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Essential music by the great composers

Beethoven Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

J.S. Bach Essentials

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

Mozart Essentials

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

Messiaen Essentials

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

Pierre Boulez Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Puccini Essentials

Francesca Mariani

Primephonic Curator

Holst Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Rachmaninov Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Bartók Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Fauré Essentials

Carolina Meneses João

Primephonic Catalogue Manager

Landini Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Gershwin Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Saint-Saëns Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Steve Reich Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Rossini Essentials

Lilia Romero

Primephonic Curator

Richard Strauss Essentials

Laurent Meijlink

Primephonic Curator

Penderecki Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Chopin Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Telemann Essentials

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

Thomas Adès Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Copland Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Philippe de Vitry Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Max Richter Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Elgar Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Caroline Shaw Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Shostakovich Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Schumann Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Britten Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Strozzi Essentials

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

Schubert Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Orlando de Lassus

Marco Muilwijk

Primephonic Curator

Ravel Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Vivaldi Essentials

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

John Adams Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Wagner Essentials

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

Enescu Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Monteverdi Essentials

Sergi Vidal Lagé

Primephonic Curator

Sibelius Essentials

Minna Ylikauma

Head of Catalogue

Guillaume de Machaut Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Felix Mendelssohn Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Stravinsky Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Josquin des Prez Essentials

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

Debussy Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Gluck Essentials

Marco Muilwijk

Primephonic Curator

Fanny Mendelssohn Essentials

Kelly Hazejager

Primephonic Curator

Handel Essentials

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

Weber Essentials

Martha-Arlette Firan

Primephonic Curator

Prokofiev Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Grieg Essentials

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

Philip Glass Essentials

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

Daily Rarities

Hand-picked hidden gems

Unsuk Chin: 3 Concertos

Myung-Whun Chung

Smyth: Serenade in D Major / Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra

Sophie Langdon

Syrian Prayers

Various Artists

Breathe: New Notes for Flute from Ireland & New Zealand

William Dowdall

Concert for Planet Earth

Plácido Domingo, Wynton Marsalis, Sarah Chang, Gal Costa, Denyce Graves

Pieces after Childhood

Lachlan Redd

Dichterliebe: Romances

Yuka Matsumoto

The Heritage of Monteverdi

La Fenice, Jean Tubéry

The Secular Canons

Gyor Girls' Choir

Requiebros

Rohan de Saram

Rizza: Mysterium amoris

Gaudete Ensemble

An American New Year’s Eve

New York Philharmonic & Thomas Hampson

Christmas in Puebla

Siglo de Oro

Charpentier, M.-A.: Messe de Minuit pour Noel / Te Deum

Kevin Mallon

A New Joy: Orthodox Christmas

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Adeste, fideles!

Various Artists

Jan Jirásek: Czech & Moravian Christmas Carols

Jitro

Sing Thee Nowell

New York Polyphony

James Galway's Christmas Carol

James Galway

O, ce veste minunata! Colinde romanesti

Angela Gheorghiu

A Danish Christmas

Musica Ficta

The Waiting Sky: Music for Advent and Christmas

SANSARA

Weihnachtliche Harfenmusik: A Pastoral Christmas with Harp

New York Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

A Christmas Celebration

Hallé Orchestra & Stephen Bell

Sacred Songs of Life & Love

South Dakota Chorale

Tchaikovsky: Snegurochka - The Snow Maiden

Kristjan Järvi

When He is King - Music For Christmas

Truro Cathedral Choir

Stille Nacht: Christmas Carols for Guitar

Rossini Hayward

Franssens: Piano Works - The Gift of Song / Winter Child

Ralph van Raat

December Celebration: New Carols by 7 American Composers

Various Artists

Artist Playlists

Music chosen by great artists

American Composers

Michael Tilson Thomas

Conductor

Francesca Dego: The Italian Violin

Francesca Dego

Violinist

Concertgebouworkest

Joel Ethan Fried

Artistic Director, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Sarah Jeffery: The Baroque Recorder

Sarah Jeffery

Recorder player

The King's Singers: The Commissioners

The King's Singers

Vocal Group

Julie Fuchs: French Music

Julie Fuchs

Soprano

British Choral Tradition

Andrew Nethsingha

Director of Music at St John's College, Cambridge

Camille Thomas: Favorites

Camille Thomas

Cellist

Colin Currie: American Pioneers

Colin Currie

Percussionist

Benjamin Bernheim: Favorites

Benjamin Bernheim

Tenor

Brooklyn Rider: Favorites

Brooklyn Rider

String Quartet

Ailyn Pérez: My Guiding Voices

Ailyn Pérez

Soprano

Donald Runnicles: Favorites

Donald Runnicles

Conductor

Noah Bendix-Balgley: Folk Inspirations

Noah Bendix-Balgley

Violinist

Eldbjørg Hemsing: The Sound of Childhood

Eldbjørg Hemsing

Violinist

Piotr Beczała: Favorites

Piotr Beczała

Tenor

Ching-Yun Hu: Favorites

Ching-Yun Hu

Pianist

Matthew Barley: Cello Favorites

Matthew Barley

Cellist

Kirill Karabits: Favorites

Kirill Karabits

Conductor

Sophia Bacelar: Favorites

Sophia Bacelar

Cellist

Manfred Honeck: Favorites

Manfred Honeck

Conductor

Emerson String Quartet: Favorites

Emerson String Quartet

String Quartet

Seattle Symphony: Favorites

Ludovic Morlot

Music Director, Seattle Symphony

Danish String Quartet: Favorites

Danish String Quartet

String Quartet

Sascha Goetzel: Vienna 1900

Sascha Goetzel

Conductor

Jasmine Choi: Music for Now

Jasmine Choi

Flautist

Pablo Heras-Casado: My Musical History

Pablo Heras-Casado

Conductor

Pavarotti: The Official Playlist

The Pavarotti Estate

Exclusive to Primephonic

Nic McGegan: Baroque Opera

Nic McGegan

Conductor

Keri-Lynn Wilson: My Musical Souvenirs

Keri-Lynn Wilson

Conductor

A History of Black Composers

Braimah Kanneh-Mason

Violinist

Michael Fabiano: Favorites

Michael Fabiano

Tenor

Tenebrae: Quiet Voices

Nigel Short

Tenebrae Founder & Artistic Director

Thomas Adès: Favorites

Thomas Adès

Composer, pianist and conductor

Calidore String Quartet: String Quartet Rarities

Calidore String Quartet

String Quartet

Lisette Oropesa: Favorites

Lisette Oropesa

Soprano

Kronos Quartet: Favorites

John Sherba

Violinist

Daily Recommendations

Great albums from our catalogue

Mélancolie

Miki Aoki

Bacewicz: Piano Sonata No.2; Piano Quintets Nos.1&2 (Polish Version)

Krystian Zimerman

Memories Lost

Sa Chen

Kodály

Julian Steckel, Antje Weithaas and Paul Rivinius

Khachaturian: Violin Concerto & Concerto Rhapsody

Antje Weithaas

Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas

Yevgeny Sudbin

Ullmann - Krása - Schulhoff - Haas

Bennewitz Quartet

All Things Are Quite Silent

The Chapel Choir of Pembroke College, Cambridge

Weiner: Serenade in F Minor, Op. 3 & 5 Divertimentos (Live)

Neeme Järvi

Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur

Richard Gowers

Transatlantic

Callum Smart

Japanese Melodies ((Remastered))

Yo-Yo Ma

Schubert: Winter Journey

Roderick Williams & Christopher Glynn

Reicha: Musique de chambre

Soloists of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel

Elgar: Symphony No. 2 & Serenade

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Bach: Oboe Concertos

Alexei Ogrintchouk

Korngold: The String Quartets

Doric String Quartet

A Christmas Celebration

Kathleen Battle

Brahms: String Sextets Nos. 1 & 2

WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players

Noël baroque

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, François Lazarevitch, Maîtrise de Radio France, Sofi Jeannin

Gabriela Montero: Piano Concerto No. 1 "Latin" - Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83 (Live)

Gabriela Montero

Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 27, Rondo K. 386

Andrew Manze, Francesco Piemontesi and Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scheidt: Sacrae Cantiones

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

Britten: Sacred and Profane

RIAS Kammerchor and Marcus Creed

Nova! Nova!: Contemporary Carols from St Catharine's

The Choirs of St Catharine's College, Cambridge & Edward Wickham

Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Don Juan, Sechs Lieder Op. 68

Robin Ticciati, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Louise Alder

Brooklyn Rider plays Philip Glass

Brooklyn Rider

British Viola

Richard Yongjae O'Neill

Lutosławski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

A Lad's Love

Brian Giebler

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