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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
71AwpPmGE6L._SL1200 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Fantasias Op. 116; Intermezzi Op. 117; Klavierstücke Op. 118; Klavierstücke Op. 119
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Stephen Hough (piano)
Hyperion 10 / 10
BACH_Doeselaar_Wiersinga_La-Dolce-Volta_classicalcritic_jens-f-laurson_ClassicsToday BACH, J.S.: Organ Transcriptions: Chorale Prelude BWV 623 "Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ"; Keyboard Concerto BWV 1056; Chaconne from BWV 1004; Toccata in D major BWV 912; The Art of Fugue BWV 1080 (excerpts); Italian Concerto BWV 971; Chorale Prelude BWV 720 "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott"
BACH; J.S. Leo van Doeselaar, Erwin Wiersinga (organ)
MDG 10 / 10
SaintSaens5Lortie SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 5; Allegro appassionato; Rhapsodie d'Auvergne
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Lortie; Louis
Gardner; Edward
: BBC Philharmonic
Chandos 10 / 10
agrippina HANDEL, G.F.: Agrippina
HANDEL; G.F. Joyce DiDonato, Marie-Nicole Lemieux (mezzo-soprano); Elsa Benoit (soprano); Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Carlo Vistoli, Franco Fagioli (countertenor); Luca Pisaroni (bass); Andrea Mastroni (baritone)
Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev
Erato 10 / 10
81-WlPOfCDL._SS500 FELIX AUGUST BERNHARD DRAESEKE: Sonata in B-flat major for Clarinet & Piano Op. 38 CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Clarinet Sonata Op. 129 GIACOMO SETACCIOLI: Clarinet Sonata Op. 31 DRAESEKE; FELIXSETACCIOLI; GIACOMOSTANFORD; CHARLES VILLIERS Guy Yehuda (clarinet); Ralph Votapek (piano)
Blue Griffin 10 / 10
7155MkeOMwL._SL1450_-1 GRIEG, EDVARD: Lyric Pieces (complete); Piano Sonata Op. 7; Scenes from Folk Life Op. 19; Ballade in G minor Op. 19; Holberg Suite; Four Album Leaves Op. 28; Improvisation On Two Norwegian Folk Tunes Op. 29; Four Piano Pieces Op. 1; Poetic Tone-Picture Op. 3; Humoresques Op. 6; Nordic Dances & Folk Tunes Op. 17
GRIEG; EDVARD Håkon Austbo (piano)
Brilliant Classics 10 / 10
litolffleonore LITOLFF, HENRY: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 47; Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major Op. 56; Serenade for Violin & Piano Op. 91
LITOLFF; HENRY Leonore Piano Trio
Hyperion 10 / 10
stilespanish Works by Victoria, Guerrero, Lobo, Mateo Flecha "El Viejo", Pedro Rimonte, & Morales GUERRERO; FRANCISCOLOBO; ALONSOMORALES; CRISTÓBAL DERIMONTE; PEDROVICTORIA; TOMÁS LUIS DE Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
isbinspain MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Quintet for Guitar & String Quartet Op. 143 ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto in D major RV 93 (Arr. Emilio Pujol/Ed. Sharon Isbin) JOAQUÍN TURINA: La oración del torero for string quartet Op. 34 LUIGI BOCCHERINI: Quintet for Guitar & String Quartet in D major G. 448 BOCCHERINI; LUIGICASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO; MARIOTURINA; JOAQUÍNVIVALDI; ANTONIO Isbin; Sharon
Pacifica Quartet
Cedille 10 / 10
61OwHHLnqLL._SL1200 ALKAN, CHARLES VALENTIN: Symphony for Solo Piano Op. 39 Nos 4-7; Concerto for Solo Piano Op. 39 Nos. 8-10
ALKAN; CHARLES VALENTIN Paul Wee (piano)
BIS 10 / 10
JOHANNES BRAHMS - Symphony No. 1
JOSEPH JOACHIM - Hamlet Overture
BRAHMS; JOHANNESJOACHIM; JOSEPH Jansons; Mariss
: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Simax 10 / 10
penalosalamentations PEÑALOSA, FRANCISCO DE: Lamentationes Jeremiae Feria V; Lamentationes Jeremiae Feria VI; Gloria in excelsis Deo, Credo in unum Deum, & Agnus Dei (from Missa L'homme armé); Sancta Maria, succurre miseris; Unica est columba mea
ESCOBAR, PEDRO DE: Stabat mater dolorosa
GUERRERO, FRANCISCO: Quae est ista; Antes que comáis a Dios
ESCOBAR; PEDRO DEGUERRERO; FRANCISCOPEÑALOSA; FRANCISCO DE New York Polyphony
BIS 10 / 10
brittenrias BRITTEN, BENJAMIN: Choral Dances from Gloriana; Hymn to St. Cecilia Op. 27; A Hymn to the Virgin; Five Flower Songs Op. 47; A.M.D.G. (Ad majorem Dei gloriam)
BRITTEN; BENJAMIN Doyle; Justin
: RIAS-Kammerchor
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
71CRzui7PL._SL1200 FRESCOBALDI, GIROLAMO: Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo, libro primo, 1615
FRESCOBALDI; GIROLAMO Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)
Aparte 10 / 10
71J8jrqfr2L._SL1500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The 32 Piano Sonatas
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Igor Levit (piano)
Sony Classical 10 / 10
Bruck9Hon BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 9
BRUCKNER; ANTON Honeck; Manfred
: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Reference Recordings 10 / 10
71qRn27t0iL._SL1072 HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies No. 92 in G major “Oxford”; No. 75 in D major; No. 44 in E minor “Trauer” (transcribed for piano by Carl David Stegmann)
HAYDN; JOSEPH Ivan Ilić (piano)
Chandos 10 / 10
KAVAKOS_NAGY_Stravinsky_Bach_ECM_ClassicalCritic_ClassicsToday BACH, J.S.: Sonata & Partita No. 1 for Solo Violin
STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Suite italienne; Duo concertant
BACH; J.S.STRAVINSKY; IGOR Leonidas Kavakos (violin); Péter Nagy (piano)
ECM 10 / 10
SilencedVoicesBlackOak DICK KATTENBURG (1919-1944): Trio à cordes SÁNDOR KUTI (1908-1945): Serenade for String Trio HANS KRÁSA (1899-1944): Passacaglia & Fuga for String Trio; Tánec for String Trio GIDEON KLEIN (1919-1945): Trio for violin, viola, & cello PAUL HERMANN (1902-1944): Strijktrio GÉZA FRID (1904-1989): Trio à cordes Op. 1 FRID; GÉZAHERMANN; PAULKATTENBURG; DICKKLEIN; GIDEONKRÁSA; HANSKUTI; SÁNDOR Desirée Ruhstrat (violin); Aurélien Fort Pederzoli (viola); David Cunliffe (cello)
(Black Oak Ensemble)
Cedille 10 / 10
HarpsCedille Harpsichord Concertos by Walter Leigh; Ned Rorem; Viktor Kalabis; Michael Nyman KALABIS; VIKTORLEIGH; WALTERNYMAN; MICHAELROREM; NED Vinikour, Jory (harpsichord)
Speck; Scott
: Chicago Philharmonic
Cedille 10 / 10
dvorakludmila Dvorák’s Gorgeous Saint Ludmila DVORÁK; ANTONIN Adriana Kohútková (soprano); Karla Bytnarová (alto); Tomáš Černý, Ondrej Šaling (tenor); Peter Mikuláš (bass)
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Leoš Svárovský
Naxos 10 / 10
PTC 5186655 Schubert Symphonies Foster cover BENEDETTO MARCELLO: Arianna abbandonata LEONARDO VINCI: Sinfonia from Maria dolorata FRANCESCO GASPARINI: Atalia (Aria: Ombre, cure sospetti) LEONARDO LEO: Angelica e Medoro: Or ch'è dal sol difesa GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: Agrippina HWV 6 (Sinfonia); Qual ti riveggio, oh Dio HWV 150 GASPARINI; FRANCESCOHANDEL; G.F.LEO; LEONARDOMARCELLO; BENEDETTOVINCI; LEONARDO Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano)
Collegium 1704, Václav Luks
PentaTone 10 / 10
71Pyvi33UkL._SL1200 BUSONI, FERRUCCIO: Piano Concerto in C major Op. 39
BUSONI; FERRUCCIO Kirill Gerstein (piano)
Men of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo
Myrios Classics 10 / 10
lestrangeviols Works for Viol Consort by William Mundy, John Taverner, Robert Parsons, Christopher Tye, William Byrd, Clément Janequin, Osbert Parsley, Thomas Tallis, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Picforth, Philip Van Wilder, others BYRD; WILLIAMMUNDY; WILLIAMPARSONS; ROBERTSHEPPARD; JOHNTALLIS; THOMASTAVERNER; JOHNTYE; CHRISTOPHER LeStrange Viols
Olde Focus Recordings 10 / 10
bartoli VIVALDI, ANTONIO: Arias from Argippa, Orlando Furioso Il Giustino, La Silvia, Ottone in Villa, La verita in cimento, Andromeda Liberatat, Tito Manilo, & Catone in Utica
VIVALDI; ANTONIO Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano)
Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Decca 10 / 10
71TwHyQ6IkL._SL1200 KASKI, HEINO: Piano Works (selections)
KASKI; HEINO Janne Mertanen (piano)
Alba 10 / 10
CoplandBilly COPLAND, AARON: Grohg; Billy the Kid (complete)
COPLAND; AARON Slatkin; Leonard
: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 10 / 10
costanzohandel HANDEL, G.F.: Arias from Amadigi di Gaula, Tolomeo, Flavio, Rinaldo, Rodelinda, Serse
GLASS, PHILIP: Arias & Songs from 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, Liquid Days, Monsters of Grace, The Fall of the House of Usher, Akhnaten
GLASS; PHILIPHANDEL; G.F. Anthony Roth Costanzo (countertenor)
Les Violons du Roy, Jonathan Cohen
Decca 10 / 10
ascentlipman YORK BOWEN: Phantasy for Viola & Piano Op. 54 CLARICE ASSAD: Metamorfose ROBERT SCHUMANN: Märchenbilder Op. 113 GARTH KNOX: Fuga libre DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Impromptu Op. 33 FRANZ WAXMAN: Carmen fantasie ASSAD; CLARICEBOWEN; YORKKNOX; GARTHSCHUMANN; ROBERTSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRIWAXMAN; FRANZ Matthew Lipman (viola); Henry Kramer (piano)
Cedille 10 / 10
Wind-Concertos-Front FRANK TICHELI: Clarinet Concerto BRAD WARNAAR: Horn Concerto BEHZAD RANJBARAN: Flute Concerto RANJBARAN; BEHZADTICHELI; FRANKWARNAAR; BRAD James Zimmermann (clarinet); Leslie Norton (horn); Érik Gratton (flute)
Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero
Naxos 10 / 10
712Tmq7Li5L._SL1221 APOSTEL, HANS ERICH: Piano Music
APOSTEL; HANS ERICH Thérèse Malengreau (piano)
BIS 10 / 10
kohsaariaho SAARIAHO, KAIJA: Tocar; Cloud Trio; Light and Matter; Aure; Graal théâtre
SAARIAHO; KAIJA Jennifer Koh (violin); Nicolas Hodges (piano); Hsin-Yun Huang (viola); Wilhelmina Smith, Anssi Karttunen (cello)
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, Conner Gray Covington
Cedille 10 / 10
germanchristmas Christmas Music From 17th Century Germany HASSLER; HANS LEOPRAETORIUS; MICHAELSCHEIN; JOHANN HERMANNSCHÜTZ; HEINRICH Margaretha Consort, Marit Broekroelofs
Naxos 10 / 10
Traditional & original Christmas carols, songs, & hymns composed or arranged by Vaughan Williams, Praetorius, J.S. Bach, Rutter, Pärt, Lawson, Warlock, others -
King's Singers
Signum 10 / 10
GLass-11 GLASS, PHILIP: Symphony No. 11
GLASS; PHILIP Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Dennis Russell Davies
Orange Mountain 10 / 10
Best of Christmas Past: John Rutter–Music For Christmas Layton; Stephen
: City of London Sinfonia,Polyphony
Hyperion 10 / 10
christmasindresden GOTTFRIED AUGUST HOMILIUS - Cantatas for Advent, Christmas, and New Year's Day
HOMILIUS; GOTTFRIED AUGUST Katja Fischer (soprano)
Alexander Schneider (alto)
Martin Petzold (tenor)
Jochen Kupfer (bass)

Kopp; Peter
: Dresdner Instrumental-Concert,Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden
Carus 10 / 10
Works by Eleanor Daley, John Jacob Niles, Stephen Paulus, Gwyneth Walker, Per Nørgård, Wayland Rogers, others -
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 10 / 10
Carols, chants, modern works & arrangements of Christmas vocal music by Palestrina, Byrd, Clemens, Parsons, Pérotin, Leighton, Cornysh, Davies, others -
New York Polyphony
Avie 10 / 10
090404950827-cover-zoom GLASS, PHILIP: Melodies (1995); Gradus (1968); Piece in the Shape of a Square (1967)
GLASS; PHILIP Craig Morris (trumpet)
Bridge 10 / 10
gottee WAGNER, RICHARD: Götterdämmerung
WAGNER; RICHARD Daniel Brenna (tenor); Gun-Brit Barkmin, Amanda Majeski (soprano); Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano); Eric Halfvarson, Peter Kálmán, Shenyang (bass-baritone)
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden
Naxos 10 / 10
Dutilleux DUTILLEUX, HENRI: Symphony No. 1; Métaboles; Les Citations
DUTILLEUX; HENRI Casadesus; Jean-Claude
: Orchestre National de Lille
Naxos 10 / 10
semiram ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Semiramide
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Albina Shagimuratova (soprano); Daniela Barcellona (mezzo soprano); Barry Banks (tenor); Mirco Palazzi, Gianluca Buratto (bass/baritone)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Mark Elder
Opera Rara 10 / 10
nordicdream DAG WIRÉN: Serenade Op. 11 for string orchestra EDVARD BRÆIN: Serenade for viola & string orchestra (arr. Paul Struck) JEAN SIBELIUS: Souvenir from Eight Short Pieces Op. 99 No. 3 (arr. Struck); Valse triste Op. 44 KURT ATTERBERG: Suite No. 3, Op. 19 No. 1 for violin, viola, & string orchestra OLE BULL: Sæterjentens Søndag for violin & string orchestra (arr. J. Svendsen) CHRISTIAN SINDING: Serenade Op. 33 No. 4 for harp & string orchestra (arr. Struck) JOHANN SVENDSEN: Romance in G major Op. 26 for cello & string orchestra (original for violin) JOHAN HALVORSEN: Chant de "Veslemøy" for violin & string orchestra JAN ALM: Two Poems for double bass, harp, & string orchestra ALM; JANATTERBERG; KURTBRÆIN; EDVARDBULL; OLEHALVORSEN; JOHANSIBELIUS; JEANSINDING; CHRISTIANSVENDSEN; JOHANWIRÉN; DAG Various soloists
LGT Young Soloists, Alexander Gilman
RCA 10 / 10
Ciaccona_BACH_Bin-Hu_EUDORA_Jens-f-laurson_Classical-Critic_ClassicsToday BACH, J.S.: Prelude (BWV 1006); Sonatas (BWV 1001 & 1003); Chaconne (BWV 1004); Sinfonia (BWV 156)
BACH; J.S. Bin Hu (guitar)
Eudora 10 / 10
BartokTetz BARTÓK, BELA: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
BARTÓK; BELA Tetzlaff, Christian (violin)
Lintu, Hannu (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Ondine 10 / 10
martinmartinu MARTIN, FRANK: Mass for two four-part choirs; Songs of Ariel
MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: Four Songs of the Virgin Mary; Romance from the Dandelions
MARTIN; FRANKMARTINU; BOHUSLAV Creed; Marcus
: Danish National Vocal Ensemble
OUR Recordings 10 / 10
handelacis HANDEL, G.F.: Acis and Galatea
HANDEL; G.F. Lucy Crowe (soprano); Allan Clayton, Benjamin Hulett, Jeremy Budd (tenor); Neal Davies (bass-baritone)
Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn
Chandos 10 / 10
harveydeosignum HARVEY, JONATHAN: I Love the Lord; Magnificat; Nunc dimittis; Tocatta for Organ and Tape; Come, Holy Ghost; Praise ye the Lord; Missa brevis; The Royal Banners Forward Go; Laus Deo; The Annunciation
HARVEY; JONATHAN Edward Picton-Turbervill (organ)
The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha
Signum Classics 10 / 10
lodgeviolin Works for Solo Violin by: Nicola Matteis (fils); Pedro Lopes Nogueira (attrib.); Pietro Antonio Locatelli; Thomas Baltzar; John Walsh (ed.); Johann Georg Pisendel; Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber BALTZAR; THOMASBIBER; HEINRICHLOCATELLI; PIETROMATTEIS; NICOLAPISENDEL; JOHANN GEORG Lodge; Augusta McKay
Naxos 10 / 10


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