Monthly Choices

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This Month's Choices

December 2009

Recording of the Month
Disc of the Month

Mahler Symphony No. 8 San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas 'One of the most consistently satisfying and stimulating...

Instrumental
Instrumental

Schubert Moments musicaux, D780; Impromptus, D899; Allegretto in C minor, D915 David Fray (piano) 'No Schubert-lover should miss...

Orchestral
Orchestral

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin); Orchestre des Champs-Elysées/Philippe Herreweghe 'A...

Opera
Opera

The Verdi tenor Marcelo Alvarez (tenor); Verdi Milan Choir & SO/Daniel Oren 'Marcelo Alvarez offers open-hearted, open-...

Choral & Song
Choral & Song

Fauré Mélodies Yann Beuron (tenor), Billy Eidi (piano) 'Tenor Yann Beuron sings Fauré mélodies with exceptional skill'

Chamber
Chamber

Handel Trio Sonatas, Op. 2 & Op. 5 Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr 'Subtle, nuanced playing of imaginative Handel...

Jazz
Jazz

Jan Garbarek Group Dresden 'Jan Garbarek's live album is real cause for celebration'

DVD
DVD
Schumann Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35; 20 Lieder und Gésange aus dem Lyrischen Intermezzo 'A compelling case for rare Schumann by Thomas Hampson'
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