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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
ShostBen SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Violin Concerto No. 1
GLAZUNOV, ALEXANDER: Violin Concerto
GLAZUNOV; ALEXANDERSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Benedetti, Nicola (violin)
Karabits; Kirill
: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Decca 8 / 8
Bacewicz BACEWICZ, GRAZYNA: Concerto for String Orchestra; Symphony for String Orchestra; Piano Quintet No. 1 (arr. Smolij)
BACEWICZ; GRAZYNA Smolij; Mariusz
: Capella Bydgostiensis
Naxos Insiders Only
81WVE3N0HWL._SL1500 BACH, J.S.: Six Partitas BWV 825-830
BACH; J.S. Sergey Schepkin (piano)
Steinway & Sons 9 / 9
newzealandbrahms BRAHMS, JOHANNES: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op. 51 No. 1; String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 51 No. 2
BRAHMS; JOHANNES New Zealand String Quartet
Naxos 10 / 9
GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL - Il Trionfo del Tempo e della Verita
HANDEL; G.F. Claron McFadden (Bellezza)
Elisabeth Scholl (Piacere)
Nicholas Hariades (Tempo)
Peer Abilgaard (Disinganno)


Martini; Joachim Carlos
: Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra,Junge Kantorei
Naxos Insiders Only
WILLIAM ALWYN - Overture to a Masque; Concerto Grosso No. 1; Pastoral Fantasia; Five Preludes; Tragic Interlude; Autumn Legend; Suite of Scottish Dances
ALWYN; WILLIAM Lloyd-Jones; David
: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
WILLIAM ALWYN - Violin Concerto; Miss Julie Suite; Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion
ALWYN; WILLIAM Lorraine McAslan (violin)

Lloyd-Jones; David
: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
FIKRET AMIROV - Shur; Kyurdi Ovshari; Gyulistan Bayati Shiraz; Azerbaijan Capriccio
AMIROV; FIKRET Yablonsky; Dmitry
: Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
LincolnTrio Rebecca Clarke: Trio for violin, violoncello, and piano Arno Babajanian: Piano Trio in F-Sharp Minor Frank Martin: Trio on Popular Irish Melodies CLARKE; REBECCAMARTIN; FRANK Lincoln Trio
Cedille 10 / 10
RhapsodyJans Rhapsodies by: Chabrier, Gershwin, Enescu, Ravel, Liszt CHABRIER; EMMANUELENESCU; GEORGEGERSHWIN; GEORGELISZT; FRANZRAVEL; MAURICE Denis Matsuev (piano)
Jansons; Mariss
: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
BR Klassik Insiders Only
cav MASCAGNI, PIETRO: Cavalleria Rusticana
LEONCAVALLO, RUGGERO: Pagliacci
LEONCAVALLO; RUGGEROMASCAGNI; PIETRO Jonas Kaufmann (tenor); Liudmyla Monastyrska, Maria Agresta (soprano); Ambrogio Maestri, Dimitri Platanias (baritone)
Thielemann; Christian
: Staatskapelle Dresden
Sony 8 / 10
71rWkj5LpCL._SL1122 BACH, J.S.: The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II
BACH; J.S. Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Parnassus Insiders Only
podgerbachartof fugue BACH, J.S.: The Art of Fugue
BACH; J.S. Rachel Podger (violin)
Brecon Baroque
Channel Classics 9 / 10
rautavaaramissa RAUTAVAARA, EINOJUHANI: Missa a cappella; Psalm of Invocation; Evening Hymn; Missa duodecanonica; Ave Maria, gratia plena; Canticum Mariae Virginis; Our Joyful'st Feast; Die erste Elegie
RAUTAVAARA; EINOJUHANI Klava; Sigvards
: Latvian Radio Choir
Ondine 10 / 10
figaro MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Le nozze di Figaro
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Christiane Karg, Sonya Yoncheva (soprano); Luca Pisaroni, Thomas Hampson, Maurizio Muraro (bass-baritone); Angela Brower, Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano); Rolando Villazon (tenor)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Deutsche Grammophon 6 / 9
81z7zJp52ZL._SL1400 SATIE, ERIK: Complete Piano Music
SATIE; ERIK Jeroen van Veen, Sandra van Veen (piano)
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
BrucknerJoch BRUCKNER, ANTON: Masses Nos. 1-3; Te Deum, Psalm 150, Ten Motets
BRUCKNER; ANTON Various Soloists
Jochum; Eugen
: Bavarian Radio Chorus,Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,Berlin Philharmonic,Chorus of the Deutschen Oper
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
CopNix COPLAND, AARON: An Outdoor Overture; Appalachian Spring Suite (original scoring for 13 instruments); Eight Poems of Emily Dickenson
COPLAND; AARON Nixon, Marni (soprano)
Clark; Keith
: Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Reference Recordings Insiders Only
GershwinRich GERSHWIN, GEORGE: Overture to Of Thee I Sing; Concerto in F; Three Preludes (arr. Bargy); An American in Paris
GERSHWIN; GEORGE Mayorga; Lincoln
Richman; Steven
: Harmonie Ensemble
Harmonia Mundi 7 / 8
Sib367 SIBELIUS, JEAN: Symphonies Nos. 3, 6, and 7
SIBELIUS; JEAN Vänskä; Osmo
: Minnesota Orchestra
BIS 7 / 8
missa BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Missa solemnis
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Laura Aikan (soprano); Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano); Johannes Chum (tenor); Ruben Drole (bass)
Concentus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Sony 10 / 10
71gVN1h-nEL._SL1200 Works by Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Ries, Turina, Bartók, Debussy, Bacalov, Poulenc, Glass, and Ginastera BACALOV; LUISBARTÓK; BELABRAHMS; JOHANNESDEBUSSY; CLAUDEGINASTERA; ALBERTORIES; FERDINANDSCHUMANN; ROBERT Martha Argerich, Alexander Mogilevsky, Lilya Zilberstein, Akane Sakai, Stephen Kovacevich, Nicholas Angelich, Juara Margulis, Eduardo Hubert (piano); Géza Hosszu-Legocky, Lyda Chen, Alissa Margulis, Mayu Kishima, Ilya Gringolts (violin); Paul Meyer (clarinet); Cautier Capuçon (cello); others
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Alexander Vedernikov
Warner Classics 9 / 8
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA - Twelve Concertos
RAUTAVAARA; EINOJUHANI Various soloists, orchestras, & conductors

Ondine Insiders Only
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA - Symphonies Nos. 1-8
RAUTAVAARA; EINOJUHANI Franck; Mikko,Pommer; Max,Segerstam; Leif
Ondine Insiders Only
kingshymns Hymns From King’s CRÜGER; JOHANNGOSS; JOHNHANDEL; G.F.MONK; EDWIN GEORGEMONK; WILLIAM H.PRICHARD; ROWLAND HUWROWLANDS; WILLIAMTAYLOR; CYRIL VINCENT The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
King's College 9 / 9
4611291907_519x521 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in B-flat D. 960; Piano Sonata in A major D. 664
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Klára Würtz (piano)
Piano Classics 8 / 9
Khach2 KHACHATURIAN, ARAM: Symphony No. 2; 3 Concert Arias
KHACHATURIAN; ARAM Julia Bauer (soprano)
Beermann; Frank
: Robert Schumann Philharmonie
CPO Insiders Only
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA - Anadyomene (Adoration of Aphrodite, 1968); Flute Concerto Op. 63 (Dances with the Winds, 1975); On the Last Frontier (A Fantasy for Chorus and Orchestra, 1997)
RAUTAVAARA; EINOJUHANI Patrick Gallois (flute)

Segerstam; Leif
: Finnish Philharmonic Choir,Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondine Insiders Only
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA - Aleksis Kivi
RAUTAVAARA; EINOJUHANI Jorma Hynninen, Gabriel Suovanen (baritone)
Eeva-Liisa Saarinen (mezzo-soprano)
Helena Juntunen (soprano)
Marcus Groth (buffo)
Lasse Pöysti (speaking role)
others

Lehtinen; Marcus
: Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Ondine Insiders Only
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA - True & False Unicorn; Song of Our Time (Canción de nuestro tiempo); In the Shade of the Willow (Halavan himmeän alla)
RAUTAVAARA; EINOJUHANI Jaakko Kortekangas, Säde Russanen, Petteri Salomaa (reciters)
Mia Huhta (soprano)

Nuoranne; Timo
: Finnish Radio Chamber Choir,Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ondine Insiders Only
Raut7 EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA - Symphony No. 7 "Angel of Light"; Angels and Visitations
RAUTAVAARA; EINOJUHANI Koivula; Hannu
: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA - Symphony No. 8 "The Journey"; Violin Concerto
RAUTAVAARA; EINOJUHANI Jaakko Kuusisto (violin)

Vänskä; Osmo
: Lahti Symphony Orchestra
BIS Insiders Only
RautReq EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA - A Requiem in our Time; Playgrounds for Angels; Tarantará; Independence Fanfare; A Soldier's Mass; Octet for Winds; Hymnus
RAUTAVAARA; EINOJUHANI Pasi Pirinen (trumpet)

Lintu; Hannu
: Finnish Brass Symphony
Ondine Insiders Only
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
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
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
Harmonia Mundi Insiders Only
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
Supraphon Insiders Only
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


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