Live performances by soprano URSULA SCHR…DER-FEINEN recorded in the '70s: music of Marschner, Wagner, Weber and Richard Strauss (GALA)

Symphonic music of Eric Coates including the London Suite, The Three Bears, Cinderella and The Selfish Giant, with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by RUMON GAMBA (CHANDOS)

Music of OSVALDO GOLIJOV: Last Round, Lullaby and Doina, Yiddishbbuk, and The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet (EMI CLASSICS)

Budget-price superb new transfers of Mengelberg/Concertgebouw historic recordings of Brahms Symphonies 2 and 4, Liszt's Les Préludes, three Weber overtures and music of Berlioz and Mendelssohn (NAXOS)

A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams with soprano Christine Goerke, baritone Brett Polegato and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Robert Spano (TELARC)

Strauss's Elektra in a concert performance from Dec. 25, 1949 with ASTRID VARNAY, ELENA NICOLAIDI and IRENE JESSNER with DIMITRI MITROPOULOS and the New York Philharmonic, plus arias sung by ASTRID VARNAY (GUILD)

American soprano SUSAN B. ANTHONY sings music from Le Roi Arthus, The Consul, The Old Maid and the Thief, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Elektra and Salome with the Slovak RSO/Anguélov (ARTE NOVA)

Bohemias by Vives with Mar’a Bayo, Luis Lima and others with orchestra & chorus conducted by Antonio Ros Marbˆ, and Spanish Dances of Granados orchestrated by Rafael Ferrer conducted by Salvador Brotons (NAIVE/NAXOS)

SHURA CHERKASSKY in live BBC performances of Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 3 (BBC SO, Rudolf Schwarz conducting) and Prokofiev's Concerto No. 2 (London PO, Kent Nagano conducting) (BBC LEGENDS)