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An honourable mention to Gluck: Opera Gala, a selection of re-released excerpts of varying interest. The biggest draw is Jessye Norman’s Alceste, monumental yet human and stunningly vocalised. At the other end of the scale is the strange 1964 Orfeo of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, which won’t be at the top of anyone’s wish list. But if you are interested it is worth investigating.

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