SACD surround sound recordings of Shostakovich's Symphonies 1 and 5 with the London Philharmonic conducted by Kurt Masur, Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead and Symphonic Dances with the LPO conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Paavo Berglund conducting the LPO in Symphonies 2 and 7 of Sibelius, and Sir Colin Davis conducting the London Symphony in Smetana's Má Vlast (LPO / LSO LIVE)

William Alwyn's Derby Day Overture, Sonata alla toccata and piano concertos 1 and 2 played by Peter Donohoe with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Judd (NAXOS)

William Alwyn's Symphonies 2 and 5 and Harp Concerto performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones, with harpist Suzanne Willison (NAXOS)

DVD videos of Maurizio Pollini playing concertos of Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms with the Vienna Philharmonic, a recital of Chopin and Liszt played by Yundi Li, and Stephen Kovacevich playing Beethoven and Schubert (DG / EMI CLASSICS)

DVD videos from the Metropolitan Opera of La Bohème with Pavarotti and Scotto, Don Carlo with Ghiaurov, Domingo, Freni and Bumbry, and highlights from the 1996 25th Anniversary tribute to James Levine (DGG)

Reissues of major opera recordings: Rigoletto with Anna Moffo, Robert Merrill and Alfredo Kraus; L'Elisir d'Amore with Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo and Sir Geraint Evans; Tosca with Leontyne Price, Domingo and Sherrill Milnes, La Bohème with Montserrat Caballé and Domingo; and Hänsel and Gretel with Frederica von Stade, Ileana Cotrubas and Christa Ludwig (RCA RED SEAL / SONY)

William Schuman's Symphonies 7 and 10 conducted by Gerard Schwarz, music by Marion Bauer with the Ambache Chamber Orchestra, Eight Lines and Vermont Counterpoint by Steve Reich, and Grand Pianola Music by Adams directed by Ransom Wilson, and I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky by Adams conducted by Klaus Simon (NAXOS / EMI CLASSICS)

Cecilia Bartoli sings "Opera Proibita," reissues of Maria Callas singing lyric and coloratura arias, and historic recordings by mezzo-soporano Fedora Barbieri, tenor Ramon Vinay and bass Italo Tajo, plus the 1953 recording of Lehár's The Land of Smiles with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Nicolai Gedda (DECCA / EMI CLASSICS / FREISER / NAXOS)

Historic reissues: Leopold Stokowski conducts symphonies 1 and 2 of Sibelius; Bernard Herrmann conducts Holst's The Planets; Herbert von Karajan conducts Sibelius and Richard Strauss, and violinist Ginette Neveu plays violin concertos of Brahms and Sibelius (CALA / REDISCOVERY / EMI CLASSICS)

Benjamin Zander conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and Songs of a Wayfarer, Marin Alsop conducts the London Philharmonic in Symphony No. 2 and Hungarian Dances of Brahms, Frank Beermann leads the Berner Symphony Orchestra in Reznicek's symphonies 2 and 5, and Dennis Russell Davies conducts Beethoven's incidental music for Egmont and The Ruins of Athens (TELARC / NAXOS / cpo / EMI CLASSICS)

DVD videos of Evelyn Glennie performing with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bramwell Tovey, Verdi's La traviata in a Teatro La Fenice production, and two presentation's of Prokofiev's ballet Ivan the Terrible, one from the Bolshoi Theatre, the other from the Paris National Opera (EUROARTS / TDK / ARTHAUS MUSIK)