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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Requiem K. 626; Ave verum corpus K. 618; Per questa bella mano K. 612
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Elizabeth Watts (soprano); Phyllis Pancella (mezzo-soprano); Andrew Kennedy (tenor); Eric Owens (bass-baritone); Robert Nairn (double bass obbligato)
Christophers; Harry: Handel and Haydn Society
Coro Insiders Only
Works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Debussy, Fauré, Roussel, Dukas, Honegger; Falla DEBUSSY; CLAUDE
DUKAS; PAUL
FALLA; MANUEL DE
FAURÉ; GABRIEL
HONEGGER; ARTHUR
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI
ROUSSEL; ALBERT
Eduardo del Pueyo (piano)
Martinon; Jean: Lamoureux Orchestra
Eloquence Insiders Only
SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Ivashkin; Alexander Polyansky; Valery: Moscow Symphony Orchestra Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Ewa Kupiec (piano)

Skrowaczewski; Stanislaw: Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Oehms Classics Insiders Only
STRAUSS, RICHARD: Elektra
STRAUSS; RICHARD Hildegard Behrens (soprano); Nadine Secunde (soprano); Christa Ludwig (mezzo soprano); Ragnar Ulfung (tenor); Jorma Hynninen (baritone); others
Ozawa; Seiji: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
PENDERECKI, KRZYSZTOF: Viola Concerto; Cello Concerto No. 2
PENDERECKI; KRZYSZTOF Grigori Zhislin (violin: Tarjana Vassiljava (cello)
Wit; Antoni: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
LISZT, FRANZ: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; Encores by Liszt, Schumann, Falla, and Guion
LISZT; FRANZ Byron Janis (piano)
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin (cond.) Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky (cond.)
Newton Classics Insiders Only
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Asse Nordmo-Lovberg (soprano); Christa Ludwig (alto); Waldemar Kmennt (tenor); Hans Hotter (bass)
Klemperer; Otto: Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
Testament Insiders Only
BACH, J.S.: Cantatas BWV 70 "Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!"; BWV 151 "Süsser Trost, Mein Jesus Kömmt"; BWV 33 "Allein Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ"
BACH; J.S. Various soloists
Chorus & Orchestra of the JS Bach Stiftung St. Gallen, Rudolf Lutz
Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen Insiders Only
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: String Trio in E-flat major Op. 3; Serenade for String Trio in D major Op. 8
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Trio Zimmermann
BIS Insiders Only
DONIZETTI, GAETANO: Lucia di Lammermoor
DONIZETTI; GAETANO Diana Damrau (soprano); Joseph Calleja, David Lee (tenor); Ludovic Tézier (baritone); Nicolas Testé (bass)
Munich Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Jesús López-Cobos
Erato 7 / 8
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (Variant of 1888, allegedly, arr. Carragan) Kitzler: Funeral Music in Memory of Anton Bruckner (arr. Schaller) BRUCKNER; ANTON Schaller; Gerd: Philharmonie Festiva Profil 5 / 7
BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7
BRUCKNER; ANTON Jansons; Mariss: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra RCO 7 / 8
MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 7
MAHLER; GUSTAV Stárek; Jirí: Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra Arco Diva Insiders Only
FURTWÄNGLER, WILHELM: Symphony No. 2
FURTWÄNGLER; WILHELM Barenboim; Daniel: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Teldec Insiders Only
STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Les Noces; Cantata; Mass
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Various soloists

Ancerl; Karel: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,Prague Philharmonic Choir
Supraphon Insiders Only
BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 4 "Romantic"
BRUCKNER; ANTON Honeck; Manfred: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Reference Recordings 10 / 9
GERSHWIN, GEORGE: Porgy and Bess
GERSHWIN; GEORGE William Warfield, Leontyne Price, Cab Calloway, John McMurry, Helen Colbert, Helen Thigpen, others
Smallens; Alexander: RIAS-Unterhaltungsorchester Berlin
Audite Insiders Only
STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Complete Works for Violin and Piano
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Mustonen, Olli (piano)
Keulen, Isabelle van (violin)
Newton Classics Insiders Only
STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Concerto for Piano and Winds; Capriccio; Movements; Petrushka
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Bavouzet, Jean-Efflam (piano)
Tortelier; Yan Pascal: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 8 / 9
D'INDY, VINCENT: Symphony on a French Mountain Air; Symphony No. 2; Prelude to Fervaal
D'INDY; VINCENT Maxim Schapiro (piano)
Monteux; Pierre: San Francisco Symphony
RCA Insiders Only
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Maria Stader (soprano); Grace Hoffman (alto); Waldemar Kmentt (tenor); Hans Hotter (baritone)
Klemperer; Otto: Cologne Radio Chorus,Cologne Radio Symphony,North German Radio Chorus
Medici Arts Insiders Only
W.A. Mozart: Piano Sonata in F major K. 280; Piano Sonata in F major K. 332 Frédéric Chopin: Préludes Op. 28; Mazurkas Op. 68 No. 2 & Op. 63 No. 3 Alexander Scriabin: Poèmes Op. 69 Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Sauvages J.S. Bach: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 (arr. Busoni) BACH; J.S.
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
RAMEAU; JEAN-PHILIPPE
SCRIABIN; ALEXANDER
Grigory Sokolov (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 9
STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Concerto for Piano and Winds; Capriccio; Movements; Concerto in D; Song of the Volga Boatmen; Canon (on a Russian Popular Tune)
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Osborne, Steven (piano)
Volkov; Ilan: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion 8 / 8
PÄRT, ARVO: Passio
PÄRT; ARVO Pitts; Antony: Tonus Peregrinus Naxos Insiders Only
ORBÓN, JULIÁN: Symphonic Dances; Three Symphonic Versions (Tres Versiones Sinfónicas); Concerto Grosso
ORBÓN; JULIÁN Valdés; Maximiano: Asturias Symphony Orchestra Naxos Insiders Only
SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Schiff, Heinrich (cello)
Shostakovich; Maxim: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Philips Insiders Only
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Nocturnes Op. 27; Polonaise in A-flat major Op. 53; Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 35 (“Funeral March”); Nocturne in E-flat major Op. 9 No. 2; Prelude in D-flat major Op. 24 No. 15; Fantasie in F minor Op. 49
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC David Wilde (piano)
Delphian 7 / 8
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Robert Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze Op. 6; Papillons Op. 2; Carnaval Op. 9
SCHUMANN; ROBERT Boris Giltburg (piano)
Naxos 6 / 8
GLASS, PHILIP: Piano Etudes Nos. 1-20
GLASS; PHILIP Maki Namekawa (piano)
Orange Mountain 9 / 9
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Così fan tutte
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Simone Kermes, Anna Kasyan (soprano); Malena Errman (mezzo-soprano); Kenneth Tarver (tenor); Christopher Maltman (baritone); Konstantin Wolff (bass-baritone)
MusicaAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
Sony Classical 6 / 7
Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Franck, Gluck, Ibert, Lalo, Mozart, Ravel, Schumann, Strauss, Stravinsky, Wagner, D'Indy & others BRAHMS; JOHANNES
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE
FRANCK; CÉSAR
GLUCK; CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD
RAVEL; MAURICE
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAI
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
STRAUSS; RICHARD
STRAVINSKY; IGOR
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH
WAGNER; RICHARD
Various Soloists and Orchestras
Monteux; Pierre
RCA Insiders Only
Berlioz: Eight Scenes from Faust Wagner: Faust Overture Liszt: Two Episodes from Lenau’s Faust BERLIOZ; HECTOR
LISZT; FRANZ
WAGNER; RICHARD
Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano); Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor); Frédéric Caton (bass)
Sado; Yutaka: Orchestra & Chorus of Radio France
Warner Apex Insiders Only
LISZT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in B minor; Années de pèlerinage Book II: Sonettos 47, 104, & 123 del Petrarca; Après une lecture du Dante
LISZT; FRANZ Angela Hewitt (piano)
Hyperion 8 / 10
VIVALDI, ANTONIO: Concerto for 2 violins, viola da gamba, strings, & continuo in G minor RV 578; Magnificat in G minor RV 610
BACH, J.S.: Concerto for harpsichord in D minor BWV 1052; Magnificat in D major BWV 243
BACH; J.S.
VIVALDI; ANTONIO
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Johannette Zomer (soprano); Damien Guillon (countertenor); David Munderloh (tenor); Stephan MacLeod (baritone); Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord); Manfredo Kraemer, Riccardo Minasi, Pablo Valetti (violin); Jordi Savall (viola da gamba)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall
Alia Vox 10 / 10
BERLIOZ, HECTOR: Romeo and Juliet
BERLIOZ; HECTOR Olga Borodina (mezzo-soprano); Thomas Moser (tenor); Alastair Miles (bass)
Davis; Colin: Bavarian Radio Chorus,Vienna Philharmonic
Newton Classics Insiders Only
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Symphonies Nos. 1-4
SCHUMANN; ROBERT Muti; Riccardo: Vienna Philharmonic Newton Classics Insiders Only
PUCCINI, GIACOMO: Manon Lescaut
PUCCINI; GIACOMO Mirella Freni; Luciano Pavarotti; Dwayne Croft; Giuseppe Taddei; Ramon Vargas; Cecilia Bartoli, others
Levine; James: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
DELIBES, LEO: Lakmé
DELIBES; LEO Natalie Dessay (soprano), Gregory Kunde (tenor), Jose van Dam (baritone), others
Plasson; Michel: Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
EMI Insiders Only
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Humoreske in B-flat major Op. 20; Romance in F-sharp major Op. 28 No. 2; Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor Op. 11
SCHUMANN, CLARA: Quatre Pièces caractéristiques Op. 5 Nos. 3 & 4
SCHUMANN; CLARA
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
Imogen Cooper (piano)
Chandos 7 / 7
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Abegg Variations Op. 1; Fantasiestücke Op 12; Fantasiestücke Op 111; Geistervariationen in E-flat major
SCHUMANN; ROBERT Andreas Staier (piano)
Harmonia Mundi 9 / 10
RHEINBERGER, JOSEF GABRIEL: Complete Organ Works
RHEINBERGER; JOSEF GABRIEL Rudolf Innig (organ)
MDG Insiders Only
ELGAR, EDWARD: Symphony No. 1; Cockaigne Overture
ELGAR; EDWARD Petrenko; Vasily: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Onyx 7 / 9
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Oleg Marshev (piano)
South Denmark Philharmonic, David Porcelijn
Danacord 9 / 9
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: String Quintets in B-flat major K. 174, C minor K. 406, C major K. 515, G minor K. 516, D major K. 593, & E-flat major K. 614; Quintet in E-flat major for piano & winds K. 452; Quintet in A major for clarinet & string quartet K. 581; Quintet in E-flat major for horn, violin, 2 violas, & cello K. 407
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Nobuko Imai (viola); Stephen Hough (piano); Martin Fröst (clarinet)
Ensemble Villa Musica,Orlando Quartet,Vertavo String Quartet
BIS Insiders Only
HINDEMITH, PAUL: Three Sonatas for Piano; Suite for Piano “1922” Op. 26
HINDEMITH; PAUL David Korevaar (piano)
MSR 8 / 8
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphony No. 2; Tragic Overture; Academic Festival Overture
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Fischer; Iván: Budapest Festival Orchestra Channel Classics 7 / 10
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, MARIO: Concerto Italiano; Violin Concerto No. 2 "I Profeti"
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO; MARIO Yang, Tianwa (violin)
Boer; Pieter-Jelle de: SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg
Naxos 8 / 8
TURINA, JOAQUÍN: Chamber Music for Strings and Piano (Trios in F major; Nos. 1 and 2; Circulo); Piano Quartet in A minor; Piano Quintet in G minor; Sextet--Escena Andaluza
TURINA; JOAQUÍN Lincoln Trio
Cedille 9 / 10
Works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann BRAHMS; JOHANNES
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX
SCHUBERT; FRANZ
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
Arthur Rubinstein and Gary Graffman (pianos); Jascha Heifetz (violin)
Munch; Charles: Boston Symphony Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only


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