Gramophone magazine chooses the finest recordings from the month’s reviews, December issue.

Recording of the Month:

BERLIOZ Les Troyens. Joyce DiDonato, Michael Spyres, Marie-Nicole Lemieux etc., Orchestre Philharmonique De Strasbourg / John Nelson. Erato 4cds + DVDBERLIOZ Les Troyens. Joyce DiDonato, Michael Spyres, Marie-Nicole Lemieux etc., Orchestre Philharmonique De Strasbourg / John Nelson. Erato 4cds + DVD

“Take some of today’s best singers, a conductor steeped in Berlioz’s sound world and the commitment of an ever enterprising label, and the result is a landmark recording of this epic.” – Gramophone Magazine

Editor’s Choices

BACH Magnificat in E flat, Missa in F. Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Soli Deo GloriaBACH Magnificat in E flat, Missa in F. Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Soli Deo Gloria

DEBUSSY Pelleas & Melisande. Magdalena Kozena, Christian Gerhaher, Gerald Finley, Bernarda Fink, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle. LSO 3 SACD & Pure Audio Blu-rayDEBUSSY Pelleas & Melisande. Magdalena Kozena, Christian Gerhaher, Gerald Finley, Bernarda Fink, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle. LSO 3 SACD & Pure Audio Blu-ray

DEVIEILHE, SABINE Mirages. Works by Berlioz, Debussy, Stravinsky, Thomas, Messager, Koechlin, Delage. Alexandre Tharaud, Les Siecles, Francois-Xavier Roth. EratoDEVIEILHE, SABINE Mirages. Works by Berlioz, Debussy, Stravinsky, Thomas, Messager, Koechlin, Delage. Alexandre Tharaud, Les Siecles, Francois-Xavier Roth. Erato

GOLD The Kings` Singers. Signum 3cdsGOLD The Kings` Singers. Signum 3cds

GRANDISSIMA GRAVITA Works by Pisendel, Tartini, Verachini, Vivaldi. Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque. Channel Classics Records SACDGRANDISSIMA GRAVITA Works by Pisendel, Tartini, Verachini, Vivaldi. Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque. Channel Classics Records SACD

PARLE QUE VEUT Moralizing Songs of the Middle Ages. Sollazzo Ensemble. LinnPARLE QUE VEUT Moralizing Songs of the Middle Ages. Sollazzo Ensemble. Linn

SCHUBERT Nacht & Traume. Lieder with orchestra. Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Stanislas de Barbeyrac, accentus, Insula Orchestra / Laurence Equilbey. EratoSCHUBERT Nacht & Traume. Lieder with orchestra. Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Stanislas de Barbeyrac, accentus, Insula Orchestra / Laurence Equilbey. Erato

SECRETS Works by Debussy, Ravel, Gabriel Faure, Henri Duparc, Fazil Say. Marianne Crebassa, Fazil Say. EratoSECRETS Works by Debussy, Ravel, Gabriel Faure, Henri Duparc, Fazil Say. Marianne Crebassa, Fazil Say. Erato

DVD and Blu-ray

MONTEVERDI L`Orfeo. Les Arts Florissants / Paul Agnew. Harmonia Mundi Blu-Ray & DVDMONTEVERDI L`Orfeo. Les Arts Florissants / Paul Agnew. Harmonia Mundi Blu-Ray & DVD

Re-Issue:

PURCELL, HENRY The Fairy Queen. Jennifer Vyvyan, Anthony Lewis, The St Anthony Singers. Eloquence 2cdsPURCELL, HENRY The Fairy Queen. Jennifer Vyvyan, Anthony Lewis, The St Anthony Singers. Eloquence 2cds