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DVD video releases of Leontyne Price in Act III of Aida recorded in 1958 and a concert with Charles Dutoit conducting in 1982; Magda Olivero in Puccini's Tosca recorded in 1960 and lengthy interviews with her, a 1950 Italian TV film of Menotti's The Medium with Maria Powers, and Volume III in Great Stars of the Opera—performances from the Bell Telephone Hour by leading singers of the time (VAI VIDEO ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL / HARDY CLASSIC VIDEO)

DVD video release of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, and Bolshoi/Kirov ballet productions of Cinderella, Nutcracker and Giselle, all in fake "surround sound" and poorly produced (ABC)

DVD multichannel audio releases of Four Last Songs and Ein Heldenleben by Strauss with soprano Gita-Maria Sjöberg and the Odense Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jan Wagner, and A Sea Symphony of Vaughan Williams with soloists and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel (SILVERLINE / NAXOS)

The third CD of Leopold Stokowski/New York Philharmonic Columbia recordings, live performances of excerpts from Othello and Faust recorded in Covent Garden 1926-1928, reissue of Mengelberg's live 1939 Concertgebouw performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, and three 2-CD sets of recordings by Paul Van Kempen with the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw and other orchestras (CALA / PEARL / NAXOS / TAHRA)

Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and suites from On the Waterfront and On the Town performed by soloists with the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop (NAXOS)

Audiophile reissues of Fritz Reiner's 1955-56 Chicago Symphony recordings of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Liszt's Mephisto Waltz, Smetana's Bartered Bride Overture and Dvorak's Carnival Overture, and Pierre Monteux's 1959 Boston Symphony Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 (JVC)

David Diamond's Symphony No. 8, This Sacred Ground and music from the ballet TOM, with soloists, chorus and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz (NAXOS)

DVD audio multi-channel reissues of recordings by the Utah Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maurice Abravanel (Mahler, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky), the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sergiu Comissiona (Tchaikovsky, Franck, Saint-Saëns), a Tchaikovsky concert with Pierre Monteux and the London Symphony, and Prokofiev with Mario Rossi conducting (SILVERLINE)

Countertenor David Daniels with the Paris Orchestral ensemble conducted by John Nelson in Berlioz' Les Nuits d'ete, Ravel's Five Popular Greek Melodies and other music of Faure (VIRGIN CLASSICS)

Tenor Joseph Calleja's debut recital, bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff in a lieder recital, tenor Placido Domingo's 1985 Viennese album, and a twin-CD set featuring soprano Birgit Nilsson including her recording of Scandinavian songs making its first appearance on CD ( DECCA / DGG / EMI CLASSICS)

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