Rarely heard works by famous composers were among the recordings that our reviewers found this month, often on the same album as some of their more well-known music. Rachmaninov's Caprice Bohémian, an early orchestral work, was paired by Paavo Järvi and L'Orchestre de Paris with the Symphony No. 3. A re-mastered recording of The Rite of Spring by Michael Tilson Thomas and the Boston Symphony also features a brief cantata by Stravinsky, The King of the Stars.

In 1930, Sir Arthur Bliss wrote a narrative, choral symphony entitled Morning Heroes, which remarks on the consequences of war, offered here by conductor Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony. Pianist Raluca Stirbat performs the music of George Enescu, a composer better known for his orchestral and violin music. Also in this month's releases are Rufus Wainwright's opera, Prima Donna, and the first of the season's holiday selections.





Blair Sanderson
Wim Becu, Oltremontano - Coronation Music for Charles II
Myung-Whun Chung, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Juan Diego Flórez - Italia
Amanda Forsythe, Apollo's Fire - The Power of Love: Arias from Handel Operas
Stewart Goodyear - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Complete Ballet (arranged for solo piano)
Uwe Grodd, Friedemann Eichhorn, Martin Rummel, Roland Krüger - Hummel: Mozart's Symphonies Nos. 36 "Linz", 35 "Haffner" and 41 "Jupiter"
Paavo Järvi, Orchestre de Paris - Rachmaninoff: Symphonie No. 3; Caprice Bohémien; Danses Symphoniques; Le Rocher; Vocalise
Mariss Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mariss Jansons Live: The Radio Recordings, 1990-2014
Mariss Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; Šerkšnytė: Fires
Neeme Järvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - A Festival of Fucík
Philippe Jordan, Wiener Symphoniker - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 7 "Unfinished" & 8 "The Great"
Janis Kelly, Jayce Ogren, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Rufus Wainwright: Prima Donna
Peter Orth - Alexander Scriabin: 24 Preludes, Op. 11; Sergei Rachmaninov: Sonata No. 1, Op. 28
Pacifica Quartet - The Complete String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich
Sistine Chapel Choir, Massimo Palombella - Cantate Domino: La Cappella Sistina e la Musica dei Papi
Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Music for Christmas
Raluca Stirbat - George Enescu: Complete Works for Piano Solo
Masaaki Suzuki - Masaaki Suzuki Plays Bach Organ Works
Conrad Tao - Pictures
Klaus Tennstedt, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Symphony No. 5
Michael Tilson Thomas, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Igor Stravinsky: Le Roi des Étoiles; Les Sacre de Printemps
Stefan Vladar - Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit; Jeux d'eau; Sonatine pour piano; Pavane
Yuja Wang - Ravel
Varduhi Yeritsyan - Scriabin: Piano Sonatas
Yundi - Chopin: Preludes

James Manheim
Alamire, David Skinner - Anne Boleyn's Songbook
Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon - Insomnia
Katherine Bryan, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jac van Steen - Silver Bow
Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester - Brahms: Serenades
Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Bliss: Morning Heroes; Hymn for Apollo
Aleksander Debicz - Cinematic Piano
Roger Doyle - Roger Doyle: Time Machine
Franco Fagioli, Accentus, Insula Orchestra, Laurence Equilbey - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov - Brahms: Volin Sonatas; Dietrich, Schumann, Brahms: F.A.E. Sonata
Sol Gabetta, Bertrand Chamayou - The Chopin Album
Alban Gerhardt, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Stefan Blunier - Romanic Cello Concerto, Vol. 7: Fitzenhagen, Tchaikovsky
Thomas Gould - Live in Riga
Philip Higham - Bach: Suites for Solo Cello
Lang Lang - Lang Lang in Paris
Louis Lortie, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Poulenc: Piano Concertos; Aubade
Jordi Masó - Turina: Piano Music, Vol. 11
Lavinia Meijer - Voyage
Anne Akiko Meyers - Serenade: The Love Album
Yuriy Mynenko, Xavier Sabata, Max Emanuel Cencic, Valer Sabadus, Vince Yi - The 5 Countertenors
Gianandrea Noseda - Niccolò Castiglioni: La Buranella; Altisonanza; Salmo XIX
Orlando Consort - Machaut: The Dart of Love
Steven Osborne - Schubert: Impromptus, D935; Piano Pieces, D946; Hüttenbrenner Variations, D576
Hans-Christoph Rademann - J.S. Bach: Messe in H-Moll
Dorothea Röschmann, Malcolm Martineau - Portraits: Songs by Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Wolf
Matthew Rose, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Arias for Benucci
Steffen Schleiermacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Johannes Kalitzke - Alexander Mosolov: Iron Foundry; Piano Concerto No. 1
Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Sibelius: Swanwhite
Peter Serkin, Shanghai String Quartet, Weigang Li, Bright Sheng - Bright Sheng: A Night at the Chinese Opera
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music
Takács Quartet - Janácek & Smetana: String Quartets
Rolando Villazón - Treasures of Bel Canto
Voces8, Les Inventions - Benedetto Marcello: Psalms