In October, our reviewers found some interesting items among the expected symphonies and concertos. Young violinist Samuel Nebyu samples the not-often-heard music by composers of African descent. Barbara Hannigan, known for the way she easily handles modern music as a soprano, tries her hand at conducting. Comedian Bill Murray joins cellist Jan Vogler for an evening of poetry and music. And try out the original, orchestral music of George Martin, better known as the Beatles' producer.






Blair Sanderson
Armida Quartett - Fuga Magna
Hana Blaziková, Thomas Wimmer, Accentus Austria - Johann Joseph Fux: Ave Regina
John Butt, Dunedin Consort - Monteverdi: Vespers 1610
Philippe Cassard - Mendelssohn
Valdimir Feltsman - Franz Schubert: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4
Valery Gergiev, Munich Philharmonic - Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Elizabeth Hainen - Home: Works for solo harp
Barbara Hannigan, Ludwig Orchestra - Crazy Girl Crazy
Philippe Jaroussky - The Händel Album
Vladimir Jurowski, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin - Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Mahler: Totenfeier
Craig Leon, Berlin Music Ensemble - The Film Scores and Original Orchestral Music of George Martin
Jun Märkl, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra - Wagner: Concert Overtures
Oslo String Quartet - Minor Major
Phantasm - Christopher Tye: Complete Consort Music
Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - Grandissima Gravita
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pygmalion
Julia Schröder, Kammerorchester Basel - Bologna 1666
Simone Young, Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra - Bruckner: Sämtliche Sinfonien

James Manheim
Teddy Abrams, Louisville Orchestra - All In
Leif Ove Andsnes - Sibelius
Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich & Friends: Live from Lugano 2016
Saleem Ashkar - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 3, 5, 14 Moonlight & 30
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Philharmonia Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1
Samuel Boden, Thomas Walker, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - John Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell
Semyon Bychkov, Czech Philharmonic - Tchaikovsky Project: Manfred Symphony
Riccardo Chailly, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 4 - Symphony No. 5; Concerto Grosso No. 3
Gabriel Chmura, Sinfonia Iuventus - Weinberg, Prokofiev Piate Symfonie (Fifth Symphonies)
Choir of Clare College Cambridge, Graham Ross- Reformation, 1517-2017
Danish String Quartet - Last Leaf
Edward Downes, BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra - George Lloyd: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 "Proserpine"
Juan Diego Florez - Mozart
John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, London Symphony Orchestra - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 "Lobgesang"
Matthias Goerne - Bach: Cantatas for Bass
Hillary Hahn - Elgar: Violin Concerto; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Erik Satie: Socrate
Hebrides Ensemble - Last Island: Chamber Music by Peter Maxwell Davies
Peter Hill, Benjamin Frith - Russian Works for Piano Four Hands
Clare Howick, John-Paul Ekins - British Music for Violin and Piano
Philippe Jaroussky, Emöke Baráth - La Storia di Orfeo
Jonas Kaufmann - L'Opéra
George Li - Live at Mariinsky
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler - New Worlds
Samuel Nebyu - Music by Composers of African Descent
Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov - Romanza
Andrea Pandolfo, Paolo Pandolfo, Michelangelo Rinaldi - Kind of Satie
Antonio Pappano, Martha Argerich, Daniele Rossi - Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony; Carnival of the Animals
Krzysztof Penderecki, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir - Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Vol. 2: Choral Music
Michala Petri, Lars Hannibal - Garden Party
Nemanja Radulović - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Rococo Variations
Mari Samuelsen - Nordic Noir
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Vol. 7
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Henry Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King James II
Michael Spyres - Espoir
St. Johns College Choir, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha - Kyrie: Poulenc, Kodály, Janácek
Takács String Quartet, Lawrence Power - Dvorák: String Quartet Op. 107; String Quintet Op. 97
Christian Tetzlaff - J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas
Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La Mer; Ariettes Oubliées; Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande
Daniil Trifonov - Chopin Evocations
Trio Zimmermann - Hindemith, Schoenberg
Rolando Villazón, Ildar Abdrazakov - Duets
Pino de Vittorio, Laboratorio '600, Franco Pavan - Occhi Turchini: Songs from Calabria
Noa Wildschut - Mozart: Sonata, K 454; Violin Concerto No. 5; Adagio, K 261
Esther Yoo, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Tchaikovsky