectionate tribute to Bach, Britten’s precocious early Suite op 6 is a work… more >

Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin

Giovanni Guzzo, Violin

RCD1005
April 2017

Eugene Ysaÿe was one of the greatest violinists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He studied under Henri Vieuxtemps and is considered one of the great exemplars of the famous Franco-Belgian school of violin playing whose more recent members include Arthur Grumiaux and Augustin Dumay. Ysaÿe was also… more >

Before the Ending of the Day

The Exon Singers, Choir

RCD1004
March 2017

The Exon Singers celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2016 . The day the choir was founded will have a special resonance for supporters of the England football team – 30 July 1966! The Exon Singers many supporters have without doubt had a more enjoyable time over the intervening years than… more >

Love’s Philosophy

Craig Ogden, Guitar

RCD1002
February 2017

Craig Ogden is one of the great guitarists of our time, and has been a regular fixture in the UK Classical Charts with his albums being among the best- selling classical releases of the year. He is a firm favourite with Classic FM listeners, and this new album will be… more >

Les états d’Âme

Julien Brocal, Piano

RCD1001
January 2017

‘A sense of poetry, of alternate spontaneity and restraint, a profound understanding of structure and a true awareness of sound…these are some of the rare qualities he demonstrates’ Maria Joao Pires For his debut recording the young French pianist has chosen the 24 preludes and 2nd Piano Sonata of Frederic… more >

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