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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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Youth, Magic and Mahler
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
McGill Symphony Orchestra, cond. Timothy Vernon (1997) + Documentary : Mahler McGill Montréal
OrpheumMasters DVD KSP DVD 010; (Symphony : 73 min; documentary : 58 min)

Ligeti : Concerto pour violoncelle ; Clocks and Clouds ; Concerto pour violon ; Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedúvel
Siegfried Palm, violoncelle ; Frank Peter Zimmermann, violon ; Katalin Karolyi, mezzo-soprano
Reinbert de Leeuw, Asko/Schoenberg Ensemble Daniel Reuss, Capella Amsterdam
Teldec 8573-87631-2 (67 m 15 s)

Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne
Karina Gauvin, soprano
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Raffi Armenian, conductor
CBC Records SMCD 5224 (65 m 25 s)

Denise Djokic : Barber, Martinu, Britten
Denise Djokic, violoncelle ; David Jalbert, piano
Sony Classical SK80743 (61 m 20 s)

Canadian Composers PORTRAITS de compositeurs canadiens
Compositeurs, interprètes et programmes variés
Centerdiscs/Centredisques; Ovation, CBC Records/Les disques SRC

R. Murray Schafer : Apocalypsis « Credo » ; Thomas Tallis : Spem in alium
Robert Sund dirige 12 choeurs universitaires canadiens
Opening Day Recordings ODR 9325 (56 m 57 s)

Beethoven: Symphony No 1. Symphony No 4. Overture to Leonore 1.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Arturo Toscanini (1937/1939)
Naxos Historical 8.110854 (Great Conductors Series) (64 m 55 s)

Bjoerling: Complete Opera and Operetta Recordings Vol. 1
Naxos 8.110722 (70 m 59 s)

Dowland : Seven Teares
The King's Noyse : Paul O'Dette, luth de la Renaissance ; Ellen Hargis, soprano ; David Douglass, violon et direction
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907275 (75 m 3 s)

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro ; Don Giovanni ; Così fan tutte ; Die Zauberflöte
Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, Arnold Östman, conductor
Soloists including: Arleen Auger, Barbara Bonney, Della Jones, Nancy Argenta, Rachel Yarker, Alicia Nafé, Sumi Jo, Håkan Hagegård, Gilles Cachemaille, Gösta Winbergh, Bryn Terfel, Carlos Feller, Kurt Streit,
Decca 470 860 2 (10 CDs, 566 minutes)

Debussy : L'oeuvre de piano
Théodore Paraskivesco, piano
Calliope CAL 3831.4 (4 CD : 4 h 42 min)

Mozart : Musique de chambre (Festival de Salzbourg, 1956-1991)
Andante 1951 (3 CD : 185 m 4 s)

Liszt: Paganini Studies & Schubert March Transcriptions
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Hyperion CDA67370 (57 m 51 s)

Ornstein : Suicide in an Airplane ; Danse sauvage ; Sonate no 8 et autres pièces pour piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Hyperion CDA67320 (77 m 20 s)

Daniel Barenboim Live from the Teatro Colón 2000 50th anniversary of Debut Recital
Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin et autres
EMI 5 57416 2 (67 m 31s)

I have heard it said that a spirit enters... Music of Gavin Bryars
Holly Cole, vocalist; Gwen Hoebig, violin; Gavin Bryars, double bass
CBC Radio Orchestra, dir. Owen Underhill (2002)
CBC Records/ Les disques SRC SMCD 5223 (73 m 38 s)

Classical Kirkby (Orpheus and Corinna)
Emma Kirkby, soprano; Anthony Rooley, theorbo-lute
BIS CD-1435 (54 m 11 s)

Handel: Love Duets
Arion Ensemble, cond. Stephen Stubbs (2002)
Suzie Leblanc, soprano ; Daniel Taylor, countertenor
ATMA ACD2 2260 (57 min 28 s)

Vienna Philharmonic (1952-1957)
Ludwig van Beethoven (Furtwängler, Krauss, Ormandy, Schuricht)
Andante 4988 (3 CDs: 213 m 12 s)