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Budget reissues of the 1931 La Scala recording of Boito's Mefistofele with Nazzareno de Angelis, Mafalda Favero, Giannina Arangi-Lombardi and Antonio Melandri, with Lorenzo Molajoli conducting, and the 1935 Paris recording of Charpentier's Louise with Ninon Vallin, Georges Thill and André Pernet, with Eugène Bigot conducting (NAXOS)

A 4-CD set of live Mahler performances conducted by Otto Klemperer (Symphonies 2, 4 and 9) and Kindertotenlieder (with George London), with various orchestras recorded from 1955 to 1968, and an issue of Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with Kathleen Ferrier, Bruno Walter and the Vienna Philharmonic recorded in 1949 and Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with soprano Desi Halban and the New York Philharmonic conducted by Bruno Walter (MUSIC & ARTS / NAXOS)

Ernest Toch's String Quartets Nos. 6 and 12 played by the Verdi Quartet (cpo)

Live concert recordings from 1952 of Solomon performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Eduard van Beinum and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Kansas City Philharmonic conducted by Hans Schweiger, and a budget reissue of Welte-Mignon piano roll recordings including performances by Paderewski, Lhevinne, Hofmann, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns, Petri and Horowitz (APR / NAXOS)

Budget-priced reissues of Sibelius with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham (rec. 1935-1939) and Beethoven and Schubert conducted by Willem Mengelberg with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1927-1942) (NAXOS)

Super audio quality reissues of Van Cliburn's 1958 recording of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Kiril Kondrashin conducting, and Jascha Heifetz' 1955 recording of Beethoven's violin concerto with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony (JVC)

Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety," Candide Overture and West Side Story Symphonic Dances performed by pianist Jean Louis Steuermann and the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Judd (NAXOS)

Two releases of live BBC performances: Sejna Jurinac sings Strauss' Four last Songs and Christa Ludwig sings Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer and songs of Mahler, Brahms and Strauss, and Evgeny Svetlanov conducts the London Symphony in Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherzade, and the USSR Symphony Orchestra in Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy (BBC LEGENDS)

Recordings by German tenor Carl Hauss (1892-1982) one of the leading tenors of his era singing Verdi, Puccini and Wagner, and Canadian-born American bass-baritone George London (1919-1985) including works of Mozart, Gounod, Mussorgsky and Wagner (PREISER)

George Rochberg's Black Sounds, Transcendental Variations and Symphony No. 2 played by the Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christopher Lydon-Gee (NAXOS)

Lopatnikoff's Festival Overture, Piano Concerto No. 2 by Helps, Kurka's Symphony No. 2 and the first complete recording of Virgil Thomson's ballet Filling Station, played by the Albany Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Alan Miller (ALBANY/TROY)

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