Down by the Sea. Blossom Street (choir). Naxos CD
Brahms: ''The Symphonies''. Gewandhausorchester. Decca 3 CDs.
Brahms: Violin Concerto, etc. Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Gewandhausorchester. Decca CD.
> Steffani: Stabat Mater, etc. Cecilia Bartoli mezzo-soprano and other singers, I Barocchisti. Decca CD.
Earning the truth can have deadly consequences, the cover of Lynda La Plante's latest crime novel, Wrongful Death, warns readers.
> Maxwell Davies: Strathclyde Concertos No 3 and No 4. Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Naxos CD.
Reviews of ''The Best of Jonas Kaufmann'' and ''Heart's Delight''. Piotr Beczala (tenor), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, etc. Berline Philharmoniker. Deutsche Grammophon CD.
The eight excellent voices in the King's Consort are backed by different combinations of authentic instruments (two violins, two violas, bass violin, violine, three chitarrones and guitars, double bass, three organs and harpsichords, two cornetts and three sackbuts) all directed by Robert King.
> Verdi. Anna Netrebko (soprano), Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino. Duestche Grammophon CD.
Portraits. Andreas Orrensamer (clarinet), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Deutsche Grammophon CD.
Copland: Rodeo (complete ballet), Dance Panels etc. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Naxos CD Best known for the final movement, the ''Hoe Down'', Aaron Copland's complete ballet of 1942 vintage has five parts, celebrating the American West - all given a stirring performance here by the US orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin.
Subtitled ''By Heart and Soul'', this disc was inspired by a cancer research scientist, Czechoslovakian Petr Tomek.
Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts the Cologne orchestra in two works for cello and orchestra, both having been written with the legendary Russian soloist Mstislav Rostropovich as their inspirational force.
Conductor Vasily Petrenko continues a much-admired series of complete Shostakovich symphonies with the 7th.
This generous 81-minute disc features the popular, but fiendishly difficult, Sonatas for Violin and Piano No 1 and No 2, (Op. 80 and Op. 94a) and also the Sonata for Two Violins Op. 56 with Natalia Lomeiko's husband Yuri Zhislin as second violinist.
> Mozart: Missa Brevis in D major and in B flat major, Regina Coeli. St Albans Cathedral Choir, Sinfonia Verdi. Naxos CD
Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3, Symphonic Dances. Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Naxos CD.
> Beethoven: String Quartets. Op.18 Nos. 3, 4 and 5. Allegri String Quartet. Vivat CD.
Dan Brown fans will find that the emphasis in his latest book Inferno shifts from the art of The Da Vinci Code to poetry.