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CD Cover Bartok Violin Sonatas Classification: CD of the Month Label: Pavlik CD Number:PS 0166-2-131 Price:£12.54

Comment:Milan Pala performs Bartok's still technically and musically challenging works on his "Omayra" violin made in 2015 by Bronislav and Jan Hus Bursik. Ladislav Fanzowitz, piano, is at one with the interpretation of these sonatas.

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CD Cover Szymon Mika Trio and Guests Togetherness Classification: Star Tracks Label: Hevhetia CD Number:HV 0175-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:Leading on guitar Szymon Mika is joined in his trio by Max Mucha, bass and Ziv Ravitz, drums, while Basia Derlak, vocals, joachim Mencel, hurdy-gurdy and Mateusz Palka guest in Szymon's originals. Songs texts are printed in English in the booklet.

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CD Cover Zelenka - Psalmi Vespertini III Classification: Nibiru-Zelenka Label: Nibiru CD Number:NI 0164-2231 Price:£12.54

Comment:The soloists are - Lenka Cafourkova and Gabriela Eibenova, soprano, Pascal Bertin, alto, Virgil Hartinger, tenor and Marian Krejcik, bass, in this third selection of Zeleka's Psalmi, some of which are World Premiere recordings.

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CD Cover Fantasie - Music for Violin and Harp Classification: Americana Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1682 Price:£12.54

Comment:Aurora Duo, Donna Fairbanks, violin and Lysa Rytting, harp, formed in 1991. Their programme, Fantasie, features several World Premiere recordings, and an extensive work by Saint-Saens that is not heard very often. An unusual combo of instruments.

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CD Cover Oh Tomcat - Romanovska - Tichy - Hruby Classification: New Label: Hevhetia CD Number:HV 0165-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:The combo of violin, koto, bass, bass clarinet, clarinet and tenor saxophone, suggests Jazz, but is a mix of Jazz and Contemporary Classical improvised in the moment, yet suggesting fully worked out pieces. There's vivid sound on an intriguing album!

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CD Cover Vivaldi - Le Quattro Stagioni Classification: SACD Label: Channel Classics CD Number:CCS SA 40318 Price:£14.99

Comment:A chart topping SACD of Vivaldi's Le Quattro Stagioni with Rachel Podger leading her Brecon Baroque playing one to a part on period instruments. With only eight musicians this brings out extraordinary details, in a warm SACD Surround Sound acoustic.

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CD Cover Nadia Reisenberg - The Renowned Haydn Recordings Classification: Historic-Archive Label: Romeo Records CD Number:7324/5 Price:£17.30

Comment:Continuing its series of recordings made by pianist Nadia Reisenberg, Romeo Records have collected her performances of Haydn Sonatas and Variations made for Westminster between 1955 and 1958. Music and playing are marvellous!

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CD Cover Dvorak Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" Classification: New Label: Arta CD Number:F10230 Price:£12.54

Comment:Dvorak's most famous composition, one of the most recorded of all works of Classical music, sounding completely different when played on period instruments. It continues the cycle of Symphonies by period instrument orchestra Music Florea.

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CD Cover David Kollar and Arve Henriksen - Illusion of A Separate World Classification: New Label: Hevhetia CD Number:HV 0178-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:David Kollar plays electric guitar, electronics and synths. Arve Henriksen plays trumpet, vocal, drums, keyboards and electronics. They create a sonic landscape in which to immerse onself, and to be reminded of images in films by Andrei Tarkovsky.

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CD Cover Beau Soir Classification: New Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1643 Price:£12.54

Comment:Lumina Duo are - Merideth Hite Estevez, oboe and Cor Anglais and Jani Parsons, piano. Their disc is the result of several years performing French composers whose music speaks of love, loss and longing: a musical journey filled with enchantment.

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