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 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - April 2021

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April heavyweights include French organist Jeanne Demessieux's complete recordings on Decca, plus anthologies celebrating André Previn, Eugene Ormandy and Peter Maag.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - March 2021

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A celebration of Claudio Abbado's years with the London Symphony Orchestra, two collections commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Stravinsky's death, and the complete Arthur Grumiaux recordings on Philips.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - February 2021

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A celebration of Natalie Dessay on stage and in the studio, a multi-conductor Mahler cycle from the Berliner Philharmoniker, and Strauss's complete tone-poems from François-Xavier Roth and the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - January 2021

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The complete Percy Grainger recordings on Chandos, an anthology of piano lessons from Christoph Eschenbach, and celebrations of Dame Gillian Weir and Hephzibah Menuhin.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - December 2020

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Richard Bonynge's complete ballet recordings on Decca, Mozart operas from Sir Charles Mackerras, and a comprehensive anthology of harp concertos on Brilliant Classics.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - November 2020

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A mammoth tribute to Karl Richter, David Goode’s complete Bach organ works on Signum, Ronald Brautigam’s complete Mozart piano concertos, and a deluxe celebration of Bernard Haitink on DVD.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - October 2020

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Anthologies celebrating Wilhelm Kempff, Ivan Moravec, and Kirill Petrenko in Berlin, plus Daniel Barenboim's fifth complete cycle of the Beethoven piano sonatas.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - September 2020

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The complete works of Ravel on Warner Classics, a fortieth birthday collection from Ricercar, and anthologies celebrating Zubin Mehta, Maria João Pires and Jóhann Jóhannsson.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - August 2020

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Beethoven from the Smetana Quartet, a 75th birthday tribute to Itzhak Perlman, and a DVD collection celebrating the centenary of the Salzburg Festival.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - July 2020

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Centenary celebrations of Isaac Stern and the Salzburg Festival, a seventy-fifth birthday tribute to Itzhak Perlman, and Delitiae Musicae's complete Monteverdi madrigals on Naxos.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - June 2020

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Pick of this month’s heavyweights is Warner Classics’s monumental tribute to Sir John Barbirolli, released to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of his death.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - May 2020

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Anthologies celebrating Zubin Mehta in Los Angeles, Decca at 90, and the Staatskapelle Berlin at the grand old age of 450, plus vintage Beethoven from Zino Francescatti and Robert Casadesus.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - April 2020

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Vintage Beethoven string quartets from Melodiya, a sixtieth-birthday celebration from the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and forty years of recordings from the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - March 2020

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Anniversary celebrations of Guido Cantelli and Collegium Vocale Gent, plus Beethoven from Jonathan Biss, Rudolf Buchbinder and the Kuss Quartet, and an anthology of film scores from Charles Gerhardt.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - January 2020

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January collections include Claudio Abbado’s complete recordings with the Wiener Philharmoniker for Deutsche Grammophon, a celebration of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s early years, and the first complete recording of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji’s monumental Sequentia cyclica for solo piano.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - December 2019

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Anthologies devoted to Moura Lympany, Ernst Haefliger, Karl Münchinger and Solomon, plus collection of Russian chamber music and a 56-disc Mendelssohn Edition on Hänssler.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - November 2019

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Beethoven anniversary editions from Deutsche Grammophon, Warner and Naxos, plus Masaaki Suzuki’s complete Bach secular cantatas, Bruckner from Berlin, and a celebration of Andris Nelsons's time in Birmingham.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - October 2019

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Pierre Monteux’s complete recordings for Decca, Philips and Westminster, a mammoth Zubin Mehta collection spanning half a century, Cécile Ousset’s early recordings for Decca France, and previously unreleased Webern and Scriabin from Maria Yudina.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - September 2019

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Wilhelm Furtwängler’s complete recordings on Decca and Deutsche Grammophon, Beethoven sets from Wilhelm Kempff, Igor Levit and Ronald Brautigam, and the fruits of a 2018 Hamburg festival centring on the artistry of Martha Argerich.

 Box Set Selections, Boxed Set Selections - August 2019

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Semyon Bychkov’s Tchaikovsky Project reaches completion, plus a mammoth celebration of George Szell in Cleveland, and previously unreleased recordings documenting Vladimir Horowitz’s 1965 comeback at Carnegie Hall.