Monthly Choices

Listen to clips from this month's best reviewed recordings

This Month's Choices

December 2016

Recording of the Month
Martyn Brabbins conducts Elgar's Enigma Variations

Martyn Brabbins's Enigma Variations is revelatory, says Stephen Johnson

Orchestral
Elgar Remastered

A remarkable set of historical recordings. Read more......

Kristian Bezuidenhout plays Mozart piano concertos

Max Loppert delights in Bezuidenhout's masterful playing

Opera
Pretty Yende: A Journey

An expressive debut disc from a young coloratura soprano

Choral & Song
Steinburg: Passion Week

A magnificent discovery

Chamber
Baiba and Lauma Skride play Violin Sonatas by Grieg, Nielsen and more

These sisters make a great team, says Stephen Johnson

Instrumental
Mahan Esfahani plays JS Bach's Goldberg Variations

Gold standard Bach 

Jazz
The Declaration of Musical Independence
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