Gordon Getty's cantata Joan and the Bells coupled with a suite from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet in live performances by soprano Lisa Delan and baritone Vladimir Chernov with the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir and the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Vedernikov, and Baroque Music for Brass with Organ performed by organist William Kuhlman with Empire Brass (PENTATONE / TELARC multi-channel)

Paavo Järvi conducts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Stravinsky's Petrushka and Firebird Suite, and Charles Rosenkrans conducts the Royal Philharmonic in Dvorak's American Quartet and Schubert's Death and the Maiden Quartet in arrangements for string orchestra (TELARC multi-channel).

Two major additions to the Glière Ilya Murometz discography in superb new transfers: Nathan Rakhlin's 1974 Melodiya stereo recording with "The Large Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra," and Eugene Ormandy's 1956 mono Columbia recording with the Philadelphia Orchestra (LOCKED IN THE VAULT)

Penderecki's Violin Concerto No. 1 played by Konstanty Kulka, and Violin Concerto No. 2 ("Metamorpohosen') played by Chee-Yun, with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antoni Wit (NAXOS)

Issues of great violinists of the past in live performances: Zino Francescatti plays concertos of Tchaikovsky, Bruch and Saint-SaÎns; Erica Morini plays concertos of Tschaikovsky and Brahms, and Yehudi Menuhin in a previously unissued Beethoven concerto - also reissues of music of Mozart, Elgar played by Albert Sammons (MUSIC & ARTS / EMI CLASSICS / NAXOS)

Gerard Schwarz leads the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in music of Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2 (Mysterious Mountain), two other symphonies and orchestral works (TELARC CD)

Music of American composers: Craig Russell's Rhapsody for Horn and Orchestra, Middle Earth and Gate City with Richard Todd, horn, and the San Luis Obispo Orchestra conducted by Michael Nowak, and John Powell's Symphony in A "Virginia Symphony" with the Virginia Symphony conducted by JoAnn Falletta (NAXOS / ALBANY TROY)

A new recording of Richard Strauss's Egyptian Helen with Deborah Voight, Carl Tanner and Celena Shafer, with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein (TELARC)

A 2-CD set featuring first-desk players of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in music of Mozart, Haydn, Schumann, Britten and Ravel,
with conductors Abbado, Barenboim, Giulini and Solti (DGG)