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Classical Music > Instrumental

The instrumental category covers works for a single instrument, mostly keyboard and plucked instruments. Keyboard instruments include the piano, harpsichord and organ. The most popular keyboard form is the piano sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert made major contributions). During the Romantic period smaller forms became very popular, among them miniature tone poems and national dances such as mazurkas and polonaises. Many virtuosos/composers also wrote technical display pieces for their own use in concerts, including transcriptions of songs and opera arias. J.S. Bach, Handel, Couperin, Scarlatti and Soler are among the most important composers for the harpsichord. There is also a vast range of music for solo guitar (Sor, Giuliani and many 19th century and contemporary Spanish and Latin American composers) and lute (Weiss, Dowland). The relatively limited number of solo works for other instruments includes music for the solo violin and solo cello. Bach’s sonatas and partitas for violin solo are perhaps the best-known for these.

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Title Catalogue No.
MA, Sicong: Music for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1 (Hsiao-Mei Ku, Ning Lu) 8.570600
MACABRE MASTERPIECES 8.557930-31
MACDOWELL, E.: Sonata eroica in G Minor / 12 Virtuoso Etudes (Fierro) DE1019
MACDOWELL: First Modern Suite / 6 Idyls / Sonata No. 3 8.559011
MACDOWELL: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Witches Dance 8.559049
MACDOWELL: Piano Sonata No. 4 / 6 Poems / 12 Virtuoso Studies 8.559019
MACDOWELL: Piano Works S2022
MACDOWELL: Second Modern Suite / Etude de Concert / 12 Etudes 8.559030
MACDOWELL: Woodland Sketches / Fireside Tales / New England Idyls 8.559010
MACDOWELL: Woodland Sketches / Fireside Tales / New England Idyls 8.223631
MACEK, I.: Piano Music (Complete) / Violin Sonata (Mazzon, Filipec) GP681
MACHE / OHANA: Music for Two Pianos 8.557988
MACQUE, G.: Capriccio sopra re, fa, mi, sol / Seconde Stravaganze / TREMATERRA, R.: Partite sopra Zefiro (Canzon del principe) CDX-79907
MADERNA, B.: Piano Concerto (1942) / Concerto for 2 Pianos / Quadrivium (Orvieto, Bongelli, Gruppo 40.6, Arena of Verona Orchestra, Miotto) 8.572642
MADRIGALI DIMINUITI E PASSAGGIATI TRA VOCE E CEMBALO TC500003
MAGIC BOXES - Meccanismi incantati (Müller) CDS7684
MAGIC OF SPRING (THE) 8.557785
MAGNIFICAT - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation 8.556710
MAIDENS PRAYER (THE) - LEAVES FROM GRANDMOTHERS PIANO ALBUM 8.550646
MAIONE, A.: Primo libro di diversi capricci per sonare (Il) (Tasini) TC571301
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Cello Sonata / Cello Sonatina / Hortus conclusus / Il tarlo (Paccagnella, Alberti) TC881301
MALIPIERO, G.F.: Piano Works (1909-1921) - Poemetti lunari / Preludi autunnali / Cavalcate / 3 Danze Antiche / Risonanze (Rira Lim) 8.572517
MALVEZZI, C.: Madrigals (Musica Figurata, Lorenzetti) TC541301
MAMLOK, U.: String Quartet No. 1 / Polyphony No. 1 / Confluences / 2000 Notes / Rhapsody (Spectrum Concerts Berlin, Armida Quartet) 8.559771
Manchester Gamba Book (The) (Berger) 8.572863-64
Mandolin and Guitar Recital: Zigiotti, Sergio / Merlante, Fabiano - PAGANINI, N. / BORTOLAZZI, B. / CARULLI, B. / GRAGNANI, F. TC781603
Mandolin Quartets - COPLAND, A. / DVORAK, A. / BERNSTEIN, A. / GERSHWIN, G. / MARSHALL, M. (Americana) (Modern Mandolin Quartet) DSL-92157
MANKELL, H.: Piano Music (Christensson) Phoenix184
MARAIS / FRANCAIX / TOMASI: Solo Flute Music BIS-CD-459
MARCELLO, B.: Flute Sonatas, Op. 2 (Noferi, Tenerani, Il Rossignolo) TC683802
Marco Polo Sampler (2 CDs) MP-2000-1/2HDCD
MARCO, T.: Chamber Works for Guitar (Fantoni) CDS7664
MARCO, T.: Guitar Music (Fantoni) CDS708
MARCUSSON, Goran: Inspiration 8.570246
MARGARITIS, L.: Etude No. 1 / Greek Rhapsody / Youth / Verses / Piano Sonatina / PETYREK, F.: 6 Greek Rhapsodies (Palios) 8.572210
Marimba Recital: Vartan, Lynn - PICARD, G. le / FARR, G. / IGNATOWICZ, A. / BERG, D. / MARJAN, C.Z. / MARIC, D. (Dancing on the Head of a Pin) DE3451
MARKOPOULOS, Y.: Shapes in Motion / Pyrrichios Dance No. 13, "Nemesis" / Concerto-Rhapsody / Triptych (Grauwels, Spyridakis, Papatheodorou, Tilkin) 8.572237
MARSHALL, Wayne: Organ Improvisations DE3228
MARTIN, F.: Cello Concerto / Ballade for Cello and Piano / 8 Preludes (Poltera) BIS-CD-1637
MARTIN, F.: String Quartet / VOGEL, W.: Klangexpressionen / HALLER, H.: String Quartet No. 2 / KELTERBORN, R.: String Quartet No. 4 (Amati Quartet) CDX-29002
MARTIN: Vocal and Chamber Music BIS-CD-71
MARTINEZ-SOBRAL: 5 Characteristic Pieces / Sonata for 2 Pianos 8.225188
MARTINEZ-SOBRAL: Piano Sonata / Hojas de Album 8.225104
MARTINI, G.B.: Harpsichord Sonatas Nos. 1-4 (Piolanti) TC701301
MARTINI, G.B.: Harpsichord Sonatas Nos. 5-8 (Piolanti) TC701302
MARTINI, G.B.: Harpsichord Sonatas Nos. 9-12 (Piolanti) TC701303
MARTINI, G.B.: Requiem / Missa Solemnis (Sartori, Melodi Cantores, Sartori) TC701306
MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 1 (Koukl) 8.557914
MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 (Koukl) 8.557918
MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 3 (Koukl) 8.557919
MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 4 (Koukl) 8.570215
MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 5 (Koukl) 8.572175
MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 6 (Koukl) 8.572024
MARTINU, B.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 7 (Koukl) 8.572025
MARTINU: Piano Sonata / Etudes and Polkas / Flute Sonata No. 1 BIS-CD-234
MARTINU: Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano 8.557494
MASO, Jordi: Catalan Piano Album (The) 8.570457
MASON: Piano Music 8.559142
MÁSSON, A.: Clarinet Music - Blik / Sonatina / Seasons / 3 Bagatelles / Fantasia / Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano / Wind Quintet (Jóhannesson) 9.70238
MASTERPIECES OF THE ROMANTIC PIANO 8.553252
MATSUSHITA, S.: Canzona da Sonare No. 1 / Gestalt 17 / Kristalle / Astrale atem / Spectre No. 4 (Hiroshi Wakasugi, Shigenobu, Yamaoka) NYNG-006
MAUPASSANT, G. de: Schmuck (Der) / Fraulein Perle NHB10582
MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Strathclyde Concerto No. 2 / Cello Sonata (Ceccanti, Canino, Italian Radio Symphony, Maxwell Davies) 8.573017
MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: The Boyfriend Suite / The Devils Suite / Seven In Nomine / The Yellow Cake Revue (Maxwell Davies, Aquarius, N. Cleobury) 8.572408
MAYONE, A.: Secondo libro di Diversi capricci per sonare (Tasini) TC571302
MCAULIFFE, M.: Gloria! / Leaving / 7 Songs of W.B. Yeats / The Drifter / Frolics / Return to Old Ireland (George, Mauro, McTeer, Johnson, ONeal) DE1046
McCABE, J.: Composer, Pianist, Conductor - Symphony No. 1 / Liszt Fantasy / Studies / Tuning (Snashall, McCabe) 8.571370
McCABE, J.: Piano Music - Variations, Op. 22 / Studies No. 3, 4 and 6 / 5 Bagatelles / Haydn Variations (McCabe) 8.571367
MCCLEERY, D.: Discover Music of the Romantic Era (Unabridged) NA495212
MCFARLANE, R.: Lute Music (Indigo Road) (McFarlane) DSL-90701
MCFARLANE, Ronn: Scottish Lute (The) DOR-90129
MCKAY: Suite for Viola and Piano / My Tahoe Window / An April Suite 8.559143
Medieval Music - BUSNOYS, A. / GESUALDO, C. / MONTEVERDI, C. / GIBBONS, O. / BULL, J. / PRAETORIUS, M. (Angels of Antiquity) DOR-90009
MEDITATION 8.571075
MEDITATION - Classical Favourites for Relaxing and Dreaming 8.556614
MEDTNER, N.: Forgotten Melodies, Opp. 38 and 39 / Stimmungsbilder / 3 Pieces, Op. 31 / Sonaten-Triade (Derzhavina) Phoenix156
MEDTNER, N.: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Vol. 1 (P. Stewart) GP617
MEDTNER: Piano Concerto Nos. 1-3 BIS-CD-1258
MEDTNER: Piano Sonata, Op. 22 / KABALEVSKY: Piano Sonata, Op. 46 (Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 7) (1928-1948) 8.110675
MEDTNER: Sonata Op. 5 / Sonata-Triad Op. 11 8.223268
MEDTNER: Sonata-Ballade / Sonata Reminiscenza 8.223372
MEDTNER: Sonatas Opp. 22 and 25, Nos. 1 and 2 8.223371
MELARTIN, E.: Piano Music (Tateno) ODE724-2
MELLI, D.M.: Vocal and Instrumental Music (Musiche a voce sola e intavolature di liuto e tiorba) (Torelli) TC600002
MENDELSSOHN (THE BEST OF) 8.556660
MENDELSSOHN / BACH / SAINT-SAENS / BOELLMANN / LINDBERG / VIERNE: Organ Music BIS-CD-156-57
MENDELSSOHN / RACHMANINOV / LISZT / DEBUSSY: Music for a Rainy Day, Vol. 2 BIS-CD-883
MENDELSSOHN : The Best Of Mendelssohn 8.551110
MENDELSSOHN, F.: Midsummer Nights Dream (A) (excerpts) / Hebrides / Songs Without Words (Kovacs, I. Fischer, Perenyi, Kocsis, Dubourg) CA15623
MENDELSSOHN, F.: Naxos Mendelssohn Album (The) 8.578125
MENDELSSOHN, Felix / BACH, J.S.: Organ Music (Bohme) C10305
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Cello Sonata No. 2 / BEN-HAIM, P.: Songs without Words (The Cantorial Voice of the Cello) (Bloemendal, Diaz, Mark, Tryon) DOR-90208
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Choral Music (St Albans Cathedral Choirs, Holder, Winpenny) 8.572836
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Lieder ohne Worte, Books 1-4 (Brautigam) BIS-1982
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Midsummer Nights Dream (A) (version for piano duet) (Silver Garburg Piano Duo) OC755
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Organ Sonatas, Op. 65, Nos. 1-6 (Bohme) C10702
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Piano Music (Glemser) OC430
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Songs without Words, Vol. 1 8.550316
MENDELSSOHN: 6 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 35 / 3 Caprices, Op. 37 8.550939
MENDELSSOHN: 7 Characteristic Pieces, Op. 7 / Fantasia, Op. 28 8.553541

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