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Review Policy

 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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Carlo Bergonzi: Italian Songs
John Wustman, piano
Sony SMK 60785 (57’52

Simply Baroque
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Sony SK 60680 (69’10

Great Pianists of the Twentieth Century: Murray Perahia
Murray Perahia, piano
Philips 456-922-2

Tchaikovsky: Songs
Lina Mkrtchyan, contralto
Evgeny Talisman, piano
Opus 111 OPS 30-219 (74’)

Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus, Piano Concerto No. 1, etc.
Hannu Lintu / Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Naxos 8.554147 (73’32

Walton: Hamlet. As You Like It
Andrew Penny / RTE Concert Orchestra
Naxos 8.553344 (52’52

Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
Gabriel Garrido / Ensembles Eufonia & Elyma
K 617091/3 (3H 24'57

Schubert: An 1816 Schubertiad
Various artists / Graham Johnson, piano
Hyperion CDJ 33032 (77’38

Handel: Ombra mai fu
Andreas Scholl, countertenor
Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin
harmonia mundi HMC 901685 (76’21")

Chopin : Four Scherzos
Ivo Pogorelich, piano
DG 439-947-2 (41’50)

Carl Nielsen: Maskarade
Ulf Schirmer / Danish Radio Symphony
London 460-227-2 (1444’55

Menotti: The Consul
Richard Hickox / Spoleto Festival Orchestra
Chandos CHAN 9706(2) (131’)

Bach : Epiphany Mass
Paul McCreesh / Gabrieli Consort and Players
Archiv DG 457631-2 (159’59

Dowland: Earth, Water, Air & Fire
Anthony Rooley / The Consort of Musicke
Gaudeamus ASV CD GAU 187 (71’16)

Walter Piston: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Naxos 8.559003 (60’49
James Buswell, violin
T. Kuchar / National Symphony of Ukraine

Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 15 & No. 26
Robert Levin, fortepiano
Christopher Hogwood / Academy of Ancient Music
Oiseau-Lyre/Decca 455-814-2

Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3
Pamela Frank, violin. Peter Serkin, piano
London 455-643-2

Beverly Sills: Plaisir D’Amour
Kostelanz / Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Sony SMK 60576 (48’26

Regina Resnik: Song Recital
Richard Woitach, piano
Sony SMK 60784 (69’45

Ileana Cotrubas: Famous Opera Arias
Various orchestras and conductors.
Sony SMK 60783 (70’48

Escobedo: Missa Philippus Rex Hispaniae
Bernard Fabre-Garrus / A Sei Voci
Auvidis Astree E 840 (59’42

Lamentations de la Renaissance
Paul van Nevel / Huelgas Ensemble
harmonia mundi HMC 901682 (69’43