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Lacombe: Orchestral Works (Dutton)

Attractively tuneful scores, little known but well worthy of revival [RMay]

Fučík: Dances & Marches (Marco Polo)

Enjoyable world premiere recordings of long-lost music [RM]

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Auber: Overtures, Vol 6 (Naxos)

A very generous new instalment in an enterprising ongoing series [RMay]

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Les choses de la vie – Cinema II (Erato)

Take your seat in the stalls for scores from le cinéma français [RMay]

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Arvīds Jansons Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev (ICA)

Valuable additions to a somewhat neglected conductor’s discography [RMay]

Chopin: Chopin Project (CD Accord)

Intriguing and consistently well performed arrangements for cello quartet [RM]

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Prokofiev: Cinderella (Opus Arte)

Frederick Ashton’s pioneering ballet returns to Covent Garden in a brand new production [RMay]

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Karl Eliasberg (conductor): Schumann & Berlioz (Maestro Editions)

New light on a largely forgotten conductor – and in better sound than previously thought [RMay]

Delibes / Maillot: Coppél-i-A (Unitel Editions)

A worthwhile supplement to more conventional productions [RMay]

Talbot: Like water for chocolate (Opus Arte)

This highly-praised Royal Ballet production intrigues and delights [RMay]

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The Zurich Affair – Wagner’s One and Only Love (Naxos)

A worthwhile effort is sadly – but seriously – flawed [RMay]

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Anne-Sophie Mutter – Vivace (SWR Classic)

A revealing documentary sheds light on a superstar career [RMay]

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Springtime in Amsterdam (Naxos)

An enjoyable and intriguing film that’s well worth seeking out [RMay]

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Huber: Orchestral Works (Schweizer Fonogramm)

Welcome new recordings make a fine case for Huber’s lighter output [RMay]

Gomes: Opera Overtures and Preludes (Naxos)

Enjoyably tuneful music, a delight in these attractive accounts [RMay]

Lincke: Overtures Vol. 2 (cpo)

A second volume of Lincke’s music offers no surprises but plenty of enjoyment [RMay]

Giordano: Siberia (C Major)

Bregenz gives Giordano’s tragic tale a contemporary twist [RMay]

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Massenet: Thaïs (Decca)

Fleming is entirely convincing as a flirtatious and seductive courtesan for whom even a monk might risk his soul [RMay]

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Adès: The Dante Project (Opus Arte)

A triumphantly achieved Royal Ballet production can now be watched at home [RMay]

John Cranko (choreography): The Taming of the Shrew (Unitel Editions)

Stuttgart Ballet’s survey of choreographer John Cranko’s work continues triumphantly [RMay]

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Franck: Symphony (Alpha Classics)

A new team offers a distinctive account of an old favourite [RMay]

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Sgambati: Symphony 2 (Naxos)

La Vecchia and his Rome orchestra do Sgambati proud in a premiere recording [RMay]

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Marschner: Overtures & Stage Music Vol. 1 (Naxos)

Long-forgotten music that’s well worth a listen [RMay]

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Lincke: Overtures Vol. 1 (cpo)

There may be more to Lincke than the Gavotte Pavlova and Berliner Luft [RMay]