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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
71+7lex8BzL._SL1500 ABRAMIAN, EDUARD: 24 Preludes for Piano
ABRAMIAN; EDUARD Mikael Ayrapetyan (piano)
Grand Piano 9 / 8
baratimozart MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Violin Concertos No. 1 in B-flat K. 207; No. 2 in D K. 211; No. 3 in G K. 216 ("Straßburg"); No. 4 in D K. 218; No. 5 in A K. 219; Rondo in B-flat K. 269/261a; Rondo in C K. 373; Adagio in E K. 261
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Kristóf Baráti (violin)
Hungarian Chamber Orchestra, Kristóf Baráti
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Melartin MELARTIN, ERKKI: Traumgesicht; Marjatta; Music from The Blue Pearl (ballet)
MELARTIN; ERKKI Isokoski, Soile (soprano)
Lintu; Hannu
: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ondine Insiders Only
Shost7Nelsons SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad"
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Nelsons; Andris
: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Orfeo 9 / 9
BrahmsWalter BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphonies, Overtures, Haydn Variations, Double Concerto, German Requiem, Alto-Rhapsody, Schicksalslied, Hungarian Dances (selection)
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Various Soloists (see review)
Walter; Bruno
: Columbia Symphony Orchestra,New York Philharmonic
Sony Classical Insiders Only
51kbKafV1SL LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Romance in F Op. 50 ALBAN BERG: Violin Concerto (1935) ROBERT FUCHS: Nine Fantasy Pieces JOSEPH JOACHIM: Hebrew Melodies Op. 9 BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBERG; ALBANFUCHS; ROBERTJOACHIM; JOSEPH Pinchas Zukerman (violin & viola); Marc Neikrug (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
Biddulph Insiders Only
BrahmsTriosHM JOHANNES BRAHMS - Piano Trio No. 1 in B major Op. 8 (rev. 1889 version); No. 2 in C major Op. 87; No. 3 in C minor Op. 101; Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 25
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Christophe Gaugué (viola)

Trio Wanderer
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HaydnStaier JOSEPH HAYDN - Piano Concertos in F (Hob. XVIII:6); G (Hob. XVIII:4); & D (Hob. XVIII: 11)
HAYDN; JOSEPH Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
Gottfried von der Goltz (violin)

von der Goltz: Gottfried
: Freiburger Barockorchester
Harmonia Mundi Insiders Only
JanNetoSinf JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: Sinfonietta; Taras Bulba; The Ballad of Blank; The Fiddler's Child
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ Netopil; Tomás
: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
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aprapr6013 Works by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Gieseking, Ravel, Grieg, & others BACH; J.S.BRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEGIESEKING; WALTERGRIEG; EDVARD Walter Gieseking (piano); Lambros Callimahos, Gustav Scheck (flute)
APR 9 / 3
Diepenbrock DIEPENBROCK, ALPHONS: Elektra; The Birds; Marsyas
DIEPENBROCK; ALPHONS Hermus; Antony
: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
CPO Insiders Only
71xWCz1M3SL._SL1000 VORÍŠEK, JAN VÁCLAV: Impromptus Op. 7; Fantasy in C major Op. 12; Sonata quasi una fantasia in B-flat major Op. 20
VORÍŠEK; JAN VÁCLAV Biljana Urban (piano)
Grand Piano 7 / 7
JanGlag JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: Glagolitic Mass (nonexistent version of September 1927); The Eternal Gospel
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ Andrea Danková and Alzbeta Polácková (sopranos); Jana Sykorová (alto); Tomás Juhás and Pavel Cernoch (tenors); Jozef Benci (bass); Ales Bárta (organ)
Netopil; Tomás
: Prague Philharmonic Choir,Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Supraphon 6 / 8
71Mb-VFQpqL._SL1200 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major Op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”); Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major Op. 109
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Evgenia Rubinova (piano)
Telos 5 / 9
northwesterncello Works by Fauré, Kernis, Ligeti, Mahler, Rachmaninov, others FAURÉ; GABRIELKERNIS; AARON JAYLIGETI; GYÖRGYMAHLER; GUSTAVRACHMANINOV; SERGEI Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Sono Luminus 7 / 9
317Jn5JnhKL CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Études Op. 10 & 25; Trois nouvelles études
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Zlata Chochieva (piano)
Piano Classics 7 / 9
satanella BALFE, MICHAEL WILLIAM: Satanella
BALFE; MICHAEL WILLIAM Sally Silver, Catherine Carby (soprano); Trevor Bowes (bass); Kang Wang (tenor); Quentin Hayes, Frank Church, Anthony Gregory (baritone)
John Powell Singers, Victorian Opera Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
Naxos 8 / 8
SmetanaStilec SMETANA, BEDRICH: Má vlast (My Country)
SMETANA; BEDRICH Štilec; Marek
: Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra
Arco Diva 9 / 9
Monteux Works by Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Debussy, Dvorák, Elgar, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Ravel, Schubert, Sibelius, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBERLIOZ; HECTORDEBUSSY; CLAUDEDVORÁK; ANTONINHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSRAVEL; MAURICESCHUBERT; FRANZSIBELIUS; JEANSTRAVINSKY; IGORTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Monteux; Pierre
: Concertgebouw Orchestra,London Symphony Orchestra,Paris Conservatory Orchestra,Vienna Philharmonic
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SmetanaSzell Smetana: The Moldau; Mendelssohn: Overture and Music from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; Bizet: Symphony in C BIZET; GEORGESMENDELSSOHN; FELIXSMETANA; BEDRICH Stokowski; Leopold,Szell; George
: Cleveland Orchestra,National Philharmonic Orchestra
Sony Classical Insiders Only
WILLIAM ALWYN - Sonata alla toccata; Movements for Piano; Night Thoughts; Green Hills; Fantasy-Waltzes
ALWYN; WILLIAM Julian Milford (piano)

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Dutoit Works by Debussy, Ravel, Falla, Saint-Saëns, Chausson, Respighi, Rimsky-Korsakov, Offenbach, Gounod, Berlioz, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Suppé, Mussorgsky, Mendelssohn, Holst, Bizet, Fauré, Bartók, Franck, D'Indy, Ibert, Orff, Piazzolla, Theodorakis, others BARTÓK; BELABIZET; GEORGESDEBUSSY; CLAUDEFALLA; MANUEL DEHOLST; GUSTAVIBERT; JACQUESMENDELSSOHN; FELIXMUSSORGSKY; MODESTRAVEL; MAURICERIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAISTRAVINSKY; IGORTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Dutoit; Charles
: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
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61kKl7iqVfL SUK, JOSEF: Nálady (Moods) Op. 10; Dumka Op. 21 No. 3; Things lived and dreamed Op. 30; Love Song
SUK; JOSEF Karl-Andreas Kolly (piano)
MDG 10 / 10
RavelSlat RAVEL, MAURICE: Orchestrations of Chabrier (Menuet pompeux); Debussy (Sarabande and Danse); Schumann (Carnival); Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition)
RAVEL; MAURICE Slatkin; Leonard
: Orchestre National de Lyon
Naxos 8 / 8
51BtIMm6DDL BACH, J.S.: The Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
BACH; J.S. Mark Kaplan (violin)
Bridge 9 / 9
loiseaulyreclassical Works by Various Composers, including Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Hummel, & Liszt BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANHAYDN; JOSEPHHUMMEL; JOHANN NEPOMUKLISZT; FRANZMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZ Various Soloists, Ensembles, & Conductors
Hogwood; Christopher,Östman; Arnold
: Academy of Ancient Music,Chorus & Orchestra of the Drottningholm Court Theatre
L'Oiseau Lyre Insiders Only
darco VERDI, GIUSEPPE: Giovanna d’Arco
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Jessica Pratt (soprano); Jean-François Borras (tenor); Julian Kim (baritone)
Orchestra Internationale d’Italia, Chorus of Teatro Petruzzelli, Riccardo Frizza
Dynamic 9 / 9
CHARLES IVES - Three Orchestral Sets (incl. Three Places in New England)
IVES; CHARLES Sinclair; James
: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
CHARLES IVES - Decoration Day; The Fourth of July; Thanksgiving; The General Slocum; Overture in G minor; Yale-Princeton Football Game; Postlude in F
IVES; CHARLES Sinclair; James
: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
CHARLES IVES - Symphony No. 1; Emerson Concerto
IVES; CHARLES Alan Feinberg (piano)

Sinclair; James
: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Naxos Insiders Only
Ives3Sinc CHARLES IVES - Symphony No. 3 "The Camp Meeting"; Washington's Birthday; Two Contemplations (The Unanswered Question; Central Park in the Dark); "Country Band" March; Overture and March "1776"
IVES; CHARLES Sinclair; James
: Northern Sinfonia
Naxos Insiders Only
Rach2Jans RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 2 (abridged)
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Jansons; Mariss
: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
RCO Insiders Only
DANIEL CATÁN - Florencia en el Amazonas
CATÁN; DANIEL Mark S. Doss, Oren Gradus (bass-baritone)
Patricia Schuman, Ana Maria Martinez, Susanna Guzman (soprano) Hector Vasquez (baritone)
Chad Shelton(tenor)

Summers; Patrick
: Houston Grand Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Albany Insiders Only
61Ob3gjQ8TL BACH, J.S.: Selected Keyboard Works
BACH; J.S. Cameron Carpenter (organ)
Sony 8 / 8
archivanalog Works by Various Composers, including J.S. Bach, Cherubini, Handel, Joseph Haydn, Purcell, Schubert, Schütz, Marcello, Dowland, Frescobaldi, Monteverdi, Josquin, Weber, & Telemann BACH; J.S.BUXTEHUDE; DIETRICHCHERUBINI; LUIGIHANDEL; G.F.HAYDN; JOSEPHPURCELL; HENRYSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHÜTZ; HEINRICHTELEMANN; GEORG PHILIPP Various Soloists, Ensembles, Orchestras, & Conductors
Gardiner; John Eliot,Harnoncourt; Nikolaus,Mackerras; Charles,Munrow; David,Richter; Karl,Savall; Jordi
: Concentus Musicus Wien,English Baroque Soloists,Loewenguth Quartet,Melos Quartet,Munich Bach Orchestra
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816uvpl8GL._SL1200 The Beatles: Revolution 9 (arr. Matt Marks) Charles Wuorinen: Big Spinoff Wolfgang Rihm: Will Sound Augusta Read Thomas: Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour John Orfe: Journeyman Edgard Varèse: Poème électronique (arr. Evan Hause) RIHM; WOLFGANGTHOMAS; AUGUSTA READVARÈSE; EDGARDWUORINEN; CHARLES Pierson; Alan
: Alarm Will Sound
Canteloupe 8 / 9
De-LaLande DE LALANDE, MICHEL RICHARD: Concert de Trompettes; 12 Suites: Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roy
DE LALANDE; MICHEL RICHARD La Simphonie du Marais, Hugo Reyne
Harmonia Mundi 9 / 10
Zukerman ELGAR, EDWARD: Serenade for strings; Introduction and Allegro; Chanson de matin; Chanson de nuit; Salut d'amour; In Moonlight
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: The Lark Ascending; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
ELGAR; EDWARDVAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Zukerman, Pinchas (violin and viola)
Zukerman, Pinchas (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Decca 9 / 9
914gfSU4nSL._SL1500 JOHNSTON, BEN: String Quartets Nos. 6, 7, & 8; Quietness
JOHNSTON; BEN Ben Johnston (voice)
Kepler Quartet
New World Insiders Only
LUIGI BOCCHERINI - Quintet in D minor G. 287; Quintet in A G. 308; Quintet in A G. 343; Quintet in F G. 347; Quintet in A G. 265: Largo; Quintet in A G. 316: Largo cantabile and Presto
BOCCHERINI; LUIGI Quintetto Boccherini
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LUIGI BOCCHERINI - Quintet in C minor G. 314; Quintet in F G. 273; Quintet in C minor G. 283; Quintet in D minor G. 295; Quintet in C G. 349: Andante
BOCCHERINI; LUIGI Quintetto Boccherini
Testament Insiders Only
LUIGI BOCCHERINI - Quintets in C major G. 297; D major G. 341; D major G. 276; & G major G. 395; Quintet in E-flat major G. 325: Grave; Quintet in E major G. 275: Menuetto
BOCCHERINI; LUIGI Quintetto Boccherini
Testament Insiders Only
scatteredashes JOSQUIN DES PREZ: Miserere mei, Deus GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA: Tribularer, si nescirem CLAUDE LE JEUNE: Tristitia obsedit me ORLANDO DI LASSO: Infelix ego JEAN LHÉRITIER: Miserere mei, Domine NICOLAS GOMBERT: In te, Domine, speravi JACOBUS CLEMENS NON PAPA: Tristitia obsedit me WILLIAM BYRD: Infelix ego BYRD; WILLIAMDES PREZ; JOSQUINGOMBERT; NICOLASJACOBUS CLEMENS NON PAPAJEUNE; CLAUDE LELASSO; ORLANDO DILHÉRITIER; JEANPALESTRINA; GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA Cave; Philip
: Magnificat
Linn 10 / 10
biretbeethoven BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Nine Symphonies (arranged for piano solo by Franz Liszt)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Idil Biret (piano)
IBA 8 / 8
81NIC0If7PL._SL1500 Works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Bridge, Ireland, & Walton BRIDGE; FRANKCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEFAURÉ; GABRIELIRELAND; JOHNLISZT; FRANZRACHMANINOV; SERGEIRAVEL; MAURICEWALTON; WILLIAM Kathryn Stott (piano)
Royal Philhamonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley
Sony Insiders Only
bermancompletesony Various Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Gershwin, others BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICGERSHWIN; GEORGELISZT; FRANZRACHMANINOV; SERGEI Lazar Berman (piano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf; London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
Sony Insiders Only
HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS HEKEL TAVERES
OSCAR FERNANDEZ
ALBERTO GINASTERA
OTHERS
FERNANDEZ; OSCARGINASTERA; ALBERTOTAVERES; HEKELVILLA-LOBOS; HEITOR Phyllis Curtin (soprano)
Ryan Edwards (piano)

Vanguard Classics Insiders Only
REYNALDO HAHN - Piano Concerto; Sonatine
ROBERT SCHUMANN - Faschingsschwank aus Wien; Romance No. 2
FREDERIC CHOPIN - Impromptu in C-sharp minor Op. 66
ISAAC ALBENIZ - Sevilla
FEDERICO MOMPOU - La Rue, le Guitariste et le Vieux Cheval; Jeunne fille au jardin
CLAUDE DEBUSSY - Estampes: Jardin sous la pluie; Toccata
ALBÉNIZ; ISAACCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEHAHN; REYNALDOMOMPOU; FREDERICSCHUMANN; ROBERT Magda Tagliaferro (piano)

Pearl Insiders Only
LUIGI BOCCHERINI - String Quintets Op. 25 Nos. 1, 4, & 5; String Quintet Op. 11 No. 5: Minuetto
BOCCHERINI; LUIGI Europa Galante
Virgin Classics Insiders Only
AcronymValentini VALENTINI, GIOVANNI: Sonatas & Canzonas
VALENTINI; GIOVANNI Acronym
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