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Music of Miklos Rozsa for violin and cello, Wolf-Ferrari's seldom-heard violin concerto played b Benjamin Schmid, and a welcome reissue of orchestral works of Bloch conducted by Dalia Atlas (NAXOS / EQUILIBRIUM / FARAO)

SACD issues of Glière's Symphony No. 3 with the Buffalo Philharmonic conducted by JoAnn Falletta, Prokofiev's Symphonmies 1 and 2 with Marin Alsop and the São Paulo Orchestra, and piano music of Scriabin and Kosenko played by Violina Petrychen (NAXOS / ARS)

Concertos for violin, piano and cello by Andrzej Penufnik, chamber music of Ferenc Farkas, and E. J. Moeran's Cello Concerto (TOCCATA CLASSICS / CPO / NAXOS)

SACD issues of music of Finnish composers Ville Matvejeff and Jukka Linkola in outstand performances and audio, Fauré's Requien with the King's College Choir in the original version, and music of Berlioz with the Lyon Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin (ALBA / KING'S COLLEGE / NAXOS)

Elgar's The Apostles in a live performance with soloists, choruses and the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Mark Elder (HALLÉ)

Bartók's two violin concertos played by Isabelle Faust with the Swedish Radio Symphony directed by daniel Harding (HARMONIA MUNDI).

Major reissues: A group of recordings made in "accidental stereo" eight decades ago, Kiril Kondrashin conducting Tchaikovsk's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Van Clburn and Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 with Mstislav Rostropovich, and an important selection of early recordings by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (PRISTINE AUDIO / GALA)

A reissue of early mono recordings of music of Victor Herbert and Gottschalk with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD videos of a superb new Die Mestersinger from the Salzburg Festival, and reissues of Leonard Bernstein's Candide recorded in 1989, and a 1980 film of Rigoletto with Luciano Pavarotti and Ingvar Wixell conducted by Riccardo Chailly (EUROARTS / UNITEL CLASSICS / DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON)

SACD issues of Elgar's Symphon No. 1 and Cockaigne Overture with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic directed by Sakari Oramo, Bruckner's Study Symphony in F minor with Simone Young and the Hamburg Philharmonic, and four Handel concertos arranged for piano and chamber ensemble played by Matthias Kirschnereit (BIS / CPO)

DVD videos of a recent Salzurg Festival production of Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos with Soile Isokowski, a Verdi and Wagner outdoor concert from Munich, and a documentary about pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (EUROARTS / OOPUS ARTE / C MAJOR)

Cello concertos of Elgar and Carter played by Alisa Weilerstein with the Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim (DECCA)

The Attacca Quartet plays John Adams' John's Book of Alleged Dances, String Quartet and Fellow Traveler. (AZICA)

A major historic reissue: Willem Mengelberg in live excerpts of music of Strauss, Wagner, Mendelssohn and Berlioz with the New York Philharmonic and BBC Symphony orchestras; also music of Strauss conducted by Otto Klemperer and Leo Blech, and Decca's first stereo recording, Tchaikovsky conducted byKenneth Alwyn (PRISTINE AUDIO

An important series of reissues of historic recordings by some major singers of the past, all at budget price including Hans Hotter, Lisa Della Casa, Christina Deutekom, Pilar Lorengar, Hilde Gueden, Anton Dermota, Eugene Conley, Jennifer Vyvyan, Graziella Sciutti and Cesare Siepi (DECCA)

Music of Dvorák composed in America and arrangements thereof including several premiere recRodings, Isis, a symphonic poem by Enescu and is his Symphony No. 5 in premiere recordings, concertos by Unsuk Chin for piano, cello and shengm, and music of Harry Partch (NAXOS / DECCA / CPO / BRIDGE)

Kazuki Yamada conducts the Japan Philharmonic in Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition as well as Debussy and Ravel, Micholas McGegan leads soloists and Philharmonia Baroque in excerpts from Handel's Teseo, Riccardo Chailly with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Brahms inclding premiere recordings, and music of Danish composer August Enna (EXTON / PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE / DECCA / CPO)

Weinberger's Trumpet Concerto and Symphony No. 18 performed by Andrew Balio (trumpet), and soloists chorus and the St. Petersburg State Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Lande (NAXOS)

A new recording of Strauss's Elektra from Berlin with Evelyn Herlitzios, Anne Schwanewilms and Waltraud Meier, with Christian Tielamann conducting, and a reissue of a 1974 Melodiya recording of Anton Rubinstein's The Demon (DECCA / MELODIYA)

Salón Mexicano - piano music of Castro, Villa-Lobos, Ponce and Rolon played by pianist José Federico Osorio (CEDILLE).

SACDs of music for brass and percussion by John Pickard, chamber music of Sofia Gubaidulina, and organ music of Reger (BIS / CPO)

SACD issues of Respighi's Brazilian Impressions and La Botique Fanasque with the Royal Liege Philharmonic conducted by John Neschgling, Excelsior and other works of Wilhelm Stenhammnar played by the Royal Flemish Phlharmonic conducted by Christian Lindberg, and a new Scheherazade with Peter Oundian and the Toronto Symphony (BIS / CHANDOS)

Music from Massenet operas with the New Zealand Symphony conducted by Darrell Ang, symphonie poems of Zdenec Fibich withthe Czech National Orchestra directed by Marek Stilec, incidental music of Sibelius with the Lahti Symphony conducted y Petri Sakari, budget reissues of Ravel and Debussy conducted by Pierre Boulez, and a commemorative CD featuring Glenjn Dichterow, retired concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic (NAXOS / CHANDOS / DECCA / NYP)

Historic reissues: "The Potted Ring" — some of the earliest recordings of music from Wagner's Ring sung by leading artists of the time, featuring music from Das Rheingold and Die Walüre. Also Jascha Horenstein's recording of The Rite of Spring in stereo, early Charles Munch Boston Symphony recordings, and a magnificent Elektra from the Vienna State Opera (PRISTINE CLASSICAL / ORFEO).

Leon Fleisher in a program of music for left hand, Ingolf Wunder plays Chopin and Tchaikovsky concertos with Vladimir Ashkenzy conducting, Omri Shimron plays Rzewski's The People United, and a reissue of Ashkenazy's first recordings of Rachmaninoff concertos and Paganini Rhapsody with André Previn and the London Symhony (BRIDGE / DECCA / NEW FOCUS)

Historic reissue: Emmanuel Feuermann "Unexpected Discoveries," a 4-disk set of rare recordings in a wide range of repertory (WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES)

SACD issues of music of Finnish composer Pehr Nordgren, his Clarinet Concerto and Symphony No. 1 with the Finnish Radio Orchestra, a program of 20th Century music for oboe and piano featuring Alexei Ogrintchouk, and music of Debussy and Ravel transcribed for organ and played by Gunnar Idenstam (ALBA / BIS)

SACD releases of organ music of Kalevi Aho played by Jan Lehtola, a disk of piano music of Panufnik played by Clare Hammond, and a spectacular surround sound blu ray display disk from Tacet (BIS / TACET)

SACD issues of Osmo Vänska conducting the Lahti Symphony in music of Sibelius: Leminkainen Site and The Wood=Nymph; two secular Bach cantatas performed by Bach Collegium Japan directed by Masaaki Suzuki, and French baroque choral music of Charpentier and Carissimi wit David Bates leading La Nuova Musica (BIS / HARMONIA MUNDI)

SACDs of Dvorák's Symphony No.8 and a suite from Janácek's Jenufa with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Ivan Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony No. 7, and Bach played on the accordion by Mika Väyryunen (REFERENCE REC / CHANNEL CLASSICS / ALBA)

DVD videos of a concert by the Simon Bolivar Childrens' Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Sir Simon Ratttle and Jesus Parra, and two concerts from the Berlin Philharmonic's Europakonzert series, one conducted by Bernard Haitink with pianist Emanuel Ax, t he other with pianist-conductor Daniel Barenboim (C MAJOR / EUROARTS)

DVD videos of an ill-advised production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman from Bayreuth, a master violin class by Lara St. John, and an economy reissue of three Waldbühren concerts, with conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Riccardo Chailly and Iaon Martin, and soloists Yefim Bronfman and Renée Fleming (EUROARTS / OPUS ARTE)

SACD issues of music

of Wagner sung by bass-baritone James Rutherford with Andrew Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic, a collection of music for trumpet and organ played by Gabor Tarkövi and Pter Koflek, and a collection of "dance music" of Strauss, Liszt, Korngold, Busoni and Schrecker with Kazuki Yamada and the Suisse Romande Orchestra (BIS / TUDOR / PENTATONE)

A program of French music for alto sacophone played by Michael Ibrahim with pianist John Morrison, music of Jolivet, Maurice,Charpentier, Rueff and Decruk (CALA)

Major reissues: Sergei Leiferkus singing songs of Mussorgsky, historic German radio broadcasts featuring Fritz Wunderlich in Janack's Osud, Stravinsky's Pérsephone, Helms' The Siege of Tottenberg, and excerpts from Mozart's The Magic Flute; a 1958 Lohengrin from Bayreuth with Sándor Konya, Leonie Rysanek and Astrid Varnay, and a 1958 Don Carlo from the Royal Opera House with Giulini conducting (ANDROMEDA / BRILLIANT CLASSICS / WALHALL / GALA)

DVD videos of Rossini's Le Comte Ory from Zurich with Javier Camarena and Cecilia Brtoli, Strauss's Salome from Bologna Opera with Erika Sunnegardh, and Wagner's Parsifal from the Bayreuth Festival 1998 conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli (DECCA / ARTHAUS MUSIK / C MAJOR)

"A Harvest of 20th-Century Bassoon Music" - works of Luke, Welcher, Villa-Lobos, W. Matthews, Bitsch and Noon featuring Leonard Sharrow and Joseph Polisi (CRYSTAL)

A Mendelssohn collection with Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and pianist Saleem Ashkar, Dohnányi's Symphony No. 2 and the premiere recording of two songs, with the Florida State Orchestra conducted by Alexander Jiménez, Strauss's An Alpine Symphony with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra directed by Franz Welser-Möst, and reissues of Rudolf Kempe conducting choral works of Janacek and Kodaly, and Alicia de Larrocha playing Ravel and Falla (DECCA / NAXOS / BR KLASSIK)

SACD issues of Per Norgard's Symphonies Nos. 1 and 8 with the Vienna Philharmonic directed by Sakari Oramo, cello sonatas of Martinu played by Stephen Isserlis with pianist Olli Mustonen, and a collection of early Tudor church music performed by Magnificat directed by Philip Cave (DA CAPO / BIS / LINN)

SACD releases of Mohammed Fairodz's Symphony No. 3 and clarinet concerto performed by soloists with the UCLA Chorus and Orchestra conduced by Neal Stuberg; Volume 13 of Beethoven's piano music played by Ronald Brautigan, and Bach music for two harpsichords played by Matsaaki and Masato Suzuki (SONO LUMINUS / BIS)

Surround sound (Blu Ray and SACD) issues of Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 (original version) and Symphonies 7 and 8 with Kent Nagano conducting, Mozart's Requiem with Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and another intriguing issue in that orchestra's Horizon series (FARGO / RCOA LIVE)

A collection of "modern string quartets" by Incontrera, Cunningham, Beeler, Grahn and Thomson performed by the Boston String Quartet, New England String Quartet, Boston Composers String Quartet and the Moravian Philharmonc Chamber Players (NAVONA)

Two important historic concerts in splendid sound: Jascha Horenstein conducting the Berlin Philhamonic in a 1961 performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 5, and an all-Verdi War Bond Concert in 1943 with Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony and suprb soloists (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Historic reissues: Claudio Abbado and the Vienna Philharmonic in Beethovenb symphonies 7 and 8, four symphonies of Sibelius with Anthony Collins and the LSO, Leonard Bernstein conducting Franck and Roussel recorded in France, a group of French overtures conducted by Albert Wolff, and Josef Krips conduting Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn (DECCA)

Reisses of early recordings by José Carreras, Janine Micheau, Sandra Warfield, James McCracken, Gerard Souzay, Arnold Van Mill, Joseph Rouleau, Raphael Arie, Fernando Corena, Ingar Wixell and Flaviano Labo (DECCA)

A new recording of French operatic arias sung by Juan Diego Floréz, and reissues of Puccini arias sung by José Cura, and George London sings songs of Broadway DECCA / ERATO)

Quality issues of Saint-Saëns'chamber music played by pianist Christina Ortiz with the Fine Arts Quartet, guitar transcriptions by Andrea Bisson of msic of Villa-Lobos, Strauss woodwind sonatines played bu Armonia Ensemble, music of Ries and Mozart played by Schweizer Bläserensemble, and Eduard Brenner with the Hagen Quartet in music of Mozart and Weber (NAXOS / BERLIN CLASSICS / CPO / DGG)

Reissue of Sir Malcolm Sargent's recording of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance with a perfect cast PRISTINE AUDIO)

Historic reissues: Willem Mengelberg conducts Dvorák (Symphony No. 9, Cello Concerto with Marice Gendron, Violin Concerto with Maria Neuss), Schubert (Symphonie 8 and 9) and Schumann's Piano Concerto with Emil Von Sauer as soloist, and the Flying Dutchman from Bayreuth 1960 with Anja Silja (ANDROMEDA)

Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus in a live 1960 New Year's Eve concert at the Vienna State Opera with Herbert von Karajan conducting, and a1960 performance of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman with Anja Silja (ANDROMEDA)

DVD videos of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 with Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and two concerts with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic: A German Requiem of Brahms, and a New Year's Concert from 1999. (ACCENTUS / EUROARTS)

DVDs of a Dresden Orchestra concert conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli featuring Strauss's An Alpine Symphony, Christian Thielemann conducgint the same orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony No. 8, and a Vienna State Opera Capriccio with Renée Fleming, Christoph Eschanbach conducting (ARTHAUS MUSIC / C MAJOR)

DVD videos of a superb documentary Stravinsky In Hollywood, Erich Leinsdorf rehersing and performing music of Wagner and Schumann, and Nicholas Harnoncourt's third recording of Haydn's The Seasons (C MAJOR / EUROARTS)

Music of American composer Walter Ross: concertos for flute, guitar, oboe d'amore, bassoon and harp with soloists and the Slovak Radio Orchestra directed by Kirk Trevor (RAVELLO)

An incredible bargain for collectors! More than 50 multiple-disk sets from Sony/RCA offering new remasterings of recordings by some of the greatest artists including Arthur Rubinstein, Charles Munch, Jascha Heifetz, Bruno Walter, Glenn Gould, Leopold Stokowski, Leonard Bernstein, Igor Stravinsky, and countless others; seven are mentioned, with a list of others (SONY / RCA)

Three more large boxed sets in the major series of reissues of recordings conducted by Herbert von Karajan: major choral works and a live recording of Strass's Four Last Songs with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; a collection of Russian music, and symphonies of Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner, symphonc poems by Strauss, and many shorter works (WARNER CLASSICS)

SACD issues of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony with Mikhail Pletnev conducting, the composer's Symphony No. 7 and Piano Concerto No. 3 conducted by Dmitri Kitajenko, and a chamber version of Bruckner's Symphony No. 2 directed by Trevor Pinnnock (POENTATONS / LINN)

Reissue of a 1959 recording of Mozart's Don Giovanni with a superb cast and Carl Maria Giulini on the podium (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Major historic reissues: Arturo Toscanini's 1941 Wagner concert with the NBC Symphony from Carnegie Hall with Lauritz Melchior and Helen Traubel, a 1962 performnce of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde from Baureuth with Birgit Nilsson, Karl Böhm conducting, and a 5-disk set of music by Aram Khachaturian (PRISTINE AUDIO / MYTO / MELODIYA)

SACDs of Raff's Symphony No. 5 and a group of overtures with Neemi Järvi and the Suisse Romande Orcestra, a Sibelius collecton with Sir Andrew Davis and the Bergen Philharmonic featuring the violin concerto with Jennifer Pike as soloist, and msic for the Royal Danish Court featuring Bolette Roed, recorded, with Arte Del Sonatori (CHANDOS / DACAPO)

DVD videos of a Bavarian Opera production of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Blacher's 200,000 Taler in a 1970 Berlin production, and a documentary about Kristoph Penderecki (BEL AIR / ARTHAUS MUSIK / C MAJOR)

A collection of music of Holst: Walt Whitman Overture, Symphony in F, A Winter Idll, Japanese Suite, and Indra with JoAnn Falletta onducting the Ulster Orchestra (NAXOS)

Major historic quality reissues: Fritz Reiner's Chicago Symphony recordings of Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan, Willem Mengelberg's 1930 recordings of Beethoven's Symphonies 1 and 3 with the Philharmonic-Symphony Ochestra of New York, and Paul Van Kempen's early '50s recordings of Tchaikovsky with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (PRISTINE AUDIO / ANDROMEDA)

DVD videos of Götterdämerung from La Scala with Daniel Barenboim condudting, Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel from Mariinsky Opera with Valery Gergiev on the podium, and an English National Opera prodution of Britten's Death in Venice (ARTHAUS MUSIC / OPUS ARTE)

Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Strauss's Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel and Tod und Verklärung; Kirsten Flagstad and Furtwängler in the premiere of Strauss's Four Last Songs. Also Tchaikovsky's The Opricnik and Rimsky-Korsakov's Le coq d'or in early Russian recordings (PRISTINE AUDIO)

The first three releases in an important reissue of Herbert von Karajan recordings, all remastered, and at budget price. These include his first recording of the Beethoven symphonies, a set of solo instrumental performances, and a series of early recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic (WARNER CLASSICS)

DVD videos of e New York City Ballet TV performances in Montreal including Serenade, Orpheus, Concerto Barocco and Agon; also included is an interview with George Balanchine; and a 1989 Kirov Ballet production of The Sleeping Beauty (VIDEO ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

SACD issues of Kurt Atterberg's Symphonies 2 and 8 with the Gotheburg Symphony conducted by Neemi Järvi, violinist Ming Feng plays Tchaikovsky's violin concerto and Bruch's Scottish Fantasy, and Jordi Savall conducts music from Alcione by Marais (CHANDOS / CHANNEL CLASSICS / ALIA VOX)

SACDs of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Symphony No. 5 with the Mariinsky Orchestra, pianist Denis Matsuev, Valery Gergiev conducting, Couperin's Les Nations performed by Florilegium, and a collection of Sarasate Opera fantasies played by violinist Volker Reinhold with pianist Ralph Zedler (MARIINSKY / CHANNEL CLASSICS / MDG)

DVD videos of a 1972 Stravinsky concert in Royal Albert Hall with Leonard Bernstein and the London Symphony, César Franck's opera Stradella, and the Met's latest production of Eugene Onegin with Anna Netrebko (ICA CLASSICS / DGG / DYNAMICS)

Renée Fleming in a program of "Guilty Pleasues" featuring arias and songs in eight languages, a reissue of Mussorgsky's opera Sorochintsi Fair with an all-Russian cast, and Wagner sung by soprano Anne Schwannewilms (DECCA / BRILLIANT CLASSICS / CAPRICCIO)

Glière's Symphony No. 3 with JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Symphony, Rachmaninoff's The Bells and Symphonic Dances with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, Symphony No. 1 and other orchestral works of John Knowles Paine with JoAnn Falletta and the Ulster Orchestra, and a reissue of Anton Rubinstein's Symphony No. 6 (NAXOS / WARNER CLASSICS)

Prokofiev's piano concertos played by Jean-Efflam Bavouzt with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, a Liszt recital by Valentina Lisitsa, and historic recordings of concertos of Mozart and Beethoven played by Leon Fleiher (CHANDOS / DECCA / ICA CLASSICS)

DVD videos of a Beehoven concert from EuropaKonzert 2000 with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic, a 1965 Salzbrurg Festival production of Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Karl Böhm, and a documentary about the life and career of legendary conductor Carlos Kleiber (EUROARTS / ARTHAUS MUSIK / C MAJOR)

Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 played by Solomon with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert Menges, and the Waldstein and Les Adieux sonatas (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Important historic reissues: early Russian recordings by Sviatoslav Richter of concertos by Tchaikovsky, Rachaninoff, Prokofiev, Glazunov and Rimsky-Korsakov, Dinu Lipatti playing Chopin's Concerto No. 1, music from Parsifal conducted by Karl Muck, Puccini's La Boheme with Maria Callas, and a 125th anniversary tribute to Lotte Lehmann (PRISTINE CLASSICAL / MUSIC & ARTS).

Sviatoslav Richter in live performances of music of Liszt including the Mephisto Waltz, Piano Concerto No. 2 and the Hungarian Fantasy (WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES)

Violist Yuri Gandelsman plays music of Hindemith: two Viola Sonata, a Sonata for Solo Viola, and Capriccio, with pianist Ralph Votapek (BLUE GRIFFIN)

A set of five "high quality pure audio" Blu Ray releases from Decca: Solti's Mahler Symphony No. 8, Mehta's Mahler Symphony No. 2, Gergiev's Tchaikovsky Pathétique, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with Janine Jensen, and Dvorák's Slavonic Dances conducted by Iván Fischer (DECCA)

DVD videos of Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten from the Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Valery Gergiver, Wagner's Rienzi from Milan, and a 103rd birthday celebration concert honoring Elliott Carter (MARIINSKY / OPUS ARTE / NMC)

Beethoven featuring British pianist Solomon with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Piano Concerto No. 3 conducted by Herbert Menges, and Concerto No. 4 conducted by André Cluytens (PRISINE AUDIO)

SACD issues of a Strauss program with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony, Peter Breiner's Mussorgsky orchestral transcriptions with theNew Zealand Symphony, and a live performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 with Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony (REFERENCE RECORDINGS / NAXOS / LSO LIVE)

A "chamber orchestra" version of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 conducted by Gilbert Kaplan, and music of Weinberg: Symphony No. 12 and a suite from the ballet The Golden Key, with the St. Petersburg State Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Lande (AVIE / NAXOS)

Premiere recording of Die Räubergraut ("The Robber Bride") by Ferdinand Ries, with soloists, corus and orchestra conducted b Howard Griffiths (CPO).

An 8-disk set of recordings of Polish pianist Witold Malcuzynski 1949-1962 including concertos of Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Rachmainoff (WARNER CLASSICS)

A 10-disk set of early recordings by violinist Yehudi Menuhin made from 1933-1948 including his famous recording of Elgar's Violin Concerto with the composer conducting (WARNER CLASSICS)

A 9-disk set of all of the Bruckner symphonies with the Dresden Staatskapelle conducted by Eugen Jochum ( WARNER CLASSICS)

A two-CD set of all of Victor De Sabata's recordings with the Berlin Philharmonic including music of Verdi, Kodaly, Strauss,. Brahms, Respighi and Wagner (PRISTINE AUDIO)

A 10-disk set of superb performances of five operettas by Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus, Ein Nacht in Venedig, Der Ziguenerbaron, Simplicus, and Wiener Blut with leading performers of the time including Nicolai Gedda, Rita Streich, Anneliese Rothenberger and Hermann Prey (WARNER CLASSICS)

Super budget-priced reissues of Beethoven's symphonies with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and orchestral works of Brahms with the London Philharmonic,all conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch: and Eugen Jochum's recording of Bruckner symphonies with the Dresden Staatskapelle (WARNER CLASSICS)

Of major interest for collectors, a huge set (152 disks) of historic live concert performances by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with recordings from 1930 to 2010 with some of the greatest conductors: 125 - The Radio Legacy: Anthology of The RCO (RCO LIVE)

Historic recordings of Beethoven's piano concertos 1 and played by Solomon (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Historic reissues: Wilhelm Furtwängler's commercial recording of Wagner's Die Walküre, Pablo Casals' last recordings of cello concertos of Schumann and Dvorak, Charles Munch's early Boston Symphony recordings of symphonies of Brahms and Schumann, orchestral music of American composer Harl McDonald, and an opera program by soprano Rose Pauly (PRISTINE AUDIO / PREISER)

Hilary Hahn, violin, and Haschka, prepared piano, in a group of improvisatons called Silfra (DGG).

Historic live recordings of Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Grosse Fugue performed by Wolfgang Schneiderhan with the Berlin Philharmonic directed by Wilhelm Furtwängler (PRISTINE AUDIO)

SACDs of music from Wagner's Ring played by the Royal Swedish Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Renes, Dmitri Kitajenko continues his Tchaikovsky series with the Gürzenich Orchestra with Symphony No. 4 and Capriccio italien, and two major chamber works of Kongold played b Camerate Freden (BIS / OEHMS / TACET)

DVDs of new forgettable productions of Das Reingold and Siegfried from La Scala conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and a Wagner Bicentennial concert featuring Jonas Kaufmann with the Dresden State Orchestra directed by Christian Thielemann (ARTHAUS MUIC / C MAJOR)

DVDs of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde featuring Waltraud Meier, an organ recial b Richard Lea playing the Grand Organ of Liverpool Metropoltan Cathedral, and all of the Brahms symphonies conducted by Christian Thielemann (ARTHAUS MUSIK / PRIORY / C MAJOR)

DVDs of Claudio Abbado conducting choral music of Schubert and Mozart from the 2012 Salzburg Festival, Heggie's opera Moby Dick from the San Francisco Opera, and Riccardo Chailly conducting the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 6 (ACCANTUS / VIDEO ARTS)

Historic reissues: Jascha Horenstein and the London Symphony in a live performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 3, and the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with Claudio Arrau; Sergiu Celibidache in live performanes of Beethoven's Concerto No. 3 and Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2, and a live concert of Brahms and Wagner with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra (ARCHIPEL / GUILD)

Blu Ray audio issues of music of Prokofiev (Symphony No. 4/The Prodigal Son) with the São Paulo Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop, a Copland collection with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony, and a Ravel collection with Slatkin directing the National Orchestra of Lyon (NAXOS)

A remarkable collection of ten Richard Strauss operas in major recordings by some great singers including Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christa Ludwig, Lucia Popp, Hildegard Behrens, and Eva Martón, with conductors Wolfgang Sawallisch, Herbert von Karajan, Rudolf Kempe, Bernard Haitink and Marek Janowski. And at super-budget price!

SACDs of piano concertos of Copland, Barber and Gershwin played by Xiayin Wang with Peter Oundjian directing the Scottish National Orchestra, a collection of Songs of Lost Voices with music by Jake Heggie and lyrics by Gene Scheer, and a solo recital by violinist Rachael Podger (PENTATONE / CHANNEL CLASSICS / CHANDOS)

SACDs of music of Bizet, Fauré and CGounod with Kazuki Yamada conducting the Suisse Romande Orchestra, choral music of James MacMillan performed by Cappella Nova directed by Alan Taverner, and double bassist Rick Stotijn plays music of Piazzolla, Rota and Falla (PENTATONE / LINN / CHANNEL CLASSICS)

SACD issues of Jonathan Nott's Bamberg orchestra Mahler symphony cycle with the symphonies 6 and 8, and pianist Martin Helmschen plays Mozart's piano concertos 15 and 27 with Gordon Nikolic conducting (TUDOR / PENTATONE)

Major historic reissues: Gregor Piatigorsky playing concertos of Walton and Dvorák with Chales Munch and the Boston Symphony, chamber works of Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms with cellist Emanuel Feuermann, the 1955 Melodiya Bolshoi Opera recording of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, and an inferior issue of Antal Dorati's early mono recording of Sleeping Beauty (PRISTINE AUDIO / OPUS KURA)

DVD videos of Strauss's Tod und Verklärung, Burlesque, and Ein Heldenleben with Karl Böhm and the Vienna Philharmonic recorded in 1963, a 1968 Vienna Philharmonic concert of Mozart, Walton and Bruckner with George Szell conducting, and a Valencia production of La Bohème with Riccardo Chailly on the podium (VIDEO ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL / ACCENTUS)

Jaap van Zweden as violin soloist in Shostakovic's Violin Concerto No. 1 and Rihm's Time Chant, and as conductor of the Dallas Symphony in Mahler's Symphony No. 6; Peter Breiner conducts his arrangement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and ballet music of Massenet with Patrick Gallois leading the Barcelona Orchestra (NAXOS / DALLAS SO)

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts soloists, chorus and the Helsinki Philharmonic in Shostakovich, live performances of Fazil Say's Mesopotamia and Universe symphonies, a disk of music of Swiss composer Josef Peter Reinzer, "Elgar's Trombone," and performances by the Dallas Brass Quintet (ONDNE / NAÏVE / SWISS PAN / GALA / CRYSTAL)

SACD issues of Wagner's Gôtterdämmerung with Berlin forces conducted by Marek Janowski, Valery Gergiev conducting the Mariinsky Orchestra in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8, and a collection of Gabrielli's music for brass and organ reorded in Berlin (PENTATONE / MARIINSKY)

Eighth Blackbird plays music of Mazzoli, Hurel, Etezady, Hartke, Glass and Adès (CEDILLE)

DVD videos of Beethoven's symphonies recorded in Tokyo by the Bavarian Radio Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons, a reissue of four opening concerts from the Salzburg Festival (2008/2009/2010/2011), and a 1964 concert with Sir Georg Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic in music of Janacek, Strauss and Bartók (VIDEO ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL / C MAJOR)

Audiophile "high quality pure audio" Blu Ray issues of DGG and Decca recordings, past and brand-new, featuring, among others, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón,Carloe Kleiber, Hélène Grimaud and Herbert von Karajan. But surround sound is no where to be found (DGG / DECCA)

SACD issues of Britten's The Turn of the Screw in a live performance with Richard Farmes and the London Symphony, Mahler's Symphony No. 5 with Ívan Fischer and the Budapes Festival Orchestra, and music of Mendelssohn played by the Mandelring and Cremona quartets (LSO LIVE / CHANNEL CLASSICS / AUDITE)

DVDs of Europakonzert 1998 with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic in music of Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Verdi, Mahler's Symphony No. 2 conducted by Neemi Järvi with a documentary Of Love, Death and Beyond, and a group of concerts by the All-Star Orchestra directed by Gerard Schwarz (EUROARTS / VAI VIDEO INTERNATIONAL / NAXOS)

Vocal music of Ricky Ian Gordon performed by soprano Nicole Cabell with the composer at the piano (BLUE GRIFFIN)

An incredile bargain for collectors! A 20-CD set of legendary performanes from the BBC, treasures at a budget price!

A group of worthy historic reisues: Yevgeny Mravinsky and the Leningrad Philharmonic in Tchaikovky's last three symphonies, the 1954 recording of Pagliacci with Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano and Tito Gobbi, Arturo Toscanini's 1948 broadcast of La traviata, and a 13 disk collection of Berlin recordings by Sergiu Celebidache (PRISTINE AUDIO / AUDITE)

Violist Tabea Zimmermann and pianist Kiril Gelstein play sonatas of Brahms and Franck, and Schubert's Arpeggione sonata (MYRIOS)

A stunning recording of concertos of Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev played by Yuja Wang with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Gounod's music for pedal piano, Marc-André Hamelin plays piano music of Busoni, Piers Lane "Goes to Town," and a collection of music composed by Walter Gieseking (DGG / HYPERION / CENTAUR)

Violin concertos by Barber and Menotti, and Wiprud's Katrina violin concerto played by Ittai Shapira with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Thomas Sanderling (CHAMPS HILL)

A Library of Congress concert of Beethoven, Bartók and Debussy performed by pianist Bela Bartók and violinist Joseph Szigeti (PRISTINE AUDIO)

SACD issues of Wagner's Siegfried in a Berlin production conducted by Marek Janowski, Tchaikovsk's complete Swan Lake with Neemi Järvi and the Bergen Philharmonic, and three quartets of Stenhammar played by the Stenhammar Quartet (PENTATONE / CHANDOS / BIS)

SACD issues of music by Australian composer Brett Dean including a violin concerto played by Frank Peter Zimmermann, six concertos of Handel performed on the piano by Matthias Kirschnereit, and Mozart's piano concertos 20 and 27 played by Ronald Brautigan on a fortepiano (BIS / CPO)

SACD issues of Beethoven's Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II and Symphony No. 2 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius and Symphony No. 1 with soloists, chorus and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic directed by Edo de Waart, and Marek Janowski completes his Bruckner symphony cycle with the Romantic (SAN FRANCISCO / PENTATONE)

A Library of Congress concert recorded in 1940 of music of Beethoven, Bartók and Debussy played by violinist Joseph Szigeti and pianist Bela Bartók (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD videos of Johann Strauss's A Night in Venice with distinguished soloists, a new production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin from the Royal Opera House, and a documentary about Glenn Goould's 1957 Russian tour (DGG / OPUS ARTE / C MAJOR)

DVD videos of Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the Boston Symphony in Ives, Sibelius and Wagner, Verdi's Requiem from Parma with Yuri Temirkanov conducting, and this year's Europakonzert with Sir Simon Rattle, the Berlin Philharmonic, and soprano Magdalena Kozena (ICA CLASSICS / C MAJOR / EUROARTS)

Organist Marie Ducrot plays music of Franck, Dallier, Saint-Saëns and Delvincourt (CARTHAGENE).

DVD videos of a 1971 TV production of Puccini's La Rondine with Teresa Stratas, Puccini's La Fanciulla del West with Nina Stemme in the title role from the Swedish Opera, and Rihm's Dionysos in its premiere at the 2010 Salzburg Festival (EUROARTS / VAI VIDEO INTERNATIONAL)

DVD videos of Jack Beeson's opera Lizzie Borden starring Brenda Lewis, Verdi's Un ballo en maschera from Leipzig with Riccardo Chailly conducting, and a concert of Strauss and Mahler with Neemi Järvi and the Suisse Romande Orchestra (VAI VIDEO INTERNATIONAL / EUROARTS)

Los Ministriles in the New World - secular instrumental works written in the Spanish Empire performed by Piffaro (NAVONA)

A performance of Tristan and Isolde from the 2009 Glyndebourne Festival with soprano Anja Kampe, Schmidt's opera Notre Dame with Gwyneth Jones and James King, and Auvergne songs sung by Dawn Upshaw (CAPRICCIO / WARNER CLASSICS / GLYNDEBOURNE)

Another new recording of Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps, this time with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Seguin, three cello concertos of Julius Röntgen played by Greor Horsch, Symphony No. 2 and Piano Sonata No. 2 by Marcel Tyberg, and orchestral music of Danish composer Knudagte Riisager (DGG / CPO / NAXOS / DACAPO

"Slices" - a cross-section of classical works for small ensembles including music of Burns, Sainsbury, Sundin, Bakker, Beeler, Rusnak and Fletcher (NAVONA)

Sharon Bezely plays music for flute and orchestra by Nielsen, Reinecke, Griffes, Chaminade and Poulenc, with Neemi Järvi on the podium, two cello soncertos of Schoenberg played by Hans-Christian Schwarz with Brogli Sacher conducting, and a Celebration of Brass (BIS / CYBELE)

SACD issues of Mahler's Symphony No. 7 with Markus Stenz and the Gürzenich Orchestra, two symphonies by Goldmark with the Singapore Symphony directed by Lan Shui, and a collection of Tudor church music performed by Stile Antica (OEHMS / BIS / HYPERION)

An important multiiple-disk release of historic recordings made fromn 1941 to 1961 of Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony orchestras in rehearsals and performances including nine works he never recorded commercially (WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES)

SACDs of Elina Vähäla playing a new violin concerto by Jaako Kuusisto with the Lahti Symphony conducted by the composer, violinist Vadim Gluzman playing Prokofiev violin sonatas, and a chamber version of Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with Trevor Pinnock conducting (BIS / LINN)

Jonas Kaufmann sings Wagner, Plácido Domingo singe Verdi baritone roles, a reissue of Mario Lanza film recordings, a performance of Tristan and Isolde from the 1952 Bayreuth Festival with Martha Mödl and Ramón Vinay, Herbert von Karajan conducting, and Paderewski's rarely-heard opera Manru (DECCA / SONY CLASSICAL / UNITED CLASSICS / DUX)

Historic reissues of major performances of the past: Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with soloists, choruses and the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leopold Stokowski, and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 played by Clara Haskil, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 with Robert Casadesus (UNITED CLASSICS / AUDITE)

Mexican piano concertos played by Claudia Corona with Gregor Bühl conducting the Nuremberg Orchestra: works of José Rolón and Samuel Zyman; and music of Amerian composer Kevin Puts: two song cycles performed by Conspirare directed by Craig Hella Johnson, and Symphony No. 4 with the Baltimore Symhony directed by Marin Alsop (TYZART / HARMONIA MUNDI)

A live concert performance of Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch performed by mezzo-soprano Janet Baker and baritone John Shirley-Quirk, with pianist Steuart Bedford (ICA CLASSICS)

Charles Denler's: Symphony No. 1 with Scott O'Neil conducting the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, music of Bizet with Martin West directing the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, a reissue of Rodion Shchedrin's choral masterpiece The Sealed Angel, and a collection of orchestral works played on various organs (REFERENCE REORDINGS / MELODIYA / PRIORY)

DVD videos of a concert with the Bavarian Radio Symphony conducted by Andris Melsons of music by Adams, Ives, Stravinsky and Dvorák, a performances of Tristan and Isolde recorded in Tokyo in 1993, and a film about Wagner's life in Switzerland with many intriguing interviews (C MAJOR / ARTHAUS MUSIK / BEL AIR)

Major historic reissues: Leopold Stokowski conducting music of the Baroque and Renaissance, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 featuring Walter Gieseking recorded during a war-time concert in 1944, a live 1938 recording of Mahler's Smphony No. 9 with Bruno Walter and the Vienna Philharmonia, and recordings by legendary Italian soprano Toti Dal Monte (PRISTINE AUDIO / NEWTON CLASSICS)

DVD videos of a Salzburg concert with Mariss Jansons conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in music of Strauss and Brahms, and Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder with Nina Stemme; Jansons conducting the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, chorus and soloists in music of Brahms and Janacek, and a delux reissue of Valery Gergiev/s Mariinsky Ballet performance of Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps and The Firebird (C MAJOR / ARTHAUS MUSIK / BEL AIR)

SACD issues of Wagner's Die Walküre with Tomasz Konieczny as Wotan and Marek Janowski conducting, a group of French trumpet concertos played by Ole Edvard Antonsen, and Schubert's Symphony No. 6 and music for Rosamunde with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra directed by Thomas Dausgaard (PENTATONE / BIS)

DVD videos of an all-star concert commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Tanglewood Festival with conductors Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Andris Nelsons and David Zinman, a Berlin Opera production of Meyerbeer's Die Hugenotte, and a Parma Opera production of Verdi's Rigoletto (C MAJOR / ARTHAUS MUSIC)

Robert Stern's Shofar, and Ronald Perera's Why I Wake Early performed by soloists with Coro Allegro directed by David Hodgkins (NAVONA)

SACDs of an exciting new recording of Wagner's Das Rheingold conducted by Marek Janowski, Gordon Getty's opera Usher House with Lawrence Foster conducting, and a remarkable Ravel collection with Carlo Rizzi and the Netherlands Philharmonic recorded in true surround sound (PENTATONE / TACET)

Music of Kenneth Fuchs: Atlantic Riband, American Rhapsody, Divinum Mysterium, Discover the Wild, performed by violinist Michael Ludwig and violist Paul Silverthorne with the London Symphony conducted by JoAnn Falletta (NAXOS)

SACD issues of Strauss's Josephslegbende with Neemi Järvi and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, a flute recital by Anne-Catherine Heinzmann, and Simon Young conducting the Hamburg Philharmonic in Bruckner's "zero" symphony (CHANDOS / AUYDITE / OEHMS)

Music of Danish composer Andy Pape with the Odense Orchestra conducted by Henrik Vagn Christensen, two symphonies by another Danish composer, Soren Nils Eichberg, two symphonies of German-born Friedrich Gernsheim, and a recital of American music for harp played by Yolanda Kondonassis (DACAPO / CPO / AZICA)

SACD issues of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, a program of renaissance music for lutes and other early instruments played by Ronn McFarlane and Mindy Rosenfeld, and Dmitri Kitajenko conducts the Gürzenich Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3 (SFSO / SONO / OEHMS)

DVD Blu Ray issues of a Gershwin program (Strike Up the Band, Rhapsody in Blue, Promenade, Catfish Row) with pianist Orion Weiss, JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic, Mendelssohn's two violin concertos played by Tianwa Yang, and a collection of Rossini overtures conducted by Christian Benda (NAXOS)

DVD videos of the recent Met production of Rigoletto with Piotr Beczala, Zeljke Lucic and Diana Ramrau, the 1979 Glyndebourne Opera production of Fidelio conducted by Bernard Haitink, and a Blu Ray issue of Ariadne auf Naxos from Stuttgart conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi (ARTHAUS MUSIK / DGG)

Gianandrea Noseda leads the BBC Philharmonic in music of Caselle: Symphony No. 2, Op. 12, and Scarlattiana, OP. 44 (CHANDOS)

A superb budget-priced 6 CD set of Great Wagner Singers, a Rossini recital by soprano Aleksandra Kurzak, a concert of Viennese music featuring tenor Piotr Beczala, and Verdi Rarities with Luciano Pavarotti, Claudio Abbado conducting (DGG / DECCA / WARNER CLASSICS)

SACDS: A collection of orcherstral music of Chabrier with Neemi Järvi and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, five song cycles by Amerian composers sung by soprano Lisa Delan, and the cantata Der Sieg Des Glaubens by Ferdinand Ries with soloists, chorus and orchestra conducted by Hermann Max (CHANDOS / PENTATONE / CPO)

DVDs of two forgettable new issues of music from Wagner's Ring, a complete new production from the Frankfurt Opera conducted by Sebastian Weigle, and a condensed version from Colón Opera conducted by Roberto Paternostro (OEHMS / C MAJOR)

Britten's piano and violin concertos played by Howard Shelley and Tasmin Little, Mario Del Monaco singing Pagliacci in Moscow, reissues of Russian recordings of Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps, Petrushka and Firebird, and a piano recital by Conrad Tao (CHANDOS / MELODIYA / EMI)

Casella's Symphony No. 3 and Elegia eroica performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma conducted by Francesco La Vecchia (NAXOS)

DVD videos of the 2012 Salzburg Festival opening concert with Valery Gergiev conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in music of Stravinsky, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev, Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and Chorus, and historic Chicago Symphony broadcasts with Fritz Reiner, Leopold Stokowski and Paul Hindemith (EUROARTS / ARTHAUS MUSIK / VAI VIDEO INTERNATIONAL)

Major historical reissues: the first two recordings of The Rite of Spring, one with the composer conducting, the other with Pierre Monteux on the podium, and Bartók's three piano concertos with Geza Anda, Ference Fricsay and the Berlin Radio Symphony (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Reissues of recordings by violinist Ossy Renardy, who died in a car crash when only 33: the Brahms violin concerto with Charles Munch and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Music of Portuguese composer Joly Bragos Santos: Symphonic Overture No. 3, Elegy in Memory of Vienna da Mota, and music from the ballet Alfama with the Royal Scottishg National Orchestra conducted by Alvaro Cassuto (NAXOS)

Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic play Symphony No. 7 by Shostakovich, an exciting collection of music by Magnus Lindberg with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic, violin and piano concertos by Reynaldo Hahn, and flute quartets by Krommer featuring Peter Lukas Graf (NAXOS / DACAPO / MAGUELONE / CLAVES)

SACD issues of A Sea Symphony of Vaughan Williams with soloists, chorus and the MDR Orchestra conducted by Howard Arman, Mariss Jansons conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Symphony No. 10 of Shostakovich, and a reissue of famous Ravel recordings with Pierre Monteux and the London Symphony (MDR EDITION / RCOA LIVE / PRAGA)

SACDs of Gordon Getty's opera Plump Jack and a selection of piano music played by Conrad Tao, and the Hagen Quartet begins a new Beethoven quartet series (PENTATONE / MYRIOS)

DVD videos of Bruckner's symphonies 4 and 7 with the Munich Philharmonic conducted by Christian Thielemann, Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra, and a Centenary Concert commemoratiung the birth of Sir Georg Solti with the World Orchestra for Peace and distinguished soloists (ARTHAUS MUSIK / C MAJOR)

An important issue "Wagner at the Met" - historic complete recordings of The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger, Tristan and Isolde and the complete Ring, broadcasts 1936-1954 with leading singers of the time including Lauritz Melchior, Kirsten Flagstad, Hans Hotter, at super-budget price (SONY)

Reissues of Arthur Rubinstein's recordings of Chopin's Ballades and Preludes, Walter Gieseking's Debussy's Preludes, Dohnányi's Violin Sonata, Rhapsodies, Op. 11 and Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring the composer, and Bruno Walter's stereo recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with the New York Philharmonic (PRISTINE AUDIO)

A superb reissue of the magnificent 1950 performance of Wagner's Ring from La Scala with leading singers of the time including Kirsten Flagstad, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD videos of Sir Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony in a concert of music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Debussy from a BBC Proms concert February 2, 1984, a concert by the Bavarian Radio Symphony conducted by Mariss Jansons with pianist Mitsuko Uchida in a concert of Beethoven and Strauss, and Paavo Järvi conducts the Orchestre of Paris in music of Stravinsky and Debussy (ICA CLASSICS / ARTHAUS MUSIK / ELECTRIC PICTURES)

A welcome Morton Gould reissue with Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony, Andris Nelsons conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony in music of Dvorák, a continuation of a series of orchestral works of Vincent D'Indy with Rumon Gamba conducting, and a collection of light works by Igor Pereverzev (NAXOS / BR CLASSICS / CHANDOS / CLAUDIO)

SACD issues of violin concertos of Korngold and Bruch played by Arabella Steinbacher, Wagner's Tannhäuser recorded in Berlin with Marek Janowski conducting, and Janacek's Glagolitic Mass and Taras Bulba conducted by Janowski (PENTATONE)

DVD videos of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Janacek's The Cunniung Little Vixen in a performance from the Glyndebourn Festival conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, and a production of Britten's Peter Grimes from La Scala conducted by Robin Ticciati (C MAJOR / OPUS ARTE)

DVD videos of Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, a budget collection of 8 disks of performances conducted by Claudio Abbado, and an exciting BBC Proms concert with Lionel Bringuier conducting the BBC Symphony with pianist Nelson Friere (ACCENTUS / EUROARTS / BEL AIR)

SACD issue of Bach's six suites for cello performed by Richard Tunnicliffe on cello and piccolo cello (LINN)

"10 Reference Recordings" of Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the work's premiere, a reissue of Leonard Bernstein's 1958 recording with the New York Philharmonic, and a new recording with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic (SONY / EMI)

SACD issues of music of Percy Grainger for chorus and orchestra performed by Melbourne choruses and orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Mahler's Das lied von der erde conducted by Marc Albrecht, and Guy Braunstein performing Bruch's Scottish Fantasy and Violin Concerto No. 1 (PENTATONE / CHANDOS / TUDOR)

SACD issues of Bruckner's Mass No. 3 with soloists, chorus and the Suisse Romande Orchestra directed by Marek Janowski, Elgar's Symphony No. 2 with Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and a Wagner collection featuring the Wesendonck-Lieder sung by Nina Stemme with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard (BIS / PENTATONE)

SACD issues of Beethoven's Triple Concerto and Archduke Trio featuring the Storioni Trio, Mahler's Symphony No. 2 conducted by Fabio Luisi, and a collection of music by Vagn Holmboe (Concerto for Orchestra, concertos for viola and violin). (CHALLENGE / MDR / DACAPO)

Organist David Craighead, narrator Eugene Haun and percussionist Gordon Stout perform William Albright's The King of Instruments and music of Persichetti, Adler and Cooper (CRYSTAL)

A feast for admirers of Wilhelm Furtwängler, a budget-priced 18-disk set of live radio broadcasts with the Vienna Philharmonic recorded 1944-1954. (ORFEO)

A welcome disk of ballet music and two symphonic poems by Russian composer Andrei Petrov, Jorge Federico Osorio is soloist in the piano concerto of Carlos Cháves and other works by Mexican composers, and Fabio Luisi conducts soloists and the MDR Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 5, Das Lied von der Erde and Songs of a Wayfarer (QUEERSTAND / CECILLE / NOTHERN FLOWERS)

Two tributes to the 100th Anniversary of Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps—a boxed set of 20 disks containing 38 performances, and a smaller 4-disk containing 6. Most of these are famous recordings of the past led by famous conductors of the past and present, here offered at budget price (DECCA)

Schubert Epilogue - music of Berio, Riemann, Henze, Zender and Schwertzik based on or inspired by Schubert with Jonathan Nott conducting singers and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (TUDOR)

DVD videos of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo from La Scala, Verdi's La forza del destino with Zubin Mehta conducting, and Universe of Sound, a video treatment of Holst's The Planets, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducterd by Essa-Pekka Salonen (SIGNUM VISION / OPUS ARTE / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

Music of Hailstork: Symphony No. 1, Three Spirituals, An American Port of Call,and other works performed by baritone Kevin Deas, the Virginia Symphony Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Jo Ann Falletta (NAXOS)

Historic reissues: Maria Callas in 1953 recordings of Cavalleria Rusticana and La traviata, Bruno Walter conducting Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and Bruckner's Symphony No. 9, and Arthur Rubinstein's near-definitive recordings of Chopin's piano concertos (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD videos of Handel's Agrippina conducted by Konrad Junghänn, Massenet's Cendrillon from the Royal Opera House with Joyce DiDonato, and Pfitzner's Palestrina from the Bavarian State OPERA (INTERGROOVE / VIRGIN CLASSICS / EUROARTS)

SACDs of Osmo Vänska conducting the Minnesota Orchestra in Symphonies 1 and 4 of Sibelius, music of Brahms featuring the clarinet with Laura Ruiz Ferreres, and Ole Kristian Ruud leading the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces in music of Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Milhaud and others (BIS / AUDITE / 2L)

Sir John Barbirolli conducts the Hallé Orchestra in Elgar's Symphony No. 2 and Enigma Variations (PRISTINE CLASSICAL)

SACDs of unusual concertos by Muthspiel, Resch and Eröd, Mozart music for the oboe played by Alexei Ogrintchouk, and music of Bach in organ transcrtiptions played by Martin Schmeding (PREISER / BIX / ARS)

DVD videos of thirteen Mozart piano concertos played by various artists, Verdi's Il trovatore from the Parma Verdi Festival conducted by Yuri Temirkanov, and the Igor Moiseyev Ballet live in Paris (EUROARTS / UNITEL CLASSICS / BEL AIR)

Eugene Ormandy conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in Dello Joio's Variations, Chaconne, and Finale; also music of Vincent: Symphony in D and Symphonic Poem after Descartes (PRISTINE AUDIO)

SACDs of orchestral works of Eugene Goossens with Sir Andrew Davis and the Melbourne Symphony, Bartók's Kossuth, Roumanian Dances and Concerto for Orchesra with the ORF Radio Symphony of Vienna conducted by Cornelius Meister, and a remarkable oratorio by Sarriaho, La Passion de Simone, with soprano Dawn Upshaw, chorus and orchestra directed by Esa-Pekka Salonen (CHANDOS / CPO / ONDINE)

SACDs of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil performed by the Latvian National Radio Choir directed by Sigvards Klava, the fifth volume of orchestra music of Lutoslawski played by the BBC Symphony conducted by Edward Gardner, and music of Kurt Atterberg played by the Gothenburg Symphony led by Neeme Järvi (ONDINE/ CHANDOS)

An intriguing new recording of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and Le sacre du printemps played by the Toulouse Orchestra led by Tugan Sokhiev, and reissues of Orff's Tritico conducted by Ferdinand Leitner, and Tchaikovsky's symphonies directed by Gennady Rozhdestvensky (NAÏVE / MEMBRANE / MELODIYA)

SACDs of sonatas for transverse flute and harpsichord by Boismortier played by Ivan Bushuev and Olga Martytnova, pianist Sergey Koudriakov in music of Prokofiev and Hindemiuth, and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 6 and orchestral suites with Andrew Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic (CARO MITIS / BIS)

"Fire and Time" - music of Tarlow, Yip, Brings, Osterfield, Block and Quilling with soloists and orchestras conducted by Robert Stankovsky, Robert Ian Winston and Gil Rose (NAVONA)

Four superb new releases: Concertos for orchestra by Ivan Karabits with his son conducting the Bournemouth Symphony, Mahler's symphonies 1 and 8 in live performances with Hartmut Haenchen conducting the Netherlands Philharmonic, two symphonies by Villa-Lobos with the São Paulo Symphony directed by Isaac Karabtchevsky, and a collection of British clarinet sonatas played by Michaeo Collins (NAXOS / ICA / CHANDOS)

SACDs of Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 with Jaap van Zweden and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, music for clarinet and strings by Brahms and Schumann performed by members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and a collection of Latin music from Tudor England performed by Magnificat directed by Philip Cave (CHALLENGE CLASSICS / LINN)

Major historic recordings: Leopold Stokowski in a 1962 Philadelphia Orchestra concert featuring music of Wagner, Beethoven, Ravel and Straviinsky; two Brahms symphoniues with Arturo Toscanini and the Philharmonia Orchestra recorded in London in 1952, a group of recordings by Willem Mengelberg and the New York Philharmonic, and E. Power Biggs playing music of Soler and Bach (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Fazil Say's exciting Istanbul Symphony and concerto for ney and orchestra in live recordings, flutist Sharon Bezaly playing music of Serebrier, Izarra, Vine and Ginastera, the McCormick Percussion Ensemble playing music of Santos, Mobley, Gillingham and Noon, and a fairy tale cantata and other music by Per Norgard (NAÏVE / BIS / RAVELLO / DACAPO)

DVD videos of small-scale presentations of Verdi's Luisa Miller, La Battaglia di Legnano, and Il Corsaro from opera houses in Parma and Trieste (C MAJOR)

Historic recordings of Felix Weingartner conducting two Brahms symphonies: No. 3 with the London Philharmonic, and Symphony No. 4 with the London Symphony (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVDs of a disappointing La Bohème from Salzburg with Anna Netrebko, Humperdinck's Königskinder from Zurich with Jonas Kaufmann, and Dukas' Ariane and Bluebeard from Teatro Del Liceu (DGG / DECCA / OPUS ARTE)

A major deluxe issue of the historic Decca recording of Wagner's complete Ring with superb singers and the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Sir Georg Solti, a huge multi-disk set with a Blu Ray audio disk, documentaries and special features (DECCA)

Rachmaninoff concertos played by Valentina Lisitsa with the London Symphony conducted by Michael Francis, a valuble set of recordings by Sir Georg Solti, four Bruckner symphonies conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, orchestral music of Ludvig Irgens Jensen, and music of British composer John Pickard (DECCA / BIS / WARNER CLASSICS / CPO)

DVD videos of a concert of Rachmaninoff and Mahler played by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in Singapore, a documentary "Maestro Or Mephisto" about the life of Sir Georg Solti, and two films by Christopher Nupen on the life of Andrés Segovia (EUROARTS / UNITEL CLASSICS / CHRISTOPHER NUPEN)

Beethoven's late quartets and Grosse Fuge performed by the Hollywood String Quartet (PRISTINE AUDIO)

SACD issues of Berlioz overtures with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Weingartner's Symphony No. 7 with soloists, chorus and the Basel Orchestra directed by Marko Letonja, and Neemi Järvi leading the Suisse Romande Orchestra in music of Raff: Four Shakespeare Preludes and Symphony No. 2 (CHANDOS / CPO)

SACD issues of music by Williams, Milhaud, Boutry, Creston, Emilsson and Piazzolla played by the Swedish Wind Ensemble, music of Mendelssohn (Midsummer Night's Dream/Symphony No. 3) with the Wurttemberg Orchestra conducted by Ola Rudner, and the same composer's piano/violin concerto and Octet in E flat with the Autralian Chamber Orchestra (BIS / ARS)

SACDs of Mozart's piano concertos 19 and 23 played by Ronald Brautigan with Die Kölner Akaademie conducted by Michael Alexander Willens, music for cello and orchestra played by Steven Isserlis (Bloch: Schelomo/Bridge: Oration/Hough: The Loneliest Wilderness), and a program featuring Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition performed by Die Pianisten (BIS / ARC)

SACDs of music for the oboe by Aho played by Piet Van Bockstal, Saint-Saëns's oratorio Le Dëluge with soloists, chorus and orchestra conducted by Alexander Burda, and choral music of Valen, Messiaen, Webern and Berg performed by the Norwegian Soloists' Choir directed by Grete Pedersen (BIS / ARS)

SACD issues of organ music of Sweelinck played by Joseph Kelemen, organ music by several composers of the North German Baroque played by Friedrich Flamme, and organ music of Kalevi Aho played by Jan Lehtola (CPO / BIS)

Three superb operatic DVDs: Tosca from the Royal Opera House with Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel; "The Enchanted Island" from the Met featuring Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Nirese, David Daniels, Lucia Pisaroni, Lisette Oropesa and Plácido Domingo, and the Met's Le Comte Ory with Juan Diego Flórez, Joyce DiDonato and Diane Damrau (VIRGIN CLASSICS / EMI CLASSICS)

Voices of Trumpets and Organ - music of Torelli, Hovhaness, Schilling, Pinkham, Langlais, Gervais, Valente, Tomasik, Plog and Manfredini performed by trumpeters Byron Pearson anbd Donald R. Tilson with organist Arthur Vidrick (CRYSTAL)

DVD videos of arias by Agostino Steffani sung by Cecilia Bartoli with I Barocchisti, Verdi's Joan of Arc in a production from the Parma Verdi Festival, and the 1981 world premiere Wolfgang Rihm's Oedipus from the Berlin Deutsche Opera (DECCA / C MAJOR / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

Historic reissues: Leopold Stokowski's 1962 Philadelphia Orchestra concert of Webern, Sibelius, Debussy and Mussorgsky, and the Maestro's 1961 Edinburgh Festival performance of Schoenberg's Gurrelieder; Arturo Toscanini's live Royal Festival Hall 1952 Brahms concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra, and Bruno Walter's early Columbia stereo recordings of Mahler's Symphonies 1 and 9 (PRISTINE AUDIO / GUILD)

Music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Rhapsody on Moldavia Themes and Symphony No. 6 performed by the Glinka Choral College Boys' Choir and the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Lande (NAXOS)

SACDs of Mozart sonatas played by pianist Noriko Ogawa, orchestral music of Ravel with Leonard Slatkin and Orchestre National de Lyon, and the first installment of a new Ring cycle, Die Walküre, with a stellar cast and Mariinsky forces directed by Valery Gergiev (BIS / MARIINSKY / NAXOS)

SACDs of Sir Colin Davis conducting the London Symphony in Nielsen's Symphonies 2 and 3, three Bach cantatas with the Bach Collegium directed by Masaaki Suzuki, and a program of chamber works by Howokawa performed by Quatour Diotirna (LSO LIVE / BIS / NEOS)

Herbert Bloomstedt concludes his Bruckner symphony cycle with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with symphonies 2, 5 and 8 (QUERSTAND )

Benjamin Grosvenor plays concertos of Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Ingolf Wunder plays piano music of three centuries, Nicholas Zumbro plays Goyescas of Granados, and Shura Cherkssky plays the two Chopin concertos (DGG / DECCA / ICA CLASSICS)

DVD videos of three lesser-known Verdi operas: I Masnadieri from the San Carlo Opera, Attila from Teatro Regio di Parma, and Alzira in a concert performance conducted by Gustav Kuhn (C MAJOR)

DVD videos of Beethoven's symphonies with the SWR Orchestra conducted by Michael Gielen, Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii's appearance at the White Nights Festival with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, and Daniel Barenboim with the Berlin Staatskapelle performing Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 (EUROARTS / ACCENTUS)

SACD issues of overtures and marches by Von Suppé with Neemi Järvi and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, two symphonies by Seppo Pohjola with Sakari Oramo conducting the Finnish Radio Symphony, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 and Rococo Variations performed by the Gürzenich Köln Orchestra conducted by Dmitrij Kitajenko with cellist Leonard Elschgenbroich (CHANDOS / ALBA / OEHMS)

SACD issues of two organ symphonies of Louis Vierne played by Hans-Eberhard Ros, music of the 17th century for two organs played by David Blunder and Johannes Strobl, and music of Szymanowski with Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony (Concert Overture, Symphony No. 2 and Symphony No. 4 (with pianist Louis Lortie) (AUDITE / CHANDOS)

All five Beethoven piano concertos featuring Solomon with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert Menges and André Cluytens; Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand in a concert performance by Paul Wittgenstein conducted by Bruno Walter and Britten's Diversions played by Julius Katchen with the composer conducting (PRISTINE AUDIO / MEMBRAN)

Ravi Shankar's Symphony performed by Anoushka Shankar, sitar, with David Murphy conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO)

Teatro La Scala presents two deluxe albums, a 1964 live performance of Puccini's Turandot with Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli and Galina Vishnevskaya, and a tribute to Maria Callas including many of her best known recordings (LA SCALA MEMORIES)

Historic issues: Pierre Monteux conducting the Berlin Philharmonic in a live concert from 1960, a reissue of Karl Böhm's Berlin recordings of symphonic works of Richard Strauss, a 5-disk compilation of performances by Sviatoslav Richter, and the magnificent 1936 Covent Garden performance of Tristan and Isolde with Kirsten Flagstad and Lauritz Melchior and Fritz Reiner conducting (TESTAMENT / URANIA / MELODIYA / OPERA D'ORO)

The seventh Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, performances from 2000-2010, with famous conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Mariss Jansons, Sir Colin Davis, Herbert Bloomstedt, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta and many others. Repertory focuses on contemporary music, but many standard classics are there as well, all presented in state-of-the-art sonics. (RCOA LIVE)

Mahler's complete symphonies plus Totenfeier and Das Lied von der Erde in live performances from a recent Mahler festival in Amsterdam with ther Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Daniel Harding, Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Eliahu Inbal, Fabio Luisi, Iván Fischer and Daniele Gatti. Unfortunately manifold production problems plague this 11-disk set. (RCO LIVE)

Historic Mozart performances conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler: Die Zauberflöte from the 1951 Salzburg Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and Symphon No. 39 with the Berlin Philharmonic (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD videos of Wagner's Ring: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung in the Metropolitan Opera production conceived by Robert Lepage, with superb singers and conductors James Levine and Fabio Luisi (DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON)

Major orchestral releases: music of Delius with the BBC Wales Orchestra conducred by Andrew Davis, two major works of Keith Leighton (Symphony No. 1/Piano Concerto No 3) with Martyn Brabbins conducting; clarinet concertos of Stanford, Finzi and Arnold played by Michael Collins, film music by Arthur Benjamin and Leighton Lucas with Rumon Gamba on the podium, and three major works of Tan Dun with the composer conducting the Hong Kong Philharmonic (CHANDOS / NAXOS)

Reissues of Sir Thomas Beecham's famous recordings of Mozart's Requiem and Schubert's Symphony No. 5, all with the Royal Philharmonic (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD videos of Britten's War Requiem, with Andris Nelsons, soloists, chorus and the City of Birmingham Orchestra, comnmemoratring the 50th Anniversary of the premiere, Verdi's Nabucco with Leo Nucci from Teatro Regio Di Parms, and a Berlin production of Korngold's Die Tote Stadt with Karen Armstrong and James King, Heinrich Hollreiser on the podium (C MAJOR / ARTHAUS MUSIC)

DVD videos of Tchaikovsk's Iolanta and Stravinsky's Perséphone in productions from Teatro Real, Rossini's Sigismondo in a production from Bologna conducted by Michele Mariotti, and the documentary The Reichsorchester, a film by Enrique Sánchez Lansch (ARTHAUS MUSIK / TEATRI REAL)

Howard Hanson conducts the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra in his own Symphony No. 5 and The Cherubic Hymn, Morton Gould's Latin-American Symphonette, and Barber's The School for Scandal Overture, Adagio for Strings and Essay for Orchestra No. 1 (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Superb remasterings of historic recordings: Arturo Toscanini conducting Sibelius with the NBC Symphony, early Detroit recordings with Paul Paray on the podium, Antal Dorati conducting the Minneapolis Symphony in Tchaikovsky, Albeniz and De Falla, and Charles Munch with the Boston Symphony in Symphony No. 8 of Vaughan Williams, and Ravel's Piano Concerto and D'Indy's Symphony on a French Mountain Air with Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Three more of Maria Callas's finest early recordings, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and I Puritani recorded for EMI in 1953, and a live 1955 performance of Bellini's Norma from LaScala, all sounding better than ever (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Gál's Symphony No. 4 "Sinfonia concertante," Op. 105 coupled with Schumann's Symphony No. 2 with Kenneth Woods conducting the Orchestra of the Swan (AVIE)

The Pacifica Quartet plays Quartets Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Shostakovich, and Prokofiev's Quartet No. 2 (CEDILLE)

Collectors will rejoice with Decca's "BIG-BOX" series of recordings, huge sets (some contain 55 disks!) devoted to Mozart, Ravel, Debussy, Massenet, Delius, Sir Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan, Kathleen Ferrier, Clifford Curzon, Wilhelm Kempff, Baroque Music, and compilations of recordings issued on Mercury Living Presence and Philips labels, all at super-budget prices. (DECCA)

SACD issues of Bach violin concertos played by Vesko Eschkenazy with the Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra, Bach harpsichord concertos played by Matthew Halls, and Corelli's Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 performed by the Avison Ensemble (PENTATONE / LINN)

SACDs of Strauss's Elektra from the Netherlands Opera conducted by Marc Albrercht, Elgar's The Starlight Express directed by Sir Andrew Davis, and three Mendelssohn string quartets performed by the Mandelring Quartet (CHALLENGE CLASSICS / CHANDOS / AUDITE)

SACD issues of Lutoslawski's Mala Suite, Cello Concerto (with Paul Watkins), and Symphony No. 2 with the BBC Symphony conducted by Edward Gardner, a collection of Mozart works for violin and orchestra played by Julia Fischer with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra directed by Yakov Kreizberg, and the duo-piano team of Mona and Rica Bard plays music of Milhaud, Ravel, Bizet and Poulenc (CHANDOS / PENTATONE / AUDITE)

DVD videos of a Vienna State Opera production of Arabella with Emily Magee and Thomasz Konieczny conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, the 2012 Schönbrunner Summer Concert with Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic, and Verdi's Il trovate from the Met with Sondra Radvenovsky, Dolora Zajick and Dmitri Hvorostovsky with Marco Armiliato conducting (DGG / EPC)

SACD issues of Tchaikovsky's complete Sleeping Beauty Ballet with the Bergen Philharmonic conducted by Neemi Järvi, the same composer's first three symphonies in live performances with the London Symphony directed by Valery Gergiev, and disk varied works by Moritz Eggers (CHANDOS / LSO LIVE / AUDITE)

SACD issues of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 conductged by Markus Stenz, a program of music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten with the Oregon Symphony directerd by Carlos Kalmar, and music of Rachmaninoff with the Bergen Philharmonic conducted by Andrew Litton (OEHMS / PENTATONE / BIS)

SACD issues of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde with Nina Stemme from Berlin with Marek Janowski conducting, Mikhail Pletnev conducting the Russian National Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3, and Valery Gergiev with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 (PENTATONE / MARIINSKY)

Wilhelm Backhaus plays Beethoven's Piano Concertos 2 and 3 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Karl Böhm and Clemens Krauss (PRISTINE CLASSICAL)

Wilhelm Backhaus plays Beethoven's Piano Concertos 4 and 5 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Clemens Krauss (PRISTINE CLASSICAL)

Wilhelm Backhaus plays Beethoven's Piano Sonatas 14 - 32 (PRISTINE CLASSICAL)

Debussy's Preludes orchestrated by Peter Breiner played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl, Symphonies 6 and 7 of Villa-Lobos withg Isaac Karabtchevsky and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, James Cohn's symphonies 3, 4 and 8 with Kirk Trever and the Slovak Radio Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony Winds conducted by Jerry Junkin in music of Tichelli and a Christmas celebration (NAXOS / MSR / REFERENCE RECORDINGS)

DVD videos of Teatro Regio Di Parma productions of Verdi's I Lombardi, I Due Foscari and Oberto, and a Royal Opera House production of Verdi's Macbeth with Simon Keenlyside and Antonio Pappano conducting (C MAJOR / OPUS ARTE)

SACD issues of music of Cowell, Harrison and Varèse with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphny Orchestra, Mark Wigglesworth leads the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic in Symphony No. 11 of Shostakovich, and Herbert Bloomstedt conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 (SFO / BIS / QUERSTAND)

SACDs of piano music of Liszt, Ravel and Saint-Saëns played byYevgeny Sudbin, a program of music for viola and piano played by Maxim Rysandov and Ashley Wass, and Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 with the Malaysian Philharmonic directed by Claus Peter Flor (BIS)

DVD videos of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with massive forces conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and two concerts by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons featuring music of Wagner, Strauss, Shostakovich, Beethoven (Piano Concerto No. 5 with Yefim Bronfman) and Rimsky-Korsakov (DGG / C MAJOR )

DVD videos of Bach's St. Matthew Passion performed in Leipzig with the Thomanerchor Leipzig directed by Christoph Biller, a documentary about the St. Thomas Boys Choir, and an ill-fated production of Samson and Delilah from Badisches Staatstheater featuring José Cura (ACCENTUS / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

SACD issues of Suk's A Summer's Tale and Prague with Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Philharmonbic, Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic in Nielsen's Symphonies 2 and 3, and Jaap van Zweden leads the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic in Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 (CHANDOS / DA CAPO / CHALLENGE )

Chopin played by Khatia Buniatishvili and Lang Lang, French music played by Stephen Hough, and Benno Moisiewitsch plays Rachmaninoff's Concertos 1 and 2 and Paganini Rhapsody (SONY / HYPERION / PRISTINE AUDIO)

A program of baroque arias sung by mezzo Joyce Di Donato, "Romantique" with mezzo Elina Garanca, soprano Soile Isokoski sings Strauss's Three Hymns and excerpts from Ariadne auf Naxos and Der Rosenkavalier, and a 1939 broadcast of Act II of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde with Kirsten Flagstad (SONY CLASSICAL / DGG / ONDINE / MUSIC & ARTS)

Historic reissues of concertos of Sibelius and Brahms played by Ginette Neveu, a Russian program conducted by Anatole Fistoulari, orchestral recordings conducted by Leo Blech, and Glazunov's Raymonda ballet conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov (SONY CLASSICAL / GUILD / MUSIC & ARTS)

The historic recording of Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher with soloists, chorus and the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted bu Eugene Ormandy (PRISTINE CLASSICAL)

Welcome reissues of historic recordings of music of Bach, Vaughan Williams and Walton with the Roger Wagner Chorale (PRISTINE AUDIO)

SACD issues of Respighi's Fountains of Rome, Pines of Rome and Roman Festivals with John Neschling conducting the São Paulo Orchestra, Arabella Steinbacher playing Prokofiev's violin concertos with the Russian National Orchestra directed by Vasily Petrenko, and a collection of Encores played by the Kroumata Percussion Ensemble (BIS / PENTATONE)

SACD issues of Symphonie fantastique and Cléopatre of Berlioz with the Rotterdam Philharmonic conducted by Nézet-Séguin, ballet suites from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet with Andrew Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic, and music orchestral music of Kaipainenk, Korpijaaku and Meriläinen played by the Tampere Philharmonic directed by Hannu Lintu (BIS / ALBA)

SACD releases of Finnish music by Sallinen (Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Chamber Orchestra), Tiensuu (Alma II & III,Mind, Mood), Puumala (Chainsprings, Seeds of Time), and Hakim (Paskeblomst, organ concertos) (ALBA)

SACD issues of two major works by Gubaidulina: "The Deceitful Face of Hope and Despair," and Sieben Worte, with soloists and the Gothenburg Symphony directed by Mario Venzago, symphonic music of Ole Olsen with the Arctic Philharmonic conducted by Rune Halvorsen, and Neemi Järvi conducting the Gothenburg Symphony in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 and Francesca da Rimini (BIS)

SACD issues of Liszt's Totentanz and Piano Concertos 1 and 2 played by Arnaldo Cohen with John Neschling and the São Paulo Orchestra, Strauss's Ein Heldenleben and Four Last Songs with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, soprano Dorothea Röschmann and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Aho's Symphony No. 12 with orchestras and soloists conducted by John Storgards (BIS)

SACD issues of Finnish music: two symphonies of Aarre Merikanto played by the Turku Philharmonic conducted by Petri Sakari, choral music of Kuula with the Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis and Turki Philharmonic conducted by Sakari, and four string quartets by Seppo Pohjola played by the Kamus Quartet (ALBA)

SACD issues of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Daniil Trifonov and the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev, Iván Fischer conducting the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 1, and Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting Holland's Radio Philharmonic in music of Respighi: Belfagor Overture, Belkis Queen of Sheba, and Church Windows (MARIINSKY / CHANNEL CLASSICS / EXTON)

SACD issues of early Mozart symphonies performed by the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields directed by Sir Neville Marriner, The Creation by Haydn with soloists and Boston Baroque directed by Martin Pearlman, and pianist Michael Korstick's final disk in his set of Beethoven piano sonatas (PENTATONE / LINN / OEHMS)

SACD issues of two organ symphonies of Widor performed by Christian Schmitt, organ music of Heironymus Praetorious played by Friedhelm Flamme, and organ music of Buxtehude, Bach Sallinen, Hämmeenniemi, and Kaipainen played by Kari Vuola (ALBA / CPO )

SACD issues of Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 with Marek Janowski and the Suisse Romande Orchestra, Mahler's Symphony No. 1 with the Gürzenich Orchestra conducted by Markus Stenz, and the same orchestra playing Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1 with Dmitri Kitajenko on the podium (PENTATONE / OEHMS)

Sir Thomas Beecham's historic recordings of twelve Haydn symphonies with the Royal Philharmonic (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Gerard Schwarz conducts the Seattle Symphony in music of Howard Hanson: Symphony No 4 "Requiem," Symphony No. 5 "Sinfonia sacra," Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitzky, and Dies Natalis (NAXOS)

DVD videos of a program of Baroque flute concertos played by Emmanuel Pahud, Puccini's La Fanciulla del West with Deborah Voight from the Metropolitan Opera, and Gounod's Romeo and Juliet from the Verona Festival (C MAJOR / DGG / BEL AIR CLASSICS)

DVD videos of Leonard Bernstein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in Beethoven's Quartet, Op 135, and Haydn's Mass in Time of War; Herbert Bloomstedt conducting Bach's Mass in B minor and a memorial concert in 1999 in Leipzig, and Sergiu Celibidache conducting the Munich Philharmonic in Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 (C MAJOR / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

Superb reissues of the famous 1953 Maria Callas recording of Tosca, a song recital by Kirsten Flagstad, Leopold Stokowski conducting music for strings, and piano roll recordings by great composers/pianists of the past (PRISTINE CLASSICAL / GUILD / DAL SEGNO)

Antoni Wit leads soloists and the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in music of Penderecki: Three Pieces in Olden Style, Serenade, Sinfonietts Nos. 1 and 2, Intermezzo for 24 Strings and Capriccio for Oboe and String Orchestra (NAXOS)

SACD issues of highlights from the Australian Opera production of Wagner's Ring with Asher Fisch conducting, clarinetist Paul Dean and pianist Stephen Emmerson playing music of Brahms and Schumann, and Philippe Herreweghe and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic playing Schubert's Symphonies 6 and 7 (MELBA / PENTATONE)

DVDs of Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos with Emily Magee from the Zürich Opera with Christoph von Dohnányi conducting, and two versions of Otello, one from Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the other a 1962 Berlin performance featuring Renata Tebaldi with Giuseppe Patané conducting (TDK / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

DVDs of a recital by pianist Valentina Lisitsa in Royal Albert Hall, young Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii in Carnegie Hall, and a 40th anniversary concert by The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic (DECCA / EUROARTS)

SACD issues of Prokofiev's five piano concertos played by Alexander Gavrylyuk with the Sydney Symphony conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, and soprano Anu Komsi in a program of music of Britten, Henze, Schöenberg, Castiglioni and Szymanowski (EXTON / ALBA)

Vivaldi's opera Teuzzone performed bny soloists, chorus and orchestra directed by Jordi Savall (NAÏVE)

Surround sound recordings of Debussy orchestral works with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Stephane Denève, the Seitakuoro Chamber Choir performing choral music of Lapland, and Sigiswald Kuijken conducts Bach's St. John Passion (CHANDOS / ALBA / CHALLENGE CLASSICS)

SACD issues of Britten's War Requiem with soloists, chorus and orchestra directed by Jap van Zweden, choral music of Shostakovich including The Song of the Forests with various Russian performers, and Dvorák's Quartets 9 and 13 with the Zemlinsky Quartet (CHALLENGE CLASSICS / PRAGA)

DVD videos of Strauss's Die Frau Ohne Schatten from last year's Salzburg Festival, the opening night of the 2011 Salzburg Festival with Pierre Boulez conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in music of Berg and Mahler, and Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame in a performance from Barcelona with an outstanding cast (OPUS ARTE / C MAJOR)

Historic reissues: Arturo Toscanini's NBC Symphony recordings of Brahms symphonies, Paul Paray and the Detroit Symphony in music of Franck, Ibert, Ravel and Chabrier, and Willem Mengelberg's two recordings with the Berlin Philharmonic: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto with Conrad Hansen (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Music of Elizabeth Maconchy: The Land, Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra, Music for Woodwind and Brass, and Symphony for Double String Orchestra, with pianist Clelia Iruzun and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Odalline de la Martinez (LORELT)

DVD videos of Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 and Prokofiev's Concerto No. 3 played by Martha Argerich early in her career, Puccini's Il Trittico from the Royal Opera House conducted by Antonio Pappano, and Verdi's Falstaff from Stuttgart with Daniele Gatti on the podium (IDEALE / OPOUS ARTE / C MAJOR)

Major historic reissues in remarkable new transfers: Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting Brahms orchestral works with the Vienna Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, with concertos by Brahms and Schumann (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD videos of two performances of Wagner's Lohengrin, one from the Vienna State Opera featuring Plácido Domingo with Claudio Abbado conducting, the other from Bayreuth with Klaus Florian Vogt as the Knight, and Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia with Edita Gruberova in the title role from Munich (ARTHAUS MUSIK / OPUS ARTE / EUROARTS)

Historic reissues: Guido Cantelli conducts the New York Philharmonic in music of Cherubini, Strauss and Busoni; Mischa Elman plays music of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Paganini, Paul Paray conducts the Detroit Symphony in musis of Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, Efrem Zimbalist plays violin concertos of Brahms and Sibelius, and Arturo Toscanini conducts Beethoven's Fidelio (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Symphonies 2 and 3 by Ross Harris with Marko Letohnja and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (NAXOS)

Johannes Moser with the Köln Orchestra conducted by Pietari Inkinen plays Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 and Britten's Cello Symphony (HÄNSSLER)

Chamber music of Martinu including the Harpsichord Concerto with Klaus Simon conducting, Beethoven's Symphonies 5 and 7 with Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony, reissues of older recordings of orchestral, choral and chamber music of Stravinsky, orchestral works of Schwarz-Schilling including a violin concerto played by Kirill Troussov, and choral music of Villa-Lobos with the Corydon Singers (NAXOS / DALLAS SO / PRAGA / HYPERION)

SACD issues of music of Prokofiev (Love for Three Oranges, Lt. Kiji, The Ugly Duckling) with the Sydney Symphony conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sibelius's Symphonies 1 and 3, and Rakastava, with the Roya Stockholm Philharmonic directed by Ashkenazy, and Strauss's Elektra with the London Symphony conducted by Valery Gergiev (EXTON / LSO LIVE)

Wilhelm Backhaus plays Beethoven's Piano Sonatas 1 - 13 (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD videos of Rautavaara's opera Aleksis Kivi with the Finnish National Opera, Falla's La Vide Breve in a performance from Valencia conducted by Lorin Maazel, and Sergiu Celibidache's 1992 concert with the Berlin Philharmonic of Bruckner's Symphony No. 7. (ONDINE / C MAJOR / EUROARTS)

SACD issues of Michael Tilson Thomas conducting Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Leonore Overture No. 3, Jonathanh Nott and the Bamberg Symphony playing Mahler's Symphony No. 7, and song cycles of Hans Sommer performed by Elisabeth Kulman and Bo Skovhus with Sebastian Weigghle and the Bamberg Symphony (SAN FRANCISCO SO / TUDOR)

SACD releases of orchestral works of Saint-Saëns played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Neemi Järvi, Britten's Serenade and Nocturne, plus Finzi's Die Natalis, with tenor Mark Padmore and Jacqueline Shave conducting, and Paul Hillier directing Ars Nova Copenhagen in music of Ockeghem and Sorensen (CHANDOS / HARMONIA MUNDI / DA CAPO)

DVD videos of Claudio Abbado conducting the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony No. 5, the Old City String Quartet with guests playing music of Mozart recorded in 3D, and New Year's Concert 2012 from Teatro La Fenice conducted by Diego Matheuz (ACCENTUS / AIX RECORDS / ARTHAUYS MUSIK)

Premiere recording of the Prologue to Shostakovich's Orango and his Symphony No. 4 with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Peter Oundjian and the Toronto Symphony in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11, Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, and Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolivar Orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 (TSO LIVE / DALLAS SYMPHONY / DGG)

Thomas Zehetmair leads the Northern Sinfonia in Schubert's Symphony No. 9 and Gál's Symphony No. 2 (AVIE)

DVD videos of Strauss's Elektra from the Vienna State Opera with Iréne Theorin conducted by Daniele Gatti, the 2012 New Year's Concert from Vienna conducted by Mariss Jansons, and Renée Fleming with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Christian Thielemann in Strauss lieder plus his An Alpine Symphony (ARTHAUS MUSIK / SONY CLASSICAL / OPUS ARTE)

DVD videos of Mariss Jansons conducting the Berlin Philharmonic with violinist Vadim Repin in an outdoor concert, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony celebrate their centennial with music of Copland, Mendelssohn, Britten and Adams, and Thomas Dausgaard leads the Danish National Orchestra in symphonies of Brahms, Dvorák, Sibelius and Nielsen (SONY / SFO LIFE / C MAJOR)

Historic reissues: piano music of Liszt played by Sviatoslav Richter, an NBC Symphony Orchestra concert conducted by Guido Cantelli, Sir Thomas Beecham conducting music of Arnell, Delius and Berners, Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting the Berlioz Requiem, and cello and violin concertos of Shostakovich played by Mstislav Rostropovich and David Oistrakhy (WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES / PRISTINE AUDIO / ICA CLASSICS / REGIS)

Five multiple-disc sets from a new series of quality budget reissues, devoted to Arthur Rubinstein, Charles Munch, Günter Wand, and Jascha Heifetz, all remastered and sounding better than ever. (RCA RED SEAL)

An update on our feature about all recordings, audio and video, of Strauss's Elektra.

An update on our feature of all recordings, audio and video, of Strauss's Salome.

Historic reissues: Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11, acoustic recordings of Bruno Walter, Piero Coppola conducting Schumann, Wagner and Strauss, and a 4-disk set of early acoustic and live performances by cellist Emanuel Feuermann (REGIS / PRISTINE CLASSICAL / MUSIC & ARTS)

Mariss Jansons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in the 2012 New Year's Concert, Nikolaus Harnoncourt leads Concentus Musicus Wien in Waltz Revolution, Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra play music of Ravel (with pianist Stefano Bollani), Stravinsky, Weill and De Sabata, and the first recording of Korngold's Die Stumme Serenade (SONY CLASSICAL / DECCA / CPO)

Violinist Jacques Thibaud and pianist Alfred Cortot play sonatas of Franck and Fauré (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Magdalena Kozena sings Dvorák, Ravel and Mahler with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, reissue of some early recordings by Joan Sutherland, Anita Cerquetti and Martha Mödl, and a reissue of the Dresden Die Frau ohne Schatten conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli (DGG / REGIS / PREISER / PROFIL)

Shostakovich's complete film score for New Babylon with the Basel Sinfonietta directed by Mark Fitz-Gerald (NAXOS)

Riccardo Chailly conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Beethoven's symphonies, Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC Symphony in the six symphonies of Martinu, David Zinman and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra begin a new Schubert series with the Unfinished , two piano concertos of Erik Chisholm played by Danny Driver, and ballet music of Delibes with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra (DECCA / ONYX / RCA RED SEAL / HYPERION / REFERENCE)

DVD videos of a 1977 Tokyo concert by Franco Corelli, a 1999 Tokyo Recital by Alfredo Kraus, and a Paris Opera production of Gounod's Mireille (DYNAMIC / FRA MUSICA)

DVD videos of Bizet's Carmen from the Vienna State Opera with Carlos Kleiber conducting, Lakmé from the Australian Opera, and Raymonda in a performance by the La Scala Ballet (ARTHAUS MUSIC / OPERA AUSTRALIA)

DVD videos of a documentary about the life of conductor Mariss Jansons including Mahler's Resurrection Symphony, a Fauré concert featuring the Requiem recorded in France with Paavo Järvi conducting, and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin in a Netherlands Opera production conducted by Mariss Jansons (RCOA LIVE / EUROARTS / OPUS ARTE)

DVD videos of Adriana Lecouvreur from the Royal Opera with Angela Gheorghiu and Jonas Kaufmann, Parsifal from Berlin with Daniel Barenboim conducting, and a concert by "The Super Guitar Trio" (DECCA / ARTHAUS MUSIK / ERUOARTS)

Music of Eric Moe (Superhero/Eight Point Turn/Kick & Ride) played by Robert Schulz (drum set) with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project conducted by Gil Rose (BMOP SOUND)

Nigel Kennedy's The Four Elements with Kennedy and the Orchestra of Life (SONY)

Artur Schnabel's historic recordings of Beethoven's Bagatelles (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Three important reissues of Howard Hanson conducting the Eastman Rochester Orchestra in music of Piston, Cowell, Loeffler, Carter, Riegger, MacDowell, Griffes, Harris and Barber (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Important historic reissues: Carl Schuricht conducts Lothar, Franck, Zandonai, Reznicek and Strauss, Sir Hamilton Harty conducts Smetana, Liszt, Brahms and Dvorák, Mstislav Rostropovich plays Dvorák and Miaskovsky, Clifford Curzon plays Beethoven's Piano Concertos 4 and 5, and a collection of live performances conducted by Leopold Stokowski (PRISTINE AUDIO / GUILD)

Artur Schnabel's historic recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and several other short works (PRISTINE AUDIO)

SACD issues of music by Schmidt, Kmopopel, Lohse and Norgard played by accordionist Bjarke Mogensen, works for recorder and orchestra by Harvey, Arnold and Jacob played by Michaela Petri, piano music of Rachmaninoff played by Nareh Arghamanyan, and Valery Gergiev conducting the London Symphonty in Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements (DA CAPO / OUR RECORDINGS / PENTATONE / LSO LIVE)

A varied collection of piano music by American composers played by Rudolph Ganz and Jeanne Behrend (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD Blu Ray issues of Janácek's Glagolitic Mass and Sinfonietta with the Warsaw Philharmonic conducted by Antoni Wit, Verdi's ballet music with the Bournemouth Symphony directed by José Serebrier, and Gershwin's Piano Concerto, Rhapsody No. 2 and I Got Rhythm Variations with pianist Orion Weiss and the Buffalo Philharmonic conducted by JoAnn Falletta (NAXOS)

"The Genesis Suite" - music of Shilkret, Tansman, Milhaud, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Toch, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg, played by the Janssens Orchestra, and Piston's Symphony No.2. with the Boston Symphony conducted by G. Wallace Woodworth (PRISTINE CLASSICAL)

DVD videos of Wagner's Tannhäuser featuring Peter Seiffert from Gran Teatre del Liceu, Puccini's Madama Butterfly from the Puccini Festival, and a reissue of Traces yo Nowhere, a documentary about conductor Carlos Kleiber (ARTHAUS MUSIK / C MAJOR / DYNAMIC)

DVD videos of Rimsky-Korsakov's Le Coq d'Or conducted by Kent Negano, a Waldbüren concert with Riccardo Chailly conducting the Berlin Philharmonic in music of Shostakovich, Rota and Respighi, and Klaus Tennstedt with the Boston Symphony performing Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 (ARTHAUS MUSIK / EUROARTS / ICA CLASSICS)

DVD videos of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio from Liceu with Diana Damrau, Rossini's La Gazza Ladra from the Rossini Festival, and Mayr's Medea in Corinto with Nadja Michael from the Bavarian Opera (C MAJOR / DYNAMIC / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

Raphael Wallfisch with the BBC Concert Orchestra directed by Martin Yates performing Bowen's Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra, Bush's Concert Suite for Cello and Orchestra, and Brian's Cello Concerto (DUTTON)

Music of Ernesto Cordero: Caribbean Concertos for Guitar and Violin played by Pepe Romero, guitar, and Guillermo Figueros, violin, with I Solisti di Zagreb (NAXOS)

Music of Michael Daugherty: Fire and Blood, Flamiugo and Ladder to the Moon featuringh violinist Alexandre Da Costa with the Montreal Symphony conducted by Pedro Halffter (WARNER CLASSICS)

SACD recordings of choral music of Ola Gjeilo performed by the Phoenix Chorale directed by Charles Bruffy, Simone Young conducts the Hamburg Philharmonic in Symphont No. 2 and Tragic Overture of Brahms, and Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky forces perform Massenet's Don Quichotte (CHANDOS / OEHMS / MARIINSKY)

SACD issues of choral music of Alan Hovhaness performed by Gloria Dei Cantores, choral music of Alfred Schnittke sung by SWR Vokkalensemble Stuttgart, and rarely-heard music of Wagner including his early Symphony in C, with Neemi Järvi and the Scottish National Orchestra (GLORIAE DEI CANTORES / HÄNNSLER / CHANDOS)

Mozart's Prussian quartets performed by the Emerson String Quartety (SONY)

Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony in a live performance from the BBC Proms with soloists, choruses and orchestras directed by Martyn Brabbins (HYPERION)

A "complete" recording of Khachaturian's Spartacus conducted by Mikhail Jurowski, Roussel's The Spider's Feast and Padmavati withg Stéphan Denève and the Royal Scottish Orchestra, Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 conducted byJosé Serebrier, and music of Rachmaninoff including Symphony No. 3 and The Bells with soloists, chorus and the BBC Philharmonic directed by Gianandrea Noseda (CAPRICCIO / NAXOS / WARNER CLASSICS / CHANDOS)

Volume 9 of Beethoven's piano sonatas played by Artur Schnabel, Sonatas Nos. 29 and 30 ( PRISTINE CLASSICAL)

Volume 10 of Beethoven's piano sonatas played by Artur Schnabel, Sonatas Nos. 31 and 32, and Variations and Fugue in E flat, Op. 35 "Eroica" (PRISTINE CLASSICAL)

SACD issues of Ivan Fischer conducting the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Firebird Suite, Lutoslawski's Symphonic Variations, Symphony No. 4, Piano Concerto and Variations on a theme of Paganini performed by pianist Louis Lortie with the BBC Symphony directed by Edward Gardner, and a collection of orchestral works of Nielsen with the Danish National Orchestra (CHANNEL CLASSICS / CHANDOS / DA CAPO)

Major operatic issues: Wagner's Tristan and Isolde featuring Kirsten Flagstad with Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting, a Met performance of Puccini's Turandot with Birgit Nilsson and Franco Corelli with Leopold Stokowski conducting, Herbert von Karajan conducting Johann Strauss's Die Federmaus, and a Met broadcast of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore with Bidu Sayao (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Robert Aldridge's opera Elmer Gantry in a production by the Florentine Opera Company (NAXOS)

DVD Blu Ray Audio releases of all of Schubert's overtures with Christian Benda leading the Prague Sinfonia, and the Requiem by Lancino's in the world premiere performance recorded in France (NAXOS)

Volume 7 of Artur Schabel playing Beethoven sonatas, Nos. 21, 22, 23 and 24 (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Volume 8 of Artur Schnabel playing Beethoven sonatas, Nos. 25, 26, 27 and 28 (PRISTINE AUDIO)

SACD issues of Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw playing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 15, Denis Matsuev playing piano concertos of Shostakovich and Shchedrin, and orchestral music of Wolf-Ferrari (RCO LIVE / MARIINSKY / CPO)

SACD issues of music of Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten with the Sydney Symphony directed by Mark Wiggelsworth, duos for violin and viola played by Rachel Podger and Jane Rogers, and music of Ives, Adams, Brtten and Vaughan Williams with the Oregon Symphony directd by Carlos Kalmar (MELBA / CHANNEL CLASSICS / PENTATONE)

SACD issues of Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1 and Marche slave, the Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet playing music of Dvorák, and Holst's The Planets in an arrangement for organ played by Hansjorg Albrecht (PENTATONE / OEHMS)

SACD issues of music of Messiaen, Dalbavie, Zuidam and Dukas-Van Keulen played by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, organ music of Peteris Vasks played by Thomas Pyrhönen, and Nielsen's symphonies 1 and 6 with Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony (RCO LIVE / ALBA / LSO LIVE)

Four more reissues from the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana with Richard Tucker and Eileen Farrell, Pagliacci with Franco Corelli, L'Elisir d'Amore with Carlo Bergonzi and Roberta Peters, Ernani with Leontyne Price and Bergonsi, and Luisa Miller with Montserrat Caballé (SONY CLASSICAL)

DVD videos of a flamenco Carmen, Salome from Berlin with Angela Denoke, and La forza del destino from the Vienna State Opera with Nina Stemme and Salvatore Licitra, Zubin Mehta conducting (TEATRO REAL / ARTHAUS MUSIK / C MAJOR)

DVD videos of Rudolph Buchbinder as soloist/conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic in Beethoven's piano concertos, Chopin's two piano concertos with Garrick Ohlsson and Antoni Wit conducting, and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress in a Glyndebourne production directed by Vladimir Jurowski (C MAJOR / IDEALE AUDIENCE / OPUS ARTE)

Concertos of Vivaldi including The Four Seasons performed by Elizabeth Blumenstock with Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (PBNO)

Penderecki's viola concerto and cello concerto No. 2 played by Grigori Zhislin and Tatjana Vassiljeva with Antoniu Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic (NAXOS)

Historic reissues: Clifford Curzon plays concertos of Brahms and Grieg, Friedrich Schorr in excerpts from Wagner's Die Meistersinger, Sir Edward Elgar acoustic recordings of his own Enigma Variations and Symphony No. 2, sonatas of Elgar and Rubbra played by Albert Sammons, and Guido Cantelli conducting Tchaikovsky (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Stephen Hough plays concertos of Liszt and Grieg, Lang Lang plays Liszt, two piano concertos and a Fantaisie by Widor played by Markus Becker, Vasily Petrenko conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in Shostakovich's Symphonies 6 and 12, and Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra in Walton's symphonies (SONY / HYPERION / NAXOS / CHANDOS)

Violin sonatas of Charles Ives played by Hilary Hahn and Valentina Lisitska (DGG)

Music of Jenny McLeod: The Emperor and the Nightingle, 3 Celebrations for Orchestra, and Rock Concerto, performed by narrator Helen Medlyn and pianist Eugene Albulescu with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra directed by Uwe Grodd (NAXOS)

DVD videos of Janacek's Jenufa from Teatro Real with Amanda Roocroft and Deborah Polaski, Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisibler City of Kitezh from Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, and the San Francisco Ballet performing Neumeier's ballet The Little Mermaid (OPUS ARTE / NAXOS / C MAJOR)

DVD videos of Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic in Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 and Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez (with Cañizares), a modern version of Delibes' Coppélia from the Paris Opera, and a disk featuring bass Carlo Colombara (euroarts / OPUS ARTE / NAXOS)

Music of Alan Hovhaness: Armenian Rhapsodies 1-3, Song of the Sea for Piano and Strings, Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Strings, and Symphony No. 1 "Exile." with John McDonald, piano, and Kenneth Radnmiofsky, saxophone, and the Boston Modern Orchestra/Gil Rose (BMOP)

DVD videos of Mozart's Don Giovanni conducted by Ferenc Fricsay recorded in 1961 at the opening of Deutsche Oper Berlin; two operettas of Offenbach (Orpheus in the Underworld/La Belle Hélène) conducted by Marc Minkowski, and Yusupov's Viola Tango Rock Concerto played by Anibal Dos Santos with the Bogata Philharmonic directed by Riccardo Jaramillo (ARTHAUS MUSIK / NAVONA)

DVD videos of Donizetti's Anna Bolena from the Vienna State Opera with Anna Netrebko, Massenet's Werther from the Paris Opera with Jonas Kaufmann, and a collection of Johann Strauss works played by The Philharmonics (DGG / DECCA / ACCENTUS)

'The Lincoln Trio plays Auerbach's Trio, Garrop's Seven, Higdon's Piano Trio, Schwendinger's C'e la Luna Questa Sera?, Thomas's Moon Jig, and Tower's Trio Cavany (ÇEDILLE)

DVD videos of Andrea Chénier from the Bregenz Festival, and two programs from the BBC Proms: André Previn conducting the London Symphony in music of Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Bernstein, and Kurt Sanderrling leading the BBC Philharmonic in Schumann and Mahler (C MAJOR / ICA CLASSICS)

DVD videos of Turandot with Maria Guleghina and Salvatore Licitra from Verona, Christian Thielemann conducting Wagner's A Faust Overture and Liszt's A Faust Symphony, and Franz Welser-Möst conducting the Cleveland Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 (BEL AIR / C MAJOR / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

DVD videos of Turnage's opera Anna Nicole from the Royal Opera House, a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Yutaka Sado featuring music of Takemitsu and Shostakovich, and a Vienna State Opera production of Kurt Weill's Mahagonny (OPUS ARTE / ARTHAUS MUSIK / EUROARTS)

DVD videos of Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae from the Berlin Opera, Bizet's Carmen in 3D from the Royal Opera House, and the same opera from Gran Teatre de Liceu with Roberto Alagna (ARTHAUS MUSIK / OPUS ARTE / C MAJOR)

Artur Schnabel's historic recordings of Beethoven's piano sonatas 17, 18, 19 and 20 (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD videos of a new performancer of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic, and Blu Ray reissues of the same work conducted by Pierre Boulez with the Berlin State Orchestra, and Claudio Abbado with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra (ACCENTUS / EUROARTS)

Artur Schnabel's historic recordings of Beethoven's piano sonatas 14, 15, and 16 (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD videos of Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Symphonies 4, 5 and 6; the Mariinsky Ballet production of Jewels, and Menotti's opera Goya starring Plácido Domingo filmed in Vienna (MARIINSKY / ARTHAUS MUSIC)

SACD issues of Wagner's Die Meistersinger from Berlin conducted by Marek Janowski, Sa Chen plays concertos of Rachmaninoff and Grieg, and Bernard Haitink leads the London Symphony in Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 (PENTATONE / LSO LIVE)

Music of Sofia Gubaidulina for bayan and orchestra, a collection of concerted works by Malcolm Arnold including the premiere recording of his cello concerto, a disk of music for piano and orchestra by Azerbaijani composers, and Garrick Ohlsson playing Rachmanionoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 (NAXOS / ASO)

Superb reissues of Artur Schnabel's recordings of Beethoven's Sonatas Nos. 7, 8, 9 and 10 (PRISTINE AUDIO )

Artur Schnabel plays Beethoven's Sonatas 11, 12, and 13 (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Artur Schnabel plays Beethovens piano sonatas 1 through 6 (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Historiue reissues: Hans Pfitzner conducts a group of overtures, Clemens Krauss conduc mm mk ts music of Richard Strauss, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 directed by Arthur Nikisch and Symphony No. 3 conducted by Oskar Fried, and a Met broadcast of Gounod's Faust featuring Jussi Björling and Elisabeth Söderstrom (PRISTINE AUDIO)

DVD videos of Mahler's Symphonies 2 and 8 with soloists, choruses and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly, Valery Gergiev conducting Mahler's Sytnphonies 4 and 5 with the World Orchestra for Peace, and a concert by the same orchestra at the Abu Dhabi Festival (ACCENTUS / C MAJOR)

SACD issues of the Berlioz Requiem conducted by Roger Norrington, keyboard music of C. P. E. Bach played by Dejan Lazic, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 2 with soloists, chorus and orchestra directed by Andrés Orozco-Estrada (HÄNSSLER / PREISER / CHANNEL CLASSICS)

SACD releases of Wagner's Flying Dutchman with Marek Janowski conducting, and Valery Gergiev conductging the London Symphony in Mahler's Symphony No. 9, and the Mariinsky Theatre in Donizettiu's Lucia di Lammermoor starring Natalie Dessay (PENTATONE / LSO LIVE / MARIINSKY)

SACD recordings of a concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass, ballet music of Saint-Saëns with Orchestra Victoria conducted by Guillaume Tourniaire, and D'Indy's Symphony On a French Mountain Air (with pianist Martin Helmchen), Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 2 and Chausson's Soir de fete, with Marek Janowski and the Suisse Romande Orchestra (CSO LIVE / ALBA / PENTATONE)

SACD issues of a concert performance of Wagner's Parsifal with Jaap van Zweden conducting, two overtures by Wagner and music from Die Meistersinger with Neemi Järvi and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 and Capriccio Italien (CHALLENGE CLASSICS / CHANDOS / PENTATONE)

String Quartets 4-6 by Elliott Miles McKinley performed by the Martinu Quartet (NAVONA)

Music of Havergal Brian: In Memoriam, Festal Dance, Symphony No. 17 and Symphony No. 32 with Adrian Leaper and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra (NAXOS)

Volume VI in the Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra series featuring live performances recorded 1990-2000 with many famous conductors and soloists ( RCOA)

Music by Tan Dun for The Banquet, Hero, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, performed by Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang and Itzhak Perlman (SONY)

Four memorable Met broadcasts: Verdi's Il trovatore with Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli, Rigoletto with Robert Merrill, Richard Tucker and Roberta Peters, Un ballo in maschera with Zinka Milanov, Jan Peerce and Marian Anderson, and Don Carlo with Franco Corelli (SONY CLASSICAL)

Music of Havergal Brian: Symphonies 10 and 30, English Suite No. 3 and Concerto for Orchestra with Martyn Brabbins and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (DUTTON)

DVD videos of Verdi's Otello with Jon Vickers, Renata Scotto and Cornell MacNeill and an abridged version of Mozart's Magic Flute, both from the Metropolitan Opera conducted by James Levine, and Verdi's Don Carlo with Rolando Villazón from the Royal Opera with Antonio Pappano conducting (SONY / EMI CLASSICS)

DVD videos of Metropolitan Opera productions conducted by James Levine: Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci and Simon Boccanegra, all with Plácido Domingo. and Lulu with Julia Migenes; also Simon Boccanegra from the Royal Opera with Domingo (SONY / EMI CLASSICS)

DVD videos of Rossini's Armida from the Met with Renée Flemiung, Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore from the Glyndebourne Opera, and a documentary about conductor Marek Janowski (DECCA / OPUS ARTE / HARMONIA MUNDI)

Budget reissues of music of Ravel and Prokofiev conducted by Riccardo Muti, music of Korngold including the Violin Concerto and Symphony in F Sharp, orchestral works of Honegger, and a tribute to Arturo Toscanini conducting Bach, Vivaldi and Rossini as well as excerpts from rehearsals (EMI CLASSICS / GUILD)

Piano music of Nikolai Tcherepnin played by David Witten (Toccata Classic)

Symphony No. 1 by Theofanidis, and Lieberson's Neruda Songs ( mezzo Kelley O'Connor), with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO Media)

DVD videos of Met productions of Aida and Turandot, and a Danish production of Wagner's Tannhäuser (DECCA).

DVD videos of Valery Gergiev conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in the 2011 Schönbrunn Concert, a video/digital production of Schumann's Manfred from Düsseldorf conducted by Andrey Bareyko, and a concert of Beethoven, Mozart, Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky with the West-Eastern Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim (DGG / ARTHAUS MUSIK / C MAJOR)

"The Pulitzer Project" - music of Schuman, Copland and Sowerby with the Grand Park Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kalmar (CEDILLE )

SACD issues of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with Mariss Jansons and the Concertgebouw, two organ symphonies of Widor played by Jan Lehtola, and music for harp and orchestra by Boieldieu, Villa Lobos and Rodrigo played by Catherine Michel (RCO LIVE / ALBA / PENTATONE)Historic reissues: Eugene Ormandy's first recording of Lemminkäinen Suite of Sibelius, Wagner's Flying Dutchman from Bayreuth in 1955 with Astrid Varnay and Hermann Uhde with Joseph Keilberth conducting, a large collection of music of Sir Arthur Bliss, and a 12 CD set of live recordings with Evgeny Mravinsky and the Leningrad Philharmonic (PRISTINE AUDIO / EMI CLASSICS / ERATO)

Historic reissues: the 1941 recording of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande conducted by Roger Desormiere, Albert Coates conducting Russian music, and Howard Hanson conducting music of Carter, Riegger, MacDowell, Piston, Cowell, and Loeffler (PRISTINE AUDIO)

The first two volumes of Beethoven piano sonatas in the historic recordings by Artur Schnabel (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Piano music of John Corigliano played by Ursula Oppens and Jerome Lowenthal (CEDILLE)

DVD videos of Volumes 3 and 4 in the series Great Stars of Russian Ballet, and Riemann's Medea in a Vienna State Opera production (VAI VIDEO ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL / ARTHAUYS MUSIK)

Music of Stravinsky for violin and piano played by Ray Chen with pianist Timothy Young (MELBA)

Music of Samuel Jones: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra and Symphony No. 3 performed by Christopher Olka, with the Seattle Symphony conducted by Gerard Schwarz (NAXOS)

DVD videos of Martha Argerich at the Verbier Festival playing Beethoven and Shostakovich, and a concert with the Lucerne Orchestra featuring the world premiere of Shchedrin';s Double Concerto for Piano and Cello with cellist Mischa Maisky with other music of Dvorák, Franck and Shostakovich, and an ill-fated production from Bavaria of Poulenc's Dialogue of the Carmelites (IDEALE AUDIENCE / ACCENTUS MUSIC / BELAIR CLASSICS)

DVD videos of Valery Gergiev conducting two operas of Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini from the Salzburg Festival, and Les Troyens from Valencia; Verdi's La traviata from the Royal Opera House with Renée Fleming (NAXOS / C MAJOR / OPUS ARTE)

DVD videos of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera with Plácido Domingo and Sir Georg Solti conducting, Halévy's Clari with Cecilia Bartoli and Adam Fischer on the podium, and Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame in a Paris Opera production conducted by Gennady Rozhdestensky (ARTHAUS MUSIK / DECCA)

Rudolph Simonsen's Symphonies 1 and 2 and Overture in G minor with the South Jutland Orchestra conducted by Israel Yinon (cpo)

Vasily Petrenko conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Shostakovich's Symphonies 1 and 3 (NAXOS)

Historic acoustic recordings of Albert Coates conducting the London Symphony in music of Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and Glinka (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Simon Trypceski plays Rachmaninoff's Concertos 1 and 4 and the Paganini Rhapsody with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Khatia Buniatishvili plays piano music of Liszt, Murray Perahia plays Bach keyboard concertos, and historic performances by Alexander Brauilowsky, Shura Cherkassky and Rudolf Serkin (AVIE / SONY CLASSICAL / GUILD)

Music of Joseph Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, Morning's Embrace, and Chasing Light, performed by percussionist Christopher Lamb with the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero (NAXOS)

George Antheil's opera The Brothers in a production in a Bochum production conducted by Steven Sloane (cpo)

Historic reissues: early Reiner recordings of Mozart, Brahms, Debussy and Liebermann, Jascha Horenstein's Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Howard Hanson conducting music of Loeffler, Thompson and two of his own works, and most of Bernard Haitink's Ravel recording with the Concertgebouw Orchestra (PRISTINE AUDIO / NEWTON CLASSICS)

Music of Morton Gould: Fanfare for Freedom, Saint Lawrence Suite, Jericho Rhapsody, Derivattions for Clarinet and Band, and West Point Symphony performed by the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble directed by Scott Weiss (NAXOS)

A program of Schubert lieder performed by baritone Matthias Goerne with pianist Alexander Schmalcz (HARMONIA MUNDI)

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Furtwängler's Symphony No. 2 (TELDEC)

The world premiere of the opera Kepler by Philip Glass with Dennis Russell Davies conducting (OMM)

A two-CD reissue set of music of Schreker, Schmidt and Busoni with various orchestras and ensembles conducted by Fabio Luisi, Hans Bauer, Daniell Revenaugh and Franz Welser-Möst (EMI CLASSICS)

Reissues of recordings by sopranos Rita Streich, Giannina Arangi Lombardi, and Margaret Sheridan; tenor Richard Crooks, and contralto Stephanie Blythe (NEWTON CLASSICS / PREISER / EMI CLASSICS)

SACD issues of Kurt Masur conducting the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in orchestral music of Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade with the Russian National Orchestra directed by Carlo Ponti, and a guitar recital by Petri Kumela (PENTATONE / ALBA)

SACD releases of symphonies of Szymanowski with the Warsaw Philharmonic conducted by Antoni Wit, and Vivaldi's The Seasons featuring Cho-Liang Lin (both on Blu-Ray Audio), and SACD issues of Schubert's Symphony No. 9 with Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and Haydn's The Seasons with Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony (NAXOS / CHANNEL CLASSICS / LSO LIVE)

Christian Thielemann in DVD videos of Beethoven's Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9 with the Vienna Philharmonic, Beethoven's Missa Somemis performed at a commemorative concert in Dresden, and the German Requiem of Brahms performed in Munich (C MAJOR)

Music of Havergal Brian: Symphony No. ll, Symphony No. 15, concert overtures For Valour and Comedy Overture, and Dr. Merryheart with the RTE Orchestra conducted by Tony Rowe and Adrian Leaper (NAXOS)

DVD videos of Verdi's La Forza del Destino from LaScala with Montserrat Caballé and José Carreras, and two disks featuring historic performances by "Great Stars of Russian Ballet" (VIDEO ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL)

DVD videos of Puccini's Tosca from Zurich with Emily Magee and Jonas Kaufmann, Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra playing Bruckner's Symphony No. 8, and the 2010 Nobel Prize Concert with violinist Joshua Bell, Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Orchestra in music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius (DECCA / ARTHAUS MUSIK / ACCENTUS)

"Keeping Score: Mahler, Origins and Legacy," with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony including Mahler's Symphony No. 1 (SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY)

Music of Grazyna Bacewicz: Piano Quintets 1 and 2, and Piano Sonata No. 2 featuring pianist Krystian Zimerman (DGG)

Walton's Facade with Dame Edith Sitwell and Peter Pears, early orchestral works of Walton with Sir Adrian Boult and the London Philharmonic, Julian Sitkovetsky playing violin concertos of Sibelius and Paganini, Stravinsky's 1967 recording of Perséphone, and a collection of Stravinsky orchestral works conducted by Charles Dutoit (PRISTINE AUDIO / NEWTON CLASSICS)

SACD issues of the Berlioz Requiem with chorus and orchestra directed by Sylvain Cambreling, two piano concertos of Rota played by Janne Mertanen, and Suk's Symphony No. 1 and Ripening with Jiri Behlohlavek conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra (GLOR / ALBA / CHANDOS)

Mahler's Symphony No. 10 in Carpenter's edition performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lan Shui, coupled with Qigang's Five Elements (AVIE)

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in Tchaikovsky, pianist Stefano Bollani plays Gershwin with Riccardo Chailly conducting, the complete concertos of Glazunov conducted by José Serebrier, York Bowen's two symphonies conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, and music of Ravel featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimaro with Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra (DGG / DECCA / WARNER CLASSICS / CHANDOS)

Historic reissues: Arturo Toscanini's first and last concerts with the NBC Symphony, RAIS recordings conducted by Sergiu Celibidache, and Wagner's Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdammerung in Wilhelm Furtwängler's 1953 La Scala performances (GUILD / AUDITE / PRISTINE AUDIO)

SACD issues of Mikhail Pletnev conducting the Russian National Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Beethoven overtures with Kurt Masur and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and music of Van Der Aa, Kettiong, Keuris, Gubaydulina and Nas performed by the Royal Concergebouw conducted by Ed Spanjaard and David Robertson (PENTATONE / RCO LIVE)

DVD Blu Ray boxed set of Mahler's symphonies 1 through 7, with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado (EUROARTS)

Verismo arias sung by tenor Jonas Kaufmann, "A Lesson in Love" with soprano Kate Royal, soprano Anna Netrebko sings Pergolesi, and historic reissues from sopranos Gré Brouwenstijn and Elisabeth Schumann (DECCA / EMI CLASSICS / DGG / NEWTON CLASSICS)

SACD issues of Andrew Davis conducting music of Holst (The Planets, Beni Mora, Japanbese Suite), The Planets presented by the Houston Symphony and conductor Hans Graf as "An HD Odyssey," and Eben's Organ ConcertoNo. 1 played by Gunther Rost (CHANDOS / HOUSTON SYMPHONY / OEHMS)

Music of Franz Schmidt: Concertante Variations on a Theme of Beethoven and Piano Concerto in E flat played by Markus Becker with Eiji Oue conducting the NDR Radio Philharmonic (cpo)

Five operas from Met Archives: Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Beethoven's Fidelio, and two by Wagner: Die Walküre and Die Meistersinger; operatic arias sung by soprano Anneliese Kupper (SONY CLASSICAL / [PREISER)

A Vienna concert by Arcadi Volodos, a Chopin recital by Yundi, Garrick Ohlsson playing Liszt, Marc-André Hamelin playing his own works, and historic recordings by Grigory Ginzburg (SONY CLASSICAL / HYPERION / BRIDGE / EMI CLASSICS / APR)

Paavo Järvi conducts the Cincinnati Symphony in Streetscape and DeeopWoods by Coleman, Higdon's Fanfare Ritmico, Slalom by Pann, Halcyon Sun by Holland , and Network by Puts (CINCINNATIU CSOM)

The Ohio Light Opera Company directed by Stevedn Byess performes Sousa's El Capitan (ALBANY TROY)

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson sings Berlioz' Les Nuits d'été and a group of arias by Handel with Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (PBP 01)

Marin Alsop conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in music of Michael Daughherty: Route 66, Ghost Ranch, Sunset Strip, and Time Machine (NAXOS)

Arturo Toscanini's 1945 NYP Gala Concert, Sir Adrian Boult's Nixa/Westminster recordings of Britten and Elgar, Marguerite Long plays Ravel, Milhaud and Debussy, scenes from Walton's Troilus and Cressida, and Furtwängler's 1953 La Scala Das Rheingold (GUILD / FIRST HAND / PRISTINE AUDIO)

Robert Spano leads the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Orchestra in Higdon's The Singing Rooms, Singleton's Praisemaker, and Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy (TELARC)

Historic reissues: Willem Mengelberg and the Concertgebouw playing Beethoven's Symphonies 6 and 7, Jascha Heifetz plays Mendelssohn's concerto with Toscanini, Beecham and Munch; Leopold Stokowski conducts Bartók, Gould and Schoenberg, Sir Thomas Beecham conducts Haydn and Mozart, and Aram Khachaturian conducts his own music (PRISTINE AUDIO / EMI CLASSICS)

William Berz conducts the Rutgers Wind Ensemble in music of Mackey (Strange Humors), Daughterty (Raise the Roof, Brooklyn Bridge), and Syler (The Hound of Heaven) (NAXOS)

Blue Ray Audio issues of Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mahler's Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand), and Chopin's complete works for piano and orchestra with pianist Eldar Nebolsin (NAXOS)

SACD issues of Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 with Marek Janowski and the Suisse Romande Orchestra, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 with the Gürzenich Orchestra directed by Dmitrij Katienko, and sonatas of Brahms played by violinist Arabella Steinbacher and pianist Robert Kulek (PENTATONE / OEHMS)

SACD issues of Andrew Litton conducting Appalachia and The Song of the High Hills by Delius, Schumann's complete Manfred conductded by Bruno Weil, and music from Wagner's Tristan and Isolde and two overtures with Neemi Järvi and the Royal Scottish Orchestra (CHANDOS / PREISER)

Musto's opera Bastianello and Bolcom's opera Lucrezia, performed by vocalists with pianists Barrett and Blier (BRIDGE)

SACD releases of Sir Colin Davis conducting the London Symphony in performances of Walton (Belshazzar's Feast/Symphony No. 1) and Nielsen (Symphonies 4 and 5), and a collection of music for brass performed by the Bay Brass (LSO LIVE / HYPERION)

24 Preludes in Jazz Style and other piano music of Nikolai Kapustin played by the composer (BOHEME)

Music for violin and percussion by Daugherty, Harrison, Walsh and Puts performed by Mark Rush, violin; Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet, Gary Cook, percussion, and the Arizona Percussion Ensemble (ALBANY TROY)

Strauss's Enoch Arden performed by speaker David Ripley with pianist Chad R. Bowles (JRI)

Three symphonies by Leif Segerstam played by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Lisa Batiashvili plays music of Shostakovich, Kancheli, Pärt and Rachmaninoff, horn virtuoso Zbigniuew Zuk plays music of Jevtic, Arnold, Turner, Ristori, Plog anbd Koetsier, ballet music of Easdale played by the BBC Wales Orchestra conducted by Rumon Gamba, and orchestral music of August Enna with Michael Hofstetter conducting (ONDINE / DGG / ZUK / CHANDOS / CPO)

Music of Peter Lieberson: Red Garuda (with Peter Serkin and the New York Philharmonic conducted by James Conlon; Rilke Songs with soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Bagatelles, and the Piano Quintet with Serkin and the Orion String Quartet (BRIDGE)

DVD videos of Metropolitan Opera productions of Salome with Karita Mattila, Doctor Atomic with Gerald Finlay, and Madama Butterfly with Patricia Racette (SONY CLASSICAL)

 

DVD videos of Ioan Holender's Farewell Concert from the Vienna State Opera, Janácek's The Cunning Little Vixen in a 1965 German video with Václav Neumann conducting, and a Hallmark Hall of Fame 1958 film of Kiss Me, Kate (DGG / ARTHAUS MUSIK / VAI VIDEO INTERNATIONAL)

DVD videos of Mahler's Symphonies 5 and 9 with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, and the Berlin Philharmonic's 1997 New Year's Eve Concert with Anne Sophie Von Otter, Roberto Alagna, Bryn Terfel, pianist Mikhail Pletnev and violinist Gil Shaham, with Claudio Abbado conducting (ACCENTUS / EUROARTS / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

DVD videos of two symphonies of Szymanowski with Antoni Wit conducting the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with tenor Rafal Bartminski and pianist Jan Krzystof Broja, an organ recital with Simon Johnson playing the Grand Organ of St. Paul's Cathedral of London, and Spectral Strands, music for viola and electronics featuring Garth Knox and Brian O'Reilly (ICA CLASSICS / PRIORY / WERGO)

Music of Daugherty, Maslanka and Rouse performed by the Frost Wind Ensemble at the University of Miami directed by Gary Green (NAXOS)

SACD issues of music of Ives and Copland with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, piano music of Shostakovich and Shchedrin played by Joachim Kwetzinsky, and Simone Young conducting the Hamburg Philharmonic in Symphony No. 1 by Brahms (OEHMNS / 2L / SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY)

SACD issues of Verdi's Otello with soloists and the London Symphony conducted by Sir Colin Davis, Beethoven's piano concertos 4 and 5 with Yevgeny Sudbin, Osmo Vânska and the Minnesota Orchestra, and orchestral music of Bartók, Kodály and Ligeti played by the Gulbenkian Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Foster (LSO LIVE / BIS / PENTATONE)

Seven more welcome reissues in the Classic Film Scores Series, featuring music of Bernard Herrmann, Miklós Rózsa, Franz Waxman, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Steiner and David Raksin, plus Classic Film Scores for Bette Davis featuring the National Philharmonic conducted by Charles Gerhardt (RCA)

Music of Donald Reid Womack: Walk Across the Surface of the Sun, and other works for small ensemble (ALBANY TROY)

Historic reissues: Willem Mengelberg's 1940 Beethoven Ninth, Wilhelm Furtwängler's last performance of the same work, Sir Thomas Beecham conducts A Mass of Life by Delius, and Eugene Ormandy conducts the Philadelphia orchestra in Iberia by Albeniz (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Music of Kerry Turner: Karankawa, Introduction and Main Event, Tuba Concerto, and Concerto for Low Horn and Chamber Orchestra with soloists and Sinfoniua Iuyventus directed by Dariusz Wisniewski (ALBANY TROY)

Deems Taylor's opera Peter Ibbetson in a production conducted by Gerard Schwarz (NAXOS)

Historic vocal reissues: contraltos Jeanne Gerville-Réache and Madame Charles Cahier; tenors Kurt Baum, Gianni Poggi and Albert da Costa, and baritone Cesare Siepi (PREISER)

Important historic reissues: Leopold Stokowski's return to the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1960, Otto Klemperer's 1950 Holland Festival performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 with the Concertgebour, Wilhelm Furtwängler's 1944 performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 8, and Julius Katchen playing Dohnányi and Rachmaninoff with Sir Adrian Boult conducting (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges and Shéhérazade performed by soloists, choruses and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alastair Willis (NAXOS)

DVD videos of the 2009 Nobel Concert featuring pianist Martha Argerich and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov, Lorin Maazel conducting the Berlin Philharmonic in his arrangement of music from Wagner's Ring, and Menotti's Der Konsul in a German TV production (EUROARTS / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

DVD videos of Beethoven's symphonies 4, 5 and 6 with Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic, Vacláv Neumann conducting Dvorák's Symphgony No. 9 and Janácek's Missa Glagolitica, and Mariss Jansons conducting Bavarian forces in Schöenberg's Gurrelieder (C MAJOR / ARTHAUS MUSIK / BR KLASSIK)

DVD videos of a documentaries about soprano Montserrat Caballé, and tenors of the 78rpm era; and the Bolshoi Ballet production of The Flames of Paris (EUROARTS / MEDICI ARTS / BEL AIR CLASSICS)

DVD videos of Strauss's Elektra from the Bavarian Opera with soprano Linda Watson and Christian Thielemann conducting , and documentaries: Sophia - Biography of a Violin Concerto and A Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya (OPUS ARTE / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

DVD videos of three operas by Rimsky-Kotsakov: The Tsar's Bride, The Golden Cockerel, and Mozart and Salieri; Dargomyzhsky's The Stone Guest, and Borodin's Prince Igor, all in performances taped in Russia (VAI VIDEO INTERNATIONAL)

Music of James MacMillan: Seven Last Words From the Cross, Christus Vincit, and "Nemo te condemnavit..here in hiding" performed by the Dmitri Ensemble led by Graham Ross (NAXOS)

Baritone Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber perform lieder of Gustav Mahler (RCA)

Hilary Hahn plays violin concertos of Higdon and Tchaikovsky with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic directed by Vasily Petrenko, Hamish Milne plays piano concertos by Goetz and Wieniawski, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic play Tchaikovsky's complete Nutcracker Ballet, Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra play an all-Warner program, and premiere recordings of music by Oskar Fried with the Berlin Radio Orchestra directed by Mathias Foremmy (DGG / HYPERION / EMI / CAPRICCIO)

Natalie Dessay sings scenes from Richard Strauss operas, countertenor Bejun Mehta sings Handel, countertenor Philippe Jaroussky sings Caldara, concert performances by baritone Pavel Lisitsin, and historie recordings by tenor Josef Traxel (VIRGIN CLASSICS / HARMONIA MUNDI / PREISER)

Orchestral music of Charles Ives with the Malmo Symphony Chorus and Orchestra conducted by James Sinclair (NAXOS)

Klaus Tennstedt in a live Berlin Philharmonic concert of Mussorgsky, Prokofiev (with Horacio Guttierez) and Dvorak; Sir Thomas Beecham in a BBC production of The Trojans, Reger's Hiller and Mozart variations with Karl Böhm and Paul Van Kempen conducting, the 1928 recording of Verdi's Aida, and a reissue of the 1952 Boris Godunov with Boris Christoff (TESTAMENT / PRISTINE AUDIO / GUILD / SOMM / BRILLIANT CLASSICS)

Marin Alsop conducts the Bournemouth Symphony in Symphonies 5 and 6 of Roy Harris (NAXOS)

DVD videos of Renée Fleming with the Berlin Philharmonic at Waldbühne, Puccini's Tosca from the Met with Karita Mattila, and a coupling of Ullman's The Broken Jug and Zemlinskyh's The Dwarf presented by the Los Angeles Opera directed by James Conlon (EUROARTS / VIRGIN CLASSIFS / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

DVD videos of Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann from the Paris Opera, Sallinen's The Red Line from the Finnish National Opera, and Wagner's Rienzi from Berlin Deutsche Oper (ARTHAS MUSIK / ONDINE)

DVD videos of Szymanowski's King Roger from the Bregenz Festival, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 with Yuri Temirkanov and the Verbier Festival Orchestra, and a Royal Philharmonic Orchestra documentary, "Batons, Bows and Bruises." (C MAJOR / IDEALE AUDIENCE / RPO)

DVD videos of Claudio Abbado conducting the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra in Prokofiev, Berg, and Tchaikovsky; the Lucerna Festival Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with Magdalena Kozená, and Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Yuja Wang (EUROARTS / ACCENTUS)

DVD videos of Julia Fischer playing Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3 and Grieg's Piano Concerto with Matthias Pintscher conductiung, a recital by soprano Karita Mattila, and a Salzburg concert with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Pierre Boulez with pianist Daniel Barenboim (DECCA / ONDINE / C MAJOR)

DVD videos of Chopin's piano concertos played by Nikolai Demidenko and Evgeny Kissin, Tchaikovsky's opera-ballet Cherevichki, and Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci from the Zurich Opera (ACCENTUS / OPUS ARTE / ARTHAUS MUSIK)

DVD videos of Orff's Carmina Burana with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in St. Petersburg, and Gounod's Faust from the Royal Opera House with Roberto Alagna and Bryn Terfel (EUROARTS / EMI CLASSICS / DECCA)

DVD videos of Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos with Deborah Voight and Natalie Dessay from the Met, Verdi's Rigoletto from the Dresden Opera with Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Flórez, and a historic video of Shostakovich's The Nose conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky (VIRGIN CLASSICS / VAI VIDEO)

DVD videos of historic Hamburg Opera productions of Mozart's The Magic Flute and Beethoven's Fidelio, and a film on the life of Chopin that includes some historic performances (ARTHAUS MUSIK / IDEALE)

The Chicago Chamber Musicians play music of Brahms: Trio for Piano, Violin and Horn, Op. 40, and the Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115 (SUMMIT)

Leif Ove Andsnes plays Rachmaninoff's Concertos 3 and 4, Alice Sara Ott plays concertos of Tchaikovsky and Liszt, Lang Lang's recital in Vienna, and two concerts by pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk (EMI CLASSICS / DGG / SONY CLASSICAL / VAI)

SACD issues of music of Ravel with Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony, Shostokovich's Symphonies 2 and 11 with the Mariinsky Orchestra conducted by Gergiev, and Beethoven's Symphonies 4 and 6 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer (LSO LIVE / MARIINSKY / CHANNEL CLASSICS)

SACD issues of music of Berlioz, Ravel and Debussy with Gary Bertini conducting, Verdi's Requiem in a live performance by the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra directed by Riccardo Muti, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänska (CAPRICCIO / CSO LIVE / BIS)

SACD issues of Korngold's Symphony, Op. 40 with the Strasbourg Philharmonic conducted by Mark Albrecht, and two performances of Bruckner's Symphony No. 8, one with the Dresden State Orchestra conducted by Christian Thielemann, the other with the Suisse Romande Orchestra directed by Marek Janowski (PENTATONE / PROFIL)

SACD issues of Seiji Ozawa and the San Francisco Symphony playing Dvorák's Symphony No. 9, concerted works of Mendelssohn played by Martin Helmchen with Philippe Herreweghe conducting, and the German Requiem of Brahms in a Berlin performance with Marek Janowski on the podium (PENTATONE)
SACD issues of a group of Chinese recorder concertos featuring Michala Petri, chamber music of Dohnányi played by the Kocian Quartet, and a collection of songs relating to death sung by mezzo-soprano Marianne Kielland (2L / DA CAPO / PRAGA)

SACD releases of Mahler lieder with soloists and the San Francisco Symphony directed by Michael Tilson Thomas, Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with soprano Christiane Oelze and baritone Michael Volle, with Markus Stenz conducting, and orchestral music of Knudage Riisager with Thomas Dausgaard conducting (SFO / OEHMS / DA CAPO)

SACD issues of major works by Langgaard with Thomas Dausgaard conducting, music of Haydn arranged for oboe, and music of Henze and Berg with the Essener Philharmonic directed by Stefan Soltesz (DA CAPO / CARO MITIS / CYBELLE)

John Harbison's Full Moon in March, Mirabai Songs and Exequien for Calvin Simmons performed by soloists with the Boston Modern Orchestra project directed by Gil Rose (BMOP SOUND).

David Maslanka's Procession of the Academics and A Carl Sandburg Reader, and Kimberly Archer's Symphony No. 3, with soloists and the Illinois State University Wind Symphony directed by Stephen Steele (ALBANY TROY).

Six reissues from Charles Gerhardt's RCA Classic Film Score series in remasterings from original analog stereo tapes (SONY)

Major historic releases: Stokowski's two 1958 concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, early recordings by Fritz Reiner, and Robert Casadesus playing Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain with Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting, and Beethoven's concertos 1 and 4 with Van Beinum on the podium (PRISTINE AUDIO)

Baritone Simon Keenlyside with pianist Malcolm Martineau performing Schumann's Dichterliebe and Lieder of Brahms (SONY)

SACD releases of Bartók's two violin concertos played by Arabella Steinbacher with Marek Janowski conducting, reissues of music of Bach and Vivaldi with distinguished soloists and I Musici, and music of Portuguese composers with soloists from the Berlin German Opera and the Eosander Quartet (PENTATONE / NCA)

SACD releases of a collection of Finnish folk music performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir directed by Paul Hillier, music of Dukas, Ravel and Koechlin with Marc Albrecht and the Strausbourg Philharmonic, and Marek Janowski with the Pittsburgh Symphony in music of Berlioz (HARMONIA MUNDI / PENTATONE)

SACD releases of Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony in Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel, a suite from Der Rosenkavalier, and Four Last Songs (with soprano Anja Hartero), Neemi Järvi conducting the Hague Residency Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 7, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Wagner including excerpts from Parsifal, Lohengrin and Tannhäuser (BR KLASSIK / CHANDOS).

SACD releases of five Mozart symphonies with James Levine and the Boston Symphony, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and Violin Concertos 3 and 4 performed by Scott and Lara St. John with Eric Jacobsen conducting, and organ music of Bach, Böhm and Buxtehude played by organist Martin Neu (BSO CLASSICS / ANCALAGON / AUDITE)

Music of Thomas Adès: Trevot, Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths," 3 Studies from Couperin, Overture, Waltz and Finale from Powder Her Face performed by violinist Anthony Marwood, the Berlin Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and conductors Thomas Adès, Simon Rattle and Paul Daniel (EMI CLASSICS)

The Metropolitan Brass Quartet plays music of Gervaise, Gabrielli, Adolphe, Hovhaness, Simon and Starer (MSR CLASSICS)

DVD videos of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West with Daniela Dessi and Fabio Armillato, Puccini's Edgar with José Cura, Amarilli Nizza and Juylia Gertseva, and a documentary about Valery Gergiev (ARTHAUS MUSIK / BEL AIR CLASSICS)

A budget price package of Carlos Kleiber's videos including two New Year's Concerts, two performances of Der Rosenkavalier, Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus, and music of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms (DGG)

Organist Cameron Carpenter in concert (CD and DVD), Alica Sara Ott plays Liszt, Nicolai Lugansky plays Chopin, and Mozart's Concertos 24, 25, 26 and 27 played by Alicia De Larrocha and Vassily Primakov (TELARC / DGG / DECCA / BRIDGE)

Alonda da la Parra conducts the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in a program of Mexican music; music of David Matthews: Symphonies 1, 3 and 5 conducted by Martyn Brabbins, and seven shorter works directed by George Vass, and two recordings of Alfredo Casella's Symphony No. 2, one conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, the other by Francesco La Vecchia (SONY CLASSICAL / DUTTON LABORATORIES / CHANDOS / NAXOS)

Gerard Schwarz conducts the Seattle Symphony Orchestra in music of Bright Sheng: Red Silk Dances, Tibetan Swing, The Phoenix, and H'un (Lacerations): In memoriam 1966-1976 (NAXOS)

Siegfried Wagner's opera Der Schmied von Marienburg, with soloists, chorus and orchestra conduycted by Frank Strobel (MARCO POLO)

The Tempest, an opera by Thomas Adès in a production from the Royal Opera House featuring Simon Keenlyside, conducted by the composer (EMI)