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Coates: London Again (Avie)

(Déjà Review) Sweet tuneful nostalgic delight – a must for Eric Coates admirers [IL]

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Gormenghast (Sony Classical & BBC Studios)

(Déjà Review) One of the finest scores ever written for television [GSD]

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Sir Arnold Bax: Symphony No. 6 (Naxos)

A thrilling, evocative reading of Bax’s finest symphonic accomplishment [IL]

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Rota: Film Music (EMI Classics)

(Déjà Review) The seven-movement ballet suite for La strada is the most significant item here and is worth the price of this CD alone [IL]

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The Score – Interviews with Film Composers (Silman-James Press)

(Déjà Review) This is a book that is well overdue. It is an inside look at the working life of the people who compose for films against ruthless deadlines and the dictates of production teams [IL]

Rimsky-Korsakov & Stravinsky: Scheherazade, Song of the Nightingale (Sony Classical)

(Déjà Review) Sumptuous, exciting and wonderfully sensuous [IL]

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Atterberg: Piano Concerto (cpo)

(Déjà Review) A feast for unashamed romantics. Grand Romantic, heart-on-sleeve stuff, over the top music, delivered in bravura performances [IL]

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Hahn: Violin Concerto & Piano Concerto (Maguelone)

(Déjà Review) A truly enchanting album calculated to chase away the winter blues [IL]

Chaminade: Mots d’amour (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A tonic for the winter months [IL]

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Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) Truly magical – the ideal family Christmas present [IL]

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Alwyn: Film Music Vol. 2 (Chandos)

An excellent well-contrasted compilation of important British film music that needed to be rescued from oblivion [IL]

Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol 1 (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) A collection that will enchant all but the hardest-hearted [IL]

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Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (Orfeo)

(Déjà Review) Splendid performances that could hardly be bettered [IL]

Debussy: Night in Granada (Cala)

(Déjà Review) An important addition to the Debussy discography [IL]

Voríšek: Symphony, Mass (Cedille)

(Déjà Review) An album to savour [IL]

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Piazzolla: Tangos (SOMM Recordings)

(Déjà Review) Piazzolla sans bandoneon but with added colour and played with fervour and sensitivity [IL]

Poulenc: Piano music (SOMM)

(Déjà Review) An album to cherish that will undoubtedly figure highly in my recital discs of the year [IL]

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Cliffe: Symphony 1 (Sterling)

Amazing how music of such power and lyricism can lie lost and unperformed for so many years [IL]

de Sabata: Orchestral Works (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) For all unashamed romantics — this recording is absolutely fabulous [IL]

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Strauss R: Vier letzte Lieder (Decca)

For every Richard Strauss fan this CD is an absolute must [IL]

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Karłowicz: Symphonic Poems Vol. 1 (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) For lovers of inflated Late-Romanticism, this is treasure trove [IL]

The King of the Golden River (SOMM Recordings)

(Déjà Review) Another enterprising album from SOMM that deserves to succeed [IL]

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Atterberg: Symphonies 1 & 4 (cpo)

A very auspicious start to cpo’s Atterberg Symphonies series [IL]

Walton: Concertos (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Performances that sit comfortably with the best [IL]