Last month, our classical reviewers discovered a plethora of symphonies among the newest releases. There were the oft-heard symphonies of Bruckner, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, and Berlioz, but there were the much-less frequently encountered symphonies of Havergal Brian, William Walton, and Alfred Schnittke, and the practically unknown ones of Hans Gal. For vocal music enthusiasts, there's a new album by Philippe Jaroussky, who "could sing a list of URLs and sound pretty good." There is also a good supply of contemporary music for violin: Tim Fain giving the world premiere of Phillip Glass's Partita; Angèle Dubeau playing Einaudi; and Kerenza Peacock in new works by Oliver Davis.



Blair Sanderson
Avi Avital - Vivaldi
József Balog - Liszt: Transcendental Études
Pierre Boulez - Pierre Boulez in Moscow
Myung-Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Engegård Quartet - Franz Schubert, Maja Ratkje, Benjamin Britten, Joseph Haydn
Tim Fain - Tim Fain Plays Philip Glass: Partita for Solo Violin
Lance Friedel, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Great Comedy Overtures
Kirill Gerstein, James Gaffigan - Tchaikovsky 1; Prokofiev 2
Stewart Goodyear, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Heiko Mathias Förster - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3
Marc-André Hamelin - Mozart: Piano Sonatas
Stephen Hough - Grieg: Lyric Pieces
Bryan Hymel - Héroïque: French Opera Arias
Neeme Järvi - Eugen Suchon: Symfonietta Rustica; Baladická Suita; Metamorfózy
Philippe Jordan, Wiener Symphoniker - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
Vladimir Jurowski, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin - Alfred Schnittke: 3rd Symphony
Dmitri Kitayenko, Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne - Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2; Vocalise
Louis Lortie - Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 4: Waltzes; Nocturnes
Brad Lubman, Ensemble Signal - Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (Complete Ballet); Pavane
Sakari Oramo, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra - Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 2 'The Four Temperaments'; Symphony No. 6 'Sinfonia Semplice'
Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles - France-Espagne: Chabrier, Massenet, Ravel, Debussy
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski - Bruckner: Symphony No. 3
Marc Soustrot, Malmö Symphony Orchestra - Saint-Saëns: Symphonies, Vol. 2
Katrina Szederkényi - Fantasias & Fugues: Music for Harp
Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Amira Willighagen - Amira
Simone Young - Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

James Manheim
Academy of Ancient Music - Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Accentus, Laurence Equilbey - Félicien David: Le Désert
Thomas Adès, Calder Quartet - Twenty-Fifth Hour: The Chamber Music of Thomas Adès
Pavol Breslik, Amir Katz - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin
Cappella Romana, Alexander Lingas - Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week, Op. 13; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Chants for Holy Week
Marzio Conti, Alexandre da Costa, Oviedo Filarmonia - Saint-Saëns
Ottavio Dantone - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford, Jonathan Manson - Flow my tears: Songs for Lute, Viol and Voice
Angèle Dubeau, La Pietà - Ludovico Einaudi: Portrait
Antonino Fogliani - Rossini: Guillaume Tell
Gould Piano Trio, David Adams - Stanford: Piano Trio No. 2; Piano Quartet No. 1
Günter Haumer, Ruby Hughes, Ben Johnson, Roger Vignoles - Richard Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 7
Philippe Jaroussky, Quatuor Ebène, Jérôme Ducros - Green: Mélodies françaises sur des poèmes de Verlaine
Sophie Karthäuser, Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances - Michel-Richard de Lalande: Leçons de Ténèbres
Julian Lloyd Webber, English Chamber Orchestra - And the Bridge is Love
Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford; Daniel Hyde - Jubilate Deo: Matthew Martin - Sacred Choral Works
The Marian Consort - Christmas with the Shepherds
Daniel Müller-Schott, Francesco Piemontesi - Britten, Prokofiev, Shostakovich: The Cello Sonatas
Andreas Ottensamer - Brahms: The Hungarian Connection
Matthew Owens, Wells Cathedral Choir - Bob Chilcott: St. John Passion
Kerenza Peacock, London Symphony Orchestra, Paul Bateman - Oliver Davis: Flight
Martin Roscoe - Erno Dohnányi: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 3
José Serebrier,Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Dvorák: Symphony No. 8; Legends
The Sixteen, Eamonn Dougan - Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki: Conductus funebris; Litaniae de Providentia Divina; Missa Rorate caeli
Grigory Sokolov - The Salzburg Recital
Taizé - Music of Unity & Peace
Takács Quartet, Marc-André Hamelin - Shostakovich: Piano Quintet; String Quartet No. 2
Trinity College Choir, Cambridge, Stephen Layton - Leighton: Crucifixus
Rosemary Tuck, English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge - Czerny: Bel Canto Concertante
Alexander Walker, New Russia State Symphony Orchestra - Havergal Brian: Symphonies Nos. 6, 28, 29 and 31
Paul Watkins, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Walton: Symphony No. 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten
Kenneth Woods, Orchestra of the Swan - Hans Gál: The Four Symphonies