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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
Americascapes 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
DohnanyiSimona DOHNÁNYI, ERNST VON: Tante Simona Overture, American Rhapsody, Suite in F-sharp minor
WEINER, LEO: Serenade in F minor for small orchestra, Op. 3
DOHNÁNYI; ERNST VONWEINER; LEO Paternostro; Roberto
: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Capriccio 9 / 9
81OHcvo-77L._SL1500 Various Composers & Works BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBERG; ALBANBIZET; GEORGESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICRIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAISTRAVINSKY; IGORTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHVERDI; GIUSEPPE Various Soloists & Orchestras
Markevitch; Igor
Eloquence Insiders Only
81wsodlGu2L._SL1200 FERNANDO LOPES-GARCIA: Melodias rüsticas portuguesas (Book 3) SÉRGIO AZVEDO: Sonatina for piano 4 hands JOSÉ VIANNA DA MOTTA: Erinnerungen (Souvenirs) Op. 7 FERNANDO C. LAPA: Storyboard: Six miniatures for piano 4-hands ANTÓNIO VICTORINO DE ALMEIDA: Balada Op. 126 (para uma criança que vai nascar) AZVEDO; SÉRGIOLOPES-GARCIA; FERNANDO Luís Duarte & Lígia Madeira (piano duo)
Brilliant Classics 9 / 9
Orpheus Various Composers (see review) Various Composers Argerich; Martha,Lisiecki; Jan,Maisky; Mischa,Neidich; Charles,Scholl; Andreas,Shaham; Gil
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Bruck4thiel BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 4 "Romantic"
BRUCKNER; ANTON Thielemann; Christian
: Vienna Philharmonic
Sony Classical 5 / 7
91e6x2tRNgL._SL1500 RAVEL, MAURICE: Valses nobles et sentimentales (excerpts); Le Tombeau de Couperin (excerpts); Sonatine; Miroirs; Jeux d'eau; other works
RAVEL; MAURICE Brenda Lucas Ogdon (piano)
Sterling Insiders Only
61qh0maADrL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
BACH; J.S. Eloïse Bella Kohn (piano)
Hänssler Classic 6 / 9
BACH_Unbuttoned_PENTATONE_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BACH, J.S.: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2, 4, & 5; Concerto in D minor for Two Violins BWV 1043; “Badinerie” (from Orchestral Suite No. 2)
BACH; J.S. Ana de la Vega (flute); Ramón Ortega Quero (oboe); Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin); Cyrus Allyar (trumpet); Johannes Berger (harpsichord)
Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
PentaTone 6 / 9
respighisongs RESPIGHI, OTTORINO: Songs
RESPIGHI; OTTORINO Ian Bostidge (tenor); Saskia Giorgini (piano)
PentaTone 7 / 9
Klebanov KLEBANOV, DMITRI: String Quartets Nos. 4 and 5; Piano Trio No. 2
KLEBANOV; DMITRI ARC Ensemble
Chandos 9 / 9
81ykDfmyFGL._SL1200_-1 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
600x600 FRANZ SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A major D. 664 CARL CZERNY: Variations on a Theme by Rode Op. 33 “La Ricordanza” ROBERT SCHUMANN: Papillons Op. 2; Novelette in F-sharp minor Op. 21 No. 8 CLARA SCHUMANN: Soirées musicales Op. 6 No. 2: Notturno CZERNY; CARLSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; CLARASCHUMANN; ROBERT Andrea Botticelli (fortepiano)
Andrea Botticelli 8 / 9
C38BB5E7-2450-4508-83AC-B657E049582B 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
armstrongbyrd BYRD, WILLIAM: Keyboard works (selected)
BULL, JOHN: Keyboard works (selected)
BULL; JOHNBYRD; WILLIAM Kit Armstrong (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 10 / 10
Manen MANÉN, JOAN: Violin Concerto No. 3 "Ibérico"; Symphony No. 2 "Ibérica"
MANÉN; JOAN Ana María Valderrama (violin)
Ang; Darrell
: Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 6 / 8
61CDvtH4oVL._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Etudes Op. 25; Four Scherzos
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Beatrice Rana (piano)
Warner Classics 8 / 10
lippelbach BACH, J.S.: Suite in E minor BWV 996; Sonata in C minor BWV 997; Prelude, Fugue, & Allegro in E-flat BWV 998
BACH; J.S. Daniel Lippel (well-tempered guitar)
New Focus Recordings 9 / 10
abduraimov 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 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
HaydnKlum HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 2, 17-20
HAYDN; JOSEPH Klumpp; Johannes
: Heidelberger Sinfoniker
Hänssler Classic 9 / 9
kapustinonyx KAPUSTIN, NIKOLAI: Eight Concert Etudes Op. 40; Variations Op. 41; Moon Rainbow Op. 161; Sonatina Op. 100; Piano Sonata No. 2 in E Op. 54
KAPUSTIN; NIKOLAI Yeol Eum Son (piano)
Onyx 9 / 10
8107DPM8LkS._SL1500 Various Composers & Works BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANDEBUSSY; CLAUDELISZT; FRANZMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSPOULENC; FRANCISPROKOFIEV; SERGEIRACHMANINOV; SERGEIRAVEL; MAURICESCARLATTI; DOMENICO Various Pianists
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel, Janos Fürst
Eloquence Insiders Only
61JmBS7BfbL._SS500 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Symphony No. 9 in C major (“The Great”) D. 944
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Schwarz; Gerard
: New York Chamber Symphony
Master Performers 9 / 9
71FC8LljmIS._SL1200 KOSENKO, VIKTOR: 11 Etudes Op. 8
SCRIABIN, ALEXANDER: 4 Preludes Op. 22; Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major Op. 30
KOSENKO; VIKTORSCRIABIN; ALEXANDER Igor Gryshyn (piano)
Orchid Classics 7 / 9
71xSX97RuSS._SL1417 ALBÉNIZ, ISAAC: Piano Music (complete)
ALBÉNIZ; ISAAC Miguel Baselga (piano)
Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Lu Jia
BIS Insiders Only
71NhnBbgpyS._SL1200 LEHRER, TOM: The Masochism Tango; Oedipus Rex; Poisoning Pigeons in the Park; Pollution; She’s My Girl; The Elements; The Wiener Schnitzel Waltz; My Home Town; I Got It From Agnes; Alma; The Vatican Rag; We Will All Go Together When We Go
LEHRER; TOM The Queen's Six
Signum Classics 6 / 9
Dudamel-Mahler-8 MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 8
MAHLER; GUSTAV Tamara Wilson, Leah Crocetto, Erin Morley (soprano); Mihoko Fujimura, Tamara Mumford (mezzo-soprano); Simon O’Neill (tenor); Ryan McKinny (baritone); Morris Robinson (bass)
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, National Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel
Deutsche Grammophon 7 / 6
popovarias 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
Herrmann HERRMANN, BERNARD: Film Scores
HERRMANN; BERNARDVarious Composers London Philharmonic; Others, Bernard Herrmann (cond.)
Decca Insiders Only
Mah7Pet MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 7
MAHLER; GUSTAV Petrenko; Kirill
: Bavarian State Orchestra
Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings 3 / 8
Novak NOVÁK, VÍTESLAV: Piano Concerto; Toman and the Wood Nymph
NOVÁK; VÍTESLAV ()
Hrusa; Jakub
: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Supraphon 9 / 9
Mahler9 MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 9
MAHLER; GUSTAV Fischer; Adam
: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Tonhalle Düsseldorf 5 / 8
SibeliusGard SIBELIUS, JEAN: Luonnotar; Tapiola; Pelleas and Melisande; Rakastava; Spring Song
SIBELIUS; JEAN Davidsen, Lise (soprano)
Gardner, Edward (Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra)
Chandos 8 / 9
OneMove BARBER, SAMUEL: Symphony No. 1
SIBELIUS, JEAN: Symphony No. 7
SCRIABIN, ALEXANDER: The Poem of Ecstasy (Symphony No. 4)
BARBER; SAMUELSCRIABIN; ALEXANDERSIBELIUS; JEAN Stern; Michael
: Kansas City Symphony
Reference Recordings 7 / 10
luminousvoices TOGNI, PETER-ANTHONY: Totus tuus; Requiem et Lux; Sea Dreams; Earth Voices; Da pacem Domine; Of the Father's love begotten; Psaume 98; Responsio Introit; Silentio
TOGNI; PETER-ANTHONY Sara Hahn-Scinocco, Sarah MacDonald (flute); Jeff Reilly (bass clarinet)
Shantz; Timothy
: Luminous Voices
Leaf Music 8 / 9
ShostNelsons SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphonies No. 1, 14 and 15; Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Kristine Opolais (soprano); Alexander Tsymbalyuk (bass)
Nelsons; Andris
: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 4 / 8
DvorakSoul Dvořák: Orchestral, Chamber and Vocal Works DVORÁK; ANTONIN Various Soloists
Various Conductors and Orchestras
Warner Classics Insiders Only
Muti Various Composers Various Composers Various Soloists
Various Orchestras, Riccardo Muti (cond.)
Warner Classics Insiders Only
homiliusmark 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_Goldberg-Variations_Violons-du-Roy_Labadie_ATMA_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations (Arrangement by Bernard Labadie)
BACH; J.S. Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie
ATMA Classique 10 / 10
61zKEFxTIAL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in G major D. 894; Piano Sonata in C minor D. 958
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Adam Laloum (piano)
Harmonia Mundi 6 / 9
827949072468 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major Op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”); Fifteen Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-flat major Op. 35 (“Eroica Variations")
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
PentaTone 8 / 8
QtItaliano Works by Debussy, Ravel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, Boccherini, Cambini, Prokofiev, Malipiero, others BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBOCCHERINI; LUIGIBRAHMS; JOHANNESHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERT Quartetto Italiano
Warner Classics Insiders Only
Maisky Various Composers Various Composers Mischa Maisky (cello); various soloists
Various conductors and orchestras
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
714c2SaOUUS._SL1488 TYRANNY, BLUE GENE: Various works
TYRANNY; BLUE GENE “Blue” Gene Tyranny (piano, keyboards); Various instrumentalists
Unseen Worlds 8 / 7
IvesDavis IVES, CHARLES: "Holidays" Symphony; Three Places in New England; Central Park in the Dark; The Unanswered Question
IVES; CHARLES Davis; Andrew
: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9 / 9
CHARLES IVES - Decoration Day; The Fourth of July; Thanksgiving; The General Slocum; Overture in G minor; Yale-Princeton Football Game; Postlude in F
IVES; CHARLES Sinclair; James
: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
IvesHolidaysOrm IVES, CHARLES: Holidays Symphony; Three Places in New England
IVES; CHARLES Ormandy; Eugene
: Philadelphia Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
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


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