In the short month of February, our reviewers found no shortage of interesting releases: 80-year-old conductor Seiji Ozawa leading a live, festival performance of Ravel's comic opera L'enfant et les sortilèges; the music of Marin Marais, usually associated with the viola da gamba, performed on a harpsichord; never-before-released recitals by legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz; and violinist Daniel Hope's tribute to his mentor Yehudi Menuhin. All in all, a pleasing diversity of music.





Blair Sanderson
Belcea Quartet, Nicolas Bone, Antonio Meneses - Berg, Webern, Schönberg: Chamber Music
Lukasz Borowicz - Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw
Martyn Brabbins, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Chagrin: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 1-6
Lance Friedel, London Symphony Orchestra - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 5
Barbara Harbach - Bach: Organ Music
Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas
Vladimir Horowitz - Vladimir Horowitz: The Unreleased Live Recordings, 1966-1983
Jakub Hrusa, Prague Philharmonia - Antonín Dvorák: Overtures
Vadym Kholodenko, Miguel Harth Bedoya - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
David Korevaar - Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in G major D. 894; Piano Sonata in A major D. 959
Klara Min - Scriabin
Sarah Nemtanu, Deborah Nemtanu - Bartók: 44 Duos
Hervé Niquet, Flemish Radio Choir, Brussells Philharmonic - Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Frankfurt Radio Symphony - Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; The Firebird (Suite 1919)
Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - The Tchaikovsky Album
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln - Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Gerd Schaller, Philharmonie Festiva - Bruckner: Symphony 6
Simon Tedeschi - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Marie van Rhijn - Marin Marais: Dans les Jardins d'Eurytus

James Manheim
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - George Frideric Handel: Water Music
Darrell Ang, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Zhou Long/Chen Yi: Symphony 'Humen 1839'; Zhou Long: The Rhyme of Taigu; The Enlightened
David Arend - Astral Travels
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: Lutheran Masses II
Andrey Boreyko, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 4 (Tansman Episodes)
Brodsky Quartet - Zemlinsky: Complete String Quartets
The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood - Tallis: Ave, Dei Patris Filia
Max Emanuel Cencic - Vinci: Catone in Utica
Imogen Cooper - Robert & Clara Schumann: Piano Works
Andrew Davis, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - Elgar: King Olaf; The Banner of Saint George
Andrew Davis, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Charles Ives: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2
Anna Dennis, William Towers, Nicholas Daniel - Elena Langer: Landscape with Three People
Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé - Le Concert Royal de la Nuit
Isabelle Faust - J.S. Bach: Complete Sonatas & Partitas
Edward Gardner - Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 3: Symphony No. 2 'Hymn of Praise'; Calms Sea and Prosperous Voyage
David Garrett - Timeless: Brahms & Bruch Violin Concertos
Valery Gergiev, Alexei Volodin, Sergei Babayan, Mariinsky Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos 4, 6 & 7; Piano Concertos Nos 4 & 5
Ann Hallenberg - Agrippina: Graun, Händel, Petti, Porpora
Harmonie Ensemble New York, Steven Richman - Gershwin by Grofé, Original Orchestrations & Arrangements; Mancini: Music for Peter Gunn
Daniel Hope - My Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin
Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Bach, Handel, Scarlatti: Gamba Sonatas
Mariss Jansons, Vienna Philharmonic - New Year's Concert 2016
Carlos Kalmar, The Oregon Symphony - Spirit of the American Range
Kirill Karabits, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphonies 4 (Op. 47) & 5; Dreams
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Stravinsky: Les Noces
Magdalena Kožená - Monteverdi
Nicholas McCarthy - Solo
ORA - Upheld by Stillness
Seiji Ozawa, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Ravel: L'Enfant et les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade
Žak Ozmo - Vincenzo Galilei: Well-Tempered Lute, Tones I-IV
Vanessa Perez - Spain
Jennifer Pike, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 4
Jonathan Plowright, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz - Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 67: Rózycki
Quadriga Consort - Winter's Delights: Early Christmas Music and Carols from the British Isles
Steve Reich - Four Organs; Phase Patterns
Dorothea Röschmann - Mozart Arias
Jordi Savall - Biber: Baroque Splendor – Missa Salisburgensis
Seraphic Fire, Patrick Dupré Quigley - Steal Away: The African American Concert Spiritual
Leonard Slatkin, Orchestre National de Lyon - Ravel: L'Heure espagnole; Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Third Coast Percussion - Thrid Coast Percussion & Steve Reich
Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell - Parry: I Was Glad; Coronation Te Deum; The Great Service; Blest Pair of Sirens