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New Reviews

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 14

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 14
Vasily Petrenko (Cond)
Released: May 2014
Naxos 8.573132

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Scheherazade, Op. 35
Peter Oundjian (Cond)
Released: Aug 2014
Chandos CHSA5145

Shostakovich - String Quartets 13-15

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartets 13-15
Pacifica Quartet
Released: Nov 2013
Cedille CDR 90000145



Platinum - Various Organ Works

PLATINUM
Various Organ Works
Stephen Williams (Organ)
Reuter Pipe Organ
Released: Sept 2014
Raven OAR-957

Beethoven - Piano Concertos 3 and 4

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Concertos 3 & 4
Maria Joao Pires (Piano)
Daniel Harding (Cond)
Released: Aug 2014
Onyx Classics ONYX4125

SOIRÉE - Susan Merdinger

SOIRÉE
Susan Merdinger (Piano)
Schubert - Liszt
Brahms - Debussy
Released: July 2014
Sheridan Music Studio





  
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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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