A varied collection with cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic performing "classic Broadway songs, film themes, spirituals and jazz - and a "rap" with Sir Simon Rattle doing the rapping (EMI CLASSICS)

Mezzo-soprano VIVICA GENAUX sings "Arias for Farinelli," music of Porpora, Hasse, Broschi and Giacomelli, with the Academy of Ancient Music conducted by RenŽ Jacobs (HARMONIA MUNDI)

Two CDs of orchestral Debussy including some fascinating transcriptions by Molinari, Gleischmann, Grainger, Caplet, Bźsser, Mouton and Stokowski, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Geoffrey Simon (CALA)

Two CDs of orchestral music of Saint-Sa‘ns including many unfamiliar works (with some premiere recordings) played by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Geoffrey Simon (CALA)

A Mussorgsky collection featuring Pictures at an Exhibition with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Valery Gergiev, and a budget reissue of Pictures with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, coupled with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (PHILIPS & EMI CLASSICS)

ERNEST ANSERMET'S Suisse Romande Orchestra recordings of ballets, stage and orchestral works of Igor Stravinsky (DECCA)