Here are some of the things that caught the attention of our reviewers among recent releases: historic recordings of Béla Bartok as the pianist in his own music; a re-issue of the 1980s-era recording of Morton Subotnick's Double Life of Amphibians; Granada 1013-1526, Jordi Savall's latest project utilizing music and recitations to describe the culture of a historical era; and finally, Leonard Slatkin conducting Aaron Copland's rarely-heard ballet Hear Ye! Hear Ye!. What will you find?





Blair Sanderson
Julie Albers, Joyce Yang, David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony Orchestra - Michael Torke: Three Manhattan Bridges
Béla Bartók - Bartók: The Pianist
Sophie Bevan, Malcolm Martineau - Songs by Max Reger
Cantar alla Viola - Blas de Castro: Complete Polyphonic Works
Michael Gielen - Michael Gielen Edition, Vol. 2: Bruckner - Symphonies Nos. 1-9
Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Le Parnasse français
Nicolas Hodges - Walter Zimmermann: Voces Abandonadas
Kent Nagano, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie
Eldar Nebolsin, Michael Stern, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2; Concert Fantasia
Orlando Consort - Machaut: A Burning Heart
Paolo Pandolfo - Marais 1689: Pièces à une et à deux violes et basse continue
Leonard Slatkin, Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Copland: Appalachian Spring; Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Quatuor Van Kuijk - Mozart
Various Artists - Her Majesty's Music
Tianwa Yang, JoAnn Falletta - - Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale - Suite; Octet; Les noces
Sophie Yates - The Pleasures of the Imagination: English 18th Century Music for the Harpsichord

James Manheim
Marin Alsop, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6; Waltz Suite
Nicolas Altstaedt - C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos
Ludmil Angelov, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Kiradjiev - The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 68: Moszkowski, Schulz-Evler
Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice - Pierre de La Rue: Missa Nuncqua fue pena mayor, Missa Inviolata
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, Stephen Darlington - The Sun Most Radiant: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 4
Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale 1704, Vaclav Luks- Zelenka: Missa Divi Xaverri, ZWV 12; Litaniae des Sancto Xaverio, ZWV 156
Mahan Esfahani - Bach: Goldberg Variations
José Ferrero, Marco Socías - Rodrigo: Serranilla
Benjamin Frith - John Field: Piano Concerto No. 7; Irish Concerto
Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol. 2
Thibaut Garcia - Leyendas
Stewart Goodyear- Beethoven: Favorite Piano Sonatas
Giancarlo Guerrero, Nashville Symphony - Michael Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon a Castle
Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Dmitri Hvorostovsky Sings of War, Peace, Love and Sorrow
Emma Johnson - English Fantasy: Music for Clarinet & Orchestra
Jerzy Maksymiuk, Polish Chamber Orchestra- Encores
Stephen L. Mosko, Calarts Twentieth Century Players - Morton Subotnick: Music for the Double Life of Amphibians
Anna Netrebko - Verismo
Alice Sara Ott- Wonderland
Sophie Pacini - Beethoven, Liszt: Solo Piano
Carolyn Sampson- Come All Ye Songsters
Jordi Savall, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI- Granada 1013-1526
Jordi Savall, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI - Ramon Llull: Temps de conquestes, de diàleg i desconhort
Bright Sheng, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra - Intimacy of Creativity
Mariusz Smolij, Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV - Eugene Zador: Biblical Triptych
St. Albans Abbey Girls Choir, Tom Winpenny - William Mathias: Choral Music
Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas
Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Arvo Pärt: The Deer's Cry
Raphael Wallfisch, John York - Rebecca Clarke: Music for Cello & Piano
Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell - Taverner: Western Wynde Mass; Missa Mater Christi Sanctissi
Carolin Widmann, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann
Pablo Ziegler, Christopher O'Riley - Tango Nuevo