Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Two Serenades, Op. 69, Two Pieces for Violin and Strings, Op. 77, Humoresques, Op.87 amd 89 and Suite for Violin and Strings, Op. 117, played by Christian Tetzlaf with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard (VIRGIN CLASSICS)

SACD (Super Audio Compact Disk) issues of music of Dvorák, Wagner, Strauss, Walton, Stravinsky, Mahler and Schumann with the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by George Szell, and Igor Stravinsky's recordings of his own Rite of Spring and Firebird Suite (SONY CLASSICAL)

Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Pushkiniana and other orchestral works performed by mezzo-soprano Irina Gelahova, the Stanislavski Chorus and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dmitri Yablonsky (NAXOS)

New mult-channel issues of arias of Donizetti and Bellini sung by tenor Juan Diego Florez, and Puccini's La Boheme with Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna and Riccardo Chailly conducting the La Scala Orchestra (DECCA)

New multi-channel issues of Schuman's Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eliahu Inbal, and two Mozart symphonies with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Josef Krips (PENTATONE)

New multi-channel issues of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Pierre Boulez, and Messiaen's Turangalila-symphonie played by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly (DGG / DECCA)

New multi-channel issues of three Beethoven piano sonatas (Nos. 21, 23 and 26) played by Mari Kodama, and a group of piano pieces by Rossini called An Album of Trifles played by Paolo Giacometti (PENTATONE / CHANNEL CLASSICS)

Diamond's Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto No. 2 and The Enormous Room, and Piston's Symphony Nos. 2 and 6 performed by violinist Ilkka Talvi with the Seattle Symhony Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz (NAXOS)

Four DVD Videos of André Cluytens conducting music of Ravel and Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Emil Gilels who also plays Prokofiev's Sonata No. 3; sopranos Régine Crespin singing French and German music, and Denise Duval performing Poulenc with the composer at the piano; Artur Rubinstein playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, Jascha Heifetz playing Mendelssohn, Debussy and Dinicu, Gregor Piatigorsky playing Walton's Cello Concerto, and Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic in Alsyla by Adès and Mahler's Symphony No. 5 (EMI CLASSICS)

Four DVD Videos of Leopold Stokowski conducting Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner and Debussy (rec. 1969-1972), Herbert von Karajan conducting Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique (l970), Carlo Maria Giulini conducting Mussorgsky, Mozart, Falla and Verdi (1964-1968) and Igor Markevitch conducting Wagner, Stravinsky and Shostakovich, plus Igor Stravinskyi conducting his own Firebird Ballet Suite (EMI CLASSICS)

Premiere recording of Sheila Silver's Piano Concerto and solo piano works performed by pianist Alexander Paley and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gintaras Rinkevicius, and Amy Beach's Piano Concerto and Gaelic Symphony performed by pianist Alan Feinberg with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn (NAXOS)

Music of Rodion Shchedrin: premiere recordings of Russian Photographs and Velicanie, plus the Carmen Ballet, played by the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra conducted by Mischa Rachlevsky (CLAVES)

New Arturo Toscanini issues including an unnerving Beethoven Ninth from Buenos Aires (July 24, 1941), newly-discovered transcriptions of NBC Studio 8H broadcasts of works of Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky (1947-1948) and BBC Symphony recordings of Beethoven's Symphonies 1 and 4 plus Leonore Overture No. 1 (MUSIC & ARTS / NAXOS)

Budget issue of a 1928 Bayreuth recording of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde with Nanny Larsen-Todsen and Gunnar Graarud, Karl Elmendorff conducting, and Act III with Gota Ljungberg and Walter Widdop recorded in 1927 (NAXOS)

Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, Babel, A Sermon, a Narrative, and a Prayer, and Zvezdulikiv with Martyn Hill, Jennifer Lane and David Wilson-Johnson, with the Gregg Smith Singers and orchestras conducted by Robert Craft (KOCH)

Rautavaaa's Harp Concerto and Symphony No. 8 performed by harpist Marleile Nordmann and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leif Segerstam (ONDINE)