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Wagner's Die Meistersinger performed by a superb cast with the Vienna State Opera Chorus and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini recorded at the Salzburg Festival in 1937 (ANDANTE)

Three multi-channel DVD audio disks released by MDG, music of Beethoven, Ravel, Debussy and Schumann with conductors Marc Soustrot and Christian Zacharias. These are compatible with current 6-channel systems—but MDG recommends yet another system called 2+2+2 (DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM)

A collection of historic vintage Viennese Operetta favorites with major singers of the time (1932-1949), Volume 9 in a budget reissue of all recordings by tenor Enrico Caruso, and 1912 "The Phonographic Yearbook" (NAXOS / ARCHEOPHONE)

The entire historic 1949 Met broadcast of Strauss's Salome with Ljuba Welitsch, Herbert Janssen, Frederick Jagel, Kerstin Thorborg and Brian Sullivan, with Fritz Reiner conducting, and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi with Italo Tajo, Lucia Albanese and Giuseppe di Stefano with Giuseppe Antonicello conducting.(GUILD)

Wagner's Flying Dutchman from a Met 1950 broadcast with Hans Hotter, Astrid Varnay and Set Svanholm with Fritz Reiner conducting, and a complete Met Ring cycle from 1936-1941 with Lauritz Melchior, Friedrich Schorr, Astrid Varnay, Kirsten Flagstad, Helen Traubel and Marjorie Lawrence conducted by Artur Bodanzky and Erich Leinsdorf (NAXOS HISTORICAL)

Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 played by the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiberg conducted by Michael Gielen, a twin-CD set that also contains Coptic Light by Morton Feldman (HANSSLER)

Multi-channel DVD Audio releases of music of Shostakovich: The Bolt Ballet suite, two Jazz Suites and Tahiti Trot performed by the Russian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dmitri Yablonsky, and Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic performing Asyla by Adès and Mahler's Symphony No. 5 (NAXOS / EMI CLASSICS)

Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien, Romeo and Juliet, 1812 Overture and other works performed by the Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Teodore Kuchar, and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphonic Dances and Vocalise performed by pianist Junko Nishikawa with the Russian Federal Orchestra conducted by Vakhtang Jordania (NAXOS / ANGELOK)

Eduard van Beinum conducting music of Thomas, Schubert, Nicolai, Rimsky-Korakov and Elgar; also live performances of Symphony No. 2 of Brahms and Strauss' Don Juan, all with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (EMI CLASSICS)

Eduard van Beinum Decca recordings, 1948-1964: music of Beethoven, Brahms, Berlioz, Bartok, Pijper, Diepenbrock, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Rossini and Lalo, with violinist Alfredo Campoli and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and London Philharmonic Orchestras (DECCA)

A concert from January 1969 with Sir John Barbirolli in his only concert with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra: Two Gymnopédie of Satie, Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem and Dvorak's Symphony No. 7 in D (TESTAMENT)

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