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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
newcollegenowell Original works & arrangements for Advent and Christmas by Guerrero, Praetorius, Ives, Vaughan Williams, Mathias, Willcocks, Victoria, Quinney, Warlock, Richard Rodney Bennett, others BENNETT; RICHARD RODNEYIVES; CHARLESMATHIAS; WILLIAMVICTORIA; TOMÁS LUIS DEWARLOCK; PETER Choir of New College Oxford, Robert Quinney
Novum 9 / 9
tchaikbych TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"; Romeo and Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Bychkov; Semyon
: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Decca 7 / 9
51sqrDHqo9L._SS500 REGER, MAX: Violin Concerto in A major Op. 101 (arr. for chamber ensemble by Rudolf Kolisch)
REGER; MAX Elena Denisova (violin)
Gustav Mahler Ensemble, Alexei Kornienko
Oehms Classics 9 / 8
greatry GRÉTRY, ANDRÉ: L’épreuve villageoise
GRÉTRY; ANDRÉ Sophie Junker, Talise Trevigne (soprano); Thomas Dolié (baritone); Francisco Fernandez-Rueda (tenor)
Opera Lafayette, Ryan Brown
Naxos 8 / 9
doncurrentzis MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Don Giovanni
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Dimitris Tiliakos, Vito Priante, Mika Kares, Guido Loconsolo (bass-baritone); Myrto Papatanasiu, Karina Gauvin, Christina Gansch (soprano); Kenneth Tarver (tenor)
MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
Sony Classical 7 / 9
71K0ROInOwL._SL1200 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5; Intermezzi Op. 117
BERG, ALBAN: Piano Sonata Op. 1
BERG; ALBANBRAHMS; JOHANNES Vincent Larderet (piano)
Ars Produktion 6 / 8
tchaik6mar TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"; 1812 Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Marriner; Neville
: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Capriccio Insiders Only
lajtha2 LAJTHA, LÁSZLÓ: Symphony No. 2; Variations, Op. 44
LAJTHA; LÁSZLÓ Pasquet; Nicolás
: Pécs Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
stileanticochristmas MICHAEL PRAETORIUS: Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem; Es ist ein Ros entsprungen JACOBUS CLEMENS NON PAPA: Pastores quidnam vidistis (motet); Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis JACOB HANDL: Canite tuba; Mirabile mysterium HIERONYMUS PRAETORIUS: Magnificat quinti toni JOHANNES ECCARD: Übers Gebirg Maria geht; Vom Himmel hoch HANS LEO HASSLER: Hodie Christus natus est ECCARD; JOHANNESHANDL; JACOBHASSLER; HANS LEOJACOBUS CLEMENS NON PAPAPRAETORIUS; HIERONYMUSPRAETORIUS; MICHAEL Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
51-0rSRtKVL BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major Op. 83; Four Ballades Op. 10
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Tzimon Barto (piano)
Eschenbach; Christoph
: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Capriccio Insiders Only
RespighiMarr RESPIGHI, OTTORINO: Roman Trilogy
RESPIGHI; OTTORINO Marriner; Neville
: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Philips Insiders Only
BEDRICH SMETANA - The Moldau
RICHARD STRAUSS - Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; Death and Transfiguration
SMETANA; BEDRICHSTRAUSS; RICHARD Furtwängler; Wilhelm
: Vienna Philharmonic
EMI Insiders Only
MahlerSvet MAHLER, GUSTAV: Complete Symphonies (incl. Adagio from Symphony No. 10)
MAHLER; GUSTAV Various Soloists and Choirs
Svetlanov; Evgeny
: Russian Federation State Symphony Orchestra
Warner Classics Insiders Only
HaydnTicc HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 31 "Hornsignal"; 70; 101 "Clock"
HAYDN; JOSEPH Ticciati; Robin
: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Linn Insiders Only
719GoEnFyqL._SL1200 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Five Piano Concertos; Triple Concerto Op. 56; Violin Concerto Op. 61; Romances for Violin & Orchestra
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Stefan Vladar (piano); Julian Steckel (cello); Isabelle van Keulen (violin)
Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Stefan Vladar
Capriccio 7 / 8
Walk WAGNER, RICHARD: Die Walküre
WAGNER; RICHARD Matthias Goerne, Falk Struckmann (baritone); Heidi Melton, Petra Lang (soprano); Michelle De Young (mezzo-soprano); Stuart Skelton (tenor)
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden
Naxos 9 / 8
61m7awGWsQL._SL1200 Various Composers and Works BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBOULEZ; PIERREBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDELISZT; FRANZPROKOFIEV; SERGEISCHUBERT; FRANZSTRAVINSKY; IGORWEBERN; ANTON Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Various Conductors and Ensembles
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
munch Music by Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Haydn, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, Franck, D'Indy, Saint-Saëns, Poulenc, Bloch, Chausson, Barber, Dvorák, Lalo, Piston, Martinu, Blackwood, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Stravinsky, Mahler, R. Strauss, Wagner, others Various Composers Graffman; Gary,Heifetz; Jascha,Milstein; Nathan,Piatigorsky; Gregor
Munch; Charles
: Boston Symphony Orchestra,New York Philharmonic,Philadelphia Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
ivescarter IVES, CHARLES: Symphony No. 2
CARTER, ELLIOTT: Instances
GERSHWIN, GEORGE: An American in Paris
CARTER; ELLIOTTGERSHWIN; GEORGEIVES; CHARLES Morlot; Ludovic
: Seattle Symphony
Seattle Symphony Media 7 / 8
ivesmorlot IVES, CHARLES: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4; The Unanswered Question; Central Park in the Dark
IVES; CHARLES Morlot; Ludovic
: Seattle Symphony
Seattle Symphony Media Insiders Only
handelop7 HANDEL, G.F.: Piano Concertos Op. 7
HANDEL; G.F. Kirschnereit, Matthias (piano)
Skou-Larsen; Lavard
: Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
CPO Insiders Only
lajtha1 LAJTHA, LÁSZLÓ: Symphony No. 1; Suite for Orchestra; In memoriam
LAJTHA; LÁSZLÓ Pasquet; Nicolás
: Pécs Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
debussymtt DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Images; Jeux; La plus que lente
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE Tilson Thomas; Michael
: San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco Symphony 10 / 10
yende Arias from: Le Comte Ory, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini); I Puritani, Beatrice di Tenda (Bellini); Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti); Lakmé (Delibes); Roméo et Juliette (Gounod) BELLINI; VINCENZODELIBES; LEODONIZETTI; GAETANOGOUNOD; CHARLESROSSINI; GIOACHINO Pretty Yende (soprano); Kate Aldrich (mezzo-soprano); Nicola Alaimo (baritone)
Coro del Teatro Municipale di Vecenza, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Della RAI, Marco Armiliato
Sony Classical 8 / 10
61-HVMnwHhL BACH, J.S.: The Complete Keyboard Works; Violin Sonatas; Viola da Gamba Sonatas; Concerto in A minor for Flute, Violin, & Harpsichord BWV 1044; Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BWV 1050
BACH; J.S. Zuzana Ružičková (harpsichord); Josef Suk (violin); Pierre Fournier (cello); Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
Prague Soloists, Eduard Fischer
Erato Insiders Only
haydnjochum HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 88, 91, and 93
HAYDN; JOSEPH Jochum; Eugen
: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,Berlin Philharmonic,London Philharmonic Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
moszkowski MOSZKOWSKI, MORITZ: Orchestral Works
MOSZKOWSKI; MORITZ West; Martin
: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Reference Recordings Insiders Only
jannetopil JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: Suites from Jenufa, Kat'a Kabanova, and Fate
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ Netopil; Tomás
: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Supraphon Insiders Only
deerscry PÄRT, ARVO: The Deer's Cry; Von Angesicht zu Angesicht; Alleluia-Tropus; Virgencita; Veni creator; Drei Hirtenkinder aus Fátima; And One of the Pharisees; Da pacem Domine; Most Holy Mother of God; Sei gelobt, du Baum; Habitare fratres in unum; Summa; Gebet nach dem Kanon
PÄRT; ARVO Tulve; Jaan-Eik
: Vox Clamantis
ECM 9 / 10
71v-z5PF0L._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Partitas BWV 825-830
BACH; J.S. Jory Vinikour (harpsichord)
Sono Luminus 9 / 10
naganodanse Works by Dukas, Dvorák, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Saint-Saëns and Ives BALAKIREV; MILYDUKAS; PAULDVORÁK; ANTONINIVES; CHARLESMUSSORGSKY; MODESTSAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Nagano; Kent
: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
BELA BARTÓK - Complete Solo Piano Music
BARTÓK; BELA Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
Marta Lukin (mezzo-soprano)
Karoly Mocsari (second piano)

Philips Insiders Only
BÉLA BARTÓK - Piano Concerto No. 1; Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta
BARTÓK; BELA Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

Fischer; Iván
: Budapest Festival Orchestra
Philips Insiders Only
Rachpag RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4; Rhapsody on the Theme by Paganini
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Kocsis, Zoltan (piano)
Waart; Edo de
: San Francisco Symphony
Philips Insiders Only
Rach23 RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Kocsis, Zoltan (piano)
Waart; Edo de
: San Francisco Symphony
Philips Insiders Only
71qCUqyyo8L._SL1487 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonatas (complete)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Artur Schnabel (piano)
Warner Classics Insiders Only
9114bM8EBYL._SL1500 Various Composers and Works BARTÓK; BELABERG; ALBANBRAHMS; JOHANNESMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERT Sviatoslav Richter (piano); others
Various Conductors & Orchestras
Warner Classics Insiders Only
81xXSRlSEfL._SL1200 REGER, MAX: Clarinet Sonatas in B-flat Op. 107; A-flat Op. 49 No. 1; F-sharp minor Op. 49 No. 2; Albumblatt in E-flat; Romance in G; Tarantella in G minor
REGER; MAX Robert Oberaigner (clarinet); Michael Schöch (piano)
MDG 9 / 9
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 14
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Karita Mattila (soprano)
Thomas Quasthoff (bass)

Rattle; Simon
: Berlin Philharmonic
EMI Insiders Only
61BmpkMUqL._SS500 KORNGOLD, ERICH WOLFGANG: Complete Songs
KORNGOLD; ERICH WOLFGANG Konrad Jarnot (baritone); Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano); Reinild Mees (piano)
Capriccio 9 / 9
prokalsop PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 6; Waltz Suite
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Alsop; Marin
: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 7 / 8
Rossini4 ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Overtures to: The Barber of Seville; Il Turco in Italia; Ricciardo e Zoraide; Torvaldo e Dorliska; Armida; Le Comte d'Ory; Bianca e Falliero; Sinfonia in E flat major
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Benda; Christian
: Prague Sinfonia
Naxos Insiders Only
Rossini3 ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Overtures to: Maometto II; L'Italiana in Algeri; La Cenerentola; Grand'overtura 'obbligata a contrabasso'; Matilde di Shabran; La cambiale di matrimonio; Tancredi
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Benda, Christian (Prague Sinfonia)
Naxos Insiders Only
Rossini ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Overtures: William Tell; Eduardo e Cristina; L'inganno felice; La scala di seta; Demetrio e Polibio; Il Signor Bruschino; Sinfonia di Bologna; Sigismondo
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Benda, Christian (Prague Sinfonia)
Naxos Insiders Only
Rossini ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Overtures La gazza ladra; Semiramide; Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra (The Barber of Seville); Otello; The Siege of Corinth; Sinfonia in D; Ermione
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Benda, Christian (Prague Sinfonia)
Naxos Insiders Only
GIOACHINO ROSSINI - L’Italiana in Algeri
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Marianna Pizzolato, Ruth Gonzalez (soprano)
Lawrence Brownlee (tenor)
Lorenzo Regazzo, Bruno De Simone, Giulio Mastrototaro (bass)
Elsa Giannoulidou (mezzo-soprano)

Zedda; Alberto
: Cluj Virtuosi Brunensis,Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir
Naxos Insiders Only
819BXEpdxTL._SL1200 RAMEAU, JEAN-PHILIPPE: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie
BERLIOZ, HECTOR: Symphonie fantastique Op. 14
BERLIOZ; HECTORRAMEAU; JEAN-PHILIPPE Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding
Harmonia Mundi 7 / 8
61BcQlsXO7L CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Scherzos, Polonaises, Polonaise Fantasie Op. 61; Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Op. 22; Two Waltzes; Berceuse Op. 57 & Barcarolle Op. 60
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Arthur Rubinstein (piano)
Warner Classics Insiders Only
???????? 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 Insiders Only
91gVJSDmHFL._SL1500 MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Complete Works
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Various Singers, Instrumentalists, Orchestras, & Conductors
Brüggen; Frans,Dantone; Ottavio,Gardiner; John Eliot,Hogwood; Christopher,Mackerras; Charles,Pinnock; Trevor,Solti; Georg
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