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CD Cover Stravinsky - 3 Movements from Petrushka and The Rite of Spring Classification: CD of the Month Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1628 Price:£12.54

Comment:Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers are a prize winning piano duo. On their MSR Classics disc they perform these great works of Igor Stravinsky duetting on a single piano. The vivid recording comes from the University of South Carolina.

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CD Cover Secrets Classification: New Label: Hevhetia CD Number:HV 0145-2-331 Price:£10.54

Comment:Slovakian accordion master, Peter Katina, selects five major works by late 20th century and current composers, that were not originally written for his instrument, but which sound absolutely right with his amazing playing. The John Cage will surprise!

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CD Cover Zelanka Psalmi Vespertini II Classification: Nibiru Label: Nibiru CD Number:01632231 Price:£12.54

Comment:Gabriela Eibenova, Lenka Cafourkova, soprano, Filippo Mineccia, alto, Tobias Hunger, Marian Krejcik, bass, Jiri Miroslav Prochazka, bass are the soloists. Five of the Psalmi are World Premiere recordings. Adam Viktora directs his Zelanka experts!

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CD Cover Melody For Love Classification: New Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1647 Price:£12.54

Comment:Russian born, Olga Senderskaya, studied at the Marlinsky Academy and St. Petersburg Conservatory. She has sung Bizet's Micaela and the Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams. Her recital includes rare songs, still little known Rachmaninov and Gershwin!

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CD Cover Eastern Currents Classification: New Label: Romeo Records CD Number:7320 Price:£12.54

Comment:Ensemble 365 are-Sara Paar, Mary Hubbell, sopranos, Alice Jones, flute, Karen Rostron, violin, Marta Bedkowska-Reilly, cello, Mirna Lekic, piano. Eastern Currents is a journey through Contemporary Asian music from Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran and more.

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CD Cover Frank Martin Music For Winds Classification: New Label: MSR Classics CD Number:MS 1602 Price:£12.54

Comment:Here's a game changing disc. It you've previously thought of Frank Martin (1890-1974) as a serious, dull, central European composer, this selection of his wind music will disperse that forever. Light and tuneful, Martin is accorded an amazing recording!

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CD Cover Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano Classification: New Label: ABP Musique Classique CD Number:AB2 Price:£12.54

Comment:Brahms composed his Violin Sonatas between 1878 and 1888. To her complete recording, Marie Cantagrill has added the Scherzo from the F.A.E. Sonata,which Schumann and Dietrich contributed as a gift for their friend Joseph Joachim. All beautifully played!

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CD Cover Jakub Jan Ryba - Stabat Mater Classification: New Label: Nibiru CD Number:01622231 Price:£12.54

Comment:A real discovery by the composer known for decades by his Old Czech Christmas Mass. Jakub Jan Ryba's Stabat Mater dates from 1805. It was not published until 2015! This is its World Premiere recording. You might think it sounds like early Beethoven!

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CD Cover De Profundis Classification: New Label: Arta CD Number:F10223 Price:£12.54

Comment:Sara Medkova is an outstanding Czech pianist of the younger generation, she is keen to find new ways of presenting music and mixes Bach with Contemporary works. Rzewski's De Profundis is even more compelling in the DVD version.

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CD Cover Reframing Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time Classification: SACD Label: PentaTone Classics CD Number:PTC 5186 560 Price:£13.93

Comment:An exciting sound adventure bookending Messiaen's wartime masterpiece, Quartet for the End of Time, with two contemporary works, both using electronics. Brilliant playing and wonderful SACD Surround Sound!

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