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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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A Haydn Concert
Arianna a Naxos, Berenice che fai, Symphony No 92 Oxford, Cecilia Bartoli, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Video Director: Brian Large
BBC/Opus Arte OA0821D (83 min)

Steve Reich (music) / Beryl Korot (video)
Three Tales: Hindenburg, Bikini, Dolly

Mahagitá, Harp and Vocal Music of Burma
Inle Mying Maung, harpe birmane, Daw Yi Yi Thant, chant
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, SFW CD 40492, 2003 (76 min 13 s)

Roll Away, Clouds (Songs from Shows and Films)
OEuvres de Eric Ansell, Mischa Spoliansky, Ray Henderson, Jerome Kern, et autres
Paul Robeson, baryton-basse ; New Mayfair Orchestra / Eric Ansell, Clifford Greenwood, Ray Noble, Muir Matheson, Carroll Gibbons, chefs (1928-1937)
Naxos 8.120543 (59 min 47 s)

Viennese Operetta Gems
Lehár, Strauss, Kalman, Millöcker, Zeller, Heuberger, Stolz, et autres
Richard Tauber, Franz Völker, Elisabeth Schumann, etc. (1927-1949)
Naxos 8.110292 (61 min 48 s)

Tintner Memorial Edition Volume 3
Beethoven: Symphony No 4; Schumann: Symphony No 2
Symphony Nova Scotia, Georg Tintner, conductor
Naxos 8557235 (79 min 41 s)

Corrette : Concertos pour orgue et orchestre
René Saorgin, orgue
Gilbert Bezzina, Ensemble baroque de Nice
Harmonia Mundi HMA 1955148 (53 min 49 s)

Paul Dolden : Seuil de silences
OEuvres électroacoustiques et mixtes
Empreintes Digitales (74 m 4 s)

Veldhuis: Paradiso
Claron McFadden, soprano, Tom Allen, tenor, Karel Gerritsma, sampler
North Netherlands Concert Choir and Orchestra, Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Chandos Hybrid Super Audio CD - CHSA 5012 (73 min 5 s)

Nova Metamorfosi
Le Poème Harmonique, direction Vincent Dumestre
Alpha 039 (61 min 2 s)

Marais : La Rêveuse et autres pièces de viole
Sophie Watillon, basse de viole, avec Friederike Heumann, basse de viole, Xavier Diaz, théorbe et guitare baroque, Evangelina Mascardi, guitare baroque et Luca Guglielmi, clavecin
Alpha 036 (59 min 33 s)

Symphonies du Nouveau Monde (New World Symphonies)
Ex Cathedra, direction Jeffrey Skidmore
Hyperion CDA67380 (69 min 40 s)

Haydn : Quatuors à cordes, op. 33 no 3, op. 77, no 1 et 2 ; Sérénade (Andante cantabile), op. 3, no 5 (attribuée à R. Hoffstetter)
Quatuor Alban Berg
EMI Classics 5 57541 2 (72 min 8 s)

Guido Cantelli : The NBC Broadcast Concerts (décembre 1950)
Testament SBT4 1317 (4 CD : 210 min 10 s)

LSM Special CD Reviews
Naxos American Classics by Stephen Habington

Charpentier : Louise
Ninon Vallin, soprano ; Georges Thill, ténor ; André Pernet, basse
Orchestre et Choeurs Raugel, Paris ; Eugène Bigot, chef (1935)
Naxos 8.110225 (74 min 38 s)

Sainte-Colombe : Concerts à deux violes esgales (Vol. I : Concerts I à XVIII)
Les Voix humaines (Margaret Little et Susie Napper, basses de viole)
ATMA classique ACD 2 2275 (114 min 30 s)

The Colors of Callas
Taylor Pero et Patrick C. Byrne
Coral Springs, Llumina Press, 2002, 207 pages. Illustrations

Origines et pouvoirs de la musique.
Alain Daniélou
Éditions Kailash, 2003.

Maria Callas: A Musical Biography
Robert Levine
New York, Black Dog & Leventhal, 2003, 224 pages

All Shook Up - How Rock 'N' Roll Changed America
Glenn C. Altschuler
Oxford University Press, 2003.

Sibelius and Walton: Violin Concertos
Akiko Suwanai, violin, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo, conductor
Philips 470 622-2 - Hybrid Super Audio CD (61 min 53 s)

Callas. Boston 1974
Ombra Records, 1996, 1 CD

A Tosca for History. The History of a Voice
Ombra Records, sans date, 1 CD

Mahler: Symphony No 6
London Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, conductor
LSO Live LSO0038 (2 CD: 82 min)

Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1, In the Fen Country, Fantasia on Greensleeves, Concerto Grosso
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd, conductor
Naxos 8555867 (60 min 20 s)

Holmboe: Orchestral Works
Concertos No. 8 (Sinfonia Concertante), No. 10 (Wood, Brass & Gut), Concerto giocondo e severo, Ballet Suite: The Ill-Tempered Turk, Aalborg
Symphony Orchestra, Owen Arwel Hughes, conductor
BIS CD 917 (68 min 16 s)

True Vine
Mike Seeger
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, SFW CD 40136, 2003 (76 min 13 s)

Various: Imperial Fanfares
The Art of the Trumpet, Vienna, Leonhard Leeb, director
Naxos 8555879 (68 min 28 s)

Paul Robeson Spirituals
Spirituals (arrangements de Lawrence Brown et Henry Burleigh)
Paul Robeson, baryton-basse ; Lawrence Brown, piano, ténor (1925-1936)
Naxos 8.120638 (60 min 26 s)

Callas. The Last of the Red Hot Divas (Montréal 1974)
Ombra Records, 2002, 1 CD

Greco: Orchestral Works
Triptych - Perfume/Ardor/Forbidden Tonic, Pastel, I'm Superman Mariana Todorova violin
Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Leaper, conductor
ASV CD DCA 1153 (69 min 14 s)

Bax: Orchestral Works
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, conductor
Naxos 8555109 (55 min 44 s)