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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
reich REICH, STEVE: Mallet Quartet; Sextet; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Pieces of Wood
REICH; STEVE Third Coast Percussion
Cedille 9 / 10
CopOue AARON COPLAND - Fanfare for the Common Man; Appalachian Spring Suite; Symphony No. 3
COPLAND; AARON Oue; Eiji
: Minnesota Orchestra
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AARON COPLAND - Rodeo (Four Dance Episodes); Prairie Journal; Letter from Home; The Red Pony (suite)
COPLAND; AARON Falletta; JoAnn
: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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HandelParnasso HANDEL, G.F.: Parnasso in Festa
HANDEL; G.F. Diana Moore (mezzo soprano); Carolyn Sampson, Lucy Crowe, and Rebecca Outram (sopranos); Ruth Clegg (alto); Peter Harvey (bass)
Halls; Matthew
: The King's Consort & Choir
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51HAsgBly5L MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: 21 Piano Concertos
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Christian Zacharias (piano)
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Christian Zacharias
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ManhattanIntermezzo Sedaka, Neil: Manhattan Intermezzo
EMERSON, KEITH: Piano Concerto
ELLINGTON, DUKE: New World a-Comin'
GERSHWIN, GEORGE: Rhapsody in Blue
ELLINGTON; DUKEEMERSON; KEITHGERSHWIN; GEORGESedaka; Neil Biegel, Jeffrey (piano)
Phillips; Paul
: Brown University Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 8
CoplandLitton COPLAND, AARON: An Outdoor Overture; Billy the Kid (complete); El Salón México; Rodeo (complete)
COPLAND; AARON Litton; Andrew
: Colorado Symphony Orchestra
BIS 9 / 9
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - The 32 Piano Sonatas
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Complete Sonatas & Variations for Cello & Piano
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Pieter Wispelwey (cello)
Dejan Lazic (piano)

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Piano Sonatas No. 29 in B-flat Op. 106 ("Hammerklavier") & No. 31 in A-flat Op. 110
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Rudolf Serkin (piano)

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BeetDaus LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 4; Piano Concerto in D (arr. from Violin Concerto)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Boris Berezovsky (piano)

Dausgaard; Thomas
: Swedish Chamber Orchestra
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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Fidelio
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Sena Jurinac, Elsie Morison (soprano)
Jon Vickers, John Dobson (tenor)
Hans Hotter, Gottlob Frick, Forbes Robinson (bass)

Klemperer; Otto
: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Diabelli Variations Op. 120; Bagatelles Op. 119; Fantasy Op. 77
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Rudolf Serkin (piano)

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BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Hilde Güden (soprano)
Elisabeth Höngen (alto)
Erich Majkut (tenor)
Gottlob Frick (bass)

Walter; Bruno
: Vienna Philharmonic
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breconlestroarmonico VIVALDI, ANTONIO: 12 concertos Op. 3 "L'estro armonico"
VIVALDI; ANTONIO Podger; Rachel
Brecon Baroque
Channel Classics 10 / 10
81j1FwWeZsL._SL1500 J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli Variations Op. 120 Frederic Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated! BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANRZEWSKI; FREDERIC Igor Levit (piano)
Sony Classical 8 / 9
515N0uXZzcL Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in D major Op. 70 No. 1 “Ghost” Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen Op. 15 Franz Schubert: Rondo in A major D. 951; Sonata for Viola & Piano in A minor D. 821 (“Arpeggione”) Belá Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1 Maurice Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye Witold Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations Gabriela Montero: Improvisation on “Happy Birthday” BARTÓK; BELABEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANLUTOSLAWSKI; WITOLDRAVEL; MAURICESCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERT Martha Argerich, Lang Lang, Gabriela Montero (piano); Julian Rachlin, Renaud Capuçon (violin); Yuri Bashmet (viola); Mischa Maisky (cello)
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 9
Sierra SIERRA, ROBERTO: Symphony No 3 "La Salsa"; Borikén; El Baile; Beyond the Silence of Sorrow
SIERRA; ROBERTO Martha Guth (soprano)
Valdés; Maximiano
: Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8 / 9
81lAYTfd0dL._SL1500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major Op. 53 (“Waldstein”); Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major Op. 105 (“Hammerklavier”)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Sunwook Kim (piano)
Accentus 6 / 7
King-Roger SZYMANOWSKI, KAROL: Król Roger
SZYMANOWSKI; KAROL Mariusz Kwiecien, Alan Ewing (baritone); Saimir Pirgu, Kim Begley (tenor); Georgia Jarman (soprano)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Antonio Pappano
Opus Arte 10 / 10
71tNXx84jLL._SL1000 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The FIve Piano Concertos; Variations on "Rule, Britannia" WoO 079 & "God Save the King"; Andante favori; Bagatelles Op. 119
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Ingrid Jacoby (piano)
Sinfonia Varsovia, Jacek Kaspszyk
ICA Classics 7 / 7
HandelPcs HANDEL, G.F.: Piano Concertos Nos. 13-16 (HWV 295, 296, 304, and 305a)
HANDEL; G.F. Kirschnereit, Matthias (piano)
Skou-Larsen; Lavard
: Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss
CPO 10 / 10
StravMTT STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Rite of Spring; King of the Stars
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Tilson Thomas; Michael
: Boston Symphony Orchestra,New England Conservatory Chorus
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ALBÉRIC MAGNARD - Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3
MAGNARD; ALBÉRIC Sanderling; Thomas
: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
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6188eUxKKKL MAGNARD, ALBÉRIC: Piano Trio in F minor Op. 18; Violin Sonata in G major Op. 13
MAGNARD; ALBÉRIC Geneviève Laurenceau (violin); Maximilian Hornung (cello); Oliver Triendl (piano)
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ALBÉRIC MAGNARD - Cello Sonata in A major Op. 20
CHARLES KOECHLIN - Chanson Bretonnes, Book III
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR - Cello Sonata in A major Op. 80
KOECHLIN; CHARLESMAGNARD; ALBÉRICWIDOR; CHARLES-MARIE Mats Lindström (cello)
Bengt Forsberg (piano)

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HoneggerYu ARTHUR HONEGGER - Symphony No. 3 "Liturgique"; Pacific 231; Rugby; Pastorale d'été; Mouvement symphonique No. 3
HONEGGER; ARTHUR Yuasa; Takuo
: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
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ProkGerg PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphonies Nos. 4, 6 and 7; Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Alexei Volodin and Sergei Babayan (pianos)
Gergiev; Valery
: Mariinsky Orchestra
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MunchPoulenc SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Symphony No. 3 "Organ"
POULENC, FRANCIS: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani
FRANCK, CÉSAR: Le Chasseur maudit
FRANCK; CÉSARPOULENC; FRANCISSAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Zamkochian, Berj (organ)
Munch; Charles
: Boston Symphony Orchestra
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Honegger HONEGGER, ARTHUR: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 "Liturgique"; Rugby; Pacific 231
HONEGGER; ARTHUR Denève, Stéphane (Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR))
SWR Music 6 / 6
ALBERTO GINASTERA - Overture to the Creole Faust; Ollantay (Three Symphonic Movements); Pampeana No. 3; Dances from Estancia
GINASTERA; ALBERTO Wagner; Jan
: Odense Symphony Orchestra
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EDVARD GRIEG - Holberg Suite; Two Elegiac Melodies; Two Melodies Op. 53; Two Nordic Melodies Op. 63; Two Lyric Pieces Op. 68
GRIEG; EDVARD Ruud; Ole Kristian
: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
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EDVARD GRIEG - Piano Concerto
ROBERT SCHUMANN - Piano Concerto
GRIEG; EDVARDSCHUMANN; ROBERT Leon Fleisher (piano)

Szell; George
: Cleveland Orchestra
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GriegSlatt JOHAN SVENDSEN - Norwegian Rhapsody No. 4; Norwegian Artists' Carnival
EDVARD GRIEG - Piano Concerto
JOHAN HALVORSEN - Bergensiana; Norwegian Rhapsody No. 2; Entry of the Boyars
HARALD SAEVERUD - Peer Gynt Suite; Her Last Cradle Song; Canto Rivoltoso
GEIRR TVEITT - A Hundred Folk-tunes from Hardanger (selection)
GRIEG; EDVARDHALVORSEN; JOHANSAEVERUD; HARALDSVENDSEN; JOHANTVEITT; GEIRR Sigurd Slattebrekk (piano)

Jurowski; Michail
: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
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GRIEG, EDVARD: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3
GRIEG; EDVARD Frederic Chiu (piano)
Pierre Amoyal (violin)

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WagnerReiner WAGNER, RICHARD: Tristan und Isolde
WAGNER; RICHARD Kirsten Flagstad (soprano)
Lauritz Melchior (tenor)
Herbert Janssen (baritone)
Emanuel List (bass)
Sabine Kalter (mezzo-soprano)
others

Reiner; Fritz
: Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden,London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Haydn HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphony No. 46 in B major; Symphony No. 22 in E-flat major; Symphony No. 47 in G major
BACH, W.F.: Symphony in F major
BACH; W.F.HAYDN; JOSEPH Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini
Alpha 9 / 9
HaydnAntonini HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 1, 39, and 49 "La Passione"
GLUCK, CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD: Don Juan (ballet)
GLUCK; CHRISTOPH WILLIBALDHAYDN; JOSEPH Antonini; Giovanni
: Il Giardino Armonico
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715WOTD830L._SL1400 SCRIABIN, ALEXANDER: Complete Etudes
SCRIABIN; ALEXANDER Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Brilliant Classics 8 / 8
81YCbz2Y-UL._SL1437 MONTGOMERY, JESSIE: Starburst (2012); Source Code (2013); Break Away (2013); Rhapsody No. 1 (2015); Banner (2014); Strum (2012)
MONTGOMERY; JESSIE Jessie Montgomery (violin)
Catalyst Quartet; PUBLIQuartet; String Orchestra, Julian Wachner
Azica 9 / 9
montenegrinbach BACH, J.S.: English Suites Nos. 1-3 (Arr. for two guitars by Montenegrin Guitar Duo)
BACH; J.S. Montenegrin Guitar Duo
Naxos 9 / 10
Perlman Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Bernstein, Barber, Paganini, Wieniawski, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Dvorák, Glazunov, Goldmark, Korngold, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Vivaldi, Sarasate, Kreisler, Joplin, Ben-Haim, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Starer, Kim, Stravinsky, Khachaturian, others BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCH; MAXCHAUSSON; ERNESTJOPLIN; SCOTTKORNGOLD; ERICH WOLFGANGKREISLER; FRITZPROKOFIEV; SERGEIRAVEL; MAURICESAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLESHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRISIBELIUS; JEANSINDING; CHRISTIANTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHVIVALDI; ANTONIO Itzhak Perlman (violin); various soloists
Various Orchestras and Conductors
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Rana PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Piano Concerto No. 1
PROKOFIEV; SERGEITCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Beatrice Rana (piano)
Pappano; Antonio
: Orchestra Dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
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71TPd7a43nL._SL1038 Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Dvorák, Franck, Grieg, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and others BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICFALLA; MANUEL DEGRIEG; EDVARDLISZT; FRANZMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERT Clifford Curzon (piano)
Various conductors & ensembles
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Mahler4 MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 4
MAHLER; GUSTAV Watts, Elizabeth (soprano)
Albrecht; Marc
: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
PentaTone 9 / 8
41QCemK7HxL LISZT, FRANZ: 18 piano pieces
LISZT; FRANZ Olivia Sham (piano)
Avie 7 / 8
Handel HANDEL, G.F.: The Musick for the Royal Fireworks (1749 version) HWV 352; Concerto a due cori No. 1 in B-flat major HWV 332; Concerto a due cori No. 2 in F major HWV 333; Concerto a due cori No. 3 in F major HWV 334
HANDEL; G.F. Zefiro Baroque Orchestra, Alfredo Bernardini
Arcana 10 / 10
61ZMWt9friL LALO, ÉDOUARD: The Three Piano Trios
LALO; ÉDOUARD Leonore Piano Trio
Hyperion 9 / 9
HandelAcis HANDEL, G.F.: Acis and Galatea; Sarei troppo felice
HANDEL; G.F. Teresa Wakim and Amanda Forsythe (sopranos); Aaron Sheehan (tenor); Douglas Williams (bass-baritone); others
Boston Early Music Festival Vocal and Chamber Ensembles; Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs
CPO 8 / 9
Boulez Berg, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartók, Wagner, Mahler, Stravinsky, Berio, Messiaen, Varèse, Carter, Handel, Berlioz, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Roussel, Falla, Dukas, Scriabin BARTÓK; BELABERG; ALBANBERIO; LUCIANOBERLIOZ; HECTORMAHLER; GUSTAVSCHOENBERG; ARNOLDSTRAVINSKY; IGORVARÈSE; EDGARDWAGNER; RICHARDWEBERN; ANTON Various Soloists
Various Orchestras
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