RECORDS / The IoS Playlist

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Britten: Rape of Lucretia. Rigby, Maxwell, City of London Sinfonia/Hickox (Chandos, CD). Jean Rigby's memorable ENO performances transferred to disc. Michael White

Francis Ruffelle: Lonely Symphony (Virgin, single). Britain's most sophisticated Eurovision entry ever. The string break is sublime. Ben Thompson

Hole: Live Through This (City Slang, CD/LP/tape). A blisteringly tuneful and poetic album. Its strengths should not be concealed by the tragic significance of its title. BT