Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies; overtures. Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Monteux, conductor. (Decca Eloquence). Editor’s note: Since Monteux recorded the symphonies with different orchestras on different labels, this is the first time this distinguished stereo traversal of The Nine, including two Eroicas and a rehearsal sequence, has appeared all in one set. The conductor was well into his 80s when he made it.
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10; Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Boston Symphony, Andris Nelsons, conductor. (DG)
Stravinsky: Complete Edition. Various and celebrated artists. (DG)
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Variations on a Theme of Chopin; Variations on a Theme of Corelli. Trifonov: Rachmaniana. Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. (DG)
Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique; Lelio. Gerard Depardieu, narrator; Chicago Symphony, Riccardo Muti, conductor. (CSO-Resound)
Bach: Goldberg Variations. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations. Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated! Igor Levit, piano. (Sony)
Ravel: Piano concertos; Faure: Ballade, Op. 19. Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, Lionel Bringuier, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano.
Leopold Damrosch: Symphony in A; Festival Overture; Marche Militaire (Schubert/Damrosch). Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Russell, conductor. (Toccata Classics)
Songs from the Arc of Life: Kathryn Stott, piano; Yo-Yo Ma, cello. (Sony)