Lambert Orkis plays Wernick's Piano Sonata No. 2 and Sonata-Fantasia for piano and synthesizer, one player (BRIDGE)

Reissues of orchestral works of Ellen Taafe Zwilich performed by violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Leighton Smith and Albert-George Schram, and orchestral music of Joan Tower performed by cellist Lynn Harrel and oboist Peter Bowman with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin and Lawrence Leighton Smith (FIRST EDITION)

Vladimir Ashkenazy plays Shostakovich's Piano Sonata No. 2 and other solo works, and violinist Grigory Klinovsky and pianist Tatiana Goncharov play Shostakovich's Violin Sonata, Op. 134 and 24 Preludes, Op. 34 transcribed for violin and piano (DECCA / CENTAUR)

Historic reissues of recordings by bass-baritone Ivan Petrov, mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel, bass-baritone Hans Hotter, and the 1953 recording of I Pagliacci with Leonard Warren, Jussi Bjoerling, Victoria de los Angeles and Robert Merrill (PREISER / MUSIC & ARTS / NAXOS)

Music of Bruce Adolphe: Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering and an excerpt from the opera Mikhoels the Wise performed by soloists with the Seattle Symphony conducted by Gerard Schwarz and the College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony conducted by Rodney Winthus (NAXOS)

Elliot Carter's Holiday Overture, Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto performed by pianist Mark Wait with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn (NAXOS)

Four unusual CDs: music for ocarina performed by the Chuckerbutty Ocarina Quartet, music for saw and piano performed by Dale Struckenbruck and Steve Margoshes, early recordings by coloratura soprano Erna Sack, and 1920-21 recordings by The Benson Orchestra of Chicago (DORIAN / 4 TAY / NAXOS / ARCHEOPHON)

DVD video issues of Tristan and Isolde with Jane Eaglen and Ben Heppner with James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur with Daniella Dessi, Olga Borodina and Sergei Larin from La Scala, Verdi's Simon Boccanegra with a cast headed by Karita Matilla with the La Scala Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Claudio Abbado, and the second volume of Great Singers from Russia (DGG / EUROARTS / TDK/ VAI VIDEO)

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski's Concerto Nicolò for Piano Left Hand and Concerto for Orchestra performed by pianist Gary Graffman with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by the composer (REFERENCE RECORDINGS)

Excerpt from Kurt Weill's The Eternal Road performed by soloists with the Ernst Senff Choir and the Berln Radio Symhony Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz (NAXOS)

Multi-channel SACD issues of a collection of orchestral showpieces with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by Erich Kunsel, and Jane Higdon's Concerto for Orchestra and City Scape with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Roberto Spano (TELARC)