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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
DvorakFineArts DVORÁK, ANTONIN: String Quartet No. 4; Sextet; Polonaise in A major
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Fine Arts Quartet
Naxos 9 / 9
81vQpIdZCtL._SL1450 BACH, J.S.: Prelude and Fugue in E- flat BWV 552 (“St. Anne”, transcribed by Busoni); Two Chorale Preludes (transcribed by Busoni); Flute Sonata in E-flat BWV 1031: Siciliano (transcribed by Kempff); 6 Schübler Chorales BWV 645-650: Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter BWV 650 (transcribed by Schnaus)
BUSONI, FERRUCCIO: Toccata
BACH; J.S.BUSONI; FERRUCCIO Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
PentaTone 8 / 10
81vmGRu6qGL._SL1500 Works by Bizet, Brahms, Copland, Gershwin, Liszt, Milhaud, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, others BIZET; GEORGESBRAHMS; JOHANNESGERSHWIN; GEORGELISZT; FRANZMILHAUD; DARIUSMUSSORGSKY; MODESTRACHMANINOV; SERGEISIBELIUS; JEANTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHWAGNER; RICHARD Various soloists
New York Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Artur Rodzinski
Sony Classical Insiders Only
Archetypes Archetypes: Third Coast Percussion Meets the Assads Various Composers Sérgio Assad (guitar); Clarice Assad (various instruments/vocals)
Third Coast Percussion
Cedille 9 / 10
61EBAiGFLcL._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Four Ballades, Four Impromptus
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Anna Vinnitskaya (piano)
Alpha 7 / 9
61FqJiU5jL._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Mazurkas Op. 6 No. 3; Op. 7 No. 3; Op. 17 No. 1; Op. 30 No. 4; Op. 33 Nos. 1, 2, & 3; Op. 63 Nos. 1, 2, & 3; Op. 68 No. 2; Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Lukas Geniusas (piano)
Mirare 7 / 8
4260052383124 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in A minor D. 784; Piano Sonata in A major D. 664; Piano Sonata in A minor D. 845
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Elena Margolina (piano)
Ars Produktion 7 / 9
Rott1 ROTT, HANS: Hamlet Overture; Prelude to "Julius Caesar"; Suites in E-flat major and B major; Orchestral Prelude in E major; Pastoral Prelude in F major
ROTT; HANS Ward; Christopher
: Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne
Capriccio 7 / 9
DavisBeet BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphonies 1-9; Overtures; Piano Concertos 1-5; Violin Concerto; Mass iin C; Missa Solemnis
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Stephen Kovacevich (piano); Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Davis; Colin
: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,BBC Symphony Orchestra,London Symphony Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
giustinisonatas GIUSTINI, LODOVICO: Twelve Sonatas Op. 1
GIUSTINI; LODOVICO Paolo Zentilin (piano)
Brilliant Classics 9 / 8
4011790200712 Various Composers & Works BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERT Various Pianists
Various Conductors & Orchestras
Orfeo Insiders Only
Braunfels BRAUNFELS, WALTER: Witches' Sabbath (Hexensabbat); Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra; Hebridean Dances for Piano and Orchestra
BRAUNFELS; WALTER Tatjana Blome (piano)
Bühl; Gregor
: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Capriccio 9 / 9
4022143977755 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
AbbadoLSO Works by: Bartók, Berg, Bizet, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Pergolesi, Prokofiev, Ravel, Rossini, Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Vivaldi, others BIZET; GEORGESMENDELSSOHN; FELIXMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSPROKOFIEV; SERGEIRAVEL; MAURICEROSSINI; GIOACHINOSTRAVINSKY; IGORVarious Composers Argerich; Martha,Berganza; Teresa,Pogorelich; Ivo
Abbado; Claudio
: London Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Sullivan SULLIVAN, ARTHUR: L'Île Enchantée; Thespis (ballet)
SULLIVAN; ARTHUR Penny; Andrew
: RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 8
61pZI1oFl0L._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: The Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello
BACH; J.S. Saša Večtomov (cello)
Supraphon 9 / 9
71nECAkN7EL._SL1205 MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Piano Concertos (5-27); Complete Piano Sonatas; Sonata for Two Pianos; Quintet for Piano & Wind Instruments; Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Christian Zacharias (piano); Marie-Luisa Hinrichs (piano); Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin); Tabea Zimmermann (viola); Tilmann Wick (cello)
Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Stuttgart, Neville Marriner; Polish Chamber Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk; English Chamber Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, David Zinman; NDR Orchestra, Günter Wand; Bläserensemble, Sabine Meyer
Warner Classics Insiders Only
HornOndine Schumann: Konzertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra; Adagio and Allegro (orch. Ansermet); Saint-Saëns: Morceau de concert, Op. 94; Glière: Horn Concerto GLIÈRE; REINHOLDSAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLESCHUMANN; ROBERT Markus Makuniitty (horn)
Oramo; Sakari
: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondine Insiders Only
91djuKcFE0L._SS500 Various Composers and Works ANDERSON; LEROYDVORÁK; ANTONINHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Mandelring Quartett
Audite 8 / 9
bizetpiano BIZET, GEORGES: Chants du Rhin; La Romance de Nadir; Variations chromatiques; L’arlésienne: Minuet (transcribed by Rachmaninov)
SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 22 (arr. by Bizet for piano solo)
BIZET; GEORGESSAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Nathanaël Gouin (piano)
Mirare 9 / 9
Stanford STANFORD, CHARLES VILLIERS: Overture in the style of a tragedy; Verdun: Solemn March and Heroic Epilogue; A Welcome March; Fairy Day; A Song of Agincourt
STANFORD; CHARLES VILLIERS Shelley; Howard
: Ulster Orchestra
Hyperion 7 / 9
61KunTchkNL COTONE, NINO: 24 Caprices for Solo Violin
COTONE; NINO Nino Cotone (violin)
Da Vinci Classics 7 / 7
Mosolov5 MOSOLOV, ALEXANDER: Symphony No. 5; Harp Concerto
MOSOLOV; ALEXANDER Taylor Ann Fleshman (harp)
Arnold; Arthur
: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 7 / 8
02670 SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: Sonatas K. 177-205
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Christoph Ullrich (piano); Ib Hausmann (clarinet)
Tacet 9 / 10
BACH_GLASS_RAMEAU_Triad_Vikingur_DG_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic 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
BACH_BYRD_CONTEMP_Sostmann_TYXART_Jens-f-Laurson_ClassicalCritic_CLASSICSTODAY J. S. BACH: Musical Offering--Ricercare a 3 & a 6 voci OLIVER KNUSSEN: Prayer bell sketch JOHN TAVENER: The Lord’s Prayer; In memory of my two cats; Zodiacs WILLIAM BYRD: Pavan and Galliard MB52 MARKUS HORN: Piece after Byrd JOHN ADAMS: China Gates ORLANDO GIBBONS: Pavan and Galliard Lord Salisbury XIAOYONG CHEN: Diary VI ADAMS; JOHNBACH; J.S.BYRD; WILLIAMCHEN; XIAOYONGGIBBONS; ORLANDOKNUSSEN; OLIVER Alexandra Sostmann (piano)
TYXART 9 / 9
8051773570650 DONIZETTI, GAETANO: String Quartets Nos. 4, 5, 8, 13, 14, & 15
DONIZETTI; GAETANO Mitja Quartet
Urania 9 / 9
Rach2Rat RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 2
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Rattle, Simon (London Symphony Orchestra)
LSO 5 / 8
71ay2pDEaL._SL1200 Various Composers & Works BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBERG; ALBANCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICSCHUMANN; ROBERT Pierre Barbizet (piano); Christian Ferras (violin); Samson François (piano); Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute); others
Various Conductors & Orchestras
Erato Insiders Only
71scI09AyUL._SL1500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The 32 Piano Sonatas
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)
RCA Insiders Only
51E4UnITCkL SCHUBERT, FRANZ: 17 Ländler D. 366; Minuets in A major D. 334 & 277a; 3 Minuets D. 380; 2 Minuets D. 91; 16 Ländler & 2 Écossaises D. 734; Minuet in C-sharp minor D. 600; Trio in E major D. 610; Minuet in E major with 2 Trios D. 335
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Daniel Lebhardt (piano)
Naxos 9 / 9
Britten-Peter-Grimes-Gardner-1200-850-1024x725 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
Beethoven_Piano-Concertos_UCHIDA_Rattle_BPH_BPH-SACDs BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Five Piano Concertos
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle
Berlin Philharmonic 8 / 9
anderszewskibach 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
Haydn45Alpha HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 15, 35, 45 "Farewell," Scene di Berenice
HAYDN; JOSEPH Piau, Sandrine (soprano)
Antonini, Giovanni (Il Giardino Armonico)
Alpha Insiders Only
MahlerKlagGiel MAHLER, GUSTAV: Das Klagende Lied (original Part 1, revised Parts 2 & 3)
MAHLER; GUSTAV Brigitte Poschner-Klebel (soprano); Marjana Lipovšek (mezzo-soprano); David Rendall (tenor); Manfred Hemm (baritone)
Gielen; Michael
: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra,Vienna Singakademie
Orfeo 10 / 8
Belohlavek Works by Smetana, Dvořák, Suk, Martinu, Bartók (sound clips), Ravel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Fibich, Schoenberg, Haas, Mahler and Janáček BARTÓK; BELADVORÁK; ANTONINJANÁCEK; LEOŠMARTINU; BOHUSLAVMENDELSSOHN; FELIXMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSMETANA; BEDRICH Various Orchestras, Jiří Bělohlávek (cond.)
Supraphon Insiders Only
schoeck SCHOECK, OTHMAR: Lebendig begraben Op. 40
MITROPOULOS, DMITRI: Concerto Grosso
HONEGGER, ARTHUR: Rugby
HONEGGER; ARTHURMITROPOULOS; DMITRISCHOECK; OTHMAR Michael Nagy (baritone)
The Orchestra Now, The Bard Festival Chorale, Leon Botstein
Bridge 8 / 8
BragaSantosCM1 SANTOS, JOLY BRAGA: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2; String Sextet
SANTOS; JOLY BRAGA Quarteto Lopes-Graça, others
Quarteto Lopes-Graça
Toccata Classics 9 / 9
655646189710 THOMSON, VIRGIL: Portraits for piano (selected); Portraits for chamber ensembles (selected); Songs (selected); Capital Capitals
THOMSON; VIRGIL Anthony Tommasini (piano); Sharan Leventhal (violin); Fenwick Smith (flute); Frederic T. Cohen (oboe); Ronald Haroutunian (bassoon); Jonathan Miller (cello); Nancy Armstrong (soprano); D’Anna Fortunato (mezzo-soprano); Frank Kelley (tenor); Sanford Sylvan (baritone); David Ripley (bass); James Russell Smith (percussion)
Everbest Music 10 / 8
61iuJR8dx2L._SL1204 Works by Bach, Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Copland, Kodály, Mozart, Prokofiev, Schumann, & others BARTÓK; BELABEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANKODÁLY; ZOLTÁNLISZT; FRANZMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUMANN; ROBERTSTRAVINSKY; IGOR Andor Foldes (piano)
Various conductors & orchestras
Eloquence Insiders Only
Rach1YNS RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 1; Symphonic Dances
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Nézet-Séguin; Yannick
: Philadelphia Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 7 / 8
71pDmv6OCVL._AC_SL1500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Nine Symphonies (arranged for piano solo by Franz Liszt)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Alpers; Hinrich
Sony Classical 8 / 8
Sleeping-Beauty TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Sleeping Beauty - A Dramatic Symphony (arr. Kristjan Järvi)
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Kristjan Järvi
Sony Classical 4 / 9
Shost910 SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphonies Nos. 9 and 10
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Noseda; Gianandrea
: London Symphony Orchestra
LSO 9 / 8
HoneckBeet9 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Christina Landshamer (soprano); Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo-soprano); Werner Güra (tenor); Shenyang (bass-baritone)
Honeck; Manfred
: Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh,Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Reference Recordings 6 / 9
095115219621 GRAINGER, PERCY: Complete Works
GRAINGER; PERCY Various Soloists, Conductors, & Orchestras
Chandos Insiders Only
pembrokecollege Choral works by Elizabeth Poston, Anna Lapwood, Sally Beamish, Jonathan Dove, Caroline Shaw, Eleanor Daley, Amy Beach, Imogen Holst, others BEACH; AMYBEAMISH; SALLYCLARKE; REBECCADALEY; ELEANORDOVE; JONATHANHOLST; IMOGENPOSTON; ELIZABETHSHAW; CAROLINE Lapwood; Anna
: Chapel Choir of Pembroke College Cambridge,Pembroke College Girls' Choir
Signum Classics 10 / 9
SchubWM SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Symphony No. 9 "The Great"
KRENEK, ERNST: Static and Ecstatic
KRENEK; ERNSTSCHUBERT; FRANZ Welser-Möst, Franz (Cleveland Orchestra)
Cleveland Orchestra 8 / 8
PetPro5 PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 5
MIASKOVSKY, NIKOLAI: Symphony No. 21
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Petrenko; Vasily
: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Lawo Insiders Only


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