The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will make at least two new recordings this season from live performances at Heinz Hall.
The orchestra will record Richard Strauss' "An Alpine Symphony" and "Macbeth" on Pentatone for CD release next spring. The conductor again will be Marek Janowski, whose final installment of his Pentatone Brahms symphony cycle is scheduled for release next month. The label also will record a Berlioz disc with Janowski beginning with the composer's "King Lear Overture" this season and adding material to be recorded in 2009-10.
PSO music director Manfred Honeck's CD of Strauss' "Ein Heldenleben," Alan Fletcher's Clarinet Concerto and Verdi's Overture to "La forza del destino" recorded last season on Octavia will be released Sept. 24, available only in Heinz Hall.