Reissues of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and excerpts from Handel's Messiah recorded in 1966 with Leopold Stokowski conducting, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 and Serenade for Strings with Willem Mengelberg conducting, and a group of Debussy preludes orchestrated by Hans Henkemans and Hans Zender in live performances (CALA / NAXOS / PRIVATE ISSUE)

Dave Brubeck's Beloved Son, Pange Lingua Variations, Voice of the Holy Spirit and Regret performed by soloists, chorus, the Dave Brubeck Quartget and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Russell Gloyd (TELARC)

Multichannel SACD issues of Shostakovich's Symphonies 5 and 9 with the Kirov Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev, operatic arias sung by tenor Joseph Calleja, and big-scale choral/orchestral works by Dave Brubeck (PHILIPS / DECCA / TELARC)

Music of Robert Kurka: Symphony No. 2, Music for Orchestra, Serenade for Small Orchestra and Julius Caesar, played by the Grant Park Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kalmar, and Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 6 with violinist Elmar Oliveira and the Seattle Symphony conducted by Gerard Schwarz (CECILLE / ARTEK)

Charles Ives' Emerson Concerto for Piano and Orchestra and Symphony No. 1 with pianist Alan Feinberg and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland conducted by James Sinclair (NAXOS)

SACD reissues of famous stereo recordings: Holst, Handel and Vaughan Williams with the Cleveland Symphonic Winds conducted by Frederick Fennell, music for strings by Tchaikovsky, Barber. Vaughan Williams, Pachelbel and Grainger with Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony, and Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3 with organist Michael Murray, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra along with a group of French works for organ (TELARC)

A 1951 performance of Verdi's Aida sung in German with Helge Roswaenge, Hilde Zadek, Elisabeth Höngen, Sigmund Roth and Josef Metternich, with Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt conducting the NDR Chorus and Orchestra(WALHALL)

DVD videos of Berg's Lulu from Zurich Opera with Laura Åiken in the title role and Franz Welzer-Möst conducting; Verdi's Otello from the Met with Plácido Domingo and Renée Fleming, James Levine conducting; Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa from the Kirov Opera conducted by Valery Gergiev, and Dvorák's Rusalka with Renée Fleming from the Paris Opera conducted by James Conlon (TDK / PHILIPS / DGG)

DVD Audio releases of Bach's Six Brandenberg Concertos performed by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Prokokfiev's Peter and the Wolf and Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals performed by the Polish Chamber Orchestra and others (these two in "Real Surround Sound," and Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale, a DVD Video animated film by R. O. Blechman (TACET / KOCH LORBER FILMS)

A feast for collectors of historic opera recordings: a 4-CD set of recordings by singers associated with the Hamburg Opera, the earliest 1901, the latest 1950, including well-known singers but focusing on relatively obscure, but important, artists (PREISER)

Magnificent multichannel SACD release of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with mezzo-soprano Petra Lang, choruses and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly, and a collection of works by Alessandro Scarlatti with Ottavio Dantone and Accademia Bizantina (DECCA)