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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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Comprendre la musique baroque à travers ses formes
Raphaëlle Legrand
Collection Passerelles (harmundia mundi HMB 590001.02)

Alexander Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau / Psalms 13 & 23
Riccardo Chailly / RSO Berlin
London 444-969-2

Trombone Concerti: Albrechtsberger, Wagenseil, Mozart, Haydn
Alain Trudel, trombone / Northern Sinfonia
Naxos 8.553831

To the Soul (Songs to the Poetry of Walt Whitman)
Thomas Hampson, baritone / Craig Rutenberg, piano
EMI 55028

Wings in the Night: Swedish Songs
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo. Bengt Forsberg,

Shostakovich: New Babylon
Valeri Polyansky / Russian State Symphony Orchestra

Schumann: Liederkreis, Op
Ian Bostridge, tenor
EMI 5565752

Jean Jacques Rousseau : Le Devin du Village
Louis de Froment / Orchestre de Chambre Louis de Froment
Naxos CPO 999 559-2

Renée Fleming : The
Jeffrey Tate / English Chamber Orchestra

Leos Janácek: String
Prazak Quartet
Praga PRD 250 108 / SRI

Songs of Free Men
Paul Robeson, baritone
Sony MHK 63223

Ninon Vallin, The Complete Pathé art Recordings (1927-1929)
Marston 52006-2

J.S. Bach: Cantates pour alto BWV 35, 54 & 170
Andreas Scholl, countertenor
Philippe Herreweghe / Orchestre du Collegium Vocale
harmonia mundi HMC 901644 / SRI

Alfred Schnittke : Concerto grosso No. 1
Arvo Pärt : Tabula rasa
Henry Goreck, Yuli Turovsky / I Musici de Montréal
Chandos CHAN 9590 / SRI

Hans Werner Henze: Undine
Oliver Knussen / London Sinfonietta
Deutsche Grammophon 453-467-2

Chansons et Danses
Jacques Lacombe / Les Vents de Montréal

Aria: Opera Arias Arranged For Clarinet
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
RCA Red Seal 09026-68817-2 / BMG

Callas, une vie
Pierre-Jean Remy
297 pages, Éditions Albin Michel,

Maria Callas, J'ai vécu d'art, j'ai vécu d'amour
David Lelait
249 pages, Éditions Payot &

Opera d’Oro
A New Budget Opera Label

Franz Liszt: A Faust Symphony
Iván Fischer / Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philip 454-460-2, 73.45 mins

André Gauthier : Puccini Collection «Solfèges», Les Éditions du Seuil, Paris, 2e édition,

Stewart Wallace: Harvey Milk
Donald Runnicles/San Francisco Opera Orchestra
(Teldec 0630-15856-2/ Warner)

Albert Lortzing: Die Opernprobe
Otmar Suitner / Chor & Orchester
Naxos CPO 999 557-2

Vivaldi Motets for Soprano
Karina Gauvin, soprano / Les Chambristes de Ville-Marie
Analekta FL 23099