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Giacomo PUCCINI (1858–1924)
La bohème

Celine Byrne (soprano) Merūnas Vitulskis (tenor) Irish Ntl Opera Ch & O/Sergio Alapont rec. 2021
SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD702
[2 CDs: 107:03] [GF]

Not a frontrunner but has a great deal to offer even so.
Roman STATKOWSKI (1859-1925)
Works for Violin and Piano
Natan Dondalski (violin), Anna Paras (piano) rec. 2021
ACTE PRÉALABLE AP0537
[49:15] [PRB]

A composer of charming miniatures, but with a disproportionately large talent and heart.
Bach before Bach
Chouchane Siranossian (violin) Balász Máté (bass violin, cello) Leonardo García Alarcón (harpsichord) rec. 2020
ALPHA 758
[64:22] [JV]

A fine disc, which will give every lover of the violin much pleasure.
Christian Ferras (violin)
Violin Recitals in Germany 1953-1965
Pierre Barbizet (piano)
MELOCLASSIC MC2048
[78:17 + 74:55] [JW]

Recital favourites but also works new to Ferras’ legacy enliven this twofer.
Kaiju Crescendo
An Evening of Japanese Monster Music

John DeSentis, Michiru Oshima (conductors) rec. 2019
SUPERTRAIN STR024
[43:45 + 50:07] [CL]

The title says it all: an evening of Japanese monster music both literally and figuratively for the fans.

Stella -
Renaissance Gems and their Reflections Vol. 3
ORA Singers/Suzi Digby rec. 2017
HARMONIA MUNDI HMM905341
[74:36] [JQ]

Another impressive and illuminating addition to the ORA Singers’ discography.
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