Holst's The Planets and Elgar's Enigma Variations are paired on this vivid hybrid SACD from BIS.
Gugnin presents a portrait of Shostakovich that explores his early avant-garde phase, and his piano music after the Soviet's ban.
Superbly detailed Schubert on an 1820 fortepiano.
Anne Laver plays a recital of organ music that approaches the concept of celestial light from different perspectives.
Breathtakingly virtuosic yet sensitive performances of these early 20th century standards.
The final volume in Delphian's European Music Archaeology Project offers fragments and reconstructions of ancient Greek music.
A groundbreaking treatment of the theremin by Carolina Eyck, who mixes it with her own voice.
Christopher Jacobsen plays organ favorites by Saint-Saëns, Poulenc, and Widor in this organ extravaganza from the audiophile label Pentatone.
Claudio Abbado's critically acclaimed live recordings of Bruckner's First and Ninth Symphonies are paired in this 2019 package from Accentus.
Cédric Tiberghien reveals a strong aptitude for the late piano works of Franz Liszt in the Années de pélerinage, troisîème année and other pieces.
Sensational Tchaikovsky performed by the young violinist Daniel Lozakovich.
Awe-inspiring performances reflect on the fugue and its continuing significance, with a blistering performance of Beethoven's Grosse Fuge.
Not only a vivid reduction of Tchaikovsky's score but a novel presentation with text by one of the septet's members.
Deliberate, beautifully detailed reading of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1.
Elizabeth Kenny's recital of old and new works for theorbo reveals its potential beyond its historical use as a basso continuo instrument.
Emmanuelle Bertrand gives spontaneous performances of Bach's Cello Suites, playing an early 18th century cello with a Baroque bow.
Superb, highly dramatic readings of Bach's lute suites on guitar.
The distinctive sonorities of Les Siècles' early Romantic instruments make Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and Les Francs-Juges burst with color.
The Fantasies in Five Parts by English composer John Jenkins receive polished performances by the Netherlandish viol consort, The Spirit of Gambo.
Gabriel Feltz and the Stuttgart Philharmonic present a unified and powerful reading of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection").
Magisterial Brahms from a giant of American pianism.
The Hermitage Piano Trio presents Rachmaninoff's piano trios in exceptional multichannel sound provided by Reference Recordings.
Densely expressive chamber works by Szymanowski and others, played with passionate commitment.
An all-Schumann program that may surprise some listeners is presented live by John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Semyon Bychkov's The Tchaikovsky Project includes the six numbered symphonies, the three piano concertos, and other orchestral works.
The Klenke-Quartett's recordings of Mozart's "Haydn" Quartets and "Prussian" Quartets have been reissued in five-CD set.
Superb, sensuous performances of Couperin's set that claimed to evoke national styles.
A thoroughly impressive Baroque program from the Netherlands' teenage recorder prodigy.
Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra deliver a powerful performance of Bruckner's most deeply religious symphony.
Following their 2018 Missa Solemnis recording, Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan present Beethoven's Ninth in a lean and focused performance.
For his third volume of Bach's organ music on BIS, Masaaki Suzuki plays the Gottfried Silbermann organ at Freiberg Cathedral.
Pollini's chronological approach yields fresh insights from the great Chopin interpreter.
Myung-Whun Chung leads the Staatskapelle Dresden in a bracing performance of Beethoven's monumental and influential "Eroica" Symphony.
Brilliant organ recording that was the last one made at Notre-Dame cathedral before the fire of 2019.
Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra deliver an exceptional performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D major.
Pauline Kim Harris and Spencer Topel have created two ambient works that suggest the infinite through acoustic and electronic means.
Pavel Kolesnikov performs a collection of Chopin's short piano pieces, paying close attention to details and musical proportions.
Péter Eötvös leads the Frankfurt Radio Symphony in performances of his orchestral works composed between 2002 and 2017.
Continuing his series of Scarlatti's harpsichord sonatas for Mirare, Pierre Hantaï's sixth volume reveals many surprises.
Riccardo Chailly leads the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in vivid performances of Richard Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra and other tone poems.
Orchestral suites by Johann Sebastian Bach and two of his second cousins receive period performances from Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano
Sublime recording from Piau of French mélodies, familiar and new, with period instruments.
The string quartets of Debussy and Ravel bookend the single quartet of Germaine Tailleferre on this hybrid SACD from the Stenhammar Quartet.
Unjustly neglected works by Bartók's Brahmsian predecessor are given superb performances here.
Thomas Zehetmair revisits Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, using two Baroque instruments to capitalize on their different sonorities.
Thomas Zehetmair takes Bruckner's Third at a brisk clip and delivers a clear-headed and clean performance with Musikkollegium Winterthur.
Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, violist Antoine Tamestit, and cellist Christian Poltéra explore Bach's Goldberg Variations in a fresh transcription.
Vladimir Feltsman explores the private world of Chopin's mazurkas while communicating a sense of directness and sophistication.
The latest American-trained Chinese sensation has a really distinctive way with Russian music.