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

Recording of the month

VIVALDI x 2 Double Concertos for Oboes, Horns, Violin and Cello, Oboe and Bassoon. La Serenissima / Adrian Chandler. AvieVIVALDI x 2 Double Concertos for Oboes, Horns, Violin and Cello, Oboe and Bassoon. La Serenissima / Adrian Chandler. Avie

Orchestral choice

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11 - The Year 1905. Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons. Deutsche Grammophon 2cdsSHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11 – The Year 1905. Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons. Deutsche Grammophon 2cds

Concerto choice

DUSSEK, JAN LADISLAV Piano Concertos Opp 3, 14 & 49. Ulster Orchestra / Howard Shelley. Hyperion RecordsDUSSEK, JAN LADISLAV Piano Concertos Opp 3, 14 & 49. Ulster Orchestra / Howard Shelley. Hyperion Records

Opera choice

MOZART Lucio Silla. Kurt Streit, Patricia Petibon, Silvia Tro Santafe, Inga Kalna etc. Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real Madrid / Ivor Bolton. Bel Air Classiques 2DVDsMOZART Lucio Silla. Kurt Streit, Patricia Petibon, Silvia Tro Santafe, Inga Kalna etc. Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real Madrid / Ivor Bolton. Bel Air Classiques 2DVDs

Choral & song choice

ANDERSON, JULIAN Choral Music. Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge Geoffrey Webber. DelphianANDERSON, JULIAN Choral Music. Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge Geoffrey Webber. Delphian

Chamber choice

PAGANINI, NICOLO Sonatas for violin and guitar. Fabio Biondi, Giangiacomo Pinardi. GlossaPAGANINI, NICOLO Sonatas for violin and guitar. Fabio Biondi, Giangiacomo Pinardi. Glossa

Instrumental choice

HAYDN Piano Sonatas Vol. 7. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Chandos RecordsHAYDN Piano Sonatas Vol. 7. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Chandos Records