JOYCE DIDONATO GREAT SCOTT Life meets art as Joyce DiDonato stars in the world-premiere recording of Great Scott, a new opera written especially for her by Jake Heggie.

AUGUSTIN HADELICH PAGANINI: 24 CAPRICES Winner in 2015 of the inaugural Warner Music Prize, Hadelich releases his first recording for Warner Classics: Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin.

ALEXANDRE THARAUD & JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS BRAHMS: SONATAS Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras in a programme of two Brahms cello sonatas and Hungarian Dance transcriptions.

EDGAR MOREAU & DAVID KADOUCH SONATAS Cellist Edgar Moreau and pianist David Kadouch in a programme of sonatas by Franck, Poulenc, Rita Strohl and Fernand de La Tombelle.

PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI MOZART: PIANO CONCERTOS This pairing of concertos Nos 25 and 27, recorded with Chamber Orchestra of Europe is Piotr Anderszewski’s third album of Mozart concertos.

GAUTIER CAPUÇON INTUITION A captivating album of short pieces brining together muchloved lollipops by Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Massenet, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Elgar.

RENAUD CAPUCON BARTOK: VIOLIN CONCERTOS Renaud Capuçon expands his wide-ranging concerto discography performing Bartók with the London Symphony Orchestra under François-Xavier Roth.

KYUNG WHA CHUNG FRANCK & DEBUSSY SONATAS The centrepiece of this Frenchthemed recital by legendary violinist Kyung Wha Chung is the splendid violin sonata by César Franck.

LES VENTS FRANCAIS FEAT. EMMANUEL PAHUD CONCERTANTE! The members of Les Vents Français, which has been described as “the wind-quintet equivalent of a supergroup” in five examples of the sinfonia concertante.

DAVID AARON CARPENTER MOTHERLAND The star violist brings together concertos by Dvorˇák, Bartók, Walton and a dance cycle by contemporary composer Alexey Shor.