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Chesnokov: Sacred Choral Music (Naxos)

Fine performances from Cambridge of wonderful choral music by Pavel Chesnokov [JQ]

Gershwin, Tower, Stucky: Works for Piano and Orchestra  (Naxos)

A varied and absorbing medley of American works [RMo]

Patrick Gallois: French Flute Music (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Not only for flautists – enjoyment and stimulation for all [CC]

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Strauss: Josephs Legende (Naxos)

A fine performance, well recorded, but inferior to Sinopoli’s more sensuous account [RMo]

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Schumann & Brahms: Chamber Music (Naxos Historical)

(Déjà Review) A real feeling here of spontaneity and depth of expression [TH]

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Tippett: A Child of Our Time (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) An indispensable purchase for all admirers of Tippett and all lovers of the English choral tradition [JQ]

Saint-Saëns: Organ music (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) An excellent opportunity to move beyond the familiar [JF]

Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra (Naxos)

Rossini’s rarely performed Elizabethan opera is given a lacklustre performance in the latest in Naxos’s Rossini Wildbad series [PT]

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Noskowski & Żeleński: Violin Sonatas (Naxos)

A couple of fine late romantic sonatas [RCh]

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Tveitt: A Hundred Hardanger Tunes Suites Nos 2 & 5 (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Between Engeset and the RSNO, this music is coaxed into shape without effort or artificiality. Highly recommended [GH]

Cavalli: Il Xerse (Naxos)

A well-sung performance of a little-recorded work [RWe]

Catalan Cello Works (Naxos)

A thoroughly enjoyable disc, fascinating music atmospherically played and well recorded [GPu]

Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Nocturne, Phaedra (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Overall a superlative disc, with flawless and very characterful performances [EML]

Canteloube: Chants d’Auvergne (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) I’ve little doubt it will be the definitive version for many years to come [AO]

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Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (Naxos)

Alsop’s Brahms series has gotten off to an excellent start [PCW]

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Mozart: Complete Masses Vol 1 (Naxos)

Auspicious beginning to a series of Mozart’s Masses [DF]

Alfvén: Symphony No. 4, Festival Overture (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Should win many new friends for Alfvén’s music [WT]

Verdi: Ernani (Naxos)

There are better choices on CD and on video [GF]

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Copland, Piston, Kay & Creston (Naxos)

An enjoyable, well-designed program, superbly played by a young ensemble [JH]

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve (Naxos)

A dazzling achievement all around [MP]

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Sgambati: Piano Concerto (Naxos)

A heroic performance of a remarkable piano concerto [JF]

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Coste: Guitar Works Vol 6 (Naxos)

Another winner from Naxos [ZT]

Hungarian Dances and the Hungarian Tradition (Naxos)

A delight – puts a smile on your face and a sense of joy and beauty in your heart [MMB]

Delibes: Lakmé (Naxos)

A musically splendid new video production of Delibes’s opera can do little to mask the more unsavoury aspects of the story [PCG]