ROGER NORRINGTON conducts the SWR RSO in Holst's The Planets and Elgar's Serenade for Strings - and David Lloyd-Jones continues his series of English String Miniatures (H€NSSLER/NAXOS)

Schoenberg's Gurrelieder with Karita Mattila, Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Moser, Philip Langridge and Thomas Quasthoff, with three choruses and the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by SIR SIMON RATTLE (EMI CLASSICS)

Symphony No. 4, Overture to a Picaresque Comedy and Nympholept of Sir Arnold Bax with DAVID LLOYD-JONES conducting the Royal Scottish National Orch (NAXOS)

Mahler's Symphonies 3, 7 and 9 with CLAUDIO ABBADO/Berlin Philharmonic, a reissue of Symphony No. 5 with HERMANN SCHERCHEN, and first recording of Symphony No. 10 in the Wheeler version (PNRSO/Olson) (DGG, WESTMINSTER & NAXOS)

Violin Concerto and Concerto for Orchestra by GERARD SCHURMANN with violinist Olivier Charlier and the BBC Philharmonic conducted by the composer (CHANDOS)

EUGENE ORMANDY's 1971 Philadelphia Orchestra stereo Glière Symphony No. 3 Ilya Murometz in a superb transfer (LOCKED IN THE VAULT)

John Williams music for cello including the Cello Concerto, Elegy and Heartwood, with Yo Yo Ma and the composer conducting (SONY CLASSICAL)

Budget reissues of Puccini's Madama Butterfly (Toti Dal Monte/Beniamino Gigli, 1939) and Verdi's La forza del destino (Caniglia, Tagliabue, 1941) (NAXOS)