Our classical editors stay busy all year sifting through the multitude of classical recordings that come through, from recordings of works from the masters to their contemporary followers. Take a look through the albums our classical editors dug into during August, from interpretations of the works of Schubert and Beethoven to albums from modern figures like organist Cameron Carpenter and pianist (and one-time Metallica collaborator) Lang Lang.



Blair Sanderson
Claudio Abbado - Schubert: Symphony No. 7 "Unfinished"; Beethoven: Symphony No. 2; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Archaeus Quartet, Timothy Lines - York Bowen: String Quartet Nos. 2 & 3; Phantasy-Quintet
Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from Lugano 2012
Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2013
Anna Bonitatibus - Semiramide: La Signora Regale - Arias & Scenes from Porpora to Rossini
Camerata Pacifica - John Harbison: String Trio; Four Songs of Solitude; Songs America Loves to Sing
Cameron Carpenter - If You Could Read My Mind
Thomas Dausgaard, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3-5
Gustavo Dudamel, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - The Liberator (Libertador) [Original Soundtrack]
Eva Fampas - Greek Guitar Music
Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Alban Gerhardt, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Weigle - The Romantic Cello Concerto, Vol. 4: Hans Pfitzner
Gary Graffman - The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection
Evelyn Herlitzius, Christian Thielemann - Richard Strauss: Elektra
Piers Lane, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley - Malcolm Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos
Lang Lang, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach - Sommernachtskonzert (Summer Night Concert) 2014
Offenburg String Trio - Julius Röntgen: The Late String Trios
Garrick Ohlsson - Schubert: Piano Sonatas; "Wanderer" Fantasie
Sakari Oramo, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra - Elgar: Symphony No. 1; Cockaigne (In London Town)
Simon Rattle - Rachmaninov: The Bells; Symphonic Dances
Sviatoslav Richter - Richter Plays Schubert Live
François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles - Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps; Petrouchka
John Storgårds, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - Sibelius: Complete Symphonies; 3 Late Fragments
Mario Venzago, Konzerthausorchester Berlin - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
Simone Young - Bruckner: Studiensinfonie

James Manheim
The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood - Thomas Tallis: Missa Puer natus est nobis
Carice Singers, George Parris - Peter Warlock: Choral Music
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge; Graham Ross - Stabat Mater Dolorosa: Music for Passiontide
Ensemble Marsyas - J.F. Fasch: Quartets; Concertos
Gerald Finley, Julius Drake - Schubert: Winterreise
Andreas Frölich, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Eduard Topchjan - Mozart: Piano Concertos KV 238 & 415
John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir - Vigilate!
Edward Gardner, Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Walton: Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto
Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge - In Praise of Saint Columba
Yasunori Imamura - Spanish Music for Vihuela from the Time of Charles V
The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, Mark Williams - My Beloved's Voice: Sacred Songs of Love
Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy; Six Maeterlinck Songs
Michail Lifits - Plays Mozart
Rui Lopes, English Chamber Orchestra - Through Time
Alessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Handel, Caldara: Carmelite Vespers 1709
Bobby Mitchell - Haydn: Fortepiano Sonatas, Adagio & Variations
New College Choir, Oxford; Edward Higginbottom - Illumina: Music of Light
Antonio Pappano - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Beethoven: Prometheus
James Rhodes - 5
Rose Consort of Viols - Serenissima: Music from Renaissance Europe on Venetian Viols
Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony - Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione; Five Pieces for String Orchestra
Howard Shelley - Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 2
Marek Stilec, Czech National Symphony Orchestra - Zdenék Fibich: Symphonic Poems
Joanna Strzelecka-Orlowska - Fanny Hensel: The Year in Italy
Ralph van Raat - Rzewski: Four Pieces; Hard Cuts; The Housewife's Lament
Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5
Les Vents Français - French Music for Winds - 20th-Century Wind Quintets
Arcadi Volodos - Volodos Plays Mompou
Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum, Ernst Kovacic - Janácek: Chamber Works
Yale Schola Cantorum, Simon Carrington - Sing, ye Birds, a Joyous Song
Sinn Yang, Harald Oehler - Vivaldi, Piazzolla: 8 Seasons