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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
WaltonKarabits WALTON, WILLIAM: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
WALTON; WILLIAM Karabits; Kirill
: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Onyx Insiders Only
SaintSaensPappano SAINT-SAËNS, CAMILLE: Symphony No. 3 "Organ"; The Carnival of the Animals
SAINT-SAËNS; CAMILLE Daniele Rossi (organ); Martha Argerich and Antonio Pappano (pianos)
Pappano; Antonio
: Orchestra Dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Warner Classics 8 / 8
BizetGonz BIZET, GEORGES: Suites from Carmen and L'Arlésienne
BIZET; GEORGES Gonzalez; Pablo
: Barcelona Symphony
Naxos 9 / 9
RVW7 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No. 7); Double Piano Concerto; Four Last Songs
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Roderick Williams (baritone); Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier (pianos)
Davis; Andrew
: Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 7 / 6
OLIVIER MESSIAEN - Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus
MESSIAEN; OLIVIER Steven Osborne (piano)

Hyperion Insiders Only
OLIVIER MESSIAEN - Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus
MESSIAEN; OLIVIER Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

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71kdjm6YML._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Nocturnes (complete)
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Nelson Goerner (piano)
Alpha 9 / 9
095115194324 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Mazurkas Op. 7, 33, & 59; Polonaises Op. 26 & Op. 44; Allegro de concert Op. 46
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Louis Lortie (piano)
Chandos 8 / 8
CrumbVoices CRUMB, GEORGE: Voices from the Morning of the Earth; An Idyll for the Misbegotten; The Sleeper
CRUMB; GEORGE Ann Crumb (soprano); Randall Scarlata (baritone); Rachel Rudich (flute); David Colson, Paul Herrick, A.J. Matthews (percussion); Marcantonio Barone (piano)
Orchestra 2001, James Freeman (cond.)
Bridge Insiders Only
MendelssohnDausgaard MENDELSSOHN, FELIX: A Midsummer Night's Dream (incidental music); Overtures: The Hebrides; The Fair Melusine
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX Camilla Tilling and Magdalena Risberg (sopranos)
Dausgaard; Thomas
: Swedish Chamber Orchestra,Swedish Radio Choir
BIS 6 / 10
JOSEPH HAYDN - Symphonies Nos. 70, 73 "La Chasse", & 75
HAYDN; JOSEPH Fey; Thomas
: Heidelberg Symphony
Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
JOSEPH HAYDN - Symphonies Nos. 60 "Il distratto" & 61; Overture in D (Hob. 1a:7)
HAYDN; JOSEPH Fey; Thomas
: Heidelberger Sinfoniker
Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
JOSEPH HAYDN - Symphonies Nos. 57, 59 "Fire", & 65
HAYDN; JOSEPH Fey; Thomas
: Heidelberger Sinfoniker
Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
JOSEPH HAYDN - Symphonies Nos. 69 "Laudon", 86, & 87
HAYDN; JOSEPH Fey; Thomas
: Heidelberg Symphony
Hänssler Classic Insiders Only
81YNHq-OrrL._SL1500 MENDELSSOHN, FELIX: Etude in F minor; Scherzo in B minor; Three Caprices Op. 33; Piano Sonata in G minor Op. 105; SIx Songs Without Words Op. 53; Lied in F-sharp minor
MENDELSSOHN; FELIX Howard Shelley (piano)
Hyperion Insiders Only
ct-entrez Salvatore Lanzetti: Sonata in E minor Op. 1 No. 8; Martin Berteau: Sonata in G major Op. 1 No. 3; François Martin: Sonata No. 2 in D major Op. 2 No. 4; Jean-Baptiste Barrière: Sonata in D major Book 1 No. 4; Sonata in B minor Book 3 No. 5 BARRIERE; JEANBERTEAU; MARTINLANZETTI; SALVATORE Juliana Soltis (baroque cello); Adaiha MacAdam-Somer (viola da gamba); Lucas Harris (theorbo); Justin Murphy-Mancini (harpsichord)
Acis 9 / 9
Haydn60 HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 12, 60 "Il Distratto" and 70
CIMAROSA, DOMENICO: Il Maestro di capella
CIMAROSA; DOMENICOHAYDN; JOSEPH Riccardo Novaro (baritone)
Antonini; Giovanni
: Il Giardino Armonico
Alpha 6 / 9
Bruck6Ballot BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 6
BRUCKNER; ANTON Ballot; Rémy
: Upper Austrian Youth Orchestra
Gramola Insiders Only
machaut Works by Jacobus Gallus, Guillaume de Machaut, Guillaume Dufay, Pierre de le Rue, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Juan Frances de Iribarren, Adam Michna, Tomas Luis de Victoria, & Josquin Desprez DE LA RUE; PIERREDUFAY; GUILLAUMEMACHAUT; GUILLAUME DEPALESTRINA; GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA Vienna Vocal Consort
klanglogo 6 / 9
ct-brahms-freire-decca BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5; Intermezzi Op. 76 Nos. 3 & 4; Piano Pieces Op. 116 Nos. 1 & 4, Intermezzo in B-flat minor Op. 117 No. 2; Piano Pieces Op. 118 Nos. 2 & 3; Piano Pieces Op. 119; Waltz in A-flat Op. 39 No. 15
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Nelson Freire (piano)
Decca 9 / 9
doverdefiance ULLMANN, VIKTOR: String Quartet No. 3 Op. 46
SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: String Quartet No. 2 in A major Op. 68
LAKS, SZYMON: String Quartet No. 3
LAKS; SZYMONSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRIULLMANN; VIKTOR Dover Quartet
Cedille 9 / 10
Ct-Ben-Haim BEN-HAIM, PAUL: Symphony No. 2; Concerto Grosso
BEN-HAIM; PAUL NDR Radiophilharmonie, Israel Yinon
CPO 10 / 9
ARTHUR BERGER - The Complete Orchestral Works
BERGER; ARTHUR Rose; Gil
: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
New World Records Insiders Only
Bernstein Remastered Various Composers and Works Various Composers Various Soloists
Leonard Bernstein (cond)
Sony Classical Insiders Only
ct-cedric-chopin CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Préludes Op. 28; Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 35 (“Funeral March”); Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 31
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
Hyperion 8 / 9
BostonDG Various Composers Various Composers Various Soloists
Various
: Boston Symphony Chamber Players,Boston Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
ct-kissin-beethoven BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major Op. 2 No. 3; Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 (“Moonlight”); Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 (“Appassionata”); Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major Op. 81a (“Les Adieux”); Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111; 32 Variations in C minor WoO 80
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Evgeny Kissin (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 7 / 7
ct-Alica-Granados GRANADOS, ENRIQUE: Danzas Espanolas Op. 37; Valses Poeticos; Allegro De Concierto; Escenas románticas; Goyescas; others
GRANADOS; ENRIQUE Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
RCA Insiders Only
Ct-Tetzlaff-Bach-cover BACH, J.S.: The Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
BACH; J.S. Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Ondine Insiders Only
MartinuJarvi MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: Spalicek (Suites); Rhapsody-Concerto
MARTINU; BOHUSLAV Mikhail Zemtsov (viola)
Järvi; Neeme
: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9 / 7
MayrOvertures MAYR, GIOVANNI SIMONE: Overtures and Sinfonias
MAYR; GIOVANNI SIMONE Hauk; Franz
: Bavarian Classical Players,Concerto de Bassus,I Virtuosi Italiani
Naxos Insiders Only
aaa Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Franck, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Schumann, & others BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESLISZT; FRANZSCHUBERT; FRANZ Evgeny Kissin (piano)
Various Conductors & Orchestras
RCA Insiders Only
71Nkc7D-jvL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Six Partitas; Overture in the French Style; Two & Three-Part Inventions; The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II; Toccata in C minor BWV 811; Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue; Fantasia in C minor BWV 906; Fantasia & Fugue in A minor BWV 944; Capriccio on the Departure of a Dear Brother in B-flat major BWV 992; Little Preludes
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54
BACH; J.S. Walter Gieseking (piano)
Berlin Philharmonic, Wilhelm Furtwängler
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
FR-724cover SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 5
BARBER, SAMUEL: Adagio for Strings
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck
Reference Recordings 10 / 9
janowitz Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Georg Philip Telemann Georg Frideric Handel Johann Sebastian Bach Ludwig van Beethoven Johannes Brahms Carl Maria von Weber Richard Wagner Albert Lortzing Johann Strauss Richard Strauss Felix Mendelssohn Franz Josef Haydn Christoph von Gluck Franz Schubert - Many arias, songs, duets and ensembles BACH; J.S.BRAHMS; JOHANNESHAYDN; JOSEPHMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSWAGNER; RICHARD Gundula Janowitz - soprano
Various Conductors & Orchestras
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
4814799_MINTPACK_4_1COL.indd ROTA, NINO: Mysterium; C’era una volta nella grotta; Ave maria; Psallite nato de Maria Virgine; Salmo VI;
Salmo 99; Tota pulchra es; Il natale degli innocenti
ROTA; NINO Elena Xanthoudakis, Silvia Colombini (soprano); Giuseppina Bridelli (mezzo-soprano); Alessandro Liberatore, Davide Giusti (tenor); Gianluca Buratto (bass); Eugenio Maria Fagiani (organ)
Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Coro di Voci Bianche della Verdi, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Giuseppe Grazioli
Decca 8 / 7
hawesrevelation HAWES, PATRICK: Revelation (2016); Beatitudes (2016); The Word (2016); Peace Beyond Thought (2016); Let Us Love (2016); The Lord's Prayer (2016); Be Still (2016); Quanta Qualia (2014)
HAWES; PATRICK The Elora Singers, Noel Edison
Naxos 8 / 8
Elders-Vaughan-Williams VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, RALPH: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Hallé Orchestra, Mark Elder
Hallé 5 / 7
bianca BELLINI, VINCENZO: Bianca e Gernando
BELLINI; VINCENZO Silvia Dalla Benetta (soprano); Maxim Mironov (tenor); Vittorio Prato (baritone); Luca Dall'Amico, Zong Shi (bass)
Camerata Bach Choir, Poznan, Virtuosi Brunensis, Antonino Fogliani
Naxos 8 / 8
EMIL NIKOLAUS VON REZNICEK - Schlemihl; Raskolnikoff
REZNICEK; EMIL NIKOLAUS Jurowski; Michail
: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
CPO Insiders Only
EMIL NIKOLAUS VON REZNICEK - Der Sieger (The Victor)
REZNICEK; EMIL NIKOLAUS Beate Koepp (alto)

Jurowski; Michail
: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
CPO Insiders Only
EMIL NIKOLAUS VON REZNICEK - Symphonies No. 2 "Ironic" & No. 5 "Dance Symphony"
REZNICEK; EMIL NIKOLAUS Beermann; Frank
: Bern Symphony Orchestra
CPO Insiders Only
EMIL NIKOLAUS VON REZNICEK - Symphony No. 1 "Tragic"; Four Songs of Prayer and Repentance
REZNICEK; EMIL NIKOLAUS Marina Prudenskaja (mezzo-soprano)

Beermann; Frank
CPO Insiders Only
71fzYbCY4L._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major D. 959; Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat major D. 960
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 8 / 10
Julia GRAUN, CARL HEINRICH: Arias from L'Orfeo, Ifigenia in Aulide, Coriolano, Armida, Il Mithridate, Silla, Rodelinda, regina di Langobardi, Britannico
GRAUN; CARL HEINRICH Julia Lezhneva (soprano)
Concerto Köln, Mikhail Antonenko
Decca 6 / 8
81oEJ8-6vWL._SL1500 BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations
BACH; J.S. Glenn Gould (piano)
Sony Insiders Only
Solti Works by Bach, Bartók, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Bruckner, Debussy, Haydn, Mahler, Schoenberg, Shostakovich, R. Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Wagner, others BARTÓK; BELABEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBERLIOZ; HECTORBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONMAHLER; GUSTAVSCHOENBERG; ARNOLD Various Soloists
Solti; Georg
: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
51N28RQIPoL Works by Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, & others BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICLISZT; FRANZMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERT Daniel Barenboim (piano); Pinchas Zuckerman (violin); Antony Pay (clarinet)
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
RavelOsborne RAVEL, MAURICE: Piano Concertos
FALLA, MANUEL DE: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
FALLA; MANUEL DERAVEL; MAURICE Osborne; Steven
Morlot; Ludovic
: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion 7 / 9
1501005026_norman-krieger-joann-falletta-buffalo-philharmonic-orchestra-beethoven-piano-concertos-nos_-3-5-2017 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37; Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major Op. 73 (“Emperor”)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Norman Krieger (piano)
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta
Decca 8 / 8


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