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May List by Donalee Jacobs
Bach Trios
Bach Triosyo-yo ma, Chris thile & edgar meyer

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer perform works by J.S. Bach originally written for keyboard instruments plus a sonata for viola da gamba.

Classics By The Sea
Classics By The Seashelley beaumont & keith halligan

The subtle tones of Shelley Beaumont's piano and the tranquil strings of Keith Halligan's guitar interpret these great classical compositions in sublime fashion. These exquisite performances are then taken to an ethereal level of serenity with the addition of the calming sounds of the sea.

Mozart In Havana
Mozart In HavanaSimone DInnerstein

Recorded in Cuba with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein s new album features performances of Mozart's Piano Concerto Nos. 21 and 23. The recording was done over three nights in 2016 using donated strings and recording equipment brought in by Grammy winning producer Adam Abeshouse. This summer, the Orchestra will make their U.S. debut in a series of concerts with Dinnerstein.

Meyerbeer: Grand Opera
Meyerbeer: Grand Operadiana damrau

Giacomo Meyerbeer, the master of Parisian grand opera, was hugely successful in his time and a major influence on Verdi and Wagner. His music has fascinated Diana Damrau since her student days. With her brilliant coloratura, lyricism, and dramatic power, the soprano rises triumphantly to the vocal and expressive challenges of arias from ten of his operas, singing in French, Italian, and German. 

Rimur
RimurArve henriksen & trio mediaeval

Trio Mediaeval collaborates with trumpet player Arve Henriksen on this release that explores the medieval musical line between Norway and Iceland. It includes chants and folk songs, including fourteenth century vespers and ancient folk songs from both countries. 

Perspectives
Perspectiveshelene grimaud

Highlights from Helene Grimaud's career are brought together in one collection. Disc one features solo pieces, like Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Disc two features concerto movements from composers ranging from Gluck to Bartok.

Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde
Mahler: Das Lied Von Der ErdeJonas kaufmann

For the first time, Jonas Kaufmann sings both solo parts of Gustav Mahler's masterpiece. Normally the six movements of this symphony is performed by a tenor and an alto, but Kaufmann took on the challenge to sing both with the accompaniment of the Vienna Philharmonic. 

Ravel: Daphnis & Chloe
Ravel: Daphnis & Chloefrancois-xavier roth

Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé was conceived as a ballet in one act and three parts. It tells the story of the love between the shepherd Daphnis and the shepherdess Chloe. The orchestral forces are the largest Ravel ever employed and he added to that a mixed chorus. François-Xavier Roth has gone through Ravel's much-amended score with a fine-tooth comb. He leads the musicians of Les Siècles in a 'historically informed' performance that reproduces all the original transparency and stylistic precision of this impressionist masterpiece. 

Rahmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3khatia buniatishvili

Khatia Buniatishvili reunites with Paavo Jarvi for her first orchestral recording in four years. Rachmaninoff two and three, rarely combined, in one album, showcases two blockbuster concertos of the late-romantic repertoire. The duo recorded the album with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at Rudolfinum, Dvorak Hall, Prague. 

Chaconnes And Fantasias: Music Of Britten And Purcell
Chaconnes And Fantasias: Music Of Britten And Purcellemerson string quartet

Celebrating its 40th anniversary as well as the arrival of new cellist Paul Watkins, the Emerson String Quartet releases a collection of works by Britten and Purcell, including Britten's String Quartets Nos. 2 and 3 as well as Purcell's Chaconne in G minor, Z.730 and Fantasy No. 10 in E minor, Z.741.