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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
Price3 PRICE, FLORENCE: Symphony No. 3; The Mississippi River; Ethiopia's Shadow in America
PRICE; FLORENCE Jeter; John
: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
10BEST Music by Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov, Wagner, Martin, Ives and Debussy Various Composers Various Orchestras, Leopold Stokowski (cond.)
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91x6zxt4BQL._SS500 CZERNY, CARL: Romantic Piano Fantasies on Sir Walter Scott’s Novels Op. 240-43
CZERNY; CARL Pei-I Wang & Samuel Gingher (piano duet)
Naxos 9 / 9
81p0A2t5EsL._SL1000 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: String Quartets Op. 18 Nos. 1-6
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Dover Quartet
Cedille 8 / 9
BartokPrince BARTÓK, BELA: The Wooden Prince (complete); The Miraculous Mandarin (suite)
BARTÓK; BELA Mälkki, Susanna (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
BIS 9 / 10
10BEST Works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Mahler BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONDVORÁK; ANTONINHAYDN; JOSEPHMAHLER; GUSTAVMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Various Soloists
Klemperer; Otto
: New Philharmonia Orchestra,Philharmonia Orchestra
Warner Classics Insiders Only
baritenor Arias by Mozart, Méhul, Spontini, Rossini, Adam, Donizetti, Verdi, Thomas, & Offenbach Michael Spyres (tenor)
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Marko Letonja
Erato 10 / 10
91PfpgVUTSL._SL1200 J.S. BACH: The Art of Fugue; Chaconne in D minor for the Left Hand (transcribed by Johannes Brahms); Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (selections); Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (transcribed by Myra Hess) J.C. BACH: Sonata in A major Op. 17 No. 5 W.F. BACH: Polonaise No. 8 in E minor C.P.E. BACH: Rondo in C minor Wq 59 No. 4 J.C.F. BACH: Allegretto con variazioni (“Ah, vous dirai-je, maman”) BACH; J.S. Daniil Trifonov (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 8 / 10
MartinuNet MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: Overture; The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca; The Rock; The Parables; Estampes
MARTINU; BOHUSLAV Netopil, Tomás (Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Supraphon 10 / 9
10BEST Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Berlioz, Cherubini, Verdi, R. Strauss, Debussy, Mussorgsky/Ravel and Respighi BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBERLIOZ; HECTORBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHERUBINI; LUIGIDEBUSSY; CLAUDEMUSSORGSKY; MODESTRESPIGHI; OTTORINOSTRAUSS; RICHARDVERDI; GIUSEPPE Toscanini; Arturo
: NBC Symphony Orchestra,New York Philharmonic
Opus KuraRCA Insiders Only
thereisnorose Works by Chilcott, Kongsted, MacMillan, Seyer-Hansen, Gjeilo, Bullard, Hillier, others CHILCOTT; BOBGJEILO; OLANIELSEN; CARL Vocal Group Concert Clemens, Carsten Seyer-Hansen
Orchid Classics Insiders Only
71iWwmTWRaL._SL1200 TELEMANN, GEORG PHILIPP: 100 Menuets TWV 34
TELEMANN; GEORG PHILIPP Andrea Coen (harpsichord)
Brilliant Classics 7 / 7
71WbpzDaTxL._SL1500 Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Dvorák, Haydn, Mozart, Reger, Schubert, Schumann, Johann Strauss, Jr., Richard Strauss, Tchaikovsky, & Wagner BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONDVORÁK; ANTONINHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSTRAUSS; RICHARDWAGNER; RICHARD Various Soloists
Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, London Symphony Orchestra, Karl Böhm
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Brahms4Hon BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphony No. 4
MACMILLAN, JAMES: Larghetto for Orchestra
BRAHMS; JOHANNESMACMILLAN; JAMES Honeck, Manfred (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Reference Recordings 10 / 10
10BEST Music by Beethoven, Bruckner, Bizet, Ravel, Debussy, R. Strauss, Shostakovich, Brahms, Liszt and Mahler BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBIZET; GEORGESBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONDEBUSSY; CLAUDELISZT; FRANZMAHLER; GUSTAVRAVEL; MAURICESHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRISTRAUSS; RICHARD Haitink; Bernard
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71Ggkazx3L._SL1500 Works by Ravel, Liszt, Fauré, & Respighi FAURÉ; GABRIELLISZT; FRANZRAVEL; MAURICERESPIGHI; OTTORINO Imogen Cooper (piano)
Chandos 7 / 9
81jlKe4O1DL._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Nocturnes (complete)
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Stephen Hough (piano)
Hyperion 10 / 10
71KaD9N-VDS._SL1400 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Nocturnes (complete)
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Jan Lisiecki (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 7 / 9
Bruckner6Posch BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 6
BRUCKNER; ANTON Poschner; Markus
: Bruckner Orchestra Linz
Capriccio 9 / 9
Hulda FRANCK, CÉSAR: Hulda (complete opera)
FRANCK; CÉSAR Meagan Miller and Irina Jae Eun Park (sopranos); Joshua Kohl (tenor); Jim Seek Lee (bass)
Bollon; Fabrice
: Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 8 / 9
BartokMalkki BARTÓK, BELA: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Concerto for Orchestra
BARTÓK; BELA Mälkki, Susanna (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
BIS 10 / 10
71FBwe3M8jL._SL1450 BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
MANNEKE, DAAN: Gedanken zu Bach – Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig A.D. 2020
BACH; J.S.MANNEKE; DAAN Hannes Minnaar (piano)
Challenge Classics 9 / 9
SS35pcs SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Piano Concertos Nos. 3-5
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Kantorow, Alexandre (piano)
Kantorow, Jean-Jacques (Tapiola Sinfonietta)
BIS 9 / 10
SibRos SIBELIUS, JEAN: Symphonies Nos. 2, 4 and 5; 3 Songs
SIBELIUS; JEAN Borg, Kim (bass)
Rosbaud; Hans
: Südwestfunk-Orchester Baden-Baden
SWR Classic 8 / 6
81HCMNssR8L._SL1500 Works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Franck, Mozart, Rossini, Richard Strauss, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, others BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESFRANCK; CÉSARMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSROSSINI; GIOACHINOSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERTTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHWAGNER; RICHARDWEBER; CARL MARIA VON Various Soloists & Orchestras
Furtwängler; Wilhelm
Warner Classics Insiders Only
Americascapes Loeffler: La Mort de Tintagiles Ruggles: Evocations Hanson: Before the Dawn Cowell: Variations for Orchestra COWELL; HENRYHANSON; HOWARDLOEFFLER; CHARLESRUGGLES; CARL Delphine Dupuy (viola d'amore)
Trevino; Robert
: Basque National Orchestra
Ondine 10 / 10
DohnanyiSimona DOHNÁNYI, ERNST VON: Tante Simona Overture, American Rhapsody, Suite in F-sharp minor
WEINER, LEO: Serenade in F minor for small orchestra, Op. 3
DOHNÁNYI; ERNST VONWEINER; LEO Paternostro; Roberto
: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Capriccio 9 / 9
81OHcvo-77L._SL1500 Various Composers & Works BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBERG; ALBANBIZET; GEORGESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICRIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAISTRAVINSKY; IGORTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHVERDI; GIUSEPPE Various Soloists & Orchestras
Markevitch; Igor
Eloquence Insiders Only
81wsodlGu2L._SL1200 FERNANDO LOPES-GARCIA: Melodias rüsticas portuguesas (Book 3) SÉRGIO AZVEDO: Sonatina for piano 4 hands JOSÉ VIANNA DA MOTTA: Erinnerungen (Souvenirs) Op. 7 FERNANDO C. LAPA: Storyboard: Six miniatures for piano 4-hands ANTÓNIO VICTORINO DE ALMEIDA: Balada Op. 126 (para uma criança que vai nascar) AZVEDO; SÉRGIOLOPES-GRAÇA; FERNANDO Luís Duarte & Lígia Madeira (piano duo)
Brilliant Classics 9 / 9
Orpheus Various Composers (see review) Various Composers Argerich; Martha,Lisiecki; Jan,Maisky; Mischa,Neidich; Charles,Scholl; Andreas,Shaham; Gil
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
Bruck4thiel BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 4 "Romantic"
BRUCKNER; ANTON Thielemann; Christian
: Vienna Philharmonic
Sony Classical 5 / 7
91e6x2tRNgL._SL1500 RAVEL, MAURICE: Valses nobles et sentimentales (excerpts); Le Tombeau de Couperin (excerpts); Sonatine; Miroirs; Jeux d'eau; other works
RAVEL; MAURICE Brenda Lucas Ogdon (piano)
Sterling Insiders Only
61qh0maADrL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
BACH; J.S. Eloïse Bella Kohn (piano)
Hänssler Classic 6 / 9
BACH_Unbuttoned_PENTATONE_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BACH, J.S.: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2, 4, & 5; Concerto in D minor for Two Violins BWV 1043; “Badinerie” (from Orchestral Suite No. 2)
BACH; J.S. Ana de la Vega (flute); Ramón Ortega Quero (oboe); Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin); Cyrus Allyar (trumpet); Johannes Berger (harpsichord)
Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
PentaTone 6 / 9
respighisongs RESPIGHI, OTTORINO: Songs
RESPIGHI; OTTORINO Ian Bostidge (tenor); Saskia Giorgini (piano)
PentaTone 7 / 9
Klebanov KLEBANOV, DMITRI: String Quartets Nos. 4 and 5; Piano Trio No. 2
KLEBANOV; DMITRI ARC Ensemble
Chandos 9 / 9
81ykDfmyFGL._SL1200_-1 CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Suite Op. 34 JULES MOUQUET: La flute de Pan Op. 15 GABRIEL FAURÉ: Fantasie Op. 70; Morceau de concours GEORGES ENESCU: Cantabile et presto PHILIPPE GAUBERT: Nocturne et allegro scherzando; Fantasie; Madrigal CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (arranged by Gustave Samazeuilh); Syrinx DEBUSSY; CLAUDEENESCU; GEORGEFAURÉ; GABRIELGAUBERT; PHILIPPEMOUQUET; JULESWIDOR; CHARLES-MARIE Robert Langevin (flute); Margaret Kampmeier (piano)
Bridge 10 / 10
600x600 FRANZ SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in A major D. 664 CARL CZERNY: Variations on a Theme by Rode Op. 33 “La Ricordanza” ROBERT SCHUMANN: Papillons Op. 2; Novelette in F-sharp minor Op. 21 No. 8 CLARA SCHUMANN: Soirées musicales Op. 6 No. 2: Notturno CZERNY; CARLSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; CLARASCHUMANN; ROBERT Andrea Botticelli (fortepiano)
Andrea Botticelli 8 / 9
C38BB5E7-2450-4508-83AC-B657E049582B RAVEL, MAURICE: La valse; Alborada del gracioso; Rapsodie espagnole; Une barque sur l’océan; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Boléro
RAVEL; MAURICE Basque National Orchestra, Robert Trevino
Ondine 10 / 10
armstrongbyrd BYRD, WILLIAM: Keyboard works (selected)
BULL, JOHN: Keyboard works (selected)
BULL; JOHNBYRD; WILLIAM Kit Armstrong (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 10 / 10
Manen MANÉN, JOAN: Violin Concerto No. 3 "Ibérico"; Symphony No. 2 "Ibérica"
MANÉN; JOAN Ana María Valderrama (violin)
Ang; Darrell
: Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 6 / 8
61CDvtH4oVL._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Etudes Op. 25; Four Scherzos
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Beatrice Rana (piano)
Warner Classics 8 / 10
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


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