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814RoBZIzPL._SL1200 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Trio for Violin, Horn, & Piano in E-flat Op. 40
FRANCK, CÉSAR: Sonata for Violin & Piano in A major
BRAHMS; JOHANNESFRANCK; CÉSAR Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano); Itzhak Perlman (violin); Barry Tuckwell (horn)
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BrahmsSextets BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Sextets Nos. 1 and 2
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Renaud Capuçon and Christoph Koncz (violins); Gérard Caussé and Marie Chilemme (violas); Gautier Capuçon and Clemens Hagen (cellos)
Erato 9 / 8
BrucknerNelsons BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 3 (Nowak, 1889 ed.)
WAGNER, RICHARD: Tannhäuser Overture
BRUCKNER; ANTONWAGNER; RICHARD Nelsons; Andris
: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY - La mer; Images; Trois chansons de Charles d'Orléans; Noël des enfants qui n'ont plus de maison
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE Inghelbrecht; Désiré-Emile
: French National Radio Orchestra & Chorus
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Nocturnes; Jeux; La damoiselle élue; Marche écossaise
DEBUSSY; CLAUDE Fernand Dutrène (flute)

Inghelbrecht; Désiré-Emile
: Choeurs et Maitrise & Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française,Chorale Marcel Briciot
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41lEy2qkw1L CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Preludes Op. 28; Prelude in C-sharp minor Op. 45; Prelude in A-flat Op. Posth.; Four Impromptus
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Decca Insiders Only
handel amen alleluias HANDEL, G.F.: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias HWV 269-77
HANDEL; G.F. Robert Crowe (soprano); Victor Coelho, David Dolata (theorbo); Juvenal Correa-Salas (organ)
Il Furioso
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homiliusmessiah HOMILIUS, GOTTFRIED AUGUST: Der Messias (The Messiah)
HOMILIUS; GOTTFRIED AUGUST Jung; Matthias
: Batzdorfer Hofkapelle,Sächsisches Vocalensemble
CPO 9 / 9
mantaniscarlatti SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: 19 Sonatas (K. 44, 78, 87, 135, 239, 245, 322, 323, 427, 432, 435, 438, 447, 455, 474, 475, 478, 492, 513)
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Eri Mantani (piano)
MDG 7 / 10
81gsb1rGh9L._SL1426 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major Op. 109; Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major Op. 110; Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
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71iZZ1eigtL._SL1303 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Five Piano Concertos
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
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61enI191GhL PAGANINI, NICCOLÒ: Caprices Op 1; Caprice d’adieu; Duo merveille Op 6; Introduction and Variations on “Nel cor più non mi sento” from Paisiello’s La molinara
PINE, RACHEL BARTON: Introduction, Theme and Variations on “God Defend New Zealand”
PAGANINI; NICCOLÒPINE; RACHEL BARTON Rachel Barton Pine (violin)
Avie 8 / 9
Brahms4 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphony No. 4; Alto Rhapsody; Schicksalslied
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Hallenberg; Ann
Herreweghe; Philippe
: Collegium Vocale Gent,Orchestre des Champs Elysées
Outhere 6 / 9
baccanali STEFFANI, AGOSTINO: Baccanali
STEFFANI; AGOSTINO Nicolo Donini (bass); Riccardo Angelo Strano (countertenor); Barbara Massaro, Victory Magnarello, Paola Leoci, Elena Caccamo (soprano); Chiara Manese (mezzo-soprano); Yasushi Watanabe (tenor)
Ensemble Cremona Antiqua, Antonio Greco
Dynamic 5 / 7
71SgBUQ5rsL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in B-flat major D. 960; Piano Sonata in A major D. 664
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Javier Perianes (piano)
Harmonia Mundi 9 / 10
saintbasilchapel Choral & Organ Works by Larry King, Antony Baldwin, Richard Allain, G.P. Palestrina, Paul Creston, Eleanor Daley, Camille Saint-Saëns, Seth Bingham, Marcel Dupré, W. Leonard Beck, David Ashley White, others CRESTON; PAULDALEY; ELEANORDUPRÉ; MARCELPALESTRINA; GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DASAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLEWHITE; DAVID ASHLEY Yuri McCoy (organ); others
The University Singers, Brady Knapp
Gothic Insiders Only
Gal2 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Symphony No. 9 "The Great"
GÁL, HANS: Symphony No. 2
GÁL; HANSSCHUBERT; FRANZ Zehetmair; Thomas
: Northern Sinfonia
Avie Insiders Only
Rieti RIETI, VITTORIO: Music for Harpsichord and Instruments
RIETI; VITTORIO Marina Minkin and Mark Kroll (harpsichords); Moshe Epstein (flute); Zvi Carmeli (viola); others
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AidaHarn GIUSEPPE VERDI - Aida
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (soprano)
Olga Borodina (mezzo)
Vincenzo La Scola (tenor)
Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Matti Salminen (bass)

Harnoncourt; Nikolaus
: Arnold Schoenberg Choir,Vienna Philharmonic
Warner Classics Insiders Only
Daphnis RAVEL, MAURICE: Daphnis et Chloé
RAVEL; MAURICE Roth; Francois-Xavier
: Les Siècles
Harmonia Mundi 7 / 8
cover-liszt-saint-saens LISZT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in B minor (transcription for two pianos by Camille Saint-Saëns); Après une lecture du Dante (transcription for two pianos by Arthur Ancelle)
SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Danse Macabre Op. 40 (original version for two pianos); Danse Macabre Op 40 (Franz Liszt/Vladimir Horowitz/Arthur Ancelle)
LISZT; FRANZSAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Ludmila Berlinskaya, Arthur Ancelle (piano)
Melodiya 10 / 8
716M5ha2G0L._SL1200 Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Elgar, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, & others BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICELGAR; EDWARDHAYDN; JOSEPH Pierre Fournier (cello); Various soloists
Various Conductors & Orchestras
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
71N7VY3dt4L._SL1500 MODEST MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition MAURICE RAVEL: La Valse IGOR STRAVINSKY: Three Movements from Petrouchka MUSSORGSKY; MODESTRAVEL; MAURICESTRAVINSKY; IGOR Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)
Sony Insiders Only
adelson BELLINI, VINCENZO: Adelson e Salvini
BELLINI; VINCENZO Daniela Barcellona, Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano); Simone Alberghini Maurizio Muraro Rodion Pogossov (bass-baritone); Enea Scala (tenor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni
Opera Rara 8 / 8
RavelAntar RAVEL, MAURICE: Antar (incidental music based on Rimsky-Korsakov); Shéhérazade
RAVEL; MAURICE André Dussolier (narrator); Isabelle Druet (mezzo-soprano)
Slatkin; Leonard
: Orchestre National de Lyon
Naxos Insiders Only
RavelBring RAVEL, MAURICE: Complete Orchestral Works (including Concertos)
RAVEL; MAURICE Wang, Yuja (piano)
Bringuier; Lionel
: Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
MAURICE RAVEL - Le Tombeau de Couperin; Ma Mère l'Oye; Rapsodie espagnole
RAVEL; MAURICE Ozawa; Seiji
: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Eloquence Insiders Only
MAURICE RAVEL - Daphnis et Chloé; Valses nobles et sentimentales
RAVEL; MAURICE Ozawa; Seiji
: Boston Symphony Orchestra,Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Eloquence Insiders Only
MAURICE RAVEL - Boléro; Une Barque sur l'océan; Menuet antique; Alborada del gracioso; Pavane pour une infante défunte; La Valse
RAVEL; MAURICE Ozawa; Seiji
: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Eloquence Insiders Only
Cover-Brahms-Pressler BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: String Quartet No. 1 in A minor Op. 41 No. 1
BRAHMS; JOHANNESSCHUMANN; ROBERT Menahem Pressler (piano)
Pacifica Quartet
Cedille 8 / 10
Cover-Brahms-Nelsons BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphonies (complete)
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons
BSO Classics Insiders Only
VWManze VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: Symphonies Nos. 3 "A Pastoral Symphony" and 4
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Manze; Andrew
: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Onyx 7 / 9
Higdon HIGDON, JENNIFER: Viola Concerto; Oboe Concerto; All Things Majestic
HIGDON; JENNIFER Roberto Diaz (viola); James Button (oboe)
Guerrero; Giancarlo
: Nashville Symphony
Naxos Insiders Only
GIUSEPPE VERDI - Requiem
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Eva Mei (soprano)
Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano)
Michael Schade (tenor)
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass)

Harnoncourt; Nikolaus
: Arnold Schoenberg Choir,Vienna Philharmonic
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi Insiders Only
11805_coverpic MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Symphonies Nos. 29, 33, 35, 38 "Prague", & 41 "Jupiter"
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Abbado; Claudio
: Orchestra Mozart
Archiv Insiders Only
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Requiem in D minor K 626; Betracht dies Herz (from Grabmusik K 42); Laudate Dominum (from Vesperae solennes de confessore K 339)
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Karita Mattila, Rachel Harnisch (sopranos)
Sara Mingardo (mezzo-soprano)
Michael Schade (tenor)
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Abbado; Claudio
: Schwedischer Rundfunkchor; Berlin Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Cover-Bavouzet-Beethoven-3 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 22-32
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Chandos 8 / 9
Cover-Bavouzet-Mozart MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Piano Concerto in G major K. 453; Piano Concerto in B-flat major K. 456; Divertimento in B-flat major K. 137
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Manchester Camerata, Gábor Tackács-Nagy
Chandos 8 / 9
DutAng DUTILLEUX, HENRI: Symphony No 2 "Le Double"; Timbres, espace, mouvement; Mystère de l'instant
DUTILLEUX; HENRI Ang; Darrell
: Orchestre National de Lille
Naxos 9 / 9
MahlerKauf MAHLER, GUSTAV: Das Lied von der Erde
MAHLER; GUSTAV Kaufmann; Jonas
Nott; Jonathan
: Vienna Philharmonic
Sony Classical Insiders Only
ProkLit47 PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphonies Nos. 4 (1947) and 7
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Litton; Andrew
: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS 10 / 10
Rota-disc-1-art ROTA, NINO: The Legend Of The Glass Mountain (1949); Variazione Sopra Un Tema Gioviale (1953); Fuga Per Quartetto D'archi, Organo E Orchestra D'archi (1923); Concerto Per Violoncello E Orchestra (1925); Allegro Concertante (1953); Concerto Per Arpa E Orchestra (1947-50); Sarabanda E Toccata Per Arpa (1945); Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze Ouverture (1945-46); Satyricon / Roma Suite (1971); Il Padrino Per Arpa (Love Theme) (1972); Concerto N.1 Per Violoncello E Orchestra (1972); Concerto N.1 Per Violoncello E Orchestra (1974)
ROTA; NINO Elena Piva (harp); Mario Shirai Grigolato (cello)
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Giuseppe Grazioli
Decca 8 / 10
borgiasdaughter Motets from "Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata" (Venice, 1543) Anonymous Roberts; Deborah,Stras; Laurie
: Celestial Sirens,Musica Secreta
Obsidian Insiders Only
51yIpwicZmL Levente Gyöngyösi: Sonata for Piccolo solo and Piano; Gert Wilden, Jr.: two and a half piece; Franco Donatoni: NIDI; Mike Mower: Sonata for Piccolo and Piano; Franz Kanefsky: The Pied Peper of Hamelin, for Flute/Piccolo and Narrator; Jan Erik Mikalsen: Huit ilium for Piccolo and Piano; Derek Charke: Lachrymose for Piccolo Natalie Schwaabe (piccolo, flute); Jan Philip Schulze (piano)
Metier Insiders Only
71N3-UXyTQL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Inventions and Sinfonias BWV 772-801
BACH; J.S. Karin Kei Nagano (piano)
Analekta 8 / 9
GalMand GÁL, HANS: Biedermeier Dances; Sinfonietta No. 1 for Mandolin Orchestra; Divertimento for Mandolin and Harp; Divertimento for Two Recorders and Guitar
GÁL; HANS Gerland; Volker
: Badisches Zupforchester
Antes Insiders Only
Mahler2Gerg MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"
MAHLER; GUSTAV Anne Schwanewilms (soprano); Olga Borodina (mezzo soprano)
Gergiev; Valery
: Munich Philharmonic,Munich Philharmonic Chorus
MPHIL 6 / 8
wozzeck BERG, ALBAN: Wozzeck
BERG; ALBAN Roman Trekel (baritone); Anne Schwanewilms (soprano); Marc Molomot, Gordon Gietz, Robert McPherson (tenor); Nathan Berg (bass-baritone); Katherine Ciesinski (mezzo-soprano)
Houston Symphony, Hans Graf
Naxos 8 / 8
ViennaSyms Symphonies by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Mahler, Sibelius, and Shostakovich BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONDVORÁK; ANTONINHAYDN; JOSEPHMAHLER; GUSTAVMENDELSSOHN; FELIXMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERTSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRISIBELIUS; JEANTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH conductors; Various
: Vienna Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Vienna175DG Music by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Chabrier, Dvorák, Elgar, Haydn, Lehár, Mahler, Mozart, Schmidt, Schubert, Schoenberg, Schumann, Smetana, Strauss family, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Weber, others. BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONCHABRIER; EMMANUELMAHLER; GUSTAVSCHUMANN; ROBERTSTRAUSS II; JOHANNSTRAUSS; RICHARDTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Various Conductors
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only


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