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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
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)
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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
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Dover MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: String Quartets in B-flat major, K. 589; F major, K. 590; String Quintet in C minor, K. 406
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Michael Tree (viola)
Dover Quartet
Cedille 9 / 10
81zUdt84hbL._SL1400 WALTER, BRUNO: Violin Sonata; Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor
WALTER; BRUNO Patrick Vida, Lydia Peherstorfer, Ekaterina Frolova (violin); Sybille Häusle (viola); Stefanie Huber (cello); Le Liu, Mari Sato (piano)
Naxos 9 / 9
EVERY COMPOSER WHO EVER LIVED - Everything They Wrote
EVERY COMPOSER WHO EVER LIVED Various Soloists, Orchestras, & Conductors

Naxos Insiders Only
EDGAR MEYER & MARK O'CONNOR - Various
MEYER; EDGAR Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Mark O'Connor (violin)
Edgar Meyer (piano and double bass)

Sony Classical Insiders Only
OLIVIER MESSIAEN - Turangalila-Symphonie
MESSIAEN; OLIVIER John Ogdon (piano)

Barbirolli; John
: Hallé Orchestra
BBC Insiders Only
TAVENER, JOHN: GOD (Theos): Part One
TAVENER; JOHN Minas Tirith (countertenor); Laszlo Meyer-Thorne (untunable organ)
The Clerkes of Canterbury Countertenor Choir and Cantors of the Cotswolds
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MIKHAIL GLINKA - Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
LEONARD BERNSTEIN - Candide Overture
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Flight of the Bumblebee
ANTONIN DVORÁK - Carnival Overture
BEDRICH SMETANA - Bartered Bride Overture
BERNSTEIN; LEONARDDVORÁK; ANTONINGLINKA; MIKHAILRIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAISMETANA; BEDRICH Celibidache; Sergiu
: Munich Philharmonic
EMI Insiders Only
JOYCE HATTO - Pictures at an Exhibition
HATTO; JOYCE Joyce Hatto (alleged pianist)

Köhler; René
: National Symphony Orchestra
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GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL - Te Deum HWV 278 (Music for the Peace of Utrecht, 1713); Jubilate HWV 279 (Music for the Peace of Utrecht)
WILLIAM CROFT - Ode for the Peace of Utrecht ("With Noise of Cannon")
CROFT; WILLIAMHANDEL; G.F. Nicki Kennedy (soprano)
William Towers (alto)
Wolfram Lattke, Julian Podger (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)

Veldhoven; Jos van
: The Netherlands Bach Society
Channel Classics Insiders Only
81ni6W5BffL._SL1411 FAURÉ, GABRIEL: Pavane Op. 50 (arr. by Louis Lortie); Barcarolles Nos. 5, 6, & 7; Nocturnes Nos. 4 & 6; Aprés un rêve Op. 7 No. 1 (arr. by Percy Grainger); Pelléas et Mélisande Op. 80 (arr. by Maurice Maeterlinck); Nine Préludes Op. 103
FAURÉ; GABRIEL Louis Lortie (piano)
Chandos 9 / 8
ALBERT ROUSSEL - Complete Symphonies; Bacchus et Ariane; Orchestral Works
ROUSSEL; ALBERT Denève; Stéphane
: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
JON LEIFS - Edda Part 1: The Creation of the World
LEIFS; JÓN Gunnar Guthbjörnssin (tenor)
Bjarni Thor Kristinsson (bass-baritone)

Bäumer; Hermann
: Iceland Symphony Orchestra,Schola Cantorum
BIS Insiders Only
JÓN LEIFS - Hafís; Two Songs; The Lay of Guthrun; Night; Fine I
LEIFS; JÓN Various soloists

Manson; Anne
: Iceland Symphony Orchestra
BIS Insiders Only
choralshostakovich SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: 10 Poems On Texts by Revolutionary Poets Op. 88; 10 Russian Folk Songs (for soloists, mixed chorus, & piano)
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Tatyana Kravchenko (piano)
Chorus of the Moscow Academy of Choral Art, Victor Popov
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
61VngIMX8CL._SS500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major Op. 55 transcribed for piano solo by Franz Liszt; Bagatelles Op. 136
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Gabriele Baldocci (piano)
Dynamic 9 / 9
810as0c9MEL._SL1470 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Complete Preludes, Impromptus, Concertos, Scherzi, Ballades, & Etudes; Polonaises Nos. 1-10; Five Nocturnes; Three Waltzes; Six Mazurkas; Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3; Andante spianato et grande polonaise Op. 22
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC François-René Duchâble (piano)
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson
Erato Insiders Only
Reznicek REZNICEK, EMIL NIKOLAUS: Goldpirol--Idyllische Ouvertüre; Wie Till Eulenspiegel lebte; Konzerstücke for Violin and Orchestra; Prelude and Fugue in C minor; Nachstück
REZNICEK; EMIL NIKOLAUS Sophie Jaffé (violin)
Bosch; Marcus
: Berlin Radio Symphony
CPO 7 / 9
715LS5opKKL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Moments musicaux D. 780; Allegretto in C minor D. 915; March in E D. 606; Three Klavierstücke D. 946; Wanderer Fantasy D. 960
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Claudio Arrau (piano)
Warner Classics Insiders Only
61BuJu0rqGL REGER, MAX: Piano Works (complete)
REGER; MAX Markus Becker (piano)
NCA Insiders Only
oeyenPcs SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Piano Concerto No. 2
RAVEL, MAURICE: Piano Concerto in G
GERSHWIN, GEORGE: Second Rhapsody
MASSENET, JULES: Meditation from "Thaïs"
GERSHWIN; GEORGERAVEL; MAURICESAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Oeyen, Andrew von (piano)
Villaume; Emmanuel
: Prague Philharmonia
Warner Classics 9 / 9
brahmsgoerne BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Vier ernste Gesänge Op. 121; Lieder nach Gedichten von Heinrich Heine; Lieder und Gesänge Op. 32
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Eschenbach; Christoph,Goerne; Matthias
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
ShostGilt SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; String Quartet No. 2: Waltz; String Quartet No. 8 (trans. Giltburg)
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Giltburg, Boris (piano)
Petrenko; Vasily
: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 10 / 10
81K1J1eBhRL._SY355 LISZT, FRANZ: Transcendental Etudes; Two Concert Studies; Three Concert Studies; Six Grandes Etudes after Paganini
LISZT; FRANZ Daniil Trifonov (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 8 / 10
ElgarSimovic ELGAR, EDWARD: Introduction and Allegro for Strings
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: Fantasia on the Theme by Thomas Tallis
BRITTEN, BENJAMIN: Variations of a Theme of Frank Bridge
BRITTEN; BENJAMINELGAR; EDWARDVAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Simovic; Roman
: LSO String Ensemble
LSO Insiders Only
vaughanWilliamSolent VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: The Solent; Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra; Suite of Six Short Pieces for Piano; The Lark Ascending
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Jennifer Pike (violin); Sina Kloke (piano)
Vittorio; Salvatore Di
: Chamber Orchestra of New York
Naxos Insiders Only
Mahler1Oz MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 1
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Symphony No. 32
MAHLER; GUSTAVMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Ozawa; Seiji
: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
BeetJarvi BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphonies Nos. 1-9
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Järvi; Paavo
: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
RCA Insiders Only
ProkMust PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3, and 4
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Mustonen, Olli (piano)
Lintu; Hannu
: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ondine 9 / 9
Tchaikpc2 TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Piano Concerto No. 2; Concert Fantasia
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Nebolsin, Eldar (piano)
Stern; Michael
: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
BrucknerBaren BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphonies Nos. 1-9
BRUCKNER; ANTON Barenboim; Daniel
: Staatskapelle Berlin
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
diderotmondonville MONDONVILLE, JEAN-JOSEPH CASSANÉA DE: Trio Sonatas Op. 2
MONDONVILLE; JEAN-JOSEPH CASSANÉA DE Pramsohler; Johannes
: Ensemble Diderot
Audax Records 10 / 10
813osB1RF9L._SL1200 :
BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSRAVEL; MAURICE Maria João Pires (piano); Augustin Dumay (violin); Jian Wang, Pavel Gomziakov, Antonio Meneses (cello); Douglas Boyd (oboe, oboe d’amore); others
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
81SaKjGW0dL._SL1400 :
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEGALUPPI; BALDASSAREMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERT Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini NDR Symphony Orchestra, Cord Garben Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Bohm Works by Beethoven, Bruckner, Haydn, Mozart, Schumann, Schubert, Dvorák, J. Strauss (family), R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRUCKNER; ANTONHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERTSTRAUSS; RICHARDTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHWAGNER; RICHARD Böhm; Karl
: London Symphony Orchestra,Staatskapelle Dresden,Vienna Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
EnglundKlamiVCs ENGLUND, EINAR: Violin Concerto
KLAMI, UUNO: Violin Concerto
ENGLUND; EINARKLAMI; UUNO Schmid, Benjamin (violin)
Gustavsson; Johannes
: Oulu Symphony Orchestra
Ondine Insiders Only


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