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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
ShostGilt SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; String Quartet No. 2: Waltz; String Quartet No. 8 (trans. Giltburg)
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Giltburg, Boris (piano)
Petrenko; Vasily
: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 10 / 10
81K1J1eBhRL._SY355 LISZT, FRANZ: Transcendental Etudes; Two Concert Studies; Three Concert Studies; Six Grandes Etudes after Paganini
LISZT; FRANZ Daniil Trifonov (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 8 / 10
ElgarSimovic ELGAR, EDWARD: Introduction and Allegro for Strings
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: Fantasia on the Theme by Thomas Tallis
BRITTEN, BENJAMIN: Variations of a Theme of Frank Bridge
BRITTEN; BENJAMINELGAR; EDWARDVAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Simovic; Roman
: LSO String Ensemble
LSO Insiders Only
vaughanWilliamSolent VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: The Solent; Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra; Suite of Six Short Pieces for Piano; The Lark Ascending
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Jennifer Pike (violin); Sina Kloke (piano)
Vittorio; Salvatore Di
: Chamber Orchestra of New York
Naxos Insiders Only
Mahler1Oz MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 1
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Symphony No. 32
MAHLER; GUSTAVMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Ozawa; Seiji
: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
BeetJarvi BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphonies Nos. 1-9
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Järvi; Paavo
: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
RCA Insiders Only
ProkMust PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3, and 4
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Mustonen, Olli (piano)
Lintu; Hannu
: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ondine 9 / 9
Tchaikpc2 TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Piano Concerto No. 2; Concert Fantasia
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Nebolsin, Eldar (piano)
Stern; Michael
: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
BrucknerBaren BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphonies Nos. 1-9
BRUCKNER; ANTON Barenboim; Daniel
: Staatskapelle Berlin
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
diderotmondonville MONDONVILLE, JEAN-JOSEPH CASSANÉA DE: Trio Sonatas Op. 2
MONDONVILLE; JEAN-JOSEPH CASSANÉA DE Pramsohler; Johannes
: Ensemble Diderot
Audax Records 10 / 10
813osB1RF9L._SL1200 :
BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSRAVEL; MAURICE Maria João Pires (piano); Augustin Dumay (violin); Jian Wang, Pavel Gomziakov, Antonio Meneses (cello); Douglas Boyd (oboe, oboe d’amore); others
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
81SaKjGW0dL._SL1400 :
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEGALUPPI; BALDASSAREMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERT Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini NDR Symphony Orchestra, Cord Garben Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Bohm Works by Beethoven, Bruckner, Haydn, Mozart, Schumann, Schubert, Dvorák, J. Strauss (family), R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRUCKNER; ANTONHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERTSTRAUSS; RICHARDTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHWAGNER; RICHARD Böhm; Karl
: London Symphony Orchestra,Staatskapelle Dresden,Vienna Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
EnglundKlamiVCs ENGLUND, EINAR: Violin Concerto
KLAMI, UUNO: Violin Concerto
ENGLUND; EINARKLAMI; UUNO Schmid, Benjamin (violin)
Gustavsson; Johannes
: Oulu Symphony Orchestra
Ondine Insiders Only
JuonJenk JUON, PAUL: Rhapsodische Sinfonie; Sinfonietta Capricciosa
JUON; PAUL Jenkins; Graeme
: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
CPO Insiders Only
GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL - Chandos Anthems No. 7 HWV 252 (My song shall be alway); No. 9 HWV 254 (O praise the Lord with one consent); & No. 11a HWV 256a (Let God arise)
HANDEL; G.F. Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Iestyn Davies (alto)
James Gilchrist (tenor)
Neal Davies (bass)

Layton; Stephen
: Academy of Ancient Music,Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Hyperion Insiders Only
partkanon PÄRT, ARVO: Kanon Pokajanen
PÄRT; ARVO Reuss; Daniel
: Cappella Amsterdam
Harmonia Mundi 9 / 9
quartom 18 Arrangements of opera arias, ensembles, & choruses by Handel, Mozart, Purcell, Verdi, Wagner, Offenbach, Bizet, Gounod, Gershwin, Rameau, others BIZET; GEORGESGOUNOD; CHARLESMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSROSSINI; GIOACHINOVERDI; GIUSEPPE Quartom
ATMA Classique 9 / 9
stravdavies STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Firebird; Petrushka; The Rite of Spring (orchestral and piano versions)
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa (pianos)
Davies; Dennis Russell
: Basel Symphony Orchestra
Sinfonieorchester Basel Insiders Only
erkin ERKIN, ULVI CEMAL: Köçekçe--Dance Rhapsody; Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 2
ERKIN; ULVI CEMAL Buswell, James (violin)
Kuchar; Theodore
: Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
ginastera2 GINASTERA, ALBERTO: Panambi (complete); Piano Concerto No. 2
GINASTERA; ALBERTO Wang, Xiayin (piano)
Mena; Juanjo
: BBC Philharmonic
Chandos 8 / 9
oconorhaydn HAYDN, JOSEPH: Piano Sonatas Nos. 31 in A-flat major Hob. 16 No. 46; No. 33 in C minor Hob. 16 No. 20; No. 38 in F major Hob. 16 No. 23; No. 47 in B minor Hob. 16 No. 32; No. 58 in C major Hob. 16 No. 48
HAYDN; JOSEPH John O'Conor (piano)
Steinway & Sons Insiders Only
Medieval & Renaissance Christmas Carols & Songs -
Daniel Taylor (countertenor)
Suzie Le Blanc (soprano)
Sylvain Bergeron (lute)

Les Voix Humaines
ATMA Classique 10 / 10
bernstein BERNSTEIN, LEONARD: Symphonies Nos. 1 "Jeremiah" and 2 "The Age of Anxiety"
BERNSTEIN; LEONARD Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo soprano); Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Alsop; Marin
: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 10 / 10
pictures MUSSORGSKY, MODEST: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel); A Night on Bald Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)
TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Waltz from Swan Lake
MUSSORGSKY; MODESTTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Dudamel; Gustavo
: Vienna Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Foscari VERDI, GIUSEPPE: I Due Foscari
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Placido Domingo, Francesco Meli (tenor); Maria Agresta (soprano); Maurizio Muraro (baritone)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano
Opus Arte 6 / 9
J.S. BACH - Christmas Cantatas BWV 63, 91, 121, & 133; Magnificat BWV 243a in E-flat major
BACH; J.S. Dorothee Blotzky-Mields, Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Ingeborg Danz (alto)
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Peter Kooy, Sebastian Noack (bass)

Herreweghe; Philippe
: Collegium Vocale Gent
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 9
horns :
ANDERSON; LEROYBACH; J.S. Junkin; Jerry
: Dallas Wind Symphony
Reference Recordings 9 / 10
kertdvor DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphonies 1-9, Tone Poems, Overtures, Symphonic Variations, Scherzo capriccioso, Wind Serenade, Requiem
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Various Soloists
Kertész; István
: London Symphony Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
maazelsib SIBELIUS, JEAN: Symphonies Nos. 1-7; Karelia Suite; Tapiola
SIBELIUS; JEAN Maazel; Lorin
: Vienna Philharmonic
Decca Insiders Only
elorachristmas :
ADAM; ADOLPHEBRITTEN; BENJAMINCHILCOTT; BOBMOUTON; JEANPRAETORIUS; MICHAELRUTTER; JOHNSKEMPTON; HOWARD ()
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Naxos 10 / 10
manon PUCCINI, GIACOMO: Manon Lescaut
PUCCINI; GIACOMO Anna Netrebko (soprano); Yusif Eyvazov, Benjamin Bernheim (tenor); Armando Pina (baritone); Carlos Chausson (bass)
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra, Marco Armiliato
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 9
615WcawyNqL._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Complete Works
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Argerich; Martha,Ashkenazy; Vladimir,Barenboim; Daniel,Horowitz; Vladimir,Pires; Maria João,Pollini; Maurizio,Rostropovich; Mstislav,Rubinstein; Arthur,Zimerman; Krystian
Various soloists, conductors, & orchestras
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
handeldijkstra HANDEL, G.F.: Messiah
HANDEL; G.F. Julia Doyle (soprano); Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor); Steve Davislim (tenor); Neal Davies (bass)
Bavarian Radio Chorus, B'Rock Belgian Baroque Orchestra Ghent, Peter Dijkstra
BR Klassik 9 / 10
janacek-jilek JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: Suites from The Cunning Little Vixen; Fate; From the House of the Dead
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ Jílek; František
: Czech Phiharmonic Orchestra
Supraphon Insiders Only
honeckstrauss STRAUSS, RICHARD: Suites from Elektra and Der Rosenkavalier
STRAUSS; RICHARD Honeck; Manfred
: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Reference Recordings Insiders Only
ravelaxel RAVEL, MAURICE: Mother Goose (complete ballet); L'Éventail de Jeanne (complete ballet by various composers)
RAVEL; MAURICEVarious Composers Axelrod; John
: Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
Naxos Insiders Only
munchtchaik6 TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"; Romeo and Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Munch; Charles
: Boston Symphony Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
czechcarols Czech & Moravian Carols JIRÁSEK; JAN Skopal; Jiří
: JITRO Czech Children's Chorus
Navona 9 / 8
LEOŠ JANÁCEK - Taras Bulba; Adagio for Orchestra; Suite for Orchestra; Jealousy; The Cossack Dance; Serbian Reel; The Fiddler's Child; The Ballad of Blanik
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ Jílek; František
: Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
Supraphon Insiders Only
LEOS JANÁCEK - Sinfonietta; The Danube Symphony; Violin Concerto; Schluck und Jau
JANÁCEK; LEOŠ Jílek; František
: Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
Supraphon Insiders Only
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


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