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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Organ Works Vol. 2 - Miklós Teleki

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Organ Works Vol. 2
Miklós Teleki (Organ)
Lutheran Church, Siófok
Hungaroton HCD32782
5991813278227
Released : February 2017

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - The Organ Toccatas

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
The Organ Toccatas
Christoph Schoener (Organ)
Organs of St. Michaelis, Hamburg
MDG 9491893-6
760623189369
Released : April 2015

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Well-Tempered Clavier I

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
The Well-Tempered Clavier I
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
2-Disc Set
Deutsche Grammophon 002119902
028947927846
Released : August 2014

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Peter Sykes (Clavichord)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Preludes
Fantasies and Fugues
Peter Sykes (Clavichord)
Raven OAR-959
003469695923
Released : June 2014

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Brandenburg Concertos - Ensemble Caprice

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Brandenburg Concertos
Ensemble Caprice
Matthias Maute (Conductor)
Analekta AN29996-7
774204999629
Released : September 2012

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Glenn Gould - The Complete Bach Collection

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
The Complete Bach Collection
Glenn Gould (Piano)
38 CDs + 6 DVDs
Sony Masterworks
B0086WQNZ0

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Bach - Organ Works VII - Margaret Phillips

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Organ Works Vol. VII
Margaret Phillips (Organ)
2CD-Set
Regent REGCD308
802561030829
Released : December 2011

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JS Bach - Brandenburg Concertos

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Brandenburg Concertos
Swiss Baroque Soloists
Andres Gabetta (Conductor & Violin)
Naxos 8.557755/6


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Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Goldberg Variations
Glenn Gould (1955 Performance)
Zenph re-performance
Hybrid SACD/CD disc
Sony 703350

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JS Bach - Goldberg Variations

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Goldberg Variations
BWV 988
Evgeni Koroliov (Piano)
Hanssler 92112

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JS Bach - Mass in B Minor

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Mass in B Minor
John Eliot Gardiner (Conductor)
English Baroque Soloists
Monteverdi Choir
Archiv Produktion 415514

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Johann Sebastian Bach - Muzyk for French Horn

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Muzyk for French Horn
Cello Suites 1,2,3
Jacek Muzyk (french horn)
Summit 497

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Johann Sebastian Bach - Partitas 2, 3, & 4

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Partitas 2, 3 & 4
Murray Perahia (Piano)
Sony 722697

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JS Bach - St. Matthew's Passion - Otto Klemperer (Conductor)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
St Matthew's Passion
Otto Klemperer (Conductor)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Hampstead Parish
Church Boys' Choir
Warner Classics 0724356753822

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JS Bach - St. Matthew's Passion - Paul McCreesh (Conductor)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
St Matthew's Passion
Paul McCreesh (Conductor)
Gabrieli Consort
Gabrieli Players
Archiv Produktion
028947420026

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JS Bach - Violin Concertos

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Violin Concertos
Andrew Manze (Conductor)
Andrew Manze (Violin)
Rachel Podger (Violin)
Academy of Ancient Music
Harmonia Mundi 907155

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JS Bach - Well Tempered Clavier

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Well-Tempered Clavier
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Decca
028947568322

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J.S. Bach - Music for Lute-Harpsichord

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Music for Lute & Harpsichord
Elizabeth Farr (Lute-Harpsichord)
2CD set
Naxos 8.570470/71

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Johann Sebastian Bach - And the North German Tradition

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
North German Tradition
Martin Neu (Organ)
Hybrid SACD
Audite 92547
4022143925473

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Johann Sebastian Bach - David Hamilton (Organ)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Various Organ Works
David Hamilton (Organ)
Organ of Canongate Kirk
Divine Art DDA25088
Released : September 2010

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Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suites

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
The Orchestral Suites
Concerto Köln
2-Disc Set
Berlin Classics 0300061
885470000619
Released : November 2010

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Trio Sonatas

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Trio Sonatas BWV 525-530
Lorenzo Ghielmi (Organ)
Passacaille 967
5425004849670
Released : February 2011

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BACH / BUXTEHUDE - Organ Works

BACH / BUXTEHUDE
Various Organ Works
Benjamin-Joseph Steens (Organ)
Evil Penguin Records EVLP 3
5425008376189
Released : August 2010

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Bach - St John Passion

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
St John Passion, BWV 245
Cappella Amsterdam
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
Frans Brüggen (Conductor)
Glossa GCD921113
Released : April 2011

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Johann Sebastian Bach - Vol. 8 - Margaret Phillips (Organ)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Organ Works Vol. VIII
Margaret Phillips (Organ)
2CD-Set
Regent REGCD328
802561032823
Released : April 2012

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Bach - Early Organ Works - Harald Vogel

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Early Organ Works
Harald Vogel (Organ)
Hybrid SACD
MDG 9141743
760623174365
Released : April 2012

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Six Partitas

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Six Partitas, BWV 825-830
Hansjörg Albrecht (Organ)
2-Disc Hybrid SACD
Oehms Classics OC684
4260034866843
Released : September 2012

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Messe Luthérienne Vol. 2

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
La Messe Luthérienne (Vol. 2)
Pierre Bardon (Organ)
Basilique de Saint-Maximin
Syrius SYR141463
Released : November 2013

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Flute Sonatas and Arias

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Flute Sonatas & Arias
Rachel Brown (Flute)
London Handel Players
Uppernote UPCD003
5060124571966
Released : January 2016

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Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings

SAMUEL BARBER
Adagio for Strings
Leonard Bernstein
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon
028947958796

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Bela Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra

BELA BARTOK
Concerto for Orchestra
Music for Strings,
Percussion & Celesta
Herbert von Karajan (Conductor)
Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra / EMI 76897

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BARTOK - Concerto for Orchestra

BELA BARTOK
Concerto for Orchestra
Marin Alsop (Conductor)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8.572486
747313248674
Released : May 2012

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VIKTORS BASTIKS - Requiem

VIKTORS BASTIKS
Requiem
Christmas Cantata
Andrejs Jansons (Conductor)
Latvian National Opera Orchestra
Albany 1197
Rel: July 2010

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Antonio Bazzini - Virtuoso Works for Violin & Piano

ANTONIO BAZZINI
Virtuoso Works for Violin & Piano
Chloë Hanslip (Violin)
Caspar Frantz (Piano)
Naxos 8.570800

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Becker - Organ Works

RENÉ LOUIS BECKER
Organ Works
Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Raven OAR925
003469692526
Released : June 2011

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RENÉ LOUIS BECKER - Organ Music Vol. 2

RENÉ LOUIS BECKER
Organ Music Vol. 2
Damin Spritzer (Organ)
Raven OAR-949
034069694924
Released : November 2014

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DAVID BEDNALL - Stabat Mater

DAVID BEDNALL
Stabat Mater - Marian Suite
Jennifer Pike (Violin)
Benenden Chapel Choir
Regent REGCD481
802561048121
Released : July 2016

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Ludwig van Beethoven - Cello Sonatas

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Cello Sonatas, Volume 1
Daniel Müller-Schott (Cello)
Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Hyperion CDA67633

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Ludwig van Beethoven - Fidelio

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Fidelio
Otto Klemperer (Conductor)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Chorus
Warner 0825646956142

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Ludwig v Beethoven - The Nine Symphonies

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
The Nine Symphonies
Sir Charles Mackerras
Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra
Classics For Pleasure
75751

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Ludwig v Beethoven - String Quartets

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Complete String Quartets
Talich String Quartet
7 CD set
Calliope 3633/9

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Ludwig v Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5
Carlos Kleiber
Vienna Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon
4474002

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Beethoven - Symphonies 4 and 6

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6
Ivan Fischer (Conductor)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Hybrid SACD
Channel Classics 30710
Released : November 2010

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Ludwig v Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
Bruno Weil (Conductor)
Tafelmusik Orchestra
Analekta AN29947

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BEETHOVEN - Symphonies Nos 1 and 7

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphonies Nos 1 and 7
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Kent Nagano (Conductor)
Analekta AN29887
774204988722
Released : March 2014

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Ludwig v Beethoven - Symphony No. 9

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 9
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (Cond)
Saarbrucken Radio
Symphony Orchestra
Oehms 525

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Ludwig v Beethoven - Symphony No. 9

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 9
Wilhelm Furtwangler (Conductor)
Bayreuth Festival Chorus
& Orchestra
Orfeo C754081B

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Ludwig van Beethoven - Trios for piano, violin & cello

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Trios for piano, violin & cello
Haydn Trio Eisenstadt
4CD-Set
Phoenix Edition 122

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Ludwig Van Beethoven - Cello Sonatas

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Complete Music for Cello & Piano
Laurence Lesser (Cello)
HaeSun Paik (Piano)
Bridge 9329
Released : July 2010

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Beethoven - Shuann Chai (fortepiano)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Pathétique, Moonlight
Appassionata Sonatas
Shuann Chai (Fortepiano)
Postern Park Digital
PPD 011
Released : August 2011

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Beethoven - Piano Sonatas (Complete) - Stewart Goodyear (piano)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonatas (Complete)
Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
10-Disc Set
Marquis Classics MAR513
774718151322
Released : September 2012

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Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Vol. 1 - Steven Masi (piano)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonatas Vol. 1
Steven Masi (Piano)
Concezio Productions
884501832373
Released : November 2012

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BEETHOVEN - Piano Sonatas

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonatas Vol. 3
James Brawn (Piano)
MSR Classics MS1467
681585146729
Released : April 2014

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BEETHOVEN - Piano Concertos 3 and 4

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Concertos 3 & 4
Maria Joao Pires (Piano)
Swedish Radio Symphony
Daniel Harding (Conductor)
Onyx Classics ONYX4125
Released : August 2014

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Complete Piano Concertos

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Complete Piano Concertos
Dénes Várjon (Piano)
Concerto Budapest
András Keller (Conductor)
Hungaroton HCD32757/9
Released : January 2016

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Alban Berg - Violin Concerto

BERG / BEETHOVEN
Violin Concertos
Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Claudio Abbado (Conductor)
Orchestra Mozart
Harmonia Mundi 902105
Released : February 2012

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Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

HECTOR BERLIOZ
Symphonie Fantastique
Cléopâtre
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS SACD1800
Released : February 2011

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN - Piano Works

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Thirteen Anniversaries
Piano Works
Alexandre Dossin (Piano)
Naxos 8.559756
636943975626
Released : March 2015

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Seth Bingham - Organ Music Vol. 2

SETH BINGHAM
Organ Music Vol. 2
Christopher Marks (Organ)
Raven OAR-991
003469699129
Released : February 2011

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LEON BOELLMANN - Chamber Music

LEON BOELLMANN
Chamber Music
Trio Parnassus
Gérard Caussé (Viola)
MDG 3031755
760623175522
Released : June 2012

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Georg Böhm - Organ Works

GEORG BÖHM
Complete Organ Works
Friedhelm Flamme (Organ)
2-Disc Hybrid SACD
CPO 777501
761203750122
Released : January 2012

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Alexander Borodin - String Quartets

ALEXANDER BORODIN
String Quartets 1 & 2
Borodin String Quartet
Melodiya MELCD1000942

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Sergei Bortkiewicz - Symphonies 1 and 2

SERGEI BORTKIEWICZ
Symphonies 1 & 2
Martyn Brabbins (Conductor)
BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion CDA67338

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GIOVANNI BOTTESINI - Capriccio di Bravura

GIOVANNI BOTTESINI
Capriccio di Bravura
Rick Stotijn (Double Bass)
Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Channel Classics CCSSA32612
723385326120
Released : May 2012

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York Bowen - Viola Concerto

YORK BOWEN
Viola Concerto
Martyn Brabbins (Conductor)
BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion CDA67546

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William Boyce - Eight Symphonies

WILLIAM BOYCE
Eight Symphonies, Op. 2
Kevin Mallon
Aradia Ensemble
Naxos
8.557278

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Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 1
Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Simon Rattle (Conductor)
Berlin Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammophon
4776021

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Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 1 op. 68 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn op. 56

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Symphony No. 1 op. 68
Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Iván Fischer (Conductor)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Channel Classics SACD
Hybrid CCSSA28309

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JOHANNES BRAHMS - Symphony No. 2

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Symphony No. 2
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer (Conductor)
Channel Classics 33514
723385335146
Released : January 2015

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Johannes Brahms - Symphonies 1-4

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Symphonies 1-4
Günter Wand (Conductor)
North German Radio
Symphony Orchestra
RCA 189103

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Johannes Brahms - A German Requiem

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Ein Deutsches Requiem
James Levine (Conductor)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
BSO Classics 0901
828020001025

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Johannes Brahms - Violin Sonatas - Anne-Sophie Mutter

JOHANNES BRAHMS
The Violin Sonatas
Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Deutsche Grammophon
028947787679

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Johannes Brahms - Ragna Schirmer (Piano)

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Variations on Theme by Handel
16 Waltzes, Op. 39
Ragna Schirmer (Piano)
Berlin Classics 1665
Released : September 2010

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Brahms - Piano Pieces Op. 116-119

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Piano Pieces Op. 116-119
Hardy Rittner (Piano)
Hybrid SACD
MDG 9041680
760623168067
Released : July 2011

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Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 1
Hardy Rittner (Piano)
Werner Ehrhardt (Conductor)
l'arte del mondo
MDG 9041699
Released : September 2011

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Johannes Brahms - Choral Music

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Choral Music
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Antoni Wit (Conductor)
Naxos 8.572694
Released : January 2012

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JOHANNES BRAHMS - Clarinet Quintet

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115
Sharon Kam (Clarinet)
Jerusalem Quartet
Harmonia Mundi 902152
3149020215227
Released : April 2013

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JOHANNES BRAHMS - A German Requiem

JOHANNES BRAHMS
A German Requiem
Warsaw Philharmonic
Antoni Wit (Conductor)
Naxos Blu-ray Audio Disc
730099003964
Released : April 2014

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JOHANNES BRAHMS - A German Requiem

JOHANNES BRAHMS
A German Requiem
London Symphony
Orchestra and Chorus
Valery Gergiev (Conductor)
LSO Live LSO0748
Released : May 2014

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JOHANNES BRAHMS - Piano Trios

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Piano Trio Op. 8 (1889 Version)
Piano Trio Op. 87
Vienna Piano Trio
MDG 9421962-6
760623196268
Released : July 2016

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Frank Bridge - Oration

FRANK BRIDGE
Oration / Phantasm
Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Peter Wallfisch (Piano)
Nicholas Braithwaite (Conductor)
London Philharmonic
Lyrita 244

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Benjamin Britten - Sinfonia da requiem

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Sinfonia da Requiem
Peter Grimes: Passacaglia
& 4 Sea Interludes
Andre Previn (Conductor)
London Symphony Orch
EMI 62616

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Benjamin Britten - Violin Concerto

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Violin Concerto, Double Concerto
Anthony Marwood (Violin)
Lawrence Power (Viola)
Ilan Volkov (Conductor)
Hyperion CDA67801
Released : February 2012

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BRITTEN / SHOSTAKOVICH - Violin Concertos

BRITTEN / SHOSTAKOVICH
Violin Concertos
James Ehnes (Violin)
Kirill Karabits (Conductor)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Onyx 4113
Released : May 2013

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Benjamin Britten - War Requiem

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
War Requiem
Gianandrea Noseda (Conductor)
London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Chorus
LSO Live LSO0719
Released : May 2012

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SALVADOR BROTONS - Symphony No. 5

SALVADOR BROTONS
Symphony No. 5 'Mundus Noster'
Salvador Brotons (Conductor)
Balears City Of Palma
Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8.573163
Released : July 2013

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LEO BROUWER - Concierto de Benicŕssim

LEO BROUWER
Concierto de Benicŕssim
Miguel Trápaga (Guitar)
Real Filharmonia de Galicia
Oliver Díaz (Conductor)
Naxos 8.573542
Released : April 2016

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Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4

ANTON BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 4 (1888 version)
Osmo Vänskä (Conductor)
Minnesota Orchestra
Hybrid SACD
BIS SACD1746
7318599917467

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ANTON BRUCKNER - Symphony No. 5

ANTON BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 5
London Symphony Orchestra
Lance Friedel (Conductor)
MSR Classics MS1600
681585160022
Released : November 2015

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Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8

ANTON BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 8
(First Version 1878)
Simone Young (Conductor)
Philharmoniker Hamburg
Oehms OC 638
2 Hybrid SACD

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Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 9

ANTON BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 9
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor)
Orchestre Métropolitain du
Grand Montréal
Atma SACD SACD22514

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ANTON BRUCKNER - Symphony No. 9

ANTON BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 9
Berne Symphony Orchestra
Mario Venzago (Conductor)
CPO 777787-2
761203778720
Released : January 2014

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Anton Bruckner - 10 Symphonies

ANTON BRUCKNER
10 Symphonies
Lorin Maazel (Conductor)
Bavarian Radio Symphony
11 Disc Box-Set
BR Klassik 900711
Released : December 2010

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ANTHONY BURGESS - Orchestral Music

ANTHONY BURGESS
Orchestral Music
Brown University Orchestra
Paul Phillips (Conductor)
Naxos 8.573472
747313347278
Released : May 2016

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ADOLF BUSCH - String Sextet - ARC Ensemble

ADOLF BUSCH
WALTER BRAUNFELS
String Sextet Op. 40
String Quintet Op. 63
ARC Ensemble
RCA Red Seal
886976449025

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FERRUCCIO BUSONI - The Visionary

FERRUCCIO BUSONI
The Visionary
Piano Works Vol. 3
Jeni Slotchiver (Piano)
Centaur CRC3396
044747339627
Released : February 2015

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Dieterich Buxtehude - Complete Organ Works

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE
Complete Organ Works
Volume 1
Christopher Herrick (Organist)
Hyperion CDA67666

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Dieterich Buxtehude - Organ Works Vol 2 - Christopher Herrick (Organ)

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE
Complete Organ Works
Volume 2
Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Organ of Nidaros Cathedral
Trondheim, Norway
Hyperion CDA67809

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Buxtehude - Organ Works Vol. 3

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE
Complete Organ Works Vol. 3
Christopher Herrick (Organ)
Organ of St-Louis-en-l'Île
Hyperion CDA67855
034571178554
Released : March 2011

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Dietrich Buxtehude - Organ Works - Masaaki Suzuki

DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE
Massaki Suzuki Plays
Buxtehude
Masaaki Suzuki (Organ)
Hybrid SACD
BIS SACD1809

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