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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
iolanta TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Iolanta
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Anna Netrebko (soprano); Sergey Skorokhodov (tenor); Alexey Markov, Lucas Meacham (baritone), Vitalij Kowaljow (bass); others
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Emmanuel Villaume
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 8
Bruckner-7-Runnicles BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 7
BRUCKNER; ANTON BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles
Hyperion 7 / 8
CPE BACH, C.P.E.: Symphony Wq. 183/1; Symphony Wq. 182/4; Symphony Wq. 182/5; Symphony Wq. 183/3; Symphony Wq. 179
BACH; C.P.E. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rebecca Miller
Signum Classics 10 / 10
BachZimm BACH, J.S.: Orchestral Suites: Complete Concertos for Various Instruments
BACH; J.S. Café Zimmermann Alpha Insiders Only
VW3Elder VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: A Pastoral Symphony; Tallis Fantasia; Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus; The Wasps Overture
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Elder; Mark: Hallé Orchestra Hallé 7 / 8
RossiniStabat ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Stabat Mater
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Anna Netrebko (soprano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo soprano), Lawrence Brownleee (tenor), Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass)
Pappano; Antonio: Orchestra & Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia
Warner Classics Insiders Only
ShostSereb SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Film Music (The Gadfly, Pirogov, Hamlet, King Lear, Five Days, Five Nights, Michurin, The Fall of Berlin, The Golden Mountains)
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Serebrier; José: Belgian Radio Symphony Warner Classics Insiders Only
Zemlinsky ZEMLINSKY, ALEXANDER: Die Seejungfrau; Sinfonietta (arr. Freisitzer)
ZEMLINSKY; ALEXANDER Storgards; John: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Ondine Insiders Only
61BEvwV-M8L ALBÉNIZ, ISAAC: Iberia
ALBÉNIZ; ISAAC Olivier Chauzu (piano)
Calliope 7 / 8
HaydnGob HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 1-17; 19-24; 26, 27, 32, 34, 35, 37, 40, 41, 48, 49, 51, 52, 55-57; 60, 65, 92, 96, 98, "A", "B", Three Overtures
HAYDN; JOSEPH Goberman; Max: Vienna State Opera Orchestra Sony Classical Insiders Only
mompousongs MOMPOU, FREDERIC: Combat del somni (Dream battle); Deux mélodies; Mira quina resplendor (See what splendor); Quatre mélodies; La cançó de l'àvia (Grandma's Song); Cantar del alma (Song of the soul); L'hora grisa (The gray hour); quand l'amant sortit (When her lover left); Psalm; Cinq mélodies sur des textes de Paul Valéry
MOMPOU; FREDERIC Marta Mathéu (soprano); Jordi Masó (piano)
Naxos 9 / 9
51hoEomd29L WAGNER, RICHARD: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
WAGNER; RICHARD Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Roland Hermann (baritone); Peter Lagger (bass); Placido Domingo, Horst R. Laubenthal (tenor): Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano); Catarina Ligendza (soprano); others
Orchestra & Chorus of Deutschen Oper Berlin, Eugen Jochum
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
ariadne STRAUSS, RICHARD: Ariadne auf Naxos
STRAUSS; RICHARD Camilla Nylund, Brenda Rae (soprano); Michael König (tenor); Claudia Mahnke (mezzo-soprano); Daniel Schmutzhard, Franz Grundheber (baritone)
Frankfurter Opern-und Museumorchester, Sebastian Weigle
Oehms Classics 7 / 8
SSSoustrot SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Phaéton
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Soustrot; Marc: Malmö Symphony Orchestra Naxos 9 / 9
Casella CASELLA, ALFREDO: Symphony No. 3; Elegia eroica
CASELLA; ALFREDO Vecchia; Francesco La: Rome Symphony Orchestra Naxos Insiders Only
Assad RODRIGO, JOAQUIN: Concierto Andaluz
ASSAD, SERGIO: Interchange
ASSAD; SERGIO
RODRIGO; JOAQUIN
Amado; David: Delaware Symphony Orchestra,Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Telarc Insiders Only
Koechlin Offrande KOECHLIN, CHARLES: Offrande musicale sur le nom de BACH; Les Bandar-log
KOECHLIN; CHARLES Holliger; Heinz: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
StravRiteZin STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Rite of Spring (two versions plus lecture)
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Zinman; David: Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich RCA Insiders Only
brandywinefesting FESTING, MICHAEL CHRISTIAN: Violin Sonatas Op. 1 Nos. 2, 7, 8, & 9; Op. 7 No. 6; Op. 8 No. 1
FESTING; MICHAEL CHRISTIAN Brandywine Baroque Plectra Music 9 / 9
Tann WAGNER, RICHARD: Tannhäuser
WAGNER; RICHARD Victoria de los Angeles (soprano); Grace Bumbry (mezzo-soprano); Wolfgang Windgassen, Gerhard Stolze (tenor); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone); Josef Greindl (bass)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Bayreuth Festival, Wolfgang Sawallisch
Myto 9 / 7
Stenhammar STENHAMMAR, WILHELM: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
STENHAMMAR; WILHELM Seta Tanyel (piano)

Manze; Andrew: Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion Insiders Only
81NG-DOu5SL._SL1400 Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor Op. 19 Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor Frédéric Chopin: Préludes Op. 28 Nikolai Medtner: Fairy Take in E-flat major Op. 26 No. 2 CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC
LISZT; FRANZ
MEDTNER; NIKOLAI
SCRIABIN; ALEXANDER
Daniil Trifonov (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 8 / 9
hymel Arias by Rossini, Berlioz, Verdi, Massenet, Goldmark, Gounod, Meyerbeer, Reyer, Bruneau, & Rabaud BERLIOZ; HECTOR
GOLDMARK; KARL
GOUNOD; CHARLES
MASSENET; JULES
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO
VERDI; GIUSEPPE
Bryan Hymel (tenor)
Prague Philharmonia, Emmanuel Villaume
Warner Classics 9 / 8
ElgarSin ELGAR, EDWARD: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; In the South; Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 & 4
ELGAR; EDWARD Sinopoli; Giuseppe: Philharmonia Orchestra Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Mancinelli MANCINELLI, LUIGI: Scene veneziane; Cleopatra (excerpts)
MANCINELLI; LUIGI Vecchia; Francesco La: Rome Symphony Orchestra Naxos Insiders Only
71zAzgybJLL._SL1000 MENDELSSOHN, FELIX: 15 Songs Without Words; Andante con variazioni Op. 82; Andante & Rondo capriccioso Op. 14; Prelude & Fugue in E minor Op. 35 No. 1; Variations serieuses Op. 54
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX Javier Perianes (piano)
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
61r9iXz7hxL CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Piano Sonata in B minor Op. 58
LISZT, FRANZ: Schubert Transcriptions: Das Wandern; Der Müller und der Bach; Liebesbotschaft; Ständchen "Horch horch!”; Gnomenreigen; Etude in A minor after Paganini
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC
LISZT; FRANZ
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Newton Classics Insiders Only
71ceoI4-t6L._SL1024 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonatas Op. 49, Op. 14 No. 2, & Op. 110
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Trudelies Leonhardt (fortepiano)
Musica Omnia 8 / 9
avital VIVALDI, ANTONIO: Concerto for Violin in A minor; Chamber Concerto for Lute & 2 Violins in D major; Concerto for Mandolin in C major; Concerto for Piccolo in C major: 2nd movement; Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute, & Basso Continuo in C major; Concerto for Violin in G minor, "L'estate"
VIVALDI; ANTONIO Avi Avital (mandolin); Juan Diego Florez (tenor)
Venice Baroque Orchestra, Avi Avital
Deutsche Grammophon 8 / 9
MI0003667658 Works by Mel Powell, Henry Cowell, Ned Rorem, Samuel Adler, Robert Muczynski, Thomas Benjamin, Robert Moevs, Stephen Blumberg, Patricia Morehead, & Harold Meltzer ADLER; SAMUEL
COWELL; HENRY
MUCZYNSKI; ROBERT
POWELL; MEL
ROREM; NED
Jory Vinikour (harpsichord)
Sono Luminus 10 / 10
Bruck5Venz BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 5
BRUCKNER; ANTON Venzago; Mario: Tapiola Sinfonietta CPO 1 / 8
MozReqChris MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Requiem K. 626; Ave verum corpus K. 618; Per questa bella mano K. 612
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Elizabeth Watts (soprano); Phyllis Pancella (mezzo-soprano); Andrew Kennedy (tenor); Eric Owens (bass-baritone); Robert Nairn (double bass obbligato)
Christophers; Harry: Handel and Haydn Society
Coro Insiders Only
MartinonPhilips Works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Debussy, Fauré, Roussel, Dukas, Honegger; Falla DEBUSSY; CLAUDE
DUKAS; PAUL
FALLA; MANUEL DE
FAURÉ; GABRIEL
HONEGGER; ARTHUR
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI
ROUSSEL; ALBERT
Eduardo del Pueyo (piano)
Martinon; Jean: Lamoureux Orchestra
Eloquence Insiders Only
ShostIvashk SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Ivashkin; Alexander Polyansky; Valery: Moscow Symphony Orchestra Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
chopinkupiec CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Ewa Kupiec (piano)

Skrowaczewski; Stanislaw: Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Oehms Classics Insiders Only
Elektra STRAUSS, RICHARD: Elektra
STRAUSS; RICHARD Hildegard Behrens (soprano); Nadine Secunde (soprano); Christa Ludwig (mezzo soprano); Ragnar Ulfung (tenor); Jorma Hynninen (baritone); others
Ozawa; Seiji: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
PendereckiViolacello PENDERECKI, KRZYSZTOF: Viola Concerto; Cello Concerto No. 2
PENDERECKI; KRZYSZTOF Grigori Zhislin (violin: Tarjana Vassiljava (cello)
Wit; Antoni: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
LisztJanis LISZT, FRANZ: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; Encores by Liszt, Schumann, Falla, and Guion
LISZT; FRANZ Byron Janis (piano)
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin (cond.) Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky (cond.)
Newton Classics Insiders Only
Beet9Klemplive BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Asse Nordmo-Lovberg (soprano); Christa Ludwig (alto); Waldemar Kmennt (tenor); Hans Hotter (bass)
Klemperer; Otto: Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
Testament Insiders Only
51dFGcq1NSL BACH, J.S.: Cantatas BWV 70 "Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet!"; BWV 151 "Süsser Trost, Mein Jesus Kömmt"; BWV 33 "Allein Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ"
BACH; J.S. Various soloists
Chorus & Orchestra of the JS Bach Stiftung St. Gallen, Rudolf Lutz
Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen Insiders Only
BeetZimm BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: String Trio in E-flat major Op. 3; Serenade for String Trio in D major Op. 8
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Trio Zimmermann
BIS Insiders Only
damrau DONIZETTI, GAETANO: Lucia di Lammermoor
DONIZETTI; GAETANO Diana Damrau (soprano); Joseph Calleja, David Lee (tenor); Ludovic Tézier (baritone); Nicolas Testé (bass)
Munich Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Jesús López-Cobos
Erato 7 / 8
Bruckner8 Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (Variant of 1888, allegedly, arr. Carragan) Kitzler: Funeral Music in Memory of Anton Bruckner (arr. Schaller) BRUCKNER; ANTON Schaller; Gerd: Philharmonie Festiva Profil 5 / 7
BruckJansons BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7
BRUCKNER; ANTON Jansons; Mariss: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra RCO 7 / 8
Mahler7Starek MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 7
MAHLER; GUSTAV Stárek; Jirí: Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra Arco Diva Insiders Only
BarenFurt FURTWÄNGLER, WILHELM: Symphony No. 2
FURTWÄNGLER; WILHELM Barenboim; Daniel: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Teldec Insiders Only
NocesAncerl STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Les Noces; Cantata; Mass
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Various soloists

Ancerl; Karel: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,Prague Philharmonic Choir
Supraphon Insiders Only
BrucknerHoneck BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 4 "Romantic"
BRUCKNER; ANTON Honeck; Manfred: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Reference Recordings 10 / 9
GerwshwinPorgy GERSHWIN, GEORGE: Porgy and Bess
GERSHWIN; GEORGE William Warfield, Leontyne Price, Cab Calloway, John McMurry, Helen Colbert, Helen Thigpen, others
Smallens; Alexander: RIAS-Unterhaltungsorchester Berlin
Audite Insiders Only
StravVln STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Complete Works for Violin and Piano
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Mustonen, Olli (piano)
Keulen, Isabelle van (violin)
Newton Classics Insiders Only


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