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Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 (Classics For Pleasure)

(Déjà Review) Handley’s magnificent readings make this disc essential both for collectors and newcomers [CT]

Musgrave: Orchestral Works (NMC)

(Déjà Review) Musgrave at her most compelling, given excellent performances [CT]

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Salonen: Wing On Wing (Deutsche Grammophon)

Three impressive major works in magnificent performances [CT]

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Schoenberg: Gurrelieder (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Recorded just a week after 9/11, this stunning performance heralds a new era for Rattle in Berlin [CT]

Mussorgsky: Symphonic Transcriptions by Stokowski (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A fine new recording of Stokowski’s vividly orchestrated responses to Mussorgsky’s music [CT]

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Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues (Naxos)

A delicacy and deftness of touch in the playing, allied with a natural sense of line and phrasing which can be both compelling and moving [CT]