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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.
SEGOVIA, Andres: 1950s American Recordings, Vol. 4 (Segovia, Vol. 6) 8.111092
SEGOVIA, Andres: 1950s American Recordings, Vol. 5 (Segovia, Vol. 7) 8.111313
SEGOVIA, Andres: 1950s American Recordings, Vol. 6 (Segovia, Vol. 8) 8.111314
SEGOVIA, Andres: Guitar of Andres Segovia (The) - Hermann Hauser 1937 (maker) CDS433
SEIXAS, C. de: Harpsichord Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (D. Halasz) 8.557459
SEIXAS, C. de: Harpsichord Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (D. Halasz) 8.570216
SENDER, R.: Gallivants and Garnishes (Sender) OM2017
SENTIMENTAL CLASSICS 8.550227DX
SEREBRIER: Symphony No. 2, Partita / Fantasia / Violin Sonata / Winterreise 8.559303
SERENADE - Classical Favourites for Relaxing and Dreaming 8.556619
SERENADE-BEST OF ROMANTIC PIANO MUSIC 8.554136DX
SERENE JOURNEYS THROUGH CLASSICAL MUSIC DE1608
SERENISSIMA 1 (LA) - LUTE MUSIC IN VENICE 1500-1550 BIS-CD-399
SERENISSIMA 2 (LA) - LUTE MUSIC IN VENICE 1550-1600 BIS-CD-599
SESSIONS: String Quintet / String Quartet No. 1 / Canons (to the memory of Igor Stravinsky) 8.559261
SEVERAC, D. de: Cerdana, 5 etudes pittoresques / Sous les lauriers roses / Les naiades et le faune indiscret / Baigneuses au soleil (Eidi) 1C1080
SEVERAC, D. de: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Maso) - Cerdana / En Languedoc 8.555855
SEVERAC, D. de: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Maso) - En vacances / Baigneuses au soleil / Les naiades et le faune indiscret 8.572428
SEVERAC, D. de: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Maso) - Le chant de la terre / Piano Sonata 8.572429
SGAMBATI, G.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 1 (Caramiello) TC841901
SGAMBATI, G.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 2 TC841902
SGAMBATI, G.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 3 (Caramiello, Russo) TC841903
SGAMBATI, G.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 4 (Caramiello) TC841904
SGAMBATI, G.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 5 TC841905
SGAMBATI, G.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 6 (Caramiello, Libetta) TC841906
SGAMBATI, G.: Piano Music (Complete), Vol. 7 (Caramiello, Libetta) TC841907
SHABOYAN, Sona: Piano Music from Armenia OC374
Shakespeare Looking East - SHAKESPEARE, W.: Sonnets / YUN, Isang: Chinesische Bilder / Sori (Gonschorek, Linklater) MA535
SHENG, Bright: Night at the Chinese Opera (A) / String Quartet No. 5 / My Song / My Other Song (P. Serkin, Bright Sheng, Shanghai Quartet) 9.70235
SHOSTAKOVICH (THE VERY BEST OF) 8.552129-30
SHOSTAKOVICH / HINDEMITH: Viola Sonatas / REGER: Suite No. 1 for Solo Viola BIS-CD-81
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: 24 Preludes / Piano Sonata No. 2 / Concertino / 3 Fantastic Dances / The Bedbug (excerpts) (Wikstrom) SCD1031
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: 24 Preludes and Fugues (excerpts) (Shostakovich) (1951-52) 9.80493
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Aphorisms / WEINBERG, M.: Childrens Notebooks / NEMTSOV, S.: 20 Sketches (Nemtsov) CD93.233
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / 3 Fantastic Dances / Preludes and Fugues (Shostakovich) (1952-1958) 9.80991
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Concertino, Op. 94 (Uhlig, South West German Radio Symphony, Stárek) CD93.113
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Piano Sonata No. 2 / 24 Preludes / 3 Fantastic Dances (Boyadjieva) AR-0048-2
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Suite, Op. 6 / 24 Preludes / Tarantella (Babinsky, Busch) C71087-88
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 (excerpts) (D. Shostakovich) (1952) 9.80934
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Shostakovich - 100 Years Celebration (1906-2006) C71105
SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 Preludes and Fugues S2039
SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 8.554745-46
SHOSTAKOVICH: Dmitry Shostakovich - A Portrait (WHITEHOUSE) 8.558188-89
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 1 / 24 Preludes and Fugues / String Quartet No. 8 (arr. for string orchestra) OC561
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Sonata No. 1 / 24 Preludes, Op. 34 8.555781
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Sonata No. 2 / The Limpid Stream (piano transcription) 8.570092
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Sonata / AUERBACH: Ballet for a Lonely Violinist / September 11 BIS-CD-1592
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Sonata / WEINBERG: Violin Sonatas Nos. 3 and 4 CD93.190
SHOSTAKOVICH: Works for 2 Pianos and Piano 4-Hands (Complete) CDS464
SIBELIUS (The Essential) BIS-CD-1697-1700
SIBELIUS (THE VERY BEST OF) 8.552135-36
SIBELIUS / RAUTAVAARA / CRUSELL: Musical Souvenirs from Finland BIS-CD-1277
SIBELIUS, J.: 10 Little Pieces / 2 Serenades / The Tempest / 7 Songs (A Five-Star Sibelius Celebration) ODE1108-2
SIBELIUS, J.: 10 Pieces / Jaakarien marssi / 13 Pieces / 2 Rondinos / 10 Little Pieces (Mustonen) ODE1014-2
SIBELIUS, J.: 5 Pieces / STENHAMMAR: Sonata / NIELSEN: 5 Pieces / GRIEG: 19 Norwegian Folk Melodies (Romanza) SCD1048
SIBELIUS, J.: Piano Music (Folke Gräsbeck plays Sibelius on the Ainola Piano) BIS-2132
SIBELIUS, J.: Piano Music (Gothoni) ODE847-2
SIBELIUS, J.: Sibelius Edition, Vol. 4 - Piano Music I BIS-CD-1909-11
SIBELIUS, J.: Sibelius Edition, Vol. 6 - Violin and Piano BIS-CD-1915-17
SIBELIUS, J.: Sibelius Edition, Vol. 9 - Chamber Music II BIS-CD-1924-26
SIBELIUS, J.: Sibelius Festival (Helsinki Philharmonic) ODE930-2
SIBELIUS, J.: Souda, souda sinisorsa / Driftwood / Tempest Suite (The) / Karelia Suite / Lemminkainen Suite / Belshazzars Feast Suite ODE1083-2
SIBELIUS, J.: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 (arr. for piano) (Sigfridsson) ODE1179-2
SIBELIUS: Complete Music for Cello and Piano BIS-CD-817
SIBELIUS: Complete Original Piano Music, Vol. 1 BIS-CD-153
SIBELIUS: Complete Original Piano Music, Vol. 2 BIS-CD-169
SIBELIUS: Complete Original Piano Music, Vol. 3 BIS-CD-195
SIBELIUS: Complete Original Piano Music, Vol. 4 BIS-CD-196
SIBELIUS: Complete Original Piano Music, Vol. 5 BIS-CD-230
SIBELIUS: Complete Original Piano Music, Vol. 6 BIS-CD-278
SIBELIUS: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1: Early Works - 1 BIS-CD-1067
SIBELIUS: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 2: Early Works - 2 BIS-CD-1202
SIBELIUS: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 3: Marche triste BIS-CD-1272
SIBELIUS: Complete Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 1 BIS-CD-366
SIBELIUS: Complete Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 2 BIS-CD-367
SIBELIUS: Complete Youth Production for Violin and Piano, Vol. 2 BIS-CD-1023
SIBELIUS: Music from Timo Koivusalos film BIS-CD-1295
SIBELIUS: Original Works and Arrangements for Cello and Piano 8.570797
SIBELIUS: Piano Music (Selection) 8.553661
SIBELIUS: Piano Music, Vol. 1 8.553899
SIBELIUS: Piano Music, Vol. 2 8.554808
SIBELIUS: Piano Music, Vol. 3 8.554814
SIBELIUS: Piano Music, Vol. 5 8.555853
SIBELIUS: Piano Music, Vol. 4 8.555363
SIBELIUS: Piano Quintet / Svartsjukans natter / Andante - Allegro / O, om du sett / Vivace BIS-CD-1412
SIEGEL, W.: Terra / Fraklip: Bloopers / Rosewood Afternoon / Jericho 2.0 (Siegel) 8.226566
SIEGEL: Devils Golf Course / Eclipse / Tracking 8.224069
SIEGMEISTER: Piano Music, Vol. 1 8.559020
SIEGMEISTER: Piano Music, Vol. 2 8.559021
SIEPMANN, J.: Life and Works of Chopin (The) NA445612
SIERRA: New Music with a Caribbean Accent 8.559263
SIGURBJORNSSON: Flute Concertos BIS-CD-709
SILCHER, F.: Ich ging einmal spazieren / SCHUMANN, R.: Es wollt ein Jagerlein jagen / 5 Gesange aus H. Laubes Jagdbrevier (Arman) C67023
SILVER: Piano Concerto / Six Preludes 8.557015
SILVESTROV, V.: Piano Music - Naive Music / Der Bote / 2 Waltzes / 4 Pieces / 2 Bagatelles / Kitsch-Musik (Blumina) GP639
SIMAKU: String Quartets Nos. 2 and 3 / Soliloquy I-III 8.570428
SINDING, C.: Violin and Piano Music (Kraggerud, Hadland) 8.572214-15
SINDING, C.: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Kraggerud, Hadland) 8.572254
SINDING, C.: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Kraggerud, Hadland) 8.572255
SINDING: Piano Sonata / CLEMENTI: Piano Sonatas BIS-CD-36

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