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4CDs £16 post-free


W.S. Bennett, Rootham, Moeran,
Bax, Rubbra, Rawsthorne, Berkeley
Alwyn, Grace Williams, Arnold, Wordsworth. Searle, Joubert

Van Dieren Chinese Symphony
Searle Symphonies 3, 5
Shaw Piano Concertos 1 and 2

£11.75 post-free

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Vadim Gluzman - A quite extraordinarily good disc

This impressed me mightily

Shostakovich 5, 8 9
Great concentration

Let me tell you
Stratospheric Barbara Hannigan
Birmingham and BBC Proms

Berkeley - Authenticity

Highly Expressive

NØRGÅRD Stunning

Superbly played

One to treasure

One of the finest American
choral-orchestral works

from strength to strength

inspired choice

Book and CD £12

Book + 4CDs £33




Benjamin Britten
War Requiem

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Naděžda Kniplová, Gerald English, John Cameron, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Karel Ančerl Supraphon SU41352 review
Heather Harper, Peter Pears, Thomas Hemsley, Suisse Romande O & Ch/Ernest Ansermet Cascavelle VEL3125 review
Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, London SO/Benjamin Britten Decca 4757511 review
Decca 4785433 review
Heather Harper, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, City of Birmingham SO/Meredith Davies Testament SBT1490 review
Heather Harper, Philip Langridge, Martyn Hill, John Shirley-Quirk, London SO & Ch/Richard Hickox Chandos CHAN8983/4 review
Emily Magee, Mark Padmore, Christian Gerhaher, Bavarian RSO/Mariss Jansons BRKlassik 900120 review review
Kari Lövaas, Anthony Roden, Theo Adam, Dresden PO/Herbert Kegel Edel Classics 0002332CCC review
Susan Gritton, John Mark Ainsley, Christopher Maltman, Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh Signum SIGCD340 review review review review
Erin Wall, Mark Padmore, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, City of Birmingham SO & Ch/Andris Nelsons Arthaus 101659 review
Arthaus 108070 review
Ian Bostridge, Simon Keenlyside, Sabina Cvilak, London SO & Ch/Gianandrea Noseda LSO Live LSO0719 review
Anna Netrebko, Ian Bostridge, Thomas Hampson, O Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma/Sir Antonio Pappano Warner 6154482 review review review
Elisabeth Söderström, Robert Tear, Thomas Allen, City of Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle EMI 2175262 review
EMI 2427432 review
EMI 5059092 review review
Annette Dasch, James Taylor, Christian Gerhaher, Festivalensemble Stuttgart/Helmuth Rilling Hanssler CD98507 review
Lorna Haywood, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Benjamin Luxon, Atlanta SO/Robert Shaw Telarc CD 80157 review
Evelina Dobracheva, Anthony Dean Griffey, Mark Stone, Netherlands RPO/ Jaap van Zweden Challenge CC72388 review

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