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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
71LIT9AyU3L._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61; Nocturnes Op. 62; Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op. 23; Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op. 52; Berceuse Op. 57; Nocturne in D-flat Op. 27 No. 2; Nocturne in E-flat Op. 55 No. 2; Fantasy in F minor Op. 49
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Imogen Cooper (piano)
Chandos Insiders Only
7318599921839-cover-zoom FAURÉ, GABRIEL: Sonata No. 1 in A major Op. 13; Après un rêve (arr. Casals); Morceau de lecture
DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Minstrels; Beau soir (transcr. Heifetz)
RAVEL, MAURICE: Pièce en forme de Habañera (arr. Georges Catherine); Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré; Sonata in G major
DEBUSSY; CLAUDEFAURÉ; GABRIELRAVEL; MAURICE Christian Svarfvar (violin); Roland Pöntinen (piano)
BIS 9 / 9
haydnbeghin HAYDN, JOSEPH: Complete Works for Keyboard
HAYDN; JOSEPH ()
Naxos Insiders Only
bgr335-a-piano-recital-1.-peter-miyamoto J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV 903 Alban Berg: Piano Sonata Op. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major Op. 109 Maurice Ravel: Jeux d’eau Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor Op. 39 BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBERG; ALBANCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICRAVEL; MAURICE Peter Miyamoto (piano)
Blue Griffin 7 / 9
haydncompletesym HAYDN, JOSEPH: Complete Symphonies (and then some)
HAYDN; JOSEPH Frans Brüggen and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Christopher Hogwood and The Academy of Ancient Music Ottavio Dantone and Accademia Bizantina Salomon Quartet
Decca Insiders Only
serebstoki Arrangements of works by Bach, Wagner, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Purcell, Boccherini, traditional BACH; J.S.MUSSORGSKY; MODESTWAGNER; RICHARD Serebrier; José
: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 10 / 9
solomon GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL - Solomon
HANDEL; G.F. Sarah Connolly (alto)
Susan Gritton, Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Mark Padmore (tenor)
David Wilson-Johnson (bass)

Reuss; Daniel
: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Harmonia Mundi Insiders Only
gounod GOUNOD, CHARLES: The Complete Works for Pedal Piano and Orchestra (Suite concertante; Concerto in E flat major; Fantasy on the Russian National Anthem; Danse roumaine)
GOUNOD; CHARLES Prosseda, Roberto (piano)
Shelley; Howard
: Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Hyperion Insiders Only
martinuhobson MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: The Shadow (complete ballet)
MARTINU; BOHUSLAV Hobson; Ian
: Sinfonia Varsovia
Toccata Classics Insiders Only
Verismo Arias from operas by Puccini, Giordano, Cilea, Leoncavallo, Boito, Ponchielli, & Catalani BOITO; ARRIGOCATALANI; ALFREDOCILEA; FRANCESCOGIORDANO; UMBERTOLEONCAVALLO; RUGGEROPONCHIELLI; AMILCAREPUCCINI; GIACOMO Anna Netrebko (soprano); Yusef Eyvazov (tenor)
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 9
nypolyphonyrome PALESTRINA, GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA: Missa Papae Marcelli; Tu es Petrus; Gaudent in coelis; Sicut cervus; Sitivit anima mea
GUERRERO, FRANCISCO: Regina caeli
VICTORIA, TOMÁS LUIS DE: Missa O quam gloriosum; Gaudent in coelis
GUERRERO; FRANCISCOPALESTRINA; GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DAVICTORIA; TOMÁS LUIS DE New York Polyphony
BIS 9 / 10
513nbwDUctL TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor Op. 23
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Ingolf Wunder (piano)
St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Vladimir Ashkenazy
Deutsche Grammophon 6 / 8
81Mi68RCxfL._SL1392 Big Boxes: Finally, Stravinsky’s Complete Columbia & RCA Recordings, The Right Way STRAVINSKY; IGOR Various Soloists & Orchestras
Craft; Robert,Stravinsky; Igor
Sony/BMG Insiders Only
tchaik6fischer TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
BORODIN, ALEXANDER: Polovtsian Dances
BORODIN; ALEXANDERTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Fischer; Iván
: Budapest Festival Orchestra,Czech Philharmonic Chorus of Brno
Channel Classics 6 / 7
tchaik6honeck TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Rusalka Fantasy (arr. Honeck/Ille)
DVORÁK; ANTONINTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Honeck; Manfred
: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Reference Recordings 9 / 8
weinberg SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Cello Concerto No. 1
WEINBERG, MIECZYSLAW: Cello Concerto
LUTOSLAWSKI, WITOLD: Little Suite
LUTOSLAWSKI; WITOLDSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRIWEINBERG; MIECZYSLAW Altstaedt, Nicolas (cello)
Nesterowicz; Michal
: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Channel Classics 9 / 9
562 Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Schumann, & Tchaikovsky BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICRACHMANINOV; SERGEISCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERTTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Eurodisc Insiders Only
7129V0nXTBL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonatas (complete); Impromptus; Moments musicaux; Wanderer Fantasy; Short pieces
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
CPEAlstaedt BACH, C.P.E.: Cello Concertos Wq170-172
BACH; C.P.E. Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
Cohen; Jonathan
: Arcangelo
Hyperion Insiders Only
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
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
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
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
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
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
FIKRET AMIROV - Shur; Kyurdi Ovshari; Gyulistan Bayati Shiraz; Azerbaijan Capriccio
AMIROV; FIKRET Yablonsky; Dmitry
: Russian 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
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


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