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New Reviews

Dohnanyi - Symphony No. 2

ERNÖ VON DOHNANYI
Symphony No. 2
Alexander Jiménez (Cond)
Released: June 2014
Naxos 8.573008

Eriks Esenvalds - At The Foot Of The Sky

ERIKS ESENVALDS
At The Foot Of The Sky
State Choir Latvija
Released: Sept 2013
Latvija VAK-1301

ANTONIN DVORAK - Symphony No. 8

ANTONIN DVORAK
Symphony No. 8
Manfred Honeck (Cond)
Released: July 2014
Reference FR-710SACD



Beethoven - Piano Sonatas

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonatas Vol. 3
James Brawn (Piano)
MSR Classics MS1467
Released: Apr 2014
681585146729

Per Nørgård - Symphonies 1 and 8

PER NØRGÅRD
Symphonies 1 & 8
Vienna Philharmonic
Sakari Oramo (Cond)
Released: June 2014
Dacapo 6.220574

CAPRICCIO - Margaret Phillips

CAPRICCIO
Contemporary
Music for Organ
Margaret Phillips (Organ)
Released: July 2014
Regent REGCD419





  
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New Releases

Brahms - The Symphonies

Johannes Brahms
The Symphonies
Gewandhaus Orchestra
Ricardo Chailly (Cond)
3-Disc Set
Decca 4787471
028947574713
Rel: Aug 2014



C.P.E. Bach - Koopman

C.P.E. Bach
6 Organ Sonatas
Ton Koopman
Amalia Organ, Berlin
Challenge Classics
CC72260
0608917226027
Rel: June 2014



BERNSTEIN - West Side Story

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
West Side Story
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas
2-Disc SACD
SFS Media SFS0059
Rel: June 2014




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