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Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
71asajfrltL._SL1500 BACH, J.S.: Trio Sonatas BWV 525-530 (arranged for three marimbas by Jean Geoffroy)
BACH; J.S. Jean Geoffroy, Galdric Subirana, Minh-Tam Nguyen (marimbas)
Skarbo Insiders Only
51p1cOExQL._SL1450 J.S. BACH: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 BWV 1004 (arr. by Busoni); English Suite No. 3 in G minor BWV 808 (excerpts); Partita No. 6 in E minor BWV 830 (excerpts); Prelude & Fugue in A minor for Organ (arr. by Liszt) W.A. MOZART: 9 Variations on a Minuet by Jean-Pierre Duport in D major K. 573 MAURICE RAVEL: Pavane pour une infante défunte BACH; J.S.MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUSRAVEL; MAURICE Stephen Beus (piano)
Centaur 8 / 8
Skalkottas SKALKOTTAS, NIKOS: Sinfonietta in B flat major; Classical Symphony; Four Images; Ancient Greek March
SKALKOTTAS; NIKOS Tsialis; Stefanos
: Athens State Orchestra
Naxos Insiders Only
91hHnI-vPcL._SL1500 AMIRKHANIAN, CHARLES: Pianola; Im Frühling; Son of Metropolis San Francisco; Loudspeaker
AMIRKHANIAN; CHARLES Charles Amirkhanian (electronics)
New World 8 / 9
SCARLATTI_Sonatas_Margherita-TORRETTA_Academy_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: 20 Keyboard Sonatas
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Margherita Torretta (piano)
Academy 10 / 10
RothRavel MUSSORGSKY, MODEST: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)
RAVEL, MAURICE: La Valse
MUSSORGSKY; MODESTRAVEL; MAURICE Roth; Francois-Xavier
: Les Siècles
Harmonia Mundi 4 / 8
StraussShui STRAUSS, RICHARD: Macbeth; Suite from Der Rosenkavalier; Death and Transfiguration
STRAUSS; RICHARD Shui; Lan
: Singapore Symphony
BIS 8 / 9
61P8jtv-C0L._SL1450 HUMMEL, FRANZ: 33 Hercher Variations
HUMMEL; FRANZ Christoph Preiss (piano)
TYXART 7 / 9
The-Merton-Collection Works by Ešenvalds, Gjeilo, Pärt, Sheppard, Byrd, Mundy, Stanford, Berkeley, Purcell, others BYRD; WILLIAMEŠENVALDS; ERIKSGJEILO; OLALAVINO; JAMESMUNDY; WILLIAMPARRY; HUBERTPÄRT; ARVOSTANFORD; CHARLES VILLIERS Choir of Merton College, Oxford, Benjamin Nicholas, Peter Phillips
Delphian 9 / 9
61xX8wVRaxL._SL1450 BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
BACH; J.S. Geoffrey Madge (piano)
Zefir 6 / 9
61ztLka5fyL._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Wanderer Fantasy
BERG, ALBAN: Piano Sonata Op. 1
LISZT, FRANZ: Piano Sonata in B minor
BERG; ALBANLISZT; FRANZSCHUBERT; FRANZ Seong-Jin Cho (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 9 / 9
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HERRMANN; BERNARDKORNGOLD; ERICH WOLFGANGNEWMAN; ALFREDRÓZSA; MIKLÓSSTEINER; MAXWAXMAN; FRANZ Gerhardt; Charles
: National Philharmonic
RCA Insiders Only
Korngoldsym KORNGOLD, ERICH WOLFGANG: Symphony; Theme and Variations; Straussiana
KORNGOLD; ERICH WOLFGANG Wilson; John
: Sinfonia of London
Chandos 6 / 9
BeethovenGrodd13 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 "Eroica" (arr. Hummel for flute, violin, cello and piano)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Uwe Grodd (flute); Gould Piano Trio
Gould Piano Trio
Naxos 9 / 9
71Gm67dJ4L._SL1200 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Piano Sonatas in E-flat major D. 568; A minor D. 845; D major D. 850; G major D. 894; C minor D. 958; & A major D. 959
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Pi-hsien Chen (piano)
Aldilà 5 / 7
7162OoYoqYL._SL1200 SKALKOTTAS, NIKOS: Piano Concerto No. 3
SKALKOTTAS; NIKOS Daan Vandewalle (piano)
Blattwerk, Johannes Kalitzke
Paladino Music 9 / 8
koshkin KOSHKIN, NIKITA: 24 Preludes & Fugues for Solo Guitar (Nos. 1-12)
KOSHKIN; NIKITA Asya Selyutina (guitar)
Naxos Insiders Only
Planets HOLST, GUSTAV: The Planets; The Perfect Fool (ballet)
HOLST; GUSTAV Stern; Michael
: Kansas City Symphony
Reference Recordings 9 / 9
BeetNaxos BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Complete Works Edition (90 CDs)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN VARIOUS SOLOISTS
VARIOUS ORCHESTRAS AND CONDUCTORS
Naxos Insiders Only
PoulencBebb POULENC, FRANCIS: Concert champêtre (piano version); Piano Concerto; Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon; Oboe Sonata
POULENC; FRANCIS ()
Latham-Koenig; Jan
: Royal Philharmonia Orchestra
Resonus Classics 9 / 8
71yBGCo9PvL._SS500 Works by Busoni, Casella, Frescobaldi, & Respighi BUSONI; FERRUCCIOCASELLA; ALFREDOFRESCOBALDI; GIROLAMORESPIGHI; OTTORINO Umberto Jacopo Laureti (piano)
Master Chord 8 / 8
GershSlatF GERSHWIN, GEORGE: Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris; Porgy and Bess (symphonic suite)
GERSHWIN; GEORGEGOULD; MORTON Pennario, Leonard (piano)
Slatkin, Felix (Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra)
EMI Insiders Only
Cult Cond BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Coriolan Overture
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Munch; Charles
: Boston Symphony Orchestra
RCA Insiders Only
DebDuru DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Nocturnes
DURUFLÉ, MAURICE: Requiem
DEBUSSY; CLAUDEDURUFLÉ; MAURICE Kožená, Magdalena (mezzo-soprano)
Ticciati, Robin (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin)
Linn 6 / 7
LisztKarab LISZT, FRANZ: Dante Symphony; Tasso; Artist Celebration for the Schiller Memorial
LISZT; FRANZ Karabits; Kirill
: Staatskapelle Weimar
Audite 8 / 9
usher GLASS, PHILIP: The Fall of the House of Usher
GLASS; PHILIP Jonas Hacker, Nicholas Nestorak (tenor); Ben Edquist (baritone); Madison Leonard (soprano); Matthew Fleisher (bass)
Wolf Trap Opera Artists, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Joseph Li
Wolf Trap 10 / 10
gesualdosixmotets Motets by Tallis, Byrd, Tomkins, Sheppard, White, Dunstaple, Morley, Taverner, Cornysh, Gibbons, & Parsons BYRD; WILLIAMDUNSTABLE; JOHNPARSONS; ROBERTSHEPPARD; JOHNTALLIS; THOMASTOMKINS; THOMASWHITE; ROBERT Park; Owain
: The Gesualdo Six
Hyperion 10 / 10
Shost11Storg SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 11 "The Year 1905"
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Storgards; John
: BBC Philharmonic
Chandos 4 / 7
veghMozdiv MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS: Serenades and Divertimentos
MOZART; WOLFGANG AMADEUS Végh, Sándor (Camerata Academica of the Salzburg Mozarteum)
Capriccio Insiders Only
Barber BARBER, SAMUEL: Symphony No. 2; Cello Concerto; Medea (Suite)
BARBER; SAMUEL Nelsova, Zara (cello)
Barber; Samuel
: New Symphony Orchestra of London
Naxos Insiders Only
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Missa solemnis
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)
Marga Höffgen (alto)
Waldemar Kmentt (tenor)
Martti Talvela (bass)

Klemperer; Otto
: New Philharmonia Orchestra
EMI Insiders Only
61A0njys4L._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Four Impromptus; Four Scherzos
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Mao Fujita (piano)
Naxos 6 / 8
91YPiO1BMpL._SS500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Sonata for piano four hands in D major Op. 6; Eight Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein WoO 67; Three Marches for Piano Op. 45; Six Variations on “Ich denke Dein” WoO 74; Grosse Fuge Op. 134
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Peter Hill & Benjamin Frith (piano duo)
Delphian 9 / 8
061297810451 BACH, J.S.: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin
BACH; J.S. Wolfgang Marschner (violin)
Doremi 7 / 9
Beet4Mor BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concerto No. 4; Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90; 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Moravec, Ivan (piano)
Turnovsky; Martin
: Orchestra of the Vienna Musikverein
VAI Insiders Only
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 "Emperor"
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Olli Mustonen (piano)

Mustonen; Olli
: Tapiola Sinfonietta
Ondine 9 / 9
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 3; Piano Concerto in D (after the Violin Concerto)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Olli Mustonen (piano)

Mustonen; Olli
: Tapiola Sinfonietta
Ondine 5 / 9
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Olli Mustonen (piano, conductor)

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Ondine 6 / 9
BeetTrip BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Triple Concerto; Septet Op. 20
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Yefim Bronfman (piano)
Gil Shaham (violin)
Truls Mørk (cello)

Zinman; David
: Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich
Arte Nova Classics Insiders Only
ENOCH-ARDEN_Strauss_Gerstein-Ganz_MYRIOS_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic STRAUSS, RICHARD: Enoch Arden Op. 38
STRAUSS; RICHARD Bruno Ganz (narrator); Kirill Gerstein (piano)
Myrios 9 / 10
61URGMXd5bL._SL1000 LISZT, FRANZ: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses: Miserere after Palestrina & Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude; Ballade No. 2 in B minor: Deux legends; Rémeniscences de Lucia di Lammermoor; La marche pour le Sultan Abdul Médjid Khan
PÄRT, ARVO: Für Alina
LISZT; FRANZPÄRT; ARVO Martina Filjak (piano)
Profil 9 / 10
Bruckner-7-AG BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 7
BRUCKNER; ANTON NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Alan Gilbert
Sony Insiders Only
Schumann_Piatti_Knight_DUTTON SCHUMANN, ROBERT: Cello Concerto in A minor
PIATTI, ALFREDO: Cello Concerto No. 2; Concertino for Cello & Orchestra
PIATTI; ALFREDOSCHUMANN; ROBERT Josephine Knight (cello)
Royal Northern Sinfonia, Martin Yates
Dutton 7 / 8
ProkSlob PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Suites from The Gambler and The Stone Flower; Autumnal Sketch
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Slobodeniouk; Dima
: Lahti Symphony Orchestra
BIS 8 / 9
BeetAbend BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 9
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Edith Laux (soprano); Diana Eustrati (alto); Ludwig Suhaus (tenor); Karl Paul (bass)
Abendroth; Hermann
: Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Berlin Classics Insiders Only
Sib1Rouvali SIBELIUS, JEAN: Symphony No. 1; En Saga
SIBELIUS; JEAN Rouvali; Santtu-Matias
: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Alpha 4 / 8
civitaschinese ZHOU LONG: Five Elements CHEN YI: Night Thoughts LU PEI: Scenes Through Window VIVIAN FUNG: Bird Song YAO CHEN: Emanations of Tara Yihan Chen (pipa); Cynthia Yeh (percussion); Emma Gerstein (flute, piccolo)
Civitas Ensemble
Cedille 10 / 10
81NlKO7Lu0L._SL1500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 5, 10, 14, 17, 24, & 32; Bagatelles Op. 33; 32 Variations in C minor; Fantasia in G minor Op. 77; others
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Cyprien Katsaris (piano)
Piano 21 9 / 9
71ZYTWNvsyL._SL1200 GOULD, MORTON: Symphonettes Nos. 2, 3, & 4; Spirituals for Orchestra
GOULD; MORTON ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Fagen
Naxos 7 / 8
Farrenc FARRENC, LOUISE: Symphony No, 1 in C minor; Grand Variations on a Theme by Count Gallenberg; Overtures Nos. 1 and 2
FARRENC; LOUISE Jean Muller (piano)
König; Christoph
: Solistes Européens Luxembourg
Naxos 8 / 7


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