Valery Gergiev conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in a multi-channel issue of a Mussorgsky collection featuring Pictures at an Exhibition, and he conducts the combined Kirov and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras in Symphony No. 7 of Shostakovich (PHILIPS)

All of "soprano" Florence Foster Jenkins unique Melotone recordings issued on CD along with some other vocal oddities (NAXOS HISTORICAL)

Multi-channel issues of Renée Fleming's collection of Bellini/Donizetti/Rossini arias, and Valery Gergiev conducting the Kirov Orchestra in a Russian program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade (DECCA / PHILIPS)

Music of Philip Glass (Heroes Symphony/Low Symphony) with the American Composers and Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestras conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, and music of Van Onno (Wheatfield with Lark; Rain, Steam and Speed; Mondrian Equilibrium, and Dalian Images performed by Bart Van de Roer, pianist, Arno Bornkamp, alto saxophone, with the Netherlands Ballet Orchestra conducted by Zsolt Nagy and Neal Stulberg (PHILIPS / DONEMUS )

Multi-channel issues of a Wagner collection with the Dresden State Orchestra conducted by Silvio Varviso, and Edo de Waart conducting the Rotterdam Philharmonic in Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 4 (PENTATONE)

Multi-channel issues of Schubert's Trout Quintet featuring the Beaux Arts Trio and distinguished guests, and Mozart's Clarinet Quintet with George Pieterson and he Grumiaux Quartet (PENTATONE)

Multi-channel issues of music of Lennox Berkeley (Symphony No. 4) and Michael Berkeley (Garden of Earthly Delights/Cello Concerto), and music of Vaughan Williams (Symphony No. 5, Prelude and Fugue for Organ and Orchestra, other shorter works) with Richard Hickos and the London Symphony Orchestra (CHANDOS)

Multi-channel issue of guitarist John Williams playing the Guitar Concerto of Villa-Lobos and music of Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez and Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre, with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and Sir Charles Groves, and Midori plays Mendelssohn's Violin Çoncerto and Concerto No. 1 of Bruch with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Mariss Jansons (SONY CLASSICAL)

A detailed and informative commentary on the world of surround sound today, discussing the two surround sound systems, a look into past history of multi-channel recording, and what the future might hold, authored by music-lover/audiophile Des Hutchinson

Reissues of '50s recordings by Roger Désormière (Ibert, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Tchaikovsky, Scarlatti-Tommasini, Poulenc and Delibes) and Albert Wolff (Massenet, Adam, Auber, Herold, Reznicek and von Suppe) all with the Paris Conservatory Orchestra (TESTAMENT)

Mahler's Symphony No. 1, first issue in a projected Mahler series, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz (RLPO LIVE)

Franco Corelli in two live performances of La Gioconda from Philadelphia 1964 and 1966, and highlights from Verdi'a La forza del destino and Don Carlos from Philadelphia 1965 and 1966 (BEL CANTO SOCIETY / MYTO)

The Michael Gielen Edition: A 5-CD set featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, Bruckner's Symphony No. 6, Schubert's Symphony No. 9. and other works of Busoni, Scriabin, Ravel, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Johann Strauss and Gielen's own Pflicht und Neigung, with the Southwest German Radio Orchstra and the Berlin Radio Symhony Orchestra conducted by Gielen (HÄNNSLER CLASSICS)