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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
Stokowski-collection Gustav Holst: The Planets Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht Béla Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Charles Martin Loeffler: A Pagan Poem Joaquin Turina: La Oracion del torero Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings BARBER; SAMUELBARTÓK; BELAHOLST; GUSTAVSCHOENBERG; ARNOLDTURINA; JOAQUÍN Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski
Urania 8 / 7
mathiaschoral MATHIAS, WILLIAM: Lift up your heads, O ye gates (1969); Ave Rex (1969); Wassail Carol (1964); As truly as God is our Father (1987); Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (1971); Toccata Giocosa (1967); All thy works shall praise thee (1961); The Lord's Prayer (1992); An Admonition to Rulers (1969); Salvator Mundi (1982)
MATHIAS; WILLIAM Papadopoulos; Michael
Winpenny; Tom
: Orchestra Nova,St. Albans Abbey Girls Choir,The Lay Clerks of St. Albans Cathedral Choir
Naxos 9 / 9
isserliscello DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Sonata for Cello & Piano L. 144 (1915)
BRIDGE, FRANK: Sonata for Cello & Piano H. 125 (1913-1917)
FAURÉ, GABRIEL: Sonata No. 1 in D minor for Cello & Piano Op. 109 (1917)
WEBERN, ANTON: Drei kleine Stücke Op. 11 (1914)
BRIDGE; FRANKDEBUSSY; CLAUDEFAURÉ; GABRIELSAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLEWEBERN; ANTON Steven Isserlis (cello; trench cello); Connie Shih (piano)
BIS 9 / 9
pinevinikourbach BACH, J.S.: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord BWV 1014-1019; Cantabile in G major BWV 1019a
BACH; J.S. Pine; Rachel Barton,Vinikour; Jory
Cedille 10 / 10
81csY9Hbt3L._SL1500 Works by Weiss, Milano, Bach, Dimitrov, Hayward, Schneider, & Eren BACH; J.S.DIMITROV; GEORGIHAYWARD; SEANMILANO; FRANCESCO DAWEISS; SILVIUS LEOPOLD Mak Grgic (guitars)
MicroFest Records 9 / 9
Trio-SR9-Front Works by Antoine Forqueray, G.F. Handel, Domenico Scarlatti, Phillipe Rameau, J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy, Béla Bartók, Alexander Borodin, François Tashdjian, Manuel de Falla, and Erik Satie BACH; J.S.BORODIN; ALEXANDERDEBUSSY; CLAUDEFALLA; MANUEL DEHANDEL; G.F.SATIE; ERIK Trio SR9
Naïve 9 / 10
finzihowells FINZI, GERALD: God Is Gone Up; Welcome Sweet and Sacred Feast; Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice
HOWELLS, HERBERT: Requiem; Te Deum (Collegium Regale); Jubilate Deo (Collegium Regale)
FINZI; GERALDHOWELLS; HERBERT Craig Phillips (organ)
All Saints' Choir Beverly Hills, Dale Adelmann
Gothic 9 / 9
Rosbaud_Bruckner_SWRClassic BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphonies Nos. 2-9
BRUCKNER; ANTON Southwest Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden, Hans Rosbaud
SWR Classic Insiders Only
61UgXGBy-L MESSIAEN, OLIVIER: Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus
MESSIAEN; OLIVIER Jean-Rodolphe Kars (piano)
Piano Classics Insiders Only
51wGWJTluDL GLASS, PHILIP: Piano Concerto No. 3
BACH, J.S.: Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in G minor BWV 1058
BACH; J.S.GLASS; PHILIP Simone Dinnerstein (piano)
A Far Cry
Orange Mountain 8 / 9
Rameau_Rousset_Pygmalion-Aparte_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic RAMEAU, JEAN-PHILIPPE: Pygmalion; Les Fêtes de Polymnie
RAMEAU; JEAN-PHILIPPE Cyrille Dubois (Pygmalion); Marie-Claude Chappui (Céphise); Céline Scheen (Le Statue); Eugénie Warnier (L’Amour)
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset
Aparte 9 / 10
034571282244 COUPERIN, LOUIS: Dances from the Bauyn Manuscript: Suite in D minor; Allemande Grave in F; Chaconne in F; Chaconne ou Passacaille in G minor; Suite in G minor; Tombeau de Mr de Blancrocher; Suite in A major; Pavane in F-sharp minor
COUPERIN; LOUIS Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
Hyperion 10 / 10
81WWWdXDjML._SL1500 DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Piano Works (complete)
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE Jörg Demus (piano)
Musica Viva Insiders Only
681585162927 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Mazurkas Op. 41, 50, 56, 59, 63, Op. 67 Nos. 2 & 4, Op. 68 No. 4; Mazurka in A minor (dedicated to Émile Gaillard); Mazurka in A minor (“Notre Temps")
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Todd Crow (piano)
MSR Classics 8 / 8
ruby Arias by George Frideric Handel, Vincenzo Campi, Thomas Arne, John Christopher Smith, & Philip Hayes ARNE; THOMAS A.CAMPI; VINCENZOHANDEL; G.F.SMITH; JOHN CHRISTOPHER Ruby Hughes (soprano)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Laurence Cummings
Chandos 8 / 7
5902547013978 SWEELINCK, JAN PIETERSZOON: Fantasia a 3 SwWV 271
BACH, J.S.: Partita No. 6 in E minor BWV 830
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major Op. 106 ("Hammerklavier)
BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANSWEELINCK; JAN PIETERSZOON Piotr Slopecki (piano)
Dux 6 / 8
71HDH8UkyAL._SL1200 Ernest Krenek: Piano Concerto No. 4 Op. 123; Concerto for Two Pianos Op. 127; Double Concerto for Violin and Piano Op. 124; Little Concerto for Piano and Organ Op. 88 KRENEK; ERNST Mikhail Korzhev (piano); Eric Huebner (piano); Nurit Pacht (violin); Adrian Partington (organ)
Woods; Kenneth
: English Symphony Orchestra
Toccata Classics Insiders Only
AHMED ADNAN SAYGUN - Complete String Quartets SAYGUN; AHMED ADNAN Quatuor Danel
CPO Insiders Only
AHMED ADNAN SAYGUN - Symphony No. 4; Violin Concerto; Suite Op. 14 SAYGUN; AHMED ADNAN Mirjam Tschopp (violin)
Rasilainen; Ari
: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
CPO Insiders Only
AHMED ADNAN SAYGUN - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5 SAYGUN; AHMED ADNAN Rasilainen; Ari
: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
CPO Insiders Only
AHMED ADNAN SAYGUN - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 SAYGUN; AHMED ADNAN Rasilainen; Ari
: Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
CPO Insiders Only
Pettersson5&7 PETTERSSON, ALLAN: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7
PETTERSSON; ALLAN Lindberg; Christian
: Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
BIS 9 / 10
71FMbGJuQL._SL1200 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Complete String Quartets
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN The Budapest String Quartet
Sony Classical Insiders Only
brouwerbrasilguitar BROUWER, LEO: Triptico (1958); Micropiezas (1957); Música Incidental Campesina (1978); Per suonare a due (1973); Sonata de Los Viajeros (2009)
BROUWER; LEO Brasil Guitar Duo (João Luiz and Douglas Lora)
Brasil Guitar Duo
Naxos Insiders Only
LEO BROUWER - Guitar Concerto No. 5 "Helsinki"; Iberia Suite; From Yesterday to Penny Lane
BROUWER; LEO Timo Korhonen (guitar)

Ollila; Tuomas
: Tempere Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondine Insiders Only
AHMED ADNAN SAYGUN - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 SAYGUN; AHMED ADNAN Gülsin Onay (piano)
Griffiths; Howard
: Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
CPO Insiders Only
AHMED ADNAN SAYGUN - Cello Concerto; Viola Concerto
SAYGUN; AHMED ADNAN Tim Hugh (cello)
Mirjam Tschopp (viola)

Griffiths; Howard
: Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
CPO Insiders Only
anita Georges Bizet; Camille Saint-Saens; Giuseppe Verdi; Jules Massenet; Dimitri Arakishvili; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Pietro Mascagni; Charles Gounod Various Composers Anita Rachvelishvili (mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Giacomo Sagrpanti (cond.)
Sony Classical 9 / 9
Works by Soler, Granados, Albéniz, Turina, Montsalvatge, & Falla -
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
Victoria de Los Angeles (soprano)

Navarro; Garcia
: Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona
EMI Insiders Only
Pettersson8 Reference Recording: Pettersson’s Glorious, Scarifying 8th Symphony PETTERSSON; ALLAN Segerstam; Leif
: Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
BIS Insiders Only
Pettersson7 PETTERSSON, ALLAN: Symphonies Nos. 7 and 11
PETTERSSON; ALLAN Segerstam; Leif
: Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
BIS Insiders Only
Pettersson6 PETTERSSON, ALLAN: Symphony No. 6
PETTERSSON; ALLAN Lindberg; Christian
: Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
BIS Insiders Only
Pettersson9 PETTERSSON, ALLAN: Symphony No. 9 (plus bonus DVD "Vox humana")
PETTERSSON; ALLAN Lindberg, Christian (Norrköping Symphony Orchestra)
BIS Insiders Only
ALLAN PETTERSSON - String Concerto No. 3
PETTERSSON; ALLAN Lindberg; Christian
: Nordic Chamber Orchestra
BIS Insiders Only
ALLAN PETTERSSON - Eight Barefoot Songs; Concertos for Strings Nos. 1 & 2
PETTERSSON; ALLAN Anders Larsson (baritone)

Lindberg; Christian
: Nordic Chamber Orchestra
BIS Insiders Only
magnificats BACH, J.S.: Magnificat in D major BWV243
BACH, J. CHRISTIAN: Magnificat in C major E22
BACH, C.P.E.: Magnificat in D major H772
BACH; C.P.E.BACH; J. CHRISTIANBACH; J.S. Joélle Harvey (soprano); Olivia Vermeulen (mezzo-soprano); Iestyn Davies (countertenor); Thomas Walker (tenor); Thomas Bauer (bass)
Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen
Hyperion 9 / 10
jewellconcertchoir Choral works by Arvo Pärt, Nicholas Reeves, Andrea Ramsey, Adolphus Hailstork, Ola Gjeilo, Antonio Lotti, Tomás Luis de Victoria, William Dawson, others DAWSON; WILLIAM LEVIGJEILO; OLAHAILSTORK; ADOLPHUSLOTTI; ANTONIOPÄRT; ARVOVICTORIA; TOMÁS LUIS DE William Jewell College Concert Choir, Anthony J. Maglione
Albany 8 / 8
BeetImmer BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphonies and Overtures (Coriolan, Egmont, The Ruins of Athens, The Consecration of the House)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Various Soloists
Immerseel; Jos van
: Anima Eterna Brugge
Alpha Classics Insiders Only
EDVARD GRIEG - Piano Concerto
ROBERT SCHUMANN - Piano Concerto
GRIEG; EDVARDSCHUMANN; ROBERT Claudio Arrau (piano)

Dohnanyi; Christoph von
: Concertgebouw Orchestra
Eloquence Insiders Only
GUSTAV MAHLER - Das Lied von der Erde
MAHLER; GUSTAV Nan Merriman (mezzo-soprano)
Ernst Haefliger (tenor)

Jochum; Eugen
: Concertgebouw Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 "Emperor"
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Claudio Arrau (piano)

Davis; Colin
: Staatskapelle Dresden
Philips Insiders Only
bacheflatmagnificat BACH, J.S.: Missa in F major BWV 233; Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt BWV 151; Magnificat in E-flat major BWV 243a
BACH; J.S. Gardiner; John Eliot
: English Baroque Soloists,Monteverdi Choir
Soli Deo Gloria Insiders Only
JOSEPH HAYDN - Symphonies Nos. 88, 91, & 93-104 (London)
HAYDN; JOSEPH Jochum; Eugen
: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,Berlin Philharmonic,London Philharmonic Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN - Sonata in B minor Op. 58; Fantasy in F minor Op. 49
CARL MARIA VON WEBER - Konzertstück in F minor Op. 79
FELIX MENDELSSOHN - Andante & Rondo Capriccioso Op. 14
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICMENDELSSOHN; FELIXWEBER; CARL MARIA VON Claudio Arrau (piano)

Galliera; Alceo
: Philharmonia Orchestra
EMI Insiders Only
byrdcrdbox BYRD, WILLIAM: Cantiones Sacrae 1575; Cantiones Sacrae 1589; Cantiones Sacrae 1591
BYRD; WILLIAM The Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom
CRD Insiders Only
karajanica MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 7
BRUCKNER; ANTONMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan
ICA Classics 7 / 4
SaintSaensMarkl SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Four Symphonic Poems; Marche héroïquel Sarabande; Rigaudon
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Märkl; Jun
: Orchestre National de Lille
Naxos 7 / 8
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS - Complete Symphonies; Violin Concertos; Piano Concertos; Various short concertante works for piano, violin, & orchestra
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Ulf Hoelscher (violin)
Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Dervaux; Pierre,Froment; Louis de,Martinon; Jean
: New Philharmonia Orchestra,Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
Debussy DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Orchestra Works; Chamber Music, Piano Music, Songs, Vocal Music and Opera
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE Various Soloists
Various Conductors and Orchestras
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
HindemithJarv HINDEMITH, PAUL: Symphony "Mathis der Maler"; Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber; Five Pieces for String Orchestra; Ragtime
HINDEMITH; PAUL Järvi; Paavo
: Frankfurt Radio Symphony
Naïve 9 / 9


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