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Music of Edgar Meyer (Double Concerto for Cello and Double Bass/Concerto for Double Bass) and Bottesini (Double Bass Concerto/Grand Duo Concertante) performed by the composer with cellist Yo Yo Ma and violinist Josha Bell, St. Paul CO/Wolff (SONY CLASSICAL)

Volume I in a series of film music of Vaughan Williams featuring previously unrecorded music for Scott of the Antartic, Coastal Command Suite and The People's Land played by the BBC Philharmonic/Rumon Gamba (CHANDOS)

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)

Quality budget reissues of historic recordings by Sir Thomas Beecham and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Goldmark's Rustic Wedding Symphony, Dvorak's Symphonic Variations, orchestral music of Wagner, and music of Berlioz: Te Deum and Les Frances-Juges and Waverly Overtures (IDLEWILD REISSUES)

FRANCO CORELLI stars in two live performances of La Gioconda (1964, 1966), and excerpts from Verdi's La forza del destino (1965) and Don Carlos (1966) with the Philadelphia Lyric Opera conducted by Anton Guadagno (BEL CANTO SOCIETY/MYTO)

Symphonies of Shostakovich (Nos. 1, 11 and 12), Rachmaninoff (No. 2) and Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini, with Vakhtang Jordania conducting the Royal Philharmonic, Russian Federal and Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestras, on a new mid-price label (ANGELOK)

Paavo Järvi conducts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Symphony No. 2 of Sibelius and Symphony No. 5 of Tubin; Benjamin Zander leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 6 (TELARC)

Renée Fleming's Bel Canto CD of arias of Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini, plus a DVD film exploring her life and career with interviews and excerpts from performances (DECCA)

Budget reissue of a rare early '50's recording of Verdi's Requiem with soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, Moscow Philharmonic Orch & Chorus/Igor Markevitch (LOCKED IN THE VAULT)

Live broadcast performances from 1943 of Beethoven's Concerto No. 3 (Rubinstein/Orch/Ormandy) and Concerto No. 4 (Hofmann/NYP/Mitropoulos) (MUSIC & ARTS)

Huge budget set reissues of symphonies of Anton Bruckner (Dresden State O/Eugen Jochum), symphonies and other orchestral works of Vaughan Williams (various orch/Sir Adrian Boult), and orchestral music of Strauss (Soloists/Dresden State O/Rudolf Kempe) (EMI CLASSICS)

Orchestral music of Ernest Fanelli and Bourgault-Ducoudray played by the Slovak Radio SO/Adriano, and El-Khoury played by the National Orchestra of Ukraine/Vladimir Sirenko (MARCO POLO / NAXOS)

Three more multiple-CD budget releases of symphonies and other orchestral works of Sibelius (Soloists/Helsinki & Bournemouth SO/Berglund), Beethoven's symphonies and piano concertos (Daniel Barenboim/Philharmonia O/Otto Klemperer), and all of Mahler's symphonies (Soloists/London PO/Klaus Tennstedt) (EMI CLASSICS)

Martinu's The Epic of Gilgamesh performed by soloists with the Slovak Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Zdenek Kosler (NAXOS)

Ivory Classics issues a Fifth Anniversary CD featuring nine pianists in recordings never before on CD including Turina's Rapsodia sinfónica and Paderewski's Fantasie Polonaise recorded by Earl Wild in 1968 and 1970. (IVORY CLASSICS)

Reissues of Earl Wild's spectacular recordings of Scharwenka's Piano Concerto No. 1 (with Boston SO/Leinsdorf) and Paderewski's Piano Concerto (London SO/Fiedler), recorded in 1969 and 1970 (ELAN)