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Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas / Alfred Brendel
Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas / Alfred Brendel

10 CD / Philips / 2009-10-06

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor; Sonata for Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 2 no 2; Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3; Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 7; Sonat...
Performers: Brendel, Alfred [Piano]

The infamous Alfred Brendel is releasing Beethoven's complete piano sonatas - now available at a budget price in a capbox 10-cd box set. Brendel's recordings...continue...
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Beethoven: The Late String Quartets / Quartetto Italiano
Beethoven: The Late String Quartets / Quartetto Italiano

3 CD / Philips / 2007-10-09

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 12 in E flat major, Op. 127; Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131; Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130; Quartet for Strings ...
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"Originally issued on separate LPs in the late '60s, Quartetto Italiano's legendary recordings of Ludwig van Beethoven's late string quartets occupied a prestigious place in...continue...

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas no 28, 29 / Mitsuko Uchida
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas no 28, 29 / Mitsuko Uchida

1 CD / Philips / 2007-08-14

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101; Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier"
Performers: Uchida, Mitsuko [Piano]

In more recent years, Mitsuko Uchida has turned her attention to Beethoven. Her first disc of Beethoven piano sonatas earned great critical acclaim: "Anyone looking...continue...
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PHI B000941902
Richter The Master Volume 1 - Beethoven
Richter The Master Volume 1 - Beethoven

2 CD / Philips / 2007-05-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1; Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2; Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54; Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op....
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav

Richter's approach to music is best illustrated by the enormous range of his repertoire. In recital and on recordings he played everything from Bach to...continue...
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PHI B000794702
Richter The Master Volume 2 - Mozart
Richter The Master Volume 2 - Mozart

2 CD / Philips / 2007-05-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano no 2 in F major, K. 280 (K. 189e); Sonata for Piano no 13 in B flat major, K. 333 (K. 315c); Sonata for Piano no 5 in G major, K. 283 (K. 189h); Sonata for P...
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav

Richter's approach to music is best illustrated by the enormous range of his repertoire. In recital and on recordings he played everything from Bach to...continue...
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PHI B000794802
Alfred Brendel - Live and Radio Performances 1968-2001
Alfred Brendel - Live and Radio Performances 1968-2001

2 CD / Philips / 2007-04-10

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120; Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101; Frédéric Chopin: Andante spianato et Grand polonaise ...
Performers: Brendel, Alfred [Piano]

"According to Brendel's booklet notes, these performances 'reproduce my musical intentions more faithfully and immediately than did the perhaps more 'impeccable' studio recordings of these...continue...
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas / Alfred Brendel
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas / Alfred Brendel

1 CD / Philips / 2006-07-04

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"; Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"; Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"; S...
Performers: Brendel, Alfred [Piano]

"There is wonderful playing here, inspired by insight and qualities of intellectual inquiry and rigor... but you wouldn't expect anything less from Alfred Brendel, would...continue...
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Portrait - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Portrait - Dmitri Hvorostovsky

2 CD / Philips / 2006-05-16

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Il Trovatore; Don Carlos; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Gaetano Donizetti: L' elisir d'amore, opera; Lucia di Lammermoor; Don Pasquale; Vincenzo Bellini: I ...
Performers: Arkadiev, Mikhail; Boshniakovich, Oleg; Hvorostovsky, Dmitri
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery; Marin, Ion; Marriner, Sir Neville; Skripka, Sergei; Kalinin, Nikolai; Korniev, Nikolai
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Kirov Theater Orchestra; Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; St. Petersburg Chamber Choir; The Chorus O...

Dmitri Hvorostovksy is one of the leading representatives of a generation of Russian singers who, unlike their immediate predecessors, have able to establish themselves as...continue...
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Mozart: Piano Concertos K 414, K 453 / Brendel, Mackerras
Mozart: Piano Concertos K 414, K 453 / Brendel, Mackerras

1 CD / Philips / 2006-05-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 12 in A major, K 414 (385p); Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453
Performers: Brendel, Alfred [Piano]
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

"Brendel is exceptional among musicians for the selflessness with which he plays. He has a wonderful grasp of each piece, of the way it develops...continue...

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op 109, 110, 111 / Mitsuko Uchida
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op 109, 110, 111 / Mitsuko Uchida

1 CD / Philips / 2006-04-25

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109; Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110; Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Performers: Uchida, Mitsuko [Piano]

Mitsuko Uchida is increasingly fascinated by the music of Beethoven and feels that the time is right to record these cornerstones of the piano repertory-...continue...
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Collectors Edition - Mozart: Piano Concertos / Uchida, Tate
Collectors Edition - Mozart: Piano Concertos / Uchida, Tate

8 CD / Philips / 2006-04-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 5 in D major, K 175; Concerto for Piano no 6 in B flat major, K 238; Concerto for Piano no 8 in C major, K 246 "Lützow"; Concerto for Piano no 11 i...
Performers: Uchida, Mitsuko [Piano]
Conductors: Tate, Jeffrey
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra

This is Mitsuko Uchida's definitive recording of the great Mozart piano concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra under Jeffrey Tate. A fine companion to the...continue...

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PHI B000623602
The Mozart Collection - Vesperes solemnes de confessore, etc
The Mozart Collection - Vesperes solemnes de confessore, etc

1 CD / Philips / 2006-02-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Laudate Dominum; Kyrie in D minor, K 341 (368a); Ave verum corpus; Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a)
Performers: Constable, John [Keyboards]; Davies, Ryland; Howell, Gwynne; Te Kanawa, Kiri, Dame [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra

"This disc could hardly present a more delightful collection of Mozart choral music... ranging from the early soprano cantata, Exsultate Jubilate, with its famous setting...continue...
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, etc / Alfred Brendel, et al
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, etc / Alfred Brendel, et al

2 CD / Philips / 2006-01-10

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelles (6) for piano, Op. 126; Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109; Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Sonata for...
Performers: Brendel, Alfred [Piano]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Sir Simon Rattle

Brendel provides a thoughtful, sensitive reading of the E major sonata, Op. 109..." - Penguin Guide "In the private world of the Fourth Concerto, where...continue...
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Haydn: 4 Piano Sonatas;  Mozart / Alfred Brendel
Haydn: 4 Piano Sonatas; Mozart / Alfred Brendel

2 CD / Philips / 2006-01-10

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 53 in E minor, H 16 no 34; Keyboard Sonata in G major, H. 16/40; Sonata for Keyboard no 56 in D major, H 16 no 42; Sonata for Keyboard no 62 in E flat major...
Performers: Brendel, Alfred [Piano]
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Mackerras, Charles

"[Brendel's] playing throughout is of real distinction, aristocratic without being aloof, concentrated with being too intense. Everything is cleanly articulated and finely characterized. He is...continue...
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The Jessye Norman Collection - A Christmas Collection
The Jessye Norman Collection - A Christmas Collection

2 CD / Philips / 2005-11-08

Works: Christmas Traditional: O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol; Unto Us Is Born A Son (Puer nobis nascitur; Piae Cantiones, 1582); Good Christian Men, Rejoice (a.k.a. "All Christians N...
Performers: Cutler, Sara; Hancock, Gerre; Huff, Harry; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]; Smith, Timothy Edward
Conductors: DeCormier, Robert; Robertson, David
Ensemble: ; Empire Chamber Ensemble
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PHI B000550802
Jessye Norman Collection - Live at Hohenems & Salzburg
Jessye Norman Collection - Live at Hohenems & Salzburg

2 CD / Philips / 2005-11-08

Works: Recorded Sound: Applause; George Frederick Handel: Dank Sei Dir, Herr (spurious); Rinaldo; Robert Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39; Franz Schubert: Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1; Auf dem See, D 543; ...
Performers: Levine, James; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]; Parsons, Geoffrey

Personnel: James Levine (piano).

Recording information: New York, NY (06/1987-04/1990); Schubertiade, Hohenems Festival, Feldkirch, Austria (06/1987-04/1990)....continue...
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The Mozart Collection - Piano Sonatas 8, 11, 12 / Uchida
The Mozart Collection - Piano Sonatas 8, 11, 12 / Uchida

1 CD / Philips / 2005-11-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i); Piano Sonata, K. 332; Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g); Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d)
Performers: Uchida, Mitsuko [Piano]

"playing of consistently fine sense and sound musicianship. - Penguin Guide...continue...
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Collectors Edition - Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Uchida
Collectors Edition - Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Uchida

3 CD / Philips / 2005-10-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19; Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. ...
Performers: Uchida, Mitsuko [Piano]
Conductors: Sanderling, Kurt
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

This is an outstanding value on three budget price CDs! Mitsuko Uchida, best known for her superlative performances of the music of Mozart and Schubert,...continue...
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PHI B000531002
Carlos Kleiber/Bayerisches Staatsorchester / The Legend [5 DVD Box Set]
Carlos Kleiber/Bayerisches Staatsorchester / The Legend [5 DVD Box Set]

5 DVD Video / Philips / 2005-10-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92; Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz"; ...
Conductors: Kleiber, Carlos
Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
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PHI B000529409
Mozart: Sonatas for Piano & Violin / Uchida, Steinberg
Mozart: Sonatas for Piano & Violin / Uchida, Steinberg

1 CD / Philips / 2005-03-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major, K 377 (374e); Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major, K 303 (293c); Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, K 304 (300c); Sonata for v...
Performers: Steinberg, Mark; Uchida, Mitsuko [Piano]

"...Steinberg and Uchida have established an astonishingly sensitive collaboration... Steinberg's playing was as alert as Uchida's. He employed every shade of vibrato to characterize different...continue...
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PHI B000411502
Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano & Cello / Brendel, et al
Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano & Cello / Brendel, et al

2 CD / Philips / 2005-02-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 5 no 2; Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1; Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69; Variations ...
Performers: Brendel, Adrian; Brendel, Alfred [Piano]

"I cannot recall the slow movement sounding more hauntingly beautiful, Adrian's Stradivarius pouring forth such abundant sound. And for once, the final fugue, played so...continue...
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Beethoven: Symphonies 4, 7 / Kleiber/Concertgebouw Orchestra [DVD]
Beethoven: Symphonies 4, 7 / Kleiber/Concertgebouw Orchestra [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Philips / 2005-01-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60; Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
Conductors: Kleiber, Carlos
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

"An expert art restorer who clears away centuries of grime to reveal a painting in its pristine glory. Kleiber... strips away the varnish from some...continue...
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PHI B000388009
Brahms: Symphony No. 2; Mozart: Symphony No. 36 / Kleiber/Vienna PO [DVD]
Brahms: Symphony No. 2; Mozart: Symphony No. 36 / Kleiber/Vienna PO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Philips / 2005-01-11

Works: Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz"
Conductors: Kleiber, Carlos
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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The Rosette Collection - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride
The Rosette Collection - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride

2 CD / Philips / 2004-09-14

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Performers: Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Alliot-Lugaz, Colette; Argenta, Nancy; Armstrong, Jane; Borst, Danielle; Boulin, Sophie; Flowers, Suzanne; Hall, Carol; Houghton, Lucinda; Jenkin, Nicola [Sop...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir

Gardiner's electrifying recording is a revelation - a dramatically paced performance of an opera that is compact and concentrated in this telling of a classical...continue...
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Orff: Carmina Burana; Beethoven: Symphony 9 / Battle, Ozawa/Berlin PO [DVD]
Orff: Carmina Burana; Beethoven: Symphony 9 / Battle, Ozawa/Berlin PO [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Philips / 2004-06-15

Works: Carl Orff: Carmina burana; Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Battle, Kathleen; Dever, Barbara; Groves, Paul; Hawlata, Franz; Lopardo, Frank; Schwanewilms, Anne
Conductors: Ozawa, Seiji
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saito Kinen Orchestra; Shinyukai Choir; Tokyo Opera Singers

This DVD presents Seiji Ozawa conducting two great choral masterpieces, beloved by audiences around the world. Orff's Carmina Burana, boisterous and lyrical, sets medieval songs...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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PHI B000250409
Trio - Le nozze di Figaro / Davis, Ganzarolli, Freni, et al
Trio - Le nozze di Figaro / Davis, Ganzarolli, Freni, et al

3 CD / Philips / 2004-06-15

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
Performers: Casula, Maria; Clarke, Christina; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Ganzarolli, Wladimiro; Grant, Clifford; Hudson, Paul; Lennox, David; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; N...
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Chorus

This is a truly classic recording of Mozart's most popular opera with Jessye Norman and Sir Colin Davis....continue...
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PHI B000254002
Mozart: The Piano Sonatas / Mitsuko Uchida
Mozart: The Piano Sonatas / Mitsuko Uchida

5 CD / Philips / 2003-10-28

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, K. 279 (K. 189d); Sonata for Piano no 2 in F major, K. 280 (K. 189e); Sonata for Piano no 3 in B flat major, K. 281 (K.189f); Sonata for Pia...
Performers: Uchida, Mitsuko [Piano]
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Sacred Arias (CD & DVD Special Edition) / Andrea Bocelli
Sacred Arias (CD & DVD Special Edition) / Andrea Bocelli

2 CD / Philips / 2003-10-14

Works: Giulio Caccini: Ave Maria; Steven Mercurio: Sancta Maria (based on the Intermezzo from Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana); Charles Gounod: Ave Maria; Franz Schubert: Ave Maria; Lullaby; César Fran...
Performers: Bocelli, Andrea
Conductors: Chung, Myung-Whun

This album is also available on VHS.

This limited edition package includes the SACRED ARIAS DVD, an enhanced CD with the original SACRED ARIAS music plus 2 bonus tracks, a 14 photo picture gall...continue...
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Trio - Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos / Brendel, et al
Trio - Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos / Brendel, et al

3 CD / Philips / 2002-06-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19; Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. ...
Performers: Brendel, Alfred [Piano]
Conductors: Levine, James; Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir

"Brendel's mastery and highly individual imagination are never in doubt." -Penguin Guide...continue...
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Trio - Mozart: Complete String Quintets / Gérecz, et al
Trio - Mozart: Complete String Quintets / Gérecz, et al

3 CD / Philips / 2002-06-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello no 1 in B flat major ("String Quintet no 1"), K. 174; Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello no 2 in C minor ("String Quintet no 2"),...
Performers: Gerecz, Arpad; Lesueur, Max
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Ensemble: Grumiaux Trio

"This recording of the quintets was last seen in the Mozart Edition. They have always been smooth, tidy, elegant performance - ideal for Mozart. They...continue...

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Beethoven: String Quartets Op 59, Op 74 / Takács Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartets Op 59, Op 74 / Takács Quartet

2 CD / Philips / 2002-05-14

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 7 in F major, Op. 59 no 1 "Razumovsky"; Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 "Harp"; Quartet for Strings no 8 in E minor, Op. 59 no 2 "Razumo...
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Ensemble: Takács String Quartet

The Takacs Quartet thrilled the critics with their Bartok quartet cycle released in 1998. The set won a Gramophone Award and was nominated for a...continue...

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Adagio / Alfred Brendel
Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Adagio / Alfred Brendel

1 CD / Philips / 2001-10-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata, K. 332; Sonata for Piano no 13 in B flat major, K. 333 (K. 315c); Sonata for Piano no 14 in C minor, K 457; Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
Performers: Brendel, Alfred [Piano]

"...[Brendel's] performance of the Sonata is by turns thrillingly dramatic and warmly lyrical, and it would be hard to imagine a more satisfying account of...continue...
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Beethoven: Sonatas for Piano and Violin / Oistrakh, Oborin
Beethoven: Sonatas for Piano and Violin / Oistrakh, Oborin

4 CD / Philips / 2001-10-09

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 12 no 1; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 12; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 12 no 3; Son...
Performers: Oborin, Lev; Oistrakh, David [Conductor]

"Music making from another age, unhurried, humane and of supreme integrity." -Penguin Guide "...The brilliance and eventfulness of their collaboration invoke the joy of fresh...continue...
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Beethoven: Piano Trios / Beaux Arts Trio
Beethoven: Piano Trios / Beaux Arts Trio

5 CD / Philips / 2001-10-09

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 1 no 1; Trio for Piano and Strings in G major, Op. 1/2; Trio for Piano and Strings no 8 in B flat major, WoO 39; Trio for Pi...
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Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio

"To welcome these masterful performances back to the catalogue with anything less than resounding endorsement would be disingenuous. Beethoven's trios have always been central to...continue...
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Haydn: The Complete String Quartets / Angeles String Quartet
Haydn: The Complete String Quartets / Angeles String Quartet

21 CD / Philips / 2001-05-15

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 1 no "0"/H 2 no 6; Quartet for Strings in B flat major, Op. 1 no 1 "La Chasse"; Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 1 no 2/H 3 no 2; ...
Performers: Dembow, Brian; Erdody, Stephen [Cello]; Lenski, Kathleen [Violin]; Miller, Steven [Violin]; Parkins, Sarah

"The Angeles String Quartet's playing - technically sleek but expressively involved - has produced what is easily the finest complete set of the Haydn quartets...continue...

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Philips 50 - Beethoven, Liszt: Piano Concertos / Richter
Philips 50 - Beethoven, Liszt: Piano Concertos / Richter

1 CD / Philips / 2001-05-08

Works: Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124; Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 14 no 2; Sonata for Piano no 19 in...
Performers: Richter, Sviatoslav
Conductors: Kondrashin, Kirill
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

"A bargain in a million... The concertos (from 1961) are strong, clear-headed, brilliantly executed and superbly accompanied... (Richter's) pianissimos are rapt, his running passages crystal-clear...continue...

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Eloquence - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 & 5 /Arrau, et al
Eloquence - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 & 5 /Arrau, et al

1 CD / Philips / 2001-04-10

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
Performers: Arrau, Claudio [Piano]
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

"...[Arrau's] rhetorical and expansive statement of the cadenzalike flourish at the beginning of the "Emperor" augurs for a performance that will be more pompous than...continue...
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Philips 50 - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 / Arrau, et al
Philips 50 - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 / Arrau, et al

1 CD / Philips / 2001-03-13

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
Performers: Arrau, Claudio [Piano]
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle

"The...performance is... touched with a host of fresh insights conveyed in phrasing and tone-colouring of a rare and settled beauty..." -Gramophone. "...it was in Beethoven...continue...

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PHI 464681
Adagios for After Hours - The Relaxing Way to End your day
Adagios for After Hours - The Relaxing Way to End your day

1 CD / Philips / 2000-10-10

Works: Claude Debussy: Petite suite for Piano 4 hands; Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque); Poèmes (7) de Banville; Erik Satie: Gnossienne no 1; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma...
Performers: Arrau, Claudio [Piano]; Holliger, Heinz [Oboe/Conductor]; Kocsis, Zoltan [Piano]; Leister, Karl; Romero, Celin; Uchida, Mitsuko [Piano]
Conductors: Paray, Paul; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ansermet, Ernest; Serafin, Tullio; Haitink, Bernard; Brown, Iona; Tate, Jeffrey; Garatti, Maria Teresa; Leppard, Raymond
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; I Musici; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra; Suisse Romande Orchestra
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PHI 2894680662
Mozart: The Great Serenades / Sir Neville Marriner, ASMF
Mozart: The Great Serenades / Sir Neville Marriner, ASMF

2 CD / Philips / 2000-01-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade no 6 in D major, K 239 "Serenata notturna"; March for orchestra in D major ("Haffner"), K. 249; Serenade no 7 in D major, K 250 (248b) "Haffner"; Eine Kleine Nachtmu...
Performers: Brown, Iona [Conductor/Violin]; Koster, Raymund; Laird, Michael; Latchem, Malcolm; Shingles, Stephen
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

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PHI 464022
Famous Classical Trumpet Concertos - Albinoni, Haydn, et al
Famous Classical Trumpet Concertos - Albinoni, Haydn, et al

2 CD / Philips / 2000-01-11

Works: Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, S 49/WoO 1; Johann Wilhelm Hertel: Concerto for Trumpet in D; Concerto for Trumpet no 1 in E flat major; Johann Stamitz: Concerto for Trum...
Performers: Hardenberger, Hakan [Trumpet]; Preston, Simon [Conductor/Composer]
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Howarth, Elgar
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PHI 2894640282
Sacred Arias / Andrea Bocelli
Sacred Arias / Andrea Bocelli

1 CD / Philips / 1999-11-09

Works: Giulio Caccini: Ave Maria; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Charles Gounod: Ave Maria; Franz Schubert: Ave Maria; Lullaby; César Franck: Panis angelicus; Gioac...
Performers: Bocelli, Andrea
Conductors: Chung, Myung-Whun

This album is also available on VHS.

This limited edition package includes the SACRED ARIAS DVD, an enhanced CD with the original SACRED ARIAS music plus 2 bonus tracks, a 14 photo picture gall...continue...
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PHI 2894626002
Mozart: Piano Concertos no 20 & 24 / Alfred Brendel, et al
Mozart: Piano Concertos no 20 & 24 / Alfred Brendel, et al

1 CD / Philips / 1999-11-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466; Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491
Performers: Brendel, Alfred [Piano]
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

"This is an altogether compelling performance, with an intense, if melancholic view of the opening Allegro; and a delightfully lilting account of the central Romance...No...continue...
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Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos / Brendel, Rattle, Vienna PO
Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos / Brendel, Rattle, Vienna PO

3 CD / Philips / 1999-04-06

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19; Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. ...
Performers: Brendel, Alfred [Piano]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

"(Brendel's) technical resources have not been dulled by time, and his sound is if anything richer and more colorful than it used to be. ...it...continue...
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Mozart: The Great Violin Sonatas Vol 2 / Szeryng, Haebler
Mozart: The Great Violin Sonatas Vol 2 / Szeryng, Haebler

2 CD / Philips / 1999-03-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento for String Quartet in D major, K 136 (125a); Sonata for violin & piano no 27 in G major, K. 379 (K. 373a); Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, K 380 (37...
Performers: Haebler, Ingrid; Szeryng, Henryk [Violin]
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PHI 2894623032
André Rieu - Romantic Moments
André Rieu - Romantic Moments

1 CD / Philips / 1999-02-02

Works: Nino Rota: Romeo and Juliet, film score; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"; Richard Heuberger: Der Opernball; Frédéric Chopin: Etude ...
Performers: Cordewener, Arthur; Huijts, Jo; Konings, Manoe; Ramaekers, Teun; Rieu, André

ROMANTIC MOMENTS is the ideal CD for a romantic dinner or glass of wine with a friend. Familiar melodies come back like old friends, and a slightly over-resonant production makes André Rieu's sou...continue...
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PHI 3145579142
Angelic Voices: The Best of the Vienna Boys' Choir - Works by Bach, Faure, Gruber and Handel
Angelic Voices: The Best of the Vienna Boys' Choir - Works by Bach, Faure, Gruber and Handel

1 CD / Philips / 1999-01-12

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave verum corpus; Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a); Felix Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer; Georg...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel; Gindlhumer, Gottfried; Gormley, Michael G.; Halbartschlager, Alfred; Marschik, Peter [Conductor]; Ortner, Roman; Rainer, Ingomar; Schmidinger, Benjamin; Stangelberger, George; Vi...
Conductors: Harrer, Uwe Christian; Marschik, Peter
Ensemble: Chorus Viennensis; Vienna Boys' Choir; Vienna Chamber Orchestra; Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Vienna Volksoper Chamber Orchestra

Personnel: Benjamin Schmidinger, Max Emanuel Cencic (soprano); Gottfried Gindlhumer (trumpet); Peter Marschik , Roman Ortner (piano); Mike Gormley, Ingomar Rainer, Georg Stangelberger, Alfred Halbarts...continue...
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Mozart for Morning Meditation
Mozart for Morning Meditation

1 CD / Philips / 1998-08-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Gran Partita; Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581; Concerto for Piano no 12 in A major, K 414 (385p); Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 4 in G minor...
Performers: Czako, Eva; Gérecz, Arpad; Giuranna, Bruno; Grumiaux, Arthur [Violin]; Janzer, Georges; Leister, Karl; Lesueur, Max; Meyer, Sabine [Clarinet]; Pelliccia, Arrigo; Previn, Andre [Conductor/Piano...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; ; Tate, Jeffrey; Previn, Andre; Davis, Colin
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Beaux Arts Trio; English Chamber Orchestra; Hagen Quartett; London Symphony Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

If it's true that prolonged exposure to Mozart can raise your child's SAT scores, then stashing this CD in the nursery may cut down on their therapy bills somewhere down the road. Grace is an ever-pr...continue...
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Mozart: The Great Violin Sonatas Vol 1 / Szeryng, Haebler
Mozart: The Great Violin Sonatas Vol 1 / Szeryng, Haebler

2 CD / Philips / 1998-06-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131; Divertimento for Oboe, 2 Horns and Strings no 11 in D major, K 251; Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, K ...
Performers: Haebler, Ingrid; Szeryng, Henryk [Violin]
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PHI 462185
Mozart for Monday Mornings
Mozart for Monday Mornings

1 CD / Philips / 1998-04-14

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La finta giardiniera, K 196; Symphony no 27 in G major, K 199 (161b); Sonata for violin & piano no 22 in A major, K. 305 (K. 293d); Symphony no 26 in E flat major, K 184 (161...
Performers: Grumiaux, Arthur [Violin]; Klien, Walter [Piano]; Uchida, Mitsuko [Piano]
Conductors: Hager, Leopold; Marriner, Sir Neville; Haitink, Bernard; Gardiner, John Eliot; Tate, Jeffrey
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; English Baroque Soloists; English Chamber Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra (Chamber orchestra); London Philharmonic Orchestra; Quartetto Italiano; Salzburg Mo...
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