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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
handelopus3 HANDEL, G.F.: Concerti grossi Op. 3
HANDEL; G.F. Berliner Barock Solisten, Reinhard Goebel
Hänssler Classic 9 / 9
2276790 Works by William Grant Still, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, George Walker, Olly Wilson, Ulysses Kay, Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges, José White Lafitte, Roque Cordero, others COLERIDGE-TAYLOR; SAMUELCORDERO; ROQUEKAY; ULYSSESLAFITTE; JOSÉ WHITESTILL; WILLIAM GRANTWALKER; GEORGEWILSON; OLLY Various Soloists & Orchestras
Freeman; Paul
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capricornusacronym Capturing Capricornus CAPRICORNUS; SAMUEL Meineke; Donald
: Acronym,Bach Choir of Holy Trinity
Olde Focus Recordings 9 / 9
SibeliusOramo SIBELIUS, JEAN: Lemminkäinen Suite; Spring Song; Suite from "Belshazzar's Feast"
SIBELIUS; JEAN Oramo; Sakari
: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 7 / 7
faschcpo FASCH, JOHANN FRIEDRICH: Missa in G; Suite in A major; Cantata "Ich danke dem Herrn von ganzem Herzen"
FASCH; JOHANN FRIEDRICH Veronika Winter (soprano); David Erler (alto); Tobias Hunger (tenor); Matthias Vieweg (bass)
Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert, Hermann Max
CPO 9 / 10
81khYiTeOxL._SL1500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major Op. 109
LISZT, FRANZ: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Waltzes Op. 18; Op. 34 No. 1; Op. 42
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICLISZT; FRANZ Changyong Shin (piano)
Steinway & Sons 8 / 9
damnation BERLIOZ, HECTOR: La damnation de Faust
BERLIOZ; HECTOR Bryan Hymel (tenor); Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano); Christopher Purves (baritone); Gábor Bretz (bass)
Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Tiffin Girls’ Choir, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Simon Rattle
LSO 10 / 8
BRUCKNER_Symphony_3_Winterthur_Musikkollegium_Zehetmair_MDG_ClassicalCritic_ClassicsToday BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 3 (1877)
BRUCKNER; ANTON Musikkollegium Winterthur, Thomas Zehetmair
MDG 5 / 7
bachfamilybernius BACH, J.C.F.: Ich lieg und schlafe ganz mit Frieden; Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
ALTNICKOL, JOHANN CHRISTOPH: Befiehl du deine Wege; Nun danket alle Gott
ALTNICKOL; JOHANN CHRISTOPHBACH; J.C.F. Bernius; Frieder
: Kammerchor Stuttgart
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FallaNaxos FALLA, MANUEL DE: El amor brujo (original 1915 version); El retablo de Maese Pedro ("Master Peter's Puppet Show")
FALLA; MANUEL DE Esperanza Fernández (voice); Jennifer Zetlan (soprano); Alfredo García (baritone); Jorge Garza (tenor)
Gil-Ordóñez; Angel
: Perspectives Ensemble
Naxos 9 / 9
KubelikMunich Works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorák, Bruckner, Berlioz, Smetana, Janácek, Hartmann, and Bartók BARTÓK; BELABEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBERLIOZ; HECTORBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONDVORÁK; ANTONINHARTMANN; KARL AMADEUSHAYDN; JOSEPHJANÁCEK; LEOŠMOZART; LEOPOLDSMETANA; BEDRICH Kubelik; Rafael
: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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Bruck69Nels BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphonies Nos. 6 and 9
WAGNER, RICHARD: Siegfried-Idyll; Prelude to Parsifal
BRUCKNER; ANTONWAGNER; RICHARD Nelsons; Andris
: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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A1fl9yssMNL._SL1500 FENNIMORE, JOSEPH: Eight Waltzes Book I, Eight Waltzes Book II; First Sonata (1964); Second Sonata (1965); First Sonatina (1965); Third Sonatina (1973); Passacalle (1994); The Lady is NOT A Tramp (2000)
FENNIMORE; JOSEPH Joseph Fennimore (piano); Gordon Hibberd & Joseph Fennimore (piano duet)
Albany 9 / 5
Kullervo SIBELIUS, JEAN: Kullervo
SIBELIUS; JEAN Helena Juntunen (mezzo soprano); Benjamin Appl (baritone)
Dausgaard; Thomas
: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion 7 / 8
JuilliardEpic Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Lees, Denny BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANHAYDN; JOSEPHLEES; BENJAMINMENDELSSOHN; FELIXMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZ Leon Fleisher (piano)
Juilliard String Quartet
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JuilliardRCA Works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Berg, Webern, Wolf, Debussy, Ravel, Dvorák, Carter, Schuman BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANCARTER; ELLIOTTDEBUSSY; CLAUDEDVORÁK; ANTONINHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSRAVEL; MAURICESCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMAN; WILLIAM Juilliard String Quartet
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61yu5Cfw2WL._SL1500 TENNEY, JAMES: Changes (64 Studies for 6 Harps)
TENNEY; JAMES Alison Bjorkedal, Ellie Choate, Elizabeth Huston, Catherine Litakerm, Amy Shulman, & Ruriko Terada (harp)
Nicholas Deyoe (conductor)
New World 8 / 9
71SlLTsIbhL._SL1500 MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Piano Concertos Nos. 10, 14-19; Sonatas, Fantasias, Rondos, Clarinet Quintet; Quintet for Piano & Winds
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Peter Serkin (piano); Rudolf Serkin (piano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Schneider; Tashi
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vivaldischollconcert VIVALDI, ANTONIO: Concerto in G minor RV 156; Sonata a quatro in E-flat "Al Santo Sepolcro" RV 130; Filiae Maestae Jerusalem--Introduzione al Miserere RV 638; Stabat Mater RV 621; Lauda Jerusalem RV 609; Gloria RV 589
VIVALDI; ANTONIO Hanna Herfurtner, Joowon Chung (soprano); Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Salzburger Bachchor, Bach Consort Wien, Rubén Dubrovsky
Gramola 9 / 9
IvesHolidaysOrm IVES, CHARLES: Holidays Symphony; Three Places in New England
IVES; CHARLES Ormandy; Eugene
: Philadelphia Orchestra
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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
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martinu5Anc BOHUSLAV MARTINU - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6; Memorial to Lidice
MARTINU; BOHUSLAV Ancerl; Karel
: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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71DYHMm4bwL._SL1200 Works by Czerny, Clementi, Heller, Hummel, Moscheles, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Alkan, Saint-Saëns, Brahms, Chaminade, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Godowsky, Debussy, Cage, Glass, & others CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICCZERNY; CARLDEBUSSY; CLAUDELISZT; FRANZMOSCHELES; IGNAZRACHMANINOV; SERGEI Various Pianists
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Kalliwoda KALLIWODA, JOHANN WENZEL: Symphony No. 1; Concertino No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra; Introduction and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 128
KALLIWODA; JOHANN WENZEL Daniel Sepec (violin); Pierre-André Taillard (clarinet)
Bernius; Frieder
: Hofkapelle Stuttgart
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kanchelisunnynight KANCHELI, GIYA: Selections from 18 Miniatures for violin & piano (2014), 33 Miniatures for piano solo (2009); other arrangements
KANCHELI; GIYA Frédéric Bednarz (violin); Jonathan Goldman (bandonéon); Natsuki Hiratsuka (piano)
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lestrangeviols Works for Viol Consort by William Mundy, John Taverner, Robert Parsons, Christopher Tye, William Byrd, Clément Janequin, Osbert Parsley, Thomas Tallis, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Picforth, Philip Van Wilder, others BYRD; WILLIAMMUNDY; WILLIAMPARSONS; ROBERTSHEPPARD; JOHNTALLIS; THOMASTAVERNER; JOHNTYE; CHRISTOPHER LeStrange Viols
Olde Focus Recordings 10 / 10
81x8JHROL._SL1200 GODOWSKY, LEOPOLD: Studies on Chopin’s Etudes Nos. 23-48
GODOWSKY; LEOPOLD Emanuele Delucchi (piano)
Piano Classics 8 / 8
BACH_Keyboard-Concertos-FRAY_ERATO_ClassicalCritic_ClassicsToday BACH, J.S.: Concertos for Piano & Orchestra BWV 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, & 1065
BACH; J.S. David Fray, Emmanuel Christien, Audrey Vigoureux, Jacques Rouvier (piano)
String Ensemble of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Erato 7 / 7
SCHUBERT_KEMPFF_BluRay_DG_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonatas (complete); Impromptus; Moments musicaux; Wanderer Fantasy; Short pieces
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
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acis HANDEL, G.F.: Acis and Galatea
HANDEL; G.F. Jeremy Budd, Mark Dobell, Simon Berridge (tenor); Grace Davidson (soprano); Stuart Young (bass)
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
Coro 9 / 9
BragaSantosPC SANTOS, JOLY BRAGA: Symphonic Overtures Nos. 1 and 2; Viver ou Morrer (Prelude); Pastoral; Romance; Symphonic Prelude; Intermezzo; Piano Concerto
SANTOS; JOLY BRAGA Goran Filipec (piano)
Cassuto; Alvaro
: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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71rGjllgU6L._SL1500 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat D. 960; Impromptus D. 899; Ständchen D. 957 No. 7 (transcribed by Franz Liszt)
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)
Sony Classical 6 / 10
kasp57791-300w BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58
MUSSORGSKY, MODEST: A Night on Bald Mountain (ed. by Rimsky-Korsakov)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANMUSSORGSKY; MODEST Bruce Hungerford (piano)
Staatskapelle Berlin, Boris Khaikin
KASP 10 / 7
Park-Avenue-Chambe STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Rite of Spring
BARTÓK, BELA: Concerto for Orchestra
BARTÓK; BELASTRAVINSKY; IGOR Park Avenue Chamber Symphony (New York), David Bernard
Recursive Classics 4 / 7
bartoli VIVALDI, ANTONIO: Arias from Argippa, Orlando Furioso Il Giustino, La Silvia, Ottone in Villa, La verita in cimento, Andromeda Liberatat, Tito Manilo, & Catone in Utica
VIVALDI; ANTONIO Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano)
Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Decca 10 / 10
61mEgYUHsJL._SL1390 Various Composers and Works BABBITT; MILTONNYMAN; MICHAELPIAZZOLLA; ASTORRZEWSKI; FREDERICWOLPE; STEFAN Hanna Shybayeva (piano)
Grand Piano 8 / 9
BACH_10-Keyboard-Concertos-Koroliov_Potsdam_ALPHA_ClassicalCritic_ClassicsToday BACH, J.S.: Concertos for Piano & Orchestra BWV 1052, 1055, 1056, 1058, 1060-1065
BACH; J.S. Evgeni Koroliov, Ana Vinnitskaya, Ljupka Georgieva (piano)
Kammerakademie Potsdam
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Nepomuceno Nepomuceno, Alberto: O Garatuja (Prelude); Brazilian Suite; Symphony in G minor
Nepomuceno; Alberto Mechetti; Fabio
: Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 8 / 8
619qKpt5CZL._SL1200 LISZT, FRANZ: Années de pèlerinage: troisième année; Selected late works
LISZT; FRANZ Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
Hyperion 9 / 9
71TwHyQ6IkL._SL1200 KASKI, HEINO: Piano Works (selections)
KASKI; HEINO Janne Mertanen (piano)
Alba 10 / 10
611Bge3uU1L._SL1063 SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: Sonatas K. 8, 9, 30, 44, 96, 97, 132, 133, 203, 208, 209, 213, 380, & 435
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Alberto Urroz (piano)
IBS Classical 8 / 9
STOELZEL_Laemmlein_GLOSSA_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic STÖLZEL, GOTTFRIED HEINRICH: Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld (Passion oratorio, 1731)
STÖLZEL; GOTTFRIED HEINRICH Ágnes Kovács (soprano); Péter Bárány (countertenor); Zoltán Megyesi (tenor); Lóránt Najbauer (bass)
Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra, György Vashegyi
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PIAZZOLLA_NEAVE-Trio_Azica_ClassicalCritic_ClassicsToday PIAZZOLLA, ASTOR: Las cuatro estaciones porteñas; Los Pajaros Perdidos; El Gordo Triste; El Titere; Oblivion; Yo Soy Maria
Suarez Paz; Leonardo; Milonga de los Monsters 2
PIAZZOLLA; ASTOR Carla Jablonski (mezzo-soprano)
Neave Trio
Azica Insiders Only
BEETHOVEN_Haitink-Pires_LSO-LIVE_ClassicalCritic_ClassicsToday BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concerto No. 2; Triple Concerto
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Maria João Pires (piano); Lars Vogt (piano); Tim Hugh (cello); Gordan Nikolitch (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
LSO Live 7 / 7
StraRimsky RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, NIKOLAI: Suite from The Golden Cockerel
STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Firebird (complete)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAISTRAVINSKY; IGOR Petrenko; Vasily
: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Onyx 8 / 9
Shost7 SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 "Leningrad"; King Lear (suite); Festive Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Nelsons; Andris
: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 9
81i494I69wL._SL1500 SCHNABEL, ARTUR: Sonata for Solo Violin (1929)
SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Fantasy in C major D. 924
SCHNABEL; ARTURSCHUBERT; FRANZ William Harvey (violin); Frederic Chiu (piano)
Centaur 9 / 9
elleondeoro DOMINIQUE PHINOT: Incipit oratio Jeremiae prophetae ORLANDE DE LASSUS: Media vita; Lamentatio tertia, primi dici; Regina caeli NICOLAS GOMBERT: Media vita MANUEL CARDOSO: Lamentatio Feria quinta in Coena Domini--Lectio II TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA: Regina caeli; Magnificat primi toni CRISTÓBAL DE MORALES: Regina caeli GIOVANNI DA PALESTRINA: Laudate pueri CARDOSO; MANUELGOMBERT; NICOLASLASSO; ORLANDO DIMORALES; CRISTÓBAL DEPALESTRINA; GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DAPHINOT; DOMINIQUEVICTORIA; TOMÁS LUIS DE Phillips; Peter
: El León de Oro
Hyperion 10 / 8
81LP8Tlq31L._SL1500 BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
BACH; J.S. Won-Sook Hur (piano)
Dux 6 / 9
GERHAHER-HUBER_FRAGE_SCHUMANN_SONY_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic SCHUMANN, ROBERT: 6 Songs Op. 107; Romances & Ballads Op. 49; Warnung Op. 119/2; 3 Songs Op. 83; 12 Poems Op. 35 ("Kerner Lieder"); 4 Songs Op. 142
SCHUMANN; ROBERT Christian Gerhaher (baritone); Gerold Huber (piano)
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