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Asrael Symphony
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An outstanding centenary collection


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a very fine Brahms symphony cycle.


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Tomaso ALBINONI (1671-1751) Complete oboe concertos Thomas Indermühle (oboe) I Solisti di Perugia/Paolo Franceschini rec. 2006/7 CAMERATA [J-PJ]

Franz BENDA (1709-1786) & Georg Anton BENDA (1722-1795) Concerti Il Gardellino rec. 2008 ACCENT [JV]

Michael DAUGHERTY (b.1954) Fire and Blood, MotorCity Triptych, Raise the Roof Detroit SO/Neeme Järvi rec. 2001/3 NAXOS [OL]

Ivor GURNEY (1890-1937) Songs Susan Bickley (mezzo) Iain Burnside (piano) rec. 2008 NAXOS [JW]

George Frideric HANDEL (1685 - 1759) Saul Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Julia Varady, Concentus Musicus Wien/Nikolaus Harnoncourt rec. 1985 DAS ALTE WERK [RH]

Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Piano Works Vol. 30 Gianluca Luisi (piano) rec. 2008 NAXOS [JS]

Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864) Meyerbeer on Record 1899-1913 MARSTON [JW]

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Piano Concerto 22 Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849) Piano Concerto 2 Mindru Katz (piano) BBC Welsh SO, BBC Scottish SO/Yuval Zaliouk rec. 1974/5 CEMBAL D’AMOUR [JW]

Richard WAGNER (1813-1883) Tristan und Isolde Robert Dean Smith, Iréne Theorin Bayreuther Festspiele Ch & O/Peter Schneider rec. live, 2009. OPUS ARTE [ST]

The Very Best of Cinema Classics NAXOS [CR]

 

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