​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 October.



Blair Sanderson
Marin Alsop, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 1 'Classical' & 2; Dreams
Leif Ove Andsnes - The Beethoven Journey: Piano Concerto No. 5; Choral Fantasy
Oleg Caetani, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Gounod: Symphonies Nos. 1-3
Thomas Dausgaard, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Gustavo Dudamel, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Asher Fisch, Seattle Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Gilbert Kalish - Haydn: Sonata; Beethoven: Bagatelles; Schubert: Sonata
Herbert von Karajan - Schoenberg; Berg; Webern
Lang Lang, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Mozart Album
Eric le Sage - Beethoven: The Last Three Sonatas
Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Berio: Sinfonia; Calmo; Ritirata Notturna di Madrid
Zubin Mehta - Bruckner 7
Zubin Mehta - Bruckner 8
Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony Orchestra - John Luther Adams: Become Ocean
Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Let the Season In
Riccardo Muti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
Gerhard Oppitz - Schubert: Piano Works, Vol. 12
Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert, Choir of the English Concert - Haydn, Pinnock: Complete Recordings
François-Xavier Roth, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg - Richard Strauss: Tone Poems, Vol. 3
Baiba Skride, Vasily Petrenko, Lauma Skride - Karol Szymanowski: Violin Concertos; Myths
Terje Tønnesen, Camerata Nordica - Visions Fugitives: Music for Strings
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, David Curtis, Orchestra of the Swan - Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Violin Concerto; Elgar: Introduction and Allegro; Serenade for Strings
John Wilson, The John Wilson Orchestra - Cole Porter in Hollywood

James Manheim
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Bach: Italian Concerto; French Overture; Aria Variata
Bach Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill - Howells: Stabat Mater; Te Deum; Sine nomine
Joshua Bell, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Bach
Brooklyn Rider - The Brooklyn Rider Almanac
Renaud Capuçon, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Distant Light
Chamber Choir Ireland, Paul Hillier - Carols from the Old & New Worlds, Vol. 3
Bradley Colten - Ernst Bacon: The Complete Works for Solo Guitar
Alice Coote, The English Concert, Harry Bicket - Handel Arias
Andrew Davis, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - Arnold Bax: Phantasy; Four Orchestral Pieces; Overture, Elegy & Rondo
Plácido Domingo - Encanto del Mar: Mediterranean Songs
Renée Fleming - Christmas in New York
Jennifer France, Jonathan McGovern, Malcolm Martineau - Debussy: Songs, Vol. 3
Edward Gardner, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Verdi: Macbeth
Edward Gardner, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Vol. 2
Jonas Kaufmann - You Mean the World to Me
King's Singers - Postcards
Denis Kozhukhin - Haydn: Piano Sonatas
Anja Lechner, François Couturier - Moderato Cantabile
Jack Liebeck, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins - The Romantic Violin Concerto, Vol. 17: Bruch
Anne Akiko Meyers, London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin - The American Masters: Barber, Corigliano, Bates
Steven Osborne - Medtner: Sonata Romantica; Skazki; Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No. 2; Corelli Variations
Artur Pizarro, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins - The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 64: Oswald, Napoleão
Rachel Podger, Daniele Caminiti, Marcin Swiatkiewicz - Perla Barocca: Early Italian Masterpieces
Seraphic Fire - Reincarnations
Raphaël Sévère, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Adam Laloum - Brahms: Sonata No. 1 & 2 for Clarinet and Piano; Trio in A minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Handel: Jephtha
Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha - Thomas Tomkins: When David Heard
The Boys of St. Paul's Choir School - Christmas in Harvard Square
Andreas Staier - Schumann: Variationen & Fantasiestücke
Stile Antico - From the Imperial Court: Music for the House of Hapsburg
Tenebrae, English Chamber Orchestra, Nigel Short - Will Todd: Lux et Veritas
Alexandre Tharaud - Mozart, Haydn: Jeunehomme