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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
718hureg-L._AC_SL1200 BACH, J.S.: The Six French Suites BWV 812-817; Adagio BWV 968; Fantasias: BWV 920 & BWV 922; Keyboard Sonata BWV 964; Prelude (Fantasia) BWV 921
BACH; J.S. Alexandra Papastefanou (piano)
First Hand 9 / 9
Bruck7Orm BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 7
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Haydn Variations
BRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTON Ormandy; Eugene
: Philadelphia Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
71tchMCQjTL._SL1200 LISZT, FRANZ: Grandes Etudes de Paganini; Waldesrauschen; Gnomenreignen; Piano Sonata in B minor
LISZT; FRANZ Martin Ivanov (piano)
Gramola 7 / 9
71lGGTFMkaL._SL1000 Various Composers & Works HAYDN; JOSEPHMENDELSSOHN; FELIXMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHOENBERG; ARNOLDSCHUBERT; FRANZSTRAUSS; RICHARDWAGNER; RICHARD Various Soloists & Orchestras
SWAROWSKY; HANS
Profil Insiders Only
freeamerica Works by Jeremiah Ingalls, William Billings, Daniel Read, Sister Patsy Williamson, Otis Sawyer, Thomas Arne, & many others, including Anonymous The Boston Camerata, Anne Azéma
Harmonia Mundi 9 / 9
71Kh1hod42L._SL1200 LISZT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in B minor; Two Legends; Après une lecture du Dante; Csardas obstinée
LISZT; FRANZ Joseph Moog (piano)
Onyx 8 / 9
71qM2-PwPLL._SL1200 KOVAŘOVIC, KAREL: Complete String Quartets
KOVAŘOVIC; KAREL Stamic Quartet
Supraphon 7 / 9
811bu4VO7gL._SL1387 COKE, ROGER SACHEVERELL: Three Cello Sonatas
COKE; ROGER SACHEVERELL Raphael Wallfisch (cello); Simon Callaghan (piano)
Lyrita Insiders Only
71tNVdYBA7L._AC_SL1200 LABOR, JOSEF: Piano Quintet Op. 3; Piano Quartet Op. 6
LABOR; JOSEF Nina Karmon (violin); Pauline Sachse (viola); Justus Grimm (cello); Niek de Groot (double bass); Oliver Triendl (piano)
Capriccio 9 / 9
HaydnParJar HAYDN, JOSEPH: The "Paris" Symphonies (Nos. 82-87)
HAYDN; JOSEPH Järvi; Kristjan
: Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich
Preiser 4 / 8
HaydPar HAYDN, JOSEPH: Paris Symphonies (Nos. 82-87)
HAYDN; JOSEPH Harnoncourt, Nikolaus (Concentus Musicus Wien)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi Insiders Only
61QJ8FhNLL._SL1200 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Ten Sonatas for Piano & Violin
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Uto Ughi (violin); Lamar Crowson (piano)
Sony Classical Insiders Only
stilespanish Works by Victoria, Guerrero, Lobo, Mateo Flecha "El Viejo", Pedro Rimonte, & Morales GUERRERO; FRANCISCOLOBO; ALONSOMORALES; CRISTÓBAL DERIMONTE; PEDROVICTORIA; TOMÁS LUIS DE Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
71Yq9tMhx8L._SL1400 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonatas No. 18 in C minor D. 958 & No. 19 in A major D. 959; Impromptus D. 899; Three Piano Pieces D. 946
SCHUBERT; FRANZ András Schiff (fortepiano)
ECM 8 / 9
isbinspain MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Quintet for Guitar & String Quartet Op. 143 ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto in D major RV 93 (Arr. Emilio Pujol/Ed. Sharon Isbin) JOAQUÍN TURINA: La oración del torero for string quartet Op. 34 LUIGI BOCCHERINI: Quintet for Guitar & String Quartet in D major G. 448 BOCCHERINI; LUIGICASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO; MARIOTURINA; JOAQUÍNVIVALDI; ANTONIO Isbin; Sharon
Pacifica Quartet
Cedille 10 / 10
71sxmd0kxiL._AC_SL1450 RUBINSTEIN, ANTON: Bal costumé Op. 103
RUBINSTEIN; ANTON Duo Pianistico di Firenze (Sara Bartolucci and Rodolfo Alessandrini)
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
81fT3XJXJJL._SL1385 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Winterreise D. 911 (arranged for trombone by Matthew Gee)
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Matthew Gee (trombone); Christopher Glynn (piano)
Naxos 9 / 7
Walter Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Mahler, Schubert, Haydn, Dvorák, Wagner, Bruckner, R. Strauss, J. Strauss II, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Barber, Smetana, Gluck BARBER; SAMUELBEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONHAYDN; JOSEPHMAHLER; GUSTAVMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSTRAUSS II; JOHANN Various Soloists
Walter; Bruno
: Columbia Symphony Orchestra,New York Philharmonic,Philadelphia Orchestra
Sony Classical Insiders Only
Mahler2Walter MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"
MAHLER; GUSTAV Emilia Cundari (soprano); Maureen Forrester (alto)
Walter; Bruno
: New York Philharmonic,Westminster Choir
Sony Classical Insiders Only
GUSTAV MAHLER - Symphony No. 9
MAHLER; GUSTAV Walter; Bruno
: Vienna Philharmonic
Dutton Insiders Only
2448_coverpic MAHLER, GUSTAV: Das Lied von der Erde; Three Rückert Lieder
MAHLER; GUSTAV Kathleen Ferrier (alto)
Julius Patzak (tenor)

Walter; Bruno
: Vienna Philharmonic
Decca Insiders Only
71I2-hGG6YL._SL1379 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Winterreise D. 911
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Peter Schreier (tenor); Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Philips 9 / 9
81AaPqdMbDL._SL1200 AUBER, DANIEL-FRANCOIS-ESPRIT: Overtures and Incidental Music from Le Maçon; Le Timide; Leicester; Le Séjour militaire; Emma; La Neige; Le Testament; & Le Bergère chatelaine
AUBER; DANIEL-FRANCOIS-ESPRIT Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Dario Salvi
Naxos 8 / 8
7194AlRfL._SL1200 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat major Op. 67; Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Kirill Gerstein (piano)
Hagen Quartet
Myrios Classics 7 / 9
VIVALDI_Violin_concertos_7_Tampieri_NAIVE_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic VIVALDI, ANTONIO: Violin Concertos RV 257, 273, 367, 371, 389, & 390
VIVALDI; ANTONIO Alessandro Tampieri (violin)
Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone
Naïve 8 / 9
petrichristmas European Christmas Carols and Songs In New Arrangements for Recorder and Choir Michala Petri (recorder)
Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Michael Bojesen
OUR Recordings 9 / 9
61xI2f7ZZ3L._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051; Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565; Passacaglia BWV 582; Prelude & Fugue in E-flat (“St. Anne”) BWV 552 (all arranged for piano duet by Max Reger)
BACH/REGER Piano Duo Takahashi/Lehmann
Audite 9 / 9
ENLIGHTENED-TRUMPET_Paul-Merkelo_Sony-Classical_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic JOSEPH HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major Hob.VIIe/1 G.P.TELEMANN: Trumpet Concerto in D major TWV 51:D7 LEOPOLD MOZART: Trumpet Concerto in D major J.N. HUMMEL: Trumpet Concerto in E major S.49 HAYDN; JOSEPHHUMMEL; JOHANN NEPOMUKMOZART; LEOPOLDTELEMANN; GEORG PHILIPP Paul Merkelo (trumpet)
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Mario Papadopoulos
Sony Classical 7 / 8
A1FV7BglJEL._SL1500 BENTZON, NIELS VIGGO: The Tempered Piano (selections)
BENTZON; NIELS VIGGO Per Salo (piano)
Dacapo 9 / 9
71nGnIjMWnL._SL1500 HAYDN, JOSEPH: Piano Sonata No. 50 in D major, Hob.XVI:37; No. 59 in E-Flat major, Hob.XVI:49; No. 60 in C major, Hob.XVI:50; No. 48 in C major, Hob.XVI:35; & No. 54 in G major, Hob.XVI:40
HAYDN; JOSEPH John O'Conor (piano)
Steinway & Sons 8 / 10
thereisnorose Distinctive and Different: 21st Century Christmas CHILCOTT; BOBGJEILO; OLANIELSEN; CARL Vocal Group Concert Clemens, Carsten Seyer-Hansen
Orchid Classics Insiders Only
RVW3+4 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: A Pastoral Symphony; Symphony No. 4; Saraband 'Helen'
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Elizabeth Watts (soprano); David Butt Philip (tenor)
Brabbins; Martyn
: BBC Symphony Chorus,BBC Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion 7 / 8
81QLHZuJ9XL._SL1400 BACH, J.S.: Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo BWV 1001-1006
BACH; J.S. Thomas Zehetmair (Baroque violin)
ECM 8 / 8
9186ndjZorL._SL1500 SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: 52 Sonatas
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Lucas Debargue (piano)
Sony Classical 8 / 9
716b31xlzML._SL1200 Various Composers & Works BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESLISZT; FRANZMAHLER; GUSTAVMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERTTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHVERDI; GIUSEPPE Various Soloists & Orchestras
Giulini; Carlo Maria
: Berlin Philharmonic,Chicago Symphony Orchestra,Los Angeles Philharmonic,Vienna Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
cantusfryd The “Fryd” of Christmas ARNESEN; KIM ANDRÉGJEILO; OLAHAVRØY; FRANK Cantus, Tove Ramlo-Ystad
2L 9 / 10
61OwHHLnqLL._SL1200 ALKAN, CHARLES VALENTIN: Symphony for Solo Piano Op. 39 Nos 4-7; Concerto for Solo Piano Op. 39 Nos. 8-10
ALKAN; CHARLES VALENTIN Paul Wee (piano)
BIS 10 / 10
747313908486 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESSCHUMANN; ROBERT Claudio Arrau (piano)
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SDR, Eliahu Inbal; Südwestfunk Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden, Ernest Bour; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SDR, Gary Bertini
SWR Music Insiders Only
814Viscx0xL._SL1500 Works by Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, Schumann, Weber, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Scarlatti, Scriabin, & Falla CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICLISZT; FRANZSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERTWEBER; CARL MARIA VON Alexander Brailowsky (piano)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Julius Prüwer
Danacord Insiders Only
71nVPPhpD2L._SL1200 MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major K. 453; Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K. 491
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Orli Shaham (piano)
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson
Canary Classics 9 / 9
71ee56bT3NL._SL1200 LISZT, FRANZ: Rhapsodie espagnol; Sonetti 104 & 123; Aprés une lecture du Dante; Polonaise No. 2 in E major; Consolation No. 3 in D-flat major; Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este; Mephisto Waltz No. 1
LISZT; FRANZ Elena Kuschnerova (piano)
Bella Musica 6 / 9
818X6qAcn0L._SL1500 LISZT, FRANZ: Bénédiction De Dieu Dans La Solitude; Six Consolations; Twelve Grandes Etudes: Nos. 9 & 10; Six Polish Songs after Chopin
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Etudes Op. 10: Nos. 1, 2, & 4
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICLISZT; FRANZ Mariam Batsashvili (piano)
Warner Classics 7 / 9
VIVALDI_Cello-concertos_3_Coin_NAIVE_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic VIVALDI, ANTONIO: Cello Concertos RV 400, 404 (Anh.145), 407, 415 (Anh.146), 420, & 423
VIVALDI; ANTONIO Christophe Coin (cello)
L’Onda Armonica
Naïve 7 / 9
Cult-Conductors-CLASSICS-TODAYbw BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral"
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Walter, Bruno (Columbia Symphony Orchestra)
Sony Classical Insiders Only
JOHANNES BRAHMS - Symphony No. 1
JOSEPH JOACHIM - Hamlet Overture
BRAHMS; JOHANNESJOACHIM; JOSEPH Jansons; Mariss
: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Simax 10 / 10
81x7WmR-KLL._SL1500 WAGNER, RICHARD: Tristan und Isolde
WAGNER; RICHARD Linda Esther Gray (soprano); John Mitchinson (tenor); Philip Joll (baritone); Anne Wilkens (mezzo-soprano); Gwynne Howell (bass); others
Chorus & Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Reginald Goodall
Eloquence 9 / 9
BACH_Christmas-Oratorio_Thomaner_ACCENTUS_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BACH, J.S.: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 (Parts I-VI)
BACH; J.S. Dorothee Mields (soprano); Elvira Bill (alto); Patrick Grahl, Markus Schäfer (tenor); Klaus Häger (bass)
Thomaner Chorus Leipzig, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Gotthold Schwarz
Accentus 9 / 9
willis PUCCINI, GIACOMO: Le Willis
PUCCINI; GIACOMO Brian Mulligan (baritone); Ermonela Jaho (soprano); Arsen Saghomonyan (tenor)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Elder
Opera Rara 8 / 8
pragarosabohemiae Works by Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz, Heinrich Isaac (Missa Presulem ephebeatum), Johannes Tourout, Jacob Obrecht, Josquin Desprez (Stabat Mater, Lupus Hellinck, Jacobus Regnart, Pierre de Bonhomme, Kryštof Harant, & Joannes Sixtus Pragensis (Te Deum) DES PREZ; JOSQUINISAAC; HEINRICHOBRECHT; JACOBPRAGENSIS; JOANNESREGNART; JACOBUSTOUROUT; JOHANNES Semerád; Vojtěch
: Cappella Mariana
Supraphon Insiders Only
RavelSlatkin6 Worthy Ravel Concertos from Slatkin and Dumont RAVEL; MAURICE François Dumont (piano); Jennifer Gilbert (violin)
Slatkin; Leonard
: Orchestre National de Lyon
Naxos 9 / 9


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