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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.
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words) (Endres) OC452
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Lieder ohne Worte, Books 1-4 (Brautigam) BIS-1982
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Lieder ohne Worte, Books 5-8 (Brautigam) BIS-1983
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
MENDELSSOHN: Clarinet Sonata BIS-CD-62
MENDELSSOHN: Organ Sonatas Nos. 1- 6, Op. 65 8.553583
MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in B-Flat Major / Fantasies, Op. 16 8.553186
MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in E Major / Variations serieuses / Preludes and Etudes, Op. 104 8.550940
MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in G Minor / Fantasia, Op. 15 / Variations, Op. 83 8.553358
MENDELSSOHN: Songs Without Words 8.571040
MENDELSSOHN: Songs without Words (Friedman) (1930-1931) 8.110736
MENDELSSOHN: Songs without Words (Selection) 8.554055
MENDELSSOHN: Songs without Words, Books 1-4 7112
MENDELSSOHN: Songs without Words, Books 5-8 7113
MENDELSSOHN: Songs without Words, Vol. 2 8.550453
MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL, F.: Piano Sonatas / Lied / Sonata o Capriccio (H. Schmidt) 8.570825
MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL: Piano Sonata in G Minor / 6 Character Pieces BIS-CD-885
MENEGHETTI, G.: Violin Concertos / Sonatas (Guglielmo, Archicembalo Ensemble) TC731301
MERCADANTE, S.: Messa in B-Flat Major / Tantum ergo / Sinfonia su motivi dello Stabat Mater di Rossini (Zanovello, Coenobium Vocale, Bianco) TC791301
MERIKANTO, O.: Organ Music (Complete) ODE973-2
MERTZ, J.K.: Guitar Duets (Möller, Fraticelli) 8.573055
MERTZ: Bardenklange, Op. 13 8.554556
MERULA, T.: Canzoni, danze e variazioni (Dolci, Musica Fiorita, Dolci) TC591303
MERULA, T.: Organ Music (Complete) (Cera) TC591301
MERULA: Canzonas / Sonatas CDS191
MERULO, C.: Missa Virginis Mariae (Schola Gregoriana Scriptoria, Loreggian, Bellinazzo) TC533801
MERULO, C.: Missae Apostolorum (Schola Gregoriana Scriptoria, Loreggian, Bellinazzo) TC533803
MERULO, C.: Motets (Antonaz, Pasquini, Quoniam Ensemble) TC533802
MERULO, C.: Organ Works (Complete) (Molardi) CDX-70308
MERULO, C.: Organ Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Molardi) CDX-70309-10-6
MERULO, C.: Organ Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (Molardi) CDX-70311-12
MERULO, C.: Toccate dintavolatura dorgano (Tasini) TC531380
MERULO: Missa Apostolorum / Toccata / Magnificat 8.553420-21
MERULO: Missa in Dominicis Diebus / Toccata / Magnificat 8.553334
MERULO: Missa Virginis Mariae / Toccata / Magnificat 8.553335-36
MESSIAEN, O.: Catalogue dOiseaux (J. de Oliveira) 9.70117-19
MESSIAEN, O.: Livre du Saint Sacrement (P. Jacobs) 8.572436-37
MESSIAEN, O.: Messe de la Pentecote / LANGLAIS, J.: 3 Paraphrases gregoriennes / ALAIN, J.: 3 Danses (Things Visible and Invisible) (Crozier) DE3147
MESSIAEN, O.: Nativité du Seigneur (La) (Winpenny) 8.573332
MESSIAEN, O.: Organ Works - LAscension / Diptyque / Offrande au Saint-Sacrement / Prélude / Le Banquet Céleste (Winpenny) 8.573471
MESSIAEN, O.: Vingt regards sur lEnfant-Jesus (J. de Oliveira) 9.70115-16
MESSIAEN, O.: Visions de lAmen / BEETHOVEN, L. van: Grosse Fuge, Op. 134 (Duo dAccord) OC704
MESSIAEN, O.: Visions de lAmen / DEBUSSY, C.: En blanc et noir (Oppens, Lowenthal) CDR90000-119
MESSIAEN, O.: Visions de lAmen / DEBUSSY, C.: En blanc et noir (van Raat, Austbo) 8.572472
MESSIAEN, O: Organ Music (Complete) (H.-O. Ericsson) BIS-CD-1770-72
MESSIAEN: Catalogue doiseaux / Petites esquisses doiseaux 8.553532-34
MESSIAEN: Complete Bird Music for Piano Solo BIS-CD-594-96
MESSIAEN: Complete Organ Music, Vol. 1 BIS-CD-409
MESSIAEN: Complete Organ Music, Vol. 2 BIS-CD-410
MESSIAEN: Complete Organ Music, Vol. 3 BIS-CD-441
MESSIAEN: Complete Organ Music, Vol. 4 BIS-CD-442
MESSIAEN: Complete Organ Music, Vol. 5 BIS-CD-464
MESSIAEN: Complete Organ Music, Vol. 6 BIS-CD-491-92
MESSIAEN: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 2 PRCD9010
MESSIAEN: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 3 PRCD9011
MESSIAEN: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 4-5 PRCD9012-13
MESSIAEN: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 6-7 PRCD9014-15
MESSIAEN: Fauvette des jardins (La) / Offrandes oubliees (Les) 8.554655
MESSIAEN: Preludes / 4 Rhythmic Studies / Canteyodjaya 8.554090
MESSIAEN: Vingt Regards sur lEnfant Jesus 8.550829-30
MEYER, C.F.: Plautus im Nonnenkloster (vollstandiger Text) NHB10692
MEYER, K.: Instrumental Music - Canzona / Imaginary Variations / Moment Musical / Misterioso / Piano Trio (Poznan Piano Trio) 8.573500
MEYNAUD: Chamber Music 8.557191SD
MICHELANGELI, Arturo Benedetti: Early Recordings, Vol. 1 (1939-1948) 8.111351
MICHELANGELI, Arturo Benedetti: Early Recordings, Vol. 2 (1939-1951) 8.112052
MICHELANGELI, Arturo Benedetti: Early Recordings, Vol. 3 (1939-1942) 8.111396
MIDNIGHT LOUNGE - Chill Out Classics and Meditation C49326
MIGUÉZ, L.: Piano Music - Morceaux lyriques / Souvenirs / Scènes intimes / Noturno / Faceira / Allegro appassionato (Velloso) 9.70199
MIKI / TAKEMITSU / NISHIMURA: Japanese Percussion Music BIS-CD-462
MILAN / NARVAEZ: Music for Vihuela 8.553523
MILÁN, L.: El maestro, Libro 1 (Escobar) 8.573305
MILANO, F. da: Spagna contrapunto / PRAETORIUS, M.: Spagnoletta / VERARDI, C. Historia Baetica (La Spagna) (Madrid Atrium Musicae, Paniagua) BIS-SACD-1963
MILANO: Fantasias, Ricercars and Duets 8.550774
MILHAUD, D.: Cantate de lenfant et de la mere / La muse menagere (Milhaud) (1945, 1950) 9.80919
MILHAUD: 4 Visages / ENESCU: Concert Piece BIS-CD-829
MILHAUD: Saudades do Brazil / La muse menagere / Lalbum de Madame Bovary 8.553443
MILHAUD: Scaramouche / GLAZUNOV: Saxophone Concerto / IBERT: Concertino da Camera 8.223374
Milonga del Angel CDAccordACD085
Min Forste Beethoven (My First Beethoven Album) 8.578235
Min Forste Klassiske Musik (My First Classical Music Album) 8.578232
Min Forste Klavermusik (My First Piano Album) 8.578236
Min Forste Mozart (My First Mozart Album) 8.578233
MIRANDA, R.: Variacoes serias / SANTORO, C.: Frevo / MIGNONE, F.: Lenda sertaneja No. 8 (Encantamento) (Brazilian Guitar Quartet) DE3302
MITROPOULOS, D.: Piano Works (Kara) 9.70193
MITSUKURI: 3 Pieces After the Flower / HASHIMOTO: 3 Piano Pieces BIS-CD-854
MOE, E.: Strange Exclaiming Music / Teeth of the Sea / Rough Winds Do Shake the Darling Buds / I Have Only One Itching Desire / Market Forces 8.559612
MOISEIWITSCH, Benno: Acoustic Recordings 1916-1925 (Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 10) 8.111116
MOISEIWITSCH, Benno: Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 2 (1925-1941) 8.110669
MOMPOU, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Maso) - Cancons i danses / Charmes / Scenes denfants 8.554332
MOMPOU, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Maso) - 12 Preludes / Suburbis / Cants magics 8.554448
MOMPOU, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Maso) - Paisajes / Impressions intimes / Variations 8.554570

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