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Notations & Sketches

Alexander Soares, Piano

RCD1016
January 2019

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

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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