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Most Relaxing Piano Album in the World Ever
Most Relaxing Piano Album in the World Ever

Warner Classics, 2001


East of Melancholy
Tara Kamangar, Aram Khachaturian, ...

Naxos of America, Inc., 2014


Shostakovich: The String Quartets
Dmitry Shostakovich, Emerson String Quartet

Deutsche Grammophon, 2006

While his symphonies were subjected to scrutiny and censure by the suffocating Soviet government, the string quartets were chamber pieces into which he felt free to pour all his sadness, anger and boldest musical ideas. They are some of the most passionate, deeply affecting works in the classical canon, and these Emerson Quartet performances have won universal acclaim for their virtuosity and emotional power. Includes all 15 quartets on 5 CDs.


Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9
Dmitri Shostakovich, Bernard Haitink, ...

Decca, 2000



Shostakovich: Symphony No.14
Dimitri Shostakovich, Vasily Petrenko, ...

Naxos, 2014

At its June 1969 premiere, Shostakovich described his Symphony No. 14as a fight for the liberation of humanity...a great protest against death, a reminder to live ones life honestly, decently, nobly... Originally intending to write an oratorio, Shostakovich set eleven poems on the theme of mortality, and in particular early or unjust death, for two solo singers accompanied by strings and percussion. This is the penultimate release in Vasily ...


Essential Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma

Sony, 2005

Time and time again, Yo-Yo Ma has captivated audiences with his stunning masterpieces and truly awe-inspiring performances. The Essential Yo-Yo Ma 2-Disc set includes 35 of Yo-Yo Ma's greatest masterpieces ranging from The Swan from Carnival of the Animals, Cristal, Gabriel's Oboe and even the epic The Eternal Vow from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Sony Classics. 2005.


At the Movies
Andre Rieu

Denon Records, 2004

Throw in some popcorn and grab a seat, because Andre Rieu is inviting YOU to the movies! The master violinist and his wonderful orchestra perform iconic movie themes with a classical twist.


Tchaikovsky at Tea Time
P.I. Tchaikovsky

Philips, 1996


Martha Argerich and Friends Live at the Lugano Festival 2013
Sergei Rachmaninov, Claude Debussy, ...

Warner Classics, 2014

Warner Classics is pleased to release the 11th annual 3-CD set of highlights from Martha Argerich in Lugano. Martha Argerich’s passion, technical virtuosity, temperament, commitment, and supreme artistry have illuminated the music world and left audiences spellbound since she won the 1964 International Chopin Competition. This set celebrates the musical fruits of a project in which young artists join seasoned performers, including Martha ...


The 50 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music
Liszt, Tchaikovsky, ...

X5 Music Group, 2012

Some of the great classical composers have a dark side and while perhaps hidden in their personal lives, it comes alive in their music. There exists a rich variety of gloomy numbers from the darker regions: Beethoven's 5th, the gothic blueprint of Orff's Carmina Burana, and Liszt's Totentanz to name a few. All of the titles not only showcase the tortured souls of these great composers, but also connect with our universal fascination for the ...


The Soviet Experience, Vol. 1 - String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries
Dmitri Shostakovich, Nikolai Miaskovsky

Cedille, 2011

This is the first installment in the Pacifica Quartet's highly anticipated, four-volume CD survey of the complete Shostakovich string quartets: The Soviet Experience: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries. The Soviet Experience is the first Shostakovich quartet cycle to include works by other important composers of the Soviet era, adding variety and perspective to the listening experience. The Pacifica Quartet performed ...


Centenary Edition: 100 Years of Great Music 1913

Deutsche Grammophon, 2013

An inspiring, authoritative, chronological overview of one of the defining label-orchestra relationships, documenting 100 years of recording between two giants in music, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Deutsche Grammophon, from 1913 to 2013. Exceptional, reference readings of the great symphonic, concerto, choral, 20th century and operatic repertoire, starting with Arthur Nikisch in 1913 to Gustavo Dudamel in 2013, with Abbado, Karajan, ...


Shostakovich: Symphony Nos. 1 & 7
Dmitri Shostakovich, Leonard Bernstein, ...

Dg Imports, 2008


Leopold Stokowski: The Stereo Collection 1954-1975
Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, ...

Sony, 2014

- German pressings of the immense Sony Classical Masters Catalog in smart, desirable and collectible multi-disc editions - The Sony catalog is replete with legendary artists and many of the greatest recordings of the classical repertoire - Box fronts feature large, prominently displayed photo of the featured artist - Slender, shelf-friendly boxes; CD's housed in space-saving slipsleeves


Shostakovich: Symphonies 1-15
Dmitri Shostakovich, Mstislav Rostropovich, ...

Warner Classics, 2011


Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on the Bare Mountain
Modest Mussorgsky, Valery Gergiev, ...

Philips, 2002



Summon The Heroes
John Williams, John [Film Composer] Williams, ...

Sony, 2010

Summon The Heroes by John Williams


Jazz Suites 1 & 2 / Tahiti Trot
Dmitry Shostakovich, Riccardo Chailly, ...

Decca, 1993


Sym 7
D. Shostakovich

Bis Records/Naxos, 1997


Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures
Yevgeny Kutik (violin), Timothy Bozarth (piano), ...


When Yevgeny Kutik s family emigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1990 they had to leave behind most of their possessions. They arrived in the United States with just two suitcases. At his mother s insistence, one of the suitcases was filled with sheet music from the family s collection. At the time, it made little sense to the rest of the family to drag this tattered music halfway across the globe, leaving less room for the clothes and ...



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