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"Gala Concert" recorded in Munich in 1974 featuring soprano LEONIE RYSANEK and tenor JAMES KING in music of Ponchielli, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Strauss and Wagner (MELODRAM)

The Mystic Flame, a "choral symphony" by Michael Horvit with soloists, chorus and orchestra conducted by Franz Anton Krager (ALBANY TROY)

Music of Brian Fennelly including Thoreau Fantasy No. 2, Lunar Halos and Chrysalis performed by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Joel Eric Suben (ALBANY TROY)

Music of Irwin Bazelon: Symphony No. One, Early American Suite and Merry Wives of Windsor Suite, played by the Sofia Orchestra/Harold Farberman, cond. (ALBANY TROY)

Gliere's Symphony No. 3 "Ilya Murometz" played by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein (TELARC)

Barber's Piano Concerto, Die Natalie, Medea excerpts and Commando March performed by pianist Stephen Prutsman with the Royal Scottish National Orch/Marin Alsop (NAXOS)

Reissues of 1933 recordings of music of Stravinsky (Fireworks), Mossolov (Iron Foundry), Glazunov (From the Middle Ages) and de Sabata (Juventus), and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 recorded in 1947, all with Victor de Sabata conducting (NAXOS)

Two important reissues of recordings made 1947-1949 by Leopold Stokowski and the New York Philharmonic including music of Wagner, Messiaen, Griffes, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian and Schoenberg (CALA RECORDS)

A complete recording from Nashville of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story with Kenneth Schermerhorn conducting (NAXOS)

Mahler's Symphony No. 5 with the Berlin PO/Rattle, and Mahler's Symphony No. 8 (plus Schoenberg's Jacob's Ladder) with soloists, chorus and the Baden-Baden Orchestra/Gielen (EMI/HANSSLER)

Partita, Epifanía and other works for tuned gongs composed by Leonard Salzedo performed by ensembles/choruses directed by Pavel Burda, Sharon Hansen and Robert Porter (ALBANY/TROY)

A major discovery for those who enjoy big-scale orchestral music - Tragic Overture and Three Episodes from Odysseus by Ernst Boehe played by the Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic conducted by Werner Andreas Albert (cpo) (cpo)

A superb collection of orchestral works of Revueltas: Sensemayá, La noche de los Mayas and La Coronela played by the Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra conducted by Enrique Barrios (NAXOS)

Music of American composer Alan Shulman in live performances from NBC with conductors Leonard Bernstein, Guido Cantelli, Milton Katims and Don Gillis (BRIDGE)

Lieder of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, including some premiere recordings,  performed by baritone Dietrich Henschel with pianist Helmut Deutsch, and by mezzo-soprano Gigi Mitchell-Velasco with the Linz Bruckner Orchestra/Caspar Richter  (HARMONIA MUNDI/ASV)

Music of Portuguese composer Joly Braga Santos (Symphonic Variations on a Popular Song/Symphony No. 4) in superb performances by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland conducted by ēlvaro Cassuto (MARCO POLO)