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Wagner: Orchestral Music (Deutsche Grammophon)

Classic Kubelík, wonderful Wagner [LD]

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Zara Dolukhanova (mezzo-soprano) Collection (Guild)

(Déjà Review) Despite some idiosyncrasies of style in the Mozart, this diverse collection should appeal to all lovers of singing

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Nicole Cabell – Soprano (Decca)

(Déjà Review) A remarkable voice and I am already longing to hear more from her [GF]

Splendours of the Gonzaga (Arcana)

Top-class performances by an excellent ensemble [JV]

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The Art of Eudice Shapiro (violin) (Biddulph)

The versatile art of Eudice Shapiro: a natural quartet leader rather than soloist [JW]

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Sony Classical)

Superb engineering and wonderful playing hobbled by Thielemann’s reluctance to sacrifice beauty of sound to emotional release [RMo]

Korngold: String Quartets No. 1-3 (Naxos)

Remarkable playing that misses the range of Korngold’s elusive moods [NB]

Giordano: Siberia (C Major)

Bregenz gives Giordano’s tragic tale a contemporary twist [RMay]

Leningrad Choral Music (Northern Flowers)

Three surprising and often skilled composers of winningly varied choral music from the city’s Leningrad years [RB]

CPE Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos Vol. 16 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) The latest volume in this epic project is as good a place as any to start and may be approached with confidence [BW]

Sir Thomas Allen (baritone) Great Operatic Arias Vol. 2 (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) This collection does full justice to the finest lyric baritone Britain has produced since the Second World War [RJF]

Salmanov: Works for Choir (Northern Flowers)

Sensitivity to sentiment, dynamically responsive, sung with a passion that does not jeopardise unanimity [RB]

Rota: Orchestral Works & Film Music (Capriccio)

Fine performances demonstrating the range and variety of Rota’s music [NB]

Jessye Norman (soprano) The Unreleased Masters (Decca)

Supposedly hitherto hidden treasures from the vaults turn out to be something of a let-down [RMo]

Neri: Sonate da sonarsi con varij stromenti (Arcana)

Concerto Scirocco combines technical brilliance with a thorough understanding of the style of Neri’s time [JV]

Miaskovsky, Liadov & Rimsky-Korsakov: Cello Works (cpo)

Lyricism and energy in a fine Miaskovsky release [JW]

Les Nuits de Paris (Bru Zane)

A fascinating glimpse into the world of late 19th century Paris, best consumed in small quantities [DJB]

Lutosławski: Opera Omnia 01 (CD Accord)

(Déjà Review) These performance are terrific and very committed [GH]

Debussy: Préludes (Hallé)

(Déjà Review) Racy little things, full of fun [BBr]

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Gems From Armenia (Cedille)

While limited in atmospheric variety, there is plenty of quality in both the music and the performances [DJB]

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Rossini: L’italiana in Algeri (Glossa)

A very attractive recording with a lot of good singing, not least from the superb Vasilisa Berzhanskaya [GF]

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Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas (Naïve)

A rewarding album, worth every penny of its asking price [SG]

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Sinigaglia: Works for String Quartet Vol 2 (Naxos)

Generously light-hearted and romantically ripe works [JW]

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Bruckner: Symphony 4 (Myrios Classics)

A crisp, clean realisation of the specific soundworld of Bruckner’s music, culminating in a finale of epic power [RMo]