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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 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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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 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 Tommy Caggiani Therion Project - Magic Seeds Classification: New Label: Hevhetia CD Number:HV 0131-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:Tommy Caggiani is a teacher of non-western percussion instruments. His Therion Project is based on the Greek word, Therion, which means half-human, half-animal. Aided by guitar, electric bass, piano, sax and flute, Magic Seeds produce haunting sounds!

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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 Tomasek - Fortepiano Sonatas Classification: Supraphon New Label: Supraphon CD Number:SU 4223-2 Price:£13.36

Comment:Vaclav Jan Krititel Tomasek (1774-1850) is recalled by contemporaries as an outstanding pianist of his time. In total he composed seven sonatas for fortepiano. They are extended works, three played here on a 2009 instrument, a copy of one from 1815.

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CD Cover Debussy and Rameau The Unbroken Line Classification: New Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1654 Price:£12.54

Comment:Debussy admired Rameau who is recalled in Book I of the Images. Jeffrey La Deur, takes this further by bookending his performances of the Images and Book II of the Preludes by two pieces by Rameau.

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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 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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