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Visions Illuminées (Signum Classics)

Mary Bevan spreads her golden tones over the whole programme [GF]

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (Arthaus)

(Déjà Review) Technically dated and sung in German, but with a cast that sing and act to the manner born [GF]

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Lovesick (Signum Classics)

Lovely love songs, best taken in small doses for maximum effect [GF]

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Schultz: Efterklange Vol 1 (Danacord)

This is a desirable acquisition for all lovers of choral music [GF]

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Lortzing: Der Waffenschmied (Capriccio)

By and large, a worthy reading of Der Waffenschmied, and it is good to see a brand-new recording of the work [GF]

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Auber: Le Philtre (Naxos)

This light-hearted comedy is charming entertainment and the presentation is worthy [GF]

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone): The Philips Recitals (Eloquence)

This is a glorious collection that should be a source for delight for many years to come [GF]

Handel: Eternal Heaven (Erato)

Music making of the highest order for anyone with an open mind for whom no borderlines exist [GF]

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Verdi: Falstaff (Urania)

Though Sir Geraint Evans is rather gruff and dry-toned, this lavishly cast recording is worth anyone’s money [GF]

Bach: Cantatas for Bass (Harmonia Mundi)

Anyone wanting a HIP recording of these deservedly popular cantatas need search no further [GF]

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Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (Pristine Audio)

A glorious documentation of the high standards of the ensemble at the Royal Stockholm Opera more than 80 years ago [GF]

Musikalische Perlen (Ars Production)

A delectable recital of music off the beaten track [GF]

Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana (CSO Resound)

The orchestral playing and the choral contributions are impressive; the final scene is as spine-chilling as ever [GF]

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Donizetti: Signor Gaetano (Pentatone)

A magnificent full-size portrait of a truly great bel canto artist [GF]

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Torsten Mossberg (tenor) Harp Songs (Sterling)

A somewhat unusual combination of composers but it works splendidly and is another feather in Mossberg’s by now well-adorned cap [GF]