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  • Isaac Albéniz

    The Magic Opal Suite. Prelude

    Music Arranger: Joan Trayter. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia (Cantata No 42, 'Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats')

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Director: Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • Bach; Vivaldi - Overtures; Sinfonias; Concertos.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise, Op 34 No 14

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Alex Grynyuk.
    • DG.
  • Gerald Finzi

    God is gone up

    Performer: Asher Oliver. Choir: The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge. Ensemble: Trinity Brass Ensemble. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • HYPERION.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Scherzo-valse (Suite pastorale)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Chabrier: Espana: Wiener Philharmoniker, John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Songs of Travel: The Infinite Shining Heavens

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Christopher Maltman.
    • Hyperion.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in A major, K 386

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Ensemble: Camerata Academica of Salzburg Mozarteum.
    • Mozart – Piano Concertos K246 & K413.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Oskar Nedbal

    Valse triste

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Václav Neumann.
    • SUPRAPHON.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Trio in B flat major, D 471

    Ensemble: Trio Zimmermann.
    • Trio Zimmermann plays Mozart’s Divertimento.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in A major, Op 118 No 2

    Performer: Andreas Ottensamer. Performer: Yuja Wang. Music Arranger: Nicolai Popov.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Songs of Travel: The Infinite Shining Heavens

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Christopher Maltman.
    • Hyperion.
  • John Dowland

    Mr Bucton his Galliard and The Earl of Essex Galliard

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • John Dowland, Lachrimae or Seven Tears.
    • LINN.
    • 13.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Spring

    Music Arranger: Max Richter. Performer: Daniel Hope. Ensemble: Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin. Conductor: André de Ridder.
    • Recomposed by Max Richter.
    • Deutsche Grammmophon.
    • 1-4.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Humoreske

    Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
    • French Music for Winds.
    • WARNER.
    • 7.
  • Eriks Esenvalds

    Stars

    Choir: VOCES8.
    • Lux.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter Grimes)

    Performer: Jon Vickers. Orchestra: Royal Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Philips.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The heavens are telling the glory of God (The Creation)

    Singer: Sarah Tynan. Singer: Jeremy Ovenden. Singer: Matthew Brook. Orchestra: Handel and Haydn Society. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Haydn: The Creation.
    • CORO.
    • 14.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Symphony in E major, 'Irish' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Sullivan: Symphony in E major 'Irish': BBC Phil/Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Gigue, Op 135 No 6 (Six Studies for Piano Left Hand)

    Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Saint-Saens: The complete etudes: Piers Lane.
    • Hyperion.
    • 21.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Czech suite Op.39 (Finale)

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances etc.: RPO/Detroit SO/Dorati.
    • Decca.
    • 13.

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