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10BEST Works by R. Strauss, Brahms, Bruckner, Schoenberg, Mahler, Bizet, Bartók and Wagner BARTÓK; BELABIZET; GEORGESBRUCKNER; ANTONMAHLER; GUSTAVSCHOENBERG; ARNOLDSTRAUSS; RICHARDWAGNER; RICHARD Solti; Georg
: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,Chicago Symphony Orchestra,London Philharmonic Orchestra,London Symphony Orchestra,Vienna Philharmonic
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716fbm4U3OL._SL1500 WEBERN, ANTON: Complete Music
WEBERN; ANTON Various Instrumentalists & Vocalists
Craft; Robert
Sony Classical Insiders Only
61j4kkOz6FL._SL1450 SCRIABIN, ALEXANDER: Complete Piano Music
SCRIABIN; ALEXANDER Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
MarinerHaydn HAYDN, JOSEPH: 33 Symphonies (all 27 nicknamed works plus Nos. 52, 84, 86, 87, 99 and 102)
HAYDN; JOSEPH Marriner, Neville (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields)
Decca Insiders Only
EloraRadiantDawn Original Works & Arrangements by Willcocks, Pärt, Gjeilo, Hadley, Ledger, MacMillan, Chilcott, Dove, Sirett, others CHILCOTT; BOBDOVE; JONATHANGJEILO; OLAMACMILLAN; JAMESPÄRT; ARVO Katie Schlaikjer (cello); Christopher Dawes (organ)
Vuorinen; Mark
: The Elora Singers
Elora Singers 9 / 9
10BEST Works by Schumann, Brahms, Verdi, Ravel, Mussorgsky, Mozart and Dvořak BRAHMS; JOHANNESBRUCKNER; ANTONDVORÁK; ANTONINMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSMUSSORGSKY; MODESTRAVEL; MAURICESCHUMANN; ROBERTVERDI; GIUSEPPE Philharmonia Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Carlo Maria Giulini (cond.)
Deutsche GrammophonSony ClassicalWarner Classics Insiders Only
91sKcAu47GL._SL1500 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante Op. 22; Études Op. 10: No. 4 in C-sharp minor; Etudes Op. 25: No. 4 in A minor; Mazurkas Op. 33; Nocturne in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2; Scherzo No. 4 in E major Op. 54; Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” Op. 2; Waltz in A-flat major Op. 42
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Bruce Liu (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 9
61WoFlVu6NL._SL1200 ANDERSON, LEROY: Complete Orchestral Works
ANDERSON; LEROY Jeffrey Biegel (piano); Kim Criswell (soprano); William Dazeley (baritone)
Slatkin; Leonard
: BBC Concert Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
Martinon Works by: Ravel, Roussel, Varèse, Martin, Nielsen, Bizet, Lalo, Massenet, Bartók, Hindemith, Martinon, Mennin, Weber, Ravel, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Casadesus and Paganini BARTÓK; BELABIZET; GEORGESHINDEMITH; PAULLALO; ÉDOUARDMENDELSSOHN; FELIXMENNIN; PETERNIELSEN; CARLRAVEL; MAURICEROUSSEL; ALBERTVARÈSE; EDGARDWEBER; CARL MARIA VON Casadesus; Robert,Goodman; Benny
Martinon; Jean
: Chicago Symphony Orchestra,Orchestra National de l'ORTF
RCA Insiders Only
10BEST Works by Elgar, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Bax, Moeran, Brahms and Tchaikovsky BAX; ARNOLDBRAHMS; JOHANNESELGAR; EDWARDHOLST; GUSTAVMOERAN; E.J.TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHVAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Boult; Adrian
: London Philharmonic Orchestra,Various orchestras
LyritaWarner Classics Insiders Only
KOLAsmall Works by Beethoven, Bruckner and Prokofiev BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRUCKNER; ANTONPROKOFIEV; SERGEI See Video and List
Various Labels 1 / 8
KOLAsmall Works by Arnold, Mahler, Chopin, Martinu, Kapustin, Byrd, Bull, Bartók, others ARNOLD; MALCOLMBARTÓK; BELABULL; JOHNBYRD; WILLIAMCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICKAPUSTIN; NIKOLAIMAHLER; GUSTAVMARKEVITCH; IGORMARTINU; BOHUSLAV Various Soloists
Various Conductors and Orchestras
BISCapriccioDeccaDeutsche GrammophonNaxos 10 / 10
10BEST Music by Mahler, Dvořák, Honegger, Haydn, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Berg, Schoenberg, Webern, R. Strauss, Berlioz and Holst BERG; ALBANBERLIOZ; HECTORDVORÁK; ANTONINHAYDN; JOSEPHHOLST; GUSTAVHONEGGER; ARTHURMAHLER; GUSTAVPROKOFIEV; SERGEISCHOENBERG; ARNOLDSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRISTRAUSS; RICHARDWEBERN; ANTON Karajan; Herbert von
: Berlin Philharmonic,Vienna Philharmonic
DeccaDeutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
kingsinthebleak Christmas carol arrangements & original choral works by David Willcocks, Harold Darke, Roger Quilter, Bob Chilcott, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, others CHILCOTT; BOBDARKE; HAROLDHOLST; GUSTAVQUILTER; ROGER Matthew Martin (organ)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Daniel Hyde
King's College 9 / 9
christmasjoywindsor Works by Vaughan Williams, Darke, Sumsion, Bairstow, Warlock, others -
DARKE; HAROLDHAWKINS; MALCOLMORD; BORISPRAETORIUS; HIERONYMUSSUMSION; HERBERTVAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPHWOOD; CHARLES Roger Judd (organ)

Rees-Williams; Jonathan
: Choir of St. George's Chapel Windsor Castle
Priory 10 / 9
Christmas-Baroque TORELLI: Concerto grosso in G minor Op. 8 No. 6 "Christmas Concerto" J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BWV 1050 CORELLI: Concerto grosso in G minor Op. 6 No. 8 "Christmas Concerto" VIVALDI: "L'inverno" (Winter) RV 297 from The Four Seasons Op. 8 HANDEL: Overture from Messiah HWV 56 DAVID GORDON: Brandy for 4 BACH; J.S.CORELLI; ARCANGELOHANDEL; G.F.TORELLI; GIUSEPPEVIVALDI; ANTONIO London Concertante
CMG Records 8 / 9
71ki1b90pYL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Quartet in C minor “Quartettsatz” D. 703 (Andante realized and completed by Brian Newbould); Quartet in G major D. 887
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Fitzwilliam String Quartet
Linn 4 / 7
Walton WALTON, WILLIAM: Symphonies, Concertos, Short Orchestral Works and Suites, Film Scores, Choral Works, Operas
WALTON; WILLIAM Ida Haendel (violin); Nigel Kennedy (viola); Lynn Harrell (cello); Thomas Hampson (baritone); Janet Baker (mezzo soprano); others
Various Conductors and Orchestras
EMI Insiders Only
ReinerStrauss STRAUSS, RICHARD: Tone Poems, Burleske, Suite from Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, and Opera Excerpts (The Complete RCA and Columbia Recordings)
STRAUSS; RICHARD Ljuba Welitsch, Risë Stevens, and Inge Borkh (sopranos); Byron Janis (piano); others
Reiner; Fritz
: Chicago Symphony Orchestra,Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,Vienna Philharmonic
RCA Insiders Only
Mahlerwalt MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, Das Lied von der Erde, Songs of a Wayfarer, Early Songs
MAHLER; GUSTAV Desi Halban, Emilia Cundari (soprano); Mildred Miller, Maureen Forrester (alto)
Walter; Bruno
: Columbia Symphony Orchestra,New York Philharmonic
Sony Classical Insiders Only
10BEST Works by Bartók, Berg, Mahler, Webern, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky and Varèse BARTÓK; BELABERG; ALBANDEBUSSY; CLAUDEMAHLER; GUSTAVRAVEL; MAURICESTRAVINSKY; IGORVARÈSE; EDGARDWEBERN; ANTON Various Orchestras, Pierre Boulez (cond.)
Deutsche GrammophonSony Classical Insiders Only
Ticciati-Rachmaninov-2-copy RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 2
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Deustches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin, Robin Ticciati
Linn 9 / 9
WeinbergCS4 WEINBERG, MIECZYSLAW: Chamber Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4
WEINBERG; MIECZYSLAW Igor Fedorov, clarinet
East-West Chamber Orchestra, Rostislav Krimer (cond.)
Naxos 9 / 9
10BEST Works by Bruckner, Mahler, Dvořák, Berlioz, Messiaen, Szymanowski, Orff, Britten and Rachmaninoff BERLIOZ; HECTORBRITTEN; BENJAMINBRUCKNER; ANTONDVORÁK; ANTONINMAHLER; GUSTAVMESSIAEN; OLIVIERORFF; CARLRACHMANINOV; SERGEISZYMANOWSKI; KAROL Various Orchestra, Simon Rattle, cond.
LSO LiveWarner Classics Insiders Only
81kgedULZJL._SL1500 MICHAEL TIPPETT: Piano Sonata No. 1 BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Holiday Diary Op. 5 FRANK BRIDGE: Three Sketches for Piano JOHN IRELAND: Ballade of London Nights ARNOLD BAX: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor BAX; ARNOLDBRIDGE; FRANKBRITTEN; BENJAMINIRELAND; JOHNTIPPETT; MICHAEL Franziska Lee (piano)
Capriccio 8 / 8
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.)
Various Labels Insiders Only
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


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