Fans of early vocal music have several new releases to try out, ranging from the music of Guillaume de Machaut to Josquin des Prez to Jacques Arcadelt. For those who appreciate early keyboard music, Christophe Rousset was able to use a delicate harpsichord built in 1652 to record music of François Couperin. If you are looking for music that is thematically related rather than of a particular style or period, there is a double-disc set of Debussy's mélodies, which frequently refer to evening and night time, and albums of piano nocturnes by David Quigley, Alice Sara Ott, and Dénes Várjon.




Blair Sanderson
Amandine Beyer, Marco Ceccato, Gli Incogniti - Joseph Haydn: Concerti per Estherházy
Martyn Brabbins, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Cappella Amsterdam, Daniel Reuss - Josquin des Prez: Miserere mei Deus - Sacred Motets
Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Cappella Mediterranea, and Doulce Mémoire - Jacques Arcadelt: Madrigali; Chansons; Motetti
Bertrand Cuiller - François Couperin L'Alchimiste: Un petit théâtre du monde - Complete Works for Keyboard, Vol. 1
Isang Enders, Sebastian Weigle, Frankfurter Opern und Museumsorchester - Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Don Quixote
Daniele Gatti, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Jean-Christophe Gayot, Olivier Charlier - Igor Stravinsky: L'Histoire du Soldat
Leslie Howard - Liszt: New Discoveries, Vol. 4
Mariss Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphonie Nr. 8
Sabine Liebner - Karlheinz Stockhausen: Klavierstücke (Piano Pieces) I-XI
Christian Lindberg, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra -
Nikolai Lugansky - Debussy: Suite bergamasque - Works for Piano
Azumi Nishizawa - Debussy Hommage
Orlando Consort - Machaut: The Gentle Physician
Antonio Pompa-Baldi - Napoli
Wolfgang Rübsam - Bach: Goldberg Variations
Telegraph Quartet - Into the Light

James Manheim
Craig Armstrong - Sun on You
Juliane Banse, Martin Helmchen - Hindemith: Das Marienleben
Shelly Berg, Royal Philharmonic, Jose Serebrier - Gershwin Reimagined: An American in London
Fabrizio Chiovetta, Henri Demarquette, Patrick Messina - Kaleidoscopic: Rääts, Pärt, Górecki
Civitas Ensemble, Gipsy Way Ensemble - Alla Zingarese
The Crossing, Donald Nally - Lansing McLoskey: Zealot Canticles
Danish String Quartet - Prism I: Beethoven, Shostakovich, Bach
Stéphane Degout, Sophie Karthäuser, Eugene Asti, Alain Planès - Claude Debussy: Harmonie du Soir - Mélodies
Emmanuel Despax, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Tzigane - Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 77: Bronsart, Urspruch
David Deveau - Beethoven, Mozart, Harbison
Cyrille Dubois, Julie Fuchs, Alexandre Bloch - Georges Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Juan Diego Flórez - Bésame Mucho
Donald Fraser, English Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra - Songs for Strings
Freiburger Barockorcheste - Telemann: Seliges Erwägen, Passions-Oratorium
John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Schubert: Symphony 5; Brahms: Serenade 2
Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge; Geoffrey Webber - Julian Anderson: Choral Music
Thomas Hampson, Kuang-Hao Huang - Songs from Chicago
Steven Isserlis, Dénes Várjon - Chopin: Cello Sonata; Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
Zhenni Li - Mélancholie: Lourié, Bartók, Schumann
Yo-Yo Ma - Six Evolutions: Bach Cello Suites
Harriet Mackenzie, Christina Lawrie - Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev: Works for Violin & Piano
Mischa Maisky, Lily Maisky - Adagietto
Anne Akiko Meyers - Mirror in Mirror
Josh Modney - Engage
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Hommage à Penderecki
Anna Netrebko - Diva: The Very Best of Anna Netrebko
Víkingur Ólafsson - Johann Sebastian Bach
Alice Sara Ott - Nightfall
Quatuor Debussy, Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven, Vincent Peirani, Franck Tortillier - Claude Debussy: ...et le jazz - Preludes for a Quartet
David Quigley - Piano Nocturnes
Simon Rattle, Danielle de Niese, Alysha Umphress - Bailar Cantando: Fiesta Mestiza en el Peru
Fazil Say - Debussy: Préludes Book I; Satie: Gnossiennes; Gymnopédies
Tesla Quartet - Haydn, Ravel, Stravinsky
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; Stephen Layton - Owain Park: Choral Works
12 Ensemble - Resurrection
Dénes Várjon - De la Nuit
Alisa Weilerstein - Transfigured Night: Haydn & Schoenberg
John Wilson, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Sir Richard Rodney Bennett: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2
Yale Schola Cantorum, David Hill - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem