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SACD multi-channel recordings of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Adam Fischer, Berlioz' Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conductged by Robert Spano, and a collection of "hero" music performed by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (CHANNEL CLASSICS / TELARC).

SACD multi-channel recordings of Rachmaninoff's and Prokofiev's Third piano concertos with Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, Mahler's Symphony No. 5 with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic, Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra, and Paavo Järvi conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Nielsen's Symphony No. 5 and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (DGG / TELARC).

A live 1948 broadcast performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with Eleanor Steber, Nan Merriman, William Hain and Lorenzo Alvary, the Westminster Choir and the New York Philharmonic conducted by Bruno Walter (MUSIC & ARTS).

Orchestral songs by Joseph Marx sung by Angera Maria Blasi and Stella Boufexis with the Bochum Symphony conducted by Steven Sloane, a collection of concert/broadcast performances by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf recorded 1941-1952, another compilation of recordings by soprano Beverly Sills, and an important issue of early recordings (1914-1949) of lieder of Gustav Mahler (ASV / GOLDEN MELODRAM / DGG / SYMPOSIUM)

Leon Fleisher's triumphant return to the recording studio playing music of Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin and Schubert, a disk called "Two Hands" (VANGUARD)

Symphonies 3 and 4 by Hermann David Koppel performed by the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Moshe Atzmon (DA CAPO)

A collection of operatic arias sung by the new Chinese tenor Yu Qiang Dai (EMI CLASSICS)

Ernst Toch's String Quartets Nos. 7 and 10, and Dedication, performed by the Buchberger Quartet (cpo)

EMI's Great Conductors of the 20th Century series continues with 2-CD sets devoted to Arturo Toscanini, Rafael Kubelik, Sergiu Celebidache and Herbert von Karajan (EMI)

Marc-André Hamelin plays piano music of Nikolai Kapustin, reissues of concertos of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Brahms with Alexis Weissenberg, Riccardo Muti and Herbert von Karajan conducting, and first CD issue of Mozart's Concerto No. 20 and Beethoven's Sonata No. 3 played by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (HYPERION / EMI / MUSIC & ARTS)

Konstantin Scherbakov plays piano music of Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 1,Op. 12, 24 Preludes, Op. 34, Aphorisms and Three Fantastic Dances, Op. 4 (NAXOS)

A compilation of recordings of music by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Strauss, Bartók, Wagner, Mendelssohn and Falla with various orchestras conducted by Fritz Reiner (EMI)

Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 with reconstructed finale performed by the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia conducted by Johannes Wildner (NAXOS)

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