The BBC Music Magazine choices, May 2018. Rated by expert critics.

Recording of the Month:

BRAHMS The Symphonies. Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Robin Ticciati. Linn 2cdsBRAHMS The Symphonies. Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Robin Ticciati. Linn 2cds

Orchestral Choice

MAHLER Symphony No. 1. Dusseldorfer Symphoniker / Adam Fischer. C-AVIMAHLER Symphony No. 1. Dusseldorfer Symphoniker / Adam Fischer. C-AVI

Concerto Choice

WIDMANN Viola Concerto. Antoine Tamestit, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Daniel Harding. Harmonia MundiWIDMANN Viola Concerto. Antoine Tamestit, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Daniel Harding. Harmonia Mundi

Opera Choice

TCHAIKOVSKY Pique Dame. Misha Didyk, Alexey Markov, Vladimir Stoyanov, Svetlana Aksenova, Larissa Diadkova, Chorus of Dutch National Opera, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Jansons. C Major Blu-RayTCHAIKOVSKY Pique Dame. Misha Didyk, Alexey Markov, Vladimir Stoyanov, Svetlana Aksenova, Larissa Diadkova, Chorus of Dutch National Opera, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Jansons. C Major Blu-Ray

TCHAIKOVSKY Pique Dame. Misha Didyk, Alexey Markov, Vladimir Stoyanov, Svetlana Aksenova, Larissa Diadkova, Chorus of Dutch National Opera, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Jansons. C Major 2DVDsTCHAIKOVSKY Pique Dame. Misha Didyk, Alexey Markov, Vladimir Stoyanov, Svetlana Aksenova, Larissa Diadkova, Chorus of Dutch National Opera, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Jansons. C Major 2DVDs

Choral and Song Choice

PRAETORIUS Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum. Siglo de Oro / Patrick Allies. DelphianPRAETORIUS Missa Tulerunt Dominum meum. Siglo de Oro / Patrick Allies. Delphian/a>

Chamber Choice

MOZART Violin Sonatas K302, 380 & 526. Alina Ibragimova, Cedric Tiberghien. Hyperion Records 2cdsMOZART Violin Sonatas K302, 380 & 526. Alina Ibragimova, Cedric Tiberghien. Hyperion Records 2cds

Instrumental Choice

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas. Murray Perahia. Deutsche GrammophonBEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas. Murray Perahia. Deutsche Grammophon

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas. Murray Perahia. Deutsche Grammophon Vinyl LPBEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas. Murray Perahia. Deutsche Grammophon Vinyl LP

Jazz Choice

KEITH JARRETT / GARY PEACOCK / JACK DEJOHNETTE After The Fall. ECMKEITH JARRETT / GARY PEACOCK / JACK DEJOHNETTE After The Fall. ECM