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Ravel's complete music for solo piano played by Heidi Lowry (BAYER)

Mendelssohn's five symphonies performed by soloists, chorus and the Madrid Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Maag (ARTS MUSIC)

Budget reissues of Andrea Chénier with Beniamino Gigli and Maria Caniglia recorded in 1941, Verdi's Aida with Renata Tebaldi and Mario del Monaco recorded in 1952, and EMI issues of Verdi's Aida with Maria Callas and Mario del Monaco recorded during a 1951 Mexico performance, and Puccini's Tosca with Callas, Renato Cioni and Tito Gobbi recorded at Covent Garden in 1964 (NAXOS / EMI CLASSICS)

Vadim Repin is soloist in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D and Myaskovsky's Violin Concerto in D Minor with the Kirov Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev (PHILIPS)

Reissues of Rafael Kubelik's 1951-1952 Chicago Symphony recordings of Mozart's Symphony No. 34, Bloch's Concerto Grosso and Tchaikovsky's Symphonies 4 and 6; also Eduard van Beinum's live performance wth the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra of Schubert's Great C-major symphony without the editing glitch that marred the original Audiophile Classics issue (SOUND DYNAMICS)

Leonie Rysanek's 1972 Vienna State Opera performance of Strauss' Salome with Karl Bohm conducting returns to the catalog (OPERA D'ORO)

Reissue of Leopold Stokowski's 1964 Phase Four recording with the London Symphony of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade in a new remastering, a CD that also includes Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave and a 22-minute rehearsal. (CALA)

Orchestral excerpts from Wagner's Parsifal, Tannhäuser and Tristan and Isolde with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (DGG)

Three recordings of Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, with Maxim Vengerov and the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Antonio Pappano (coupled with Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3 and Ravel's Tzigane; Mark Kaplan with the Barcelona/Catalonia Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Foster (coupled with Manen's Concierto Espagnole; and Howard Zhang with the Nicholaus Esterhazy Sinfonia conducted by Takuo Yuasa (coupled with Saint-Saëns' Havanaise, Ravel's Tzigane and Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy (EMI CLASSICS / KOCH INTERNATIONAL / NAXOS)

Gilbert Kaplan's recording of the "final" corrected version of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, the "Resurrection," with soloists Latonia Moore, soprano, and Nadja Michael, mezzo-soprano, with Wiener Singverein and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (DEUTSCHE GRAMOPHONE)

Chamber music of Takemitsu performed by Toronto New Music Ensemble, and music of Lutoslawski (including Dance Preludes, Double Concerto for Oboe and Harp, Chain I) performed by soloists with the Polish National Radio Orchestra onducted by Antoni Wit (NAXOS)

John McCabe's ballet Edward II performed by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Barry Wordsworth (HYPERION)

Budget reissues of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concertos 2 and 3 and Symphony No. 7 with pianist Gary Graffman, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mozart's Church Sonatas played by organist E. Power Biggs, and a 1962 recording of Orff's Carmina Burana with soloists and the Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Václav Smetácek (LOCKED IN THE VAULT)

New recordings of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Olga Kern/Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra/Christopher Seaman (coupled with Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini), and Lang Lang with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim (coupled with Mendelsson's Piano Concerto No. 1) (HARMONIA MUNDI / DEUTSCHE GRAMOPHONE)

Soprano Anna Netrebko's debut recording, a new recording by tenor Roberto Alagna called "Nessun Dorma," the complete 1955 Carnegie Hall concert by tenor Jussi Bjoerling, and a compilation of recordings by soprano Montserrat Caballé (DGG / EMI CLASSICS / RCA / DECCA)

Budget reissues of Renata Tebaldi's 1951 recordings of Puccini's Madama Butterfly and La Bohème recorded in Rome with Alberto Erede conducting, including several early Tebaldi aria recordings and excerpts from Bohème, an RCA recording with Giuseppe di Stefano and Licia Albanese (NAXOS)

Two deluxe three-CD sets of historic recordings of music of Igor Stravinsky with the composer as conductor/soloist, made from 1930-1950 including The Rite of Spring, Petrushka, L'Histoire du Soldat and other works, with the New York Philharmonic, other orchestras and ensembles (ANDANTE)

Rued Langgaard's Symphony No. 4 ("Leaf Fall"), and two versions of his Symphony No. 5, plus Summer Legend Dream performed by the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Daasgaard (DACAPO)

Multi-channel releases of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with soloists, chorus and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Donald Runnicles and a collection of Grieg, Dvorak and Elgar played by the Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra conducted by Conrad van Alphen (TELARC)