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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
RR7309-10 TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Twelve Pieces for Piano Op. 40; Romance Op. 5; Piano Pieces Op. 10 Nos. 1 & 2; Souvenir de Hapsal Op. 2
RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Polka de W. R.; Piano Pieces Op. 10 Nos. 2, 3, 6, & 7; Piano Pieces Op. 3
KABALEVSKY, DIMITRI: 24 Preludes Op. 38
KABALEVSKY; DIMITRIRACHMANINOV; SERGEITCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Nadia Reisenberg (piano)
Romeo Insiders Only
Wartensee SCHNYDER VON WARTENSEE, FRANZ XAVER: Overture in C minor; Symphony No. 3 in B flat major "Military Symphony"
SCHNYDER VON WARTENSEE; FRANZ XAVER Fifield; Christopher
: Württemburgische Philharmonie Reutlingen
Sterling Insiders Only
Prok5Jans PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 5
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Jansons; Mariss
: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
RCO 6 / 8
RVWP RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Symphonies Nos. 1-9; Concerto accademico; Tuba Concerto; The England of Elizabeth; The Wasps Overture
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Previn; André
: London Symphony Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
J.S. BACH - The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II; Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo BWV 992; Concerto in D after Vivaldi BWV 972; Fantasia BWV 906; Fantasia BWV 919; Goldberg Variations BWV 988; Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV 826; Prelude, Fugue, & Allegro in E-flat BWV 998; 15 Two-Part Inventions BWV 772-86; Three-Part Inventions in A major, C minor, E-flat major, G minor, A minor, B-flat major, & B minor
BACH; J.S. Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)

RCA Insiders Only
61nBOCYMtIL BUSONI, FERRUCCIO: Toccata; Ten Variations on a Prelude of Chopin; Prélude et Etude (en Arpèges); Nuite de Noël; Fantasia nach Johann Sebastian Bach
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major BWV 552 (“St. Anne”) arr. by Busoni
BUSONI; FERRUCCIO Jeni Slotchiver (piano)
Centaur 8 / 9
BlockAtlas ERNEST BLOCH - Israel Symphony; Suite for Viola & Orchestra
BLOCH; ERNEST Yuri Gandelsman (viola)

Atlas; Dalia
: Atlas Camerata,Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
Bartok ZOLTÁN KODÁLY - Dances of Galanta
BÉLA BARTÓK - Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta; Divertimento
BARTÓK; BELAKODÁLY; ZOLTÁN Mackerras; Charles
: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Linn 8 / 9
81XCCWxCMML._SL1425 RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Preludes Op. 3 No. 2; Op. 23 Nos. 5, 6, & 7; Op. 32 Nos. 5, 10, & 12; Etudes-Tableaux Op. 33 No. 6, Op. 39 Nos. 1, 5, & 6; Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42
BABAJANIAN, ARNO: Prelude; Melody; Elegy; Vagharshapat and Dance
BABAJANIAN; ARNORACHMANINOV; SERGEI Raffi Besalyan (piano)
Sono Luminus 7 / 9
duc DONIZETTI, GAETANO: Le Duc d’Albe
DONIZETTI; GAETANO Angela Meade (soprano); Michael Spyres (tenor); Laurent Naouri (bass-baritone); Gianluca Buratto (bass); David Stout (baritone)
Opera Rara Chorus; Hallé Orchestra, Mark Elder
Opera Rara 8 / 8
81poC2f43FL._SL1500 Moondog’s Canon of Canons MOONDOG Dedalus & Muzzix
New World 8 / 9
rach3 RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 3
BALAKIREV, MILY: Russia
BALAKIREV; MILYRACHMANINOV; SERGEI Gergiev; Valery
: London Symphony Orchestra
LSO Insiders Only
71iC83xce6L._SL1412 Ferruccio Busoni: Transcriptions and Paraphrases of Works by J. S. Bach BACH/BUSONI Holger Groschopp (piano)
Capriccio 9 / 9
straussszell STRAUSS, RICHARD: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; Don Juan; Death and Transfiguration
STRAUSS; RICHARD Szell; George
: Cleveland Orchestra
Sony Classical Insiders Only
argfreire BARTÓK, BELA: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
RAVEL, MAURICE: Mother Goose; Rapsodie espagnole (arr. 2 Pianos and Percussion)
BARTÓK; BELARAVEL; MAURICE Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire (pianos); Peter Sadlo and Edgar Guggeis (percussion)
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
71Ad8gHoP2L._SL1433 Franz Liszt: Ouverture zur Oper Oberon von Carl Maria von Weber; Fantasie sur des motifs favoris de l’opéra La Sonnambula; Schwanengesang und Marsch aus Hunyadi László von Ferenc Erkel; Halloh! Jagdchor und Steyrer aus der Oper Tony von Ernst II von Saschsen-Coburg-Gotha; Introduction et Polonaise de l’opéra I Puritani de Bellini; Fantasie über Themen aus Webers Der Freischütz; Zweite Festmarsch nach Motiven von E. H. z. S.-C.-G LISZT; FRANZ Han Chen (piano)
Naxos 10 / 10
61khGxFslhL Robert Schumann: Six Studies in Canon Form Op. 56 (arranged by Claude Debussy) Claude Debussy: En blanc et noir Bela Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion BARTÓK; BELADEBUSSY; CLAUDESCHUMANN; ROBERT Daniel Barenboim (piano); Martha Argerich (piano); Pedro Manuel Torrejón González (percussion); Lev Loftus (percussion)
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
gloria Alessandro Scarlatti: La Gloria di Primavera SCARLATTI; ALESSANDRO Diana Moore (mezzo-soprano) Suzana Ograjensek (soprano) Clint van der Linde (countertenor) Nicholas Phan (tenor) Douglas Williams (bass-baritone)
Nicholas McGegan - Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
Philharmonia Baroque Insiders Only
GUSTAV HOLST - Suites for Military Band Nos. 1 and 2
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - English Folk Song Suite; Toccata Marziale
PETER MENNIN - Canzona
VINCENT PERSICHETTI - Psalm
OWEN REED - La Fiesta Mexicana
HOLST; GUSTAVMENNIN; PETERPERSICHETTI; VINCENTREED; OWENVAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Fennell; Frederick
: Eastman Wind Ensemble
Mercury Living Presence Insiders Only
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA - Marches: Sound Off!; The Liberty Bell; Sable and Spurs; New Mexico; others
SOUSA; JOHN PHILIP Fennell; Frederick
: Eastman Wind Ensemble
Mercury Living Presence Insiders Only
StravTale STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Soldier's Tale (Complete in English)
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Fred Child (Narrator); Jared McGuire (The Soldier); Jeff Biehl (The Devil); Tianwa Yang (violin)
Falletta; JoAnn
: Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players
Naxos 10 / 10
Ginastera GINASTERA, ALBERTO: Pampeana No. 3; Ollantay; Estancia (complete)
GINASTERA; ALBERTO Mena; Juanjo
: BBC Philharmonic
Chandos 6 / 8
illuminations :
BRITTEN; BENJAMINDEBUSSY; CLAUDEGARROP; STACYGOLIJOV; OSVALDO Avalon String Quartet
Cedille 10 / 10
Jurowski5 JUROWSKI, VLADIMIR: Symphony No. 5; Russian Painters
JUROWSKI; VLADIMIR Jurowski; Michail
: Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
CPO Insiders Only
41DQ9AoqdTL Works by various composers, including Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Grieg, Haydn, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Shostakovich, others BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICGRIEG; EDVARDHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSRACHMANINOV; SERGEISCHUBERT; FRANZSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Various Soloists, Orchestras, & Conductors (see review)
Ancerl; Karel,Furtwängler; Wilhelm,Jochum; Eugen,Kempen; Paul van,Leitner; Ferdinand,Markevitch; Igor
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
ShostMasur SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 13 "Babi Yar" (with recitation by Yevgeny Yevtushenko)
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Leiferkus, Sergei (bass)
Masur; Kurt
: New York Choral Artists,New York Philharmonic
Warner Classics Insiders Only
J.S. BACH - Partitas No. 1 in B-flat major, No. 5 in G major, & No. 6 in E minor
BACH; J.S. Murray Perahia (piano)

Sony Classical Insiders Only
J.S. BACH - Partitas No. 2 in C minor BWV 826; No. 3 in A minor BWV 827; No. 4 in D major BWV 828
BACH; J.S. Murray Perahia (piano)

Sony Classical Insiders Only
J.S. BACH - Triple Concerto BWV 1044; Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BWV 1050; Italian Concerto BWV 971
BACH; J.S. Murray Perahia (piano)
Jaime Martin (flute)
Kenneth Sillito (violin)

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sony Classical Insiders Only
J.S. BACH - Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor BWV 1052; Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E major BWV 1053; Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major BWV 1055
BACH; J.S. Murray Perahia (piano)

Perahia; Murray
: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sony Classical Insiders Only
J.S. BACH - Keyboard Concertos No. 3 in D major; No. 5 in F minor; No. 6 in F major; No. 7 in G minor
BACH; J.S. Murray Perahia (piano)

Perahia; Murray
: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Sony Classical Insiders Only
J.S. BACH - Goldberg Variations
BACH; J.S. Murray Perahia (piano)

Sony Classical Insiders Only
JOSEF SUK - A Summer Tale; Fantastic Scherzo
SUK; JOSEF Mackerras; Charles
: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
fibich ZDENEK FIBICH - Symphonies Nos. 1-3; At Twilight; A Springtime Tale
FIBICH; ZDENEK Various soloists

Šejna; Karel
: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,Prague Philharmonic Choir
Supraphon Insiders Only
ANTONÍN DVORÁK - Symphony No. 5; Slavonic Rhapsodies
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Šejna; Karel
: Czech Phiharmonic Orchestra
Supraphon Insiders Only
TchaikSvet TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Symphonies Nos. 1-6; Manfred Symphony (Tokyo Live, 1990)
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Svetlanov; Evgeny
: USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Exton Insiders Only
8196LZpkb7L._SL1500 THOMSON, VIRGIL: Complete Songs for Voice & Piano
THOMSON; VIRGIL Sarah Pelletier (soprano); Lynne McMurtry (contralto); William Hite (tenor); Aaron Engebreth (baritone); Alison D’Amato, Linda Osborn (piano); John McDonald (percussion)
New World 10 / 10
51-ur7XduVL MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Piano Sonata in C minor K. 457
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111
SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in C major D. 840 (“Reliquie”)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZ Claudius Tanski (piano)
MDG 8 / 10
american polyphony THOMPSON, RANDALL: Alleluia; Fare Well
BARBER, SAMUEL: Agnus Dei; Reincarnations; Twelfth Night; To be sung on the water; A nun takes the veil 'Heaven-haven'; The virgin martyrs; Let down the bars, O death
BERNSTEIN, LEONARD: Missa brevis
COPLAND, AARON: Four Motets
BARBER; SAMUELBERNSTEIN; LEONARDCOPLAND; AARONTHOMPSON; RANDALL Layton; Stephen
: Polyphony
Hyperion 9 / 9
71porV6d7CL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Impromptus D. 899 & D. 935
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Margit-Anna Süss (harp)
Campanella Musica 6 / 6
gjeilo GJEILO, OLA: Ubi caritas; The Spheres; The Ground; Sanctus: London; The Crossing; Northern Lights; The Lake Isle; Serenity (O magnum mysterium); Tundra; Reflections; Sacred Heart
GJEILO; OLA Gjeilo; Ola,Sharp; Matthew
Chamber Orchestra of London,Tenebrae,Voces8
Decca 9 / 10
61R9UPTg50L._SL1111 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Etudes Op. 10 & 25
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Symphonic Etudes Op. 13
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICSCHUMANN; ROBERT Valentina Lisitsa (piano)
Decca 7 / 8
Waxman FRANZ WAXMAN - Sunset Boulevard (complete score)
WAXMAN; FRANZ McNeely; Joel
: Scottish National Orchestra
Varese Sarabande Insiders Only
Poulenc POULENC, FRANCIS: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra; Sonata for Two Pianos; Élégie for two pianos; Sonata for Piano Four Hands; Capriccio after Le Bal masqué; L'embarquement pour Cythère
POULENC; FRANCIS Roland Pöntinen and Love Derwinger (pianos)
Vänskä; Osmo
: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
BIS Insiders Only
ERIK SATIE - Complete Solo Piano Works
SATIE; ERIK Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

Decca Insiders Only
Gould Works by Gould, Copland, Ives, Tchaikovsky, Nielsen, Rimsky-Korsakov, Miaskovsky, Fisher COPLAND; AARONGOULD; MORTONIVES; CHARLESMIASKOVSKY; NIKOLAINIELSEN; CARLRIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAITCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Goodman; Benny
Gould; Morton
: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat K. 271; Piano Concerto No. 19 in F K. 459
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Clara Haskil (piano)

Schuricht; Carl
: Radio-Sinfornieorchester Stuttgart
Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Violin Concerto
GIOVANNI BATTISTA VIOTTI - Violin Concerto No. 22 in A minor
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANVIOTTI; GIOVANNI BATTISTA Arthur Grumiaux (violin)

Galliera; Alceo,Waart; Edo de
: Concertgebouw Orchestra,New Philharmonia Orchestra
Eloquence Insiders Only
Kuula KUULA, TOIVO: Festive Overture; South Ostrobothnian Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Prelude and Fugue
KUULA; TOIVO Segerstam; Leif
: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondine 7 / 9
Granados GRANADOS, ENRIQUE: March of the Defeated; Torrijos (Incidental Music); Suite on Galician Songs
GRANADOS; ENRIQUE ()
Naxos Insiders Only


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