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CD Cover Dvorak Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 4 Classification: CD of the Month Label: Arta CD Number:F10220 Price:£12.54

Comment:Composed by the 23 year old Dvorak, this still little known work originated in the wake of a love affair with an actress. Over 50 minutes Dvorak pours out a stream of melodies that sometimes go on extended routes. Played here on period instruments.

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CD Cover Pierre De Manchicourt - Missa Reges Terrae Classification: Choral Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1632 Price:£12.54

Comment:Pierre De Manchicourt (c.1510-1564) grew up in Bethune, a French speaking part of Flanders. He sang in the cathedral in Arras, directed the choir in Tournai and worked for Charles V and Philip II. These are World Premiere recordings - discover!

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CD Cover Ana Carolina Diz and Camerata Tango Classification: New Label: Pavlik CD Number:PA 0155-2-131 Price:£12.54

Comment:For her third Pavlik album, Ana Carolina Diz has made a selection of Tango melodies in which she is accompanied by Camerata Tango - Dusan Sujan, piano, Vladimir Harvan, violin and Branislav Bielik, cello -lending these seductive songs an authentic feel.

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CD Cover Manuel De Falla Classification: SACD New Label: PentaTone Classics CD Number:PTC 5186 598 Price:£13.93

Comment:Wonderful collection of Manuel de Falla's ballet music, which has vanished from our concert halls and ballet companies. All Falla's greatest moments are here, superbly played and recorded in vivid SACD Surround Sound!

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CD Cover Grand Tour - Baroque Road Trip Classification: SACD New Label: PentaTone Classics CD Number:PTC 5186 668 Price:£13.93

Comment:Simon Murphy's New Dutch Academy play on period instruments. Its selection of some great gems of Baroque music is prompted by Simon Murphy's wish to present an overview that takes in composers who came from varied bckgrounds. Wonderful SACD sound!

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CD Cover Secrets Classification: New Label: Hevhetia CD Number:HV 0145-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:Slovakian accordion master, Peter Katina, selects five major works by late 20th century and current composers, that were not originally written for his instrument, but which sound absolutely right with his amazing playing. The John Cage will surprise!

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CD Cover Sax-O-Phun Classification: New Label: Pavlik CD Number:PA 0156-2-131 Price:£12.54

Comment:A rare chance, outside of Jazz, to enjoy the saxophone family in a wide selection of pieces that display its unique sound qualities. Pavol Hoda is at home with each instrument, pictured in the booklet. Great to hear a bass saxophone and C-Melody.

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CD Cover The Edge of Time Classification: New Label: Delphian CD Number:DCD34185 Price:£14.99

Comment:The Edge of Time is a programme that conjectures the sounds that may have been made by bone flutes dating back 40,000 years, which makes them some of the oldest music instruments in history. Subtle percussion accompanies. Truly amazing sounds!

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CD Cover Historical Organ in Dobruska - The Story of Schuster's Organ (1904) Classification: New Label: Arta CD Number:F10219 Price:£12.54

Comment:Pavol Svoboda plays a varied selection that displays the sound of Schuster's organ, built in 1904. His disc is as much about the music as the fascintaing history of the instrument, moved from its original location, neglected and now restored.

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CD Cover The Journey - Jelle Van Giel Group Classification: New 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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