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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
DutAng DUTILLEUX, HENRI: Symphony No 2 "Le Double"; Timbres, espace, mouvement; Mystère de l'instant
DUTILLEUX; HENRI Ang; Darrell
: Orchestre National de Lille
Naxos 9 / 9
MahlerKauf MAHLER, GUSTAV: Das Lied von der Erde
MAHLER; GUSTAV Kaufmann; Jonas
Nott; Jonathan
: Vienna Philharmonic
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ProkLit47 PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphonies Nos. 4 (1947) and 7
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Litton; Andrew
: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS 10 / 10
Rota-disc-1-art ROTA, NINO: The Legend Of The Glass Mountain (1949); Variazione Sopra Un Tema Gioviale (1953); Fuga Per Quartetto D'archi, Organo E Orchestra D'archi (1923); Concerto Per Violoncello E Orchestra (1925); Allegro Concertante (1953); Concerto Per Arpa E Orchestra (1947-50); Sarabanda E Toccata Per Arpa (1945); Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze Ouverture (1945-46); Satyricon / Roma Suite (1971); Il Padrino Per Arpa (Love Theme) (1972); Concerto N.1 Per Violoncello E Orchestra (1972); Concerto N.1 Per Violoncello E Orchestra (1974)
ROTA; NINO Elena Piva (harp); Mario Shirai Grigolato (cello)
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Giuseppe Grazioli
Decca 8 / 10
borgiasdaughter Motets from "Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata" (Venice, 1543) Anonymous Roberts; Deborah,Stras; Laurie
: Celestial Sirens,Musica Secreta
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51yIpwicZmL Levente Gyöngyösi: Sonata for Piccolo solo and Piano; Gert Wilden, Jr.: two and a half piece; Franco Donatoni: NIDI; Mike Mower: Sonata for Piccolo and Piano; Franz Kanefsky: The Pied Peper of Hamelin, for Flute/Piccolo and Narrator; Jan Erik Mikalsen: Huit ilium for Piccolo and Piano; Derek Charke: Lachrymose for Piccolo Natalie Schwaabe (piccolo, flute); Jan Philip Schulze (piano)
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71N3-UXyTQL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Inventions and Sinfonias BWV 772-801
BACH; J.S. Karin Kei Nagano (piano)
Analekta 8 / 9
GalMand GÁL, HANS: Biedermeier Dances; Sinfonietta No. 1 for Mandolin Orchestra; Divertimento for Mandolin and Harp; Divertimento for Two Recorders and Guitar
GÁL; HANS Gerland; Volker
: Badisches Zupforchester
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Mahler2Gerg MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"
MAHLER; GUSTAV Anne Schwanewilms (soprano); Olga Borodina (mezzo soprano)
Gergiev; Valery
: Munich Philharmonic,Munich Philharmonic Chorus
MPHIL 6 / 8
wozzeck BERG, ALBAN: Wozzeck
BERG; ALBAN Roman Trekel (baritone); Anne Schwanewilms (soprano); Marc Molomot, Gordon Gietz, Robert McPherson (tenor); Nathan Berg (bass-baritone); Katherine Ciesinski (mezzo-soprano)
Houston Symphony, Hans Graf
Naxos 8 / 8
ViennaSyms Symphonies by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Mahler, Sibelius, and Shostakovich BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONDVORÁK; ANTONINHAYDN; JOSEPHMAHLER; GUSTAVMENDELSSOHN; FELIXMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERTSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRISIBELIUS; JEANTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH conductors; Various
: Vienna Philharmonic
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Vienna175DG Music by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Chabrier, Dvorák, Elgar, Haydn, Lehár, Mahler, Mozart, Schmidt, Schubert, Schoenberg, Schumann, Smetana, Strauss family, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Weber, others. BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONCHABRIER; EMMANUELMAHLER; GUSTAVSCHUMANN; ROBERTSTRAUSS II; JOHANNSTRAUSS; RICHARDTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Various Conductors
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BritTonePoems1 Tone Poems by Alwyn, Austin, Bantock, Gardiner, Gurney, and Vaughan Williams ALWYN; WILLIAMAUSTIN; FREDERICBANTOCK; GRANVILLEGARDINER; HENRY BALFOURGURNEY; IVORVAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Gamba; Rumon
: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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71gMk7RyzDL._SL1400 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Barcarolle Op. 60; Mazurkas Op. 59; Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61; Nocturnes Op. 62; Mazurkas Op. 63; Waltzes Op. 64; Mazurka Op. 68 No. 4
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 6 / 8
FeldmanCage FELDMAN, MORTON: For John Cage
FELDMAN; MORTON Josje Ter Haar (violin); John Snijders (piano)
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RavelNezet RAVEL, MAURICE: Daphnis et Chloé; Pavane for a Dead Princess
RAVEL; MAURICE Nézet-Séguin; Yannick
: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS 6 / 9
MahlerAbb MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphonies Nos. 1-9
MAHLER; GUSTAV Various Soloists
Abbado; Claudio
: Berlin Philharmonic,Lucerne Festival Orchestra,Various Choirs
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
arminio HANDEL, G.F.: Arminio
HANDEL; G.F. Max Emanuel Cencic, Vince Yi, Xavier Sabata (countertenor); Layla Claire (soprano); Ruxandra Donose (mezzo-soprano); Petros Magoulas (bass); Juan Sancho (tenor)
Armonia Atenea, George Petrou
Decca 10 / 10
91DQXfsRpNL._SL1417 ALWYN, WILLIAM: String Quartets Nos. 10-13
ALWYN; WILLIAM Tippett Quartet
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SaintSaensPCs SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Descharmes, Romain (piano)
Soustrot; Marc
: Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
Kozeluch1 KOZELUCH, LEOPOLD: Symphonies in D major (No. 3); G minor (No. 5); C major (No. 6); A major (No. 7)
KOZELUCH; LEOPOLD Štilec; Marek
: Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
Naxos Insiders Only
BruckDeum BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 1 (Linz Version); Te Deum
BRUCKNER; ANTON Maria Stader (soprano); Sieglinde Wagner (mezzo soprano); Ernst Haefliger (tenor); Peter Lagger (bass)
Jochum; Eugen
: Berlin Philharmonic,Chorus of the Deutschen Oper
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Bomarzocover GINASTERA, ALBERTO: Bomarzo
GINASTERA; ALBERTO Salvador Novoa (tenor), Brent Ellis and Richard Torigi (baritones); Isabel Penagos (soprano), Joanna Simon (mezzo soprano), others
Rudel; Julius
: The Opera Society of Washington
Sony Classical Insiders Only
luthercollage Hymns by Martin Luther in musical settings by Bach, Schein, Eriksson, Piutti, Praetorius, Schütz, Brahms, Eccard, others BACH; J.S.ECCARD; JOHANNESERIKSSON; GUNNARLUTHER; MARTINPÄRT; ARVOPIUTTI; CARLPRAETORIUS; MICHAELSCHEIN; JOHANN HERMANNSCHÜTZ; HEINRICHWALTER; JOHANN Calmus Ensemble
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Feldman FELDMAN, MORTON: Three Voices
FELDMAN; MORTON Juliet Fraser (soprano)
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Sokolov MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Piano Concerto No. 23
RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Piano Concerto No. 3
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSRACHMANINOV; SERGEI Sokolov, Grigory (piano)
Pinnock; Trevor,Tortelier; Yan Pascal
: BBC Philharmonic,Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Hamelin MEDTNER, NIKOLAI: Piano Concerto No. 2
RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Piano Concerto No. 3
MEDTNER; NIKOLAIRACHMANINOV; SERGEI Hamelin, Marc-André (piano)
Jurowski; Vladimir
: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Hyperion 10 / 10
MORTON FELDMAN - For Christian Wolff
FELDMAN; MORTON Dorothy Stone (flute)
Vicky Ray (piano, celesta)

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MORTON FELDMAN - For Bunita Marcus; Palais de Mari
FELDMAN; MORTON Sabine Liebner (piano)

Oehms Classics Insiders Only
71aybIlNsAL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I
BACH; J.S. Annhelena Schlüter (piano)
Hänssler 6 / 9
91OcnH6P0OL._SL1500 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas (complete); Andante favori FRANZ SCHUBERT: Three Piano Pieces D. 946 No. 1 in E-flat minor; Hungarian Melody in B minor; Allegretto in C minor D. 915 W. A. MOZART: Eine kleine gigue K. 574 JOSEPH HAYDN: Sonata in G minor Hob XVI:44 J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in B-flat minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANHAYDN; JOSEPHSCHUBERT; FRANZ András Schiff (piano)
ECM Insiders Only
haassongs HAAS, PAVEL: Seven Songs in Folk Style Op. 18 (1940); Fata Morgana Op. 6 (1923); Chinese Songs Op. 4 (1921); Four Songs On Chinese Poetry (1944)
HAAS; PAVEL Anita Watson (soprano); Anna Starushkevych (mezzo-soprano); Nicky Spence (tenor); James Platt (bass); Lada Valešová (piano)
Navarra Quartet
Resonus Classics Insiders Only
MahlerKletz MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 9
MAHLER; GUSTAV Kletzki; Paul
: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Doremi Insiders Only
StravKempe STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Firebird (suite)
BRITTEN, BENJAMIN: Sinfonia da Requiem
BRITTEN; BENJAMINSTRAVINSKY; IGOR Kempe; Rudolf
: Staatskapelle Dresden
Berlin Classics Insiders Only
MozSuit MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Symphonies No. 39 and 40
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Suitner; Otmar
: Staatskapelle Dresden
Berlin Classics Insiders Only
MussPicMark MUSSORGSKY, MODEST: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel); A Night on Bald Mountain
MUSSORGSKY; MODEST Markevitch; Igor
: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Berlin Classics Insiders Only
KarajanChoral Works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruckner, Verdi and Stravinsky BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONHAYDN; JOSEPHMENDELSSOHN; FELIXMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSTRAVINSKY; IGORVERDI; GIUSEPPE Karajan; Herbert von
: Berlin Philharmonic,Vienna Philharmonic,Wiener Singverein
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
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
61KLSnlrxPL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Italian Concerto; Partita No. 1 in B-flat major; Four Duets; Fantasia & Fugue in A minor; Partita No. 3 in A minor; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (arr. Myra Hess)
BACH; J.S. Rafal Blechacz (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 7 / 8
71a8JLJDONL._SL1200 Works by Rubinstein, Chopin, Liszt, Couperin, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Rachmaninov, others CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDELISZT; FRANZRACHMANINOV; SERGEI Ignace Jan Paderewski (piano)
APR Insiders Only
handelgermanarias HANDEL, G.F.: Neun deutsche Arien; Trio Sonata in E minor Op. 5 No. 3; Trio Sonata in B minor Op. 2 No. 1; Concerto a Quattro in D minor
HANDEL; G.F. Gillian Keith (soprano)
Florilegium
Channel Classics 9 / 10
saintbasilchapel Choral & Organ Works by Larry King, Antony Baldwin, Richard Allain, G.P. Palestrina, Paul Creston, Eleanor Daley, Camille Saint-Saëns, Seth Bingham, Marcel Dupré, W. Leonard Beck, David Ashley White, others CRESTON; PAULDALEY; ELEANORDUPRÉ; MARCELPALESTRINA; GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DASAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLEWHITE; DAVID ASHLEY Yuri McCoy (organ); others
The University Singers, Brady Knapp
Gothic 10 / 10
BartokTiber BARTÓK, BELA: Piano Sonata; Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District; Sonatina; Three Rondos on Slovak folk tunes; Études, Op. 18; Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
BARTÓK; BELA Cédric Tiberghien, piano [with Francois-Frédéric Guy, piano; Colin Currie and Sam Walton, percussion]
Hyperion Insiders Only
BochStabat BOCCHERINI, LUIGI: Stabat Mater (first version); String Quartet Op. 41/1 in C Minor
BOCCHERINI; LUIGI Boncompagni, Francesca (soprano)
Ensemble Symposium
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
Soro SORO, ENRIQUE: Danza fantastica; Tres aires chilenos; Andante appassionato; Sinfonía romántica
SORO; ENRIQUE Domínguez; José Luis
: Chile Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 7 / 7
Haydn5455 HAYDN, JOSEPH: String Quartets Op. 54/55
HAYDN; JOSEPH The London Haydn Quartet
Hyperion Insiders Only
ProkKarab PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphonies Nos. 4 (Op. 47) and 5; Dreams
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Karabits; Kirill
: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Onyx 7 / 8
Sonya HANDEL, G.F.: Arias from Giulio Cesare, Alcina, Theodora, Rodelinda, Agrippina, & Rinaldo
PURCELL, HENRY: "When I am laid in earth", from Dido & Aeneas
HANDEL; G.F.PURCELL; HENRY Sonya Yoncheva (soprano); Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano)
Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro De Marchi
Sony Classical 7 / 10
StraussFalletta STRAUSS, RICHARD: Ariadne auf Naxos (Symphony-Suite); Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
STRAUSS; RICHARD Falletta; JoAnn
: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
Enigma ELGAR, EDWARD: In the South; Enigma Variations; Carillon; Une voix dans le désert; Le drapeau belge; Pleading
ELGAR; EDWARD Brabbins; Martyn
: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion 9 / 9


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