J.S. BACH: MOTETS (Archiv, 2 LPs).
These sacred choral works number among Bach's most perfect compositions. Hanns-Martin Schneidt conducts instruments and the Regensburg Cathedral Choir, all in glistening voice.
BLACK COMPOSERS SERIES (Columbia, 4 LPs). The initial releases in an ambitious series take a kaleidoscopic look at the music of black composers, from the contemporary William Grant Still back to 18th century Classicist Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
ELLIOTT CARTER: STRING QUARTETS NOS. 2 AND 3 (Columbia). Individual instruments may go their own melodic way in Carter's complex auditory scenarios, but the Juilliard Quartet plays with single conviction.
CHARLES IVES: THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY
(Columbia, 5 LPs). His centenary...