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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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Geirr Tveitt.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5
Bjarte Engeset/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Naxos 8.555077 (52’10)

Shostakovich.: Symphonies nos 2 et 3 Suite du ballet L’Écrou op. 27a
Neeme Järvi / Orchestre symphonique de Gothenburg
Deutsche Grammophon 469 525-2 (75.min 20.s)

Gustav Mahler: The Complete Symphonies
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Sony SK12K 89499

Rosmonda d’Inghilterra (highlights)
David Parry/Philharmonia Orchestra
Opera Rara ORR 214

Mozart.: Die Zauberflöte
Beecham / Berlin Philharmonic
Naxos 8.110127-28 (130’12”)

Napoli Aragonese
Opus 111 OP 30215

Natalie Dessay, Héroïnes de Mozart
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, direction Louis Langrée
Virgin classics 7243 5 45447 2 9

Beethoven.: 9 Symphonies
David Zinman / Tonhale Orchestra Zurich
Arte Nova 74321 65.410 2

Henry Purcell.: Dido & Aeneas
Le Concert Spirituel, direction Hervé Niquet
Glossa GCD 921601

Beethoven.: Sonates pour piano nos 12, 13, 14 « Clair de Lune », 19 et 20
Stephen Kovacevich, piano
EMI 7243 5 57131 2 4 (63.min 43.s)

The Songs of Robert Schumann
Christopher Maltman, baryton
Graham Johnson, piano
Hyperion 33105 (77.min 25.s)

Bach.: Sonates pour viole de gambe
Juan Manuel Quintana, viole de gambe
Céline Frisch, clavecin
Harmonia Mundi HMC 901712 (57 min 27 s)

Donizetti.: L’Elisir d’amore
Antonicelli/Metropolitan Opera
Naxos 8110125-26

DG Panorama