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CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS 1835-1921 Violin Concerto No. 1 (1860) [13.37] Violin Concerto No. 2 (1858) [31.30] Violin Concerto No. 3 (1880) [30.17]   Philippe Graffin (violin) BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins HYPERION CDA67074 [75.41]

Lalo SCHIFRIN(composer and Musical Director) Tango    OST DG 459 145-2 [63:04]

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47; Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.54; Symphony No.10 in E minor, Op.93.   BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. BIS-CD-973/974 [two discs, 140’01"]

(Nos.6 & 10)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.7 in C, Op.60 (‘Leningrad’)    BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. BIS-CD-873 [79’06"]

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.8 in C minor, Op.65; MOZART: Symphony No.33 in B flat, K319.    Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Evgeny Mravinsky. . BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4002-2 (two discs, 59’53" + 22’26")

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.11 in G minor, Op.103 ("The Year 1905").    French Radio National Orchestra, conducted by Andre Cluytens. TESTAMENT SBT 1099 [59’50"]

SHOSTAKOVICH. Piano Sonata No 1, Op 12; Piano Sonata No 2, Op 61; Twenty-four Preludes, Op 34; Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op 87 No 24  . Raymond Clarke (piano) Athene ATH CD18 [DDD] [75' 44"]

Jean SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Suite Op22 (Four Legends from the Kalevala), Original versions of Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of the Island (1896 version) Lemminkäinen's Homeward Journey (1896 version), Appendices Second ending of Lemminkäinen's Homeward Journey (1897 version) Excerpt from Lemminkäinen in Tuonela (1896 version)   Lahti Symphony Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä BIS CD1015 [79'27]

SIBELIUS: 'Finlandia', 'Karelia Suite', Four Legends from the 'Kalevala'.    Iceland Symphony Orchestra Petri Sakari. Naxos 8.554265 [73m] DDD.

Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957) Orchestral Rarities    Kuopio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Atso Almila with Jaakko Kuusisto (violin) FINLANDIA 3984-23391-2
Scene de ballet, Overture in E Major, Overture in A minor, Cassazione Op 6, Funeral march, Wedding March, Song of the people of Uusimaa, Serenades 1 & 2, Berceuse, Polonaise, March of the Jaegers

ELIE SIEGMEISTER 1909-1991 Piano music - Vol. 1    Kenneth Boulton (piano) rec 1995-1997 Naxos American Classics 8.559020 [73.51]

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937)Król Roger (opera) (1924) Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia Concertante) (1932).    Thomas Hampson (baritone) - King Roger, Elzbieta Szmytka (sop) - Roxana, Philip Langridge (ten) - Edrisi, Ryzsard Minkiewicz (ten) - Shepherd, Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle EMI CLASSICS CDS5-56823-2 2 CD set: [112:07] CD1(acts 1/2) [64.59]; CD2 (act 3/Sinfonia) [47.08]

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