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DVD videos of Bellini's Norma with Montserrat Caballé, Jon Vickers and Josephne Veasey from an Orange Festival 1974 production, Giordano's Andrea Chénier with Franco Corelli from a 1973 Italian Television broadcast, Mozart's Marriage of Figaro from the 1966 Salzburg Festival with Karl Bohm conducting, and Donizetti's Roberto Devereux with Beverly Sills from a 1975 Wolf Trap performance (VIDEO ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL / HARDY CLASSICS / TDK)

Complete works for piano and orchestra of Gabriel Pierné played by Stephen Coombs with the BBC Scottish Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp, and three piano sonatas of Hummel played by Stephen Hough (HYPERION)

Fritz Reiner's 1952 Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro with a cast including Cesare Siepi, Giuseppe Valdengo, Nadine Conner, Mildred Miller and Jean Madeira (BONGIOVANNI )

Gabriel Pierné's complete works for piano and orchestra played by Stephen Coombs with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp, and three piano sonatas of Johann Nepomuk Hummel played by Stephen Hough (HYPERION)

Two live performances of Beethoven's Fidelio conducted by Otto Klemperer, one from Covent Garden 1961 with Jon Vickers, Sena Jurinac, Hans Hotter and Gottlob Frick, the other a Hungarian State Opera performance from 1948 (TESTAMENT / URANIA)

1953 performances of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor (Berlin; Stader, Haefliger, Fischer-Dieskau conducted by Fricsay) and Puccini's Tosca (Bavarian Radio; Rysanek, Hoppe, Metternich conducted by Richard Krauss) both sung in German (MYTO)

Two important releases of recordings by the late tenor Franco Corelli, one a collection of all of his 1955-1958 Cetra recordings, the other previously unissued EMI recordings (WARNER FONIT / EMI CLASSICS).

24 Mazurkas and other piano music of Karol Szymanowski played by Marc-André Hamelin, and Auerbach's 24 Preludes and other works for violin and piano played by Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe (HYPERION / BIS)

Pricey reissues of Artur Rubinstein playing Brahms (Sonata No. 3 in F minor), and Chopin (four scherzi, Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Sonata No. 3 in B minor) (JVC)

Premiere recordings of Don Gillis' Star-Spangled Symphony and Amarillo—A Symphonic Celebration, plus A Dance Symphony, played by Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Ian Hobson, and a collection of "Verdi Discoveries" with Riccardo Chailly conducting (ALBANY / DECCA)

Multi-channel issue of soprano Anna Netrebko's initial operatic solo disk, with the Vienna Phiharmonic conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, and four-channel issue of Leonard Slatkin's Saint Louis recording of Prokofiev's Ivan the Terrible (DGG / MOBILE FIDELITY)

Multi-channel issues of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 played by Arcadi Volodos (Berlin Philharmonic/Seiji Ozawa), Lang Lang (Chicago Symphony/Daniel Barenboim) and Nicolai Lugansky (Russian National Orchestra/Kent Nagano) (SONY CLASSICAL / DGG / PENTATONE)

Multi-channel issues of highlights from Tchaikovsky's opera The Queen of Spades with Russian soloists, chorus and the Philharmonia of Russia conducted by Constantine Orbelian, and Liszt's Dante Symphony and symphonic poem Tasso with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein (DELOS / TELARC)

Vakhtang Jordania conducts his own edition of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony as well as the same composer's Variations on a Rococo Theme with cellist Dong-oo Lee, with the Russian Federal Orchestra, and Vladimir Ziva conducts the Moscow Symphony in a collection of shorter works of Glazunov (ANGELOK)