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 Recording of the Week, Haydn's 'Lamentatione' from Giovanni Antonini

The Milanese conductor continues his mammoth survey of Haydn's complete symphonies with the 'Lamentatione' and 'Alleluia', performed by the Kammerorchester Basel.

Katherine Cooper

 Recording of the Week, Francesco Piemontesi performs piano music by Franz Liszt

James listens to a turbulent account of the Première année in Liszt's piano cycle Années de pèlerinage from Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi.

James Longstaffe

 Recording of the Week, Xiayin Wang performs piano concertos by Ginastera

Chandos's survey of Ginastera's orchestral music concludes with the Piano Concerto No. 1 and other works performed by pianist Xiayin Wang and the BBC Philharmonic under Juanjo Mena.

James Longstaffe

 Recording of the Week, Philippe Jaroussky sings Gluck's Orfeo

The French countertenor placates the Furies with singing of celestial purity on this world premiere recording of the 1774 Neapolitan version of Gluck's most popular opera.

Katherine Cooper

 Recording of the Week, String Quartets by Debussy and Ravel from the Jerusalem Quartet

The Jerusalem Quartet offer masterfully controlled and impressively dynamic accounts of the String Quartets by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.

James Longstaffe

 Recording of the Week, Otello from the Royal Opera House, starring Jonas Kaufmann

The German tenor sings his first 'Lion of Venice' in Keith Warner's 2017 production, opposite Marco Vratogna and Maria Agresta.

Katherine Cooper

 Recording of the Week, Federico Colli plays Domenico Scarlatti

The Leeds International Piano Competition winner makes his debut on Chandos with a bold, inquisitive recital of the Neapolitan composer's keyboard sonatas.

Katherine Cooper

 Recording of the Week, Ravel from François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles

The conductor and his period-instrument orchestra conjure a world of enchantments in two scores inspired by fairy-tales: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) and the early Shéhérazade overture.

Katherine Cooper

 Recording of the Week, Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester perform Bruckner

James enjoys magnificently sonorous performances of two symphonies by Anton Bruckner.

James Longstaffe

 Recording of the Week, Vivaldi's Four Seasons from Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque

The British violinist breathes new life into the most popular of baroque violin concerti with these vivid one-per-part accounts which exude wit and affection.

Katherine Cooper

 Recording of the Week, Paul Lewis performs piano sonatas by Haydn

James listens to the first instalment in a survey of Haydn's piano sonatas by Paul Lewis.

James Longstaffe

 Recording of the Week, Bach from William Christie and Beethoven from Masaaki Suzuki

Two veteran early music specialists venture into new territory: William Christie conducts Bach's Mass in B minor and Masaaki Suzuki turns to Beethoven's Missa solemnis.

Katherine Cooper

 Recording of the Week, Bartók's Violin Concertos from Renaud Capuçon

Renaud Capuçon performs Bartók's two violin concertos, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra under conductor François-Xavier Roth.

James Longstaffe

 Recording of the Week, Alfred Brendel performs music by Schumann and Brahms

Live recordings by Alfred Brendel of Schumann's Piano Concerto and Brahms's Handel Variations have been made available on disc for the first time.

James Longstaffe

 Recording of the Week, Music by Florent Schmitt conducted by Sakari Oramo

James listens to a wonderful new recording of music by the neglected French composer Florent Schmitt, including his ballet suites, Antoine et Cléopâtre.

James Longstaffe

 Recording of the Week, Porpora from Max Emanuel Cencic

The Viennese countertenor marks the 250th anniversary of the composer and singing-teacher's death with a stunning collection of arias and a complete recording of Germanico in Germania.

Katherine Cooper

 Recording of the Week, Respighi from John Neschling and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège

The Brazilian conductor and his Belgian orchestra perform Vetrate di chiesa, Il tramonto & Trittico botticelliano.

Katherine Cooper

 Recording of the Week, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Polina Leschenko perform music by Poulenc, Bartók, and Ravel

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and pianist Polina Leschenko perform sonatas by Poulenc and Bartók alongside Ravel’s Tzigane.

James Longstaffe

 Recording of the Week, Murray Perahia plays Beethoven's Hammerklavier and Moonlight Sonatas

For the first time in his illustrious career, Murray Perahia turns his attention to Beethoven's monumental Hammerklavier sonata, alongside the ever-popular Moonlight sonata.

James Longstaffe

 Recording of the Week, Verdi albums from Joseph Calleja and Sonya Yoncheva

The Maltese tenor and Bulgarian soprano triumph in their explorations of the composer's more dramatic roles.

Katherine Cooper