After winning the Paganini Competition in 1993, violinist Isabelle Faust quicklyestablished herself as one of the most intelligent and thoughtful violinists of her generation. Faust's interpretations are always based on a thorough knowledge of the historical context of the works as well as attention to current scholarship. Her new harmonia mundi recording of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto is no exception. Joined by Pablo Heras-Casado and the Freiburger Barockorchester, Faust sheds new light on this iconic work. Also on harmonia mundi, baritone Matthias Goerne tackles Bach's two cantatas for bass and Graham Ross and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge explore the Reformation's musical and cultural legacy. New releases from the Takács Quartet are always highly anticipated. The group's latest Hyperion album features chamber music of Dvorák. Also new on Hyperion, Angela Hewitt fans will welcome her second volume of Scarlatti sonatas, Steven Isserlis performs Haydn's two Cello Concertos and Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien offer volume four of their Mozart Violin Sonata cycle. After a long hiatus, the Opera Rara label returns to the solo recital format with releases featuring soprano Joyce El-Khoury and tenor Michael Spyres. In jazz, Edition Records presents the début recording from Rob Luft, winner of the prestigious Kenny Wheeler Music Prize. Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Loney dear is a personal favorite of Peter Gabriel. His latest release on Real World Records will take his career to a new level. On World Village, French band Lo'Jo return with [Fonetiq Flowers], serving up their signature blend of gypsy, African and French folk.