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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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KodŠly : Sonates pour violoncelle op. 4 et 8 / duo pour violon et violoncelle op.7
Michal Kanka / violoncelle, Pavel Hula / violon, Jaromir Klepac / piano
Praga PRD 250 150 (74 min 7 s)

Oh Flanders Free
Capilla Flamenca
Naxos 8.554516 (54'57)

Nielsen : String Quartets Vol. 2
Oslo String Quartet
Naxos 8.553908 (61'58)

Mozart Piano Variations Vol. 2
Francesco Nicolosi, piano
Naxos 8.550612 (72'20)

Canta la Maddalena
Maria Cristina Kiehr, soprano
Aymes / Concerto Soave
HMC 901698 (71'47)

Vivaldi : Concertos for Strings
AngŤle Dubeau and La Pietŗ
Analekta fleur de lys FL 23128 (64 min)

Preisner : Requiem for my friend
Jacek Kaspszyk / Sinfonia Varsovia 68 min.
Erato 3984-24146-2

Schubert : Fantasies D 760, D 934
Andras Schiff, piano
Yuuko Shiokawa, violin
ECM New Series 1699. 464 320-2 (49'54)

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, arr. Labadie
Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie, conductor
Dorian xCD-90281

Love Songs
Magdalena Kozena, mezzo
Graham Johnson, piano
DG 463 472-2 (67'30)

Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, etc.
Andreas Scholl, countertenor
Dyer / Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Decca 466 964-2 (69'31)

Verdi Heroines
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano
Riccardo Chailly / Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Decca 466 952 2 (67')

Sibelius : Finlandia, Tapiola, Swan of Tuonela, etc.
Všnskš / Lahti Symphony
BIS-CD-1125 (78'27)

Chausson & Saint-SaŽns
Touchwood Piano Quartet.
Chausson: Piano Quartet in A, Op.30;
Saint-SaŽns: Piano Quartet in B flat Op 41
ASV CD QS 6241 (DDD) [67.05]

Beethoven and Verdi :
String Quartets for Orchestra
A. Previn / Vienna Philharmonic
DG 463-579-2 (66'12)

Piazzola, Peres, Gismonti : Voyages
Ricardo Peres, piano
Port-Royal PR-2215-2 (42 min 28s)

Tidal Storm
OEuvres pour piano de Minthorn, Eatock, Glick, Palmo
Timothy Minthorn, piano
Furiant Records FMDC 4622-2 (71 min 11 s)

TchaÔkovsky: Favorite pieces for violin and piano
Alexander Markov, violon;
Alexander Markovich, piano
Erato Disques 8573-80231-2 (61 min 2 s)