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71aybIlNsAL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I
BACH; J.S. Annhelena Schlüter (piano)
Hänssler 6 / 9
91OcnH6P0OL._SL1500 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas (complete); Andante favori FRANZ SCHUBERT: Three Piano Pieces D. 946 No. 1 in E-flat minor; Hungarian Melody in B minor; Allegretto in C minor D. 915 W. A. MOZART: Eine kleine gigue K. 574 JOSEPH HAYDN: Sonata in G minor Hob XVI:44 J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in B-flat minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANHAYDN; JOSEPHSCHUBERT; FRANZ András Schiff (piano)
ECM Insiders Only
haassongs HAAS, PAVEL: Seven Songs in Folk Style Op. 18 (1940); Fata Morgana Op. 6 (1923); Chinese Songs Op. 4 (1921); Four Songs On Chinese Poetry (1944)
HAAS; PAVEL Anita Watson (soprano); Anna Starushkevych (mezzo-soprano); Nicky Spence (tenor); James Platt (bass); Lada Valešová (piano)
Navarra Quartet
Resonus Classics Insiders Only
MahlerKletz MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 9
MAHLER; GUSTAV Kletzki; Paul
: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
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StravKempe STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Firebird (suite)
BRITTEN, BENJAMIN: Sinfonia da Requiem
BRITTEN; BENJAMINSTRAVINSKY; IGOR Kempe; Rudolf
: Staatskapelle Dresden
Berlin Classics Insiders Only
MozSuit MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Symphonies No. 39 and 40
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Suitner; Otmar
: Staatskapelle Dresden
Berlin Classics Insiders Only
MussPicMark MUSSORGSKY, MODEST: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel); A Night on Bald Mountain
MUSSORGSKY; MODEST Markevitch; Igor
: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Berlin Classics Insiders Only
KarajanChoral Works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruckner, Verdi and Stravinsky BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONHAYDN; JOSEPHMENDELSSOHN; FELIXMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSTRAVINSKY; IGORVERDI; GIUSEPPE Karajan; Herbert von
: Berlin Philharmonic,Vienna Philharmonic,Wiener Singverein
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IvesDavis IVES, CHARLES: "Holidays" Symphony; Three Places in New England; Central Park in the Dark; The Unanswered Question
IVES; CHARLES Davis; Andrew
: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9 / 9
61KLSnlrxPL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Italian Concerto; Partita No. 1 in B-flat major; Four Duets; Fantasia & Fugue in A minor; Partita No. 3 in A minor; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (arr. Myra Hess)
BACH; J.S. Rafal Blechacz (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 7 / 8
71a8JLJDONL._SL1200 Works by Rubinstein, Chopin, Liszt, Couperin, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Rachmaninov, others CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDELISZT; FRANZRACHMANINOV; SERGEI Ignace Jan Paderewski (piano)
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handelgermanarias HANDEL, G.F.: Neun deutsche Arien; Trio Sonata in E minor Op. 5 No. 3; Trio Sonata in B minor Op. 2 No. 1; Concerto a Quattro in D minor
HANDEL; G.F. Gillian Keith (soprano)
Florilegium
Channel Classics 9 / 10
saintbasilchapel Choral & Organ Works by Larry King, Antony Baldwin, Richard Allain, G.P. Palestrina, Paul Creston, Eleanor Daley, Camille Saint-Saëns, Seth Bingham, Marcel Dupré, W. Leonard Beck, David Ashley White, others CRESTON; PAULDALEY; ELEANORDUPRÉ; MARCELPALESTRINA; GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DASAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLEWHITE; DAVID ASHLEY Yuri McCoy (organ); others
The University Singers, Brady Knapp
Gothic 10 / 10
BartokTiber BARTÓK, BELA: Piano Sonata; Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District; Sonatina; Three Rondos on Slovak folk tunes; Études, Op. 18; Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
BARTÓK; BELA Cédric Tiberghien, piano [with Francois-Frédéric Guy, piano; Colin Currie and Sam Walton, percussion]
Hyperion Insiders Only
BochStabat BOCCHERINI, LUIGI: Stabat Mater (first version); String Quartet Op. 41/1 in C Minor
BOCCHERINI; LUIGI Boncompagni, Francesca (soprano)
Ensemble Symposium
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
Soro SORO, ENRIQUE: Danza fantastica; Tres aires chilenos; Andante appassionato; Sinfonía romántica
SORO; ENRIQUE Domínguez; José Luis
: Chile Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 7 / 7
Haydn5455 HAYDN, JOSEPH: String Quartets Op. 54/55
HAYDN; JOSEPH The London Haydn Quartet
Hyperion Insiders Only
ProkKarab PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphonies Nos. 4 (Op. 47) and 5; Dreams
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Karabits; Kirill
: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Onyx 7 / 8
Sonya HANDEL, G.F.: Arias from Giulio Cesare, Alcina, Theodora, Rodelinda, Agrippina, & Rinaldo
PURCELL, HENRY: "When I am laid in earth", from Dido & Aeneas
HANDEL; G.F.PURCELL; HENRY Sonya Yoncheva (soprano); Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano)
Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro De Marchi
Sony Classical 7 / 10
StraussFalletta STRAUSS, RICHARD: Ariadne auf Naxos (Symphony-Suite); Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
STRAUSS; RICHARD Falletta; JoAnn
: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
Enigma ELGAR, EDWARD: In the South; Enigma Variations; Carillon; Une voix dans le désert; Le drapeau belge; Pleading
ELGAR; EDWARD Brabbins; Martyn
: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion 9 / 9
Chailly-pic : Works By Verdi, Catalani, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Giordano, Puccini, Ponchielli, Leoncavallo, & Boïto
BELLINI; VINCENZODONIZETTI; GAETANOPUCCINI; GIACOMOROSSINI; GIOACHINOVERDI; GIUSEPPE Francesco de Angelis (solo violin)
Filarmonica della Scala, Riccardo Chailly
Decca 9 / 9
Hrusa DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphonic Variations; Slavonic Rhapsodies
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Hrusa; Jakub
: Prague Philharmonia
PentaTone Insiders Only
1595966 JOSEPH HAYDN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 6, 30, 34, & 48 FRANZ SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A major D.664 CÉSAR FRANCK: Prelude, Chorale, & Fugue LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major Op. 109 JOHANNES BRAHMS: Rhapsodies Op. 79 FRANZ LISZT: Piano Sonata in B minor; Ballade in B minor BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESFRANCK; CÉSARHAYDN; JOSEPHLISZT; FRANZSCHUBERT; FRANZ Ernst Levy (piano)
Marston 8 / 5
SandShost SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 5
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Sanderling; Kurt
: Berlin Symphony
Berlin Classics Insiders Only
FischerTchaik PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY - Violin Concerto; Sérénade mélancolique; Valse-Scherzo; Souvenir d'un lieu cher
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Julia Fischer (violin)

Kreizberg; Yakov
: Russian National Orchestra
PentaTone Insiders Only
818b-gMkoWL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Trio in B-flat major D. 898; Notturno in E-flat major for Piano Trio D. 897; Piano Trio in E-flat major D. 929
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Andreas Staier (fortepiano); Daniel Sepec (violin); Roel Dieltiens (cello)
Harmonia Mundi 7 / 10
Mahler7Fischer MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 7
MAHLER; GUSTAV Fischer; Adam
: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Avi-music 8 / 7
RVWJob VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: Job; Symphony No. 9
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Davis; Andrew
: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos Insiders Only
Buck BUCK, OLE: Fiori di ghiaccio; A Tree; [Untitled]; Flower Ornament Music
BUCK; OLE Nordin; Jesper
: Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen
Dacapo Insiders Only
71Yrl8FstpL._SL1228 HINDEMITH, PAUL: Complete String Quartets
HINDEMITH; PAUL Amar Quartet
Naxos Insiders Only
daslied MAHLER, GUSTAV: Das Lied von der Erde
MAHLER; GUSTAV Roberto Sacca (tenor); Stephen Gadd (baritone)
Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott
Tudor 7 / 9
71vFVC13mbL._SL1000 KREISLER, FRITZ: Original Works & Transcriptions
DVORÁK; ANTONINKREISLER; FRITZ Barnabás Kelemen (violin); Zoltán Kocsis (piano)
BMC 8 / 9
81niJpqdDRL._SL1400 DOMENICO SCARLATTI: Three Sonatas LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: 32 Variations in C minor WoO 80 FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op. 23 RICHARD WAGNER: Solemn March to the Holy Grail from Parsifal (transcr. by Liszt) FRANZ LISZT: Funérailles; Mephisto Waltz No. 1 BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICLISZT; FRANZSCARLATTI; DOMENICO Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 6 / 8
61guMaKBoHL THOMSON, VIRGIL: Four Saints in Three Acts; Capital Capitals (texts by Gertrude Stein)
THOMSON; VIRGIL Charles Blandy (tenor); Simon Dyer, Tom McNichols (bass); Aaron Engebreth, Andrew Garland (baritone); Lynn Torgove (mezzo-soprano); others
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose
BMOP Sound 9 / 9
Mahler9Jans MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 9
MAHLER; GUSTAV Jansons; Mariss
: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
BR Klassik 6 / 8
51XCJjLwAhL BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Diabelli Variations Op. 120
REGER, MAX: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of G. P Telemann
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANREGER; MAX Paul Baumgartner (piano); Erik Then-Bergh (piano)
Eloquence Insiders Only
71gMOJoUObL._SL1200 RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Preludes Op. 23 & 32
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Yara Bernette (piano)
Eloquence Insiders Only
Babin BARTÓK, BELA: Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra
BABIN, VICTOR: Concerto No. 2 for 2 Pianos and Orchestra
BABIN; VICTORBARTÓK; BELA Kamdzhalov; Yordan
: Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra,Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov
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balsom Works by J. S. Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Johann Friedrich Fasch, & Giuseppe Torelli BACH; J.S.CORELLI; ARCANGELOFASCH; JOHANN FRIEDRICHTORELLI; GIUSEPPE Alison Balsom (trumpet); Stephen Cleobury (organ)
Academy of Ancient Music, Pavlo Beznosiuk
Warner Classics 8 / 9
81WSSaU2lLL._SL1425 Richard Peaslee: Catalonia (2003) Daniel Schnyder: Sonata for Trumpet & Piano (1994, revised 2013) Michael Daugherty: The Lightning Fields (2015) Kevin McKee: Song for a Friend (2015); The Adventures of…(for unaccompanied trumpet, 2016) Anthony Plog: Sonata for Trumpet & Piano (2009) DAUGHERTY; MICHAEL Jason Bergman (trumpet, flugelhorn); Steven Harlos (piano, celeste)
MSR 10 / 10
gaudetebrass DAVID SAMPSON: Entrance; Still JOHN CORIGLIANO (arr. Cliff Colnot): Gazebo Dances Overture JONATHAN NEWMAN: Prayers of Steel STEVEN BRYANT: Sevenfive JOHN CORIGLIANO: Antiphon; Fanfares to Music CONRAD WINSLOW: The Record of a Lost Tribe CORIGLIANO; JOHN Gaudete Brass
Cedille 9 / 10
Kullervo SIBELIUS, JEAN: Kullervo Symphony; Finlandia
KORTEKANGAS, OLLI: Migrations
KORTEKANGAS; OLLISIBELIUS; JEAN Paasikivi, Lilli (mezzo soprano)
Hakala, Tommi (baritone)
Vänskä; Osmo
: Minnesota Orchestra,YL Male Voice Choir
BIS 9 / 9
Lecca GARRIDO-LECCA, CELSO: Andean Folk Dances; Peruvian Suite; Symphonic Tableaux; Laudes II
GARRIDO-LECCA; CELSO Harth-Bedoya; Miguel
: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra,Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
Mahler10Daus MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 10 (ed. Cooke)
MAHLER; GUSTAV Dausgaard; Thomas
: Seattle Symphony
Seattle Symphony Media 9 / 9
Joyce Arias by Handel, Purcell, Monteverdi, Leonardo Leo, & Nicolo Jommelli HANDEL; G.F.JOMMELLI; NICOLOMONTEVERDI; CLAUDIOPURCELL; HENRY Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Il Pomo d’Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev
Erato 10 / 10
91gyLjeODgL._SL1500 Franz Liszt: Opera and Song Paraphrases LISZT; FRANZ Gábor Farkas (piano)
Steinway & Sons 8 / 9
Mahler3Hait MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 3
MAHLER; GUSTAV Gerhild Romberger (mezzo soprano)
Haitink; Bernard
: Augsburger Domsingknaben,Bavarian Radio Chorus,Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
BR Klassik Insiders Only
GEORGE GERSHWIN - Porgy and Bess
GERSHWIN; GEORGE Jonathan Lemalu (baritone)
Isabelle Kabatu, Bibiana Nwobilo (soprano)
Michael Forest (tenor)
Gregg Baker (bass)
others

Harnoncourt; Nikolaus
: Arnold Schoenberg Choir,Chamber Orchestra of Europe
RCA Insiders Only
Mahler10Gam MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 10 (diddled by Yoel Gamzou)
MAHLER; GUSTAV Gamzou; Yoel
: International Mahler Orchestra
Wergo Insiders Only


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