This past month, our reviewers sampled the usual Beethoven, Mahler, and Mozart, but you'll find many of the nominees for Classical Grammy Awards are also in the mix.



Blair Sanderson
Rudolf Barshai - Beethoven: Symphonies
Stefan Blunier, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, WDR Rundfunkchor Köln - Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Florian Boesch, Roger Vignoles - Schubert: Der Wanderer
Lawrence Brownlee - Rossini: Virtuoso Arias
Ann Crumb, Patrick Mason - George Crumb: Voices from the Heartland; Sun and Shadow
Endellion String Quartet - Britten: String Quartets Nos 1, 2, 3; 3 Divertimenti
FLUX Quartet - Feldman: String Quartet No. 1; Structures; Three Pieces
Lorenzo Gatto, Benjamin Levy, Orchestre de Chambre Pelléas - Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Romances
Joolz Gale, Ensemble Mini - Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 9
Stewart Goodyear - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
Giancarlo Guerrero, Nashville Symphony - Roberto Sierra: Sinfonía No. 4; Fandangos; Carnaval
Steven Isserlis, Olli Mustonen - Martinu: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-3; Works by Sibelius and Mustonen
Jenö Jandó - Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross
John Lubbock, Orchestra of St. John's - Mozart: Requiem; Ave verum corpus
Antonello Manacorda, Lisa Larsson, Het Gelders Orkest - Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Meta4 - Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 5
Hervé Niquet - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour
Sakari Oramo, Vienna Philharmonic - Per Nørgård: Symphonies 1 & 8
Pumeza Matshikiza - Voice of Hope
Quadriga Consort - 14 Tales of Mystery
André Rieu, Johann Strauss Orchestra - Love in Venice
Alexandre Tharaud - Moderne
Cédric Tiberghien - Karol Szymanowski: Masques; Métopes; Études
Jos van Immerseel - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
Llyr Williams - Wagner Without Words

James Manheim
Piotr Anderszewski - Bach: English Suites 1, 3 & 5
Anonymous 4, Bruce Molsky - 1865
Florian Boesch, Malcolm Martineau - Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin
Boston Early Music Festival - Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers; La Couronne de Fluers
Brigham Young University Singers - Eric Whitacre: Choral Works, Vol. 1
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist - The Rosary: Mysteries, Meditations & Music
Richard Egarr, Academy of Ancient Music - Bach: Orchestral Suites
JoAnn Falletta, London Symphony Orhcestra - Jack Gallagher: Symphony No. 2 'Ascendent'; Quiet Reflections
A Far Cry, David Krakauer - Dreams & Prayers
Leon Fleisher - All the Things You Are
Ingrid Fliter - Chopin: Preludes
Martin Fröst - Brahms: Clarinet Quintet & Trio; 6 Songs
Manfred Honeck, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Dvorák: Symphony No. 8; Janácek: Symphonic Suite from Jenufa
Herbert von Karajan - The Christmas Album
Simon Keenlyside - Something's Gotta Give
Alain Lefevre - Chopin: 24 Preludes
Valentina Lisitsa - Chopin, Schumann: Études
Mike Marshall, Turtle Island Quartet - Mike Marshall & the Turtle Island Quartet
John McCabe, John Snashall - John McCabe: Composer, Pianist, Conductor
Mozart Piano Quartet - Hugo Stähle: Piano Quartet Op. 1; Antonín Dvorák: Piano Quartet Op. 23
Riccardo Muti - Riccardo Muti Conducts Mason Bates and Anna Clyne
Maki Namekawa - Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes
Anna Netrebko, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim - Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder; Ein Heldenleben
Nidaros Cathedral Choir - Torbjørn Dyrud: Out of Darkness
Gordan Nikolic - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14
PARTCH - Harry Partch: Plectra and Percussion Dances
Jordi Savall, Pedro Estevan - La Lira d'Esperia II: Galicia
Seraphic Fire, Jacqueline Kerrod, Patrick Dupré Quigley - Candlelight Carols: Music for Chorus and Harp
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Spirit, Strength & Sorrow
Claudius Tanski - Mozart: Sonata KV. 457 C minor; Beethoven: Sonata Op. 111 C minor; Schubert: Sonata D. 840 C major "Relique"
Taverner Choir & Consort, Andrew Parrott - Promise of Ages
Robin Ticciati, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Schumann: The Symphonies
Trio Mediaeval - Aquilonis
Robin Tritschler, Malcolm Martineau - No Exceptions, No Exemptions
Various Artists - Britten to America: Music for Radio and Theatre
Jason Vieaux - Play
Anne Sofie von Otter - Douce France
Xiayin Wang - Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2; Preludes