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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
J.S. BACH: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043; ANNA CLYNE: Prince of Clouds (2012); PHILIP GLASS: Echorus (1995); DAVID LUDWIG: Seasons Lost (2012) BACH; J.S.
CLYNE; ANNA
GLASS; PHILIP
LUDWIG; DAVID
Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo (violin)
Parameswaran; Vinay: Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Cedille 10 / 10
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Complete Symphonies and Concertos; Dreams; Autumnal Sketch; The Prodigal Son; The Year 1941; Waltz Suite; Two Pushkin Waltzes; Sonata for Solo Violin
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Kun-Woo Paik (piano)
Tedi Papavrami (violin)
Alexander Rudin (cello)

Kuchar; Theodore,Wit; Antoni: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine,Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
WAGNER, RICHARD: Die Walküre
WAGNER; RICHARD Anita Välkki, Claire Watson (soprano); Jon Vickers (tenor); Rita Gorr (mezzo-soprano); Michael Langdon, Hans Hotter (bass)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Georg Solti
Testament 9 / 7
TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Symphonies (incl. Manfred); Hamlet; Romeo and Juliet
SIBELIUS, JEAN: Symphonies 1-7
STRAUSS, RICHARD: Don Juan; Death and Transfiguration
SIBELIUS; JEAN
STRAUSS; RICHARD
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH
Maazel; Lorin: Vienna Philharmonic Decca Insiders Only
HOLST, GUSTAV: The Planets; Ballet from The Perfect Fool
HOLST; GUSTAV Boughton; William: Philharmonia Orchestra Nimbus Insiders Only
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Complete Symphonies and Concertos
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Alisa Weilerstein (cello); Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin); Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Belohlávek; Jirí: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
Works by Beethoven, Respighi, Liszt, Shostakovich. Ravel, Debussy, Offenbach, & Saint-Saëns BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE
LISZT; FRANZ
OFFENBACH; JACQUES
RAVEL; MAURICE
RESPIGHI; OTTORINO
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI
Martha Argerich (piano); Mischa Maisky (cello); Renaud Capuçon, Alissa Margulis, Andrey Barranov (violin); Francesco Piemontesi, Jura Margulis, Gabriela Montero, Cristina Marton (piano); Gautier Capuçon (cello)
Warner Classics 8 / 9
Albinoni: Balletto in G major Op. 3 No. 3 (1701) Bonporti: Sonata in G minor Op. 6 No. 7 (1705) Vivaldi: La Folia, Op. 1 No. 12 (1705) Bononcini: Sonata II from XII Sonatas for the Chamber (1732) Porpora: Sonata, Op. 2 No. III (London 1736) Sammartini: Sonata V from XII Sonate a due Violini, e Violoncello, e Cembalo, se piace, Opera Terza (Paris 1743) Locatelli: Sonata in D major Op. 8, No. 8 (1744) Gallo: Sonata No. 1 in G major (c. 1750?) Tartini: Suonata a tre in D minor (undated manuscript) ALBINONI; TOMASO
GALLO; DOMENICO
LOCATELLI; PIETRO
PORPORA; NICOLA
TARTINI; GIUSEPPE
VIVALDI; ANTONIO
London Baroque BIS 9 / 9
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Fidelio
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Jon Vickers, Waldemar Kmentt (tenor), Walter Berry, Eberhard Waechter, Walter Kreppel (bass-baritone), Gundula Janowitz (soprano)
Karajan; Herbert von: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Myto 7 / 5
PETRASSI, GOFFREDO: Divertimento in C major; Partita; Quattro inni sacri; Coro di morti
PETRASSI; GOFFREDO Carlo Putelli (tenor); Davide Malvestio (bass)
Vecchia; Francesco La: Rome Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Classical Symphony; Suites from Lieutenant Kijé & The Love for Three Oranges
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Ormandy; Eugene: Philadelphia Orchestra Sony Classical Insiders Only
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, NIKOLAI: Sheherazade
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAI Oundjian; Peter: Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chandos Insiders Only
BRITTEN, BENJAMIN: Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Violin Concerto No. 1
BRITTEN; BENJAMIN
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI
Ehnes, James (violin)
Karabits; Kirill: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Onyx 9 / 9
MOSZKOWSKI, MORITZ: Complete Music for Four Hands
MOSZKOWSKI; MORITZ Domenico Monaco & Michele Solimando (piano)
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Alexander Nevsky (film score)
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Evgenia Gorohovskaya (mezzo-soprano)

Temirkanov; Yuri: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Alexander Nevsky; Lieutenant Kijé; Scythian Suite
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Elena Obratsova (mezzo soprano)
Abbado; Claudio: Chicago Symphony Orchestra,London Symphony Chorus,London Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Romeo and Juliet
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Maazel; Lorin: Cleveland Orchestra Decca Insiders Only
BOCCHERINI, LUIGI: Symphony No. 28 G. 521; Cello Concertos G. 477 & 479; Octet Op. 38
BOCCHERINI; LUIGI Johannes Goritzki (cello)

Goritzki; Johannes: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
CPO Insiders Only
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Late String Quartets (arr. Terje Tønnesen for string orchestra)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Tønnesen; Terje: Camerata Nordica BIS Insiders Only
WAGNER, RICHARD: Der fliegende Holländer
WAGNER; RICHARD Ricarda Merbeth (soprano), Samuel Youn, Franz-Josef Selig (bass), Tomislav Muzek, Benjamin Bruns (tenor), Christa Mayer (mezzo-soprano)
Thielemann; Christian: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Opus Arte 8 / 10
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Intermezzi Op. 117; FRANZ LISZT: Harmonies du soir; Consolations Nos. 3 & 4; Vallée d’Obermann; ENRIQUE GRANADOS: Goyescas: The Maiden and the Nightingale; Escenas Romanticas: The Poet and the Nightingale & Epilogo BRAHMS; JOHANNES
GRANADOS; ENRIQUE
LISZT; FRANZ
Tonya Lemoh (piano)
Danacord 7 / 9
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major Op. 19; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Stefan Stroissnig (piano)
ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Heinrich Schiff
Gramola 5 / 7
ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Le Comte Ory
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Javier Camarena (tenor); Cecilia Bartoli, Rebeca Olvera, Liliana Nikiteanu (mezzo-soprano); Ugo Guagliardo, Oliver Widmer (bass-baritone); others
Orchestra Scintilla of the Zurich Opera, Muhai Tang
Decca 8 / 9
BARTÓK, BELA: Bluebeard's Castle
BARTÓK; BELA Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano)
Walter Berry (baritone)

Kertész; István: London Symphony Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
BARTÓK, BELA: Bluebeard’s Castle
BARTÓK; BELA Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone); Irmgard Seefried (soprano)
Kubelik; Rafael: Swiss Festival Orchestra
Audite Insiders Only
BOISSIER-BUTINI, CAROLINE: Sonata No. 1; Caprice sur l’air d’une ballade ecossaise; Sonatine No. 1; Variations sur deux airs languedociens; Sonata No. 2; Caprice et variations sur un air bohemian
BOISSIER-BUTINI; CAROLINE Edoardo Torbianelli (fortepiano)
Gallo 9 / 9
GLUCK, CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD: Orfeo ed Euridice
GLUCK; CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD Marilyn Horne (mezzo soprano); Pilar Lorengar and Helen Donath (sopranos)
Solti; Georg: Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden,Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Decca Insiders Only
TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: PIano Concertos Nos. 1-3
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Viktoria Postnikova (piano)
Rozhdestvensky; Gennadi: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Newton Classics Insiders Only
Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Mozart, Schubert, & Schumann BACH; J.S.
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN
BRAHMS; JOHANNES
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
SCHUBERT; FRANZ
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
Maria João Pires (piano); Ricardo Castro (piano); Pavel Gomziakov (cello)
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 6; Waltz Suite (excerpts)
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Järvi; Neeme: Scottish National Orchestra Chandos Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Previn; André: London Symphony Orchestra EMI Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 2; Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Järvi; Neeme: Scottish National Orchestra Chandos Insiders Only
FERRARA, FRANCO: Preludio; Fantasia tragica; Notte di tempesta; Burlesca
FERRARA; FRANCO Vecchia; Francesco La: Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma Naxos Insiders Only
BACH, C.P.E.: Sonatas in G minor H 47; C minor H 121; D major H 286; F-sharp minor H 37; G major H 119; E minor H 281; Rondos in A major H 276; D minor H 290; C minor H 283; Andante con tenerezza (from Sonata in A major H 135)
BACH; C.P.E. Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 5; Waltz Suite (excerpts)
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Järvi; Neeme: Scottish National Orchestra Chandos Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Sinfonia concertante; Cello Sonata
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Han-Na Chang (cello)
Antonio Pappano (piano)

Pappano; Antonio: London Symphony Orchestra
EMI Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Romeo & Juliet (extracts from Suites Nos. 1 & 2); Peter and the Wolf
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Eric Shilling (narrator)

Ancerl; Karel: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Supraphon Insiders Only
SCHULHOFF, ERWIN: Piano Sonata No. 2; Esquisses de Jazz; Suite No. 2 for Piano; Etudes de Jazz; Partita for Piano
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Quintet in E-flat major for Piano & Wind Instruments K. 452
THUILLE, LUDWIG: Sextet in B-flat major Op. 6: Gavotte
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
SCHULHOFF; ERWIN
THUILLE; LUDWIG
Erwin Schulhoff (piano)
Taffanel Woodwind Ensemble
Parnassus Insiders Only
Works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, & Schumann BACH; J.S.
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
SCHUBERT; FRANZ
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
Maria João Pires (piano); Hüseyin Sermet (piano)
Various conductors & orchestras
Erato Insiders Only
BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (transcribed for guitar by Marco Salcito)
BACH; J.S. Marco Salcito (guitar)
Dynamic 9 / 9
BACH, C.P.E.: Magnificat Wq 215; Heilig ist Gott Wq 217; Symphony in D major Wq 183/1
BACH; C.P.E. Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto), Lothar Odinius (tenor), Markus Eiche (bass)
Rademann; Hans-Christoph: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin,RIAS-Kammerchor
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
BACH, C.P.E.: Complete Solo Piano Music
BACH; C.P.E. Ana-Marija Markovina (piano)
Hänssler Classic 10 / 10
Works by Stravinsky, Shostakovich, R. Strauss, Wagner, Baermann, Bartók, Walton, Prokofiev, Bizet, Schoenberg, Hindemith, Webern, Barber, Ives, Copland, Cowell, Creston, Butterworth, Britten, Grieg, Sibelius, Wirén, Nielsen BARTÓK; BELA
BIZET; GEORGES
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI
SCHOENBERG; ARNOLD
STRAUSS; RICHARD
STRAVINSKY; IGOR
WAGNER; RICHARD
Ogdon; John Marriner; Neville: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Decca Insiders Only
STRAUSS, RICHARD: Complete Tone Poems and Concertos (and other instrumental works)
STRAUSS; RICHARD Various Soloists (see review)
Various Orchestras and Conductors (see review)
Decca Insiders Only
SIBELIUS, JEAN: Symphonies Nos. 1-7
SIBELIUS; JEAN Maazel; Lorin: Vienna Philharmonic Decca Insiders Only
SIBELIUS, JEAN: Lemminkäinen Legends; The Wood-Nymph
SIBELIUS; JEAN Vänskä; Osmo: Lahti Symphony Orchestra BIS 9 / 10
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 4; Czech Suite
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Hengelbrock; Thomas: NDR Symphony Orchestra Sony Classical Insiders Only
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 6; American Suite
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Gaffigan; James: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra Harmonia Mundi Insiders Only
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 7; Violin Concerto
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Yuuko Shiokawa (violin)
Kubelik; Rafael: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Orfeo Insiders Only
ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Maometto Secondo
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Paul Nilon (tenor), Sian Davies (soprano), Caitlin Hulcup (mezzo-soprano), Darren Jeffrey (bass)
Parry; David: Garsington Opera Orchestra
Avie 8 / 9


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