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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
ProkIsser PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Cello Concerto Op. 58; March from Music for Children (arr. Piatigorsky)
SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Cello Concerto No. 1
PROKOFIEV; SERGEISHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Isserlis; Steven
Järvi; Paavo
: Frankfurt Radio Symphony
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Johns-Kyrie POULENC, FRANCIS: Mass in G (FP 89)
KODÁLY, ZOLTÁN: Missa brevis
JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: Otčenáš (JW IV/29)
JANÁCEK; LEOŠKODÁLY; ZOLTÁNPOULENC; FRANCIS Anne Denholm (harp); Joseph Wicks (organ)
The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha
Signum Classics 8 / 9
51VpDefMfYL BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonatas No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 (“Pathétique”); No. 15 in D major Op. 28 (“Pastorale”); No. 17 in D minor Op. 31 No. 2 (“Tempest”); No. 53 in C major Op. 53 (“Waldstein”); No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 (“Appassionata”); No. 26 in E-flat major Op. 81a (“Les Adieux”); No. 28 in A major Op. 101; No. 30 in E major Op. 109
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Andor Foldes (piano)
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71w4s5PwA1L._SL1429 BACH, J.S.: Chaconne from Violin Partita in D minor BWV 1004 (transcr. Ferruccio Busoni)
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major Op. 2 No. 3
BACH/BUSONIBEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
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DvorakSextet DVORÁK, ANTONIN: String Quintet No. 3, Op. 97; String Sextet
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Veronica Hagen (viola); Gary Hoffman (cello)
Jerusalem Quartet
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
GershwinImmerseel GERSHWIN, GEORGE: Catfish Row; An American in Paris; Rhapsody in Blue; Five Songs
GERSHWIN; GEORGE Claron Mcfaddon (soprano); Bart van Caenegem (piano)
Immerseel; Jos van
: Anima Eterna Brugge
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Mayerpqs MAYER, EMILIE: Piano Quartets in E flat major and G major
MAYER; EMILIE Mariani Klavierquartett
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BrahmsDaus BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphony No. 2; Haydn Variations; Academic Festival Overture; Hungarian Dances Nos. 5-7 (orch. Dausgaard)
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Dausgaard; Thomas
: Swedish Chamber Orchestra
BIS 6 / 10
81p8wRzSSZL._SL1500 EASTMAN, JULIUS: Piano
EASTMAN; JULIUS Julius Eastman (piano, vocal)
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614NdelK7oL DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Estampes; Images Books I & II; Children’s Corner; La plus que lente; L’isle joyeuse
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE Hough; Stephen
Hyperion 7 / 9
saintsaenscello SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; Suite in D minor; Romance in F major; Allegro appassioato in B minor; The Swan
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Gabriel Schwabe (cello)
Soustrot; Marc
: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
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61leGquUipL IVES, CHARLES: Piano Sonata No. 2 (“Concord”)
IVES; CHARLES Thomas Hell (piano); Sabine Raynaud (flute); Stefanie Dumrese (viola)
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RespighiNesch RESPIGHI, OTTORINO: Three Botticelli Pictures; Il Tramonto; Church Windows
RESPIGHI; OTTORINO Antonacci, Anna Caterina (soprano)
Neschling; John
: Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège
BIS 10 / 10
Haydn Christ HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphony No. 26 "Lamentatione"; Symphony No. 86
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Violin Concerto No. 3
HAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Aisslinn Nosky (violin)
Christophers; Harry
: Handel & Haydn Society
Coro 7 / 9
RVWBrab VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: A London Symphony; Sound Sleep; Orpheus with his lute; Variations (for band)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Elizabeth Watts and Mary Bevan (sopranos); Kitty Whately (mezzo soprano)
Brabbins; Martyn
: BBC Symphony Orchestra,Royal College of Music Brass Band
Hyperion 5 / 7
reflections_500x500 VALENTIN BIBIK: Preludes and Fugues (selected) VIKTOR KOSENKO: Poem-Desir, Etude in C-sharp minor, Poem-Legend BORIS LYATOSHYNSKY: Reflections VIRKO BALEY: Nocturnal No. 7 VALENTIN SILVESTROV: The Messenger BALEY; VIRKOBIBIK; VALENTINSILVESTROV; VALENTIN Timothy Hoft (piano)
TNC Recordings Inc. Insiders Only
71ls4LXBgXL._SL1209 DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Images Books I & II; Children’s Corner; Suite bergamasque; L’isle joyeuse
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE Seong-Jin Cho (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 8 / 10
51-0mls7jL Works by Liszt, Moszkowski, Chopin, Debussy, & others CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEGODOWSKY; LEOPOLDLISZT; FRANZMOSZKOWSKI; MORITZSAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLESCHUMANN; ROBERT Jorge Bolet (piano)
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71VMu4KGaML._SL1200 PAGANINI, NICCOLÒ: Caprices Op. 1
PAGANINI; NICCOLÒ Augustin Hadelich (violin)
Warner Classics Insiders Only
71x1SgzEU8L._SX342 MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Così fan tutte K. 588
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Jacquelyn Wagner, Ginger Costa-Jackson (soprano); Michèle Losier (mezzo-soprano); Frédéric Antoun (tenor); Philippe Sly, Paulo Szot (baritone)
Paris Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Philippe Jordan
arthaus 4 / 9
Gliere GLIÈRE, REINHOLD: Symphony No. 3 "Ilya Muromets"
GLIÈRE; REINHOLD BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Downes
Chandos 7 / 9
gueststjohns St. John’s Affirms Its Legacy With Welcome Guest Box BACH; J.S.BRITTEN; BENJAMINDURUFLÉ; MAURICEHAYDN; JOSEPHHOWELLS; HERBERTMESSIAEN; OLIVIERPALESTRINA; GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DAPOULENC; FRANCISTIPPETT; MICHAELVICTORIA; TOMÁS LUIS DE Guest; George
: Choir of St. John's College Cambridge
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HaydnRattle CD From Hell: Rattle Gets Lost on An Imaginary Haydn Journey HAYDN; JOSEPH Rattle; Simon
: London Symphony Orchestra
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Kodaly KODÁLY, ZOLTÁN: Dances of Galánta; Concerto for Orchestra; Peacock Variations; Dances of Marosszék
KODÁLY; ZOLTÁN Falletta; JoAnn
: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
DvorakSmet Dvorák: Symphony No. 3 Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue DVORÁK; ANTONINGERSHWIN; GEORGEGLAZUNOV; ALEXANDER Karel Krautgartner (saxophone); Jan Penenka (piano)
Smetácek; Václav
: Prague Symphony Orchestra
Supraphon Insiders Only
RiteChailly STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Chant funèbre; Fireworks; Scherzo fantasque; The Faun and the Shepherdess; The Rite of Spring
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Sophie Koch (mezzo soprano)
Chailly; Riccardo
: Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
BrahmsArgerich JOHANNES BRAHMS - Sonata for Two Pianos in F minor Op. 34b
FELIX MENDELSSOHN - Trio in D minor Op.49
BRAHMS; JOHANNESMENDELSSOHN; FELIX Martha Argerich (piano)
Lilya Zilberstein (piano)
Renaud Capuçon (violin)
Gautier Capuçon (cello)

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dvoraka DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphonies Nos. 1-9; Symphonic Variations; In Nature's Realm; Carnival; Othello; The Water Goblin; The Noon Witch; The Golden Spinning Wheel; The Wild Dove
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Neumann; Václav
: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Supraphon Insiders Only
ProkofievAlsop PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 7; Scherzo and March from The Love for Three Oranges; Lieutenant Kijé Suite
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Alsop; Marin
: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 7 / 7
Hausegger HAUSEGGER, SIEGMUND VON: Aufklänge; Dionysische Phantasie; Wieland der Schmied
HAUSEGGER; SIEGMUND VON Hermus; Antony
: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
CPO Insiders Only
SIEGMUND VON HAUSEGGER - Natursymphonie
HAUSEGGER; SIEGMUND VON Rasilainen; Ari
: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
CPO Insiders Only
mayrmiserere (2) MAYR, GIOVANNI SIMONE: Miserere in G minor; Litaniae Lauretanae in G minor
MAYR; GIOVANNI SIMONE Various soloists
Members of the Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Simon Mayr Chorus, Concerto de Bassus, I Virtuosi Italiani, Franz Hauk
Naxos Insiders Only
savallmontserrat The Miracle of The Red Book of Montserrat Anonymous Savall; Jordi
: Hespèrion XXI,La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Alia Vox Insiders Only
81NN3TSYzkL._SL1200 RÓZYCKI, LUDOMIR: Piano Quintet in C minor Op. 35
FRIEDMAN, IGNAZ: Piano Quintet in C minor
FRIEDMAN; IGNAZRÓZYCKI; LUDOMIR Plowright; Jonathan
Szymanowski Quartet
Hyperion 9 / 9
traditional-american-folk-songs-500x500 DOUGHERTY, CELIUS: Traditional American Folk Songs
DOUGHERTY; CELIUS Tod Fitzpatrick (baritone); Maria Jette (soprano); Alan Smith (piano)
Meyer Media LLC 10 / 10
Ibert IBERT, JACQUES: Escales, Sarabande pour Dulcinée, Ouverture de fête, Féerique, Divertissement, Hommage à Mozart, Suite symphonique "Paris", Bacchanale
IBERT; JACQUES Järvi; Neeme
: L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Chandos 9 / 9
MahlerCeli Mahler: Kindertotenlieder Strauss: Death and Transfiguration MAHLER; GUSTAVSTRAUSS; RICHARD Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo soprano)
Celibidache; Sergiu
: Munich Philharmonic
BR Klassik Insiders Only
WagnerOvs WAGNER, RICHARD: Concert Overtures 1 & 2; Das Liebesverbot, Christopher Columbus, King Enzio, Die Feen, Siegried Idyll
WAGNER; RICHARD Märkl; Jun
: MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony
Naxos 7 / 8
717sT2Y4PvL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: The French Suites BWV 812-817
BACH; J.S. Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Decca 8 / 8
GIOACHINO ROSSINI - Overtures
GIUSEPPE VERDI -
ROSSINI; GIOACHINOVERDI; GIUSEPPE Abbado; Claudio
: London Symphony Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
GIUSEPPE VERDI - Falstaff
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Bryn Terfel
Thomas Hampson
Daniil Shtoda
Adrianne Pieczonka
Dorothea Röschmann
Larissa Diadkova
Stella Doufexis

Abbado; Claudio
: Berlin Philharmonic,Berlin Radio Choir
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
GIUSEPPE VERDI - Choruses from Nabucco, Il Trovatore, Otello, Ernani, Aida, Macbeth, I lombardi, Don Carlos, Un ballo in maschera, Simon Boccanegra, & Requiem
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Abbado; Claudio
: La Scala Orchestra & Chorus
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
ALPHA_COVER_ITUNES.indd MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Don Giovanni
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Jean-Sébastien Bou, Robert Gleadow, Marc Scoffen, Steven Humes (bass-baritone); Myrto Papatanasiu, Julie Boulianne, Anna Grevelius (soprano); Julien Behr (tenor)
Le Cercle de L'Harmonie, Jérémie Rhorer
Alpha 6 / 8
StravHamAnd STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Music for Two Pianos (The Rite of Spring; Concerto for Two Pianos; Circus Polka, Madrid, Tango)
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Marc-André Hamelin and Leif Ove Andsnes (pianos)
Hyperion Insiders Only
Lajtha Strings LAJTHA, LÁSZLÓ: Complete Works for String Orchestra (Symphonie "Les Soli"; Sinfoniettas Nos. 1 and 2)
LAJTHA; LÁSZLÓ Budapest Chamber Symphony, Simone Fontanelli, Imre Rohmann, Péter Csaba (conds.)
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51mzUg5D01L Various Composers and Works Various Composers Eileen Joyce (piano)
Various Conductors and Orchestras
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Bruckner6Haitink BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 6
BRUCKNER; ANTON Haitink; Bernard
: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
BR Klassik 10 / 10
tippett TIPPETT, MICHAEL: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
TIPPETT; MICHAEL Brabbins; Martyn
: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion 7 / 8
JOHANNES BRAHMS - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Nelson Freire (piano)

Chailly; Riccardo
: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
81T5k-hQ3PL._SL1500 Various Composers & Works BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEHAYDN; JOSEPHLISZT; FRANZTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Nikita Magaloff (piano)
Various Conductors & Orchestras
Decca Insiders Only


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