This may be a significant Beethoven anniversary year, but Bach still looms large for many people, as a few of this month's selections prove. There are two new readings of the Goldberg Variations: one by the idiosyncratic Lang Lang, the other a novel transcription by harpist Parker Ramsay. The piano duo Tal and Groethuysen worked with composer Reinhard Febel on his interpretation of The Art of the Fugue. Other highlights of recent releases include a new staging of Britten's Peter Grimes; Eric Whitacre's choral cycle The Sacred Veil; and the venerable Seiji Ozawa, now in his mid-eighties, conducting -- what else? -- Beethoven!

Accentus, Fran?ois-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles - Camille Saint-Sa?ns: Le Timbre d'Argent
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 3
ARC Ensemble - Music in Exile: Chamber Works by Walter Kaufmann
Craig Armstrong, Calum Martin - The Edge of the Sea
Joshua Bell - At Home with Music
Alexey Birkus, Elisa Balbo, Fabrizio Maria Carminati - Rossini: Mo?se
Ivor Bolton, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg - Joseph Haydn: Il Ritorno di Tobia
Cappella Romana - Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia
Renaud Capu?on, Gautier Capu?on, Frank Braley - Beethoven: Piano Trios - Archduke, Ghost
Ray Chen - Solace
Cupertinos, Luís Toscano - Duarte Lobo: Masses, Responsories & Motets
Thomas Dausgaard, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Tragic Overture; Hungarian Dances
Tabea Debus - Ohrwurm
Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic - Charles Ives: Complete Symphonies
Duo Tal & Groethuysen - Reinhard Febel, J.S. Bach: 18 Studies on "The Art of the Fugue"
Kevin John Edusei, Münchner Symphoniker - Franz Schubert: Symphonie Nr. 3; Symphony Nr. 7 E-Dur
Byron Fidetzis, Athens Philharmonic Orchestra - Vasily Kalafati: Symphony in A minor; Légende; Polonaise
Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Inna Galatenko, Oleg Bezborodko, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Lyndon-Gee - Silvestrov: Symphony No. 7; Ode to a Nightingale; Piano Concertino
Lukas Geniu?as - Chopin: Mazurkas; Sonate No. 3
Grossman Ensemble - Fountain of Time
Katia Guedes, Anna Gütter, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Vladimir Stoupel - Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Wir Gratulieren!
Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - The Magic of Polyphony
Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, Denise Gainey - Lori Laitman: The Secret Exit; Kalmen Opperman: Un seul; Diana Rosenblum: Winter Rain
iSing Silicon Valley - Here I Stand
Vladimir Jurowski, Sarah Connolly, Robert Dean Smith, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Isaac Karabtchevsky, S?o Paulo Symphony Orchestra - Carmago Guarnieri: Ch?ros, Vol. 1 - Seresta
Junhong Kuang, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Darrell Ang - Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Ponce: Concierto del sur; Garcia: China Sings!
Piers Lane, Goldner String Quartet - D'Erlanger, Dunhill: Piano Quintets
Lang Lang - Bach: Goldberg Variations
Fran?ois Leleux, Emmanuel Strosser - Bienvenue en France
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Eric Whitacre - Eric Whitacre: The Sacred Veil
Ursula Paludan Monberg - The Early Horn
Seiji Ozawa, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Beethoven 7, Leonore 3
Pacifica Quartet, Chris Murphy - Contemporary Voices
Emmanuel Pahud, Orchestre National de France - Alexandre Desplat: Airlines
Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Daishin Kashimoto - Vienne 1900
Tobias Picker, Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero - Tobias Picker: Opera Without Words; The Encantadas
Francesco Piemontesi, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Andrew Manze - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 27; Rondo K. 386
Philippe Pierlot, Lucile Boulanger, Myriam Rignol, Rolf Lislevand - Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe et ses filles
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Orchestra of the Americas - Manuel de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat; Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Quatuor ébène- Beethoven Around the World: The Complete String Quartets
The Queen's Six - Journeys to the New World
Parker Ramsay - Bach: Goldberg Variations
Riga Cathedral Choir School Mixed Choir, Jurgis Cabulis - Jan?evskis: Aeternum
Fran?ois-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5; Gossec: Symphonie à 17 parties
Christopher Rountree - Missy Mazzoli & Royce Vavrek: Proving Up
Arash Safaian, Sebastian Knauer, Zürcher Kammerorchester - This Is (Not) Beethoven
Rapha?l Sévère, Paul Montag - On Tour
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Henry Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II, Vol. 3
Stuart Skelton, Erin Wall, Edward Gardner - Britten: Peter Grimes
Kian Soltani, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim - Dvo?ák: Cello Concerto
Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Michael Gandolfi: Imaginary Numbers; Richard Prior: … of shadow and light …; James Oliverio: Dynasty
Spektral Quartet - Experiments in Living
Choir of St John's Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha - Finnissy: Pious Anthems & Voluntaries
Liza Stepanova - E Pluribus Unum
Christopher Tin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - To Shiver the Sky
Trio Wanderer, Ekatarina Semenchuk, Christophe Gaugué, Catherine Montier - Shostakovich: Piano Quintet; Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok
World Choir for Peace, Nicol Matt, Lavinia Meijer - Peaceful Choir: New Sound of Choral Music
Xuefei Yang - Sketches of China