DVD video releases of Vaughan Williams' Sinfonia Antartica with James Judd conducting the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and documentary features on the Antartic, and a DVD video of Cecilia Bartoli performing music of Vivaldi (PANGAEA / DECCA)

Michael Gielen conducts Mahler's Kindertotenlieder (with mezzo-soprano Cornelia Kallisch) and the Adagio from his Symphony No. 10, and Webern's Passacaglia and In Sommerwind (HÄNSSLER)

Four releases on a new label: music of Mozart for violin and piano played by Fabrizio Cipriani and Sergio Ciomei, harp concertos of Haydn played by Gudelieve Schrama, concertos for horn (Keulen), clarinet (Loevendie) and flugelhorn (Jeths) played by first-desk players of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra recorded at world premiere performances, and a Piazzolla collection performed by Carrefour with Per Arna Glorvigen, bandoneon (NORTHWEST CLASSICS)

Volume 6 in an series of music of Sir Granville Bantock, including excerpts from Song of Songs, Overture to a Greek Tragedy and Pierrot of the Minute, performed by soloists with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley (HYPERION).

Reissues of recordings by two major singers of the past: soprano Mara Galvany (1878-1949) and bass Giulio Neri (1909-1958) (PREISER)

Tavener's Ikon of Eros performed by soprano Patricia Rozario and baritone Tim Krol with violinist Jorja Fleeznis and the Minnesota Chorale and Orchestra conducted by Paul Goodwin (REFERENCE RECORDINGS)

A new recording by pianist Earl Wild (Marcello, Beethoven, Balikarev, Chopin) and a reissue of Wild live concert performances of Liszt; a new Chopin CD by Ivan Moravec, and piano music of Castelnuovo-Tedesco played by Jordi Masó (IVORY CLASSICS / VOX / NAXOS)

Multi-channel releases of Shostakovich's Symphonies 5 and 9 with the Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra of Milan conducted by Oleg Caetani, and computer generated "music" of Ludger Brümmer with visuals by Silke Braemer (ARTS / WERGO)

Introducing the world of American Jewish Music: Rare, New, and Rediscovered American Classics—Excerpts from works by Brubeck, Bernstein, Milhaud, Schoenfield, Toch, Wyner, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Weill, and others performed by various orchestras and performers, introducing a new Naxos series

Premiere recording of the oratorio St. Stanislaus by Franz Liszt performed by soloists with the May Festival Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Conlon (TELARC)

Reissues of historic performances by two fine baritones of the past: Leopold Demuth (recordings 1903-1909) and Lawrence Tibbett (recordings 1928-1939) (PREISER)