Musorgsky, Ravel, Stravinsky: Kaleidoscope

Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili sets the piano alight in three showpieces

DVDs and Downloads

DVD cover: The Martian
An astro-botanist is left behind on a mission to Mars in Ridley Scott’s adaptation of the Andy Weir bestseller
The Lobster DVD cover
Singletons must find a mate or face being turned into an animal in this droll-disturbing film starring Colin Farrell
Life DVD cover
Anton Corbijn brings us a James Dean on the cusp of fame, framed through the lens of a Life magazine photographer

Part/Byrd: The Deer’s Cry

The Sixteen’s technical excellence under Harry Christophers never waivers

Mike Westbrook: The Uncommon Orchestra: A Bigger Show – Live

Impressive musicianship on strong anthems and resonant Ellingtonia

album cover: Junior Boys — Big Black Coat

Junior Boys: Big Black Coat

Stylish return to action of the Canadian electronic pop duo

album cover: Rachmaninov — Symphony No.3

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3

Vladimir Jurowski’s care to every detail makes this ouevre sound taut

album cover: Rokia Traoré — Né So

Rokia Traoré: Né So

Album includes songs about displacement and the refugee crisis

CD cover of 'Cayamo Sessions At Sea', featuring Buddy Miller and Friends

Buddy Miller and Friends: Cayamo Sessions At Sea

A set of songs from the musician and his fellow cruise ship performers

album cover: Elton John — Wonderful Crazy Night

Elton John: Wonderful Crazy Night

Songs barrel along cheerfully but lack the spark of the artist’s 1970s work

'Anti' album cover

Rihanna: Anti

An attempt to break out of pop’s hit factory with the most expressive singing of the artist’s career

CD cover of Earl Brutus' Your majesty...we are here album

Earl Brutus: Your Majesty . . . We Are Here

Reissue of the band’s debut includes nasty punk riffs and stomping drums

Haydn: String Quartets Op.76

The Doric String Quartet’s performances are cultured and technically first-rate

Abrahamsen: Let Me Tell You

The ensemble entice the senses with an iridescent kaleidoscope of colours

Cross Record: Wabi-Sabi

Music has a back-to-nature mood of enchantment conveyed by guitars and drums

Larry Young: In Paris — The ORTF Recordings

Double album release includes tightly argued originals and loose-limbed jams

Strauss, Stolz, et al — New Year’s Concert 2016

Conductor Mariss Jansons’ brilliance and precision are evident on live 2CD set

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