​Modern reinterpretations of the classics, contemporary compositions and painstaking recreations of the great masters are all represented in our editors' collection of classical album reviews from November.



Blair Sanderson
Hansjörg Albrecht - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Leif Ove Andsnes - The Beethoven Journey: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5
Arditti Quartet, Claron McFadden - Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios
Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim - Mozart, Schubert, Stravinsky: Piano Duos
Julian Bliss - Nielsen, Mozart: Clarinet Concertos
Florian Boesch, Malcolm Martineau - Schubert: Schwanengesang
Brentano String Quartet - Beethoven: The Late String Quartets Op. 130; Grosse Fuge Op. 133
John Butt - Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier
Yondani Butt, London Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Casal Quartet - Genesis 1757: F.X. Richter - Seven String Quartets, Op. 5
Peter Richard Conte, Rossen Milanov, Symphony in C - The Wanamaker Organ: Centennial Concert
Edo de Waart, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra - Wagner: Symphony in C; Tristan und Isolde; Siegfried Idyll
Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison, Michael Bloss - The Wonder of Christmas
Mahan Esfahani - Rameau: Pièces de Clavecin
John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 8
Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach - Schubert: Winterreise
Gould Piano Trio - Hummel: Piano Trios, Vol. 1
Hélène Grimaud - Hélène Grimaud: The Complete Warner Classics Recordings
Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert D'Astrée - Handel: Messiah
Kirill Karabits, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphonies 1 & 2; Sinfonietta
Florence Malgoire, Les Dominos - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Concerts en sextuor
Tomoko Mukaiyama / Ludovic Morlot / Seattle Symphony - Raskatov: Piano Concerto "Night Butterflies"; Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
James O'Donnell, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Poulenc: Organ Concerto; Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 ("Organ")
Andrew Rangell - A Chopin Recital
John Morris Russell, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Carnival of the Animals
Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante les 24 Violons, Collegium Vocale Gent - Rameau's Funeral, Paris 27. IX. 1764: Jean Gilles - Messe des Morts
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Handel: Best of Messiah
Michael Tilson Thomas, Yuja Wang - Masterpieces in Miniature
Shai Wosner - Schubert: Moments Musicaux; Piano Sonata; Mazzoli: Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos

James Manheim

Alamire, David Skinner - The Spy's Choirbook
Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - La Passione
Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Bach: Mass in B minor
Baroque Band, Garry Clarke - Maurice Greene: Overtures
Cecilia Bartoli - St. Petersburg
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Manchester Camerata, Gábor Takács-Nagy - Haydn: Piano Concertos
Andrea Bocelli - Opera: The Ultimate Collection
The Canadian Brass - The Great Wall of China
Renaud Capuçon, Khatia Buniatishvili - Franck, Grieg, Dvorák
Giuliano Carmignola - Bach: Violin Concertos
La Cetra, Andrea Marcon - Antonio Caldara: La Concordia de' Pianeti
City of London Choir, London Mozart Players, Hilary Davan Wetton - Flowers of the Field
Danish String Quartet - Wood Works
Sir Andrew Davis - Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius; Sea Pictures
Joyce DiDonato - Stella di Napoli
Franco Fagioli - Il Maestro: Porpora arias
Joel Fan, Northwest Sinfonietta, Christophe Chagnard - Dances for Piano and Orchestra
Nelson Freire, Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly - Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"; Sonata Op. 111
Marc-André Hamelin - Debussy: Images; Préludes II
Peter Hill - La Fauvette Passerinette: A Messiaen Première with birds, landscapes & homages
The Hilliard Ensemble - Transeamus
Philippe Jaroussky - Vivaldi: Pietà
Julian Lloyd Webber, Jiaxin Lloyd Webber - Vivaldi: Concertos for Two Cellos
Antonio Pappano - Rossini: Overtures
Patricia Petibon, Susan Manoff - La Belle Excentrique
Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar'
Jonathan Plowright - Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 2; Variations; Three Intermezzi; Scherzo
Choir of Royal Holloway, Felicity Lott, Rupert Gough - Hymns to Saint Cecilia
Sergey Schepkin - Bach: The Six French Suites
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610
Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Handel: Heroes from the Shadows
Alisa Weilerstein - Solo