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Thomas ADÈS (b. 1971) The 25th Hour - Thomas Adès (piano) Calder Qt rec. 2014 SIGNUM CLASSICS [LW] Thomas Adès continues to impress with his chamber music.

Antonín DVOŘÁK (1841-1904) Piano Concerto Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Fantasy - Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Bavarian State O/Carlos Kleiber rec. 1963/76 WARNER CLASSICS [LW] A worthy reissue of Richter recordings, particularly the Schubert.

Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) Symphony 5 - Berlin PO/Jascha Horenstein rec. 1961 PRISTINE AUDIO XR [SV] Rewards studying as a contrast to more conventional interpretations.

Franz SCHUBERT (1787-1828) Fierrabras - Michael Schade (tenor) Julia Kleiter (soprano) Vienna State Opera Concert Ch, Vienna PO/Ingo Metzmacher rec. 2014 C MAJOR DVD [PCG] As a recording this is probably the best way to approach Fierrabras.

Jean SIBELIUS (1857-1956) Complete incidental music for Kuolema & King Kristian II - Waltteri Torikka (baritone) NAXOS Belshazzar’s Feast, Cortège, Overture, Scène de ballet - Pia Pajala (soprano) Turku PO/Leif Segerstam rec. 2014 NAXOS [JWh] These are two exceptional discs from a team of superb Sibelians.

Ecstasy Works by Scriabin, Liszt, Banter, Kelkel & Messiaen - Maria Lettberg (piano) rec. 2014 ES-DUR [SA] A thoroughly fascinating and hugely rewarding disc.

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