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Philippe Gaubert (conductor) Rimsky-Korsakov & Dukas (Forgotten Records)

An early electrically recorded Scheherazade from a distinctive Parisian orchestra and conductor [JW]

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Florian Noack (piano) I Wanna Be Like You – The Piano Transcriptions (La Dolce Volta)

A hugely enjoyable celebration of the piano from this supremely gifted pianist [RCh]

Rose in Bloom – recital (Orchid Classics)

An imaginative programme, stunningly performed [NB]

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Mussorgsky: Night On Bald Mountain (Warner Classics)

A fine Scheherazade, beautifully played but not necessarily superior to classic versions, and two thrilling Mussorgsky novelties which for me constitute the main interest of this issue [RMo]

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

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

Artur Rodziński (conductor): The Complete Columbia Album Collection (Sony Classical)

Sony’s second Rodziński box fills a significant gap from his Cleveland years [JH]

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve (Naxos)

A dazzling achievement all around [MP]

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Water three ways with piano four-hands – superb! [DC]

Popper: Complete Transcriptions for Violoncello and Piano (Paladino Music)

A valuable addition to the Popper discography and a chance to hear a Hubay rarity [RCh]

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Three Orchestral Masterpieces effectively rendered in piano 4-hands versions by their composers [NB]

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Rarities of Piano Music at Schloss vor Husum – August 2022 Festival (Danacord)

Another enjoyable portrait of this enduring festival which still piles on the surprises and delights [RCh]

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The Paris Opera 1900-1960 (Malibran Music)

Ten very well-filled discs documenting six glorious decades at the Paris Opera [RMo]

Estrellita (Orchid Classics)

The album works equally well for close listening and as agreeable background music late at night [GF]

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Ataúlfo Argenta (conductor) (Decca)

Two LPs’ worth of Argenta’s legendary performances in classic Decca sound [PSe]

Rarities of Piano Music at Schloss vor Husum – August 2022 Festival (Danacord)

Well-chosen, interesting repertoire, and many discoveries [JF]

Miaskovsky, Liadov & Rimsky-Korsakov: Cello Works (cpo)

Lyricism and energy in a fine Miaskovsky release [JW]

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Launy Grøndahl (conductor) Legacy Vol. 7 (Danacord)

The Grøndahl legacy series reaches volume 7 with a question mark or two [JW]

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve (Naxos)

A superlative cast in a crisply modern, but relatively faithful production of a rarely performed opera [MP]

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve (Naxos)

Captivating performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s enchanting Christmas opera [CRo]