Venera Gimadieva is one of the most sought-after coloratura sopranos in Europe. Her début recording for Rubicon features a selection of arias by Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. The harmonia mundi label's ongoing Debussy series continues with releases by Isabelle Faust and Nikolai Lugansky featuring the composer’s chamber and solo piano works. On his latest LSO Live recording, Gianandrea Noseda conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No.8, described by the composer as, "an attempt to reflect the terrible tragedy of war." The Mariinsky Label presents Valery Gergiev's first recording of Stravinsky's iconic Petrushka, paired with the witty Jeu de cartesAndreas Staier's latest concept album À Portuguesa offers a selection of keyboard works in the Portuguese style composed during the Age of Enlightenment. Period instrument ensemble Gli incogniti is featured on a delightful recording of three Haydn masterworks. A rising star on the European early music scene, violinist Elicia Silverstein’s thought-provoking début for Rubicon features repertoire spanning over 400 years. Gottfried von der Goltz, Konzertmeister of the Freiburger Barockorchester, plays Johann Sebastian Bach's immortal Sonatas and Partitas on a new release from Aparté. Percussionist Colin Currie and trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger have performed together as a duo for over a decade. Their first album on Colin Currie Records presents four works written specifically for them.

From Gas to Solid / you are my friend is the third album from Anja Plaschg, who performs as Soap&Skin. On her first new record in six years, Plashg explores a more balanced adult view rather than the rawer, angrier aspects of her earlier work. David August, a classically trained Tonmeister graduate, is difficult to pigeonhole. His new album, D'Angelo, draws inspiration from the life and works of baroque painter Caravaggio. Jazz vocalist Ian Shaw's Shine Sister Shine is a celebration of the actions and art of extraordinary women. What Heat is the second full-length album from Bokanté, an all-star group led by Snarky Puppy's Michael League. The album also features GRAMMY® winning Metropole Orkest led by Jules Buckley. A legend of Celtic music, harpist Alan Stivell's Human / Kelt reworks old tracks while producing richly crafted new works that echo over half a century of musical compositions.