May presented our reviewers with quite a variety of music. There was some little known, Baroque, unaccompanied violin music by newcomer Augusta McKay Lodge; new double guitar concertos written by Leo Brouwer and Paulo Bellinati; the unjustly ignored music of Grazyna Bacewicz and Louise Farrenc; horn concertos dating from the period just before Mozart's concertos; the surprisingly revealing sound of Ravel's music on period instruments; and Vyacheslav Gryaznov reviving the practice of arranging orchestral music for solo piano in a way that conveys the full orchestral effect.






Blair Sanderson
Michael Endres - Gabriel Fauré: 13 Barcarolles
Isabelle Faust - Franz Schubert: Oktett
Alec Frank-Gemmill - Before Mozart: Early Horn Concertos
Valery Gergiev, Munich Philharmonic - Bruckner: Symphony No. 3
Gothic Voices - The Dufay Spectacle
Jerusalem Quartet - Debussy: Quatuor, Op. 10; Ravel: Quatuor
Augusta McKay Lodge - Beyond Bach and Vivaldi: Rare unaccompanied works for the Baroque violin
Andris Nelsons, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4; Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Rachel Barton Pine, Jory Vinikour- J.S. Bach: The Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord
Lawrence Power, Andrew Manze - Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Aufforderung zum Tanz; Andante und Rondo Ungarese
Graham Ross, Choir of Clare College Cambridge - O lux beata Trinitas
François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles - Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye; Le Tombeau de Couperin; Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie
Gerd Schaller, Philharmonie Festiva - Bruckner: Symphony No. 3
Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Mahler 6

James Manheim
Benjamin Appl, Graham Johnson - Songs of Brahms, Vol. 7
James Baillieu - Reynaldo Hahn: Chamber Music & Song, Vol. 1
Belcea Quartet, Piotr Anderszewski - Shostakovich: Quartet No. 3; Quintet
Brasil Guitar Duo, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, David Amado - Leo Brouwer: The Book of Signs; Paulo Bellinati: Concerto Caboclo
Renaud Capuçon - Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Markus Creed, Danish Radio Vokal Ensemblet - Secret Mass: Choral Works by Frank Martin & Bohuslav Martinů
Jonathan Crow, Douglas McNabney, Matt Haimovitz - Mozart Divertimento & Preludes to Bach
Andrew Davis, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica; Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra; Four Last Songs
Romain Descharmes, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Marc Soustrot - Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 4; Piano Concerto No. 5, "Egyptian"
Liza Freschtman - Korngold: Violin Concerto, Op. 35; Bernstein: Serenade after Plato's "Symposium"
Nelson Goerner - Nowakowski: Piano Quintet, Op. 17; Krogulski: Piano Octet, Op. 6
Vyacheslav Gryaznov - Russian Transcriptions
Daniel Hope - Journey to Mozart
Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien - Mozart: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6, 7, 19, 28, 35; Variations in G major; Sonata in B flat major K570
Tõnu Kaljuste, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Arvo Pärt: The Symphonies
Sheku Kanneh-Mason - Inspiration
Christoph König, Solistes Européens, Luxembourg - Louise Farrenc: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3
Adam Laloum - Brahms: Piano Concertos
Julia Lezhneva, Franco Fagioli, Coro della Svizzera Italiana, Diego Fasolis - Vivaldi: Gloria; Nisi Dominus; Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera
Ji Liu - Fire & Water
The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir - Sacred Treasures of England
Marc Mauillon - Michel Lambert: Leçons de Ténèbres
Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" & Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
Lucile Richardot, Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé - Perpetual Night
Royal Norwegian Navy Band, Bjarte Engeset - Percy Grainger: Complete Music for Wind Band, Vol. 2
Silesian Quartet - Grazyna Bacewicz: The Two Piano Quintets; Quartet for Four Violins; Quartet for Four Cellos
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Claudio Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et Salmi of 1650, Vol .2
Smith Quartet - Michael Nyman: String Quartets 5 & 4
Marek Štilec, Martinů Voices, Prague Symphony Orchestra - Leopold Koželuch: Cantata for the Coronation of Leopold II; 'Hail to the Monarch'
Christian Tetzlaff, Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Various Artists - Andrew Hamilton: Music for People
Yale Schola Cantorum, David Hill - Palestrina: Missa Confitebor tibi Domine