Two remarkable DVDs of Bell Telephone Hour performances by some of the greatest singers of the '60s and '70s including Franco Corelli, Robert Merrill, Birgit Nilssonk, Renata Tebaldi, Joan Sutherland, Eileen Farrell, Jon Vickers, Giuseppe di Stefano, Teresa Berganza, and many others (VAI DVD VIDEO)

DVDs of Bell Telephone hour performances by pianists Claudio Arrau, Jorge Bolet, Robert Casadesus, Van Cliburn, John Browning, Lorin Hollander, Jose Iturbi, Byron Janis and Grant Johannesen, and by violinists Isaac Stern, Zino Francescatti, Michael Rabin, Mischa Elman, Erica Morini, Yehudi Menuhin, David & Igor Oistrakh, and Ruggiero Ricci (VAI DVD VIDEO)

Quality private issues of performances by the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestr conducted by Eduard van Beinum: the 1953 Britten recordings of excerpts from Peter Grimes and the Young Person's Guide, a live performnce from the early '50s of Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, and two Brahms overtures (SOUND DYNAMICS)

Quality private issues of Eugene Ormany conducting the Philadephia Orchestra in music of Sibeliuis (Lemminkäinen Suite, Symphonies Four nd Five), Bizet (Symphony in C) and Rachmaninoff (Vocalise), monophonic recordings made 1951-1954 (SOUND DYNAMICS)

A two-CD collection of choral works of Berlioz including many relatively unknown works performed by soloists, choruses and the Toulouse National Capitol Orchestra conducted by Michel Plasson (EMI CLASSICS)

Volume II of the Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra covering the decade 1950-1960 featuring live performances conducted by Pierre Monteux, Eduard van Beinum, George Szell, Hans Rosbaud, Leopold Stokowski, Rafael Kubelik, Otto Klemperer, Bruno Walter and others (RN MUSIC / Q DISC)

An impressive program of Italian operatic arias sung by young Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón (VIRGIN CLASSICS)

Robert Casadesus in live performance of Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 4 and Franck's Symphonic Variations (both with Jascha Horenstein conducting), and Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand (with Eduard van Beinum conducting), and a 2-CD set of all of Wilhelm Backhaus' solo recordings of music of Brahms made 1929-1936 (MUSIC & ARTS)

Budget reissues of Maria Callas 1953 recordings of Puccini's Tosca and Bellini's I Puritani in new properly-pitched transfers, and Volume II in a series of The First Operatic Recordings 1895 - 1902 (NAXOS / SYMPOSIUM)

A live performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 recorded in Royal Festival Hall in 1963 with soloists, choruses and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski (BBC LEGENDS)

DVD surround-sound video release of all Beethoven symphonies recorded live 2001-2002 in Rome and Berlin with the Berlin Phiharmonic Orchestra directed by Claudio Abbado (EUROARTS)

Music of Castelnuovo-Tedesco:Naomi and Ruth, Sacred Service for the Sabbath, Prayers My Grandfather Wrote and Memorial Service for the Departed, issued in the Milken Archives of American Jewish Music series(NAXOS)

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