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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
Stravinsky STRAVINSKY, IGOR: L'Histoire du Soldat (suite); Octet; Suites from The Firebird and Pulcinella; Petrushka; The Rite of Spring (2 performances); Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments; Oedipus Rex; Symphony of Psalms
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Various Soloists
Bernstein; Leonard
: Boston Symphony Orchestra,London Symphony Orchestra,New York Philharmonic
Sony Classical Insiders Only
61mlQjcul4L._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Preludes Op. 28; Prelude in C-sharp minor Op. 45; Prelude in A-flat Op. Posth.; Etudes Op. 10 & 25
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Rafael Orozco (piano)
Warner Classics 7 / 7
ELSNER_Jozef_String-Quartets_Op1_NFM_CD-ACCORD ELSNER, JÓZEF: String Quartets Op.1 Nos. 1-3
ELSNER; JÓZEF Mikołaj Zgołka, Zbigniew Pilch (violins); Dominik Dębski (viola); Jarosław Thiel (cello)
NFM 7 / 9
avedernikov Works by Bach, Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Franck, Galynin, Handel, Haydn, Hindemith, Krebs, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Ravel, Schumann, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Ustvolskaya, & Weber BACH; J.S.PROKOFIEV; SERGEIRAVEL; MAURICESCHUMANN; ROBERTSCRIABIN; ALEXANDERWEBER; CARL MARIA VON Anatoly Vedernikov (piano); Natalia Gutman (cello); Sviatoslav Richter (piano); Tatiana Kurasova (piano); others
Various conductors & orchestras
Scribendum Insiders Only
Brahms2Bstd BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphony No. 2; Academic Festival Overture
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Blomstedt; Herbert
: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
PentaTone 8 / 9
Groven GROVEN, EIVIND: Symphonies Nos. 1 "Towards the Mountains," and 2 "The Midnight Hour"
GROVEN; EIVIND Szilvay; Peter
: Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
51t2uJow3ML BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor Op. 131
BARTÓK, BELA: String Quartet No. 1
BACH, J.S.: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I: Fugue in C-sharp minor
BACH; J.S.BARTÓK; BELABEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Danish String Quartet
ECM 9 / 10
71nxTTdsNOL._SL1200 Big Boxes: Warner’s Stravinsky Edition STRAVINSKY; IGOR Various Soloists, Choirs, Orchestras, & Conductors
Warner Classics Insiders Only
Suchon SUCHON, EUGEN: Metamorphoses; Balladic Suite; Symfonietta Rustica
SUCHON; EUGEN Järvi; Neeme
: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 7 / 9
Halvorsen HALVORSEN, JOHAN: Norwegian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 & 2; Norwegian Bridal Procession; Passacaglia; Dance Scene from Queen Tamara; Symphonic Intermezzo from The King; Norwegian Festival Overture; Norwegian Fairy Tale Pictures
HALVORSEN; JOHAN Järvi, Neeme (Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra)
Chandos 9 / 9
prok6jarvi PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 6; Waltz Suite (excerpts)
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Järvi; Neeme
: Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos Insiders Only
Tubin EDUARD TUBIN - Symphonies Nos. 1-10; Toccata; Suite from the ballet "Kratt"
TUBIN; EDUARD Järvi; Neeme
BIS Insiders Only
Beet7 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 7
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Currentzis, Teodor (Musica Aeterna)
Sony Classical Insiders Only
81Ksw-tJPyL._SL1200 J.S. BACH: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (edited by Ferruccio Busoni, with modifications by Chiyan Wong); Chaconne in D minor (transcribed by Ferruccio Busoni) FERRUCCIO BUSONI: Sonatina No. 4 “in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII” CHIYAN WONG: Inversion of Variation 15 BACH; J.S.BUSONI; FERRUCCIO Chiyan Wong (piano)
Linn 9 / 10
Novak1 NOVÁK, VÍTESLAV: South Bohemian Suite; Toman and the Wood Nymph
NOVÁK; VÍTESLAV Štilec; Marek
: Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 8
71IpjQGVuGL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Impromptus D. 899 & D. 935; Klavierstücke D. 946; Moments musicaux D. 780
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Jörg Demus (piano)
Eloquence 7 / 7
4260052382806 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Waltzes Op. 64 Nos. 1 & 2; Nocturnes Op. 9 No. 2 & C-sharp minor Op. posth.; Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op. 23
TIERSEN, YANN: Selections from Amelie and Good Bye Lenin; Porz Goret, Pern, Yuzin, & Penn ar Lann
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICTIERSEN; YANN Ieva Dudaite (piano)
Ars Produktion 5 / 9
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


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