Several of the albums we reviewed in the past month highlight the legacies of some great artists. There is a live recording of octogenarian Neeme Jarvi leading the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and State Choir Latvija. There are highlights of Renée Fleming's live performances at the Metropolitan Opera, and from Ludwig Güttler's favorite recordings as he retires from concert life. Decca has issued excerpts from Georg Solti's famous recording of Wagner's Ring Cycle, which it has dubbed "The Golden Ring." And yes, Bruno Walter was another legendary conductor, but he also composed, and the Aron Quartett (pictured) have recorded some of his chamber music. You'll also find artists and music here that are already starting to gift listeners with fabled performances.

Daniel Abraham, Joshua Cohen, Ensemble Sprezzatura - Altissima: Works for High Baroque Trumpet
Luciano Acocella, Patrick Kabongo Mubenga, Emmanuel Franco, Krakow Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra - Auber: Le Philtre
Marin Alsop, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra - Schumann (re-orchestraed by Mahler): Symphony No. 3 'Rhenish'; Symphony No. 4
Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, No. 13: Hornsignal
Aoi Trio - Piano Trios: Martinu No. 1, Dvorák No. 3
Aron Quartett, Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi - Bruno Walter: String Quartet; Piano Quintet
Klaudiusz Baran, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michal Klauza - Polish Accordion Concertos: Blazewicz, Majkusiak, Przybylski
Frieder Bernius, Kammerchor Stuttgart, Hofkapelle Stuttgart - Franz Schubert: Messe As-Dur D678
Esther Birringer - Debussy: Images I & II; Ballade; Masques; Arabesque No. 1; Etc.
Simon Callaghan, Symphony Orchestra St. Gallen, Modestas Pitrenas - The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 85: Reinecke
Cantus, Tove Ramlo-Ystad - Yggdrasil
Clarion Choir, Steven Fox - Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil
David Cooper, Alexander Kerr, Orion Weiss - Berkeley, Brahms, Leshnoff: Horn Trios
Cupertinos, Luís Toscano - Pedro de Cristo: Magnificat, Marian Antiphons; Missa Salve regina
Dessoff Choirs, Malcolm J. Merriweather - Margaret Bonds: Credo; Simon Bore the Cross
Dulces Exuviae, Romain Bockler, Bor Zuljan - Toutes les nuits
Frank Dupree, Rundfink-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Dominik Beykirch - Nikolai Kapustin: Piano Concerto No. 5; Concerto Op. 104; Sinfonietta Op. 49
Abdel Rahman El Bacha - Chopin: Préludes, Fantaisie, Berceuse & Barcarolle
Maxim Emelyanychev, Il Pomo d'Oro - Mozart: The Symphonies - The Beginning and the End
Vladimir Feltsman- Schumann: 'Abegg' Variations; Papillons; Davidsbündlertänze; etc.
Renée Fleming, Metropolitan Opera - Her Greatest Moments at the Met
Amanda Forsythe, Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell - Heavenly Bach: Arias & Cantatas of J.S. Bach
Julie Fuchs, Thomas Hengelbrock - Amadè
Véronique Gens, Alexandre Bloch, Orchestre National de Lille - Poulenc: La Voix Humaine
Gothic Voices, Andrew Lawrence-King - The Splendour of Florence with a Burgundian Resonance
Ludwig Güttler - In allen meinen Taten
Tine Thing Helseth, Ensemble Allegria - Seraph
Angela Hewitt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas K279-284, K309
Owain Arwel Hughes, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 5, 6 & 7
Ivan Ilić - Jongen: 13 Préludes; 24 Petits Préludes dans tous les tons
Steven Isserlis, Connie Shih - A Golden Cello Decade, 1878-1888
Neeme Järvi, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, State Choir Latvija - Neeme Järvi in Concert: Mozart, Wagner, Brahms, Reger
John Jeter, Württembergische Philharomnie Reutlingen - Price: Songs of the Oak; Concerto Overtures Nos. 1 and 2; The Oak; Colonial Dances; Suite of Dances
Thorsten Johanns, Nina Karmon, Andreas Willwohl - Josef Labor: Quintet for clarinet Op. 11; Quintet in D; Clarinet Trios
King's Singers, Fretwork - Tom & Will: Weelkes & Byrd, 400 Years
Christian Kluxen, Arktisk Filharmoni - Lasse Thoresen: Lyden av Arktis
Felix Koch, Gutenberg Soloists, Neumeyer Consort - George Philipp Telemann: Completet Cantatas Vol. 2
Ton Koopman - Handel: Five Great Suites for Harpsichord (London, 1720)
Tomáš Král, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Jarosław Thiel - Kings in the North
Christian-Pierre La Marca, Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin - Legacy
Jun Märkl, Residentie Orkest den Haag- Saint-Saëns: Dances and Ballet Music
Fiona McGown, Margaux Blanchard, Les Ombres, Sylvain Sartre - Bach-Abel Society
Tim Mead, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Sacroprofano
Midori, Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Beethoven: Sonatas for Piano & Violin
Maria Milstein, Phion Orchestra, Otto Tausk - Prokofiev: Violin Concertos
Riccardo Muti, Anita Rachvelishvili, Piero Pretti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Mark Padmore, Mitsuko Uchida - Schubert: Schwanengesang; Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte
Piatti Quartet - Boyle, Moeran, Ireland, Vaughan Williams
Beatrice Rana, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Clara & Robert Schumann: Piano Concertos
Konstantin Reymaier - César Franck: Trois Pieces & Trois Chorals
Timothy Ridout, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins - Elgar: Viola Concerto; Bloch: Suite for viola and orchestra
François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles - Les Nuits de Paris: Dance Music from Folies Bergère to Opéra
Fazil Say - Bach: Goldberg Variations
Leila Schayegh, La Centifolia - Ciaccona!
András Schiff - J.S. Bach: Clavichord
Tetiana Shafran - Piano Works by Ravel, Chopin, Tchaikovsky
Ksenija Sidorova, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Andris Poga - Arturs Maskats: Accordion Concerto; Tango; Cantus Diatonicus; My River Runs to Thee
Hopkinson Smith - Bright and Early
Georg Solti - Wagner: The Golden Ring – Great Scenes from Der Ring des Nibelungen
Andreas Staier - J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier - Erster Teil
Stile Antico - The Golden Renaissance: William Byrd
Richard Stoltzman, Alexander Jiménez, George Manahan - Anthony Iannaccone: Looking Back, Moving On
Takács Quartet - Hough, Dutilleux & Ravel: String Quartets
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Schubert: Piano Trios; Notturno; Rondo; Arpeggione Sonata
Various Artists - William McClelland: Where the Shadow Glides
Rosalind Ventris - Sola: Music for Viola by Women Composers
Orion Weiss - Arc II: Ravel, Brahms, Shostakovich
Franz Welser-Möst, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2023 New Year's Concert