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10BEST Works by Vaughan Williams, Walton, Messiaen, Poulenc, Mahler, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Strauss, Korngold and Goldmark Various Composers Various Orchestras, André Previn (cond.)
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avantlorage HENRI TOMASI: Trio à cordes en forme de divertissement JEAN CRAS: Trio pour violon, alto, et violoncelle ÉMILE GOUÉ: Trio pour violon, alto, et violoncelle JEAN FRANÇAIX: Trio ROBERT CASADESUS: Trio à cordes GUSTAVE SAMAZEUILH: Suite en trio pour violon, alto, et violoncelle GABRIEL PIERNÉ: Trois pièces en trio CASADESUS; ROBERTCRAS; JEANFRANCAIX; JEANGOUÉ; ÉMILEPIERNÉ; GABRIELSAMAZEUILH; GUSTAVETOMASI; HENRI Black Oak Ensemble
Cedille 10 / 10
large COSTA, LUIZ: Poemas do Monte Op. 3
COSTA; LUIZ Artur Pereira (piano)
Sonoris Causa 9 / 8
10BEST Works by Mahler, Wagner, Dvořak, Brahms, Strauss II, Beethoven and Mozart Various Composers New York Philharmonic; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter (cond.)
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Works by Buxtehude, Schütz, Rosenmüller, Melchior Hofmann, Heinrich Bach, others BUXTEHUDE; DIETRICHROSENMÜLLER; JOHANNSCHÜTZ; HEINRICH Robin Blaze (countertenor)

The Parley of Instruments
Hyperion 9 / 9
download Works by Debussy, Tárrega, Ravel, Fauré, Albéniz, Nishimura, Casals, & Falla ALBÉNIZ; ISAACCASALS; PAUDEBUSSY; CLAUDEFALLA; MANUEL DENISHIMURA; AKIRARAVEL; MAURICETARREGA; FRANCISCO Wenting Kang (viola); Sergei Kvitko (piano)
Blue Griffin 10 / 10
10BEST Works by Mahler, Verdi, Puccini, Schubert, Holst, Stravinsky, Schmidt, Bartók and R. Strauss Various Composers Mehta; Zubin
: Various orchestras
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FRANCESCO MANFREDINI - Concerti Grossi Op. 3 Nos. 1-12
MANFREDINI; FRANCESCO Krcek; Jaroslav
: Capella Istropolitana
Naxos 9 / 9
71hBrQ6XdkL._SL1200 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The 32 Piano Sonatas
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Muriel Chemin (piano)
Odradek 8 / 8
615EVH79sGL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Impromptus D. 899; Moments musicaux D. 780; Music from Rosamunde D. 797 (transcribed by Alexandre Tharaud)
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Erato 9 / 9
GuerraPeixe GUERRA-PEIXE, CÉSAR: Symphonic Suites Nos. 1 and 2; Roda de Amigos
GUERRA-PEIXE; CÉSAR ()
Naxos 10 / 10
81RvIJAiyrL._SL1500 Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Ravel, & Stravinsky BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDELISZT; FRANZRAVEL; MAURICESTRAVINSKY; IGOR Gina Bachauer (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski; London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati
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51UShLuaQLL BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Diabelli Variations Op. 120
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
Decca 9 / 9
10BEST Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Walton, Kodály, Prokofiev, Smetana, Schubert, Wagner and Sibelius Various Composers Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (cond.)
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brodskybach BACH, J.S.: Three Solo Violin Sonatas--No. 1 in G minor BWV 1001; No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003; No. 3 in C major BWV 1005--arranged for string quartet by Paul Cassidy
BACH; J.S. Brodsky Quartet
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61nmeK93SVL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Partitas No. 1 in B-flat & No. 4 in D; English Suites No. 3 in G minor & No. 5 in E minor; The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II: Preludes and Fugues in B-flat major, B-flat minor, C-sharp minor, & D major
BACH; J.S. Lillian Gordis (harpsichord)
Paraty 8 / 10
IvesDud IVES, CHARLES: Symphonies Nos. 1-4
IVES; CHARLES Dudamel; Gustavo
: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon 7 / 8
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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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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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 - Songs; Sets for Orchestra (16 songs for voice & piano; Sets 1-3 for Orchestra; Set for Theatre Orchestra; Set No. 5--The Other Side of Pioneering; Set No. 6--From the Side Hill; Set No. 7--Water Colors)
IVES; CHARLES Susan Narucki (soprano)
Sanford Sylvan (baritone)
Alan Feinberg (piano)

Bernas; Richard
: London Voices,Music Projects/London
Decca 10 / 10
10BEST Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERTTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Wand; Gunter
: NDR Symphony Orchestra
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71H6UlMwYIL._SL1467 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Complete Works for Piano Four Hands and Two Pianos
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Silke-Thora Matthies & Christian Köhn (piano duo)
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51g34ODGoWL JOSEPH HAYDN: Piano Sonatas No. 32 in G minor; No. 47 in B minor; No. 49 in C-sharp minor FRANZ SCHUBERT: Impromptus D. 935 Various encores HAYDN; JOSEPHSCHUBERT; FRANZ Grigory Sokolov (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 5 / 9
061297816125 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major Op. 83; Klavierstücke Op. 119
SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Wanderer Fantasy D. 760
BRAHMS; JOHANNESSCHUBERT; FRANZ Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
Doremi 6 / 3
10BEST Works by Maher, Bruckner, Mussorgsky and Debussy BRUCKNER; ANTONDEBUSSY; CLAUDEMAHLER; GUSTAVMUSSORGSKY; MODEST Fassbaender; Brigitte
Celibidache; Sergiu
: Munich Philharmonic
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MIKHAIL GLINKA - Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
LEONARD BERNSTEIN - Candide Overture
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Flight of the Bumblebee
ANTONIN DVORÁK - Carnival Overture
BEDRICH SMETANA - Bartered Bride Overture
BERNSTEIN; LEONARDDVORÁK; ANTONINGLINKA; MIKHAILRIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAISMETANA; BEDRICH Celibidache; Sergiu
: Munich Philharmonic
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CD-Cover-Carolin-WIdmann-LAurore-ECM HILDEGARD VON BINGEN: Spiritus sanctus vivificans vita GEORGE ENESCU: Fantaisie concertante GEORGE BENJAMIN: Three Miniatures EUGÈNE YSAŸE: Sonata No. 5 J. S. BACH: Partita No. 2 BACH; J.S.BENJAMIN; GEORGEBINGEN; HILDEGARD VONENESCU; GEORGEYSAŸE; EUGÈNE Carolin Widmann (violin)
ECM 10 / 10
5029365102452 TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: Album for the Young Op. 39; 12 Pieces for Piano of Medium Difficulty Op. 40
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Yuan Sheng (piano)
Piano Classics 9 / 9
10BEST Works by Beethoven, Bruckner, Schumann, Mahler, Schreker, Zemlinsky, Schoenberg and Petrassi. BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANMAHLER; GUSTAVSCHOENBERG; ARNOLDSCHREKER; FRANZZEMLINSKY; ALEXANDER Various Orchestras, Michael Gielen (cond.)
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handelunsung Arias & Instrumental Selections from Teseo (Ouverture); Rinaldo; Alcina; Giulio Cesare in Egitto; Ariodante; Aci, Galatea e Polifemo; Rodrigo (Passacaille); Amadigi di Gaula; Agrippina HANDEL; G.F. Lucy Crowe (soprano); Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano); Iestyn Davies (countertenor); Leo Duarte (oboe); Joe Qiu (bassoon); Thomas Gould (violin)
Bates; David
: La Nuova Musica
PentaTone 10 / 10
91aBxAHUvSL._SY355 BEYER, JOHANNA: Music for Woodwinds
BEYER; JOHANNA Daniel Linder (piano)
Arizona Wind Quintet
New World 8 / 9
CRC3925.20220518013801 W.A. MOZART: Fantasia in C minor K. 475 FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Rondo in C minor Op. 1 FRANZ LISZT: Bagatelle Without Tonality; Valse oubliée No. 1; Romance oubliée CHARLES TOMLINSON GRIFFES: Piano Sonata CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICGRIFFES; CHARLES TOMLINSONLISZT; FRANZMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Xiaoya Liu (piano)
Centaur 10 / 9
10BEST Works by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Respighi, Mahler, Verdi, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Schubert, Cherubini, Scriabin Various Composers Various Orchestras, Riccardo Muti (cond.)
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3010698160 ROBERT SCHUMANN: Papillons Op. 2 JOHANNES BRAHMS: Fantasien Op. 116 FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Mazurkas Op. 68 No. 1 & Op. 41 No. 1; Nocturne in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 1; Three Ecossaises Op. 72 No. 3; Berceuse Op. 57 BRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICSCHUMANN; ROBERT Norma Fisher (piano)
Sonetto Classics 10 / 8
71Lmh4tXdoL._SL1200 RAY GRANLUND: Selected Tangos MARKO TAJCEVIC: Seven Balkan Dances Mina Gajic (piano); Zachary Carrettin (violin)
Sono Luminus 9 / 9
1643020370_ELQ4841704 Various Composers and Works BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESSTRAUSS II; JOHANNSTRAUSS; RICHARD Various Instrumental and Vocal Soloists
Krauss; Clemens
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71Qu4N3uxYL._SL1472 Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, & others BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICLISZT; FRANZ Wilhelm Kempff (piano); Pablo Casals (cello); Paul Grümmer (cello); Georg Kulenkampff (violin)
Various conductors & orchestras
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10BEST Works by Berlioz, Berg, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Barber, Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Schoenberg and Prokofiev Various Composers Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Dimitri Mitropoulos (cond.)
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Mitropoulos-conducts-Skalkottas PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Slavonic March; Capriccio Italien MODEST MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain NIKOS SKALKOTTAS: Four Greek Dances MUSSORGSKY; MODESTSKALKOTTAS; NIKOSTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH New York Philharmonic, Dimitri Mitropoulos
Sony Classical 9 / 7
Bargiel-trios BARGIEL, WOLDEMAR: Piano Trio No. 1 in F major Op. 6; Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major Op. 20
BARGIEL; WOLDEMAR Leonore Piano Trio
Hyperion 9 / 9
713iLDKmDxL._SL1450 Works by Takuma Itoh, Michael Daugherty, Aaron Jay Kernis, Chen Yi, Maximo Diego Dujol, Reena Esmail, Gary Schocker, Keith Fitch, Jocelyn Chambers, Philip Maneval, Patrick Harlan, Zhou Long, Nathaniel Heyder, Daniel Dorff, & Stephen Hartke DAUGHERTY; MICHAELHARTKE; STEPHENKERNIS; AARON JAY Yolanda Kondonassis (harp)
Azica 9 / 9
10BEST Works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rossini, Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Verdi and Brahms Various Composers Argerich; Martha
Various Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (cond.)
Deutsche GrammophonSony Classical Insiders Only
Bacewicz BACEWICZ, GRAZYNA: Concert Krakowiak; Ten Concert Etudes; Two Etudes on Double Notes; Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2
BACEWICZ; GRAZYNA Jablonski, Peter (piano)
Ondine 9 / 9
10BEST Works by: Dvořák, Brahms, Janáček, Kabeláč, Martinu, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Mahler Various Composers Ancerl; Karel
: Berlin Philharmonic,Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Deutsche GrammophonSupraphon Insiders Only
61Z0h1FJDcL._SL1200 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major Op. 109; Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major Op. 110; Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Gerardo Teissonnière (piano)
Steinway & Sons 7 / 9
cafezimmermannbach Café Zimmermann’s Re-scaled, Re-scored, Rewarding Bach BACH; C.P.E.BACH; J.S. Café Zimmermann
Alpha 10 / 10
71M3FUG06dL._SL1200 DELUCCHI, EMANUELE: Piano Music
DELUCCHI; EMANUELE Emanuele Delucchi (piano)
Piano Classics 8 / 8
71wNX-ug1RS._SL1200 MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Piano Sonata in A minor K. 310; Fantasie in C minor K. 396 (arranged by Maximilian Stadler); Fantasie in D minor K. 397; Kleiner Trauermarsch in C minor K. 453a; Fantasie in C minor K. 475; Piano Sonata in C minor K. 457; Rondo in A minor K. 511; Adagio in B minor K. 540; Allegro in G minor K. 312
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Indré Petrauskaité (piano)
Avie 7 / 10


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