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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
Novak NOVÁK, VÍTESLAV: Piano Concerto; Toman and the Wood Nymph
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)
: 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
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Muti Various Composers Various Composers Various Soloists
Various Orchestras, Riccardo Muti (cond.)
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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
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Maisky Various Composers Various Composers Mischa Maisky (cello); various soloists
Various conductors and orchestras
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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 - 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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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
IvesHolidaysOrm IVES, CHARLES: Holidays Symphony; Three Places in New England
IVES; CHARLES Ormandy; Eugene
: Philadelphia Orchestra
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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
Stradivarius 7 / 8
Shaham BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Violin Concerto
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Violin Concerto
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
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)
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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)
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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)
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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
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Zemlinsky ZEMLINSKY, ALEXANDER: Vocal, Orchestral, and Chamber Works (incl. Opera Excerpts)
Various Conductors, Orchestras and Ensembles
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Brahms3Fisch BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphony No,. 3; Serenade No. 2
: 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
: 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
BartokDaus BARTÓK, BELA: The Miraculous Mandarin (complete); Suite No. 2; Hungarian Peasant Songs for Orchestra
BARTÓK; BELA Dausgaard; Thomas
: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Onyx 9 / 9
617hLnlNrVL._SL1200 PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: The Nine Piano Sonatas
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Dinara Klinton (piano)
Piano Classics 8 / 8
61yXo6eSGnL._SS500 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Etudes Op. 10 & 25
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Véronique Bonnecaze (piano)
Paraty 8 / 9
Ekleiber Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Berlioz, Nicolai, Strauss, Jr, Smetana and Dvorřák BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANDVORÁK; ANTONINMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSMETANA; BEDRICH Kleiber; Erich
: Berlin Philharmonic,Staatskapelle Berlin
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5028421961859 RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Piano Music (complete)
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
BACH_Goldberg-Variations_ENSEMBLE_TACTUS_SKARBO_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations (Transcription)
BACH; J.S. Ensemble Tactus
Skarbo 6 / 8
81YvKaCT5L._SL1500 ROBERT SCHUMANN: Carnaval Op. 9 JOHANNES BRAHMS: Klavierstücke Op. 119 ARNOLD SCHOENBERG: Three Piano Pieces Op. 11; Six Little Pieces Op. 19; Five Piano Pieces Op. 23 BRAHMS; JOHANNESSCHOENBERG; ARNOLDSCHUMANN; ROBERT Daniele Pollini (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 7 / 9
Missa BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Missa Solemnis
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Polina Pastirchak (soprano); Sophie Harmsen (mezzo soprano); Steve Davislim (tenor); Johannes Weisser (bass)
Jacobs; René
: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Harmonia Mundi 4 / 9
636943620427 KUHLAU, FRIEDRICH: Divertissement in E-flat major; Three Piano Sonatinas Op. 20; Piano Sonata in E-flat major Op. 4
KUHLAU; FRIEDRICH Marie-Luise Bodendorff (piano)
Dacapo 9 / 9
AdamFill ADAM, ADOLPHE: La Filleule des fées (The Fairies' God-daughter)--complete ballet
ADAM; ADOLPHE Mogrelia; Andrew
: Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8 / 8
Gardiner Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Britten, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, others BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANHANDEL; G.F.HAYDN; JOSEPHMONTEVERDI; CLAUDIOMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSPURCELL; HENRY Various Soloists
Gardiner; John Eliot
: English Baroque Soloists,Monteverdi Choir,NDR Symphony Orchestra,Philharmonia Orchestra,Vienna Philharmonic
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StravChailly STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Various Works
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Various Soloists
Chailly; Riccardo
: Berlin Radio Symphony,Cleveland Orchestra,London Sinfonietta,Lucerne Festival Orchestra,Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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71Njn7aFD9L._SL1200 MIHALOVICI, MARCEL: Sonatine Op. 11 (1922-23); Quatre Caprices Op. 28 (1928); Ricercari Op. 46 (1941); Quatre Pastorales Op. 62 (1950); Sonate Op. 90 (1964); Passacaille pour le main gauche Op. 105 (1975)
MIHALOVICI; MARCEL Matthew Rubenstein (piano)
Toccata Classics 7 / 9
61Znn8m6HJL._SL1200 Works by Schubert, Weber, Fauré, Haydn, Falla, Philipp, & others DEBUSSY; CLAUDEFALLA; MANUEL DEFAURÉ; GABRIELHAYDN; JOSEPHPHILIPP; ISIDORSCHUBERT; FRANZWEBER; CARL MARIA VON Emma Boynet (piano)
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