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Browning is lionised in the US but much of his output is nevertheless overshadowed by his definitive reading of Barber’s concerto, written for him, with Szell in Clevelend. His pioneering cycle of Prokofiev’s concertos stands up well to more recent accounts and, if his later recordings (including a digital remake of the Barber) lack some of the freshness of his youthful prime, there is a great deal to admire here: a previously unreleased Debussy recital is alone worth the price of admission. Leonard Rose’s heartfelt recording of William Schuman’s A Song of Orpheus is an unexpected bonus and has never been bettered.

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