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Novak NOVÁK, VÍTESLAV: In the Tatra Mountains; Lady Godiva Overture; Eternal Longing
NOVÁK; VÍTESLAV Falletta; JoAnn
: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
Rontgen9 RÖNTGEN, JULIUS: Symphonies Nos. 9 "The Bitonal" and 21; Serenade
RÖNTGEN; JULIUS Porcelijn; David
: Brandenburg State Orchestra,Frankfurt
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MahlerVanska MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 5
MAHLER; GUSTAV Vänskä; Osmo
: Minnesota Orchestra
BIS 4 / 9
GEORGES BIZET - Symphony in C; L’Arlésienne Suites; Patrie Overture
BIZET; GEORGES Cluytens; André
: Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francais
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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral"
FRANZ SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANSCHUBERT; FRANZ Cluytens; André
: Berlin Philharmonic
Testament Insiders Only
CHARLES GOUNOD - Faust
GOUNOD; CHARLES Victoria de los Angeles (soprano)
Nicolai Gedda (tenor)
Boris Christoff (bass)
Ernest Blanc (bass-baritone)
Liliane Berton, Rita Gorr (mezzo-soprano)

Cluytens; André
: Orchestre et Choeurs du Théâtre National de l’Opéra
EMI Insiders Only
MODEST MUSSORGSKY - Boris Godunov
MUSSORGSKY; MODEST Boris Christoff, Anton Diakov (bass)
Dimitr Ouzounov, John Lanigan, Kiril Dulguerov (tenor)
Evelyn Lear (soprano)
others

Cluytens; André
: Chorus of the National Opera of Sofia,Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
EMI Insiders Only
GIUSEPPE VERDI - Falstaff
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Giuseppe Valdengo
Herva Nelli
Cloe Elmo
Teresa Stich-Randall
Frank Guarrera
Nan Merriman

Toscanini; Arturo
: NBC Symphony Orchestra,Robert Shaw Chorale
RCA Insiders Only
51OBavCwTfL BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The 32 Piano Sonatas
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Steven Masi (piano)
Albany Insiders Only
Karajan-ring WAGNER, RICHARD: Der Ring des Nibelungen
WAGNER; RICHARD Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Thomas Stewart, Zoltan Keleman, Karl Ridderbusch, Martti Talvela (bass-baritone); Régine Crespin, Helga Dernesch, Gundula Janowitz (soprano); Oralia Dominguez, Josephine Veasey, Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano); Jess Thomas, Jon Vickers, Helge Brilioth, Gerhard Stolze (tenor); others
Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
RICHARD WAGNER - Overtures to Die Meistersinger; Tannhäuser; The Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin: Preludes to Acts 1 & 3; Entweihte Götter; Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod
WAGNER; RICHARD Rita Gorr (mezzo-soprano)

Cluytens; André
: Paris National Opera Orchestra
Testament Insiders Only
RICHARD WAGNER - Siegfried Idyll; Siegfried's Rhine Journey; Siegfried's Funeral Music; Forest Murmers
RICHARD STRAUSS - Don Juan; Love Scene from Feuersnot
STRAUSS; RICHARDWAGNER; RICHARD Cluytens; André
: Paris National Opera Orchestra,Vienna Philharmonic
Testament Insiders Only
IGOR STRAVINSKY - Oedipus Rex
STRAVINSKY; IGOR René Kollo (tenor)
Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano)
Tom Krause (baritone)
Michael Wager (Narrator)
others

Bernstein; Leonard
: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Sony Classical Insiders Only
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Symphonies Nos. 1-9
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Gwyneth Jones (soprano)
Hanna Schwarz (alto)
René Kollo (tenor)
Kurt Moll (bass)

Bernstein; Leonard
: Vienna Philharmonic,Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
GUSTAV MAHLER - Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (Adagio only); Das Lied von der Erde; Gustav Mahler Remembered (interviews)
MAHLER; GUSTAV Various soloists

Bernstein; Leonard
: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,London Symphony Orchestra,New York Philharmonic
Sony Classical Insiders Only
51sq3cvougL BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
BACH; J.S. Pietro De Maria (piano)
Decca 8 / 8
61T4JdHUf6L._SL1200 WALEY-COHEN, FREYA: Permutations; Unveil
WALEY-COHEN; FREYA Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin)
Signum Classics 9 / 8
IMG_0123 SCHMIDT, FRANZ: Symphony No. 2
STRAUSS, RICHARD: Intermezzo: Symphonic Interlude - Dreaming by the Fireside
SCHMIDT; FRANZSTRAUSS; RICHARD Vienna Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov
Sony Classical 7 / 7
51dfOpPlvSL SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Impromptus D. 899 & D. 935; Allegretto in C minor D. 915; Hungarian Melody D. 817; Andante in A major D. 604; Kupelwieser Waltz D. Anh. I.14
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Michael Endres (piano)
Oehms Classics 9 / 10
81Z-quYP67L._SL1412 RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor Op. 30; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor Op. 40
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano, in No. 3); Philippe Entremont (piano, in No. 4)
Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy
Sony Classical 10 / 8
Turina TURINA, JOAQUÍN: La Procesión del Rocío; Rapsodia sinfónica; Danzas gitanas; Canto a Sevilla
TURINA; JOAQUÍN María Espada (soprano); Martin Roscoe (piano)
Mena; Juanjo
: BBC Philharmonic
Chandos 9 / 9
WagWaka WAGNER, RICHARD: Overtures to Rienze, The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser; Preludes to Lohengrin: Acts I and III
WAGNER; RICHARD ()
Berlin Classics Insiders Only
CopSlat COPLAND, AARON: Symphony No. 3 (with original ending); Three Latin American Sketches
COPLAND; AARON Slatkin; Leonard
: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
FranckFaust FRANCK, CÉSAR: Violin Sonata
CHAUSSON, ERNEST: Concert
CHAUSSON; ERNESTFRANCK; CÉSAR Faust, Isabelle (violin)
Melnikov, Alexander (piano)
Salagon Quartet
Harmonia Mundi 7 / 10
CPEMarkovina BACH, C.P.E.: Complete Solo Piano Music
BACH; C.P.E. Ana-Marija Markovina (piano)
Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
mediavitawestminster SHEPPARD, JOHN: Media vita; Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria; Missa Cantate
SHEPPARD; JOHN Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Martin Baker
Hyperion Insiders Only
Toscanini Works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Weber, Berlioz, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Liadov, Debussy, Ravel, R. Strauss, Sibelius, Respighi, Kodály, Barber, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESDEBUSSY; CLAUDEGLUCK; CHRISTOPH WILLIBALDHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSPUCCINI; GIACOMORAVEL; MAURICEROSSINI; GIOACHINOSCHUBERT; FRANZVERDI; GIUSEPPEWAGNER; RICHARD Various Soloists
Toscanini; Arturo
: NBC Symphony Orchestra,New York Philharmonic,Philadelphia Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
GIACOMO PUCCINI - La Bohème
PUCCINI; GIACOMO Licia Albanese (soprano)
Jan Peerce (tenor)
Francesco Valentino (baritone)
Anne McKnight (soprano)
Nicola Moscona (bass)
George Cehanovsky (baritone)
Salvatore Baccaloni (bass)

Toscanini; Arturo
: NBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
FRANZ SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 9 in C major D. 944
RICHARD STRAUSS - Tod und Verklärung Op. 24
CLAUDE DEBUSSY - La Mer; Iberia
OTTORINO REPIGHI - Feste Romane
HECTOR BERLIOZ - Queen Mab Scherzo
FELIX MENDELSSOHN - Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
PETER TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 74 ("Pathétique")
BERLIOZ; HECTORDEBUSSY; CLAUDEMENDELSSOHN; FELIXREPIGHI; OTTORINOSCHUBERT; FRANZSTRAUSS; RICHARDTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Toscanini; Arturo
: Philadelphia Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
LUWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 5
FELIX MENDELSSOHN - A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo & Nocturne
PAUL DUKAS - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANDUKAS; PAULMENDELSSOHN; FELIX Toscanini; Arturo
: New York Philharmonic
Naxos Insiders Only
51TKNmZvpAL BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 15; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major Op. 19
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Yevgeny Sudbin (piano)
Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vänskä
BIS 9 / 9
81roHqLMj1L._SL1500 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77; Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Piano Quartet in E-flat Op. 47
BRAHMS; JOHANNESSCHUMANN; ROBERT Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin); Emanuel Ax (piano); Vesko Eschkenazy (violin); Henk Rubingh (viola); Gregor Horsch (cello)
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
RCO 9 / 8
HindemithConductsHdg HINDEMITH, PAUL: Concerto for Orchestra; Concert Music for Piano, Brass and Harps; Symphony Mathis der Maler; Symphonic Dances; The Four Temperaments; Symphonic Metamorphosis after Themes by Weber; Amor und Psyche (Overture); Symphony Die Harmonie der Welt
HINDEMITH; PAUL Monique Hass and Hans Otte (pianos)
Hindemith; Paul
: Berlin Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
HindemithSerena HINDEMITH, PAUL: Concert Music for Brass and Strings; Nobilissima visione (Suite); Symphonia serena; Clarinet Concerto; Horn Concerto; Band Symphony
HINDEMITH; PAUL Dennis Brain (horn); Louis Cahuzac (Clarinet)
Hindemith; Paul
: Philharmonia Orchestra
EMI Insiders Only
61Fu6o3MdL._SS500 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Sonatas for Cello & Piano No. 1 in E minor Op. 38; No. 2 in F major Op. 99
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Brian Thornton (cello); Spencer Myer (piano)
Steinway and Sons 8 / 9
IMG_0065 BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 9
BRUCKNER; ANTON Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti
CSO Resound 8 / 8
Rota-3-cover ROTA, NINO: Le Molière Imaginaire; Prova d'Orchestra - Suite dalla musica del film; Rabelaisiana; Concerto In Mi Per Pianofote E Orchestra 'Piccolo Mondo Antico'
ROTA; NINO Valentina Corradetti (soprano); Simone Pedroni (piano)
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Giuseppe Grazioli
Decca 9 / 9
HaydnSolo HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 4, 42, & 64 "Tempora Mutantur"; Overture to L'Isola disabitata; Solo e Pensoso (concert aria)
HAYDN; JOSEPH Francesca Aspromonte (soprano)
Antonini; Giovanni
: Il Giardino Armonico
AlphaOuthere Insiders Only
SaintSaensPC3 SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Piano Concerto No. 3; Africa; Rhapsodie d'Auvergne; Wedding Cake Waltz
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Descharmes, Romain (piano)
Soustrot; Marc
: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
odhecatonpalestrina PALESTRINA, GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA: Sicut cervus; Missa Papae Marcelli; Victimae Paschali laudes; Laudate Dominum; other works
PALESTRINA; GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col
Arcana 10 / 10
81jRkFM7wgL._SL1425 Various Composers and Works BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSTRAUSS; RICHARDWAGNER; RICHARD Various Soloists
Dresden Staatskapelle, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Karl Böhm
Warner Classics Insiders Only
Susannah FLOYD, CARLISLE: Susannah
FLOYD; CARLISLE Susan Hellman Spatafora (soprano); Todd Donavan (baritone); Scott Wichael, Anthony Wright Webb (tenor)
St. Petersburg Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Mark Sforzini
Naxos 8 / 7
61oGyjeX-dL._SS500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Diabelli Variations
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)
BIS 10 / 10
IvesDavis IVES, CHARLES: Orchestral Set No. 2; Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4
IVES; CHARLES Bavouzet; Jean-Efflam
Davis; Andrew
: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9 / 8
deerscry PÄRT, ARVO: The Deer's Cry; Von Angesicht zu Angesicht; Alleluia-Tropus; Virgencita; Veni creator; Drei Hirtenkinder aus Fátima; And One of the Pharisees; Da pacem Domine; Most Holy Mother of God; Sei gelobt, du Baum; Habitare fratres in unum; Summa; Gebet nach dem Kanon
PÄRT; ARVO Tulve; Jaan-Eik
: Vox Clamantis
ECM Insiders Only
Pizzetti PIZZETTI, ILDEBRANDO: Symphony in A; Harp Concerto
PIZZETTI; ILDEBRANDO Margherita Bassani (harp)
Iorio; Damian
: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
Naxos 7 / 8
Mahler7 MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 7
MAHLER; GUSTAV Gielen; Michael
: Berlin Philharmonic
Testament Insiders Only
61sEknEGajL BACH, J.S.: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin
BACH; J.S. Michelle Ross (violin)
Albany 8 / 9
mercadante_francesca_da_rimini MERCADANTE, SAVERIO: Francesca da Rimini
MERCADANTE; SAVERIO Leonor Bonilla (soprano); Aya Wakizono (mezzo-soprano); Merto Sungu (tenor); Antonio di Matteo (bass); others
Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia, Fabio Luisi
Dynamic 8 / 8
ElgarWoods ELGAR, EDWARD: Piano Quintet; Sea Pictures (arrangements by Donald Fraser)
ELGAR; EDWARD Woods; Kenneth
: English Chamber Orchestra,English Symphony Orchestra
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