Monthly Choice


Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle Elena Zhidkova, Willard White; London SO/Valery Gergiev 'This is the LSO's most successful disc under Gergiev's leadership'


Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra/Mark Wigglesworth 'Wigglesworth goes deeper than his rivals in Shostakovich Four'


Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 Dresden State Orchestra/Fabio Luisi 'A staggering performance of Bruckner's Ninth'


Partisans: By Proxy Julian Siegl (sax), Phil Robson (guitar), Thaddeus Kelly (bass), Gene Calderazzo (drums) 'This album is sure to sustain the buzz around Partisans'


Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea Soloists; Glyndebourne Chorus; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Emmanuelle Haïm 'This Glyndebourne account of Poppea is in a league of its own'


Vivaldi: Arias Magdalena Kozená (mezzo-soprano); Venice Baroque Orchestra/Andrea Marcon 'Kozená's vocal colour and intuitive style enliven Vivaldi's arias'


Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage Daniel Grimwood (piano) 'Daniel Grimwood proves an exceptional performer of Liszt'


Haydn: String Quartets Vol. 2 Jerusalem Quartet 'The Jerusalem Quartet's Haydn is an absolute triumph'

Choral & Song

Bernstein: Mass Baltimore SO/Marin Alsop 'Marin Alsop's version of Bernstein's Mass trumps all others'

Disc of the Month

Bach: Two-Part Inventions and Sinfonias Andrea Bacchetti (piano) 'The music's magnificence is a revelation – Andrea Bacchetti endows every note with life'

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