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DVD Videos of a 1965 color film of Puccini's Tosca starring Franco Corelli, a 1958 black and white film of Verdi's Otello with Mario del Monaco, the Carmen Ballet with Bizet's music adapted by Shchedrin danced by Maya Plitsetkaya, and a documentary Tosca's Kiss about the life of retired opera singers in Casa di Riposo, founded by Giuseppe Verdi a century ago (HARDY CLASSICS / VIDEO ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL / EMI CLASSICS)

Philip Glass's Cello Concerto and Concert Fantasy for Two Timpanists, with Julian Lloyd Weber, Evelyn Glennie and Jonathan Haas, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic conducted by Gerard Schwarz, and Hoover's Medieval Suite, Corligliano's Pied Piper Fantasy and Chen Yi's The Golden Flute performed by Alexa Still with the New Zealand Symphony conducted by James Sedares (ORANGE MOUNTAIN / KOCH INTERNATIONAL)

Mercury's first SACD releases in three-track sound: Stravinsky with Antal Dorati and the London Symphony, Respighi with Dorati and the Philharmonia Hungarica, Paul Paray conducting overtures of Suppé and Auber, Rachmaninoff's Concertos 2 and 3 with Byron Janis and Dorati, and Bach solo cello music played by Janos Starker (MERCURY)

Release of the complete 1953 Library of Congress concert with Leontyne Price and Samuel Barber which included the world premiere of Barber's Hermit Songs, a collection of piano music of Turina played by Sara Davis Buechner, Respighi played by the Baltimore Symphony conducted by Sergiu Comissiona and the Australian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Lyndon Gee, and a CD devoted to music performed on the Ondes Martenot, and Itzhak Perlman's first RCA recording finally issued (BRIDGE / KOCH CLASSICS / VANGUARD CLASSICS / NAXOS)

Mid-price reissues of operatic recital recordings by soprano Eleana Souliotis, and tenors Giuseppe Di Stefano and Mario Del Monaco (DECCA)

The new music group Eighth Blackbird performs Kellogg's Divinum Mysterium and Crumb's Vox Balaenae (CEDILLE)

SACD reissues of well-known older recordings: Lorin Maazel and the Cleveland Orchestra performing Berlioz' Fantastic symphony and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, Louis Lane conducting Copland, Robert Shaw conducting Hindemith, and Erich Kunzel conducting Tchaikovsky and Gershwin (TELARC)

Ramirez's Missa Criolla, Missa Luba and Misa Flamenca all coupled together with a DVD, Emmanuel Pahud in music for flute and harp, with Mariko Anraku, and works of Franck, Strauss and Widor, with pianist Eric le Sage; Sarah Chang's CD of violin sonatas of Franck, Saint-Saëns and Ravel, and "The Golden Age of Light Music" (PHILIPS / EMI CLASSICS / GUILD)

Superb new transfers of important Arturo Toscanini broadcasts: Verdi's Otello from 1947, two American concerts from 1942 and 1944 including Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Piano Concerto in F (with Earl Wild and Oscar Levant), and the BBC 1938 broadcast of Verdi's Requiem, and Leopold Stokowski's complete September 25, 1955 Carnegie Hall concert including the US premiere of Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 9 and other works of Riegger, Hovhaness and Creston (GUILD / TESTAMENT / CALA)

Reissues of recordings by tenor Enrico Caruso (Volume Eleven in a series), tenor Fritz Wunderlich in German radio operetta recordings, a Spanish collaction by soprano Victoria de Los Angeles, a collection of recordings by famous Vienna State Opera singers during Gustav Mahler's tenure, and another CD of baritone Robert Merrill (NAXOS / ARTS ARCHIVES / EMI CLASSICS / SYMPOSIUM / PREISER)

Two collections of Jewish songs: When the Rabbi Danced performed by Counterpoint directed by Robert De Cormier, and Zuckerman's The Year in Jewish Song performed by the Goldene Keyte Singers (ALBANY TROY / CENTAUR)

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