Here is what was at the top of the Ionarts playlist for the week. Click on the link to read a review (if we have published one) or the album picture to buy it through Amazon (if available).
Prokofiev, Ivan the Terrible, N. Putilin, L. Sokolova, Rotterdam Philharmonic, V. Gergiev (remastered, 2007)
Britten, Peter Grimes, P. Pears, Covent Garden, B. Britten (remastered, 2006)
Review (live performance)
R. Strauss, Arabella, A. Dermota, E. Wächter, Vienna Philharmonic, G. Solti (remastered, 2006)