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

Recording of the Month:

DEUX Music for Violin & Piano by Bartok, Poulenc, Ravel. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Polina Leschenko. AlphaDEUX Music for Violin & Piano by Bartok, Poulenc, Ravel. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Polina Leschenko. Alpha

Orchestral Choice

SMETANA Ma Vlast. Czech Philharmonic / Jiri Belohlavek. Decca ClassicsSMETANA Ma Vlast. Czech Philharmonic / Jiri Belohlavek. Decca Classics

Concerto Choice

BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra, Piano Concerto No. 3. Javier Perianes, Munchner Philharmoniker / Pablo Heras-Casado. Harmonia MundiBARTOK Concerto for Orchestra, Piano Concerto No. 3. Javier Perianes, Munchner Philharmoniker / Pablo Heras-Casado. Harmonia Mundi

Opera Choice

LULLY Alceste. Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Choeur de Chambre de Namur. Aparte 2cdsLULLY Alceste. Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Choeur de Chambre de Namur. Aparte 2cds

Choral and Orchestral Choice

TEARS OF A LOVER Monteverdi and Reflections. Fieri ConsortTEARS OF A LOVER Monteverdi and Reflections. Fieri Consort

Chamber Choice

LADIES' NIGHT Works by Amy Beach, Luise Adolpha le Beau, Pauline Viardot-Garcia, Amanda Rontgen-Maier, Maria-Theresia Paradis, Dora Pejacevic. Thomas Albertus Irnberger / Barbara Moser. Gramola SACDLADIES’ NIGHT Works by Amy Beach, Luise Adolpha le Beau, Pauline Viardot-Garcia, Amanda Rontgen-Maier, Maria-Theresia Paradis, Dora Pejacevic. Thomas Albertus Irnberger / Barbara Moser. Gramola SACD

Instrumental Choice

SCIARRINO / TARTINI / BERIO / PAGANINI Michael Barenboim. Accentus MusicSCIARRINO / TARTINI / BERIO / PAGANINI Michael Barenboim. Accentus Music

Jazz Choice

AFTER BACH Brad Mehldau. NonesuchAFTER BACH Brad Mehldau. Nonesuch