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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
81MFrDitJ2L._SS500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Trio No. 1 in E-flat major Op. 1 No. 1
PIRCHNER, WERNER: Klaviertrio “Heimat?”
MENDELSSOHN, FELIX: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANMENDELSSOHN; FELIXPIRCHNER; WERNER Franz-Markus Siegert (violin); Roland Lindenthal (cello); Hanna Bachmann (piano)
Schwarzenberg Trio
Quinton 8 / 9
61bD53ZToIS._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Overture in the French Style BVW 831; Siciliano from Flute Sonata BWV 1031 (arranged by Wilhelm Kempff); Largo from Concerto in F minor BWV 1056
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major Op. 27 No. 1; Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 ("Appassionata")
BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Andrew von Oeyen (piano)
Warner Classics 7 / 8
Braunfels BRAUNFELS, WALTER: Don Gil Prelude, Divertimento for Radio Orchestra, Ariel's Song, Serenade in E-flat major
BRAUNFELS; WALTER Bühl; Gregor
: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Capriccio 9 / 9
duostephanieandsaar BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: String Quartet in B-flat major Op. 130 (transcr. for piano 4-hands by Hugo Ulrich & Robert Wittman); Grosse Fuge Op. 134 (transcr. for piano 4-hands by Beethoven)
SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Fantasie in F minor D. 940
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANSCHUBERT; FRANZ Stephanie Ho, Saar Ahuvia (piano)
DUO Stephanie & Saar
New Focus Recordings 9 / 9
61F0LkMpSL._SL1200 HENNESSY, SWAN: Selected Works for Piano
HENNESSY; SWAN Moritz Ernst (piano)
Perfect Noise 9 / 8
BartokDaus BARTÓK, BELA: The Miraculous Mandarin (complete); Suite No. 2; Hungarian Peasant Songs for Orchestra
BARTÓK; BELA Dausgaard; Thomas
: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Onyx 9 / 9
617hLnlNrVL._SL1200 PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: The Nine Piano Sonatas
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Dinara Klinton (piano)
Piano Classics 8 / 8
61yXo6eSGnL._SS500 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Etudes Op. 10 & 25
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Véronique Bonnecaze (piano)
Paraty 8 / 9
Ekleiber Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Berlioz, Nicolai, Strauss, Jr, Smetana and Dvorřák BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANDVORÁK; ANTONINMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSSCHUBERT; FRANZSMETANA; BEDRICH Kleiber; Erich
: Berlin Philharmonic,Staatskapelle Berlin
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
5028421961859 RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Piano Music (complete)
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Various Pianists
Brilliant Classics Insiders Only
BACH_Goldberg-Variations_ENSEMBLE_TACTUS_SKARBO_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations (Transcription)
BACH; J.S. Ensemble Tactus
Skarbo 6 / 8
81YvKaCT5L._SL1500 ROBERT SCHUMANN: Carnaval Op. 9 JOHANNES BRAHMS: Klavierstücke Op. 119 ARNOLD SCHOENBERG: Three Piano Pieces Op. 11; Six Little Pieces Op. 19; Five Piano Pieces Op. 23 BRAHMS; JOHANNESSCHOENBERG; ARNOLDSCHUMANN; ROBERT Daniele Pollini (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 7 / 9
Missa BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Missa Solemnis
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Polina Pastirchak (soprano); Sophie Harmsen (mezzo soprano); Steve Davislim (tenor); Johannes Weisser (bass)
Jacobs; René
: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Harmonia Mundi 4 / 9
636943620427 KUHLAU, FRIEDRICH: Divertissement in E-flat major; Three Piano Sonatinas Op. 20; Piano Sonata in E-flat major Op. 4
KUHLAU; FRIEDRICH Marie-Luise Bodendorff (piano)
Dacapo 9 / 9
AdamFill ADAM, ADOLPHE: La Filleule des fées (The Fairies' God-daughter)--complete ballet
ADAM; ADOLPHE Mogrelia; Andrew
: Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8 / 8
Gardiner Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Britten, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, others BACH; J.S.BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANHANDEL; G.F.HAYDN; JOSEPHMONTEVERDI; CLAUDIOMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSPURCELL; HENRY Various Soloists
Gardiner; John Eliot
: English Baroque Soloists,Monteverdi Choir,NDR Symphony Orchestra,Philharmonia Orchestra,Vienna Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon Insiders Only
StravChailly STRAVINSKY, IGOR: Various Works
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Various Soloists
Chailly; Riccardo
: Berlin Radio Symphony,Cleveland Orchestra,London Sinfonietta,Lucerne Festival Orchestra,Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Decca Insiders Only
71Njn7aFD9L._SL1200 MIHALOVICI, MARCEL: Sonatine Op. 11 (1922-23); Quatre Caprices Op. 28 (1928); Ricercari Op. 46 (1941); Quatre Pastorales Op. 62 (1950); Sonate Op. 90 (1964); Passacaille pour le main gauche Op. 105 (1975)
MIHALOVICI; MARCEL Matthew Rubenstein (piano)
Toccata Classics 7 / 9
61Znn8m6HJL._SL1200 Works by Schubert, Weber, Fauré, Haydn, Falla, Philipp, & others DEBUSSY; CLAUDEFALLA; MANUEL DEFAURÉ; GABRIELHAYDN; JOSEPHPHILIPP; ISIDORSCHUBERT; FRANZWEBER; CARL MARIA VON Emma Boynet (piano)
APR Insiders Only
Ormandy Various Composers from Albeniz to Yardumian (and everyone in between) Various Composers Various Soloists
Ormandy; Eugene
: Philadelphia Orchestra
Sony Classical Insiders Only
Mahler2 MAHLER, GUSTAV: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"
MAHLER; GUSTAV Tünde Szabóki (soprano); Nadine Weissmann (Mezzo-Soprano)
Fischer; Adam
: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Tonhalle Düsseldorf 5 / 8
7318599925332 Works by Kalevi Aho, J.S. Bach, Johanna Doderer, Federico Gardella, Toshio Hosokawa, Tigran Mansurian, Michiru Oshima, John Powell, Gabriel Prokofiev, Rhian Samuel, José Serebrier, & Cristina Spinei Hiyoli Togawa (viola)
BIS 8 / 10
MIR514D-copy CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Four Ballades; Four Scherzos
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Abdel Rahman El Bacha (piano)
Mirare 5 / 9
lisedavidsen Arias by Beethoven, Cherubini, Mascagni, Verdi, Wagner BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANVERDI; GIUSEPPEWAGNER; RICHARD Lise Davidsen (soprano)
Elder; Mark
: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Decca 9 / 10
Previn Various Composers Various Composers Various Soloists
André Previn (cond.) London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra
Warner Classics Insiders Only
71-WGMdyvZL._SS500 J.S. Bach: Trio Sonatas BWV 525-530 BACH; J.S. John Butt (organ)
Harmonia Mundi Insiders Only
61SU4dY0BVL._SL1200 Works by Brahms, Bartók, Walton, Balakirev, Dvorák, Liszt, Bach, Mozart, Ravel, Chausson, & Beethoven BACH; J.S.BALAKIREV; MILYBARTÓK; BELABEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNESLISZT; FRANZMOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSWALTON; WILLIAM Louis Kentner (piano); Yehudi Menuhin (violin); others
BBC Symphony Orchestra,Philharmonia Orchestra
Profil Insiders Only
tenholtostinato TEN HOLT, SIMEON: Canto Ostinato (orchestrated by Anthony Fiumara); Una Musique Blanche for Orchestra; Centrifuga
TEN HOLT; SIMEON Noord Nederlands Orkest, David Porcelijn
Aliud 8 / 9
Grumiaux Various Composers Various Composers Arthur Grumiaux (violin and piano); various others
Various Orchestras and Conductors; The Grumiaux Trio
Decca Insiders Only
Stravinsky STRAVINSKY, IGOR: L'Histoire du Soldat (suite); Octet; Suites from The Firebird and Pulcinella; Petrushka; The Rite of Spring (2 performances); Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments; Oedipus Rex; Symphony of Psalms
STRAVINSKY; IGOR Various Soloists
Bernstein; Leonard
: Boston Symphony Orchestra,London Symphony Orchestra,New York Philharmonic
Sony Classical Insiders Only
61mlQjcul4L._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Preludes Op. 28; Prelude in C-sharp minor Op. 45; Prelude in A-flat Op. Posth.; Etudes Op. 10 & 25
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Rafael Orozco (piano)
Warner Classics 7 / 7
ELSNER_Jozef_String-Quartets_Op1_NFM_CD-ACCORD ELSNER, JÓZEF: String Quartets Op.1 Nos. 1-3
ELSNER; JÓZEF Mikołaj Zgołka, Zbigniew Pilch (violins); Dominik Dębski (viola); Jarosław Thiel (cello)
NFM 7 / 9
avedernikov Works by Bach, Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Franck, Galynin, Handel, Haydn, Hindemith, Krebs, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Ravel, Schumann, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Ustvolskaya, & Weber BACH; J.S.PROKOFIEV; SERGEIRAVEL; MAURICESCHUMANN; ROBERTSCRIABIN; ALEXANDERWEBER; CARL MARIA VON Anatoly Vedernikov (piano); Natalia Gutman (cello); Sviatoslav Richter (piano); Tatiana Kurasova (piano); others
Various conductors & orchestras
Scribendum Insiders Only
Brahms2Bstd BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphony No. 2; Academic Festival Overture
BRAHMS; JOHANNES Blomstedt; Herbert
: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
PentaTone 8 / 9
Groven GROVEN, EIVIND: Symphonies Nos. 1 "Towards the Mountains," and 2 "The Midnight Hour"
GROVEN; EIVIND Szilvay; Peter
: Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 9
51t2uJow3ML BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor Op. 131
BARTÓK, BELA: String Quartet No. 1
BACH, J.S.: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I: Fugue in C-sharp minor
BACH; J.S.BARTÓK; BELABEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Danish String Quartet
ECM 9 / 10
71nxTTdsNOL._SL1200 Big Boxes: Warner’s Stravinsky Edition STRAVINSKY; IGOR Various Soloists, Choirs, Orchestras, & Conductors
Warner Classics Insiders Only
Suchon SUCHON, EUGEN: Metamorphoses; Balladic Suite; Symfonietta Rustica
SUCHON; EUGEN Järvi; Neeme
: Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 7 / 9
Halvorsen HALVORSEN, JOHAN: Norwegian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 & 2; Norwegian Bridal Procession; Passacaglia; Dance Scene from Queen Tamara; Symphonic Intermezzo from The King; Norwegian Festival Overture; Norwegian Fairy Tale Pictures
HALVORSEN; JOHAN Järvi, Neeme (Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra)
Chandos 9 / 9
prok6jarvi PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphony No. 6; Waltz Suite (excerpts)
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Järvi; Neeme
: Scottish National Orchestra
Chandos Insiders Only
Tubin EDUARD TUBIN - Symphonies Nos. 1-10; Toccata; Suite from the ballet "Kratt"
TUBIN; EDUARD Järvi; Neeme
BIS Insiders Only
Beet7 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 7
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Currentzis, Teodor (Musica Aeterna)
Sony Classical Insiders Only
81Ksw-tJPyL._SL1200 J.S. BACH: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (edited by Ferruccio Busoni, with modifications by Chiyan Wong); Chaconne in D minor (transcribed by Ferruccio Busoni) FERRUCCIO BUSONI: Sonatina No. 4 “in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII” CHIYAN WONG: Inversion of Variation 15 BACH; J.S.BUSONI; FERRUCCIO Chiyan Wong (piano)
Linn 9 / 10
Novak1 NOVÁK, VÍTESLAV: South Bohemian Suite; Toman and the Wood Nymph
NOVÁK; VÍTESLAV Štilec; Marek
: Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 9 / 8
71IpjQGVuGL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Impromptus D. 899 & D. 935; Klavierstücke D. 946; Moments musicaux D. 780
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Jörg Demus (piano)
Eloquence 7 / 7
4260052382806 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Waltzes Op. 64 Nos. 1 & 2; Nocturnes Op. 9 No. 2 & C-sharp minor Op. posth.; Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op. 23
TIERSEN, YANN: Selections from Amelie and Good Bye Lenin; Porz Goret, Pern, Yuzin, & Penn ar Lann
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICTIERSEN; YANN Ieva Dudaite (piano)
Ars Produktion 5 / 9
DvorakFineArts DVORÁK, ANTONIN: String Quartet No. 4; Sextet; Polonaise in A major
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Fine Arts Quartet
Naxos 9 / 9
81vQpIdZCtL._SL1450 BACH, J.S.: Prelude and Fugue in E- flat BWV 552 (“St. Anne”, transcribed by Busoni); Two Chorale Preludes (transcribed by Busoni); Flute Sonata in E-flat BWV 1031: Siciliano (transcribed by Kempff); 6 Schübler Chorales BWV 645-650: Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter BWV 650 (transcribed by Schnaus)
BUSONI, FERRUCCIO: Toccata
BACH; J.S.BUSONI; FERRUCCIO Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
PentaTone 8 / 10
81vmGRu6qGL._SL1500 Works by Bizet, Brahms, Copland, Gershwin, Liszt, Milhaud, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, others BIZET; GEORGESBRAHMS; JOHANNESGERSHWIN; GEORGELISZT; FRANZMILHAUD; DARIUSMUSSORGSKY; MODESTRACHMANINOV; SERGEISIBELIUS; JEANTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICHWAGNER; RICHARD Various soloists
New York Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Artur Rodzinski
Sony Classical Insiders Only
Archetypes Archetypes: Third Coast Percussion Meets the Assads Various Composers Sérgio Assad (guitar); Clarice Assad (various instruments/vocals)
Third Coast Percussion
Cedille 9 / 10


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