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BOHUSLAV MARTINU 1890-1959 Piano Music (selection)  Eleonora Bekova (piano) CHANDOS CHAN 9655 [60.10]

NICOLAI MEDTNER (1880-1951) The complete (14) piano sonatas (1901-37) Forgotten Melodies Opp. 39 and 40   Geoffrey Tozer (piano) recorded 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998 CD1 [74.50]  CD2 [76.50]  CD3 [77.15] CD4 [75.21] CHANDOS CHAN 9723(4) 4 CDs

SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Piano Concertos Nos 1-4 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini   Earl Wild (piano) RPO/Jascha Horenstein recorded Kingsway Hall, May 1965 CHANDOS ENCHANT CHAN 7114(2) [67.46] [65.45]

ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934-1998) Cello Concerto No. 2 (1990) [42.00] (K)ein Sommernachstraum (1974) [10.37]  Alexander Ivashkin (cello) Russian State SO/Valery Polyansky CHANDOS CHAN 9722 [52.50]

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphonies Nos. 3*, 5* and 8Æ   *Northern Sinfonia conducted by Heinrich Schiff Æ Ulster Orchestra Conducted by Vernon Handley CHANDOS Enchant CHAN 7126 [78:09]

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872-1915) Prometheus: Poem of Fire (1904) 19:43 * Fantasy (1902) 39:59 ** Piano Concerto (1904) 46:46 ***  Viktoria Postnikova (piano) Residentie Orchestra, the Hague/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky CHANDOS CHAN 9728 [60.53]

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH The Complete String Quartets - Vol. 1: String Quartet No. 6 (1956) [27.16] String Quartet No. 7 (1960) [13.44] String Quartet No. 10 (1964) [27.07]  Sorrel Quartet CHANDOS CHAN 9741 [68.24]

Hugo WOLF 33 Songs from the Italian Songbook Ileana Cotrubas, Thomas Allen and Geoffrey Parsons CHANDOS CHAN 7127 53 mins

TAKASHI YOSHIMATSU (1953-) Saxophone Concerto Cyber-Bird (1993) Symphony No. 3 (1995)   Nobuya Sugawa (saxophone) BBCPO/Sachio Fujioka CHANDOS New Direction CHAN 9737 [68.15]

La Guitarra Latina (Latin American Guitar Music) Eleftheria Kotzia CHANDOS CHAN 9732

Guitar Meditations Craig Ogden CHANDOS CHAN 9743

VIENNA PREMIERE VOL 3 (first ever recordings of works by the Strauss Family and their Viennese contemporaries). The Viennese Orchestra of London/Jack Rothstein CHANDOS CHAN 9127 (61' 10'')

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