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Beginning of a new budget-priced set of symphonies of Sibelius (NAXOS)

Bantock's Pagan Symphony and Fifine at the Fair with Vernon Handley and the Royal Philharmonic  (HYPERION)

  Verdi's La Traviata, with Rosa Ponselle, from a 1935 Metropolitan Opera broadcast (NAXOS)

  Tchaikovsky's complete Nutcracker ballet with the Kirov Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev (PHILLIPS)

Puccini's TURANDOT recorded live in Beijing (RCA VICTOR)

The complete recordings of soprano ROSA RAISA (ROMOPHONE)

Met 1951 production of Mozart's Cosí fan tutte, sung in English, with a strong cast  (SONY HERITAGE)

A relatively unknown Handel work, a "sacred drama," Joseph and His Brethern, which has a convoluted plot and memorable music (HYPERION)

A fine collection of comic Renaissance madrigals in superb performances

The finest Pearl Fishers on disc, recorded live in June 1959, with Alan Vanzo, Jeanine Micheau and Gabriel Bacquier (GALA)

Music by five of Bach's students: Goldberg, Kirnberger, Abel, Krebs and Mürthel (GLOSSA)

Three Italian secular cantatas sung by mezzo-soprano Ann Murray (COLLINS)

Jascha Horenstein's legendary 1959 performance of Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand issued in splendid sound (IMG/BBC)

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 Vladimir Horowitz (live recordings, 1940/41) (Appian)

WAGNER Orchestral Music National Philharmonic Orch/Charles Gerhardt, cond. (Chesky)

STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben The historic 1928 recording with the NYPSO, Willem Mengelberg, cond. (Pearl)

BEETHOVEN Symphonies 5 & 6 Zurich Tonhalle Orch/Zinman (Arte Nova)

BEVERLY SILLS Reissue of her first solo recital disc (Millenium Classics)