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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in B-flat major D. 960; Du bist die Ruhe D. 776 & Ungeduld D. 795 (arr. Franz Liszt); Wanderer-Fantasie D. 760
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Barry Douglas (piano)
Chandos 9 / 9
SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Wanderer-Fantasie
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Fantasy in C major Op. 17
SCHUBERT; FRANZ
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
Joel Schoenhals (piano)
Fleur De Son 8 / 7
Works by Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Glazunov, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Prokofiev BORODIN; ALEXANDER
GLAZUNOV; ALEXANDER
MUSSORGSKY; MODEST
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAI
STRAVINSKY; IGOR
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH
Various Soloists
Ansermet; Ernest: L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,London Philharmonic Orchestra,New Philharmonia Orchestra,Paris Conservatory Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Fantasiestücke Op 12; Davidsbundlertänze Op. 6: Gesänge der Frühe Op. 133 No. 5
JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: On an overgrown path Book I (five pieces)
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
Jonathan Biss (piano)
Wigmore Hall Live 9 / 8
HANDEL, G.F.: Arias from Radamisto, Alcina, Hercules, Giulio Cesare, & Ariodante
HANDEL; G.F. Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)
Bicket; Harry: The English Concert
Hyperion 7 / 7
REBEL, JEAN-FÉRY: Les élémens
RAMEAU, JEAN-PHILIPPE: Castor et Pollux suite
RAMEAU; JEAN-PHILIPPE
REBEL; JEAN-FÉRY
L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Michi Gaigg
CPO 10 / 10
JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen (arr. Mackerras); Sinfonietta; Capriccio
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ Bavouzet, Jean-Efflam (piano)
Gardner; Edward: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9 / 9
WEBER, CARL MARIA VON: Works for Piano Four-Hands; Transcriptions
GODOWSKY, LEOPOLD: Contrapuntal Paraphrase on Invitation to the Dance for two pianos
MOSCHELES, IGNAZ: Hommage à Weber (Grand Duo)
GODOWSKY; LEOPOLD
MOSCHELES; IGNAZ
WEBER; CARL MARIA VON
Duo d'Accord
Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
Various Composers and Works BODY; JACK
FARR; GARETH
KELLY; VICTORIA
WHITEHEAD; GILLIAN
Henry Wong Doe (piano)
Rattle 9 / 9
TAMBERG, EINO: Symphonic Dances; Concerto Grosso; Suite from Joanna Tentata
TAMBERG; EINO Järvi; Neeme: Residentie Orkest Den Haag BIS Insiders Only
STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Firebird (1910 Suite); The Rite of Spring; Petrushka; Symphony in Three Movements
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Rozhdestvensky; Gennadi: London Symphony Orchestra Nimbus Insiders Only
Works by: Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Berlioz, Smetana, Dvorák, Janácek, Borodin, Nielsen, Tchaikovsky, Martinu, Bartók BARTÓK; BELA
DVORÁK; ANTONIN
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ
MARTINU; BOHUSLAV
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
SCHUBERT; FRANZ
SMETANA; BEDRICH
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH
Kubelik; Rafael: Various orchestras Warner Classics Insiders Only
STRAUSS, RICHARD: Sinfonia domestica; Macbeth
STRAUSS; RICHARD Maazel; Lorin: Vienna Philharmonic Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
BACH, J.S.: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Chaconne; Air; Gavotte en Rondeau
BACH; J.S. Joshua Bell (violin)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell
Sony 6 / 9
HANDEL, G.F.: An Ode for St. Ceclia's Day; Cecilia, volgi un sguardo
HANDEL; G.F. Carolyn Sampson (soprano); James Gilchrist (tenor)
King; Robert: The King's Consort & Choir
Hyperion Insiders Only
MESSIAEN, OLIVIER: Turangalîla-Symphonie
MESSIAEN; OLIVIER Angela Hewitt (piano); Valérie Hartmann-Claverie (Ondes Martenot)
Lintu; Hannu: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ondine 9 / 9
BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
BACH; J.S. Anastasia Voltchok (piano)
Solo Musica Insiders Only
Works by Liszt, Chopin, Grieg, Moszkowski, Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev, Schumann, Franck, others CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC
GRIEG; EDVARD
LISZT; FRANZ
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
Arthur de Greef (piano)
Various Orchestras
APR Insiders Only
KABALEVSKY, DIMITRI: Preludes for piano Op. 1; Variations in D major Op. 40 Nos. 1 & 2; Six Preludes & Fugues Op. 61; Rondo in A minor Op. 59; Spring Games & Dances Op. 81; Recitative and Rondo Op. 84; Variations Op. 87 Nos. 1, 2, & 3; Lyric Tunes for Piano Op. 93A
KABALEVSKY; DIMITRI Kirsten Johnson (piano)
Nimbus 9 / 9
Works by Charles Gounod, Ugis Praulins, Pietro Mascagni, William Gomez, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Peteris Vasks, Gregorio Allegri, Vladimir Vavilov, & Adolphe Adam ALLEGRI; GREGORIO
GOUNOD; CHARLES
MASCAGNI; PIETRO
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
PUCCINI; GIACOMO
VASKS; PETERIS
Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)
Latvian Radio Choir, Saarbrücken Opera Choir, Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Mark Chichon
Deutsche Grammophon 6 / 8
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Don Giovanni
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Mariusz Kweicien, Alex Esposito, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Dawid Kimberg (bass-baritone); Malin Byström, Véronique Gens, Elizabeth Watts (soprano); Antonio Poli (tenor)
Luisotti; Nicola: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Opus Arte 8 / 10
RAVEL, MAURICE: Complete Solo Piano Music
RAVEL; MAURICE Florian Uhlig (piano)
Hänssler Classics Insiders Only
Works by Debussy, Ravel, Respighi, Rimsky-Korskov, Prokofiev, Glinka, Scriabin, Berlioz, Bizet, Franck, Gershwin, Brahms, Verdi, Rossini, Beethoven, Elgar, Tchaikovsky BERLIOZ; HECTOR
BRAHMS; JOHANNES
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE
FRANCK; CÉSAR
GERSHWIN; GEORGE
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI
RAVEL; MAURICE
RESPIGHI; OTTORINO
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAI
Maazel; Lorin: Cleveland Orchestra Decca Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 2; Dreams; "Classical" Symphony
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Alsop; Marin: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Naxos 9 / 9
SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 13 "Babi Yar"
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Vinogradov; Alexander Petrenko; Vasily: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Naxos 10 / 9
BARTÓK, BELA: Kossuth; Two Portraits; Suite No. 1
BARTÓK; BELA Falletta; JoAnn: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Naxos Insiders Only
DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Preludes Books I & II
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE Catherine Kautsky (piano)
Centaur 9 / 9
SCHOENBERG, ARNOLD: Gurrelieder; Verklärte Nacht
SCHOENBERG; ARNOLD Jennifer Wilson (soprano); Daniela Denschlag (contralto); Daniel Kirch, Niklas Bjorling Rygert (tenor); Alexander Tsymbalyuk (bass): Itay Tiran (speaker)
Mehta; Zubin: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,Prague Philharmonic Choir
Helicon 7 / 6
TELEMANN, GEORG PHILIPP: Herr Gott, dich loben wir TWV 11:15a/b; Serenata O erhabnes Glück der Ehe TWV 11:15c
TELEMANN; GEORG PHILIPP Hannah Morrison (soprano); Margot Oitzinger (alto); Markus Schäfer, Immo Schröder (tenor); Matthias Vieweg, Christos Pelekanos (bass)
Max; Hermann: Das Kleine Konzert
CPO 8 / 9
REZNICEK, EMIL NIKOLAUS: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4
REZNICEK; EMIL NIKOLAUS Beermann; Frank: Robert Schumann Philharmonie CPO Insiders Only
Works by Mozart, Schumann, Liszt, Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Copland, Kirchner, & J.S. Bach BACH; J.S.
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC
LISZT; FRANZ
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
Howard Karp (piano)
Albany Insiders Only
HAYDN, JOSEPH: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 11
HAYDN; JOSEPH Bavouzet, Jean-Efflam (piano)
Takács-Nagy; Gábor: Manchester Camerata
Chandos Insiders Only
HAYDN, JOSEPH: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4, & 11
HAYDN; JOSEPH Hamelin, Marc-André (piano)
Labadie, Bernard (Les Violons du Roy)
Hyperion Insiders Only
STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Firebird (complete)
BARTÓK, BELA: Two Portraits
BARTÓK; BELA
STRAVINSKY; IGOR
Dohnanyi; Christoph von: Vienna Philharmonic Eloquence Insiders Only
BARTÓK, BELA: The Miraculous Mandarin (complete ballet)
STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Petrushka (1947 version)
BARTÓK; BELA
STRAVINSKY; IGOR
Dohnanyi; Christoph von: Vienna Philharmonic Eloquence Insiders Only
HANDEL, G.F.: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato HWV 55
HANDEL; G.F. Doyle; Julia,Hulett; Benjamin,Keohane; Maria,Wolf; Andreas Kölner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum, Peter Neumann
Carus Insiders Only
Various Composers & Works BACH; J.S.
BERG; ALBAN
BRAHMS; JOHANNES
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
MUSSORGSKY; MODEST
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI
VERDI; GIUSEPPE
Various Soloists
Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, & La Scala Orchestra Soloists/Claudio Abbado
Sony Insiders Only
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: 25 Mazurkas
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Evgeni Koroliov (piano)
Tacet Insiders Only
SOLER, ANTONIO: Keyboard Sonatas Nos. 42-56
SOLER; ANTONIO Mateusz Borowiak (piano)
Naxos 10 / 10
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Cello Concerto; Miscellaneous works for cello and piano
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Alisa Weilerstein (cello); Anna Polonsky (piano)
Belohlávek; Jirí: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
HAYDN, JOSEPH: The Creation (in English)
HAYDN; JOSEPH Emma Kirkby (soprano); Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor); Michael George (bass)
Hogwood; Christopher: Choir of New College Oxford,The Academy of Ancient Music
Decca Insiders Only
DOHNÁNYI, ERNST VON: Serenade in C major for String Trio Op. 10; Sextet in C major Op. 37
DOHNÁNYI; ERNST VON Spectrum Concerts Berlin Naxos Insiders Only
GADE, NIELS: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 8; Overture "In the Highlands"; Allegretto, un poco lento (Discarded slow movement from Symphony No. 8)
GADE; NIELS Hogwood; Christopher: Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Chandos Insiders Only
GADE, NIELS: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7; Concert Overture No. 3
GADE; NIELS Hogwood; Christopher: Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Chandos Insiders Only
GADE, NIELS: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6; Echoes of Ossian (Overture)
GADE; NIELS Hogwood; Christopher: Danish National Symphony Orchestra Chandos Insiders Only
GADE, NIELS: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5
GADE; NIELS Ronald Brautigam (piano)

Hogwood; Christopher: Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Chandos Insiders Only
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Clarinet Quintet
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Clarinet Quintet
BRAHMS; JOHANNES
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
Anthony McGill (clarinet)
Pacifica Quartet
Cedille 9 / 10
WALTON, WILLIAM: Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto
WALTON; WILLIAM Little, Tasmin (violin)
Gardner; Edward: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9 / 9
GOETZ, HERMANN: Complete Piano Works
GOETZ; HERMANN Christof Keymer (piano)
CPO 8 / 8
BRUCKNER, ANTON: Te Deum
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Coronation Mass
BRUCKNER; ANTON
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano); Agnes Baltsa (mezzo soprano); Werner Krenn and Peter Schreier (tenors) José van Dam (bass)
Karajan; Herbert von: Berlin Philharmonic,Wiener Singverein
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only


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