I know that enthusiasm about individual discs tends, for some reason, not to get much of a response in the forum, but enthuse I must after just having heard the Pentatone 'Music for a time of war' disc from the Oregon Symphony under Carlos Kalmar.
The programme is Ives's Unanswered Question, Adams's The Wound-Dresser, Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem and Vaughan Williams's 4th Symphony. I'm not sure that Britten would have liked what gets written about his work in the lively, intelligent but slightly idiosyncratic liner notes from Steven Kruger (it's described effectively as a 'Battle of Britain' piece), and VW was famously dismissive about his 4th being seen as a comment on the times. Yet even so, as a thoughtful, thought-through programme (war associations or not), it's outstanding, and so is the execution - the first three pieces are played without elaborate pause (this is a live recording, and so keeps that), and the invitation to think about connections between the works is rich. The VW4 given after what would have been the interval strikes me as very good, too, gaining in ferocity as it goes.
Pentatone's sound is superb.
Alex Ross caught the programme at the Carnegie Hall a few days after this recording was taped, and what he has to say about the music-making then I think applies to this CD, which I would warmly recommend: