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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
BRK900180.20191008033151 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125 (”Choral”)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Sally Matthews (soprano); Gerhild Romberger (alto); Mark Padmore (tenor); Gerald Finley (bass)
Bavarian Radio Chorus & Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
BR Klassik 7 / 8
Paul-Lewis BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The 32 Piano Sonatas; The Five Piano Concertos; Diabelli Variations Op. 120
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Paul Lewis (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiří Belohlávek
Harmonia Mundi Insiders Only
AUD20043.20191008033044 Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in G Major D. 894 LISZT; FRANZSCHUBERT; FRANZ Jimin Oh-Havenith (piano)
Audite Insiders Only
penalosalamentations PEÑALOSA, FRANCISCO DE: Lamentationes Jeremiae Feria V; Lamentationes Jeremiae Feria VI; Gloria in excelsis Deo, Credo in unum Deum, & Agnus Dei (from Missa L'homme armé); Sancta Maria, succurre miseris; Unica est columba mea
ESCOBAR, PEDRO DE: Stabat mater dolorosa
GUERRERO, FRANCISCO: Quae est ista; Antes que comáis a Dios
ESCOBAR; PEDRO DEGUERRERO; FRANCISCOPEÑALOSA; FRANCISCO DE New York Polyphony
BIS 10 / 10
818KWqOt32L._SL1500 Various Composers & Works BARTÓK; BELABEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESGERSHWIN; GEORGEMAHLER; GUSTAVMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSPROKOFIEV; SERGEIPUCCINI; GIACOMOSTRAUSS; RICHARDSTRAVINSKY; IGOR Bronfman; Yefim,Horowitz; Vladimir,Perahia; Murray,Stern; Isaac
Various Soloists & Orchestras, Zubin Mehta
Sony Classical Insiders Only
81rFVl94-RL._SL1450 MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Piano Sonatas No. 9 in D major K. 311; No. 4 in E-flat major K. 282; No. 1 in C major K. 279; No. 6 in D major K. 284
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Jean Muller (piano)
Hänssler Classic 9 / 9
DVORAK_Rusalka_Salzburg_Nylund_Cleveland_Welser-Most_ORFEO_ClassicalCritic_ClassicsToday DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Rusalka
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Camilla Nylund, Anna Prohaska, Stephanie Atanasov (soprano); Piotr Beczała (tenor); Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano); Alan Held (bass-baritone); Daniel Schmutzhard (baritone), et al.
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst
Orfeo 9 / 8
Shost12 SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 12 "The Year 1917"
MUSSORGSKY, MODEST: Dawn on the Moscow River
GLINKA, MIKHAIL: Overture to Russlan and Ludmila
GLINKA; MIKHAILMUSSORGSKY; MODESTSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Mravinsky; Evgeni
: Leningrad Philharmonic
Urania Insiders Only
CH20119 Works by Debussy, Falla, Ravel, Albéniz, and Mompou ALBÉNIZ; ISAACDEBUSSY; CLAUDEFALLA; MANUEL DEMOMPOU; FREDERICRAVEL; MAURICE Imogen Cooper (piano)
Chandos 7 / 9
BACH_ENCKE_Cello-Suites_TanjaTetzlaff_CAVI_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BACH, J.S.: Cello Suites Nos. 4, 5, & 6
ENCKE, THORSTEN: Cracks (for cello solo and tape); Clouds (for cello solo and tape)
BACH; J.S.ENCKE; THORSTEN Tanja Tetzlaff (cello)
Cavi-music 7 / 10
KullervoLintu SIBELIUS, JEAN: Kullervo
SIBELIUS; JEAN Johanna Rusanen (soprano); Ville Rusanen (baritone)
Lintu; Hannu
: Estonian National Male Choir,Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra,The Polytech Male Choir
Ondine 7 / 9
BRUCKNER_Symphony_1_9_Abbado_LUCERNE_ACCENTUS_ClassicalCritic_ClassicsToday BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 1 (Vienna Version); Symphony No. 9
BRUCKNER; ANTON Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
Accentus 8 / 7
Beet9Suzuki BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Ann-Helen Moen (soprano); Marianne Beate Kiellan (alto); Allan Clayton (tenor); Neal Davies (bass)
Suzuki; Masaaki
: Bach Collegium Japan
BIS 1 / 9
brittenrias BRITTEN, BENJAMIN: Choral Dances from Gloriana; Hymn to St. Cecilia Op. 27; A Hymn to the Virgin; Five Flower Songs Op. 47; A.M.D.G. (Ad majorem Dei gloriam)
BRITTEN; BENJAMIN Doyle; Justin
: RIAS-Kammerchor
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
71CRzui7PL._SL1200 FRESCOBALDI, GIROLAMO: Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo, libro primo, 1615
FRESCOBALDI; GIROLAMO Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)
Aparte 10 / 10
arvolive PÄRT, ARVO: Collage sur B-A-C-H for Strings, Oboe, Harpsichord, and Piano; Magnificat Antiphons; Cecilia, vergine romana; Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten; Litany
PÄRT; ARVO Bavarian Radio Chorus, Hilliard Ensemble, Munich Radio Orchestra, Robert King; Peter Dijkstra; Ulf Schirmer; Marcello Viotti
BR Klassik 10 / 9
Gallo GALLO, DOMENICO: 12 Trio Sonatas
GALLO; DOMENICO Parnassi musici
CPO Insiders Only
KubelikDvor6 DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Symphony No. 6
JANÁCEK, LEOŠ: Sinfonietta
DVORÁK; ANTONINJANÁCEK; LEOŠ Kubelik; Rafael
: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Orfeo Insiders Only
WgStoki WAGNER, RICHARD: Die Walküre (arr. Stokowski): Wotan's Farewell; Magic Fire Music; Parsifal (arr. Wagner and Stokowski): Good Friday Spell; Act III Synthesis
WAGNER; RICHARD Stokowski, Leopold (Houston Symphony Orchestra)
Everest Insiders Only
Haydn HAYDN, JOSEPH: Symphonies Nos. 45 "Farewell"; 100 "Military"; Sinfonia Concertante
HAYDN; JOSEPH Scherchen; Hermann
: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Westminster Insiders Only
Mahler5Scher MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 5 (Suite)
MAHLER; GUSTAV Scherchen; Hermann
: Orchestra National de l'ORTF
Harmonia Mundi Insiders Only
Petersen Music by Griffes, Ives, Carter, Zaimont, and Barber BARBER; SAMUELCARTER; ELLIOTTGRIFFES; CHARLES TOMLINSONIVES; CHARLESZAIMONT; JUDITH LANG Petersen; Drew
Steinway & Sons 9 / 9
CultCond1 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, NIKOLAI: Scheherazade
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV; NIKOLAI Beecham; Thomas
: Royal Philharmonia Orchestra
EMIWarner Classics Insiders Only
CultCondiii BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9 (performance of March, 1942)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Soloists: Tilla Briem, Elisabeth Höngen, Peter Anders, Rudolf Watzke
Furtwängler; Wilhelm
: Berlin Philharmonic
Various Labels Insiders Only
61yrruWv9wL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata No. 19 in A major D. 959
SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Kreisleriana Op. 16
SCHUBERT; FRANZSCHUMANN; ROBERT Andreas Eggertsberger (piano)
Gramola 6 / 8
CultCondii BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 8 (performance of 1/29/52)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Knappertsbusch; Hans
: Berlin Philharmonic
Audite Insiders Only
CultCondi BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 8 (1954 recording)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Scherchen, Hermann (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Deutsche GrammophonScribendumTahraWestminster Insiders Only
BACH_Motets_Arman_BR-KLASSIK_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BACH, J.S.: Motets BWV 225 - 229
BACH; J.S. Bavarian Radio Chorus, Howard Arman
BR Klassik 5 / 7
Enjott-SCHNEIDER_Beethoven-Mozart_WERGO_Jena_Gaudenz_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic SCHNEIDER, ENJOTT: Die Freiheit des Beethoven; Mozart Ascending (Thoughts About the Unfinished Oboe Concerto KV 293); Yin & Yang; Inner Worlds (Symphonic Mood Painting from the Opera Trackman Thiel)
SCHNEIDER; ENJOTT Juliana Koch (oboe); Wu Wei (sheng)
Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Gaudenz
Wergo 6 / 9
CultCond LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"
JOSEPH HAYDN - Symphony No. 101 "Clock"
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANHAYDN; JOSEPH Horenstein; Jascha
: Pro Musica Orchestra Vienna,SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg
Vox Insiders Only
71J8jrqfr2L._SL1500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The 32 Piano Sonatas
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Igor Levit (piano)
Sony 10 / 10
Bruck9Hon BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 9
BRUCKNER; ANTON Honeck; Manfred
: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Reference Recordings 10 / 10
olafssonbach Icelandic Bach With Heart and Panache BACH; J.S. Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
DUKAS_Ariane-et-barbe-bleue_Bertini_CAPRICCIO_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic DUKAS, PAUL: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue
DUKAS; PAUL Marilyn Schmiege ( mezzo-soprano); Roderick Kennedy (bass); Jocelyn Taillon (alto); Cynthia Buchan (mezzo-soprano)
Cologne Radio Symphony, Gary Bertini
Capriccio Insiders Only
71AW0m68HL._SL1200 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The 32 Piano Sonatas; Variations; Short Pieces
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Llyr Williams (piano)
Signum 8 / 9
triple BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, & Cello in C major Op. 56; Choral Fantasy Op. 80
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Alexandra Conunova (violin); Natalie Clein (cello); David Kadouch, Bertrand Chamayou (piano); Sandrine Piau (soprano); Anaïck Morel (mezzo-soprano); Stanislas de Barbeyrac (tenor); Florian Sempey (bass)
Accentus, Insula Orchestra, Laurence Equilbey
Erato 9 / 9
BeetPromSeg BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: The Creatures of Prometheus (complete ballet)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Segerstam; Leif
: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 8 / 8
BACH_12-Conversations_Johannsson_DG_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic JÓHANNSSON, JÓHANN: 12 Conversations with Thilo Heinzmann
JÓHANNSSON; JÓHANN Echo Collective
Deutsche Grammophon 4 / 8
TetzlaffBeetSib BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS, JEAN: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANSIBELIUS; JEAN Tetzlaff, Christian (violin)
Ticciati, Robin (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin)
Ondine 5 / 9
81Acra-67pL._SL1200 BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Op. 15; Three Intermezzi Op. 117
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Dina Ugorskaja (piano)
Brandenburger Symphoniker, Peter Gülke
MDG 7 / 7
Strauss4last RICHARD STRAUSS - Four Last Songs
RICHARD WAGNER - Wesendonk-Lieder
STRAUSS; RICHARDWAGNER; RICHARD Jessye Norman (soprano)

Davis; Colin,Masur; Kurt
: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,London Symphony Orchestra
Philips Insiders Only
Gurrelieder SCHOENBERG, ARNOLD: Gurrelieder
SCHOENBERG; ARNOLD James McCracken (tenor/Waldemar); Jessye Norman (soprano/Tove); Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano/Wood Dove); David Arnold (baritone/Peasant); Kim Scown (tenor/Klaus, the Jester); Werner Klemperer (speaker)
Ozawa; Seiji
: Boston Symphony Orchestra,Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Philips Insiders Only
Magnard MAGNARD, ALBÉRIC: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4
MAGNARD; ALBÉRIC Bollon; Fabrice
: Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 8 / 8
81xLGX0f2L._SL1500 RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Preludes (complete)
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Boris Giltburg (piano)
Naxos 6 / 7
Bernhard-LANG_PARZEFOOL_KAIROS_ClassicalCritic_ClassicsToday LANG, BERNHARD: ParZeFool (Der Thumbe Thor)
LANG; BERNHARD Daniel Gloger (ParZeFool); Magdalena Anna Hofmann (Cundry); Martin Winkler (Clingsore); Wolfgang Bankl (Gurnemantz); Tómas Tómasson (Amphortas)
Klangforum Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Simone Young
Kairos Insiders Only
81giCiaGIYL._SL1500 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonatas D. 958, D. 959, & D. 960; Three Klavierstücke D. 946
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Alexander Lonquich (piano)
Alpha 6 / 10
CHRISTOPHER ROUSE - Der Gerettete Alberich (Fantasy for Solo Percussion & Orchestra); Rapture; Violin Concerto
ROUSE; CHRISTOPHER Evelyn Glennie (percussion)
Cho-Liang Lin (violin)

Segerstam; Leif
: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondine Insiders Only
rouse ROUSE, CHRISTOPHER: Odna Zhizn; Prospero's Rooms; Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4
ROUSE; CHRISTOPHER Gilbert; Alan
: New York Philharmonic
Dacapo Insiders Only
CHRISTOPHER ROUSE - Iscariot; Clarinet Concerto; Symphony No. 1
ROUSE; CHRISTOPHER Martin Fröst (clarinet)

Gilbert; Alan
: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS Insiders Only
johnadams ADAMS, JOHN: Harmonielehre; Common Tones in Simple Time; Short Ride in a Fast Machine
ADAMS; JOHN Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano
Decca 8 / 10


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