In our look at our editors' classical reviews from February, Mohammed Fairouz ties together music, art, and history on the album Follow, Poet, while The Great Animal Orchestra, by Richard Blackford and conducted by Martyn Brabbins, utilizes the sounds of wildlife. Gloria Cheng asked composers famous for their film scores to write music for piano, and Clare Hammond presents the music of Roxanna Panufnik alongside that of her father Andrzej. For anyone who likes new music, these are just a few of the highlights found among our recent classical reviews, which also include several lesser-known works of the Baroque and Romantic eras.



Blair Sanderson
Authentic Quartet - János Végh: String Quartets
Maurizio Carrettin - SyntEnergheia Project
Diana Damrau - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 92, 93 & 97-99
Danae Dörken - Fantasy
Gustavo Dudamel, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - Wagner - Dudamel
Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra - Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Clare Hammond - Reflections: The Solo Piano Works of Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik
Paavo Järvi, Orchestre de Paris - Dutilleux: Métaboles; Sur le même accord; Symphonie No. 1
Simon Johnson - Franck: Symphony; Cantabile; Pièce Héroïque; Rédemption
Vladimir Jurowski, Ryan Wigglesworth, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4; Symphony No. 8
Bálint Karosi, Canto Armonico - Bach: Clavierübung III - The Chorales
The Knights - The Ground Beneath Our Feet
Maria Lettberg - Alexander & Julian Scriabin: Opus Posthum
Maria Lettberg - Die Zaubergarten
Ciro Longobardi - Luc Ferrari: Exercises d'improvisation
Alexander Melnikov - Hindemith: Sonatas for...
Garrick Ohlsson - Scriabin: Complete Poèmes
Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Elgar: Symphony No. 1; Cockaigne Overture
Deborah Voigt, Jeffrey Tate - Divine

James Manheim
Aurora Orchestra - Road Trip
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Janácek: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1
Eric Berlin - Fantastique: Premieres for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble
Martyn Brabbins, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Richard Blackford: The Great Animal Orchestra; Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
Ronald Brautigam, Die Kölner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 21
The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood - Tallis: Ave, rosa sine spinis
Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Johann Adolf Hasse: Siroe, Re di Persia
Gloria Cheng - Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Handel: Music for Queen Caroline Handel: Music for Queen Caroline
Natalie Dessay - Natalie Dessay de l'Opéra à la Chanson
Simone Dinnerstein, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kristjan Järvi - Broadway-Lafayette: Ravel, Lasser, Gershwin
Mohammed Fairouz - Follow, Poet
John Eliot Gardiner, Maria João Pires, London Symphony Orchestra - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 "Scottish"; Overture – The Hebrides; Schumann: Piano Concerto
Vivica Genaux, Simone Kermes - Rival Queens
Alban Gerhardt, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Josep Caballé-Domenech - Romantic Cello Concerto, Vol. 6: Vieuxtemps, Ysaÿe
Angela Hewitt - Liszt: Piano Sonata; Dante Sonata; Petrarch Sonnets
René Jacobs, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin - Emilio de Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo
Serge Kakudji, Rodriguez Vangama, Fabrizio Cassol- Coup Fatal
Paul Lewis - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Schumann: Fantasie Op. 17
Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Haydn Symphonies Nos. 57, 67, 68
Zubin Mehta, Vienna Philharmonic - New Year's Concert 2015
Rebecca Miller, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - CPE Bach: Symphonies
Rachel Barton Pine - Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos; Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364
Quatuor Hermès - Schumann: 3 string quartets, Op. 41
Jean Rondeau - Bach Imagine
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Flight of Angels: Francisco Guerrero, Alonso Lobo
Stephen Stubbs, Paul O'Dette, Boston Early Music Festival - Agostino Steffani: Niobe, Regina di Tebe
Yevgeny Sudbin, Bergen Philharmonic, Andrew Litton - Medtner: Piano Concerto No. 3; Scriabin: Piano Concerto
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton - Ēriks Ešenvalds: Northern Lights
Voces8 - Lux
Tianwa Yang - Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Violin Concerto No. 2 'The Prophets'; Concerto Italiano
Sonya Yoncheva - Paris, mon amour