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2014 Aug 19 Peninsula Music Festival
Gabriela Martinez, piano; Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra/Victor Yampolsky (JT)

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  • Daugherty - Dead Elvis by Ullery/London Sinfonietta/Zinman - Argo 458145 (SS)
  • Daugherty - Flamingo by London Sinfonietta/Zinman - Argo 458145 (SS)
  • Daugherty - Jackie's Song by Kampen/London Sinfonietta/Daugherty - Argo 458145 (SS)
  • Daugherty - Le Tombeau de Liberace by Crossley/London Sinfonietta/Stenz - Argo 458145 (SS)
  • Daugherty - Motown Metal by London Sinfonietta/Zinman - Argo 458145 (SS)
  • Daugherty - Snap! by London Sinfonietta/Stenz - Argo 458145 (SS)
  • Daugherty - What's That Spell? by Bielawa/Sweeton/Dogs of Desire/Miller - Argo 458145 (SS)
  • De la Rue - Missa de Beata Virgine by Ensemble Officium/Rombach - Christophorus 77386 (MS)
  • De la Rue - Missa pro Defunctis by Ensemble Officium/Rombach - Christophorus 77386 (MS)
  • Debussy - Suite Bergamasque #3: "Clair de Lune" by Buniatishvili - Sony 37346 (RC)
  • Dove, Jonathan - Song Cycle "All You Who Sleep Tonight" by Bardon/Matthews-Owen - Naxos 8.573080 (MS)
  • Dove, Jonathan - Song Cycle "Ariel" by Booth - Naxos 8.573080 (MS)
  • Dove, Jonathan - Song Cycle "Cut My Shadow" by Bardon/Matthews-Owen - Naxos 8.573080 (MS)
  • Dove, Jonathan - Song Cycle "Out of Winter" by Spence/Matthews-Owen - Naxos 8.573080 (MS)
  • Dutilleux - The Shadows of Time by Richardson/Swanson/Torgelson/Seattle Symphony/Morlot - Seattle Symphony 1001 (BW)
  • Dutilleux - Tout un monde lointain by Phillips/Seattle Symphony/Morlot - Seattle Symphony 1001 (BW)
  • Dutilleux - Symphony #1 by Seattle Symphony/Morlot - Seattle Symphony 1001 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Biblical Songs by Magdalena Kožená/Berlin Philharmonic/Simon Rattle - DGG 4790065 (SS)
  • Dvořák - Concerto for Cello, Op. 104 by Weilerstein/Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Concerto for Piano, Op. 33 by Ohlsson/Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Concerto for Violin, Op. 53 by Zimmermann/Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Slavonic Dance for Four Hands, Op. 72/2: "Dumka" by Buniatishvili/Buniatishvili - Sony 37346 (RC)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #1 "The Bells of Zlonice" by Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #2, Op. 4 by Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #3, Op. 10 by Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #4, Op. 13 by Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #5, Op. 76 by Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #6, Op. 60 by Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #7, Op. 70 by Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #8, Op. 88, IV. Allegro ma non troppo by RIAS Chamber Chorus/Berlin Radio Chorus/Berlin Philharmonic/Abbado - Euroarts Blu-ray 2013324 (RC)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #8, Op. 88 by Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Dvořák - Symphony #9 "From The New World", Op. 95 by Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek - Decca 4786757 (BW)
  • Giannini - Piano Quintet by Neiman/Genova/Milenkovich/Rudiakov/Aznavoorian - MSR 1394 (SS)
  • Giannini - Piano Trio by Neiman/Genova/Aznavoorian - MSR 1394 (SS)
  • Grieg - Lyric Piece, Op. 57/6: Homesickness by Buniatishvili - Sony 37346 (RC)
  • Guerrero - Prudentes virgines by Ensemble Plus Ultra - Archiv 4792610 (BW)
  • Kancheli - Main Theme From The Film "When Almonds Blossomed" by Buniatishvili - Sony 37346 (RC)
  • Khachaturian - Suite "Othello" by Valásková/Šimčisko/Slovak Philharmonic Chorus/Slovak Radio Symphony/Adriano - Naxos 8.573389 (RC)
  • Khachaturian - Suite "The Battle of Stalingrad" by Slovak Radio Symphony/Adriano - Naxos 8.573389 (RC)
  • Khachaturian - Suite from "Battle of Stalingrad" by Slovak Radio Symphony/Adriano - Naxos 8.573389 (BW)
  • Khachaturian - Suite from "Othello" by Slovak Radio Symphony/Adriano - Naxos 8.573389 (BW)
  • Kollo, Walter - Solang noch Untern Lindern by RIAS Chamber Chorus/Berlin Radio Chorus/Berlin Philharmonic/Abbado - Euroarts Blu-ray 2013324 (RC)
  • Korngold - Concerto for Violin by Dicterow/New York Philharmonic/Robertson - N.Y. Philharmonic 20140201 (BW)
  • Nicolai, Otto - The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture by RIAS Chamber Chorus/Berlin Radio Chorus/Berlin Philharmonic/Abbado - Euroarts Blu-ray 2013324 (RC)
  • Pärt - Für Alina by Buniatishvili - Sony 37346 (RC)
  • Petit, Raymond - Sicilienne by Pérez - Reference 709 (BW)
  • Presti, Ida - Segovia by Pérez - Reference 709 (BW)
  • Prokofieff - Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78: Alexander's entry into Pskov by RIAS Chamber Chorus/Berlin Radio Chorus/Berlin Philharmonic/Abbado - Euroarts Blu-ray 2013324 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Concerto for Piano #2, Op. 16 by Paik/Polish National Radio Symphony/Wit - Naxos 8.550565 (BW)
  • Prokofieff - Concerto for Piano #5, Op. 55 by Paik/Polish National Radio Symphony/Wit - Naxos 8.550565 (BW)
  • Prokofieff - March from the Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33ter by Berman - IDIS 6686 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Sonata for Piano #8, Op. 84 by Berman - IDIS 6686 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Suite from "Cinderella", Op. 87 by Berlinskaya/Ancelle - Melodiya 1002207 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Suite from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 64 by Berlinskaya/Ancelle - Melodiya 1002207 (RC)
  • Rachmaninoff - Prelude #5, Op. 23 by Berman - IDIS 6686 (RC)
  • Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé by Tanglewood Festival Chorus/Boston Symphony/James Levine - BSO SACD 1 (BW)
  • Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe: Danse generale by RIAS Chamber Chorus/Berlin Radio Chorus/Berlin Philharmonic/Abbado - Euroarts Blu-ray 2013324 (RC)
  • Ravel - Pavane pour une infante défunte by Buniatishvili - Sony 37346 (RC)
  • Ravel - Shéhérazade by Magdalena Kožená/Berlin Philharmonic/Simon Rattle - DGG 4790065 (SS)
  • Rimsky-Korsakoff - The Golden Cockerel (suite) by Russian National Orchestra/Pletnev - DGG 447084 (BW)
  • Rossini - Overture "La Cenerentola" by Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Rossini - Overture "La gazza ladra" by Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Rossini - Overture "La scala di seta" by Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Rossini - Overture "L'italiana in Algeri" by Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Rossini - Overture "Semiramide" by Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Rossini - Overture "The Barber of Seville" by Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Rossini - Overture "William Tell" by Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - The Seasons Op. 37b #10: "October - Autumn Song" by Buniatishvili - Sony 37346 (RC)
  • Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien, Op. 45 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Concerto for Violin by Mullova/Berlin Philharmonic/Abbado - Decca 4786713 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Fantasy Overture "Romeo & Juliet" by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Marche Slav, Op. 31 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Overture "The Storm", Op. posth. 76 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Overture solennelle "1812", Op. 49 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphonic Fantasy "Francesca Da Rimini", Op. 32 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony "Manfred", Op. 58 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #1 "Winter Daydreams", Op. 13 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #2 "Little Russian", Op. 17 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #3 "Polish", Op. 29 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #4, Op. 36 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #5, Op. 64 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony #6 "Pathétique", Op. 74 by Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink - Decca 4785867 (BW)
  • Tcherepnin, Nikolai - The Distant Princess by Russian National Orchestra/Pletnev - DGG 447084 (BW)
  • Tcherepnin, Nikolai - The Enchanted Kingdom by Russian National Orchestra/Pletnev - DGG 447084 (BW)
  • Tejeda, Alonso de - Miserere Mei, Deus by Ensemble Plus Ultra - Archiv 4792610 (BW)
  • Tejeda, Alonso de - Rex autem David by Ensemble Plus Ultra - Archiv 4792610 (BW)
  • Translateur, Siegfried - Sportpalast-Walzer by RIAS Chamber Chorus/Berlin Radio Chorus/Berlin Philharmonic/Abbado - Euroarts Blu-ray 2013324 (RC)
  • Verdi - Aïda (Gloria all'Egitto & tu che sei d'Osiride … Vieni d'Iside al tempio) by Obraztsova/Ghiaurov/Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Verdi - Don Carlo (Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza) by Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Verdi - Ernani (Si ridesti il Leon di Castiglia) by Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Verdi - I Lombardi (Gerusalem! & signore, dal tetto natio) by Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Verdi - Il Trovatore (Anvil Chorus) by Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Verdi - Macbeth (Che faceste? Dite su!, Patria oppressa, S'allontanarono!) by Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Verdi - Nabucco (Gli arredi festivi, Va, pensiero) by Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Verdi - Otello (Fuoco di gioia) by Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Verdi - Otello by Kunde/Remigio/Gallo/Martorana/Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice/Chung - Unitel Classica Blu-ray 716604 (RC)
  • Verdi - Requiem (Dies Irae, Sanctus, Tuba Mirum) by Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Verdi - Simon Boccanegra (Maria Maria…Viva Simon) by Cappuccilli/van Dam/Foiani/Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (Posa in pace) by Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala/Abbado - DGG 4792549 (BW)
  • Wagner - Das Rheingold - "Entry of the Gods" by Berlin State Opera Orchestra/Elmendorff - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Die Valkyrie "Magic Fire Music" by Berlin State Opera Orchestra/Elmendorff - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Die Valkyrie "The Ride of the Valkyries" by Berlin Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Die Valkyrie "The Ride of the Valkyries" by Berlin State Opera Orchestra/Elmendorff - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Lohengrin Prelude to Act I by Berlin Philharmonic/Furtwängler - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Lohengrin Prelude to Act I by Berlin Philharmonic/Jochum - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Lohengrin Prelude to Act I by Munich Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Lohengrin Prelude to Act I by New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Levine - DGG 4810553 (BW)
  • Wagner - Lohengrin Prelude to Act III by Berlin Philharmonic/Jochum - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Parsifal "Good Friday Spell" by Berlin Philharmonic/Furtwängler - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Parsifal "Good Friday Spell" by Bavarian Radio Symphony/Jochum - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Parsifal "Transformation Music" Act I by Berlin Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Parsifal Prelude to Act I by Munich Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Parsifal Prelude to Act I by Bavarian Radio Symphony/Jochum - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Parsifal by Struckmann/Hölle/Sotin/Elming/Orchestra & Choir of the Bayreuth Festival/Sinopoli - Unitel Blu-ray 715804 (JLB)
  • Wagner - Rienzi - Overture by Munich Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Siegfried Idyll by Munich Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Tannhäuser "Bacchanale" (Venusberg Music) by Berlin Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Tannhäuser Overture by Munich Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Tannhäuser Overture by Berlin Philharmonic/Furtwängler - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - The Flying Dutchman - Overture by Munich Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - The Flying Dutchman by Merbeth/Selig/Youn/Muzek/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus/Thielemann - Opus Arte Blu-ray 7147 (RC)
  • Wagner - The Mastersingers of Nuremberg "Dance of the Apprentices" by Berlin Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Prelude to Act I by Munich Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Prelude to Act I by Berlin Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Prelude to Act I by Berlin Philharmonic/Furtwängler - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Prelude to Act III by Berlin Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Tristan and Isolde "Isolde's Liebestod" by Munich Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Tristan and Isolde "Isolde's Liebestod" by Berlin Philharmonic/Furtwängler - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Tristan and Isolde "Isolde's Liebestod" by Berlin Philharmonic/De Sabata - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Tristan and Isolde Prelude to Act I by Munich Philharmonic/Knappertsbusch - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Tristan and Isolde Prelude to Act I by Berlin Philharmonic/Furtwängler - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Tristan and Isolde Prelude to Act I by Berlin Philharmonic/De Sabata - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Twilight of the Gods "Funeral Music" by Berlin Philharmonic/Furtwängler - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Wagner - Twilight of the Gods "Siegfried's Rhine Journey" by Staatskapelle Berlin/Elmendorff - DGG 4781148 (BW)
  • Weinberg - Polish Tunes, Op. 47 #2 by Siberian Symphony/Vasilyev - Toccata 193 (RC)
  • Weinberg - Symphony #21 "Kaddish", Op. 152 by Bartenyeva/Siberian Symphony/Vasilyev - Toccata 193 (RC)
  • Williams, John - Theme from "Schindler's List" by Dicterow/New York Philharmonic/Williams - N.Y. Philharmonic 20140201 (BW)
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