The BBC Music Magazine choices, Christmas issue 2017. Rated by expert critics.

Recording of the month:

DEBUSSY Sonatas & Trio. Renaud Capucon, Bertrand Chamayou, Geraurd Causse, Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Edgar Moreau. EratoDEBUSSY Sonatas & Trio. Renaud Capucon, Bertrand Chamayou, Geraurd Causse, Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Edgar Moreau. Erato

“This disc of the composer’s chamber music gets the anniversary celebrations off to a brilliant early start” – BBC Music Magazine

“Fulsome and winningly authoritative” – The Guardian

Christmas Choice:

IN DULCI JUBILO Music for the Christmas season by Buxtehude and Friends. Theatre of Voices / Paul Hillier. DaCapo SACDIN DULCI JUBILO Music for the Christmas season by Buxtehude and Friends. Theatre of Voices / Paul Hillier. DaCapo SACD

Concerto Choice:

ARGERICH, MARTHA & FRIENDS Live from Lugano 2016. Works by Ravel, Busoni, Mozart etc. Nicholas Angelich, Stephen Kovacevich, Renaud Capucon, Karin Lechner, Sergio Tiempo, Lyda Chen. Warner Classics 3cdsARGERICH, MARTHA & FRIENDS Live from Lugano 2016. Works by Ravel, Busoni, Mozart etc. Nicholas Angelich, Stephen Kovacevich, Renaud Capucon, Karin Lechner, Sergio Tiempo, Lyda Chen. Warner Classics 3cds

Opera Choice:

WAGNER Siegfried. Simon O'Neill, Matthias Goerne, David Cangelosi, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra / Jaap van Zweden. Naxos 4cdsWAGNER Siegfried. Simon O’Neill, Matthias Goerne, David Cangelosi, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra / Jaap van Zweden. Naxos 4cds

Choral and Song Choice:
LOST IS MY QUIET Duets and solo songs by Purcell/Britten, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Roger Quilter. Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Middleton. BIS Records SACDLOST IS MY QUIET Duets and solo songs by Purcell/Britten, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Roger Quilter. Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Middleton. BIS Records SACD

Chamber Choice:

MENDELSSOHN Quartets Op. 13, 44 No.2, 4 Pieces Op. 81, Frage Op.9. Quatuor Arod Featuring Marianne Crebassa. Warner ClassicsMENDELSSOHN Quartets Op. 13, 44 No.2, 4 Pieces Op. 81, Frage Op.9. Quatuor Arod Featuring Marianne Crebassa. Warner Classics

Instrumental Choice:

BACH, C. P. E. Tangere. Alexei Lubimov. ECM New SeriesBACH, C. P. E. Tangere. Alexei Lubimov. ECM New Series