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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
FERRARA, FRANCO: Preludio; Fantasia tragica; Notte di tempesta; Burlesca
FERRARA; FRANCO Vecchia; Francesco La: Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma Naxos Insiders Only
BACH, C.P.E.: Sonatas in G minor H 47; C minor H 121; D major H 286; F-sharp minor H 37; G major H 119; E minor H 281; Rondos in A major H 276; D minor H 290; C minor H 283; Andante con tenerezza (from Sonata in A major H 135)
BACH; C.P.E. Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 5; Waltz Suite (excerpts)
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Järvi; Neeme: Scottish National Orchestra Chandos Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Sinfonia concertante; Cello Sonata
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Han-Na Chang (cello)
Antonio Pappano (piano)

Pappano; Antonio: London Symphony Orchestra
EMI Insiders Only
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Romeo & Juliet (extracts from Suites Nos. 1 & 2); Peter and the Wolf
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Eric Shilling (narrator)

Ancerl; Karel: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Supraphon Insiders Only
SCHULHOFF, ERWIN: Piano Sonata No. 2; Esquisses de Jazz; Suite No. 2 for Piano; Etudes de Jazz; Partita for Piano
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Quintet in E-flat major for Piano & Wind Instruments K. 452
THUILLE, LUDWIG: Sextet in B-flat major Op. 6: Gavotte
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
SCHULHOFF; ERWIN
THUILLE; LUDWIG
Erwin Schulhoff (piano)
Taffanel Woodwind Ensemble
Parnassus Insiders Only
Works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, & Schumann BACH; J.S.
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
SCHUBERT; FRANZ
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
Maria João Pires (piano); Hüseyin Sermet (piano)
Various conductors & orchestras
Erato Insiders Only
BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (transcribed for guitar by Marco Salcito)
BACH; J.S. Marco Salcito (guitar)
Dynamic 9 / 9
BACH, C.P.E.: Magnificat Wq 215; Heilig ist Gott Wq 217; Symphony in D major Wq 183/1
BACH; C.P.E. Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto), Lothar Odinius (tenor), Markus Eiche (bass)
Rademann; Hans-Christoph: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin,RIAS-Kammerchor
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
BACH, C.P.E.: Complete Solo Piano Music
BACH; C.P.E. Ana-Marija Markovina (piano)
Hänssler Classic 10 / 10
Works by Stravinsky, Shostakovich, R. Strauss, Wagner, Baermann, Bartók, Walton, Prokofiev, Bizet, Schoenberg, Hindemith, Webern, Barber, Ives, Copland, Cowell, Creston, Butterworth, Britten, Grieg, Sibelius, Wirén, Nielsen BARTÓK; BELA
BIZET; GEORGES
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI
SCHOENBERG; ARNOLD
STRAUSS; RICHARD
STRAVINSKY; IGOR
WAGNER; RICHARD
Ogdon; John Marriner; Neville: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Decca Insiders Only
STRAUSS, RICHARD: Complete Tone Poems and Concertos (and other instrumental works)
STRAUSS; RICHARD Various Soloists (see review)
Various Orchestras and Conductors (see review)
Decca Insiders Only
SIBELIUS, JEAN: Symphonies Nos. 1-7
SIBELIUS; JEAN Maazel; Lorin: Vienna Philharmonic Decca Insiders Only
SIBELIUS, JEAN: Lemminkäinen Legends; The Wood-Nymph
SIBELIUS; JEAN Vänskä; Osmo: Lahti Symphony Orchestra BIS 9 / 10
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 4; Czech Suite
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Hengelbrock; Thomas: NDR Symphony Orchestra Sony Classical Insiders Only
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 6; American Suite
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Gaffigan; James: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra Harmonia Mundi Insiders Only
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 7; Violin Concerto
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Yuuko Shiokawa (violin)
Kubelik; Rafael: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Orfeo Insiders Only
ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Maometto Secondo
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Paul Nilon (tenor), Sian Davies (soprano), Caitlin Hulcup (mezzo-soprano), Darren Jeffrey (bass)
Parry; David: Garsington Opera Orchestra
Avie 8 / 9
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"; Serenade for Strings
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Kubelik; Rafael: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Orfeo Insiders Only
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 8; Serenade for Winds
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Kubelik; Rafael: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Orfeo Insiders Only
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 6
JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: Sinfonietta
DVORÁK; ANTONIN
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ
Kubelik; Rafael: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Orfeo Insiders Only
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Violin Concerto
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Hussite Overture
BRAHMS; JOHANNES
DVORÁK; ANTONIN
Henryk Szeryng (violin)

Kubelik; Rafael: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Orfeo Insiders Only
BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 9
HANDEL, G.F.: Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 6 No. 10
BRUCKNER; ANTON
HANDEL; G.F.
Kubelik; Rafael: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Orfeo Insiders Only
BARTÓK, BELA: Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta; Concerto for Orchestra
BARTÓK; BELA Kubelik; Rafael: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Orfeo Insiders Only
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Five Piano Concertos; Choral Fantasy
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Rudolf Serkin (piano)

Kubelik; Rafael: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Orfeo Insiders Only
FOERSTER, JOSEF: Complete Solo Piano Music
FOERSTER; JOSEF Patricia Goodson (piano)
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
HAYDN, JOSEPH: Piano Sonatas 38, 43, & 58; Adagio in F major; Andante and Variations in F minor
HAYDN; JOSEPH Bobby Mitchell (fortepiano)
Alpha 7 / 10
ELGAR, EDWARD: Cello Concerto; Introduction and Allegro for Strings; Elegy; Pomp & Circumstance Marches Nos. 1-5
ELGAR; EDWARD Paul Watkins (cello)
Davis; Andrew: BBC Philharmonic
Chandos 8 / 9
BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 7
BRUCKNER; ANTON Fischer; Iván: Budapest Festival Orchestra Channel Classics 8 / 9
ADAMS, JOHN: Violin Concerto
MENDELSSOHN, FELIX: Violin Concerto in E minor
ADAMS; JOHN
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX
Chad Hoopes (violin)
Järvi; Kristjan: MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony
Naïve 7 / 7
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58 (with cadenzas by Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Anton Rubinstein, Hans von Bülow, Johannes Brahms, Camille Saint-Saëns, Frederic Rzewski, Ferruccio Busoni, Leopold Godowsky, Ernst von Dohnányi, & Nicolai Medtner)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Lowenthal, Jerome (piano)
Topilow; Carl
LP Classics Insiders Only
Works by Bartók, Beethoven, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, & Schumann BARTÓK; BELA
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN
LISZT; FRANZ
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
SCHUBERT; FRANZ
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
Annie Fischer (piano)
Various Conductors and Orchestras
Warner Classics Insiders Only
VERDI, GIUSEPPE: Il trovatore
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Jussi Bjoerling (tenor); Zinka Milanov (soprano); Fedora Barbieri (mezzo-soprano); Leonard Warren (baritone)
Robert Shaw Chorale, RCA Victor Orchestra/Renato Cellini
RCA Insiders Only
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 8
JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: Suite from Jenufa (arr. Honeck, Ille)
DVORÁK; ANTONIN
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ
Honeck; Manfred: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Reference Recordings 10 / 10
SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas K. 1, 9, 30, 32, 87, 159, 193, 208, 209, 213, 247, 427, 466, 474, 457, 481, 462, 551
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Racha Arodaky (piano)
Outhere 8 / 9
DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: La Mer (arr. for organ)
RAVEL, MAURICE: Boléro; La Valse; Dawn (from Daphnis et Chloé); Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Nos. 2 and 3; Pavane for a Dead Princess (all arr. for organ)
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE
RAVEL; MAURICE
Gunnar Idenstam (organ)
BIS Insiders Only
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Complete Symphonies, Serenades, Overtures; Short Choral Works; Haydn Variations
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Marjana Lipovsek (alto)
Abbado; Claudio: Berlin Philharmonic,Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
STRAUSS, RICHARD: Orchestral Works and Concertos
STRAUSS; RICHARD Steven Isserlis (cello); Myron Bloom and Norbert Hauptmann (horns); Simon Fuchs (oboe); Paul Meyer (clarinet); Knut Sonstevold (bassoon); Martha Argerich (piano)
Various: Various orchestras
RCA Insiders Only
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Fantasien Op. 116; Klavierstücke Op. 118; Drei Intermezzi Op. 117; Klavierstücke Op. 119
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Gwendolyn Mok (piano)
MSR Classics 9 / 9
STRAUSS, RICHARD: Tone Poems (9); Suite from Der Rosenkavalier; Romance for Cello and Orchestra; Cello Sonata
STRAUSS; RICHARD Steven Isserlis (cello); Stephen Hough (piano)
Maazel; Lorin: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
Heinrich von Herzogenberg and Elisabeth von Herzogenberg: Complete Piano Works HERZOGENBERG; ELISABETH VON
HERZOGENBERG; HEINRICH VON
Nataša Veljkovic (piano)
CPO 9 / 9
GIUSEPPE BRESCIANELLO: Sinfonia in D major; JOHANN GEORG PISENDEL: Sonata in C minor; JOHANN ADOLPH HASSE: Sinfonia in D major (to the opera Demofoonte); JOHANN FRIEDRICH FASCH: Overture-Suite in F major; ANTONIO CALDARA: Sinfonia in C major; GIOVANNI BATTISTA SAMMARTINI: Sinfonia in A major (to the opera Memet); GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: Overture in D major (to the Occasional Oratorio) BRESCIANELLO; GIUSEPPE ANTONIO
CALDARA; ANTONIO
FASCH; JOHANN FRIEDRICH
HANDEL; G.F.
HASSE; JOHANN ADOLF
PISENDEL; JOHANN GEORG
SAMMARTINI; GIOVANNI BATTISTA
Dresden Baroque Orchestra CPO 9 / 9
BERLIOZ, HECTOR: Harold in Italy; Roman Carnival Overture; Rêverie et Caprice; Benvenuto Cellini Overture
BERLIOZ; HECTOR Lise Berthaud (viola); Giovanni Radivo (violin)
Slatkin; Leonard: Orchestre National de Lyon
Naxos Insiders Only
MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 6
MAHLER; GUSTAV Luisi, Fabio (Vienna Symphony Orchestra)
Wiener Symphoniker 7 / 6
ALKAN, CHARLES VALENTIN: Cello Sonata
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Cello Sonata
ALKAN; CHARLES VALENTIN
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC
Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Steven Osborne (piano)

Hyperion Insiders Only
DAUGHERTY, MICHAEL: Reflections on the Mississippi for Tuba and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 9
DAUGHERTY; MICHAEL
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI
Carol Jantsch (tuba)
Biava; Luis: Temple University Symphony Orchestra
BCM+D 8 / 9
BACH, C.P.E.: Concerto in F major for two harpsichords, Wq. 46; Concerto in E flat major for harpsichord and piano, Wq. 47; Sonatina in D major, Wq. 109
BACH; C.P.E. Miklós Spányi and Cristiano Holtz (harpsichords); Tamás Szekendy (fortepiano)
Concerto Armonico Budapest
BIS Insiders Only
BACH, C.P.E.: Piano Concertos in D minor Wq 22; in G major Wq. 43/5; in F major (for two pianos) Wq. 46
BACH; C.P.E. Michael Rische and Rainer Maria Klaas (pianos)
Kammersymphonie Leipzig
Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
Various Composers and Works BACH; J.S.
BERNSTEIN; LEONARD
GRANADOS; ENRIQUE
MORRICONE; ENNIO
ROTA; NINO
Mak Grgic (guitar)
Marquis 9 / 8
DOWLAND, JOHN: Twenty Songs for Tenor and Lute (from Books I-IV)
DOWLAND; JOHN Nigel Rogers (tenor); Paul O'Dette (lute)
Virgin Classics Insiders Only


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