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 We review all the good CDs we get, but we don' t get every new release. Only the very best of the new recordings we receive each month are reviewed in the printed version of LSM. If a new release is not mentioned in print, it does not imply it is inferior.

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Lotte Lehmann Master Classes Vol. 1 Lieder
Songs of Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, and Wolf, sung by Judith Allen, Helen Bolton, Olga Chronis, Grace de la Cruz, Janice Gibson, Diane Leoncavallo, Richard Milius, Ronald Mitchell, Roy Neal, Evangeline Noel, Kenneth Shelton, Gretchen Smith, Daniel Taft,
Beaumont Glass and Gwendolyn Godovsky, piano (taped live 1961 for National Educational Television)
VAI DVD 4326 (109 min)

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Indes Galantes - Opéra-ballet en un prologue et quatre entrées
Orchestre, chœurs et solistes des Arts Florissants / William Christie
2 DVD Opus Arte 0923 D (164 min)

Christus, symphonie-passion pour orgue solo
Jeremy Filsell, orgue
Signum classics, 2 CD (125 min 52 s)

Eighth Blackbird : Fred (Music of Frederic Rzewski)
Cedille Records CDR 90000 084 (58 min 25 s)

Naturel – Musiques Montréal-Liège
Œuvres de Defresne, Mather, Pousseur, Gonneville, Laporte
Francis Orval (cor) ; Jean-Pierre Peuvion (clarinette) ; Yolande Parent (soprano ; Launeddas Ensemble ; Quatuor Tellus ; Quatuor Euterpe
ATMA Classique ACD2 2363 (66 min)

Belcanto: The Tenors of the 78 Era (Part 2)
Lauritz Melchior, Helge Roswaenge, Jussi Björling, John McCormack, Georges Thill, Ivan Kozlovsky
EuroArts DVD 2050217 (200 min)

Virtuoso Timpani Concertos
Georg Druschetzky : Concerto per sei timpani, Partita en do; André et Jacques Philidor : Marche de timballes; J.C.C. Fischer : Symphonie mit acht obligaten Pauken; J. M. Molter : Sinfonia no 99; J.C. Graupner : Sinfonia a 2 corni, timpani, 2 violini, viol
Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra / Alexander Peter, timbales et direction.
Naxos 8.557610 (79 min 32 s)

Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles / Jean-Paul Dessy
Le Chant du Monde/Harmonia Mundi – Musique aujourd'hui LDC 2781144 (60 min 53 s)

Antony Pitts
Seven Letters; Adoro te; The Lord's Prayer; The First and the Last; O Love; O Wisdom of God; O Holy of Holies; Amen.
Tonus Peregrinus / Antony Pitts
Hyperion CDA67507 (61 min 25 s)

Concertos pour orgue et orchestre nos 1 et 2
Paul Skevington, orgue, The Amadeus Orchestra, dir. Timothy Rowe
Naxos 8.557787 (52 min 04 s)

Messes pour Orgue
Jean-Baptiste Robin, orgue
Naxos 8.557741-42 (94 min 4 s)

Eight Symphonies, op.2
Aradia Ensemble / Kevin Mallon
Naxos 8.557278 (60 min 57 s)

Tone Poems
Patrik Hakansson, basson ; Orchestre symphonique de Gävle / Petri Sakari
Naxos 8.555370 (55 min 24 s)

Six Symphonies op. 1
New Zealand Chamber Orchestra / Donald Armstrong
Naxos 8.554071 (59 min)

The King's Singer - Concordia 1605 : Treason & Dischord - William Byrd and the Gunpowder Plot
Signum Classics SIGCD061 (69 min 21 s)

Tallis Spem in alium
Jeremy Summerly / Oxford Camerata
Naxos 8.557770 (77 min 19 s)

Penny Merriments : Street Songs of 17th Century England
Ensemble The City Waites
Naxos 8.557672 (70 min 25 s)

Tallis Gaude gloriosa, Magnificat
The Cardinall's Musick / Andrew Carwood
Hyperion CDA67548 (69 min 15 s)

Marie-Nicole Lemieux : Recital, L'heure exquise
Songs by Georges Enesco, Reynaldo Hahn, Ernest Chausson and Claude Debussy
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Daniel Blumenthal (piano)
Naïve V5022 (65 min 05 s)

Arias for Senesino
Œuvres de Handel, Albinoni, Lotti, Porpora et A. Scarlatti
Andreas Scholl, contre-ténor ; Accademia Bizantina / Ottavio Dantone
Decca 475 6569 (65 min 30 s)

Browne Music from the Eton Choirbook
The Tallis Scholars / Peter Philips
Gimell CDGIM 036 (71 min 25 s)

SPIN : 20 Years of Alternative Music
Three Rivers/Random House, 287 p.

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Music and Arts CD-1162(1)(75 min 38 s)

Günter Wand Edition Part 1
Live Performances in Lübeck, 1996, 1998, 2000 & 2001. Bruckner: Symphonies Nos 5, 6, 8, 9; Haydn: Symphony No 76; Schubert: Symphony No 8 "Unfinished"
NDR Symphony Orchestra / Günter Wand; Video Direction: Hugo Käch, Andreas Missler-Morell, Barrie Gavin
TDK DVUS-COWANDBOX 1 (358 min, 4 DVD) Sound: 2.0