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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
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
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Symphonies Nos. 1-4
SCHUMANN; ROBERT Dohnanyi; Christoph von: Cleveland Orchestra Decca Insiders Only
Works by Byrd, Philips, Farnaby, Inglott, Peerson, Mundy, Bull, Tisdale, Anonymous BULL; JOHN
BYRD; WILLIAM
FARNABY; GILES
PHILIPS; PETER
Hogwood, Christopher (keyboard instruments)
Eloquence Insiders Only
Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorák, Debussy, Ravel, Frank, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, Vivaldi, Verdi, Bach BACH; J.S.
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN
DVORÁK; ANTONIN
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
SCHUBERT; FRANZ
Kissin; Evgeny Giulini; Carlo Maria: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,Berlin Philharmonic,Philharmonia Orchestra,Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Sony Classical Insiders Only
NIELSEN, CARL: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4 "The Inextinguishable"
NIELSEN; CARL Gilbert; Alan: New York Philharmonic Dacapo 9 / 9
WALTON, WILLIAM: Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto; Viola Concerto; Cello Concerto; Sinfonia Concertante
WALTON; WILLIAM Jascha Heifetz (violin) Yuri Bashmet (viola) Gregor Piatigorsky (cello) Kathryn Stott (piano)
Handley; Vernon,Munch; Charles,Previn; André,Walton; William: Boston Symphony Orchestra,London Symphony Orchestra,Philharmonia Orchestra,Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major Op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”); Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 (“Moonlight”); Die Ruinen von Athen Op. 113: Chorus of the Whirling Dervishes & Turkish March (arr. Bax)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Alessio Bax (piano)
Signum Classics 8 / 9
MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
MARTINU; BOHUSLAV Bohuslav Matoušek (violin)

Hogwood; Christopher: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Hyperion Insiders Only
MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: Suite Concertante (two versions); Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola & Orchestra
MARTINU; BOHUSLAV Bohuslav Matousek (violin, viola)

Hogwood; Christopher: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Hyperion Insiders Only
MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: Sonata da Camera; Concerto for Violin & Piano; Czech Rhapsody (orch. Teml)
MARTINU; BOHUSLAV Bohuslav Matoušek (violin)
Karel Košárek (piano)

Hogwood; Christopher: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Hyperion Insiders Only
MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: Concerto for Flute, Violin, & Orchestra; Duo concertante; Concerto for Two Violins & Orchestra
MARTINU; BOHUSLAV Bohuslav Matoušek, Régis Pasquier, Jennifer Koh (violins)
Janne Thomsen (flute)

Hogwood; Christopher: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Hyperion Insiders Only
MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: Sinfonietta La Jolla; La revue de cuisine; Toccata e due canzoni; Merry Christmas 1941; Tre ricercari
MARTINU; BOHUSLAV Hogwood; Christopher: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Decca Insiders Only
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5; Violin Concerto (arr. piano)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Schoonderwoerd, Arthur (fortepiano)
Cristofori
Alpha Insiders Only
MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 4
MAHLER; GUSTAV Upshaw, Dawn (soprano)
Dohnanyi; Christoph von: Cleveland Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
Various works by Mozart, Strauss, Falla, Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, Mahler, Bach, others -
Marilyn Horne (mezzo-soprano)
Martin Katz (piano)

Decca Insiders Only
WAGNER, RICHARD: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
WAGNER; RICHARD Anna Gabler (soprano); Monika Bohinek (mezzo-soprano); Michael Volle, Georg Zeppenfeld (bass); Roberto Sacca, Peter Sonn (tenor); Markus Werba (baritone)
Vienna Philharmonic, Daniele Gatti
Opus Arte 7 / 9
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Romeo and Juliet; Cinderella; Alexander Nevsky; Lieutenant Kijé; Ivan the Terrible; Classical Symphony
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Muti; Riccardo,Previn; André: London Symphony Orchestra,Philharmonia Orchestra EMI Insiders Only
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Symphonies Nos. 1-4
SCHUMANN; ROBERT Ticciati; Robin: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Linn Insiders Only
NIELSEN, CARL: Symphonies 1-6; Aladdin Suite; Little Suite for Strings; Maskarade: Overture and Complete Opera
NIELSEN; CARL Various Soloists
Blomstedt; Herbert,Schirmer; Ulf: Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra,San Francisco Symphony
Decca Insiders Only
TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Complete Symphonies (incl. Manfred); Capriccio italien
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Jansons; Mariss: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra Chandos Insiders Only
POULENC, FRANCIS: Les Animaux modèles; Les Biches; Aubade (piano arrangements)
POULENC; FRANCIS Armengaud, Jean-Pierre (piano)
Naxos Insiders Only
MONTEVERDI, CLAUDIO: L’Orfeo
MONTEVERDI; CLAUDIO Nigel Rogers, Ian Partridge, John Elwes (tenor); Anna Reynolds (mezzo-soprano); Stafford Dean, Alexander Malta (bass); Emilia Petrescu (soprano)
Camerata Accademia Hamburg, Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg, Jürgen Jürgens
Archiv Insiders Only
COUPERIN, FRANÇOIS: La superbe; Apothéose de Lully; Le Parnasse, ou L'apothéose de Corelli; La Sultane
COUPERIN; FRANÇOIS Beyer; Amandine: Gli incogniti Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Piano Sonatas K. 330, 331, & 545; La Tartine de beurre
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Paul Badura-Skoda (fortepiano)
Gramola 7 / 7
RZEWSKI, FREDERIC: Four Pieces (1977); Hard Cuts (2011); The Housewife’s Lament (1980)
RZEWSKI; FREDERIC Ralph van Raat (piano)
Lunapark, Arnold Marinissen
Naxos Insiders Only
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish"; Overture, Scherzo and Finale; Overture to "Genoveva"
SCHUMANN; ROBERT Thielemann; Christian: Philharmonia Orchestra Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
BACH, C.P.E.: Six Keyboard Concertos Wq. 43
BACH; C.P.E. Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
Müllejans; Petra: Freiburger Barockorchester
Harmonia Mundi Insiders Only
TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: The Seasons Op. 37b; Six morceaux Op. 19
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
Hyperion 8 / 9
Music for Scordatura Violins KINDERMANN; JOHANN ERASMUS
POHLE; DAVID
SCHMELZER; JOHANN HEINRICH
TELEMANN; GEORG PHILIPP
VOJTA; JAN IGNÁZ FRANTIŠEK
Der Musikalische Garten Ars Production 10 / 10
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Mazurkas (complete)
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Janina Fialkowska (piano)
ATMA Classique Insiders Only
JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: On the overgrown path Book I
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Waldszenen Op. 82; Kinderszenen Op 15
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ
SCHUMANN; ROBERT
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Hyperion 9 / 10
DUSSEK, JAN LADISLAV: Piano Concertos in G Major Op. 1, No. 3; in C Major Op. 29; in E flat Major Op. 70
DUSSEK; JAN LADISLAV Howard Shelley (piano and conductor)
Shelley; Howard: Ulster Orchestra
Hyperion Insiders Only
BERLIOZ, HECTOR: Symphonie fantastique; Ballet des sylphes & Menuet des feux follets from The Damnation of Faust
BERLIOZ; HECTOR Karajan; Herbert von: Berlin Philharmonic Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
CHAMINADE, CÉCILE: La lisonjera (The Flatterer); Piano Sonata in C Minor; Études de concert, Op. 35; 4 Études; Les sylvains; Autrefois
Joanne Polk (piano)
Steinway & Sons Insiders Only
PURCELL, HENRY: Dido and Aeneas
PURCELL; HENRY Janet Baker (mezzo soprano); Patricia Clark (soprano); Raimund Herincx (baritone); Monica Sinclair (alto)
Lewis; Anthony: English Chamber Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4
SCHUMANN; ROBERT Thielemann; Christian: Philharmonia Orchestra Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
ADAMS, JOHN LUTHER: Become Ocean
ADAMS; JOHN LUTHER Morlot; Ludovic: Seattle Symphony Cantaloupe Music 9 / 9
HOWELLS, HERBERT: Stabat Mater (1959-65); Te Deum (1944/77); Sine nomine (1922)
HOWELLS; HERBERT Hill; Alison,Hulett; Benjamin Hill; David: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,The Bach Choir Naxos 9 / 9
Works by Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Falla, Kodály, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Schumann, Stravinsky, others BARTÓK; BELA
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN
BRAHMS; JOHANNES
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE
GLIÈRE; REINHOLD
KODÁLY; ZOLTÁN
LISZT; FRANZ
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI
STRAVINSKY; IGOR
Various Soloists & Orchestras
Fricsay; Ferenc
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
BACH, J.S.: The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
BACH; J.S. Lippincott, Joan (organ)
Gothic Insiders Only
RESPIGHI, OTTORINO: Roman Trilogy
RESPIGHI; OTTORINO Marriner; Neville: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Philips Insiders Only
SHEBALIN, VISSARION: Suites Nos. 1 and 2
SHEBALIN; VISSARION Vasiliev; Dmitry: Siberian Symphony Orchestra Toccata Classics 8 / 8
BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 5
BRUCKNER; ANTON Schaller; Gerd: Philharmonie Festiva Profil Insiders Only
HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 92 "Oxford", 93, 97-99
HAYDN; JOSEPH Davis; Colin: London Symphony Orchestra LSO Insiders Only
LARSSON, LARS-ERIK: Symphony No. 1; Four Vignettes from Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale; Music for Orchestra; Pastoral; Lyric Fantasy
LARSSON; LARS-ERIK Manze; Andrew: Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra CPO Insiders Only
Works by: Beethoven, Bruch, Elgar, Manzoni, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Paganini, Saint-Saëns, Schoenberg, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN
BRUCH; MAX
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
SIBELIUS; JEAN
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH
Argerich; Martha,Maisky; Mischa,Mintz; Shlomo,Pollini; Maurizio,Shaham; Gil Sinopoli; Giuseppe: Berlin Philharmonic,New York Philharmonic,Philharmonia Orchestra Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Works by: Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Elgar, Maderna, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mussorgsky, Ravel, Respighi, Schoenberg, Schubert, Schumann, Sinopoli, Richard Strauss BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN
BRAHMS; JOHANNES
BRUCKNER; ANTON
MADERNA; BRUNO
MAHLER; GUSTAV
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX
RESPIGHI; OTTORINO
SCHUBERT; FRANZ
STRAUSS; RICHARD
Sinopoli; Giuseppe: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,New York Philharmonic,Philharmonia Orchestra,Staatskapelle Dresden Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
SPOHR, LOUIS: Quartet No. 10 in A major Op. 30; Quartet No. 18 in B minor Op. 61; Variations in D minor Op. 6
SPOHR; LOUIS Moscow Concertino Quartet
Marco Polo 8 / 7


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