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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
339084 STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Dumbarton Oaks; Concerto for Two Solo Pianos
SATIE, ERIK: Socrate (arr. for two pianos by John Cage); Cinéma (arr. for piano duet by Darius Milhaud)
SATIE; ERIKSTRAVINSKY; IGOR Alexei Lubimov and Slava Poprugin (pianos)
Alpha 8 / 8
RavSvet RAVEL, MAURICE: Pavane for a Dead Princess; Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2; Mother Goose Suite; Rapsodie espagnole
RAVEL; MAURICE Svetlanov; Evgeny
: USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Melodiya Insiders Only
feltsmanbachfrench BACH, J.S.: French Suites (complete); Overture in the French Style BWV 831
BACH; J.S. Vladimir Feltsman (piano)
Nimbus 9 / 9
kozena CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: L’incoronazione di Poppea (Addio Roma!; Disprezzata regina; Pur ti miro); Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Con che soavità; Damigella tutta bella; Lamento della Ninfa; Quel sguardo sdegnosetto; Zefiro torna BIAGIO MARINI: Passacaglia à 4 TARQUINIO MERULA: Ballo detto Polliccio MARCO UCCELLINI: Aria quinta sopra La Bergamasca MONTEVERDI; CLAUDIOUCCELLINI; MARCO Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano); Anna Prohaska (soprano); David Feldman (countertenor); Michael Feyfar, Jakob Pilgram (tenor); Luca Tittoto (bass)
La Cetra Baroque Orchestra, Basel, Andrea Marcon
Archiv 8 / 8
JEAN SIBELIUS - Song of the Earth Op. 93; The Captive Queen Op. 48; Two Chorales; Promotional Cantata; Scout March Op. 91b; Hymn of the Earth Op. 95; Processional Op. 113 No. 6
SIBELIUS; JEAN Helena Juntunen (soprano)
Juha Hostikka (baritone)

Vänskä; Osmo
: Dominante Choir,Lahti Symphony Orchestra
BIS Insiders Only
SibLemVanska JEAN SIBELIUS - Lemminkäinen Suite
SIBELIUS; JEAN Vänskä; Osmo
: Lahti Symphony Orchestra
BIS Insiders Only
lohengrinorfeo WAGNER, RICHARD: Lohengrin
WAGNER; RICHARD Hans Hopf (tenor); Ingrid Bjoner, Astrid Varnay (soprano); Hans Günter Nöcker, Josef Metternich (baritone); Kurt Böhme (bass)
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, Hans Knappertsbusch
Orfeo 8 / 8
Weinberger WEINBERGER, JAROMIR: Overture to a Chivalrous Play; Six Bohemian Songs and Dances; Passacaglia for Organ and Orchestra
WEINBERGER; JAROMIR Albrecht; Gerd
: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Capriccio 7 / 9
Unknown1 Works by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Schumann, & others BACH; J.S.BRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDE Myra Hess (piano)
Various Conductors & Orchestras
APR 9 / 5
gebelquartets GEBEL, FRANZ XAVER: String Quartet in D major; String Quartet in E-flat major Op. 27
GEBEL; FRANZ XAVER Hoffmeister Quartet
Profil Insiders Only
ghosts CORIGLIANO, JOHN: The Ghosts of Versailles
CORIGLIANO; JOHN Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem (baritone); Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer, Guanqun Yu (soprano); Robert Brubaker, Joshua Guerrero (tenor); Kristinn Sigmundsson (bass); Patti LuPone (singer)
LA Opera, James Conlon
PentaTone 7 / 10
rutterpsalmfest RUTTER, JOHN: Psalmfest (1993); This is the day (2011); Lord, Thou hast been our refuge (2008); Psalm 150 (2002)
RUTTER; JOHN The Choirs of St. Albans Cathedral, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Lucas
Naxos 9 / 9
Beet9Shaw BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Benita Valente (soprano); Janice Taylor (mezzo soprano); Richard Leech (tenor); William Stone (baritone)
Shaw; Robert
: Atlanta Symphony Chorus,Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
ASO Media 7 / 7
Eggert1 EGGERT, JOACHIM NIKOLAS: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3; Overture to The Moors in Spain; Svante Sture (Incidental Music)
EGGERT; JOACHIM NIKOLAS Korsten; Gérard
: Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
Eggert2 EGGERT, JOACHIM NIKOLAS: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4
EGGERT; JOACHIM NIKOLAS Korsten; Gérard
: Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
Arnold ARNOLD, MALCOLM: Symphonies. Concertos, Suites, Overtures, Dances, Miscellaneous Orchestra and Band Music
ARNOLD; MALCOLM Various Soloists
Handley; Vernon
: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sony Classical Insiders Only
Redes REVUELTAS, SILVESTRE: Redes ("Nets") Complete Score with Film
REVUELTAS; SILVESTRE Gil-Ordóñez; Angel
: PostClassical Ensemble
Naxos 8 / 8
Atterberg3 ATTERBERG, KURT: Symphony No. 3 "West Coast Pictures"; Three Nocturnes; Vittorioso
ATTERBERG; KURT Järvi; Neeme
: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Chandos Insiders Only
81mK-n1MEnL._SY355 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major Op. 47; Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 35 (“Funeral March”)
SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Impromptus D. 935
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Fantasy in C major Op. 17; Kinderszenen Op. 15; Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor Op. 11
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERT Annie Fischer (piano)
Hungaroton 9 / 2
81d2Lpg85bL._SY355 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125 (“Choral”), arr. for piano by Franz Liszt
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Yury Martynov (fortepiano)
Alpha 9 / 9
thompsonrequiem THOMPSON, RANDALL: Requiem (1958)
THOMPSON; RANDALL Hayes; David
: The Philadelphia Singers
Naxos Insiders Only
LUÍS DE FREITAS BRANCO - Symphony No. 4; Vathek
FREITAS BRANCO; LUÍS DE Cassuto; Alvaro
: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
ERIK SATIE - Vexations (first complete recording)
SATIE; ERIK Steffen Schleiermacher (piano)

MDG Insiders Only
7128APKUruL._SL1412 RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Études-tableaux Op. 39; Moments musicaux Op. 16
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Boris Giltburg (piano)
Naxos 7 / 9
JanacekGard JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: Jealousy; Violin Concerto; The Ballad of Blaník; The Fiddler's Child; The Danube; Taras Bulba
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ Susanna Andersson (soprano); James Ehnes (violin)
Gardner; Edward
: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Chandos 9 / 9
KURT ATTERBERG - Symphonies Nos. 1-9; Alven
ATTERBERG; KURT Satu Vihavainen (mezzo-soprano)
Gabriel Suovanen (baritone)

Rasilainen; Ari
: Frankfurt Radio Symphony,NDR Choir,NDR Radiophilharmonie,NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover,Prague Chamber Choir,Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
CPO Insiders Only
HoughDvSch DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Piano Concerto
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Piano Concerto
DVORÁK; ANTONINSCHUMANN; ROBERT Hough, Stephen (piano)
Nelsons; Andris
: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion Insiders Only
Cold-Mt HIGDON, JENNIFER: Cold Mountain
HIGDON; JENNIFER Nathan Gunn (baritone); Jay Hunter Morris, Roger Honeywell (tenor); Isabel Leonard, Emily Fons, Deborah Nansteel (mezzo-soprano); Kevin Burdette (bass)
Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya
PentaTone 8 / 9
81rCltm1ApL._SL1400 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Préludes Op. 28; Prélude in C-sharp minor Op. 45; Prélude in A-flat major Op. Posth.; Impromptu in G-flat major Op. 51; Mazurkas Op. 59
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Andrew Tyson (piano)
Zig-Zag Territories 7 / 9
RR7309-10 TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Twelve Pieces for Piano Op. 40; Romance Op. 5; Piano Pieces Op. 10 Nos. 1 & 2; Souvenir de Hapsal Op. 2
RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Polka de W. R.; Piano Pieces Op. 10 Nos. 2, 3, 6, & 7; Piano Pieces Op. 3
KABALEVSKY, DIMITRI: 24 Preludes Op. 38
KABALEVSKY; DIMITRIRACHMANINOV; SERGEITCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Nadia Reisenberg (piano)
Romeo Insiders Only
Wartensee SCHNYDER VON WARTENSEE, FRANZ XAVER: Overture in C minor; Symphony No. 3 in B flat major "Military Symphony"
SCHNYDER VON WARTENSEE; FRANZ XAVER Fifield; Christopher
: Württemburgische Philharmonie Reutlingen
Sterling Insiders Only
Prok5Jans PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 5
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Jansons; Mariss
: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
RCO 6 / 8
RVWP RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Symphonies Nos. 1-9; Concerto accademico; Tuba Concerto; The England of Elizabeth; The Wasps Overture
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Previn; André
: London Symphony Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
J.S. BACH - The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II; Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo BWV 992; Concerto in D after Vivaldi BWV 972; Fantasia BWV 906; Fantasia BWV 919; Goldberg Variations BWV 988; Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV 826; Prelude, Fugue, & Allegro in E-flat BWV 998; 15 Two-Part Inventions BWV 772-86; Three-Part Inventions in A major, C minor, E-flat major, G minor, A minor, B-flat major, & B minor
BACH; J.S. Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)

RCA Insiders Only
61nBOCYMtIL BUSONI, FERRUCCIO: Toccata; Ten Variations on a Prelude of Chopin; Prélude et Etude (en Arpèges); Nuite de Noël; Fantasia nach Johann Sebastian Bach
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major BWV 552 (“St. Anne”) arr. by Busoni
BUSONI; FERRUCCIO Jeni Slotchiver (piano)
Centaur 8 / 9
BlockAtlas ERNEST BLOCH - Israel Symphony; Suite for Viola & Orchestra
BLOCH; ERNEST Yuri Gandelsman (viola)

Atlas; Dalia
: Atlas Camerata,Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
Bartok ZOLTÁN KODÁLY - Dances of Galanta
BÉLA BARTÓK - Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta; Divertimento
BARTÓK; BELAKODÁLY; ZOLTÁN Mackerras; Charles
: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Linn 8 / 9
81XCCWxCMML._SL1425 RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Preludes Op. 3 No. 2; Op. 23 Nos. 5, 6, & 7; Op. 32 Nos. 5, 10, & 12; Etudes-Tableaux Op. 33 No. 6, Op. 39 Nos. 1, 5, & 6; Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42
BABAJANIAN, ARNO: Prelude; Melody; Elegy; Vagharshapat and Dance
BABAJANIAN; ARNORACHMANINOV; SERGEI Raffi Besalyan (piano)
Sono Luminus 7 / 9
duc DONIZETTI, GAETANO: Le Duc d’Albe
DONIZETTI; GAETANO Angela Meade (soprano); Michael Spyres (tenor); Laurent Naouri (bass-baritone); Gianluca Buratto (bass); David Stout (baritone)
Opera Rara Chorus; Hallé Orchestra, Mark Elder
Opera Rara 8 / 8
81poC2f43FL._SL1500 Moondog’s Canon of Canons MOONDOG Dedalus & Muzzix
New World 8 / 9
rach3 RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 3
BALAKIREV, MILY: Russia
BALAKIREV; MILYRACHMANINOV; SERGEI Gergiev; Valery
: London Symphony Orchestra
LSO Insiders Only
71iC83xce6L._SL1412 Ferruccio Busoni: Transcriptions and Paraphrases of Works by J. S. Bach BACH/BUSONI Holger Groschopp (piano)
Capriccio 9 / 9
straussszell STRAUSS, RICHARD: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; Don Juan; Death and Transfiguration
STRAUSS; RICHARD Szell; George
: Cleveland Orchestra
Sony Classical Insiders Only
argfreire BARTÓK, BELA: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
RAVEL, MAURICE: Mother Goose; Rapsodie espagnole (arr. 2 Pianos and Percussion)
BARTÓK; BELARAVEL; MAURICE Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire (pianos); Peter Sadlo and Edgar Guggeis (percussion)
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
71Ad8gHoP2L._SL1433 Franz Liszt: Ouverture zur Oper Oberon von Carl Maria von Weber; Fantasie sur des motifs favoris de l’opéra La Sonnambula; Schwanengesang und Marsch aus Hunyadi László von Ferenc Erkel; Halloh! Jagdchor und Steyrer aus der Oper Tony von Ernst II von Saschsen-Coburg-Gotha; Introduction et Polonaise de l’opéra I Puritani de Bellini; Fantasie über Themen aus Webers Der Freischütz; Zweite Festmarsch nach Motiven von E. H. z. S.-C.-G LISZT; FRANZ Han Chen (piano)
Naxos 10 / 10
61khGxFslhL Robert Schumann: Six Studies in Canon Form Op. 56 (arranged by Claude Debussy) Claude Debussy: En blanc et noir Bela Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion BARTÓK; BELADEBUSSY; CLAUDESCHUMANN; ROBERT Daniel Barenboim (piano); Martha Argerich (piano); Pedro Manuel Torrejón González (percussion); Lev Loftus (percussion)
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
gloria Alessandro Scarlatti: La Gloria di Primavera SCARLATTI; ALESSANDRO Diana Moore (mezzo-soprano) Suzana Ograjensek (soprano) Clint van der Linde (countertenor) Nicholas Phan (tenor) Douglas Williams (bass-baritone)
Nicholas McGegan - Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
Philharmonia Baroque Insiders Only
GUSTAV HOLST - Suites for Military Band Nos. 1 and 2
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - English Folk Song Suite; Toccata Marziale
PETER MENNIN - Canzona
VINCENT PERSICHETTI - Psalm
OWEN REED - La Fiesta Mexicana
HOLST; GUSTAVMENNIN; PETERPERSICHETTI; VINCENTREED; OWENVAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Fennell; Frederick
: Eastman Wind Ensemble
Mercury Living Presence Insiders Only
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA - Marches: Sound Off!; The Liberty Bell; Sable and Spurs; New Mexico; others
SOUSA; JOHN PHILIP Fennell; Frederick
: Eastman Wind Ensemble
Mercury Living Presence Insiders Only
StravTale STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Soldier's Tale (Complete in English)
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Fred Child (Narrator); Jared McGuire (The Soldier); Jeff Biehl (The Devil); Tianwa Yang (violin)
Falletta; JoAnn
: Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players
Naxos 10 / 10


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