Our classical music reviewers seemed to be "hearing double" in March. There was a pair of recordings of Liszt's Faust Symphony, one for orchestra and one transcribed for piano; and two albums each by conductors Sir Mark Elder (choral works by Elgar and Bax, and new music by Tarik O'Regan) and Andrés Orozco-Estrada (Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 and Strauss tone poems). He of the double-name, Lang Lang, performed a new piano concerto by film composer Howard Shore, while a new recording of Bartók's Sonata for two pianos and percussion featured Cédric Tiberghien and François-Frédéric Guy.





Blair Sanderson
Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Bruckner: The Complete Symphonies
Ronald Brautigam - Beethoven, Vol. 15: Diabelli Variations
Augustin Hadelich - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole
Martin Haselböck, Vienna Academy Orchestra - Liszt: Faust Symphony
Jakub Hrusa, Bamberger Symphoniker - Smetana: Má Vlast
Mariss Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 9
István Lajkó - Liszt/Tausig: Faust Symphony
Andrew Manze, NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Lully: Persée 1770
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Frankfurt Radio Symphony - Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben & Macbeth
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Houston Symphony - Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"; 2 Slavonic Dances
Villiers Quartet - Peter Racine Fricker: The String Quartets

James Manheim
Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell - Bach: St. John Passion
Auser Musici, Carlo Ipata - George Frideric Handel: Catone
Riccardo Chailly, Filarmonica della Scala - Overtures, Preludes & Intermezzi
Contrapunctus, Owen Rees - Virgin and Child: Music from the Baldwin Partbooks, Vol. 2
Andrew Davis, Bergen Philharmonic - Vaughan Williams: Job; Symphony No. 9
Barry Douglas - Schubert: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 2
Danny Driver, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Miller - Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 70: Beach, Chaminade, Howell
Sir Mark Elder, Hallé Orchestra - Elgar, Bax: For the Fallen
Sir Mark Elder, Hallé - Tarik O'Regan: A Celestial Map of the Sky
Elora Singers, Noel Edison - Patrick Hawes: Revelation; Beatitudes; Quanta Qualia
Ensemble Polyharmonique, Alexander Schneider - Cavalli: Requiem; Grandi: Motets
Lisa Friend, Brodsky Quartet - Mozart: Flute Quartets
Gallicantus, Gabriel Crouch - Queen Mary's Big Belly: Hope for an Heir in Catholic England
Gaudete Brass - Sevenfive: The John Corigliano Effect
Goldner String Quartet, Piers Lane - Borodin: Piano Quintet; String Quartet No. 2
Yoonie Han - Granados: Goyescas
Daniel Hope - For Seasons
The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge; Mark Williams - Byrd, Britten
Lang Lang, Sophie Shao - Howard Shore: Two Concerti - Ruin & Memory, Mythic Gardens
Jan Lisiecki - Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra
Francesco Mazzonetto - Italian Piano Works
Notos Quartett - Hungarian Treasures: Bartók, Dohnányi, Kodály
Orlando Consort - Beneath the Northern Star: The Rise of English Polyphony 1270-1430
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Méhul: Uthal
François Salque, Eric Le Sage - Beethoven: Les Sonates pour Violoncelle et Piano
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Francis Poulenc: Mass in G; Un Soir de neige; Litanies a la Vierge Noire; Etc.
Masaaki Suzuki - Masaaki Suzuki Plays Bach Organ Works, Vol. 2
Cédric Tiberghien - Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion; Other Piano Music
Osmo Vänskä - Sibelius: Kullervo; Kortekangas: Migrations
Sonya Yoncheva - Handel