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A budget reissue of music of David Diamond (Symphony No. 3, Kaddish, Psalm) with cellist Janos Starker and the Seattle Symphony
Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwartz (NAXOS)

Two major Leopold Stokowski issues: excerpts from Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov with bass Nicola Rossi-Lemeni and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, and excerpts from Wagner's Parsifal with the Symphony of the Air; also music of Vaughan Williams, Schoenberg and Wagner recorded at the Library of Congress with the Symphony of the Air (CALA / BRIDGE)

New multi-channel SACD reissues of Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmoic in music of Copland (Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Billy the Kid, El Salón México) and Tchaikovskky (Symphony No. 4, Nutcracker Suite) (SONY CLASSICAL)

New multi-channel SACD recordings of music of Hovhaness (including Mysterious Mountain) with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwartz, and a program of French music played by cellist Yo-Yo Ma with pianist Kathryn Stott (TELARC / SONY CLASSICAL)

New multi-channel SACD recordings of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 and Kindertotenlieder with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, and a new recording by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano of music of Theofanidis (Rainbow Body), Barber (Symphony No. 1), Copland (Appalachian Spring) and Higdon (Blue Cathedral) (SFSO DELOS / TELARC)

Multi-channel SACD recordings of Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic in Holst's The Planets and excerpts from Britten's Peter Grimes, and Kristian Jarvi conducting the Norrlands Opera Orchestra in John Adams' Fearful Symmetries and The Chairman Dances, and Sumera's Symphony No. 2 (SONY CLASSICAL / CC N'C)

Two new multi-channel DVD Audio releases, Holst's The Planets and The Mystic Trumpeter with soprano Claire Rutter and and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones, and Elgar's Symphony No. 3 as completed by Anthony Payne with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra directed by Paul Daniel (NAXOS)

Piano etudes of Ligeti played by Idel Biret (NAXOS)

Two new recordings of Turandot, one sung in English with Jane Eaglen, Dennis O'Neill and Mary Plazas, David Parry conducting; the other with Giovanna Cassolla, Lando Bartolini and Masako Deguci, with Alexander Rahbari conducting (CHANDOS / NAXOS)

Important reissues of Leopold Stokowski conducting Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Sibelius, Borodin and Tchaikovsky, and Morton Gould conducting Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg, Borodin, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius (REDISCOVERY)

Live concert recordings by tenor Richard Tucker recorded in 1971 and 1972 including his only recording of music of Wagner (the Prize Song from Die Meistersinger) (PREMIERE OPERA)

Reissues of Istvan Keresz's 1965 recording with the London Symphony Orchestra of Bruckner's Symphony No. 4, and Strauss's Don Quixote and Till Eulenspiegel with cellist Paul Tortelier and the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Rudolf Kempe (TESTAMENT)

Contralto Kathleen Ferrier in a live performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with tenor Julius Patzak, Bruno Walter and the Vienna Philharmonic recorded in 1952, and a reissue of the commercial recording made two days earlier (TAHRA / NAXOS)

Two CDs of symphonies, orchestral works and a song cycle by Danish composer Paul von Klenau played by the Odense Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jan Wagner with alto Susanne Resmark (cpo)

Three sets in a new "Rediscovered" series featuring live concert recordings made in Carnegie Hall by soprano Leontyne Price (1965), and pianists Vladimir Horowitz (1975) and Sviatoslav Richter (1960) (RCA)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts all nine Beethoven symphonies with soloists, the City of Birmingham Orchestra Chorus and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (EMI CLASSICS)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold's last opera, Die Kathrin, has its recording premiere with a cast headed by Melanie Diener and David Rendall with the BBC Concert Singers and BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins (cpo)

Treasures for the opera lover - budget issues of Verdi's Il trovatore with Björling, Milanov, Warren and Barbieri recorded in 1952, plus separate collections of Björling opera/operetta recordings from 1930-1938, and songs, all sung in Swedish (NAXOS)

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