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Suk, Herbert & Dvořák: Inspiration (Sony Classical)

Beautifully played, intense Slavic serenades [SFV]

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Massenet: Le Cid (Sony Classical)

This version of Massenet’s opera is somewhat marred by the coarse recording, but there are a few thrills to be encountered nonetheless [MP]

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Lindberg: Cello Concerto (Sony Classical)

(Déjà Review) These dedicated performances by artists enjoying a long association with Lindberg’s music cannot be bettered, and are superbly recorded [HC]

Stravinsky: The Nightingale (Sony Classical)

Stravinsky’s own recording is a flawed yet pleasurable account of this little opera [MP]

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Sony Classical)

An extraordinarily daring and vital realisation of a masterwork by a “maverick” conductor who dares to challenge convention – and triumphs [RMo]

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

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

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Igor Levit (piano): Fantasia (Sony Classical)

Another outstanding recital from Levit, with a superb version of the big Busoni work [SB]

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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Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (Sony Classical)

A near total success that still wins the day among available recordings [MP]

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Vivaldi: Late Violin Concertos (Sony Classical)

(Déjà Review) Magnificent accounts to cherish [MC]

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor): The Sound of Movies (Sony Classical)

A most enjoyable selection of songs from the movies, with some unusual items [EJW]

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Juilliard String Quartet: Great Collaborations Vol. 5 (Sony Classical)

An anthology of classic, highly varied recordings spanning over a quarter of a century from major music-makers [RMo]

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Mendelssohn: Orchestral Works (Sony Classical)

A pleasant compilation but better recordings of almost every work here may be found elsewhere [RMo]

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Wagner: Orchestral Selections from Der Ring des Nibelungen (RCA/Sony)

It would be hard to find a more sumptuously played and superbly recorded Wagner disc than this one [MB]

Dvořák: Symphony No 9, Serenade for Strings (Sony Classical)

(Déjà Review) Anyone who is more interested in genuine music-making rather than state-of–the-art sound will not be disappointed [TH]

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Grieg: Peer Gynt (Sony Classical)

(Déjà Review) A hugely enjoyable selection, and an ear-opener for those who only know the familiar suites [TH]

Korngold: Violanta (Sony Classical)

(Déjà Review) A great recording of a great opera with especially marvellous conducting and singing [VM]

Strauss: Four Last Songs (Sony Classical)

Not an account of the Four Last Songs that makes it into the pantheon [JQ]

Copland: Orchestral Works (Sony Classical)

An all-sorts mixture including some very moving recordings from six decades ago [RB]

Eileen Farrell Sings Verdi Presto Sony MHK62358

Eileen Farrell (soprano) Sings Verdi (Sony Classical)

Stunning singing from a great dramatic soprano who might have done more but chose otherwise [RMo]

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Mozart: Ecstasy and Abyss (Sony Classical)

A release that will probably only appeal to superfans of clarinettist Martin Fröst [ST]

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Lalo & Casals: Cello Concertos (Sony Classical)

My high expectations were exceeded by Jan Vogler’s compelling performances [MC]

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Beethoven: Piano Trios (Sony Classical)

A terrific Ghost Trio, less impressive E flat major Trio [PBW]

Shostakovich, Kabalevsky: Cello Concerti (Sony)

One of our greatest cellists in a revelatory performance from his younger days [WH]