Perhaps you did some travelling in August, to visit new places or old friends. Our reviewers did exactly this, through recordings. The journey began with Couperin's collection of suites entitled Les Nations. Messiaen's suite, Des canyons aux étoiles..., was inspired by the landscape of Utah. The Vienna Philharmonic's Sommernachtskonzert has become almost as big a tradition as its New Year's Day concert. The operettas Sally by Jerome Kern and Maria de Buenos Aires by Piazzolla took our reviewers to other times as well as other places. Safe travels, everyone!

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Blair Sanderson
Emer Buckley, Jochewed Schwarz - François Couperin: Les Nations - Sonates et Suites de Symphonies en Trio, Vol. 2
Chiara String Quartet - Bartók by Heart
Dennis Russell Davies, Maki Namekawa, Sinfonieorchester Basel - Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka
Pauliina Fred, Aapo Häkkinen - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord
Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette
Alan Gilbert, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival - Messaien: Des canyons aux étoiles
Franz Hauk, Bavarian Classical Players - Johann Simon Mayr: Overtures
Elizabeth Kenny, Phantasm - John Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Norbert Kraft, Jeffrey McFadden - Fernando Sor: 24 Progressive Lessons, Op. 31; 6 Little Pieces, Op. 32
Denis Matsuev, Mariss Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Rhapsody
Mitzi Meyerson - John Jones: Eight Setts of Lessons for the Harpsichord
Noriko Ogawa - Noriko Ogawa plays Erik Satie on an 1890 Erard piano, Vol. 1
Silesian String Quartet - Grazyna Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: The Sacred Cantatas
Various Artists - Schönberg: Piano Arrangements by Webern, Berg, Busoni, Schönberg, Stein
Various Artists - Bruno Walter: Piano Quintet; Violin Sonata
Mario Venzago - Bruckner 0-9

James Manheim
Mark Bebbington, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Leon Botstein - Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F; Variations on "I Got Rhythm"
Maurizio Benini Leoncavallo: Zazà
Semyon Bychkov, Wiener Philharmoniker - Sommernachtskonzert 2016
Carice Singers John Ireland, E.J. Moeran: Choral Music
Choir of the Chapel Royal, Huw Williams, Martyn Noble - Adeste Fideles: Christmas Carols from Her Majesty's Chapel Royal
Chiaroscuro Quartet - Hadyn: 'Sun' Quartets Op. 20 Nos. 1-3
Norman del Mar - Granville Bantock: The Complete Omar Khayyám
Yaniv d'Or - Latino Ladino: Songs of Exile & Passion from Spain and Latin America
Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles - Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires
Isabelle Faust, Thomas Riebl - Alessandro Rolla: Duets for violin & viola
Oliver Gledhill, Tadashi Imai - W.H. Squire: Miniatures for Cello and Piano
Reinhard Goebel, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie - Leopold Mozart: Serenade in D-Dur für Trompete und Posaune; Konzert in Es-Dur für zwei Hörner; Neue Lambacher
Hebrides Ensemble, Synergy Vocals - James MacMillan: Since it was the Day of Preparation
Philippe Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic - Igor Stravinsky: Threni; Requiem Canticles
Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6; Dvorák: Rusalka Fantasy
The King's Singers - Christmas Songbook
The Choir of King's College Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury - Evensong Live 2016
Magdalena Kožená, Matthew Polenzani, Andrea Rost, Thomas Quasthoff - Brahms: Lieder & Liebeslieder Waltzes
Henning Kraggerud, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 5
Light Opera of New York - Jerome Kern: Sally
Lincoln Trio- Trios from our Homelands: Rebecca Clarke, Arno Babajanian, Frank Martin
Hannu Lintu - Erikki Melartin: Traumgesicht; Marjatta; The Blue Pearl
The Marian Consort, Berkeley Ensemble, David Wordsworth - Stabat Mater: Sacred Choral Music by Lennox & Michael Berkeley
Pumeza Matshikiza - Arias
Moscow Patriarch Choir of Christ the Saviour Cathedral - Hidden Music of the Russian Church
Choir of New College Oxford, St. James' Baroque, Robert Quinney - John Blow: Symphony Anthems
New York Polyphony - Roma Æterna
Natasha Paremski - Natasha: Brahms, Kahane, Prokofiev, Balakirev
Playground Ensemble String Quartet - Loretta K. Notareschi: String Quartet OCD
Maurizio Pollini, Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann - Brahms: Klavierkonzerte Nr. 1 & 2
Rasumovsky Quartett - Friedrich Theodor Fröhlich: Complete String Quartets
Kriss Russman, BBC National Orchestra of Wales- George Butterworth: Orchestral Works
Sergey Schepkin - Bach: The Six Partitas
The Choir of St John's Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha - Christmas with St John's
Translantic Ensemble- Havana Moon
Trio Solisti - Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Various Artists - Jaakko Kuusisto: Glow
Wells Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens - John Tavener: Missa Wellensis
John Williams - Guitar Master: The Ultimate Collection
See Siang Wong - Cinema Classics: The Piano at the Movies