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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
51PU7BRi39L._SL1000 Sergey Lyapunov: Douze etudes d’exécution transcendentale Op. 11 No. 12 Frédéric Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 Franz Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B minor; Ernani Paraphrase Roberto Piana: Après une Lecture de Liszt CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC
LISZT; FRANZ
LYAPUNOV; SERGEI
Antonio Pompa-Baldi (piano)
Two Pianists 8 / 9
BrahmsMcgegSer BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Serenades Nos. 1 and 2
BRAHMS; JOHANNES McGegan; Nicholas: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Philharmonia Baroque Insiders Only
TchaikMTT TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Symphony No. 5; Romeo and Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Thomas; Michael Tilson: San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Symphony 9 / 9
ArnoldHickox ARNOLD, MALCOLM: Symphonies Nos. 1-9
ARNOLD; MALCOLM Gamba; Rumon,Hickox; Richard: BBC Philharmonic,London Symphony Orchestra Chandos Insiders Only
shostmandelring SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Complete String Quartets
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Mandelring Quartett Audite Insiders Only
bachalain BACH, J.S.: Complete Organ Works
BACH; J.S. Alain, Marie-Claire (organ)
Warner Classics Insiders Only
elorapoulenc POULENC, FRANCIS: Sept Chansons (1936); Mass in G major (1937); Quatre motets pour le temps de pénitence (Four motets for the season of Lent) (1938-39); Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël (Four motets for the season of Christmas) (1952)
POULENC; FRANCIS Edison; Noel: Elora Festival Singers Naxos 10 / 10
71Ps0yeiCxL._SY355 BACH, J.S.: Partita No. 4 in D major BWV 828; Capriccio on the departure of his beloved brother BWV 992; English Suite No. 1 in A major BWV 806; Toccata in C minor BWV 911
BACH; J.S. Rémi Geniet (piano)
Mirare 10 / 10
Part PÄRT, ARVO: Fratres; Tabula Rasa; Symphony No. 3
PÄRT; ARVO Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony (violins)
Järvi; Neeme: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Wagenaar WAGENAAR, JOHAN: Sinfonietta; Frühlingsgewalt; Elverhöi; Amphitrion; Le Cid
WAGENAAR; JOHAN Hermus; Antony: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie CPO Insiders Only
Osorio PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Piano Sonata No. 6; Romeo and Juliet Before Parting
SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in D minor
MUSSORGSKY, MODEST: Pictures at an Exhibition
MUSSORGSKY; MODEST
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI
Osorio, Jorge Federico (piano)
Cedille 8 / 9
Martinon Works by: Ravel, Roussel, Varèse, Martin, Nielsen, Bizet, Lalo, Massenet, Bartók, Hindemith, Martinon, Mennin, Weber, Ravel, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Casadesus and Paganini BARTÓK; BELA
BIZET; GEORGES
HINDEMITH; PAUL
LALO; ÉDOUARD
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX
MENNIN; PETER
NIELSEN; CARL
RAVEL; MAURICE
ROUSSEL; ALBERT
VARÈSE; EDGARD
WEBER; CARL MARIA VON
Casadesus; Robert,Goodman; Benny Martinon; Jean: Chicago Symphony Orchestra,Orchestra National de l'ORTF RCA Insiders Only
Brian BRIAN, HAVERGAL: Symphonies Nos. 22-24; English Suite No. 1
BRIAN; HAVERGAL Walker; Alexander: New Russian State Symphony Orchestra Naxos Insiders Only
Paine2 PAINE, JOHN KNOWLES: Symphony No. 2 "In the Spring"; Prelude to Oedipus Tyrannus; Poseidon and Amphitrite--An Ocean Fantasy
PAINE; JOHN KNOWLES Falletta; JoAnn: Ulster Orchestra Naxos 8 / 8
Koechlin KOECHLIN, CHARLES: Arrangements of works by: Debussy, Koechlin/Urner, Fauré, Schubert, and Chabrier
CHABRIER; EMMANUEL
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE
FAURÉ; GABRIEL
KOECHLIN; CHARLES
SCHUBERT; FRANZ
Holliger; Heinz: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
Mahler2chwarz MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"
MAHLER; GUSTAV Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo soprano); Ailish Tynan (soprano)
Schwarz; Gerard: Royal Liverpool Choir,Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Artek Insiders Only
81NczoQy2OL._SL1000 SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Fantastiestücke Op. 12: In der Nacht; Carnaval Op. 9
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 (“Moonlight”)
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Nocturnes Op. 27: No. 1 in C-sharp minor; No. 2 in D-flat major
HOUGH, STEPHEN: Piano Sonata No. 2 “notturno luminoso”
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC
HOUGH; STEPHEN
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
Stephen Hough (piano)
Hyperion 8 / 8
tallisarvopart PÄRT, ARVO: Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen; Magnificat; Which was the son of…; Nunc dimittis; The Woman with the Alabaster Box; Tribute to Caesar; I Am the True Vine; Triodion
PÄRT; ARVO The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips
Gimell 10 / 10
81DajgsF1uL._SL1400 SCRIABIN, ALEXANDER: The Ten Piano Sonatas
SCRIABIN; ALEXANDER Anna Malikova (piano)
Acousence Insiders Only
Beet9Klemp BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Agnes Giebel (soprano)
Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano)
Richard Lewis (tenor)
Walter Berry (baritone)

Klemperer; Otto: Philharmonia Orchesta and Chorus
Testament Insiders Only
Spohr SPOHR, LOUIS: Symphonies Nos. 7 and 9; Memories of Marienbad
SPOHR; LOUIS Griffiths; Howard: NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover CPO 6 / 9
bernsteincarmen BIZET, GEORGES: Carmen
BIZET; GEORGES Marilyn Horne (mezzo-soprano); Adriana Maliponte (soprano); James McCracken (tenor); Tom Krause (bass); others
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
PentaTone Insiders Only
myto-walkure WAGNER, RICHARD: Die Walküre
WAGNER; RICHARD Ludwig Suthaus (tenor), Leonie Rysanek, Birgit Nilsson (soprano), Gottlob Frick, Hans Hotter (bass), Jean Madeira (mezzo-soprano); others
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Herbert von Karajan
Myto Insiders Only
25751 BACH, J.S.: Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV 826; Italian Concerto BWV 971; Fantasia & Fugue in A minor BWV 904; Fantasia, Allegro & Fugue in C minor BWV 906; Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor BWV 903
BACH; J.S. Burkard Schliessmann (piano)
Divine Art 7 / 10
BruckHind BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 7
BRUCKNER; ANTON Hindemith; Paul: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
Boulez Works by: Bartók, Berg, Birtwistle, Boulez, Debussy, Ligeti, Messiaen, Ravel, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Varèse, Webern BARTÓK; BELA
BERG; ALBAN
BOULEZ; PIERRE
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE
MESSIAEN; OLIVIER
RAVEL; MAURICE
SCHOENBERG; ARNOLD
STRAVINSKY; IGOR
WEBERN; ANTON
Various Soloists
Various Orchestras, Pierre Boulez (cond.)
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
817SgoQA-rL._SL1433 SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: Sonatas K. 118; 133; 200; 231; 260; 280; 308; 336; 362; 390; 417; 440; 458; 467; 488; 511; 528; & 541
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Duanduan Hao (piano)
Naxos 8 / 9
SzymRattle SZYMANOWSKI, KAROL: Songs of a Fairy-tale Princess; Harnasie; Love Songs of Hafiz
SZYMANOWSKI; KAROL Iwona Sobotka (soprano); Timothy Robinson (tenor); Katerina Karneus (mezzo soprano)
Rattle; Simon: City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus,City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
EMI Insiders Only
ShostSereb SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: The Golden Age (complete)
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Serebrier; José: Royal Scottish National Orchestra Naxos Insiders Only
BrahmsChaillyser BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Serenades Nos. 1 and 2
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Chailly; Riccardo: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Decca Insiders Only
iolanta TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Iolanta
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Anna Netrebko (soprano); Sergey Skorokhodov (tenor); Alexey Markov, Lucas Meacham (baritone), Vitalij Kowaljow (bass); others
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Emmanuel Villaume
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 8
Bruckner-7-Runnicles BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 7
BRUCKNER; ANTON BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles
Hyperion 7 / 8
CPE BACH, C.P.E.: Symphony Wq. 183/1; Symphony Wq. 182/4; Symphony Wq. 182/5; Symphony Wq. 183/3; Symphony Wq. 179
BACH; C.P.E. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rebecca Miller
Signum Classics 10 / 10
BachZimm BACH, J.S.: Orchestral Suites: Complete Concertos for Various Instruments
BACH; J.S. Café Zimmermann Alpha Insiders Only
VW3Elder VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: A Pastoral Symphony; Tallis Fantasia; Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus; The Wasps Overture
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Elder; Mark: Hallé Orchestra Hallé 7 / 8
RossiniStabat ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Stabat Mater
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Anna Netrebko (soprano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo soprano), Lawrence Brownleee (tenor), Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass)
Pappano; Antonio: Orchestra & Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia
Warner Classics Insiders Only
ShostSereb SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Film Music (The Gadfly, Pirogov, Hamlet, King Lear, Five Days, Five Nights, Michurin, The Fall of Berlin, The Golden Mountains)
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Serebrier; José: Belgian Radio Symphony Warner Classics Insiders Only
Zemlinsky ZEMLINSKY, ALEXANDER: Die Seejungfrau; Sinfonietta (arr. Freisitzer)
ZEMLINSKY; ALEXANDER Storgards; John: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Ondine Insiders Only
61BEvwV-M8L ALBÉNIZ, ISAAC: Iberia
ALBÉNIZ; ISAAC Olivier Chauzu (piano)
Calliope 7 / 8
HaydnGob HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 1-17; 19-24; 26, 27, 32, 34, 35, 37, 40, 41, 48, 49, 51, 52, 55-57; 60, 65, 92, 96, 98, "A", "B", Three Overtures
HAYDN; JOSEPH Goberman; Max: Vienna State Opera Orchestra Sony Classical Insiders Only
mompousongs MOMPOU, FREDERIC: Combat del somni (Dream battle); Deux mélodies; Mira quina resplendor (See what splendor); Quatre mélodies; La cançó de l'àvia (Grandma's Song); Cantar del alma (Song of the soul); L'hora grisa (The gray hour); quand l'amant sortit (When her lover left); Psalm; Cinq mélodies sur des textes de Paul Valéry
MOMPOU; FREDERIC Marta Mathéu (soprano); Jordi Masó (piano)
Naxos 9 / 9
51hoEomd29L WAGNER, RICHARD: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
WAGNER; RICHARD Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Roland Hermann (baritone); Peter Lagger (bass); Placido Domingo, Horst R. Laubenthal (tenor): Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano); Catarina Ligendza (soprano); others
Orchestra & Chorus of Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
ariadne STRAUSS, RICHARD: Ariadne auf Naxos
STRAUSS; RICHARD Camilla Nylund, Brenda Rae (soprano); Michael König (tenor); Claudia Mahnke (mezzo-soprano); Daniel Schmutzhard, Franz Grundheber (baritone)
Frankfurter Opern-und Museumorchester, Sebastian Weigle
Oehms Classics 7 / 8
SSSoustrot SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Phaéton
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Soustrot; Marc: Malmö Symphony Orchestra Naxos 9 / 9
Casella CASELLA, ALFREDO: Symphony No. 3; Elegia eroica
CASELLA; ALFREDO Vecchia; Francesco La: Rome Symphony Orchestra Naxos Insiders Only
Assad RODRIGO, JOAQUIN: Concierto Andaluz
ASSAD, SERGIO: Interchange
ASSAD; SERGIO
RODRIGO; JOAQUIN
Amado; David: Delaware Symphony Orchestra,Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Telarc Insiders Only
Koechlin Offrande KOECHLIN, CHARLES: Offrande musicale sur le nom de BACH; Les Bandar-log
KOECHLIN; CHARLES Holliger; Heinz: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
StravRiteZin STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Rite of Spring (two versions plus lecture)
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Zinman; David: Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich RCA Insiders Only
brandywinefesting FESTING, MICHAEL CHRISTIAN: Violin Sonatas Op. 1 Nos. 2, 7, 8, & 9; Op. 7 No. 6; Op. 8 No. 1
FESTING; MICHAEL CHRISTIAN Brandywine Baroque Plectra Music 9 / 9
Tann WAGNER, RICHARD: Tannhäuser
WAGNER; RICHARD Victoria de los Angeles (soprano); Grace Bumbry (mezzo-soprano); Wolfgang Windgassen, Gerhard Stolze (tenor); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone); Josef Greindl (bass)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Bayreuth Festival, Wolfgang Sawallisch
Myto 9 / 7


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