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January List by Donalee Jacobs
Messa Per Rossini
Messa Per RossiniRiccardo Chailly

The year 2018 marks 250 years since Gioachino Rossini's death in 1868. Messa per Rossini was composed in his memory by Verdi and twelve other notable Italian composers. Verdi himself composed the concluding Libera me, which he later used in his own Messa da Requiem. Conducted by Riccardo Chailly, this rare performance represents the work's triumphant return to the spiritual home of Verdi and Rossini: the Teatro alia Scala in Milan. 

Antonio Vivaldi
Antonio Vivaldicecilia bartoli

Celebrating 30 years as a Decca Classics artist, Cecilia Bartoli releases a new album of arias by Antonio Vivaldi, two decades after The Vivaldi Album. Bartoli is joined on this recording by French Baroque experts Ensemble Matheus, under the baton of Jean-Christophe Spinosi. 

As Time Goes By
As Time Goes Byalfie boe 

Returning to the solo spotlight after two successful albums with Michael Ball, Alfie Boe's album pays homage to the golden era of music from the '30s and '40s. The new album journeys through the defining songs of the era.

Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Mahler: Symphony No. 5daniel harding

Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra continue their survey of Mahler's symphonies with Symphony No. 5. Among its most distinctive features are the trumpet solo that opens the work, the horn solos in the third movement and the popular Adagietto. Lasting over an hour, both the musical canvas and emotional scope of this work are vast. A daunting challenge for any orchestra, under Daniel Harding the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra offers listeners a performance to remember.

Enchanted Isle
Enchanted Islevoces8

The new release from Voces8 features reimagined pieces originally written for film or television, new arrangements of Scottish and Irish melodies, and compositions set to texts by great English poets. 

Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, La Foi
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, La FoiThierry Fischer & Utah Symphony

The prospect of a little-known Saint-Saëns orchestral work might not set the heart racing, but just listen to his undiscovered masterpiece, La Foi. So much more than a prelude to the famous 'organ' symphony, (also featured here, with Paul Jacobs at the keyboard) ample amends for a century's unaccountable neglect are made with this new recording from the Utah Symphony and Thierry Fischer.

Mozart: Cozi Fan Tutte
Mozart: Cosí Fan Tutteeuropean opera centre

Studies of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte manuscript by Ian Woodfield reveal that the composer was undecided whether to 'cross' the lovers or keep them uncrossed. This brilliant aria, cut from the final version is restored in this performance from the European Opera Centre. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under the direction of Laurent Pillot give us a fascinating realization of this interpretation of Mozart's first thoughts.