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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
Sibelius Bernstein SIBELIUS, JEAN: Symphonies Nos. 1-7; Violin Concerto; Pohjola's Daughter; Finlandia; Valse triste; The Swan of Tuonela; Luonnatar
GRIEG, EDVARD: Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2
BRUCH, MAX: Violin Concerto No. 1
BRUCH; MAXGRIEG; EDVARDSIBELIUS; JEAN Francescatti, Zino (violin)
Curtin, Phyllis (soprano)
Bernstein; Leonard
: New York Philharmonic
Sony Classical Insiders Only
manfrednelsons TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Marche Slave; Manfred Symphony
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Nelsons; Andris
: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Orfeo 9 / 9
beethovengrosse BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 7 in A major Op. 92 (arr. for piano duet by Xaver Scharwenka); Grosse Fuge in B-flat major Op. 134 (arr. for piano duet by Beethoven)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Piano Duo Trenkner/Speidel
MDG 6 / 8
811vAXGqx8L._SL1425 SOLER, ANTONIO: Harpsichord Sonatas 1-120
SOLER; ANTONIO Barbara Harbach (harpsichord)
MSR Classics 8 / 8
Niobe STEFFANI, AGOSTINO: Niobe, Regina di Tebe
STEFFANI; AGOSTINO Karina Gauvin, Amanda Forsythe (soprano); Philippe Jaroussky, Terry Wey, José Lemos (countertenor); Christian Immler, Jesse Blumberg (baritone), Colin Balzer (tenor)
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs
Erato 10 / 10
9079700700092_600 MENDELSSOHN, FELIX: Songs Without Words (complete); Andante and Rondo capriccioso Op. 14; Variations serieuses in D minor Op. 54
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX Annette Seiler (fortepiano)
Musik Museum 7 / 10
RoeBarber BRITTEN, BENJAMIN: Piano Concerto; Night Piece
BARBER, SAMUEL: Piano Concerto; Nocturne for Piano
BARBER; SAMUELBRITTEN; BENJAMIN Roe, Elizabeth Joy (piano)
Tabakov; Emil
: London Symphony Orchestra
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Fibich3 FIBICH, ZDENEK: Othello; Záboj, Slavoj and Ludek; Toman and the Wood Nymph; The Tempest; Spring
FIBICH; ZDENEK Štilec; Marek
: Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
cpebachsymsctos BACH, C.P.E.: Symphonies; Concertos; Quartets; Songs; Keyboard Works
BACH; C.P.E. Various Soloists (see review)
Goebel; Reinhard,Pinnock; Trevor,Richter; Karl
: Munich Bach Orchestra,Musica Antiqua Köln,The English Concert
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MaazelEarly Works by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Respighi, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schubert, Mozart, Ravel, Mendelssohn, Frank, Britten and Falla BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESFALLA; MANUEL DEPROKOFIEV; SERGEIRAVEL; MAURICESCHUBERT; FRANZSTRAVINSKY; IGORTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Maazel; Lorin
: Berlin Philharmonic,Berlin Radio Symphony,Orchestre National de la RTF
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
CPEWurttemberg BACH, C.P.E.: Württemberg Sonatas, Wq 49
BACH; C.P.E. Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
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81L3N93OLDL._SL1500 REICH, STEVE: Music for 18 Musicians
REICH; STEVE Ensemble Signal, Bradley Lubman
Harmonia Mundi 8 / 8
Print DONIZETTI, GAETANO: La favorite
DONIZETTI; GAETANO Kate Aldrich (mezzo-soprano), Yijie Shi (tenor), Ludovic Tézier (baritone), Giovanni Furlanetto (bass)
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Choeur Capitole de Toulouse, Antonello Allemandi
Opus Arte 8 / 9
SoltiRing WAGNER, RICHARD: Der Ring des Nibelungen
WAGNER; RICHARD Birgit Nilsson, Regine Crespin, Kirsten Flagstad (soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen, James King, Gerhard Stolze, Set Svanholm (tenor); Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone); Hans Hotter, Gottlob Frick, Gustav Neidlinger (bass); others
Solti; Georg
: Vienna Philharmonic,Vienna State Opera Chorus
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Charpentier CHARPENTIER, MARC-ANTOINE: Miserere H.193; Antienne H.526; Annunciate superi H.333; Ouverture H.536; Litanies de la Vierge H.83
CHARPENTIER; MARC-ANTOINE Caroline Weynants, Violaine Le Chenadec, Caroline Dangin-Bardot, (soprano); Lucile Richardot (contralto); Stephen Collardelle (countertenor); Davy Cornillot (tenor); Etienne Bazola (baritone); Nicolas Brooymans (bass)
Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
cpebachstaier BACH, C.P.E.: Sonata in A minor, Wq 49/1; 12 Variations on La Folie d'Espagne; Sonata in G minor, Wq 65/17; Fantasie in F-sharp minor, Wq 67; Rondo in C minor, Wq 59/4; Sonata in E minor, Wq 59/1; Fantasia in C major, Wq 61/6
BACH; C.P.E. Staier; Andreas
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RautavaaraCantus RAUTAVAARA, EINOJUHANI: Garden of Spaces; Clarinet Concerto; Cantus Arcticus
RAUTAVAARA; EINOJUHANI Stoltzman, Richard (clarinet)
Segerstam; Leif
: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondine Insiders Only
LisztCohen LISZT, FRANZ: Danse macabre; Nuages gris; Unstern: sinistre, disastro; Réminiscences des Huguenots; La lugubre gondola I and II; Impromptu; Totentanz
LISZT; FRANZ Cohen, Arnaldo (piano)
Naxos Insiders Only
Jongen SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Symphony No. 3 "Organ"
JONGEN, JOSEPH: Symphonie concertante
JONGEN; JOSEPHSAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Guillou, Jean (organ)
Mata; Eduardo
: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dorian Insiders Only
SaintSaens3rr SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Symphony No. 3 "Organ"; Introduction et Rondo capriccioso; La muse et le poète
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Jan Kraybill (organ); Noah Geller (violin); Mark Gibbs (cello)
Stern; Michael
: Kansas City Symphony
Reference Recordings 9 / 10
IvesStok IVES, CHARLES: Symphony No. 4; Robert Browning Overture; Four Songs
IVES; CHARLES Smith; Gregg,Stokowski; Leopold
: The American Symphony Orchestra,The Gregg Smith Singers
Sony Classical Insiders Only
StraussBlom STRAUSS, RICHARD: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; Death and Transfiguration; Also sprach Zarathustra
STRAUSS; RICHARD Blomstedt; Herbert
: San Francisco Symphony
Decca Insiders Only
Mahler9Fischer MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 9
MAHLER; GUSTAV Fischer; Iván
: Budapest Festival Orchestra
Channel Classics Insiders Only
ulisse MONTEVERDI, CLAUDIO: Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria
MONTEVERDI; CLAUDIO Fernando Guimarães (baritone); Jennifer Rivera (mezzo-soprano); Aaron Sheehan, Marc Molomot (tenor); Leah Wool (soprano); others
Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman
Linn 7 / 8
Shostakovich-11-Oundjian SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 11 “The Year 1905”
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian
TSO Live 7 / 7
71fNl2cI3PL._SL1434 LISZT, FRANZ: Transcriptions from Schubert’s Winterreise and Schwanengesang (selections)
LISZT; FRANZ Avan Yu (piano)
Naxos 9 / 9
Mahler9chung MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 9
MAHLER; GUSTAV Chung; Myung-Whun
: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 6 / 8
IvesOzawa IVES, CHARLES: Symphony No. 4; Three Places in New England; Central Park in the Dark
IVES; CHARLES Ozawa; Seiji,Tilson Thomas; Michael
: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Haydnsonbav5 HAYDN, JOSEPH: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12, 15, 37, 54-56
HAYDN; JOSEPH Bavouzet, Jean-Efflam (piano)
Chandos Insiders Only
Decca-Ring WAGNER, RICHARD: Der Ring des Nibelungen; Siegfried Idyll; Kinderkatechismus; Rienzi Overture; Der Fliegende Holländer Overture; Tannhäuser Overture & Venusberg Music
WAGNER; RICHARD Birgit Nilsson, Regine Crespin, Kirsten Flagstad (soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen, James King, Gerhard Stolze, Set Svanholm (tenor); Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone); Hans Hotter, Gottlob Frick, Gustav Neidlinger (bass); many others
Solti; Georg
: Vienna Philharmonic,Vienna State Opera Chorus
Decca Insiders Only
Gotterdammerung WAGNER, RICHARD: Götterdämmerung
WAGNER; RICHARD Astrid Varnay, Gré Brouwenstijn (soprano)
Maria von Ilosvay (mezzo-soprano)
Wolfgang Windgassen (tenor)
Josef Greindl, Gustav Neidlinger, Hermann Uhde (bass-baritone)
others

Keilberth; Joseph
: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Testament Insiders Only
KeilSieg WAGNER, RICHARD: Siegfried
WAGNER; RICHARD Wolfgang Windgassen, Paul Kuen (tenor)
Astrid Varnay, Ilse Hollweg (soprano)
Hans Hotter (bass-baritone)
Gustav Neidlinger (baritone)
Josef Greindl (bass)
Maria von Ilosvay (mezzo-soprano)

Keilberth; Joseph
: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Testament Insiders Only
KeilWalk WAGNER, RICHARD: Die Walküre
WAGNER; RICHARD Astrid Varnay, Gré Brouwenstijn (soprano)
Hans Hotter, Joseph Greindl (bass)
Ramon Vinay (tenor)
Georgine von Milinkovic (mezzo-soprano)
others

Keilberth; Joseph
: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Testament Insiders Only
KeilRhein WAGNER, RICHARD: Das Rheingold
WAGNER; RICHARD Josef Traxel, Rudolf Lustig, Paul Kuen (tenor)
Hertha Wilfert, Jutta Vulpius (soprano)
Hans Hotter, Toni Blankenheim, (bass-baritone)
Gustav Neidlinger (baritone)
Josef Greindl, Ludwig Weber (bass)
Maria von Ilosvay, Georgine von Millinkovic (mezzo-soprano)
Maria von Ilosvay, Maria Graf (contralto)

Keilberth; Joseph
: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Testament Insiders Only
WagTosc WAGNER, RICHARD: Overture to The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser Prelude to Act III; Parsifal (Symphonic Synthesis)
WAGNER; RICHARD Toscanini; Arturo
: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Testament Insiders Only
81501J59tkL._SL1500 GRIEG, EDVARD: 27 Lyric Pieces
GRIEG; EDVARD Stephen Hough (piano)
Hyperion 10 / 10
Ticciati-Dvorak DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"; American Suite
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Robin Ticciati
Tudor 8 / 9
61p8gsprsZL._SL1500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Diabelli Variations Op. 120
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Jean-Claude Henriot (piano)
Dux 6 / 9
Zelenka ZELENKA, JAN DISMAS: The Capriccios
ZELENKA; JAN DISMAS Abraham; Daniel
: The Bach Sinfonia
Sono Luminus 8 / 9
NielsenOr NIELSEN, CARL: Symphonies Nos. 2 "The Four Temperaments" and 6 "Sinfonia Semplice"
NIELSEN; CARL Oramo; Sakari
: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS 10 / 10
SibSeg SIBELIUS, JEAN: Kuolema; King Christian II (complete incidental scores); Two Songs from Twelfth Night; Overture in A minor
SIBELIUS; JEAN Pia Pajala (soprano); Waltteri Torikka (baritone)
Segerstam; Leif
: Turku Phiharmonic Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
ModTimes CHAPLIN, CHARLIE: Modern Times (complete score)
CHAPLIN; CHARLIE BROCK; TIMOTHY
: NDR Radiophilharmonie
CPO Insiders Only
brokeback WUORINEN, CHARLES: Brokeback Mountain
WUORINEN; CHARLES Daniel Okulitch (baritone); Tom Randle (tenor); Heather Buck (soprano); Jane Henschel (mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Real Madrid, Titus Engel
BelAir Classiques 9 / 9
JENNIFER KOH - violinist BACH, J.S.: Sonata No. 1 in G minor BWV 1001; Partita No. 1 in B minor BWV 1002
BARTÓK, BELA: Sonata for Solo Violin Sz. 117, BB 124
SAARIAHO, KAIJA: Frises
BACH; J.S.BARTÓK; BELASAARIAHO; KAIJA Jennifer Koh (violin)
Cedille 9 / 10
61VGk14YmNL._SL1029 KAPUSTIN, NIKOLAI: Trio Op. 86; Divertissement Op. 126; Piano Trio No. 2 Op. 142
KAPUSTIN; NIKOLAI Trío Arbós
Non Profit Music 9 / 9
1507-1 Various Composers and Works BLISS; ARTHURBLOCH; ERNESTLALO; ÉDOUARDPROKOFIEV; SERGEISHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRISIBELIUS; JEANSMETANA; BEDRICHSTRAVINSKY; IGOR Various Soloists, Orchestras, & Conductors
Various
: Boyd Neel String Orchestra,Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra,London Philharmonic Orchestra,Quartetto Italiano,Végh Quartet,Vienna Philharmonic
Decca Insiders Only
Tchaik-Shostak TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Serenade for Strings
SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: String Quartet No. 2 (arr: Jonathan Morton)
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRITCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Scottish Ensemble, Jonathan Morton
Linn 9 / 10
911k5WfMUJL._SL1500 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Impromptus D. 935
OSBORNE, THOMAS: The Ends of the Earth – Four Impromptus (2011)
OSBORNE; THOMASSCHUBERT; FRANZ Derek Kealii Polischuk (piano)
Blue Griffin 8 / 8
Suchon SUCHON, EUGEN: Metamorphoses; Balladic Suite; Symfonietta Rustica
SUCHON; EUGEN Järvi; Neeme
: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 7 / 9
HaydnGroves HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 92 "Oxford" and 104 "London"
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Symphony No. 31 "Paris"
HAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Groves; Charles
: English Sinfonia
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