50 Great Recordings - Andreas Staier (harpsichord); Arcadi Volodos (piano); Arthur Rubinstein (piano); Bobby McFerrin (vocals); Cantus Cölln;...
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  1. Sonatas (2) for cello & piano, Op. 5
  2. Sonata for cello & piano No. 4 in C major, Op. 102/1
  3. Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30 (TrV 176)
  4. Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 40 (TrV 190)
  5. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)
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  1. Sonatas (2) for cello & piano, Op. 5
  2. Sonata for cello & piano No. 4 in C major, Op. 102/1
  3. Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30 (TrV 176)
  4. Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 40 (TrV 190)
  5. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)
  6. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47
  7. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, CT. 48
  8. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé)
  9. An American in Paris, tone poem for orchestra
  10. Symphonic Dances (9) from "West Side Story", for orchestra (orchestrated with Ramin & Kostal)
  11. On the Waterfront, symphonic suite
  12. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  13. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  14. Aida, opera: Act 1, Scene 1. Ritorna vincitor!
  15. Aida, opera: Act 3. Qui Radamès verrà!
  16. Aida, opera: Act 3. O patria mia
  17. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 1, Scene 2. Che più t'arresti?
  18. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 1, Scene 2. Tacea la notte placida
  19. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 1, Scene 2. Di tale amor che dirsi
  20. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 4, Scene 1. Timor di me?
  21. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 2. Un bel dì vedremo
  22. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 3. Tu? tu? piccolo Iddio! (Morte di Butterfly)
  23. La Rondine (The Swallow), opera: Act 1. Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
  24. Tosca, opera: Act 2. Vissi d'arte
  25. Turandot, opera: Act 1. Signore, ascolta!
  26. Turandot, opera: Act 3. Tu che di gel sei cinta
  27. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fù
  28. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön
  29. Caro mio ben, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  30. Undine, opera: Vater, Mutter, Schwestern, Brüder
  31. Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, song for voice & piano, S. 314 (LW N49)
  32. Do not believe my friend, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/1
  33. Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron), operetta (RV 511): Als flotter Geist
  34. Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Komm in die Gondel
  35. Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Treu sein, das liegt mir nicht
  36. Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Ach, wie so herrlich zu schaun
  37. Der Vogelhändler, operetta: Grüß Euch Gott, alle miteinander
  38. Der Vogelhändler, operetta: Wie mei' Ahnerl zwanzig Jahr
  39. Der Zarewitsch, operetta in 3 acts: Es steht ein Soldat am Wolgastrand (Wolgalied)
  40. Schön ist die Welt, operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Endlich Allein"): Schön ist die Welt
  41. Giuditta, opera in 5 acts: Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert
  42. Friederike, operetta in 3 acts: O Mädchen, mein Mädchen
  43. Die Zirkusprinzessin, operetta: Zwei Märchenaugen
  44. Alle Tage ist kein Sonntag, song
  45. Unter dem Sternenzelt, for voice & piano
  46. Vergiss mein nicht, song
  47. O sole mio, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  48. Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)
  49. Norma, opera: Act 1. Casta diva
  50. Il Pirata, opera: Act 2. Oh! s'io potessi dissipar le nubi
  51. Roberto Devereux (Il Conte di Essex), opera: Act 3, Scene 6. E Sara in questi orribili momenti
  52. Lucrezia Borgia, opera: Prologue, Act 1. Tranquillo ei posa / Com'è bello! Quale incanto
  53. Maria di Rohan, opera: Infausto Imene / Havvi un dio
  54. Belisario, opera: Act 1. Plauso! Voci di gioia / Sin la tomba è a me negata!
  55. Parisina, opera: Act 3. No, più salir non ponno / Ciel, sei tu in tal momento
  56. Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178 (LW A179)
  57. Ballade, for piano No. 2 (II) in B minor, S. 171 (LW A181)
  58. Consolation, for piano No. 3 in D flat major "Lento placido", S. 172/3 (LW A111a/2/2)
  59. Funérailles, for piano (Harmonies poétiques No. 7), S.173/7 (LW A158/7)
  60. Mephisto Waltz (I & II), for piano No. 1 (Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke), S. 514 (LW A189)
  61. Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
  62. Silent Woods (Klid), for cello & orchestra (arr. from From the Bohemian Forest, B. 133), B. 182 (Op. 68/5)
  63. Rondo for cello & orchestra in G minor, B. 181 (Op. 94)
  64. Serenade, for cello & o
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