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SERGEI RACHMANINOV - Symphony No. 1

SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Symphony No. 1
Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne
Dimitri Kitajenko (Conductor)
Oehms Classics OC440
4260034864405
Released : January 2015

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Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2

SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Piano Concerto No. 2, Op.18
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Stanislaw Wislocki (conductor)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 447420

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Sergei Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2

SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Symphony No. 2
Vocalise
Leonard Slatkin (Conductor)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8.572458

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Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos 2 & 3

SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3
Simon Trpceski (Piano)
Vasily Petrenko (Conductor)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Avie AV2192
822252219227

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Rachmaninov - Preludes

SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Preludes from Opp. 3, 23 and 32
Variations on a Theme by Corelli
Vassily Primakov (Piano)
Bridge 9348
090404934827
Released : May 2011

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JOSEPH JOACHIM RAFF - Orchestral Works

JOSEPH JOACHIM RAFF
Orchestral Works
Hans Stadlmair (Conductor)
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
9 disc box (636 min)
Tudor 1600
812973016007

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John Ramsay - String Quartets

JOHN RAMSAY
String Quartets 1-4
Fitzwilliam String Quartet
2-Disc Set
Métier MSV28528
809730852824
Released : February 2012

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EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA - Towards the Horizon

EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA
Cello Concerto No. 2
Truls Mørk (Cello)
John Storgårds (Conductor)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Ondine ODE1178-2
Released : February 2012

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Maurice Ravel - Orchestral Works - Yannick Nézet-Séguin

MAURICE RAVEL
Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2
Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Ma Mère L'Oye - Suite
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI 66342

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Alfonso Rega - Symphony No. 4

ALFONSO REGA
Symphony No. 4
"L'olocausto"
Heinrich Unterhofer (Cond)
Orchestra Cantelli
Constanzo Porta Choir
Alfonso Rega Music

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Ottorino Respighi - La Sensitiva

OTTORINO RESPIGHI
La Sensitiva / Aretusa
La Pentola Magica
Marzio Conti (Conductor)
Palermo Teatro Symphony Orch.
CPO SACD 777071

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Ottorino Respighi - Pines of Rome

OTTORINO RESPIGHI
Pines of Rome
Fountains of Rome
Roman Festivals
Riccardo Muti (conductor)
Philadelphia Orchestra
Brilliant 7565

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Ottorino Respighi - Roman Trilogy

OTTORINO RESPIGHI
Roman Trilogy
John Neschling (Conductor)
Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Hybrid Super Audio CD
BIS SACD1720
Released : October 2010

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OTTORINO RESPIGHI - Sinfonia Drammatica

OTTORINO RESPIGHI
Sinfonia Drammatica
Liège Philharmonic Orchestra
John Neschling (Conductor)
BIS BIS-2210
7318599922102
Released : July 2016

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Silvestre Revueltas - La Coronela

SILVESTRE REVUELTAS
La Coronela
(The Lady Colonel)
Gisèle Ben-Dor (Conductor)
Santa Barbara Symphony
Naxos 8.572250
747313225071

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MARGA RICHTER - Orchestral Works

MARGA RICHTER
Works for Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz (Conductor)
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Ravello Records RR7867
713757698313
Released : February 2013

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Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Scheherazade
Kirill Kondrashin
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Philips 4757570 or 000708802

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Rimsky-Korsakov - Orchestral Suites

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Orchestral Suites
Mikhail Pletnev (Conductor)
Russian National Orchestra
Hybrid SACD
Pentatone PTC5186362
827949036262

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Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Scheherazade
Russian Easter Festival Overture
Charles Dutoit (Conductor)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Onyx 4064
Released : October 2010

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NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Scheherazade

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Scheherazade, Op. 35
Jonathan Crow (Violin)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Peter Oundjian (Conductor)
Chandos CHSA5145
Released : August 2014

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John Rose - String Quartets

JOHN ROSE
String Quartets 1 & 2
Piano Works
The Edinburgh Quartet
Robert Melling (Piano)
Divine Art DDA25092
Released : November 2010

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Hilding Rosenberg - Symphonies 3 & 6

HILDING ROSENBERG
Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6
Mario Venzago (Conductor)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
BIS CD1383

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Nikolay Roslavets - Violin Concertos 1 & 2

NIKOLAY ROSLAVETS
Violin Concertos 1 & 2
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Ilan Volkov (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra
Hyperion CDA67637

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Nino Rota - Symphonies 1 & 2 - Marzio Conti (Conductor)

NINO ROTA
Symphonies 1 & 2
Marzio Conti (Conductor)
Filharmonica 900 del Teatro
Regio di Torino
Chandos 10546

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Albert Roussel - Le festin de l'araignée

ALBERT ROUSSEL
Le festin de l'araignée
Padmâvatî (Suites)
Stéphane Denève (Conductor)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Naxos 8.572243
Released : January 2012

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Poul Ruders - Concertos

POUL RUDERS
Concertos
Erik Heide (Violin)
Mathias Reumert (Percussion)
Thomas Sondergård (Conductor)
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Dacapo 8.226034

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Poul Ruders - Vol 6

POUL RUDERS
Music of Poul Ruders Vol. 6
Vassily Primakov (Piano)
Thomas Søndergård (Conductor)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Bridge 9336
Released : March 2011

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POUL RUDERS - Music of Poul Ruders Vol. 7

POUL RUDERS
Music of Poul Ruders Vol. 7
Flemming Dreisig (Organ)
Robert Minczuk (Conductor)
Odense Symphony Orchestra
Bridge 9375
Released : February 2012

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Jeffrey Ryan - Orchestral Works

JEFFREY RYAN
Orchestral Works
Bramwell Tovey (Conductor)
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Gryphon Trio
Naxos 8.572765
Released : September 2011

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Frederic Rzewski - The People United Will Never Be Defeated

FREDERIC RZEWSKI
The People United
Will Never Be Defeated!
Ole Kiilerich (Piano)
Bridge 9392
090404939228
Released : December 2012

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