A collection of works of Dukas, Strauss, Berlioz, Khachaturian and Tchaikovsky performed by the Bruckner Linz Orchestra, orchestral works of Biber and Schmelzer performed by Ars Antiqua Austria conducted by Gunar Letzbor, and a 5.1 Surround Sound display SACD (CHESKY)

Four fascinating DVD Video issues: two NBC Festival of Music telecasts of 1956 including performances by Artur Rubinstein, Andrés Segovia, Marian Anderson, Renata Tebaldi, Jussi Bjoering, Boris Christoff, Victoria de los Angeles, Leonard Warren and Zinka Milanov; a DVD devoted to soprano Eileen Farrell, and Volume I of The Great Singers of Russia (VAI VIDEO)

Krystian Zimerman plays Rachmaninoff's Piano Concertos No. 1 and 2 with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hélène Grimaud plays works of Corigliano, Beethoven and Pärt with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting, and Lang Lang's 2003 Carnegie Hall recital is released (DEUTSCHE GRAMOPHON)

Alexander Sitkovetsky plays violin concertos of Mendelssohn and Panufnik, Takemitsu's Nostalgia, and Bach's Concerto for Two Violins with the North Eurpean Strings Chamber Orchestra coducted by Dimitry Sitkovetsky (EMI CLASSICS)

Carlisle Floyd's opera Of Mice and Men in a production by the Houston Grand Opera conducted by Patrick Summers (ALBANY / TROY)

Superb budget-price reissues of Wilhelm Furtwängler's 1938 Berlin Phiharmonic Orchestra recordings of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 and the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner's Tristan and Isolde (NAXOS)

EMI Classic Archive DVD videos of violinists Christian Ferras (Sibelius and Stravinsky concertos; other works), Henryk Szeryng (Brahms concerto; other works), and Arthur Grumiaux (Mendelssohn and Beethoven concertos; other works) (EMI CLASSICS)

EMI Classic Archive DVD videos of singers: four feature Maria Callas (Life and Art, La Callas..toujours, Maria Callas Hamburg concerts, Maria Callas at Covent Garden); one each is devoted to Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Teresa Berganza (EMI CLASSICS)

"Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage" - Volume I, a major release in the Milken Archive series (NAXOS)

Morton Gould's Symphony No. 2 "On Marching Tunes," Stucky's Son et lumière, Gabriel van Gould's Watercolors and Harbison's Cello Concerto performed by Robert Sheen, English horn, and David Finckel, cello, with the Albany Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Alan Miller (ABANY / TROY)

Penderecki's Sextet, Clarinet Quartet, Three Miniatures for Clarinet and Piano, Prelude for Solo Clarinet and Divertimento for Solo Cello performed by Michel Lethiel, clarinet; Regis Pasquier, violin; Bruno Pasquier, viola; Arto Noras, cellist, and others (NAXOS)