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Major historic reissues of performances by superb singers of the past: American soprano Geraldine Farrar (rec. 1907-1909), French bass Pol Plançon (rec. 1903-1908) and Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin (rec. 1907-1936), all treasures for the collector (ROMOPHONE / NAXOS)

Important reissues of recordings by two major singers of the past, Danish soprano Tenna Kraft and Greek mezzo-soprano Elena Nikolaidi (DANACORD / PREISER)

Budget-priced reissue of the historic 1951 Bayreuth performance of Wagner's Parsifal with Wolfgang Windgassn, Martha Mödl, George London and Ludwig Weber with Hans Knappertsbusch conducting (NAXOS)

Michael Torke's An American Abroad, Jasper, and Rapture (Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra) performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop with percussionist Colin Currie (NAXOS)

Orchestral works of Milanese composer Elisabetta Brusa (Firelights, Adagio, Wedding Song, Requiescat, Suite Grotesque and Favole) performed by the Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo (NAXOS)

Music of Jerome Moross: Frankie and Johnny, Those Everlasting Blues and Willie the Weeper with soloists and the Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra and Chamber Chorus conducted by Richard Rosenberg (NAXOS)

The first eight SACD issues of '70s Philips recordings in four-channel surround sound including performances by Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Colin Davis, Seiji Ozawa, Alan Civil and Stephen Kovacevich (PENTATONE)

Music of Tchaikovsky: a ballet treatement of the opera The Queen of Spades (Montreal Canadian Ballet/Lacombe), The Seasons and other piano music arranged for violin and orchestra (Nishizaki/Queensland SO/Breiner) and the complete Swan Lake Ballet (Russian State SO/Yablonsky) (ANALEKTA / NAXOS)

Music of Ned Rorem: End of Summer, Book of Hours and Bright Music performed by The Fibonacci Sequence (NAXOS)

Three budget-priced reissues of recordings 1904-1913 by soprano NELLIE MELBA, her first recordings, including arias and songs (NAXOS)

Two important budget-priced issues for vocal collectors, one devoted to soprano ERNA BERGER containing recordings from 1934-1949, the other a 2-CD set of soprano FRIDA LEIDER recordings from 1921-1943 (NAXOS)

Three superb budget-priced CDs of historic recordings by pianist IGNAZ FRIEDMAN made from 1923-1928 (NAXOS)

A big-scale work by Wynton Marsalis - All Rise - with soloists, chorus and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen (SONY CLASSICAL)

Reissue of arias, duets and songs recorded 1947-1950 by American tenor RICHARD TUCKER (PREISER)

Volumes 5 and 6 in a series of  recordings by pianist BENNO MOISEIWITSCH including works of Liszt, Grieg, Delius, Saint-Sa‘ns, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, Prokofiev and Granados (NAXOS)

Reissue of 1958 recording of Gounod's Faust with Victoria de Los Angeles, Nicolai Gedda, Boris Christoff, Ernest Blanc, Liliane Berton and Rita Gorr with the Paris National Opera Orchestra & Chorus/AndréCluytens (EMI CLASSICS)

A live 1953 performance of Bellini's Norma from Trieste with Maria Callas, Franco Corelli, Elena Nicolai and Boris Christoff, with Antonino Votto conducting (INSTITUTO DISCOGRAFICO ITALIANO)