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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
61d84yryiyL._SL1200 CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Nocturne ISAAC ALBÉNIZ: Chant d'Espagne Op. 232 Nos. 1, 4, & 5 EDVARD GRIEG: Lyric Pieces, Book 6 Op. 57 JOHANNES BRAHMS: Klavierstücke Op. 116 ALBÉNIZ; ISAACBRAHMS; JOHANNESDEBUSSY; CLAUDEGRIEG; EDVARD Uta Weyand (piano)
Ars Produktion 7 / 7
viennaharp GEORG CHRISTOPH WAGENSEIL: Concerto No. 2 in G major for harp, two violins, & violoncello; Sonata I for two violins, violoncello, & basso continuo JOHANN BAPTIST KRUMPHOLTZ: Sonata for harp in B-flat major CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK: Danse des Champs Elysées from Orfée et Eurydice; Che farò senza Euridice from Orfeo ed Euridice JOSEPH HAYDN: Trio No. 3 Op. 53 in D major Hob. XVI:42 for violin, viola, & violoncello; Quartetto No. 6 in F major Hob. XIV:F1 for flute, viola, violoncello, & harp GLUCK; CHRISTOPH WILLIBALDHAYDN; JOSEPHKRUMPHOLTZ; JOHANN BAPTISTWAGENSEIL; GEORG Margret Köll (single action harp); Marcello Gatti (transverse flute)
Il Furibondo
Accent 9 / 9
810J-bw1V5L._SL1500 CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Images Book I ALBERTO GINASTERA: Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 22 GYÖRGY LIGETI: Etudes Book I: No. 5, Arc-en-ciel SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major Op. 82 DEBUSSY; CLAUDEGINASTERA; ALBERTOLIGETI; GYÖRGYPROKOFIEV; SERGEI Dmytro Choni (piano)
Naxos 7 / 8
RimskyPet RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, NIKOLAI: Capriccio Espagnol; Russian Easter Festival Overture; Scheherazade
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAI Petrenko; Vasily
: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Lawo 7 / 9
ASMF Various Composers Various Composers Various Soloists
Marriner; Neville
: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Decca Insiders Only
art of dimunitions Works by Marini, Uccellini, Rossi, Kapsberger, others KAPSBERGER; GIOVANNIMARINI; BIAGIOUCCELLINI; MARCO Leonor de Lera (baroque violin)
L'Estro d'Orfeo
Challenge Classics 9 / 9
71pA0BAvBL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonatas in A minor D. 845; G major D. 894; C minor D. 948; & B-flat major D. 960
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Shai Wosner (piano)
Onyx 9 / 9
Jochum Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Wagner, Bruckner, others BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRUCKNER; ANTONMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERTSTRAUSS; RICHARDWAGNER; RICHARD Jochum; Eugen
: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra,Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,Berlin Philharmonic,Concertgebouw Orchestra
Eloquence Insiders Only
91lPqmZ88BL._SL1500 ROGER-DUCASSE, JEAN: Barcarolle No. 1 (1906); Etude No. 12 (1914); Etude No. 2 (1916); Etude (No. 3) en sixtes (1916); Arabesque No. 1 (1917); Arabesque No. 2 (1919); Rythmes (1917); Sonorités (1918); Barcarolle No. 2 (1920); Barcarolle No. 3 (1921)
ROGER-DUCASSE; JEAN Patrick Hemmerlé (piano)
Melism 10 / 9
RAT-D080-3000 BÉLA BARTÓK: Piano Sonata J.S. BACH: French Suite No. 5 in G major BWV 816 TONY CHEN LIN: Digression (Meditation on R.S.) ROBERT SCHUMANN: Humoreske Op. 20 BACH; J.S.BARTÓK; BELALIN; TONY CHENSCHUMANN; ROBERT Tony Chen Lin (piano)
Rattle 8 / 8
Tcherepnin TCHEREPNIN, NIKOLAI: Narcisse et Echo; La Princesse Lointaine
TCHEREPNIN; NIKOLAI Borowicz; Lukasz
: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
CPO 9 / 9
ekaterina Arias by Puccini, Charpentier, Gounod, Bizet, & Verdi Ekaterina Siurina (soprano); Charles Casttronovo (tenor)
Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Constantine Orbellian
Delos 10 / 10
71siuagaxHL._SL1200 WEIGL, KARL: String Quartets Nos. 7 & 8
WEIGL; KARL Thomas Christian Ensemble
CPO 9 / 9
71q0Ls7qtHL._SL1200 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonatas Op. 31 Nos 1, 2, & 3; Variation on an Original Theme Op. 34; Eroica Variations Op. 35
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
Harmonia Mundi 8 / 9
EscalesWilson Works by Chabrier, Duruflé, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ibert, Massenet and Ravel CHABRIER; EMMANUELDEBUSSY; CLAUDEDURUFLÉ; MAURICEIBERT; JACQUESRAVEL; MAURICESAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Wilson; John
: Sinfonia of London
Chandos 4 / 9
Chailly Works by Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Dvořak, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Bartók, Gershwin, Mahler, Ravel, Debussy, Mussorgsky, Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Stravinsky, Varèse, Berio, Messiaen and Shostakovich Various Composers Chailly; Riccardo
: Various orchestras
Decca Insiders Only
81ERlSYrEL._SL1200 BEACH, AMY: Piano Quintet in F-sharp major Op. 67
ELGAR, EDWARD: Piano Quintet in A minor Op. 84
BEACH; AMYELGAR; EDWARD Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Takács Quartet
Hyperion 9 / 9
71VYDc8akdL._SS500 SATIE, ERIK: Vexations
SATIE; ERIK Noriko Ogawa (piano)
BIS 8 / 9
HERNANDEZ_Sira_Piano-Music_NAXOS_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic HERNÁNDEZ, SIRA: Initiation to the Shadow; Terra Santa; Fantasia for Piano; Don't Forget About That
HERNÁNDEZ; SIRA Sira Hernández (piano)
Naxos 7 / 8
71MRYesw-xL._SL1450 STRAUSS, RICHARD: Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30; Don Quixote Op. 35; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28; Don Juan Op. 20; Tod und Verklärung Op. 24; Ein Heldenleben Op. 40; Der Bürger als Edelmann Op. 60: Der Rosenkavalier: Suite; Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils Op 54; Burleske for Piano & Orchestra; Concerto for Horn & Orchestra No. 1 in E-flat major Op. 11
STRAUSS; RICHARD Lorne Monroe (cello); Carlton Cooley (viola); Andel Brushilow (violin); Samuel Mayes (cello); William Smith (piano); Rudolf Serkin (piano); Mason Jones (horn)
Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy
Sony Classical Insiders Only
Dawson DAWSON, WILLIAM LEVI: Negro Folk Symphony
KAY, ULYSSES: Fantasy Variations; Umbrian Scene
DAWSON; WILLIAM LEVIKAY; ULYSSES Fagen; Arthur
: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 8
TARTINI_Violin-Concertos_Siranossian_ALPHA_ClassicsToday_Jens-f-Laurson_ClassicalCritic TARTINI, GIUSEPPE: Violin Concertos in E minor D. 56; A major D. 96; D minor D. 45; G major; D minor D. 44
TARTINI; GIUSEPPE Chouchane Siranossian (violin)
Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon
Alpha 9 / 10
81R0WuJya6L._SL1500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major Op. 130; Grosse Fuge Op. 133; Quartet No. 15 in A minor Op. 132
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Tetzlaff Quartett
Ondine 8 / 10
jensen IRGENS-JENSEN, LUDVIG: Tema con Variazioni; Partita Sinfonica; Air; Suite Kong Baldvines Armring; Sinfonia d; Rondo marziale; Passacaglia
IRGENS-JENSEN; LUDVIG Aadland, Eivind (Trondheim Symphony Orchestra)
CPO Insiders Only
Mehta :
BRUCKNER; ANTONDVORÁK; ANTONINMAHLER; GUSTAVMUSSORGSKY; MODESTRIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAISTRAUSS; RICHARDTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Mehta; Zubin
: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Decca Insiders Only
CALMUS_Landmarks_CARUS-Verlag_classicalcritic_jens-f-laurson_ClassicsToday Choral works by Leonard Cohen, Francis Poulenc, Federico Ruis, Veljo Tormis, Georg Kreisler, Mordechaj Gebirtig, Paul Moravec, Aylton Escobar, Jaako Mäntyjärvi, & Sting MÄNTYJÄRVI; JAAKKOMORAVEC; PAULPOULENC; FRANCISTORMIS; VELJO Calmus Ensemble
Carus 5 / 9
81AiImQNwhL._SL1390_-1 SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: Sonatas K. 56, 83, 97, 131, 154, 178, 204, 228, 248, 267, 285, 300, 305, 321, 338, 352, & 367
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Eylam Keshet (piano)
Naxos 10 / 10
BEETHOVEN_Mandolin-Suites_Martineau_NAIVE_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Sonatina in C minor, WoO 43b, No. 1; Adagio in E-flat, WoO 43a, No. 2; Sonatina in C, WoO 44a, No. 1; Andante and Variations in D, WoO 44b, No. 2; Symphony No.7 Allegretto (transcr. Hans Sitt) JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL: Grand Sonata for Mandolin and Piano op.37a CORENTIN APPARAILLY: Letter to the Immortal Beloved FRITZ KREISLER: Rondo on a Theme by Beethoven WALTER MURPHY: A Fifth of Beethoven BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANHUMMEL; JOHANN NEPOMUKKREISLER; FRITZMURPHY; WALTER Julien Martineau (mandolin); Vanessa Benelli Mosell (piano); Yann Dubost (double bass); José Fillatreau (drums)
Naïve Insiders Only
91Koz1sjVrL._SL1500 SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major Op. 38 (“Spring”) arranged for piano duet by Robert & Clara Schumann; Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 120 arranged for piano duet by Robert Schumann
SCHUMANN; ROBERT Eckerle Piano Duo
Naxos 9 / 8
russiancolors GLAZUNOV: Concerto for Alto Saxophone & String Orchestra in E-flat Op. 109 (transcr. for viola & string orchestra by Yuri Zhislin) ARENSKY: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 35a (1st & 3rd mvts. arr. for string orchestra by Y. Zhislin) TCHAIKOVSKY: Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 Op. 11 (arr. for string orchestra by Y. Zhislin) BORODIN: Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2 (arr. for string orchestra by Y. Zhislin) RACHMANINOV: Vocalise Op. 34 (arr. for string orchestra by Y. Zhislin) ARENSKY; ANTONBORODIN; ALEXANDERGLAZUNOV; ALEXANDERRACHMANINOV; SERGEITCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Yuri Zhislin (viola)
Zhislin; Yuri
: Camerata Tchaikovsky
Orchid Classics 8 / 9
VIVALDI_Violin_concertos_8_CHAUVIN_NAIVE_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic VIVALDI, ANTONIO: Violin Concertos RV 187, RV 217, RV 235, RV 321, RV 366, & RV 387
VIVALDI; ANTONIO Julien Chauvin (director and violin)
Le Concert de la Loge
Naïve 10 / 9
Steinberg2 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Nine Symphonies
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 7
91ClpvHnIYL._SL1500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 18, & No. 12 first movement; Andante favori WoO 57; Rondo in G Op. 129; other works
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Jos Van Immerseel (fortepiano)
Alpha Insiders Only
61v0JZrnNAL._SL1200 Works by Bach, Beethoven, Casals, Chopin, Fauré, Grieg, Liszt, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Scarlatti, & Schumann BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANCASALS; PABLOCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICRAVEL; MAURICERIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAISCHUMANN; ROBERT Dinu Lipatti (piano); Antonio Janigro (cello)
APR Insiders Only
Fibich3 FIBICH, ZDENEK: Symphony No. 3; Overtures to Šarka and The Tempest; Funeral March from The Bride of Messina
FIBICH; ZDENEK Štilec; Marek
: Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
71xNaq81ohL._SS500 KNECHT, JUSTIN HEINRICH: Le Portrait musical de la Nature
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 (“Pastoral”)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANKNECHT; JUSTIN HEINRICH Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bernhard Forck
Harmonia Mundi 7 / 8
macmillanmiserere PÄRT, ARVO: Da pacem, Domine; The Woman with the Alabaster Box; Magnificat; Nunc dimittis; Stabat Mater
MACMILLAN, JAMES: Miserere
VASKS, PETERIS: Plainscapes
MACMILLAN; JAMESPÄRT; ARVOVASKS; PETERIS Ross; Graham
: Choir of Clare College,The Dmitri Ensemble
Harmonia Mundi 9 / 9
koshkin KOSHKIN, NIKITA: 24 Preludes & Fugues for Solo Guitar (Nos. 1-12)
KOSHKIN; NIKITA Asya Selyutina (guitar)
Naxos Insiders Only
71MPz8ChSpL._SL1450 KABALEVSKY, DIMITRI: 24 Preludes Op. 38; Six Preludes & Fugues Op. 61; Three Preludes Op. 1; Four Preludes Op. 5
KABALEVSKY; DIMITRI Michael Korstick (piano)
CPO 8 / 8
61b4Fi42-RL._SL1000 Various Composers and Works BARBER; SAMUELBERG; ALBANCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICGRIEG; EDVARDLISZT; FRANZMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSRACHMANINOV; SERGEISHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRITCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Shura Cherkassky (piano); Marcel Hubert (cello)
Various Conductors & Orchestras
Profil Insiders Only
71rcaQJVdL._SL1450 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Nine Symphonies; King Stephen; 12 Contredanses; Egmont Overture; other works
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas
Sony Classical Insiders Only
71aKwQG9nEL._SL1500 BACH, J.S.: Italian Concerto BVW 971; Overture in the French Style BWV 831; Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue BWV 903; Prelude, Andante and Fugue BWV 894 and 1003
BACH; J.S. Jory Vinikour (harpsichord)
Sono Luminus 9 / 9
Gielen7 Works by: Debussy, Hindemith, Ives, Janáček, McPhee, Petrassi, Ravel, Ruggles, Schreker, Scriabin, Steuermann, Strauss, Varèse, Wagner and Zemlinsky DEBUSSY; CLAUDEHINDEMITH; PAULIVES; CHARLESMcPHEE; COLINPETRASSI; GOFFREDORAVEL; MAURICERUGGLES; CARLSCHREKER; FRANZSCRIABIN; ALEXANDER Gielen; Michael
: Various orchestras
SWR Music Insiders Only
5902547016559 MOSZKOWSKI, MORITZ: Piano Etudes (excerpts); Spanish Dances for piano four hands Op. 12; Album espagnol for piano four hands Op. 21; Four Pieces for Violin & Piano Op. 82
MOSZKOWSKI; MORITZ Pavel Dombrovsky (piano); Daniel Ziomko (piano); Adam Piorkowski (piano); Eryk Parchanski (piano)
Andriuti-Shemchuk Piano Duo; Novi Piano Duo; Effimero Duo
Dux 7 / 8
ZENDER_Winterreise_ENSEMBLE-MODERN_ClassicsToday_ClassicalCritic_Jens-F-Laurson1 ZENDER, HANS: Winterreise – A Composed Interpretation
ZENDER; HANS Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor)
Ensemble Modern, Hans Zender
EM Medien 10 / 9
Antheil ANTHEIL, GEORGE: Symphony No, 1 "Zingareska"; Capital of the World (Suite); McKonkey's Ferry; The Golden Bird; Nocturne in Skyrockets
ANTHEIL; GEORGE Storgards; John
: BBC Philharmonic
Chandos 9 / 9
Goodyear-Beethoven-WEBCover-1 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Five Piano Concertos
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Stewart Goodyear (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Andrew Constantine
Orchid Classics Insiders Only
ShostIbrag SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Ibragimova, Alina (violin)
Jurowski; Vladimir
: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov"
Hyperion 9 / 9
HAYDN_and-the-Harp_GLOSSA_ClassicsToday_ClassicalCritic_Jens-F-Laurson Music by Haydn, Krumpholtz, Ragué, Maniere, Bochsa, others HAYDN; JOSEPH Chiara Granata (harp); Raffaele Pe (countertenor); Anaïs Chen (violin); Marco Ceccato (cello)
Glossa Insiders Only
Mahler7Fisch MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 7
MAHLER; GUSTAV Fischer; Iván
: Budapest Festival Orchestra
Channel Classics 4 / 7


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