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JansonsOslo :
Various Composers Jansons; Mariss
: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Warner Classics Insiders Only
Tchaik5PJ TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Symphony No. 5; Francesca da Rimini
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Järvi; Paavo
: Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich
Alpha 8 / 9
41Fx0Amjj0L FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Mazurkas (selected) LEOŠ JANÁCEK: In the Mists NIKOLAI MEDTNER: Fairy Tale Op. 26 No. 3 ANATOLY LIADOV: Mazurka Op. 57 No. 3 CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICJANÁCEK; LEOŠLIADOV; ANATOLYMEDTNER; NIKOLAI Nelly Akopian-Tamarina (piano)
PentaTone 7 / 8
12TonesCover Various Composers: Various Carols and Christmas Favorites
BACH; J.S.CAGE; JOHN Pipo
Musica Urethra Really Modern Music Project
Tinnitus Classics 10 / 10
BUSONI_Faust_Boult_LPO_ClassicsToday_Laurson BUSONI, FERRUCCIO: Doktor Faust
BUSONI; FERRUCCIO Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone); Richard Lewis (tenor); Ian Wallace (bass-baritone); Heather Harper (soprano); John Cameron (bass)
London Philharmonic, Adrian Boult
LPO 7 / 6
Reznicek REZNICEK, EMIL NIKOLAUS: Karneval-Suite im alten Stil; Traumspiel-Suite; Symphonic Suite No. 1
REZNICEK; EMIL NIKOLAUS Solyom; Stefan
: Weimarer Staatskapelle
CPO 7 / 9
Jarvi-Schmidt SCHMIDT, FRANZ: Symphonies Nos. 1-4; Intermezzo from Notre Dame
SCHMIDT; FRANZ Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 9
Massenet MASSENET, JULES: Brumaire Overture; Phèdre Overture; Visions (symphonic poem); Espada (suite); Les Érinneys (incidental music)
MASSENET; JULES Tingaud; Jean-Luc
: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
SzellWarn Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořak, Mahler, Mozart, R. Strauss, J. Strauss, Jr, Wagner, Weber, Lalo and Schubert BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESDVORÁK; ANTONINMAHLER; GUSTAVMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSTRAUSS; RICHARD Various Soloists
Various Orchestras, George Szell (cond,)
Warner Classics Insiders Only
5024709156375 W.A. MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major K. 537 (“Coronation”); Piano Sonata in A major K. 331 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major Op. 31 No. 3 J.S. BACH: Italian Concerto; The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II: Prelude & Fugue in B-flat major FRANZ SCHUBERT: Impromptu in E-flat major D. 899 No. 2 BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZ Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)
Staatskapelle Berlin, Fritz Zaun
APR Insiders Only
B1AqlZ9W8jS._SL1500 GOLDMARK, RUBIN: Violin Sonata in B minor Op. 4
REINAGLE, ALEXANDER: Sonata in F major
GOLDMARK; RUBINREINAGLE; ALEXANDER Ting-Lan Chen (violin); Nathan Buckner (piano)
Albany 8 / 9
DvorakCello DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Cello Concerto; Five Transcriptions for Cello Ensemble
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Kian Soltani (cello)
Barenboim; Daniel
: Staatskapelle Berlin
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 9
kohbach part 3 BACH, J.S.: Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003; Sonata No. 3 in C major BWV 1005
BERIO, LUCIANO: Sequenza VIII for solo violin
HARBISON, JOHN: For Violin Alone
BACH; J.S.BERIO; LUCIANOHARBISON; JOHN Jennifer Koh (violin)
Cedille 10 / 10
61ZCsENW6SL._SL1200 Various Composers and Works BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEJANÁCEK; LEOŠMARTINU; BOHUSLAVMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSschumannSMETANA; BEDRICH Ivan Moravec (piano)
Various Conductors and Orchestras
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orfeo MONTEVERDI, CLAUDIO: L’Orfeo
MONTEVERDI; CLAUDIO Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Zachary Wilder (tenor); Emõke Barath, Mathilde Etienne (soprano); Natalie Pérez, Alix le Saux (mezzo-soprano); Jérôme Varnier, Nicolas Brooymans (bass)
Ensemble vocal de Poche, I Gemelli, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro
Naïve 7 / 10
Haydn33 HAYDN, JOSEPH: String Quartets Op. 33
HAYDN; JOSEPH Doric String Quartet
Chandos 5 / 9
81c29pcxcJL._SS500 SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Abegg Variations Op. 1; Waldszenen Op. 82; Kinderszenen Op. 15; Bunte Blatter Op. 99 (excerpts); Theme and Variations in E-flat major; Fantasiestücke Op. 111; Arabeske Op. 18; Papillons Op. 2; Gesänge der Frühe Op. 133; Nachtstücke Op. 23
SCHUMANN; ROBERT Kun-Woo Paik (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 7 / 8
81zg4tfvUzL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
BACH; J.S. Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
Hyperion 6 / 7
BACH_Goldberg-Variations_THARAUD_WARNER-ERATO_classicalcritic_jens-f-laurson_ClassicsToday BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations
BACH; J.S. Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Erato 9 / 9
61P5dZicr3L._SL1200 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The 32 Piano Sonatas
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Jonathan Biss (piano)
Orchid Classics 9 / 10
mitterer cover MITTERER, WOLFGANG: 9in1; Beethoven Schicksal; Beethoven Tristesse; Beethoven Intermezzo
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANMITTERER; WOLFGANG Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, Gustav Kuhn (mixed, edited, and rearranged by Wolfgang Mitterer)
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61M7vyo5tCL._SL1200 GLASS, PHILIP: Etudes Nos. 16, 6, & 2
SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in B-flat major D. 960
GLASS; PHILIPSCHUBERT; FRANZ Simone Dinnerstein (piano)
Orange Mountain 7 / 8
Mozarts-Violin_Koncz_Sony_Laurson MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat K. 207; No. 2 in D K. 211; No. 3 in G K. 216; No. 4 in D K. 218; No. 5 in A K. 219
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Christoph Koncz (violin)
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Sony 9 / 9
schmiitt SCHMITT, FLORENT: La Tragédie de Salomé; Musique sur l'eau; Oriane et le Prince d'Amour (suite); Légende for Violin and Orchestra
SCHMITT; FLORENT Susan Platts (mezzo soprano); Nikki Chooi (violin)
Falletta; JoAnn
: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 7 / 7
61DWc-xUtBL BACH, J.S.: The Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites (transcribed for piano by Eleonor Bindman)
BACH; J.S. Eleonor Bindman (piano)
Grand Piano 7 / 8
BeetHelm4 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Helmchen; Martin
Manze; Andrew
: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Alpha 10 / 10
BeethPC4 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concerto No. 4; Coriolan and Prometheus Overtures
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Bezuidenhout; Kristian
Heras-Casado; Pablo
: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
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BACH_Christmas-Oratorio_Hymnus_Choir-Boys_MDG_CLASSICSTODAY_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BACH, J.S.: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 (Parts 1-6)
BACH; J.S. Elisabeth Wimmer (soprano); Elvira Bill (alto); Andreas Post (tenor); Dominic Große (bass)
Hymnus Choirboys Stuttgart, Handel’s Company, Rainer Johannes Homburg
MDG 8 / 9
91ShlsiTSYL._SL1500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The 32 Piano Sonatas
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Scherbakov; Konstantin
Steinway & Sons 9 / 9
Job VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: Job; Songs of Travel
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Neal Davies (bass-baritone)
Elder; Mark
: Hallé Orchestra
Hallé 6 / 7
cover-Modigliani-Quartet-Schubert-Octet SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Octet in F major D. 803
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Sabine Meyer (clarinet); Bruno Schneider (horn); Dag Jensen (bassoon); Knut Erik Sundquist (double bass)
Modigliani Quartet
Mirare 7 / 8
61OiXkWBgSL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Partitas Nos. 1-6 BWV 825-30
BACH; J.S. Colin Tilney (harpsichord)
Music & Arts 7 / 10
aurora Works by Thomas LaVoy, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, James Jordan & Jeremy Powell, Sam Scheibe, James Whitbourn, & Josef Rheinberger PALESTRINA; GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DARHEINBERGER; JOSEF GABRIELWHITBOURN; JAMES Jeremy Powell (soprano saxophone)
Jordan; James,Whitbourn; James
: Westminster Williamson Voices
GIA Choral Works Insiders Only
716OUB3KaML._SL1200 Various Composers & Works BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBENNETT; ROBERT RUSSELLBRAHMS; JOHANNESDEBUSSY; CLAUDEMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSRAVEL; MAURICERODGERS; RICHARDSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRISTRAUSS; RICHARD Various Soloists
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Columbia String Players, Fritz Reiner
Sony Classical Insiders Only
ethelsmyth SMYTH, ETHEL: The Prison
SMYTH; ETHEL Dashon Burton (bass-baritone); Sarah Brailey (soprano)
Experiential Orchestra and Chorus, James Blachly
Chandos 10 / 10
PIERRE_HENRY_Beethoven_La-Dixieme-Symphonie_ALPHA_ClassicsToday_ClassicalCritic_Jens-f-Laurson HENRY, PIERRE: La Dixième Symphonie--Hommage à Beethoven
HENRY; PIERRE Benoît Rameau (tenor)
French Radio Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Paris Conservatoire, Choeur de Radio France, Le Jeune Choeur de Paris, Marzena Diakun, Bruno Mantovani, Pascal Rophé
Alpha 6 / 7
RosMahler MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphonies Nos. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7. 9 and Das Lied von der Erde
MAHLER; GUSTAV Grace Hoffmann (mezzo soprano); Ernst Haefliger (tenor)
Rosbaud; Hans
: Cologne Radio Symphony,Südwestfunk-Orchester Baden-Baden
SWR Classic 9 / 6
81XT0xuGtjL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in A major D. 959; Piano Sonata in B-flat major D. 960
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Hans-Jürg Strub (piano)
Ars Produktion 7 / 9
Brahms1Blom BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphony No. 1; Tragic Overture
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Blomstedt, Herbert (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra)
PentaTone 6 / 9
MahlerLeins MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 1
WAGNER, RICHARD: Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Ballet
STRAUSS, RICHARD: Der Rosenkavalier: Suite
MAHLER; GUSTAVSTRAUSS; RICHARDWAGNER; RICHARD Leinsdorf; Erich
: London Symphony Orchestra,Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Eloquence 7 / 8
SCHUBERT-in-love_Standley_ALPHA_ClassicsToday_ClassicalCritic_Jens-f-Laurson SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Selected songs
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Rosemary Standley (vocals); Sandrine Piau (soprano); Airelle Besson (trumpet)
Ensemble Contraste
Alpha 9 / 9
4009850013402 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Grand Duo in C major D. 812; Fantasie in F minor D. 940
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Evgeni Koroliov and Ljupka Hadžigeorgieva (piano duet)
Tacet 10 / 10
71JGFrTIL._SL1200 Various Composers & Works BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCRIABIN; ALEXANDER Solomon (piano)
Various Conductors & Ensembles
Profil Insiders Only
ReichaQuat REICHA, ANTON: Quatuor Scientifique; La Pantomime
REICHA; ANTON Reicha Quartet
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
Rouse5 ROUSE, CHRISTOPHER: Symphony No. 5; Supplica; Concerto for Orchestra
ROUSE; CHRISTOPHER Guerrero, Giancarlo (Nashville Symphony)
Naxos 9 / 9
71hbCRwHML._SL1200 Various Composers & Works BACH; J.S.BARTÓK; BELABEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBUSONI; FERRUCCIOHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSPAGANINI; NICCOLÒPROKOFIEV; SERGEI Franco Gulli (violin); Enrica Cavallo (violin); others
Various Conductors & Orchestras
Rhine Classics Insiders Only
61u42iK5DdL._SL1462 HOLMBOE, VAGN: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3, & 15
HOLMBOE; VAGN Nightingale String Quartet
Dacapo 9 / 9
Ravel RAVEL, MAURICE: The Complete Works
RAVEL; MAURICE Various Soloists
Various Conductors and Orchestras
Warner Classics Insiders Only
81P9yp-1chL._SL1200 Works by Picchi, Merula, Arauso, Weckmann, Macedo, Bruna, Gabrieli, Louis Couperin, Ferrabosco I, Frescobaldi, Trabaci, Radino, Philips, Locke, Tindale, Schildt, Muffat, Froberger, Chambonnières, Jacquet de La Guerre, Tomkins, Coprario, Farnaby, Scheidemann, Keril, Sweelinck, Cabanilles, Byrd, Bull, Buxtehude, Praetorius, Kuhnau, Braga, Pasquini, Le Roux, & D’Anglebert BUXTEHUDE; DIETRICHBYRD; WILLIAMCOUPERIN; LOUISFRESCOBALDI; GIROLAMOGABRIELI; GIOVANNIMUFFAT; GEORGSWEELINCK; JAN PIETERSZOON Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
Avie 10 / 10
61SnwrlYKLL._SL1200 LISZT, FRANZ: Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 1-15
LISZT; FRANZ Martin Ivanov (piano)
Gramola 6 / 8


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