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The Record Shelf Guide to Gift Recordings - 2013 Edition


Each year on The Record Shelf, Jim Svejda presents his annual Guide to Gift Recordings, a public service for the befuddled holiday shopper. Below is the complete list of Jim's picks for 2013.

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Handel:  Messiah.  Soloists, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis. 
Philips 438 356 (2 CDs) (M).
BUY:

Tchaikovsky:  The Nutcracker.  Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Antal Dorati. 
Philips 464 703  (2 CDs) (M).
BUY:

Chanukah in Story and Song.  Leonard Nimoy, narrator; The Western Wind. 
Western Wind 16
BUY:

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (6).  Dunedin Consort, John Butt.
Linn 430  (2 CDs)
BUY:

...pour passer la melancolie.  Andreas Staier, harpsichord.
Harmonia Mundi 902143
BUY:

Haydn: The London Symphonies (12).  Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, Adam Fischer.
Brilliant Classics 94601  (5 CDs) (B)
BUY:

Suk: A Summer's Tale; Praha.  BBC Symphony, Jiri Belohlavek.
Chandos 5109
BUY:

Grieg: Symphonic Works, Volume 3.  West German Radio Symphony, Eivind Aadland.
Audite 92.669
BUY:

Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. 1.  Belcea Quartet.
Zig-Zag 315  (4 CDs)
BUY:

Nigunim: Hebrew melodies.  Gil Shaham, violin; Orli Shaham, piano.
Canary Classics 10
BUY:

Bartok, Eotvos, Ligeti: Violin Concertos.  Patricia Kopatchinskaya, violin; Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Peter Eotvos.
Naive 5285  (2 CDs)
BUY:

Mozart: Piano Concertos (2).  Jan Lisiecki, piano; Bavarian Radio Symphony, Christian Zacharias.
Deutsche Grammophon B0016888
BUY:

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition.  Steven Osborne, piano.
Hyperion 67896
BUY:

Griffes: Piano Music.  Garrick Ohlsson, piano.
Hyperion 67907
BUY:

Dutilleux: Correspondances.  French Radio Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Deutsche Grammophon 1794402
BUY:

The Definitive Eric Coates.
Nimbus 6231  (7 CDs) (M)
BUY:

Myra Hess: The Complete Solo and Concerto Studio Recordings.
APR (Applan Publications and Recordings 7504  (5 CDs) (M)
BUY:

Beethoven: Mass in C.  Soloists, Stuttgart Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Frieder Bernius.
Carus 83.295
BUY:

Elgar: The Apostles.  Soloists, Halle Orchestra and Choir, Sir Mark Elder.
Halle 7534  (2 CDs)
BUY:

Verdi: Arias.  Jonas Kaufmann, tenor; Orchestra of the Parma Opera, Pier Giorgio Morandi.
Sony 492 042
BUY:

Hans Hotter: The Wotan of the Century.
Membran 600052  (10 CDs) (S)
(Available at www.mdt.co.uk.)

Mario Lanza: The Toast of Hollywood.
Sony 74163
BUY:

Byron Janis - The Complete RCA Album Collection.
RCA 548440  (11 CDs + DVD) (B)
BUY:

Fritz Reiner - The Complete RCA Album Collection.
RCA 370198  (63 CDs) (S)
BUY:


(M) = mid-priced recording

(B) = budget recording

(S) =  super budget recording

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