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Multi-channel releases of "Night Music" by Mozart played by the English Consort directed by Andrew Manze, and music of Hildegard Von Bingen sung by Anonymous 4 (HARMONIA MUNDI)

Multi-channel releases of "Epics"—film music of Rozsa, Jarre, Steiner, Williams and many others performed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by Erich Kunzel, and Telarc Classical SACD Sampler 2 (TELARC)

Four sets of reissues of Welte-Mignon and Duo-Art piano rolls of performances by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Enrique Granados and Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler all in superb new transfers (PIERIAN)

Mid-priced reissues of Arturo Toscanini conducting Berlioz (Harold in Italy, with William Primrose/Les Francs Juges Overture/ Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet/Rakoczy March), and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with Milanov, Castagna, Bjoerling and Kipnis, and his only performance of Beethoven's Choral Fantasy (MUSIC & ARTS)

A live performance of Mozart's Magic Flute from Salzburg 1960 with Fritz Wunderlich, Gottlob Frick, Erika Koth and Walter Berry with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Joseph Keilberth (GOLDEN MELODRAM)

Budget price reissues of Beethoven's complete music for The Creatures of Prometheus performed by the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Louis Lane, and Virtuosi di Philadelphia, a collection of music to display strings, percussion and winds of the Philadelphia Orchestra, with Eugene Ormandy conducting (LOCKED IN THE VAULT)

Reissues of 1949-1950 recordings of tenor Eugene Conley, 1949-1950, 1908-1911 recordings by tenor Giovanni Zenatello, and a 2-CD set of recordings by soprano Maggie Teyte made from 1932-1948 including a group of Debussy songs with Alfred Cortot as accompanist (PREISER / NAXOS)

SACD multi-channel recordings of Haydn's Symphonies 22, 44 and 64 played by the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra conducted by Marco Boni, and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf narrated by Sophia Loren, and Beintus' Wolf Tracks narrated by Bill Clinton, with the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano (PENTATONE )

SACD multi-channel recordings of Missa Mexicana performed by The Harp Consort directed by Andrew Lawrence-King, and choral works of Arvo Pärt performed by the Theatre of Voices directed by Paul Hillier (HARMONIA MUNDI)

SACD multi-channel recordings of Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture played by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam conducted by Yakov Kreizberg, and Russian Orthodox Church music performed by the Russian Orthodox Church Choir of Paris with tenor Nicolai Gedda (PENTATONE )

Music of José Serebrier including Symphony No. 3 (Symphonie mysterique), Passacaglia and Perpetuum Mobile, Elegy for Strings and Fantasia, with soprano Carole Farley and the Toulouse National Orchestra conducted by the composer (NAXOS)

Music of Joseph-Hector Fiocco: Missa Solemnis, Ave Maria and Homo quidam, performed by soloists with the Cappella Brugensis and Collegium Instrumentali Brugensis conducted by Patrick Peire (NAXOS)

Music of the 20th Century played by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: Honegger Symphony No. 5 (Ansermet, 1951), Stravinsky Rite of Spring (Markevitch, 1952), Janacek Sinfonietta (Kubelik, 1955), Webern Passacaglia/Six Movements for Orchestra (Mehta, 1983), Berg Der Wien/Schoenberg Pelleas and Melisande (Dorow/Böhm, 1969), Schmidt Symphony No. 2 (Leinsdorf, 1983), Wellesz Prosperos Beschwörungen (Haitink, 1985). (ANDANTE)

Five twin-CD sets in a new "The Very Best Of" budget series, devoted to Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Tito Gobbi, Nicolai Gedda and Giuseppe di Stefano (EMI CLASSICS)