The Chronicle reports that the company's first release will showcase the work of the late, acclaimed mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, who had a long-standing, productive relationship with the orchestra and its music director, Nicholas McGegan.
The inaugural album will feature a live 1995 recording of Lieberson performing Berlioz's "Les Nuits d'été" with the orchestra, which McGegan described as a thrilling and unforgettable experience. In addition, it will include a live 1991 recording of arias from Handel's "Giulio Cesare," "Ottone," "Arianna," "Radamisto" and "Agrippina."
Philharmonia Baroque Productions will also release a collection of live recordings this year featuring the orchestra's performances of Haydn symphonies over the past several years, followed by an all-Vivaldi disc, featuring violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock.
Keep an eye out for the releases on iTunes, Amazon and other online outlets, via Harmonia Mundi USA .