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Siroe HASSE, JOHANN ADOLF: Siroe, Re di Persia
HASSE; JOHANN ADOLF Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli (countertenor); Mary-Ellen Nesi (mezzo-soprano); Juan Sancho (tenor); Julia Lezhneva, Lauren Snouffer (soprano)
Armonia Atenea, George Petrou
Decca 9 / 10
lilburnquartet LILBURN, DOUGLAS: String Quartet in E minor (1946); Duos for 2 Violins (1954); String Trio (1945); Canzonettas for Violin & Viola (1942/1943/1958); Phantasy for String Quartet (1939)
LILBURN; DOUGLAS New Zealand String Quartet
Naxos 9 / 9
KarajanSolistsII Concerted works by: Beethoven, Brahms, W. Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Franck, Massenet, R. Strauss, Vivaldi, Telemann, Hummel, & L. Mozart BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESFRANCK; CÉSARMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSRACHMANINOV; SERGEISTRAUSS; RICHARDTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHVIVALDI; ANTONIO Alexis Weissenberg, Sviatoslav Richter (piano); Gidon Kremer, Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin); Mstislav Rostropovich (cello); Maurice André (trumpet); others
Karajan; Herbert von
: Berlin Philharmonic,Orchestre de Paris,Vienna Philharmonic
Warner Classics Insiders Only
BachHog BACH, J.S.: Complete Concertos; Orchestral Suites; French Suites; Musical Offering (excerpts); Coffee, Peasant, and Wedding Cantatas; Cantatas BWV 82, 210; other works
BACH, C.P.E.: Symphonies Wq 174, 176, 182; Sonatas and Sonatinas Wq 63; Four Duets Wq 115; Quartets Wq 93-95; other works
BACH, J. CHRISTIAN: Sonatas Op. 18; Six Favorite Overtures; Duet Op. 15
BACH, W.F.: Duo in F; Trio in A Minor; Concerto for Two Keyboards F10
BACH; C.P.E.BACH; J. CHRISTIANBACH; J.S.BACH; W.F. Various Soloists
Hogwood; Christopher
: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra,The Academy of Ancient Music
Decca Insiders Only
Eichner Ernst Eichner: Harp Concertos Opp. 6 and 9 Jean Théophile Eichner: Harp Concertos Op. 5 Nos. 1 and 2 EICHNER; ERNST Silke Aichhorn (harp)
Fraas; Stefan
: Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester
CPO Insiders Only
IbertMercier IBERT, JACQUES: Le Chevalier errant; Les Amours de Jupiter
IBERT; JACQUES Mercier; Jacques
: Orchestre national de Lorraine
Timpani Insiders Only
VivaldiHog VIVALDI, ANTONIO: L'Estro Armonicso; La Stravaganza; Violin Concertos Opp. 6 & 12; Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Inventione; La Cetra; Concertos for Flute, Bassoon, and Cello; Cello Sonatas; Trio Sonata (only 1); 2 Cantatas; Stabat Mater; Nisi Dominus; Gloria
VIVALDI; ANTONIO Various Soloists
Hogwood; Christopher
: The Academy of Ancient Music
Decca Insiders Only
JC Bach BACH, J. CHRISTIAN: Complete Symphonies Opp. 6, 9, & 18 (15 Symphonies); Overture to La calamità
BACH; J. CHRISTIAN Zinman; David
: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Newton Classics Insiders Only
FreitasBranco FREITAS BRANCO, LUÍS DE: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2; Prélude for Violin and Piano
FREITAS BRANCO; LUÍS DE Carlos Damas (violin); Anna Tomasik (piano)
Naxos Insiders Only
Range COPLAND, AARON: Symphony No. 3
PISTON, WALTER: Suite from The Incredible Flutist
ANTHEIL, GEORGE: A Jazz Symphony
ANTHEIL; GEORGECOPLAND; AARONPISTON; WALTER Kalmar; Carlos
: Oregon Symphony
PentaTone 9 / 10
lortiechopin4 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: 19 Waltzes; Nocturnes Op. 37; Nocturne in B-flat minor Op. 9 No. 1; Nocturne in C-sharp minor Op. Posthumous; Nocturne in B major Op. 32 No. 1
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Louis Lortie (piano)
Chandos 8 / 8
gorczyckiwroclaw GORCZYCKI, GRZEGORZ: Missa Rorate II; Crudelis Herodes; Deus tuorum militum; Iesu Corona Virginum; Tristes erant Apostoli; Conductus Funebris; Missa Paschalis; In virtute tua; Litaniae de providentia divina
GORCZYCKI; GRZEGORZ Aldona Bartnik, Agnieszka Ryman (soprano), Matthew Venner (countertenor), Maciej Gocman (tenor), Tomáš Král, Jaromír Nosek (bass)
Kosendiak; Andrzej
: Wroclaw Baroque Ensemble
Accord Insiders Only
714zvER4u3L._SL1400 LISZT, FRANZ: Twelve Transcendental Etudes
LISZT; FRANZ Jozsef Balog (piano)
Hungaroton 6 / 6
martyrs DONIZETTI, GAETANO: Les Martyrs
DONIZETTI; GAETANO Joyce El-Khoury (soprano), Michael Spyres, Wynne Evans (tenor), David Kempster (baritone), Brindley Sherratt, Clive Bayley (bass)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Opera Rara Chorus, Mark Elder
Opera Rara 9 / 9
71ITHD5OwFL._SL1425 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Preludes Op. 28
SOLER, ANTONIO: Sonata No. 24 in D minor
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICSOLER; ANTONIO Alain Lefèvre (piano)
Analekta Insiders Only
TrovatoreMuti VERDI, GIUSEPPE: Il Trovatore
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Salvatore Licitra (tenor), Barbara Frittoli (soprano), Violetta Urmana (mezzo soprano), Leo Nucci (baritone), others
Muti; Riccardo
: La Scala Orchestra & Chorus
Sony Classical Insiders Only
MozartHadland MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 and 22
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Arvid Engegard (cond.)
Simax Insiders Only
AzerbPcs Amirov/Nazirova: Concerto after Arabian Themes Adigezalov: Piano Concerto No. 4 Guliyev: Gaytagi--Dance for Piano and Orchestra Badalbeyli: The Sea; Shusha AMIROV; FIKRET Farhad Badalbeyli (piano)
Yablonsky; Dmitry
: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
Handelop6 HANDEL, G.F.: 12 Concerti Grossi Op. 6
HANDEL; G.F. I Musici
Newton Classics Insiders Only
Valer MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Arias from La finta gardinieria, Lucio Silla (plus overture), La clemenza di Tito, Le nozze di Figaro
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Valer Sabadus (countertenor)
RECREATION - Großes Orchester Graz, Michael Hofstetter
Oehms Classics 8 / 8
71KG4VquAOL._SL1417 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in A major D 664; Wanderer Fantasy D. 760; Piano Sonata in B-flat major D. 960
SCHUBERT; FRANZ George-Emmanuel Lazaridis (piano)
Somm 9 / 9
Bach BACH, J.S.: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin
BACH; J.S. Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch (violin)
Ondine 4 / 9
BeetOvsJarv BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Overtures: The Creatures of Prometheus; Coriolan; Fidelio; Leonore Overture No. 3; Egmont; The Consecration of the House
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Järvi; Paavo
: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
RCA Insiders Only
handeljoshua HANDEL, G.F.: Joshua
HANDEL; G.F. Kenneth Tarver, Joachim Duske (tenor); Anna Dennis (soprano); Renata Pokupic (mezzo-soprano); Tobias Berndt (baritone)
NDR Chor, FestspielOrchester Göttingen, Laurence Cummings
Accent 7 / 8
NielsenOramo13 NIELSEN, CARL: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 "Sinfonia Espansiva"
NIELSEN; CARL Oramo; Sakari
: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS 10 / 10
rachmaninovallnight RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: All-night Vigil Op. 37
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Bruffy; Charles
: Kansas City Chorale,Phoenix Chorale
Chandos Insiders Only
71ytSRQ-6mL._SL1400 SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: Sonatas K. 358 through K. 387
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Christoph Ullrich (piano)
Tacet 8 / 9
RVWelder VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 8
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Elder; Mark
: Hallé Orchestra
Hallé 8 / 8
Brian6 BRIAN, HAVERGAL: Symphonies Nos. 6, 28, 29, and 31
BRIAN; HAVERGAL Walker; Alexander
: New Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
SibGroves SIBELIUS, JEAN: Four Lemminkäinen Legends; The Tempest (Prelude and Suites Nos. 1 and 2); Spring Song; Romance; The Dryad; Dance Intermezzo; Pan and Echo; In memoriam; Canzonetta; Valse romantique; Suite mignonne; Suite champêtre; Andante festivo
SIBELIUS; JEAN Groves; Charles
: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI Insiders Only
Groves A Big And Wonderful British Box Of Groves ARNOLD; MALCOLMBLISS; ARTHURBRIAN; HAVERGALBRIDGE; FRANKBRITTEN; BENJAMINCOATES; ERICDELIUS; FREDERICKELGAR; EDWARDHOLST; GUSTAVSULLIVAN; ARTHURVAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPHWALTON; WILLIAM Various Soloists
Various Orchestras, Charles Groves (cond.)
Warner Classics Insiders Only
AlkanMaltempo ALKAN, CHARLES VALENTIN: Trois Petites Fantaisies, Op. 41; Minuetto alla tedesca, Op. 46; Marche Funèbre, Op. 26; Marche Triumphale, Op. 27; No. 6 from "Petits préludes sur les 8 gammes du plain-chant"; Capriccio alla soldatesca, Op. 50; Le tambour bat aux champs, Op. 50bis; Chanson de la folle au bord de la mer, Op. 31 No. 8; Laus Deo, Op. 63 No. 49
ALKAN; CHARLES VALENTIN Maltempo, Vincenzo (piano)
Piano Classics Insiders Only
IvesHolidaysOrm IVES, CHARLES: Holidays Symphony; Three Places in New England
IVES; CHARLES Ormandy; Eugene
: Philadelphia Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
Ives1Ormandy IVES, CHARLES: Symphony No. 1; Three Places in New England; Robert Browning Overture
IVES; CHARLES Ormandy; Eugene,Stokowski; Leopold
: American Symphony orchestra,Philadelphia Orchestra
Sony Classical Insiders Only
Ives14Lit IVES, CHARLES: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4; Central Park in the Dark
IVES; CHARLES Litton; Andrew
: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion Insiders Only
Ives23Lit IVES, CHARLES: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3; General William Booth enters into Heaven
IVES; CHARLES Donnie Ray Albert (baritone)

Litton; Andrew
: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion Insiders Only
IvesDoh IVES, CHARLES: Symphonies Nos. 1-4; Orchestral Sets Nos. 1 "Three Places in New England" and 2
IVES; CHARLES Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta (cond.) Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (cond.) Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi (cond.)
Decca Insiders Only
811Pj5q1gBL._SL1430 SOLAL, MARTIAL: Voyage en Anatolie (2011); Jazz Preludes (1990); Exercice de concert (co-written with Pascal Wetzel from a 1994 improvisation); 11 Etudes (1999); Ballade for 2 pianos (1985)
SOLAL; MARTIAL Eric Ferrand-N’Kaoua (piano); Martial Solal (piano)
Grand Piano 9 / 9
bocca VERDI, GIUSEPPE: Simon Boccanegra
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Kostas Smoriginas, Marco Caria (baritone); Barbara Frittoli (soprano); Stefano Secco (tenor); Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)
Orbelian; Constantine
: Kaunas City Symphony
Delos 7 / 8
???????? MESSIAEN, OLIVIER: Trois petites liturgies de la Présence divine (1943); O sacrum convivium! (1937); Cinq Rechants (1948) for 12 solo voices
MESSIAEN; OLIVIER Creed; Marcus
: Danish National Chamber Orchestra,Danish National Concert Choir,Danish National Vocal Ensemble
OUR Recordings 10 / 10
RavRachMich RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Piano Concerto No. 4
RAVEL, MAURICE: Piano Concerto in G major
RACHMANINOV; SERGEIRAVEL; MAURICE Michelangeli, Arturo Benedetti (piano)
Gracis; Ettore
: Philharmonia Orchestra
Warner Classics Insiders Only
IvesDavis IVES, CHARLES: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
IVES; CHARLES Davis; Andrew
: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 8 / 8
FallaLarrocha FALLA, MANUEL DE: Piano Works (Four Spanish Pieces; Fantasia Baetica; Suites from El amor brujo; The Three-Cornered Hat)
FALLA; MANUEL DE Larrocha, Alicia de (piano)
Newton Classics Insiders Only
StravBalSym STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Allegedly Complete Ballets and Symphonies (see review for details)
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Various Soloists
Cleveland Orchestra; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Riccardo Chailly and Vladimir Ashkenazy (conds.) Others
Decca Insiders Only
GershwinColl GERSHWIN, GEORGE: Rhapsody in Blue (arr. two pianos and orchestra); Lullaby; An American in Paris; Cuban Overture; Second Rhapsody; Variations on "I got rhythm"; Porgy and Bess--A Symphonic Picture; Concerto in F; 3 Preludes; Porgy and Bess (complete); Overtures, Songs and Suites from Musicals and Films
GERSHWIN; GEORGE Katia and Marielle Labèque, Ralph Votapek, Peter Jablonski (pianos)
The Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Pops, and the Detroit Symphony, Riccardo Chailly, Arthur Fiedler, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Antal Dorati, John Mauceri, and Lorin Maazel (conds.)
Decca Insiders Only
nielsen NIELSEN, CARL: Symphonies Nos. 1-6
NIELSEN; CARL Davis; Colin
: London Symphony Orchestra
LSO Insiders Only
SibeliusLintu Lemminkäinen Returns on SACD, Powerfully SIBELIUS; JEAN Lintu; Hannu
: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ondine 10 / 10
71uNMDUfvKL._SL1429 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Preludes Op. 28; Mazurkas Op. 17 Nos. 2 & 4; Mazurkas Op. 63 No. 3, Op. 50 No. 3, & Op. 6 No. 1; Nocturne Op. 9 No. 3; Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Ingrid Fliter (piano)
Linn 7 / 8
8.573397 bk Handel vol 3_EU.indd HANDEL, G.F.: Keyboard Suites No. 5 in E major HWV 430; No. 6 in F-sharp minor HWV 431; No. 7 in G minor HWV 432; No. 8 in F minor HWV 433
HANDEL; G.F. Fisher, Philip Edward (piano)
Naxos 9 / 9
FRAY-Schubert-cover SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in G major D. 894; Hungarian Melody in B minor D. 817; Fantasia in F minor for Piano Four Hands D. 940; Allegro in A minor for Piano Four Hands (“Lebensstürme”) D. 947
SCHUBERT; FRANZ David Fray (piano); Jacques Rouvier (piano)
Erato 8 / 9


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