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Songs Gerald Finley rec. 2005/7 HYPERION [JQ]

Johannes BRAHMS Piano Concerto 1 Clifford Curzon, London SO/George Szell rec. 1962/3 LONDON [TP]

Edward ELGAR Cello Concerto Natalie Clein, Royal Liverpool PO/Vernon Handley rec. 2007 EMI CLASSICS [JW]

George Frederic HANDEL Amadigi di Gaula Maria Riccarda Wesseling, Elena de la Merced, Al Ayre Espańol/Eduardo López Banzo rec. 2006 NAĎVE AMBROISIE [ST]

György KURTÁG 80th birthday concerts Hiromi Kikuchi, Hungarian Ntl PO/Zoltán Kocsis, Keller Quartet, Márta and György Kurtág rec. 2006 BMC [PB-W]

Othmar SCHOECK Choral Music MDR Rundfunkchor, MDR SO/Howard Arman; Mario Venzago rec. 2006/7 CLAVES [GH]

Georg Philipp TELEMANN Divine Harmony Patrice Djerejian (contralto) English CO/Sir Philip Ledger rec. 2004 MSR CLASSICS [GPu]

David Ashley WHITE (b. 1944) Praise The Spirit Palmer Memorial Church Choir rec. 2004-6 GOTHIC RECORDS [RH]

Alfie Boe La Passione Royal PO/Valeriano Chiaravalle rec. 2007 EMI CLASSICS [RH]

Carestini – The Story of a Castrato Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor) Le Concert d`Astrée/Emmanuelle Haďm rec. 2006 VIRGIN CLASSICS [JW]

 


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