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Britten: Spring Symphony, Sinfonia da Requiem (LSO Live)

Three superb Britten readings, including possibly the finest Spring Symphony on disc [GPJ]

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Beethoven: Symphony No 3 (Channel Classics)

Fischer balances the suavely light and the resiliently heroic [MG]

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Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana & Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (Pristine Audio)

A pleasure to hear Björling in these excellent Pristine transfers, even if these two roles are not amongst his greatest [PT]

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Javier Laso (piano) New Worlds (Eudora)

Four masterpieces from four distinct strands of twentieth-century music [JF]

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Swain: Chamber Works (Dutton)

Convincing premiere recordings of some of Freda Swain’s chamber music [JW]

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Bird Spirit Dreaming (Da Vinci Classics)

A fascinating and rewarding disc of Australian rarities [PRJ]

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Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano) Poèmes de L’Amour (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Lovers of fine singing can purchase without hesitation now and enjoy an outstanding recording and performance [RJF]

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La Casa del Diavolo (Naïve)

(Déjà Review) For their fiercely propulsive and compellingly vital performances Il Giardino Armonico has few equals [MC]