Along with new recordings of Strauss tone poems, Chopin piano concertos, symphonies by Tchaikovsky and Elgar, and new choral music, April also delivered several releases that will be of interest to Baroque music fans. Relatively new to audiences, pianist Beatrice Rana has recorded Bach's Goldberg Variations, while veteran Murray Perahia has tackled the French Suites. Lutenist William Carter performs Bach, but not the expected lute music; instead, he has transcribed solo violin and cello works. Beyond Bach, Elizabeth Kenny's Theatre of the Ayre reconstructs a courtly masque, and Musica Secreta and Celestial Sirens sample music that may have been written by Leonora d'Este, the daughter of Lucretia Borgia.






Blair Sanderson
Paul Agnew, Les Arts Florissants - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Vol. 3 - Venezia
Ivor Bolton, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra - Clementi: Symphonies
William Carter - Bach Reimagines Bach
Seong-Jin Cho, Gianandrea Noseda, London Symphony Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades
Imogen Cooper - Liszt & Wagner
Mark Elder, Hallé Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Mark Elder, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Wagner: Lohengrin
Liza Ferschtman, Het Gelders Orkest, Kees Bakels - Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Op. 64; String Octet, Op. 20
Pablo Heras-Casado - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18
Kristjan Järvi, Baltic Sea Philharmonic - Wagner: The Ring - An Orchestral Adventure
Catharina Kroeger, Monica Lonero - Alma Mahler: Lieder und Gesänge; Patrizia Montanaro: Canto di Penelope
Jun Märkl, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Symphony in C Major; Symphony in E major (fragment)
Musica Secreta, Celestial Sirens - Lucrezia Borgia's Daughter: Princess, nun and musician

James Manheim
Thomas Adès, London Symphony Orchestra - Thomas Adès: Asyla; Tevot; Polaris
Mark Bebbington - The Piano Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams
Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs
Rafał Blechacz - Johann Sebastian Bach
The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood - Tallis: Spem in Alium
Giuliano Carmignola, Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti - Vivaldi: Concerti per due violini
Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Bach: Widerstehe doch der Sünde; Ich habe genug; Vergnügte Ruh'
Andrew Davis, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Charles Ives: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3
De Profundis, David Skinner - Ribera: Magnificats & Motets
Amy Dickson - Glass
Florilegium - Telemann: Concertos & Cantata Ihr Völker Hört
Rumon Gamba, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - British Tone Poems, Vol. 1
John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 14/1, Op. 49, Op. 31/1, Op. 81a
Paavo Järvi, NHK Symphony Orchestra - Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Don Juan
Alexander Liebreich, RIAS Kammerchor, Münchener Kammerorchester - Tigran Mansurian: Requiem
Paul McCreesh - Haydn: The Seasons, 1801
Johannes Moser - Elgar & Tchaikovsky
National Youth Orchsetra of Great Britain, Edward Gardner - Holst: The Planets; Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Bartlomiej Niziol - Romantic Violin Concerto, Vol. 20: Stojowski, Wieniawski
Andreas Ottensamer - New Era
Antonio Pappano, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra - Elgar: Symphony No. 1; In the South
Murray Perahia - Johann Sebastian Bach: The French Suites
The Choir of Queen's College Oxford, Owen Rees - A New Heaven
Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations
Sandro Russo - Rachmaninov: Solo Piano Works
Howard Shelley - Classical Piano Concerto: Franz Xaver Mozart, Muzio Clementi
Grigory Sokolov - Mozart, Rachmaninov: Concertos & "A Conversation That Never Was"
Theatre of the Ayre, Elizabeth Kenny - The Masque of Moments
Trio Mediæval, Arve Henriksen - Rimur
Ayana Tsuji, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Halász - Charles-Auguste de Bériot: Violin Concertos Nos. 4, 6 and 7
Antoni Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Stanisław Moniuszko: Ballet Music