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Classical Music Reviews
Best Classical Music Of 2014,
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010,
2007, 2006, 2005,
2004, and 2002.
Critic: A lively debate over how modern performers can best approach early music.
The mono maven explains why even fervent audiophiles should be grabbing up pre-stereo
The Mono Maven Considers More Great Westminster LPs
The Mono Maven Surveying RCA Mono LPs
The Mono Maven considers the first recording of Benjamin Britten's opera,
The Turn of the Screw, and compares it with a stereo LP, a recent CD, and two DVDs, no less.
The mono maven considers an alternative to an audiophile stereo favorite.
The Mono Maven highlights more gems from the Decca - London
The Mono Maven Recommends More Decca-London Mono
The mono maven strides boldly into the stereo era, showcasing fine-sounding and affordable London Stereo Treasury LPs.
The Mono Maven Completes His Survey Of London Stereo Treasury Reissues On LP.
The Mono Maven Part 2 Of His Survey Of London Stereo Treasury Reissues On LP.
The Mono Maven Listens To Mercury Living Presence Vinyl LP Releases, Volume 1.
Late-Mono Gems From Lesser-Known Conductors
The Mono Maven begins a survey of Columbia sans Sony. Part 1
Maven: Mercury Living Presence, Vol. 2 Howard Hanson
The Mono Maven returns to explicate some fine stereo recordings from Central
The Mono (and Stereo too) Maven Describes More Excellent Recordings from the Hungaraton Label
The Mono Maven has returned to
Enjoy the Music.com with the first of three surveys of Big Band
Heritage Symphonic Series
An important and enjoyable collection of
chamber music treasures from American composers.
Music: Fine performances of modern clarinet-piano chamber music.
An American Requiem
by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra
American Works for Organ and Orchestra
Antheil: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; Jazz Symphony; piano pieces: Jazz Sonata, Can-Can, Sonatina, Death of Machines, Little Shimmy.
Martha Argerich Debut Recital
SACD Music Reviews
Dominick Argento Casa Guidi; Capriccio for Clarinet and Orchestra; In Praise of Music: Seven Songs for Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Concertos
Johann Sebastian Bach The French Suites
Three Approaches To Bach's Problematic Art Of Fugue
Bach B-Minor Mass
Zuill Bailey plays Bach's Cello Suites
Bach's Well Tempered Clavier.
Exciting period instrument performances of choral masterpieces by Bach
Bach Harpsichord Recital from Richard Egarr
J.S. Bach's Sonatas and Partiatas for Solo Violin by Alina
Johan Sebastian Bach Six Brandenburg Concertos
Bach Violin Concertos from Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque.
From Harmonia Mundi, a fabulous, great-sounding "chamber" presentation of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
American pianist Simone Dinnerstein
playes piano version of Bach's Goldbergs.
Two Approaches To Bach's English Suites
Baroque Music for Brass and Organ
Roundup: Harpsichordist David Cates Surveys A Handful Of Recent And Not-So-Recent Recordings Really Worth Your Attention.
Bartok Piano Concertos
Bartok's two violin concertos, magnificently performed in great sound.
Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle from Valery Gergiev
From Arkiv Music, a valuable Bartok reissue featuring Riccardo Chailly conducting the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Ludwig Von Beethoven Symphonies No. 1 in C Major, op. 21 and No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
Ludwig van Beethoven -
Nine Symphonies plus Coriolan, Egmont, and Prometheus Overtures
Ludwig van Beethoven The Five Piano Concertos
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 "Choral"
9th from San Francisco, Michael Tilson Thomas offers a magnificent, great-sounding Beethoven Ninth Symphony.
Ivan Fischer's breathtaking
Ludwig Von Beethoven Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
Beethoven's Violin Sonatas
/ San Francisco presents Beethoven warhorses in great performances in demo-quality sound.
Beethoven- Symphony No. 6, 'Pastoral' Liszt- Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 1, 2, 3 (orchestral versions) "Sounds of Nature"
Ludwig Van Beethoven String Quartets
Shallow Beethoven concertos in poor sound from virtuoso idol Lang Lang
Beethoven Sonatas in excellent sound from Angela
Beethoven Allegretto From Symphony
No. 7 Theme and Variations
Beethoven Egmont Overture, op. 84
British pianist Paul Lewis offers a subtle and penetrating traversal of Beethoven's complete piano sonatas, in excellent sound.
Orchestra performances of four Beethoven
Complete Beethoven concertos showcasing a brilliant new Australian
Beethoven from Arrau and
Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio
Artur Schnabel's incomparable Beethoven Piano Sonata cycle
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonatas And Opus 106
van Beethoven Bruno Walter's Eroica Classic records Reissued
Beethoven works for Cello and Piano Vol 2.
Piano Trios in E-Flat Major, Hess 47; D Major, Kinsky/Hahn Anhang 3; And E-Flat Major, Opus 63
Tab Benoit The Sea Saint Sessions
Fascinating pairing of Schoenberg and Berg works for strings.
Hector Berloiz Symphonie Fantastique Munch
Hector Berlioz (Various)
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 La Mort de Cleopatre - Scene Lyrique
Leonard Bernstein's first and last ballet
From San Francisco, the definitive recording of Bernstein's
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein's controversial
Bizet’s most ambitious piano composition.
Cello Suites and Folk Pieces by Ernest Bloch
Brahms, Serkin And More!
Johannes Brahms Handel Variations opus 24, Two Rhapsodies opus 79, Six Piano Pieces opus 118 and Four Piano Pieces opus 119 Murray
Brahms Third Piano
Competing recordings of the Brahms piano concertos, with a clear winner.
Two recordings of the Brahms German
Requiem: a studio recording from Telarc, and a concert performance inaugurating the new Boston Classics
Olga Kern tackles Brahms's demanding solo piano sets of Variations
Brahms Symphony Number 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Great Brahms Chamber Music (And There's More!).
Johannes Brahms piano concertos
Brahms Violin and Double Concertos from Repin and
Seven Fantasias, Opus 116; Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Handel, Opus 24
Superlative Musicianship in Brendel's Final
Brahms On LSO Live
Arthur Rubinstein's Brahms Solo Piano Music
Benjamin Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
"Britten's Orchestra" Benjamin Britten
From violinist James Ehnes, fine performances of Shostakovich, Britten and
Britten Cello Symphony; Cello Sonata With Zuill Bailey
Britten: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15
Cello Symphony, Op. 68, Cello Suite No. 1, Op 72
Concord Chamber Music Society Brubeck, Gandolfi And Foss.
Conductors Goodall and
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 7 In E Major
Historic Bruckner from Rafael Kubelik
Fine Stephen Hough renditions of Saint-Saens piano concertos in a well-priced Hyperion reissue CD.
Carlo Maria Guilini's Special Way with Bruckner
Buju Banton 'Till Shiloh
Interesting if flawed recitals from two piano
virtuosas, Kathia Buniatishivili and Helene Grimaud.
Marc-André Hamelin offers a dazzling collection of Busoni piano music.
Telarc's Cameron Carpenter
Recordings Volume 1
Carmen Suite; Concerto for Orchestra No. 1
Naughty Limericks; Concerto for Orchestra No. 2 The Chimes
A vibrant, exciting Carmen, live from the Metropolitain Opera.
Pianist Denis Matsuev The Carnegie Hall Recital
American composer Elliott Carter's complete piano
George W. Chadwick Orchestral Works from an Early Master
Shura Cherkassky The Complete HMV Stereo Recordings
Moves: A very appealing – musically and sonically – collection of contemporary brass music.
Chicago Pro Musica The Medinah Sessions
Classical CD Reissue
Music (15 Reviews)
The virtuoso violin of Ray
Chopin Sontat No. 3 Op. 58 In B Minor
Fiery Chopin Playing By Young Vassily
Brilliant middle-period Chopin from the great Maurizio Pollini
Frederic Chopin Solo Piano Works
Three Different Approaches To Chopin
Rubenstein's Definitive Chopin Sonatas In Brilliant Sound
The enterprising Cedille label presents chamber music
from five active composers.
Eiji Oue and the Minnesota Orchestra performs
Coplan Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring Suite
Aaron Copland Symphony No. 3
Billy the Kid (Suite)
Copland Via Harmonia
MTT-SFS present a challenging but rewarding disc of Copland and Charles Ives.
Fine interpretations of American composer John Corigliano’s solo and duo-piano works.
Keyboard Music (volume 2)
Interpretations of Francois
Tenor Ian Bostridge and Friends Explore the Songs of Noel Coward
Max Westler examines Claude Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun on EMI and
Music Between the Wars
Gergiev-LSO, and interpretive mixed bag on major scores by Debussy.
Dervish Decade and Midsummer's Night
Die Röhre - The Tube Glowing Baroque
Ernst von Dohnamyi Variations on a Nursery Tune
Don Quixote headlines a new Russian production from Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky
Brilliant Martinu and Engaging Dvorak Symphonies from Telarc
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95
From the New World; Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88.
Orchestral Favorites From Dvorak And Smetana, Arranged For Piano Duet
Dvorak symphonic and choral
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G major, op. 88
Charming Sixth Symphony
Zuill Bailey's Magnificient Dvorak Cello
Reviews (Thirteen Total)
Antonin Dvorak Cello Concerto In B minor, Op. 104
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70; Paul Hindemith: Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass, op.
Dvorak Quartet Death And The Maiden And Also American
A fresh new original Dvorak Eighth from Honeck and Pittsburgh.
The definitive New World Symphony?
Judith Edelman Drama
Eduardo Eguez The Lute Music of J.S.
Sir Colin Davis and the
LSO concert performances of familiar Elgar.
Engaging Contemporary Chamber Music from Chicago
Conductor Eugene Ormandy Humor
Fan Dances For Piano And Orchestra
A fine-sounding collection for flute lovers.
Fellow Traveler: The Complete Music for String Quartet
Fiddlers 4 Bruce Molsky, Michael Doucet, Darol
Gustave Dudamel leads an exciting, great-sounding survey of colorful Latin-American music.
Refreshing contemporary chamber music from Chicago group Fifth House Ensemble.
Music: Jazz at the Pawnshop, Hush! The Angels are Singing, and Patricia Barber Companion
Classic performances and unexpected rarities in Fleisher box set.
Frome: A Lyric Opera In Three Acts
Cesar Franck And Johannes
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra; Prelude No. 2 for Piano
Vittorio Giannini Piano Concert; Symphony No. 4 Gabriela
EMI Celebrates the Great '70s collaboration of Carlo Maria Giulini and the Chicago Symphony-and at Bargain
Giulini And The Philharmonia Orchestra In Treasurable Concert Performances
Giulini does Brahams and Mozart
Important remasterings of the recorded legacy of Carlo Maria Giulini with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Reinhold Gliere Symphony No. 3, Op. 42
The Many Manifestations Of Ilya Mourometz
Jerry Goldsmith Christus Apollo,
Music for Orchestra and Fireworks
Composer Oswaldo Golijov's striking St. Mark Passion, in both live-performance DVD and superb studio performance on
Interview with Bobby Gordon
Got Swing! Erich Kunzel & The Cincinnati Pops
Sony's huge career retrospective covers the pianist's performances of Arnold
Schoenberg playing Gould.
From Sony, a historically important reissue of Paul Hindemith's music played by the great Glenn Gould.
Percy Grainger Lincolnshire Posy (suite) and 12 other works for concert band
Grimaud and Zinman give us cultivated Gershwin and Ravel
Resonances- With Mozart, Berg, Liszt And Bartok By Pinaist Helene
Vittorio Grigòlo offers a fine recital of French operatic hits.
Piano virtuoso Marc-Andre Hamelin shows off his composing skills.
Getting A Handle On Handel
Handel organ concertos
Handel and Haydn keyboard music from Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt.
Early chamber music from Handel, in crisp performances with superb sound.
John Harbison And Stephen Hartke
Conductor Marin Alsop offers a fine-sounding new disc of symphonies from American composer Roy Harris.
Joseph Haydn 10 Piano Sonatas Marc-André Hamelin (2 CD Set)
Concerti in C Major, HobVlla:1' in G Major, HobVlla:4
A Great Performance Of Six Better-Known Haydn Quartets
Heifetz Playing the Rozsa Concerto for Violin and
Heifetz Playing the Bruch Concerto in G
Sony offers a chamber music treasure-chest of Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts.
Resolution Multi-Channel Digital Audio Music Reviews (26 total)
Attractive performances of Hindemith's works for viola and orchestra.
From Sony, a historically important reissue of Paul Hindemith's music played by the great Glenn Gould.
Definitive performances of Hindemith masterpieces in an older recording by Leonard Bernstein and the Israel Philharmonic.
Cedille, a fine collection of Paul Hindemith's chamber music for
Various Ho Ho Ho Spice
Rediscovered: Carnegie Hall Recital November 16, 1975
Hush! The Angels are
The Film Music of Gerry Goldsmith
Ofra Haza Greatest Hits
Heifetz Playing Bruch's Scottish
Gustav Holst's The Planets
Holst The Planets Fidelio Music FALP028 Two 180 gram LPs
Vladimir Horowitz: Behind the scenes notes for the Carnegie Hall set.
To The Violin Makers
Stephen Hough delivers a challenging and highly rewarding keyboard collection.
Sony gives us an invaluable career survey of Liszt by Vladimir Horowitz.
Violin Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 21, and 2, Op. 90;
Scènes de la Csárda Nos. 3, Op. 18, and 4, Op. 32
Stephen Hough In Recital
JVC XRCD Revisited for the
JVC XRCD Music Reviews (6 total)
Hyperion Knight Plays The NYC Primedia Show 2002
Hilary Hahn and Valentina Lisitsa offer brilliant performances of Charles Ives' four early violin sonatas.
Italian Baroque violin
Vivid contrasts in American music from Morlot and the Seattle
/ SFS present a challenging but rewarding disc of Copland and Charles Ives.
Paavo Järvi And Explore Stravinsky's More Intimate Side On PentaTone Classics
Kaufmann croons in tribute to tenor stars of 1920’s to 1930’s Berlin stage and screen.
Aaron Jay Kernis, well presented by Chicago's "summer orchestra."
Yolanda Kondonassis The Romantic Harp
An eclectic, adventurous program from The Knights.
Lagwagon Double Plaidinum
A treasurerable recital by the great mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt
Guillaume Lekeu Violin Sonata in G major And Maurice Ravel Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. Posthumous; Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major;
Lindberg Violin Concertos
Liszt Piano Sonata In B
Variable performances from two young virtuoso
pianists playing Liszt
A comparison of six great pianists' versions of the Liszt B minor Sonata.
JVC XRCD's Fritz Reiner and Chicago Symphony and Reference Recording's Eiji Oue and Minesota Orchestra by Gigi Krop
Magnolia - Music From The Motion Picture
Mahler's First And Sixth Symphonies
Mahler Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C Minor
Symphony No. 2 Resurrection
Symphony No. 2 Resurrection
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4 In G Major
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 3 In D Minor
Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra deliver possibly the finest Mahler First Symphony ever recorded.
Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra give us a wonderful Mahler Fourth.
Winning Mahler From Daniel Harding And Jonathan Knott
Gergiev - LSO tackle Mahler's Fourth
Mahler in-concert performances from Gergiev and the LSO. Symphonies No. 2 and No. 8
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bring their Mahler symphony cycle to a triumphant close with the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Symphonies.
Mahler from Bernard Haitink and the Chicago
The best Mahler Second of the digital
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 7 in E minor, San Francisco Symphony
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Titan"
Maria By The Orchestra La Scintilla With Adam Fischer
The most interpretively excellent complete Martinu symphonies available today.
Telarc offers classic and modern Hollywood scores from seafaring films.
The Complete Baroque Musician, Part 1
The Complete Baroque Musician, Part
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4
Warning - Mega Sound Effects
Mendelssohn Concerto for Piano No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
American Music For Piano Duo
French Songs by Soprano Patrice Michael
Milstein's Dvorak &
Modeste Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Various Operas From Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Marriage of Figaro
Symphony No. 39 and 40
Mozart piano music played on a replica of Mozart's piano.
The great Mozartian Sir Colin Davis delivers his best-ever recording of the Requiem.
Winning Mozart from a fiddling siblings Scott and Lara St. John.
Mozart Piano Concertos No 20 in D Minor, K.466 No 27 in B Flat Major, K.595
Clarinetist Jon Manasse Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem, K. 626
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Piano Concertos
Testament Presents The Young Amadeus Quartet Playing
Mozart and Witt Vinyl Goodies From Cisco Music
Robert Silverman's Mozart Piano Sonata Cycle
A definitive set of Carl Nielsen's symphonies
A Well Chosen Program Of Late Eighteenth-Century Opera Arias
Andreas Staier Plays Mozart On The Fortepiano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, The Abduction from the Seraglio
Charles Munch Conducting The Boston
Symphony: RCA Living Stereos On XRCD2
Pictures at an Exhibition
Pianist Steven Osborne gives us great-sounding, brilliant readings of Mussorgsky's Pictures.
Nielsen symphonies from Alan Gilbert and the New York
Brilliant, superb-sounding recordings of symphonies by the great Danish composer Carl Nielsen.
Nixon in China
Ocean Au pied, la mer
Opera Orgy in Eastern Europe
Carl Orff Carmina Burana London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Jan Kraybill offers a rich recital of French organ music to show off Kansas City’s new instrument.
Arias By Giovanni Pacini
For Four Hands
Carter Pann's The Piano’s 12 Sides; The Bills; The Cheese Grater—A Mean Two-Step; Your Touch With Joel Hastings on piano.
French Late-Romantic Composer Gabriel Pierné
Engaging, offbeat chamber music from
Rarely heard cello music by Hans Pfitzner, splendidly performed.
Poètes du piano Pascal
The First Symphony of obscure Russian composer Gavriil Popov, and Brahmsian juvenilia from
Portraits: Jennifer Koh (violin) with Carlos Kalmar conducting the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra Review By Joe Milicia
André Previn and His Pals
West Side Story
Prokofieff Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Prokofiev string quartets from the Pacifica
good-sounding prokofieff disc of Russian symphonic warhorses.
Prokofiev Symphonic Suite of Waltzes
Prokofiev Peter And The Wolf
concerto's from two young superstars.
Superstar Conductor and Pianist Have a Go at Prokofiev and Bartok Concertos.
Prokofiev's complete Romeo & Juliet ballet
Pianist Steven Osborne gives us great-sounding, brilliant readings
Russian Ballet Suites by Prokofiev, Khachaturian and
Pro Piano Records
Guilty Pleasures From Astor Piazzola
Giacomo Puccini Tosca
Cediile, a fine-sounding celebration of Pulitzer Prize-winning American compositions.
Purcell's Masterwork Dido and Aeneas
Rachmaninoff Symphony No.
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 Rhapsody On a Theme Of Paganini
Sergei Rachmaninoff Ten Preludes, Op. 23, Thirteen Preludes, Op. 32, Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2; Scherzo; Dances from Aleko
Disappointing Rachmaninoff concerto's from two young superstars.
Two formidable young virtuoso pianists tackle major
Rachmaninoff romantic warhorses, with mixed results.
Lang Lang Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, Vocalise and Etudes-Tableaux
Highly contrasting visions of Rachmaninoff; reference-quality playing and sound from Valentina Lisitsa, disappointment from Lang Lang.
Tharaud Plays Ravel's Complete Piano Music
Grimaud and Zinman give us cultivated Gershwin and Ravel concertos.
Ma Mere L'Oye
Stephen Osborne give us definitive performances and sound in Ravel's completer solo piano
And Chloe Ballet
Gergiev-LSO, and interpretive mixed bag on major scores by
Ravel Daphnis et
Excellent Mid-70s Ravel Reissued On
More Fine Ravel Reissued On
RCA Mono LPs
Disappointing Reger and Strauss from the normally superb Marc-Andre Hamelin.
Steve Reich's Challenging Commentary in Words, Music and Video
Reiner CSO/RCA Performances
Respighi Belkis, Queen of Sheba -
- Overtures and Dances
Richter-Munch Beethoven First Piano Concerto
Sviatoslav Richter's Legendary
Pictures at an Exhibition
From Istanbul, an unusual approach to Scheherazade.
Duo-pianists Pascal and Ami Roge offer a charming set of French piano music titled
Howard Hanson Symphony No. 2, Op. 30, "Romantic" & Others by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Winning performances of obscure but well-crafted Romantic piano concertos.
Flavors of Scotland and Normandy in Hyperion’s piano series.
The Romantic Violin Concerto - Volume 7 Arensky- Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Taneyev- Suite de concert, Op.
Ned Rorem Eleven Studies For Eleven Players
Rossini Famous Overtures
Royal Mezzo Barber Andromache's
Russian Audiophile Favorites From The '70s, Reissued In
Colorful Concert Showpieces From Film Composer Miklós Rózsa
Delightful waltzes and mazurkas from Mexico — who knew?
Piano Music of Salonen, Stucky, and Lutoslawski Gloria Cheng, piano Witold
Lutoslawski: Sonata for Piano Steven Stucky: Three Little Variations for David; Four Album Leaves Esa-PekkaSalonen- Yta II; Dichotomie; Three Preludes
Erik Satie Avant-Dernières Pensées
Charles Sawtelle Music from Rancho DeVille
Scary Music From Scary (Horror) Movies And Elsewhere
Revelatory Schoenberg and Sibelius Violin Concertos
Suite for Piano Opus 25; Six Little Piano Pieces Opus 19
Vibrant playing of Schubert’s late masterpieces from The Belcea Quartet.
Schumann Spanisches Liederspiel, Op.74; Minnespiel, Op. 101; Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138.
Symphony No. 1 And complete symphonies.
A treasurable DVD documentation of Leonard Bernstein’s wonderful command of the Schumann symphonies.
Bracing Schubert symphonies from conductor Jonathan
Unorthodox Formula One Approach to Early Schubert
Robert Schumann Das Paradies Und Die Peri, op.
Angela Hewitt plays Schumann.
Mitsuko Uchida's Passionate Schumann.
Robert Schumann String Quartet in A major, Op. 41 No. 3 & Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
Rosalyra Quartet Shostakovich
String Quartets Nos. 2 And 8
Powerful Shostakovich Symphonies from Oleg Caetani
from Bernard Haitink and the Chicago Symphony
Adventurous New Performances of Shostakovich Concertos.
Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartets 1-13
A brilliantly recorded and interpreted Shostakovich 10th Symphony on the bargain Naxos label.
Via Harmonia Mundi Release
Complete cycle of Shostakovich
symphonies icluding Symphony 14 and 13 Babi Yar
Shostakovich string quartets from the Pacifica Quartet.
Brilliant Shostakovich and Shchedrin Concertos from Marc-André Hamelin
Shostakovich Preludes and
Fugues Op 87
Schubert Ninth, Max Westler bids a not-so-fond farewell to the recordings of Sir Simon Rattle
Testament Presents The Young Amadeus Quartet Playing Schubert
Schubert Symphony Number Nine in C Major
A Fine William Schuman Symphony Cycle Is Completed
Alexander Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy
Robert Schumann Symphonies and Genoveva
Serkin, Brahms And More!
Shaham's Violin Concertos of the 1930's: Volume One
Contrasting visions of Shostakovich's great Eighth Symphony.
The Pacifica Quartet completes its Shostakovich series.
Shostakovich's first and last
Short Music For Short People
Dmitri Shostakovitch On SACD and Naxos CD
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, op.93
From Harmonia Mundi, great performances of well-known and less known Shostakovich, in demonstration-quality sound.
A great beginning for the Pacifica Quartet’s Shostakovich cycle.
Alexander Melnikov takes a run at the Shostakovich Preludes and
Jean Sibelius Symphonies No. 2 in D major, Op. 43; No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 Osmo Vanska conducting the Minnesota Orchestra
From Minnesota and noted Sibelian Osmo Vanska, great-sounding performances of the composer's First and Fourth symphonies.
Sibelius and Lindberg Violin Concertos
Cycle On Four CDs
symphonies in fine sound from Paavo Berglund
Sibelius Symphony No. 2, Tubin Symphony No. 5
Constantin Silvestri: The Icon Box: "His Complete EMI Recordings"
Sir Colin Davis Continues His LSO Live Sibelius Cycle
Serious Bass - An Interview with Mary Scully
The Silk Road Ensemble
A Two-CD compilation from the career of mezzo Cecilia
Telarc offers two attractive discs of Latin American guitar music.
The Soviet Experience, Volume 3: String Quartets by Dmitri
Spohr Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, op. 57
Winning performances of Stanfordf’s obscute romantic works for cello and orchestra.
Conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski Showcases Composer Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
A beautifully directed DVD showcasing the brilliance of pianist Grigory
Stopler Flute Music
Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) and Im Sommerwind
Richard Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20; Burleske in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra; Sinfonia Domnestica, Op. 53; Til Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks, Op. 28
From Reference Recordings, fine performances of Strauss blockbusters in wonderful recorded sound.
Stravinsky The Rite of
Stravinsky The Rite of
Spring (different version)
Ivan Fischer's Controversial New Rite Of Spring
Stravinsky scores from the
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring SACD
Pulcinella; Symphony in Three Movements; Four Etudes
Ear-opening "historically informed" live performances of Stravinsky masterpieces.
Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, op. 24
A fine-sounding live recording documenting a historically important performance of Josef Suk's too-little-known masterpiece.
Audio CD (SACD) Classical Music Reviews
Audio CD (SACD) Jazz Music Reviews
Super Bass 2
Symphony No. 2, 3, and 4
Taby Church Chamber Choir Hush! The Angels Are Singing
Daniele Gatti Conducts Two Tchaikowsky Warhorses
Tchaikovsky chamber music from an intriguing small
Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
The Ten Tenors
Here's To The Heroes
Twilight Of The Romantics by the Orion Ensemble
The Mono Maven on
Dorati's Definitive Swan Lake
The Mono Maven Surveys Complete Recordings Of Tchaikovsky's
Nutcracker And Sleeping Beauty Ballets
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Romeo and Juliet Overture
Peter llyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36
Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto In D, Op. 35
Great Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky from conductor Ferenc
Tchaikovsky Concerto for Piano No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Shostakovich from fast-rising conductor Vladimir Jurowski
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Ballet
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture DVD-Audio
1812 Overture SACD
From Testament, a treasurable documentation of the brilliant collaboration between Carlo Maria Giulini and the Berlin Philharmonic.
performance of familiar Tchaikovsky concertos by Steven Hough and Roy Chen.
good-sounding Tchaikovsky disc of Russian symphonic warhorses.
worldwide music from the Chicago Symphony
Telarc presents four important American composers' works of "honor and remembrance."
4: Three Reference Recordings
Micheal Tilson Thomas Keeping
Score Series Including Symphonie Fantastique, Symphony No. 5 and Holidays
Transformation: Stravinsky / Scarlatti / Brahms
Traversata Italian Music in America
Turina: Chamber Music for Strings and Piano
Mark Twain Original Soundtrack Recording
Lopez-Cobos Music of Turina and Debussy
DVD-Audio And SACD Discs
Various XRCD CD Discs
Invidious In Vienna My musical excursion though Vienna.
Romantic violin concertos from familiar (Vieuxtemps) and less familiar (David) 19th-century composers.
Fantasies: a stimulating variety of works under the "fantasy" banner
Virgins, Vixens and Viragos is a delightfully varied program from mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.
Vivaldi: Re-Creation And Desecration
Telarc, a brilliantly played and recorded
Vivaldi Four Seasons.
JVC XRCD's Fritz Reiner and Chicago Symphony and Reference Recording's Eiji Oue and Minesota Orchestra
Richard Wagner Die Walküre
Wagner's Die Walküre, Siegfried
Rienzi, Tannhäuser, Die Meistersinger and more!
Pascal ans Ami Roge
Wendy Warner Plays Popper & Piatigorsky
Sir Adrian & The Symphonies of Vaughan Williams
Ralph Vaughan Williams:
The Wasps: Aristophanic Suite; Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations
Michael Stern conducting the Kansas City Symphony
Exciting period instrument performances of choral masterpieces
Excellent CDs From Dorian And Testament Celebrate
15th, 16th And 17th-Century Music
A great-sounding recording of a symphony composed by legendary conductor Felix
West Of The Sun: Music Of The Americas
Telarc, a fine Vaughn Williams
A well-chosen retrospective on the career of film composer John Williams.
Benjamin Zander's Vibrant Mahler First Symphony & Songs of a Wayfarer
Want something off the beaten path? Try this bargain 3-CD set of music by Alexander von
Laurel Zucker & Mark Shapiro
The Dark Side of the Flute
Laurel Zucker & Sara Andon
The Complete W.F. Bach Flute Duos
Laurel Zucker & Mark Shapiro Master Music for Flute & Piano
First Edition Reissues Music Of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich