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ADAMS - Shaker Loops - Short Ride in a Fast Machine

ADAMS - Shaker Loops /
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Marin Alsop (Conductor)
Bournemouth SO
Naxos 8.559031

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ALFVEN - Symphony No. 4 (From the Outermost Skerries

ALFVEN
Symphony No. 4
(From the Outermost Skerries)
Niklas Willen (Conductor)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8.557284

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ALLEGRI - Miserere

ALLEGRI
Miserere
The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (Director)
Gimell GIMSE401
755138140127

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ARNOLD - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6

ARNOLD
Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
Richard Hickox (Conductor)
London Symphony Orchestra
Chandos 9385
095115938522

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BACH - Chaconne

BACH
Chaconne
Piano Transcriptions by
Brahms, Busoni and Lutz
Edna Stern (Piano)
Zig-Zag ZZT050601

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BACH - Cello Suites (Complete)

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Cello Suites (Complete)
Pablo Casals (Cello)
2CD - EMI 5099996592120

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BACH - Organ Works of Bach

BACH
Organ Works of Bach
Including the Goldberg Variations
Jean Guillou (Organ)
Dorian 92104

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BACH - Great Organ Works

BACH
Great Organ Works
Peter Hurford (Organ)
2CD - Decca 443485

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BACH - Brandenburg Concertos

BACH
Brandenburg Concertos
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Harmonia Mundi 501634/35
794881944927

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BACH - Lute Works Vol. 1

BACH
Lute Works Vol. 1
Paul O'Dette (Lute)
Harmonia Mundi 907438
093046743826

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BACH - Pierre Bardon

BACH
Organ Works Vol. 3
Pierre Bardon (Organ)
Syrius
B002OHS2YI

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BACH - Piano Concertos - Glenn Gould

BACH
Piano Concertos
Glenn Gould (Piano)
Vladimir Golschmann (Conductor)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Sony 074645259123

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BARTOK - Violin Concertos

BARTOK
Violin Concertos
James Ehnes (Violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (Conductor)
Chandos CHAN10690

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BARTOK - Orchestral Masterpieces

BARTOK
The Orchestral Masterpieces
Sir Georg Solti (Conductor)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Decca 028947051626

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BEETHOVEN - Symphonies 5 & 6

BEETHOVEN
Symphonies 5 & 6
David Zinman (Conductor)
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
Arte Nova 723721077556

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BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 9

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Symphony No. 9
Christoph Von Dohnanyi (Conductor)
Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus
Telarc 089408012020

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BEETHOVEN - Missa Solemnis

BEETHOVEN
Missa Solemnis
John Eliot Gardiner (Conductor)
English Baroque Soloists
Monteverdi Choir
Archiv 429779

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BEETHOVEN - Violin Concerto

BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto
Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Jirí Belohlávek (Conductor)
Harmonia Mundi 901944
794881847525

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BEETHOVEN - Piano Sonatas (Complete)

BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonatas (Complete)
Paul Lewis (Piano)
Harmonia Mundi 794881915620

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BEETHOVEN - Complete Sonatas for Violin

BEETHOVEN
Complete Sonatas for Violin & Piano
Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Alexander Melnikov (Piano)
Harmonia Mundi 902025/27
794881923922

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BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 5

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 5
Hélčne Grimaud (Piano)
Vladimir Jurowski (Conductor)
Staatskapelle Dresden
DG 4776595

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BEETHOVEN - Quintet for Piano & Winds

BEETHOVEN
Quintet for Piano & Winds
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Stephen Hough (Piano)
Bis 7318590015520

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BEETHOVEN - Complete Symphonies

BEETHOVEN
The Nine Symphonies
Osmo Vänskä (Conductor)
Minnesota Orchestra
BIS SACD1825/26
7318591825265

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BERLIOZ - Harold en Italie

BERLIOZ
Harold en Italie
Sir Colin Davis (Conductor)
London Symphony Orchestra
LSO Live LSO0040

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BERNSTEIN - Mass - Leonard Bernstein

BERNSTEIN
Mass
Leonard Bernstein (Conductor)
Sony 074646308929

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BERNSTEIN - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

BERNSTEIN
Symphonic Dances from
West Side Story
New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein (Conductor)
Sony 827969272824

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BIZET - Carmen Suites - L'Arlésienne Suites - Symphony in C

BIZET
Carmen Suites
L'Arlésienne Suites
Symphony in C
Charles Dutoit (Conductor)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Decca 028947519027

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BRAHMS - A German Requiem

BRAHMS
A German Requiem
Otto Klemperer (Conductor)
Philharmonia Orchestra
EMI 5099996592526

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Havergal Brian - Gothic Symphony

BRIAN
The Gothic Symphony
Martyn Brabbins (Conductor)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2-Disc Set
Hyperion CDA67971/72
034571179711

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BRITTEN - War Requiem

BRITTEN
War Requiem
Benjamin Britten (Conductor)
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Decca 028947575115

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BRUCKNER - Symphonies 1-9

BRUCKNER
Symphonies 1-9
Eugen Jochum (Conductor)
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 028946981023

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Bruckner - Mass in F minor

BRUCKNER
Mass in F minor
Matthew Best (Conductor)
Corydon Singers
Helios CDH55332
034571153322

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Bruckner - Symphony No. 8

BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 8
Carlo Maria Giulini (Conductor)
Berlin Philharmonic
Testament SBT1436 (2CD)
749677143626

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CHOPIN - 21 Mazurkas

CHOPIN
21 Mazurkas
Vassily Primakov (Piano)
Bridge 9289
090404928925

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DEBUSSY - La Mer & Other Works

DEBUSSY
La Mer & Other Works
Charles Dutoit (Conductor)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Decca 4602172

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DVORAK - Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 - From the New World

DVORAK
Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9
"From the New World"
Rafael Kubelik (Conductor)
Berlin Philharmonic
DG 4474122

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Gesualdo - Madrigals

Gesualdo
Quinto Libro di Madrigali
La Venexiana
Glossa GCD920935
8424562209350

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GORECKI - Symphony No. 3

GORECKI
Symphony No. 3
(Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)
David Zinman (Conductor)
Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
London Sinfonietta - Nonesuch 79282

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GROFE - Grand Canyon Suite

GROFE
Grand Canyon Suite
Antal Dorati (Conductor)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Decca 4307122

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Hahn - Chamber Music

HAHN
Chamber Works
Room-Music
Helios CDH55379
034571153797

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Handel - Arias - Lieberson

HANDEL
Arias
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
AVIE AV0030
822252003024

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HAYDN - Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 & 8

HAYDN
Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 & 8
Hanover Band
Roy Goodman (Conductor)
Hyperion (Helios Series) CDH55112
034571151120

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KRENEK - Symphonic Elegy

KRENEK
Symphonic Elegy
Works for String Orchestra
Ernst Kovacic (Conductor)
Leopoldinum Orchestra
Capriccio 5033

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LINDBERG - The Baroque Trombone

LINDBERG
The Baroque Trombone
Christian Lindberg (Trombone)
Australian Chamber Orchestra
BIS CD1688
7318590016886

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LISZT - Piano Concertos 1 & 2

LISZT
Piano Concertos 1 & 2
Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Seiji Ozawa (Conductor)
DG 423571

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LORD - To Notice Such Things

LORD
To Notice Such Things
Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra
AVIE AV2190
822252219029

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MAHLER - Symphony No. 1

MAHLER
Symphony No. 1
Georg Solti (Conductor)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Decca 4758230

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MAHLER - Symphony No. 7

MAHLER
Symphony No. 7
Claudio Abbado (Conductor)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
DG 4455132

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MAHLER - Symphony No. 8

MAHLER
Symphony No. 8
Antoni Wit (Conductor)
Warsaw Ntl Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 8.550533/34

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MAHLER - Das Lied von der Erde

MAHLER
Das Lied von der Erde
Kathleen Ferrier (Contralto)
Julius Patzak (Tenor)
Bruno Walter (Conductor)
Vienna Philharmonic
Decca 4665762

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MARTINU - Violin Concerto No. 2

MARTINU
Violin Concerto No. 2
Isabelle Faust (Violin)
Jiri Belohlavekák (Conductor)
Harmonia Mundi 901951
794881868926

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Mendelssohn - Complete String Quartets

MENDELSSOHN
String Quartets (Complete)
Talich Quartet
3-Disc Set
Calliope CAL3311/13
794881758524

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MENDELSSOHN - Songs Without Words

MENDELSSOHN
Songs Without Words
Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
DG 4530612

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MENDELSSOHN - A Midsummer Night's Dream

MENDELSSOHN
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Seiji Ozawa (Conductor)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
DG 4398972

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MESSIAEN - The Organ Works

MESSIAEN
The Organ Works
Jennifer Bate (Organ)
Regis 6001

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MOZART - Sinfonia Concertante K.364 / Concertone

MOZART
Sinfonia Concertante K.364
Concertone
Itzhak Perlman/Pinchas Zukerman
Zubin Mehta (Conductor)
DG 415486

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MOZART - Clarinet Concerto - Clarinet Quintet

MOZART
Clarinet Concerto / Clarinet Quintet
Thea King (Basset Clarinet)
Jeffrey Tate (Conductor)
English Chamber Orchestra
Hyperion 034571161990

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NIELSEN - The Symphonies

NIELSEN
The Symphonies
Osmo Vänskä (Conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony
BIS CD1839/40
7318591839408

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PACHELBEL - Canon and other Baroque Favorites

PACHELBEL
Canon and other Baroque Favorites
Jean Francois Paillard
Chamber Orchestra
RCA 65468

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Rachmaninov - Etudes-Tableaux

RACHMANINOV
Etudes-Tableaux
Howard Shelley (Piano)
Helios CDH55403
034571154039

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RACHMANINOV - Piano Concertos 1 & 2

RACHMANINOV
Piano Concertos 1 & 2
Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Seiji Ozawa (Conductor)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
DG 4596432

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RAMEAU - Keyboard Pieces

RAMEAU
Keyboard Pieces
Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Harmonia Mundi 901754
794881650224

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RILEY - In C - Various Performers

RILEY
In C
Various Performers
Sony 884977039719

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RODRIGO - Concierto de Aranjuez

RODRIGO
Concierto de Aranjuez
Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
José Serebrier (Conductor)
New York Philharmonic
Teldec/Warner Classics 60296
825646029624

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ROTT - Symphony in E major

ROTT
Symphony in E major
Gerhard Samuel (Conductor)
Hyperion (Helios Series) CDH55140
034571151403

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RUTTER - Gloria - The Sacred Music of John Rutter

RUTTER
Gloria
The Sacred Music of John Rutter
The Cambridge Singers
Collegium CSCD515
040888051527

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SAVALL - Les Voix Humaines

SAVALL
Les Voix Humaines
Alia Vox AV9803

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Schubert - The Piano Sonatas

SCHUBERT
The Piano Sonatas
Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
7-Disc Set
Deutsche Grammophon
463766

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Schubert - Die schöne Müllerin

SCHUBERT
Die Schöne Müllerin
Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Harmonia Mundi
907519

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SCHUMANN - Complete Symphonies

SCHUMANN
Complete Symphonies (Mahler Edition)
Ricardo Chailly (Conductor)
Gewandhaus Orchestra
Decca 4780037

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Shostakovich - Complete String Quartets

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Complete String Quartets
Emerson String Quartet
Live Recordings 5-CD Set
Deutsche Grammophon 000638802

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Shostakovich - Complete Symphonies

SHOSTAKOVICH
Complete Symphonies
Rudolf Barshai (Cond)
WDR Sinfonieorchester
11-CD Brilliant 6324

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Simpson - Quartets 1 and 4

SIMPSON
String Quartets 1 and 4
Delmé String Quartet
Hyperion CDA66419
034571164199

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Simpson - Quartet 13 - Clarinet Quintet

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String Quartet No. 13
Clarinet Quintet
Delmé String Quartet
Hyperion CDA66905
034571169057

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Simpson - Quartets 14 and 15

SIMPSON
String Quartets 14 and 15
Vanbrugh String Quartet
Hyperion CDA66626
034571166261

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Simpson - Quartets 7 and 8

SIMPSON
String Quartets 7 and 8
Delmé String Quartet
Hyperion CDA66117
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Simpson - Quartet No. 9

SIMPSON
String Quartet No. 9
Delmé String Quartet
Hyperion CDA66127
034571161273

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Simpson - Quartet 12 - Quintet

SIMPSON
String Quartet No. 12
String Quintet
Coull String Quartet
Hyperion CDA66503
034571165035

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Simpson - Quartets 2 and 5

SIMPSON
String Quartets 2 and 5
Delmé String Quartet
Hyperion CDA66386
034571163864

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Stokowski - Conducts Russian Favorites

STOKOWSKI
Conducts Russian Favorites
Mussorgsky, Borodin, Gličre
Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov
Cala CACD0546
667549054620

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SUK - Asrael Symphony

SUK
Asrael Symphony
Claus Peter Flor (Conductor)
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS SACD1776
7318599917764

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TALLIS - Spem in Alium - Chapelle du Roi

TALLIS
Spem in Alium
Chapelle du Roi
Alistair Dixon (Director)
Brilliant 94005

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TALLIS SCHOLARS - The Essential Tallis Scholars

TALLIS SCHOLARS
The Essential Tallis Scholars
Gimell CDGIM201
755138120129

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Mass in G minor

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Mass in G minor
Corydon Singers
Matthew Best (Conductor)
Hyperion (Helios Series) CDH55220
034571152202

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Fantasias - The Lark Ascending

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Fantasias / The Lark Ascending
Neville Marriner (Conductor)
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Argo 414595

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RICHARD WAGNER - Die Meistersinger

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Die Meistersinger
Morris / Heppner
Metropolitan Opera
James Levine (Conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon
000345509

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