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LISZT: Rarities, Curiosities, Album Leaves and Fragments.   Leslie Howard: Piano Hyperion CDA 67414/7 4 discs 282m DDD

The Iron Foundry (1923) - USSRSO/Evgeny Svetlanov
Three Children's Scenes (1926) - Nelly Lee + ensemble
Four Newspaper Ads (1926) Nelly Lee + USSR Min Cult SO/Rozhdestvensky
Piano Sonata No. 4 (1925) Rusudan Khuntsariya (piano)
Piano Sonata No. 5 (1926) Rusudan Khuntsariya (piano)
Piano Concerto No. 1 (1927) Rusudan Khuntsariya/USSRSO/Vladimir Kozhukhar
Two Nocturnes Op. 15 (1926) Rusudan Khuntsariya (piano)  
rec 1975-85, Moscow BMG MELODIYA 74321 56263 2 [75.04]

NIELSEN: Symphonies Nos. 2, 'The Four Temperaments', No. 4 'The Inextinguishable   Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra Launy Grondahl Dutton Laboratories CDCLP 4001 69m ADD (Recorded 1947/1951)

Ireland National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adrain Leaper Naxos  8.550743  

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RAMEAU Les Boréades    Smith, Rodde. Landridge: John Eliot Gardiner with Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists and soloists Erato 2292-45572-2 (3 CDs, 2 hrs 42 mins, ADD)

C. SAINT-SAËNS. Violin Concertos Nos. 1-3.   Philippe Graffin: violin BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Martyn Brabbins Hyperion CDA67074 75m DDD

SCHOENBERG, BERG and WEBERN   Piano Music Peter Hill (piano) Naxos 8.553870

SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3   The St. Petersburg String Quartet. Hyperion CDA 67153 67m DDD.

WILLIAM SCHUMAN (1910-1992) Credendum (1955) [17.24] LOUIS GESENSWAY (1906-1976) Four Squares of Philadelphia (1951) [26.51] VINCENT PERSICHETTI (1915-1987) Symphony No. 4 (1951) [23.48]   Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy all mono recordings - rec 1956, 1955 and 1954 respectively ALBANY RECORDS TROY 276 [68.14]

SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Karelia Suite, Swan of Tuonela, En Saga, Romance   RPO/Anthony Collins rec Walthamstow Town Hall, Sept/Dec 1957 mono BEULAH 5PD8 [57.40]

JEAN SIBELIUS 1865-1957 Symphonies 1-7 conducted by Anthony Collins  London Symphony Orchestra/Anthony Collins. BEULAH 1-4PD8

SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 4 - 7, Tapiola, The Swan of Tuonela.   Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan DG The Originals 457748-2 2 discs 150m ADD (Recorded 1964-67)

Two pieces from Kitsch Music (1977) - Irina Plotnikova - rec live 1986
String Quartet No. 1 (1974) - Lysenko 4tet - rec 1980
Symphony No. 5 (1982) - Kiev Conservatoire SO/Roman Kofman. - Rec 1986  BMG MELODIYA 74321 49959 2 [71.00]

WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978) Afro-American Symphony (1930) [30:05] AMY BEACH(1867-1944) Symphony Gaelic (1896) [35:27]   RPO/Karl Krueger rec 1965, 1968 BRIDGE 9086 [65.41]

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