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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
lippelbach BACH, J.S.: Suite in E minor BWV 996; Sonata in C minor BWV 997; Prelude, Fugue, & Allegro in E-flat BWV 998
BACH; J.S. Daniel Lippel (well-tempered guitar)
New Focus Recordings 9 / 10
abduraimov DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Children’s Corner Suite
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Preludes Op. 24
MUSSORGSKY, MODEST: Pictures at an Exhibition
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEMUSSORGSKY; MODEST Behzod Abduraimov (piano)
Alpha 10 / 10
Sowerby SOWERBY, LEO: Syncronata (for Jazz Orchestra); Serenade for String Quartet; String Quartet in D minor; Tramping Tune for Piano and Strings; Symphony for Jazz Orchestra
SOWERBY; LEO Winston Choi (piano); Alexander Hanna (double bass)
Andy Baker Orchestra, Andrew Baker (cond.) Avalan String Quartet
Cedille 10 / 10
HaydnKlum HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 2, 17-20
HAYDN; JOSEPH Klumpp; Johannes
: Heidelberger Sinfoniker
Hänssler Classic 9 / 9
kapustinonyx KAPUSTIN, NIKOLAI: Eight Concert Etudes Op. 40; Variations Op. 41; Moon Rainbow Op. 161; Sonatina Op. 100; Piano Sonata No. 2 in E Op. 54
KAPUSTIN; NIKOLAI Yeol Eum Son (piano)
Onyx 9 / 10
8107DPM8LkS._SL1500 Various Composers & Works BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANDEBUSSY; CLAUDELISZT; FRANZMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSPOULENC; FRANCISPROKOFIEV; SERGEIRACHMANINOV; SERGEIRAVEL; MAURICESCARLATTI; DOMENICO Various Pianists
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel, Janos Fürst
Eloquence Insiders Only
61JmBS7BfbL._SS500 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Symphony No. 9 in C major (“The Great”) D. 944
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Schwarz; Gerard
: New York Chamber Symphony
Master Performers 9 / 9
71FC8LljmIS._SL1200 KOSENKO, VIKTOR: 11 Etudes Op. 8
SCRIABIN, ALEXANDER: 4 Preludes Op. 22; Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major Op. 30
KOSENKO; VIKTORSCRIABIN; ALEXANDER Igor Gryshyn (piano)
Orchid Classics 7 / 9
71xSX97RuSS._SL1417 ALBÉNIZ, ISAAC: Piano Music (complete)
ALBÉNIZ; ISAAC Miguel Baselga (piano)
Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Lu Jia
BIS Insiders Only
71NhnBbgpyS._SL1200 LEHRER, TOM: The Masochism Tango; Oedipus Rex; Poisoning Pigeons in the Park; Pollution; She’s My Girl; The Elements; The Wiener Schnitzel Waltz; My Home Town; I Got It From Agnes; Alma; The Vatican Rag; We Will All Go Together When We Go
LEHRER; TOM The Queen's Six
Signum Classics 6 / 9
Dudamel-Mahler-8 MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 8
MAHLER; GUSTAV Tamara Wilson, Leah Crocetto, Erin Morley (soprano); Mihoko Fujimura, Tamara Mumford (mezzo-soprano); Simon O’Neill (tenor); Ryan McKinny (baritone); Morris Robinson (bass)
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, National Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel
Deutsche Grammophon 7 / 6
popovarias Arias by Puccini, Gounod, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Ponchielli, Borodin, Dvorák, & Lehár BIZET; GEORGESBORODIN; ALEXANDERDVORÁK; ANTONINGOUNOD; CHARLESLEHÁR; FRANZPONCHIELLI; AMILCAREPUCCINI; GIACOMOTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Dmytro Popov (tenor)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Mikhail Simonyan
Orchid Classics 10 / 10
Herrmann HERRMANN, BERNARD: Film Scores
HERRMANN; BERNARDVarious Composers London Philharmonic; Others, Bernard Herrmann (cond.)
Decca Insiders Only
Mah7Pet MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 7
MAHLER; GUSTAV Petrenko; Kirill
: Bavarian State Orchestra
Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings 3 / 8
Novak NOVÁK, VÍTESLAV: Piano Concerto; Toman and the Wood Nymph
NOVÁK; VÍTESLAV ()
Hrusa; Jakub
: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Supraphon 9 / 9
Mahler9 MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 9
MAHLER; GUSTAV Fischer; Adam
: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Tonhalle Düsseldorf 5 / 8
SibeliusGard SIBELIUS, JEAN: Luonnotar; Tapiola; Pelleas and Melisande; Rakastava; Spring Song
SIBELIUS; JEAN Davidsen, Lise (soprano)
Gardner, Edward (Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra)
Chandos 8 / 9
OneMove BARBER, SAMUEL: Symphony No. 1
SIBELIUS, JEAN: Symphony No. 7
SCRIABIN, ALEXANDER: The Poem of Ecstasy (Symphony No. 4)
BARBER; SAMUELSCRIABIN; ALEXANDERSIBELIUS; JEAN Stern; Michael
: Kansas City Symphony
Reference Recordings 7 / 10
luminousvoices TOGNI, PETER-ANTHONY: Totus tuus; Requiem et Lux; Sea Dreams; Earth Voices; Da pacem Domine; Of the Father's love begotten; Psaume 98; Responsio Introit; Silentio
TOGNI; PETER-ANTHONY Sara Hahn-Scinocco, Sarah MacDonald (flute); Jeff Reilly (bass clarinet)
Shantz; Timothy
: Luminous Voices
Leaf Music 8 / 9
ShostNelsons SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphonies No. 1, 14 and 15; Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Kristine Opolais (soprano); Alexander Tsymbalyuk (bass)
Nelsons; Andris
: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 4 / 8
DvorakSoul Dvořák: Orchestral, Chamber and Vocal Works DVORÁK; ANTONIN Various Soloists
Various Conductors and Orchestras
Warner Classics Insiders Only
Muti Various Composers Various Composers Various Soloists
Various Orchestras, Riccardo Muti (cond.)
Warner Classics Insiders Only
homiliusmark HOMILIUS, GOTTFRIED AUGUST: St. Mark Passion (Markuspassion) HoWV I.10
HOMILIUS; GOTTFRIED AUGUST Monika Mauch (soprano); Ruth Sandhoff (alto); Hans Jörg Mammel (tenor/Evangelist); Thomas Laske (baritone/Jesus)
Basler Madrigalisten; L'arpa festante, Fritz Näf
Carus 10 / 10
BACH_Goldberg-Variations_Violons-du-Roy_Labadie_ATMA_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations (Arrangement by Bernard Labadie)
BACH; J.S. Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie
ATMA Classique 10 / 10
61zKEFxTIAL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in G major D. 894; Piano Sonata in C minor D. 958
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Adam Laloum (piano)
Harmonia Mundi 6 / 9
827949072468 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major Op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”); Fifteen Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-flat major Op. 35 (“Eroica Variations")
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
PentaTone 8 / 8
QtItaliano Works by Debussy, Ravel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, Boccherini, Cambini, Prokofiev, Malipiero, others BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBOCCHERINI; LUIGIBRAHMS; JOHANNESHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERT Quartetto Italiano
Warner Classics Insiders Only
Maisky Various Composers Various Composers Mischa Maisky (cello); various soloists
Various conductors and orchestras
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
714c2SaOUUS._SL1488 TYRANNY, BLUE GENE: Various works
TYRANNY; BLUE GENE “Blue” Gene Tyranny (piano, keyboards); Various instrumentalists
Unseen Worlds 8 / 7
IvesDavis IVES, CHARLES: "Holidays" Symphony; Three Places in New England; Central Park in the Dark; The Unanswered Question
IVES; CHARLES Davis; Andrew
: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9 / 9
CHARLES IVES - Variations on "America"; Decoration Day; Fugue in C; Variations on "Jerusalem the Golden"; The Alcotts; others (arr. for band)
IVES; CHARLES Col. Timothy W. Foley
: The President's Own United States Marine Band
Naxos 10 / 10
CHARLES IVES - Decoration Day; The Fourth of July; Thanksgiving; The General Slocum; Overture in G minor; Yale-Princeton Football Game; Postlude in F
IVES; CHARLES Sinclair; James
: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
IvesHolidaysOrm IVES, CHARLES: Holidays Symphony; Three Places in New England
IVES; CHARLES Ormandy; Eugene
: Philadelphia Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
81hHAsAIOUS._SS500 HAYDN, JOSEPH: Andante and Variations in F minor Hob. XVII; Sonata No. 33 in C minor Hob. XVI:20
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Fantasia in C minor K. 475; Piano Sonata in C minor K. 457
HAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Stradivarius 7 / 8
Shaham BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Violin Concerto
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNES Shaham, Gil (violin)
Jacobsen; Eric
: The Knights
Canary Classics 10 / 10
livermannewday DAMIEN SNEED: I Dream a World HENRY BURLEIGH: Five Songs of Laurence Hope LESLIE ADAMS: Amazing Grace MARGARET BONDS: Three Dream Portraits THOMAS KERR: Riding to Town SHAWN E. OKPEBHOLO: Two Black Churches ROBERT OWENS: Mortal Storm Op. 29 RICHARD FARIÑA (arr. Will Liverman): Birmingham Sunday ADAMS; LESLIEBONDS; MARGARETBURLEIGH; HARRY T.FARIÑA; RICHARDKERR; THOMASOKPEBHOLO; SHAWN E.OWENS; ROBERTSNEED; DAMIEN Will Liverman (baritone); Paul Sánchez (piano)
Cedille 9 / 10
61RtVdV4k7S._SL1200 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major Op. 130; Grosse fuge Op. 133
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Ehnes Quartet
Onyx 9 / 9
71qqbzzLPlS._SY355 Works by Bartók, Gershwin, Tatum, Bolcom, Ravel, Debussy, Ginastera, Falla, Scriabin, Stravinsky, others BARTÓK; BELADEBUSSY; CLAUDEFALLA; MANUEL DEGERSHWIN; GEORGEGINASTERA; ALBERTORAVEL; MAURICESTRAVINSKY; IGORTATUM; ART Lise de la Salle (piano)
Naïve 6 / 10
HaydnNorr HAYDN, JOSEPH: 12 "London" Symphonies
HAYDN; JOSEPH Norrington; Roger
: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR)
SWR Music Insiders Only
argerichchopin CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58; Mazurkas Op. 59; Nocturne in F major Op. 15 No. 1; Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor; Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat major Op. 53
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Martha Argerich (piano)
Warner Classics Insiders Only
61HZzeeJrFS._SL1200 PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Sonata No. 4 Op. 29: Andante; Visions fugitives Op. 22 Nos. 5, 7, 9, & 10; Music for Children Op. 65: Nos. 10, 11, & 12; Etude Op. 52 No. 3; Suggestion Diabolique Op. 4 No. 4; Pieces for Piano Op. 3, 4, & 12; Gavotte from Hamlet Op. 77
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Sergei Prokofiev (piano); Anatoly Vedernikov (piano)
Parnassus Insiders Only
61OOmTUmB9S._SL1200 SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: Sonatas K. 32, 39, 45, 84, 107, 118, 124, 125, 193, 239, 381, 394, 427, 454, 470, 492, & 547
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Olivier Cavé (piano)
Alpha 9 / 9
Kubelik Works by: Mussorgsky, Bartók, Bloch, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Smetana, Mozart, Hindemith, Schoenberg (Mercury Living Presence); Brahms, Dvořák, Smetana, Mahler, Janácek, Tchaikovsky, Nicolai, Weber, Berlioz (Decca) BLOCH; ERNESTBRAHMS; JOHANNESDVORÁK; ANTONINHINDEMITH; PAULJANÁCEK; LEOŠMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSMUSSORGSKY; MODESTNICOLAI; OTTOSCHOENBERG; ARNOLDSMETANA; BEDRICHTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHWEBER; CARL MARIA VON Various soloists
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
DeccaMercury Living Presence Insiders Only
Zemlinsky ZEMLINSKY, ALEXANDER: Vocal, Orchestral, and Chamber Works (incl. Opera Excerpts)
ZEMLINSKY; ALEXANDER Various Soloists
Various Conductors, Orchestras and Ensembles
Capriccio Insiders Only
Brahms3Fisch BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphony No,. 3; Serenade No. 2
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Fischer; Iván
: Budapest Festival Orchestra
Channel Classics 6 / 10
81MFrDitJ2L._SS500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Trio No. 1 in E-flat major Op. 1 No. 1
PIRCHNER, WERNER: Klaviertrio “Heimat?”
MENDELSSOHN, FELIX: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANMENDELSSOHN; FELIXPIRCHNER; WERNER Franz-Markus Siegert (violin); Roland Lindenthal (cello); Hanna Bachmann (piano)
Schwarzenberg Trio
Quinton 8 / 9
61bD53ZToIS._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Overture in the French Style BVW 831; Siciliano from Flute Sonata BWV 1031 (arranged by Wilhelm Kempff); Largo from Concerto in F minor BWV 1056
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major Op. 27 No. 1; Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 ("Appassionata")
BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Andrew von Oeyen (piano)
Warner Classics 7 / 8
Braunfels BRAUNFELS, WALTER: Don Gil Prelude, Divertimento for Radio Orchestra, Ariel's Song, Serenade in E-flat major
BRAUNFELS; WALTER Bühl; Gregor
: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Capriccio 9 / 9
duostephanieandsaar BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: String Quartet in B-flat major Op. 130 (transcr. for piano 4-hands by Hugo Ulrich & Robert Wittman); Grosse Fuge Op. 134 (transcr. for piano 4-hands by Beethoven)
SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Fantasie in F minor D. 940
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANSCHUBERT; FRANZ Stephanie Ho, Saar Ahuvia (piano)
DUO Stephanie & Saar
New Focus Recordings 9 / 9
61F0LkMpSL._SL1200 HENNESSY, SWAN: Selected Works for Piano
HENNESSY; SWAN Moritz Ernst (piano)
Perfect Noise 9 / 8


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