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Jóhann Jóhannsson – Free the Mind

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Jóhann Jóhannsson - Free the Mind       The score is written for a 60 piece orchestra, piano, percussion and electronics. It was recorded in Studio 22, Hungarian Radio in Budapest and was conducted by Peter Pejtsik. ...

Steve Hackett – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Steve Hackett - A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream is a lengthy suite for guitar and orchestra. I'd call it a ballet - and it's easy to imagine it being danced. The overall sound is decidedly Romanti...

Mussorgsky – Pictures at an exhibition (Karajan)

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Mussorgsky - Pictures at an exhibition (Karajan) Pictures at an Exhibition is a suite in ten movements (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) composed for piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. The suite ...

Beethoven – Complete Piano Sonatas (Claudio Arrau)

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Beethoven - Complete Piano Sonatas (Claudio Arrau) Amazon: Claudio Arrau played with seriousness of purpose that could make other pianists seem like dilettantes and with respect for the composer's score that bordered...

J.S. Bach – Complete Lute Works (Konrad Junghanel)

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J.S. Bach - Complete Lute Works (Konrad Junghanel) Konrad Junghänel (born 27 February 1953) is a German lutenist and conductor in the field of historically informed performance, the founder and director of the vocal ...

Igor Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring, Petrushka (Bernstein)

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Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring, Petrushka (Bernstein) The Rite of Spring (French: Le Sacre du printemps) is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was written for the 1...

Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians

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Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians       Ted Mills: 'After Reich's initial experiments with phase music, he moved on to exploring pulse -- music that had no relation to melody, but would repeat phrases of either on...

Steve Hackett – Metamorpheus

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Steve Hackett - Metamorpheus     Greg Prato:  'Although he made a name for himself as the guitarist for prog rockers Genesis and mainstream rockers GTR, Steve Hackett also possesses an admiration of tranquil, classic...

Vivaldi – The 4 Seasons (Giuliano Carmignola)

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Vivaldi - The 4 Seasons (Giuliano Carmignola) Amazon.com: You're moaning to yourself, "Yet another Four Seasons?" But this disc, believe it or not, is actually worth hearing. Violinist Giuliano Carmignola and the Ven...

Andrés Segovia – The Intimate Guitar

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Andrés Segovia - The Intimate Guitar This is one of Andrés Segovia's last recordings. I'm guessing these later records haven't been released on CD because Segovia recorded plenty of material when he was in his prime....

Philip Glass – Koyaanisqatsi

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Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi AMG Review: Parodied more than once, derided, blessed, hailed as a wonder, and decried as a travesty, this (abbreviated) soundtrack is capable of generating fascination and annoyance, oft...

Chopin – Nocturnes (Maurizio Pollini piano)

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Chopin - Nocturnes (Maurizio Pollini piano) Amazon.com: Pollini's traversal of Chopin - Nocturnes (he leaves out the pair of posthumous ones) is one of his finest recordings in years. His long-lined yet detailed perf...

Carl Orff – Carmina Burana (Ormandy)

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Carl Orff - Carmina Burana (Ormandy) Carl Orff - Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Lat...

Chopin – 19 Nocturnes (Arthur Rubinstein)

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Chopin - 19 Nocturnes (Arthur Rubinstein) Arthur Rubinstein, KBE (January 28, 1887 – December 20, 1982) was a Polish-American classical pianist who received international acclaim for his performances of the music wri...

Glenn Gould – Bach – Goldberg Variations BWV 988

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Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 played by Glenn Gould The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First...

Howard Shore – The Lord of the Rings Symphony

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Howard Shore - The Lord of the Rings Symphony AMG review: Howard Shore's The Lord of the Rings Symphony draws on the heroic scores he composed for Peter Jackson's films, The Fellowship of the Rings, The Two Towers, a...

Schubert – Die Winterreise

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 Schubert - Die Winterreise (Fischer-Dieskau - Moore) D 911  Wikipedia: Winterreise (Winter Journey) is a song cycle for voice and piano by Franz Schubert (D. 911, published as Op. 89 in 1828), a setting of 24 poems ...

J.S. Bach – Cello Suites (by Yo-Yo Ma)

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J.S. Bach - Cello Suites (by Yo-Yo Ma) The suites have been performed and recorded by many renowned cellists such as Pablo Casals, János Starker, Pierre Fournier, Paul Tortelier, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma and M...

Mozart – Requiem (Giulini)

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Mozart - Requiem (Giulini) - Vinyl LP Wikipedia: The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composed in Vienna in 1791 and left unfinished at the composer's death on December 5. A completion ...

Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano

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Chilly Gonzales - Solo Piano AMG review:Chilly Gonzales - Solo Piano, Near the end of the old millennium, someone once rapped, "Being futuristic these days means being futuristic on your own terms," which is entirely...

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