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DVD videos of Günter Wand conducting the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphonies 5, 6, 8 and 9, plus symphonies of Schubert and Haydn; three Mozart piano concertos played by Mitsuko Uchida, André Previn and Homero Francesch, and the final two installments in Liceu's Ring cycle—Siegfried and Götterdammerung (TDK / OPUS ARTE / EUROARTS)

A collection of music of Benjamin Britten with Steuart Bedford conducting, Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 4, Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 and Flos Campi with Paul Daniel conducting, and a reissue of recordings of music of Casadesus, Walton and Berlioz's Harold in Italy played by violist William Primrose (NAXOS)

The First S'lihot: The Entire Midnight Service According to Orthodox and Traditional Ritual (NAXOS)

SACD multi-channel recordings of music of Ravel, Fauré and Debussy played by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yakov Kreizberg, Mstislav Rostropovich conducting the London Symphony in a live performance of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8, and music of Felix Weingartner with the Basel Symphony directed by Marko Letonja (PENTATONE / LSO LIVE / cpo)

The third batch of RCA Living Stereo SACD issues including Strauss and Mahler conducted by Fritz Reiner, violin concertos of Brahms and Tchaikovsky played by Jascha Heifetz, Chopin concertos played by Arthur Rubinstein, Van Cliburn playing concertos of Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev, "Rhapsodies" conducted by Leopold Stokowski, Franck and Stravinsky conducted by Pierre Monteux, Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony in Beethoven symphonies 5 and 6, and operatic arias sung by Anna Moffo (RCA)

SACD multi-channel recordings of Prokofiev's Classical Symphony, Violin Concerto No. 2 and Five Pieces performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Joseph Swensen, choral works of Durufle, Poulenc and Messiaen performed by The Gents, and music of Ravel played by the Minnesota Orchestra directed by Stanislav Skroczewski (LINN / CHANNEL CLASSICS / MOBILE FIDELITY)

Jewish Tone Poems: Music of Avshalomov, Silver and Meyerowitz performed by the Berlin Radio Symphony and Seattle Symphony orchestras conducted by Yoel Levi and Gerard Schwarz (NAXOS)

DVD videos of Claudio Abbado conducting Mahler's Symphonies 2 and 9, Beethoven's Fidelio conducted by Nickolaus Harnoncourt, and Itzhak Perlman in live performances of violin concertos of Beethoven and Brahms with Daniel Barenboim conducting (EUROARTS / TDK / EMI CLASSICS)

SACD multi-channel recordings of Bach's complete keyboard concertos played by Angela Hewitt with Richard Tognetti conducting the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and an operatic recital by mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade (HYPERION / PENTATONE)

Chadwick's Symphonic Sketches and Symphony No. 2 with Theodore Kuchar conducting, Bloch's America and Hebraic Suite with Dalia Atlas conducting, Jean-Claude Casadesus conducting works of Milhaud, and Persichetti's Symphonies 3, 4, and 7 conducted by David Alan Miller (NAXOS / ALBANY TROY)

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