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CD Cover Zelanka Psalmi Vespertini II Classification: CD of the Month Label: Nibiru CD Number:01632231 Price:£12.54

Comment:Gabriela Eibenova, Lenka Cafourkova, soprano, Filippo Mineccia, alto, Tobias Hunger, Marian Krejcik, bass, Jiri Miroslav Prochazka, bass are the soloists. Five of the Psalmi are World Premiere recordings. Adam Viktora directs his Zelanka experts!

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CD Cover The Journey - Jelle Van Giel Group Classification: Jazz Label: Hevhetia CD Number:HV 0146-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:With Jelle Van Giel, drums and compositions are - Carlo Nardozza, trumpet, Bart Borremans, tenor saxophone, Tom Bourgeois, alto saxophone, Tim Finoulst, guitar, Bram Weijters, piano and Janos Bruneel, bass. Modern Bebop on a journey into melody.

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CD Cover Puccini - La Fanciulla del West Classification: SACD New Label: PentaTone Classics CD Number:PTC 5186 243 Price:£21.74

Comment:Premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1910, La Fanciulla del West occupies an outsiders place in Puccini's catalogue. Not, though, after hearing this Classic DG recording of 1977, now in it's original Surround Sound format for the first time!

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CD Cover Grieg Violin Sonatas Classification: New Label: Pavlik CD Number:PA 0153-2-132 Price:£12.54

Comment:These Violin Sonatas remain a still little known aspect of Grieg's work. Extensive pieces, they are tuneful, whilst in their slow movements extremely lyrical. Milan Pala and Ladislav Fanzowitz are at one in this music!

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CD Cover Bridge - Music for Clavinova and Piano by Antti Samuli Hernesniemi Classification: New Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1615 Price:£12.54

Comment:Finnish composer Antti Smuli Hernesniemi (b. 1950) finds inspiration in many musical periods and genres, he is also a practising doctor and a doctor in medicinal science. The pieces on this disc date between 2004 - 2016, many with an environmental aspect

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CD Cover Filip Tuma - Baryton Classification: Collection Label: Hevhetia CD Number:HV 0140-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:You will find out a lot about baritone, Filip Tuma, listening to his disc of familiar arias by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi and Bizet. Not him personally, as there is nothing in booklet other than the sung texts in their original languages.

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CD Cover American Sonatas for Violin and Piano Classification: Americana Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1553 Price:£12.54

Comment:Three very distinctive American Sonatas for Violin and Piano. The Ives dates from 1914, the Corigliano from 1962, so an early work and the Bolcom from 1979. They inhabit a lot of moods, which Ching-Yi Lin and Zachary Lopes are alive to.

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CD Cover Resonant Streams - Choral Music from Sun to Sea Classification: MSR Classics Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1642 Price:£12.54

Comment:A wide ranging selection of choral pieces from many different cuntries, traditions and periods, infused with the sound of the sea and warmth of the sun. Advanced students make up the University of Washington Chorale.

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CD Cover Tomasek - Fortepiano Sonatas Classification: Supraphon Baroque Label: Supraphon CD Number:SU 4223-2 Price:£13.36

Comment:Vaclav Jan Krititel Tomasek (1774-1850) is recalled by contemporaries as an outstanding pianist of his time. In total he composed seven sonatas for fortepiano. They are extended works, three played here on a 2009 instrument, a copy of one from 1815.

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CD Cover Miniatures and Short Preludes Classification: New Label: Pavlik CD Number:PA 0152-2132 Price:£12.54

Comment:Playing on the organ in the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Brezovec, Michal Mesjar starts with Muffat's collection - Appartus Musico-Organisticus - around which are collected short pieces by some familiar and lesser known composers.

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