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Out of the Woods

The premiere recording of Ethel Smyth’s opera “Der Wald” shows a composer whose music should not be overshadowed by her personality


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Saleem Ashkar: The Complete Beethoven Sonatas

Saleem Ashkar releases the complete Beethoven Sonatas on the label Universal/Decca. Over the course of six years, six albums have been released. The 11 CDs are now available on all streaming services.

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