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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
HAHN, REYNALDO: Le rossignol éperdu (excerpts); Premières valses (excerpts)
HAHN; REYNALDO Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
Hyperion 10 / 10
HENRI TOMASI: Trio à cordes en forme de divertissement JEAN CRAS: Trio pour violon, alto, et violoncelle ÉMILE GOUÉ: Trio pour violon, alto, et violoncelle JEAN FRANÇAIX: Trio ROBERT CASADESUS: Trio à cordes GUSTAVE SAMAZEUILH: Suite en trio pour violon, alto, et violoncelle GABRIEL PIERNÉ: Trois pièces en trio CASADESUS; ROBERTCRAS; JEANFRANCAIX; JEANGOUÉ; ÉMILEPIERNÉ; GABRIELSAMAZEUILH; GUSTAVETOMASI; HENRI Black Oak Ensemble
Cedille 10 / 10
Works by Debussy, Tárrega, Ravel, Fauré, Albéniz, Nishimura, Casals, & Falla ALBÉNIZ; ISAACCASALS; PAUDEBUSSY; CLAUDEFALLA; MANUEL DENISHIMURA; AKIRARAVEL; MAURICETARREGA; FRANCISCO Wenting Kang (viola); Sergei Kvitko (piano)
Blue Griffin 10 / 10
GUERRA-PEIXE, CÉSAR: Symphonic Suites Nos. 1 and 2; Roda de Amigos
GUERRA-PEIXE; CÉSAR ()
Naxos 10 / 10
CHARLES IVES - Variations on "America"; Decoration Day; Fugue in C; Variations on "Jerusalem the Golden"; The Alcotts; others (arr. for band)
IVES; CHARLES Col. Timothy W. Foley
: The President's Own United States Marine Band
Naxos 10 / 10
CHARLES IVES - Songs; Sets for Orchestra (16 songs for voice & piano; Sets 1-3 for Orchestra; Set for Theatre Orchestra; Set No. 5--The Other Side of Pioneering; Set No. 6--From the Side Hill; Set No. 7--Water Colors)
IVES; CHARLES Susan Narucki (soprano)
Sanford Sylvan (baritone)
Alan Feinberg (piano)

Bernas; Richard
: London Voices,Music Projects/London
Decca 10 / 10
HILDEGARD VON BINGEN: Spiritus sanctus vivificans vita GEORGE ENESCU: Fantaisie concertante GEORGE BENJAMIN: Three Miniatures EUGÈNE YSAŸE: Sonata No. 5 J. S. BACH: Partita No. 2 BACH; J.S.BENJAMIN; GEORGEBINGEN; HILDEGARD VONENESCU; GEORGEYSAŸE; EUGÈNE Carolin Widmann (violin)
ECM 10 / 10
Arias & Instrumental Selections from Teseo (Ouverture); Rinaldo; Alcina; Giulio Cesare in Egitto; Ariodante; Aci, Galatea e Polifemo; Rodrigo (Passacaille); Amadigi di Gaula; Agrippina HANDEL; G.F. Lucy Crowe (soprano); Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano); Iestyn Davies (countertenor); Leo Duarte (oboe); Joe Qiu (bassoon); Thomas Gould (violin)
Bates; David
: La Nuova Musica
PentaTone 10 / 10
Café Zimmermann’s Re-scaled, Re-scored, Rewarding Bach BACH; C.P.E.BACH; J.S. Café Zimmermann
Alpha 10 / 10
BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
BACH; J.S. Klára Würtz (piano)
Piano Classics 10 / 10
Works by Serrano, Lauba, Bark, Goldstein, & Yang Scott Litroff (alto & soprano saxophones); Matthieu Cognet (piano)
MSR Classics 10 / 10
BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 8 (Nowak Version, 1890)
BRUCKNER; ANTON Poschner, Markus (Bruckner Orchestra Linz)
Capriccio 10 / 10
DE HARTMANN, THOMAS: Koliadky: Noëls Ukrainiens; Symphonie-Poème No. 4; Concerto Andaluz; Un fête en Ukraine (Suite)
DE HARTMANN; THOMAS Bülent Evcil (flute)
Kuchar; Theodore
: Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine
Toccata Classics 10 / 10
VERDI, GIUSEPPE: Messa da Requiem
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Jessye Norman (soprano); Agnes Baltsa (alto); José Carreras (tenor); Yevgeny Nesterenko (bass)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Riccardo Muti
BR Klassik 10 / 10
BACON, ERNST: Piano Trio No. 2
SOWERBY, LEO: Piano Trio
BACON; ERNSTSOWERBY; LEO Lincoln Trio
Cedille 10 / 10
Works by Arnold, Mahler, Chopin, Martinu, Kapustin, Byrd, Bull, Bartók, others ARNOLD; MALCOLMBARTÓK; BELABULL; JOHNBYRD; WILLIAMCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICKAPUSTIN; NIKOLAIMAHLER; GUSTAVMARKEVITCH; IGORMARTINU; BOHUSLAV Various Soloists
Various Conductors and Orchestras
BISCapriccioDeccaDeutsche GrammophonNaxos 10 / 10
Arias by Mozart, Méhul, Spontini, Rossini, Adam, Donizetti, Verdi, Thomas, & Offenbach Michael Spyres (tenor)
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Marko Letonja
Erato 10 / 10
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphony No. 4
MACMILLAN, JAMES: Larghetto for Orchestra
BRAHMS; JOHANNESMACMILLAN; JAMES Honeck, Manfred (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Reference Recordings 10 / 10
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Nocturnes (complete)
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Stephen Hough (piano)
Hyperion 10 / 10
BARTÓK, BELA: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Concerto for Orchestra
BARTÓK; BELA Mälkki, Susanna (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
BIS 10 / 10
Loeffler: La Mort de Tintagiles Ruggles: Evocations Hanson: Before the Dawn Cowell: Variations for Orchestra COWELL; HENRYHANSON; HOWARDLOEFFLER; CHARLESRUGGLES; CARL Delphine Dupuy (viola d'amore)
Trevino; Robert
: Basque National Orchestra
Ondine 10 / 10
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Suite Op. 34 JULES MOUQUET: La flute de Pan Op. 15 GABRIEL FAURÉ: Fantasie Op. 70; Morceau de concours GEORGES ENESCU: Cantabile et presto PHILIPPE GAUBERT: Nocturne et allegro scherzando; Fantasie; Madrigal CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (arranged by Gustave Samazeuilh); Syrinx DEBUSSY; CLAUDEENESCU; GEORGEFAURÉ; GABRIELGAUBERT; PHILIPPEMOUQUET; JULESWIDOR; CHARLES-MARIE Robert Langevin (flute); Margaret Kampmeier (piano)
Bridge 10 / 10
RAVEL, MAURICE: La valse; Alborada del gracioso; Rapsodie espagnole; Une barque sur l’océan; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Boléro
RAVEL; MAURICE Basque National Orchestra, Robert Trevino
Ondine 10 / 10
BYRD, WILLIAM: Keyboard works (selected)
BULL, JOHN: Keyboard works (selected)
BULL; JOHNBYRD; WILLIAM Kit Armstrong (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 10 / 10
DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Children’s Corner Suite
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Preludes Op. 24
MUSSORGSKY, MODEST: Pictures at an Exhibition
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEMUSSORGSKY; MODEST Behzod Abduraimov (piano)
Alpha 10 / 10
SOWERBY, LEO: Syncronata (for Jazz Orchestra); Serenade for String Quartet; String Quartet in D minor; Tramping Tune for Piano and Strings; Symphony for Jazz Orchestra
SOWERBY; LEO Winston Choi (piano); Alexander Hanna (double bass)
Andy Baker Orchestra, Andrew Baker (cond.) Avalan String Quartet
Cedille 10 / 10
Arias by Puccini, Gounod, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Ponchielli, Borodin, Dvorák, & Lehár BIZET; GEORGESBORODIN; ALEXANDERDVORÁK; ANTONINGOUNOD; CHARLESLEHÁR; FRANZPONCHIELLI; AMILCAREPUCCINI; GIACOMOTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Dmytro Popov (tenor)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Mikhail Simonyan
Orchid Classics 10 / 10
HOMILIUS, GOTTFRIED AUGUST: St. Mark Passion (Markuspassion) HoWV I.10
HOMILIUS; GOTTFRIED AUGUST Monika Mauch (soprano); Ruth Sandhoff (alto); Hans Jörg Mammel (tenor/Evangelist); Thomas Laske (baritone/Jesus)
Basler Madrigalisten; L'arpa festante, Fritz Näf
Carus 10 / 10
BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations (Arrangement by Bernard Labadie)
BACH; J.S. Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie
ATMA Classique 10 / 10
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Violin Concerto
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNES Shaham, Gil (violin)
Jacobsen; Eric
: The Knights
Canary Classics 10 / 10
VENTURINI, FRANCESCO: Concerti di camera Op. 1: No. 2 in A minor, No. 11 in B-flat major, No. 9 in G minor; Ouverture à 5 in E minor; Concerto à 6 in A major
VENTURINI; FRANCESCO La Festa Musicale
Audite 10 / 10
PHILIP GLASS: Select Etudes J. S. BACH: Select keyboard pieces CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Selections from Estampes, Children's Corner, & the Préludes JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU: Select keyboard pieces BACH; J.S.DEBUSSY; CLAUDEGLASS; PHILIPRAMEAU; JEAN-PHILIPPE Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 10 / 10
BRITTEN, BENJAMIN: Peter Grimes
BRITTEN; BENJAMIN Stuart Skelton, Robert Murray (tenor); Erin Wall, Hanna Husáhr, Vibeke Kristensen (soprano); Roderick Williams, Marcus Farnsworth (baritone); Susan Bickley, Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano)
Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Royal Northern College of Music Chorus, Choir of Collegium Musicum, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner
Chandos 10 / 10
BACH, J.S.: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II: Preludes & Fugues in C major, F minor, A-flat major, D-sharp minor, F major, B-flat minor, E-flat major, G minor, E major, G-sharp minor, B major, & B minor
BACH; J.S. Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Warner Classics 10 / 10
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphonies Nos. 1 "Classical", 2 and 3
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Litton, Andrew (Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra)
BIS 10 / 10
ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Arias, duets, & trios from Il barbiere di Siviglia, Otello, Armida, La donna del Lago, Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra, Le Siège de Corinthe, Ricciardo e Zoraide
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Xabier Anduaga (tenor); Tara Erraught (mezzo-soprano)
I Virtuosi Italiani, Corrado Rovaris
Erato 10 / 10
CRUMB, GEORGE: Metamorphoses (Book 1): Ten Fantasy-Pieces (after celebrated paintings)
CRUMB; GEORGE ()
Bridge 10 / 10
BACH, J.S.: Motets BWV 225 – 230 et al.
BACH; J.S. Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Piano Concerto
MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: Piano Concerto No. 4 "Incantations"
DVORÁK; ANTONINMARTINU; BOHUSLAV Ivo Kahánek (piano)
Hrusa; Jakub
: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Supraphon 10 / 10
Various Composers: Various Carols and Christmas Favorites
BACH; J.S.CAGE; JOHN Pipo
Musica Urethra Really Modern Music Project
Tinnitus Classics 10 / 10
BACH, J.S.: Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003; Sonata No. 3 in C major BWV 1005
BERIO, LUCIANO: Sequenza VIII for solo violin
HARBISON, JOHN: For Violin Alone
BACH; J.S.BERIO; LUCIANOHARBISON; JOHN Jennifer Koh (violin)
Cedille 10 / 10
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Helmchen; Martin
Manze; Andrew
: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Alpha 10 / 10
SMYTH, ETHEL: The Prison
SMYTH; ETHEL Dashon Burton (bass-baritone); Sarah Brailey (soprano)
Experiential Orchestra and Chorus, James Blachly
Chandos 10 / 10
SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Grand Duo in C major D. 812; Fantasie in F minor D. 940
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Evgeni Koroliov and Ljupka Hadžigeorgieva (piano duet)
Tacet 10 / 10
Works by Picchi, Merula, Arauso, Weckmann, Macedo, Bruna, Gabrieli, Louis Couperin, Ferrabosco I, Frescobaldi, Trabaci, Radino, Philips, Locke, Tindale, Schildt, Muffat, Froberger, Chambonnières, Jacquet de La Guerre, Tomkins, Coprario, Farnaby, Scheidemann, Keril, Sweelinck, Cabanilles, Byrd, Bull, Buxtehude, Praetorius, Kuhnau, Braga, Pasquini, Le Roux, & D’Anglebert BUXTEHUDE; DIETRICHBYRD; WILLIAMCOUPERIN; LOUISFRESCOBALDI; GIROLAMOGABRIELI; GIOVANNIMUFFAT; GEORGSWEELINCK; JAN PIETERSZOON Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
Avie 10 / 10
Arias by Puccini, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Catalani, Boito, Verdi, Massenet, Giordano LEONCAVALLO; RUGGEROMASCAGNI; PIETROMASSENET; JULESPUCCINI; GIACOMOVERDI; GIUSEPPE Ermonela Jaho (soprano)
Orquestra de la Communitat Valenciana, Andrea Battistoni
Opera Rara 10 / 10
SHAPERO, HAROLD: Sinfonia in C minor; Credo; Partita in D; On Green Mountain; Serenade in D for String Orchestra
SHAPERO; HAROLD Rose, Gil (Boston Modern Orchestra Project)
BMOP Sound 10 / 10
RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Preludes, Etudes-Tableaux, Moments musicaux (selections)
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Sergei Babayan (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 10 / 10
TORU TAKEMITSU: Rain Dreaming HENRY COWELL: Set of four KAIJA SAARIAHO: Jardin secret II GAVIN BRYARS: After Handel’s “Vesper” ANAHITA ABBASI: Intertwined distances LUC FERRARI: Programme commun “Musique socialiste?” ABBASI; ANAHITABRYARS; GAVINCOWELL; HENRYFERRARI; LUCSAARIAHO; KAIJATAKEMITSU; TORU Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
Hyperion 10 / 10
PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: The Ugly Duckling Op. 18; 5 Poems Op. 23: Nos. 2, 3, & 6; 5 Poems of Anna Akhmatova Op. 27; 5 Poems Op. 36: No. 4; 2 Songs from Lieutenant Kijé Op. 60b: No. 1 Stonet siz y golubochek; 2 Choruses Op. 66a: 2. Anyutka (version for voice and piano); 3 Children’s Songs Op. 68: 1; The Chatterbox; 3 Songs from Alexander Nevsky Op. 78b: 2. Mark, Ye Bright Falcons; 3 Romances Op. 72: 2. The rosy dawn is colouring the east; 12 Russian Folksongs Op. 104: 6. Katerina
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Margarita Gritskova (mezzo-soprano); Maria Prinz (piano)
Naxos 10 / 10


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