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Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Violin Concerto Johannes BRAHMS (1833–1897) Violin Concerto Jascha Heifetz (violin); New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra/Dmitri Mitropoulos & New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini rec. 1936-56 IDIS [BBr]

Arcangelo CORELLI (1653-1713) Violin Sonatas Op.5 Nos.7-12 François Fernandez (violin); Glen Wilson (harpsichord) rec. Kloster Bronnbach, Wertheim, March 2006 NAXOS [JW]

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Complete Works for Piano - Volume 2 Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano) rec. 2007 CHANDOS [CH]

Vernon DUKE (Vladimir Dukelsky) (1903-1969) Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto; Homage to Boston Scott Dunn (piano); Sam Magill (cello); Russian PO/Dmitry Yablonsky rec. 2006 NAXOS [WK/RB]

Ferdinand RIES (1784-1838) Flute Quartets, Op. 145 John Herrick Littlefield (flute); Aaron Boyd (violin); Ah Ling Neu (viola); Yari Bond (cello) rec. 2006 NAXOS [CR]

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) The String Quartets Quatuor Sine Nomine rec. 1989-1994 CASCAVELLE [DC]

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Reflections on Schubert Michael Coonrod (piano) rec. 2006 WORLD RECORDS [BW]

Alexandre TANSMAN (1897-1986) Chamber Music with Clarinet Jean-Marc Fessard (clarinet; bass clarinet); Quatuor Elysée rec. 2006 NAXOS [JW]

Piotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893) Symphony No. 5 Munich Philharmonic Orchestra/Sergiu Celibidache rec. 1991 EMI CLASSICS [CH]

Gregorian Chant for Pentecost Abbey of Saint Joseph de Clairval, Flavigny TRADITIONS MONASTIQUES [RH]

 


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