The host of The Evening Program is here to steer your holiday shopping in the right direction. View Jim’s 2019 Favorite Things below.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Antal Dorati
Philips 442562 (2 CDs) (M)

Handel: Messiah
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
Philips 4383562 (2 CDs) (M)

The Chanukkah Story
Western Wind
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 1; En Saga
Gothenburg Symphony, Santtu-Matias Rouvali
Alpha 440

Bernstein: Symphonies
Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Sir Antonio Pappano
Warner Classics 56618 (3 CDs)

Beethoven: Piano Concertos
Jan Lisiecki, piano; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Deutsche Grammophon 4837637 (3 CDs)

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 
Igor Levit, piano
Sony 843182 (9 CDs)

Beethoven: Symphonies 
Vienna Philharmonic, Andris Nelsons
Deutsche Grammophon 4837071 (5 CDs)

Rued Langgaard: Symphonies
Vienna Philharmonic, Sakari Oramo
Dacapo 6.220653

Saint-Saens: Piano Concertos 
Bertrand Chamayou, piano; National Orchestra of France, Emmanuel Krivine
Warner Classics 563426

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrich Mortensen
CPO 5551582 (2 CDs)

Vikingur Olafsson
Deutsche Grammophon 483 5022

The Berlin Recital
Yuja Wang, piano
Deutsche Grammophon 483 6280

Debussy: Late Works
Various artists
Harmonia Mundi 902303

Franck, Vierne: Violin Sonatas
Alina Ibragimova, violin; Cédric Tiberghien, piano
Hyperion 68204

Shostakovich: String Quartets 
Goldmund Quartet
Berlin Classics 301068

Finzi: Choral Music
Choir of Trinity College, Stephen Layton
Hyperion 68222

Cardoso: Requiem, Lamentations, Magnificat
Cupertinos, Luis Toscano
Hyperion 68252

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
BBC Symphony and Chorus, Martyn Brabbins
Hyperion 68245

Schumann: Songs
Christian Gerhaher, baritone; Gerold Huber, piano
Sony 889192

Wagner, Strauss: Arias and Songs
Lisa Davidsen, soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen
Decca B003030802

Halévy: La Reine de Chypre
Paris Chamber Orchestra, Hervé Niquet
Editions Singulares 1032 (2 CDs)

Esa-Pekka Salonen: The Complete Sony Recordings
Sony 471852 (71 CDs)

Bruno Walter: The Columbia Album Collection
Sony 5923242 (77 CDs)

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