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The distinctive Trout Quintet is the reason to acquire this fine album.
Three of Xenakis' innovative orchestral works are performed by Arturo Tamayo, the Orchestra Sinfonica RAI, and the Resident Orchestra of the Hague.
Decca / Mercury / Mercury Nashville
Another modest, winning collection of straight-ahead, old-fashioned country.
English polyphony of the 15th century is not for everybody, but here it takes a big step forward in intelligibility.
Darrell Ang and the Orchestre National de Lille present overtures from Offenbach's operettas and the youthful Ouverture à grand orchestre.
Interscope / Polydor
Double-disc retrospective includes one CD of remastered vintage favorites and a new song, and a second CD of radically reworked versions.
Scott McCaughey and company bring us a doozy of a Christmas gift with this set of rockin' original tunes for the holidays.
Marking the 50th anniversary of The King's Singers, this is an entirely new recording containing 60 tracks that represent the group's repertory.
A French song recording in which everything comes together.
Performing settings of poems by Baudelaire and Goethe, soprano Mary Bevan delivers an atmospheric program that reveals her profound artistry.
Orange Mountain Music
The Trial is the first Philip Glass opera to receive its premiere in the U.K., and this recording is taken from the 2014 premiere.
San Francisco Symphony
This is an excellent accomplishment for Tilson Thomas as he nears the end of his San Francisco tenure.
The English Baroque pop cult hero delivers a stripped-down late-career highlight produced by members of the Ladybug Transistor.
Predictably lush and pretty set of R&B-hued ballads that add some surprise touches of cosmic country and '70s soft rock to the mix.
Renaud Capuçon / Gérard Caussé / Bertrand Chamayou / Marie-Pierre Langlamet / Edgar Moreau / Emmanuel Pahud
Hearing a group of Debussy works in traditional forms together is of considerable interest; these performances are attractive.
René Jacobs and the Freiburger Barockorchester present Pierre-Henri Dutron's 2016 revision of Süssmayr's completion of Mozart's Requiem.
Mercury / Virgin EMI
Rush's fifth studio album gets grand reissue treatment with a 1978 concert, covers of set classics, and an unreleased studio experiment.
This 2017 Erato release by soprano Sabine Devieilhe has multiple strengths that propelled it onto the charts.
Septura's fifth volume is one of the strongest, filled with songs and orchestral pieces not immediately associated with a brass ensemble.
A standout holiday release, sung from the Vatican's manuscripts, with sumptuous sound adjusting easily from the majestic to the intimate.
BBC / Polydor / Universal
The first official release of the Rolling Stones' BBC sessions from 1963-1965.
The result of a collaboration between the English indie folk trio and the New York chamber sextet is both intricate and graceful.