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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.
BALBASTRE, C.-B.: Harpsichord Music - Pieces de clavecin, Book 1 / Livre contenant des pieces de different genre (excerpts) (Farr) 8.572034-35
BALBI, L.: Ecclesiasticae Cantiones (Ensemble di Musica antica del Conservatorio di Vicenza) TC540203
BALBI, L.: Psalmi ad Vesperas Canendi per Annum, Vol. 1 (Schola Cantorum di Santa Giustina, Ros) TC540201
BALBI, L.: Psalmi ad Vesperas Canendi per Annum, Vol. 2 (Schola Cantorum di Santa Giustina, Da Ros) TC540202
BALLADE - Classical Favourites for Relaxing and Dreaming 8.556604
BANCHIERI, A.: Choral and Organ Music (Lorgano suonarino, Op. 13) (Coro Tactus, Kenyon, Tabarroni) TC560202
BANCHIERI, A.: Vezzo di perle musicali / Lorgano suonarino / Nuovi pensieri ecclesiastici (Ronchetti, Viola) TC560201
BANCHIERI: Vespro per la Madonna CDS176
BARBER (Eternal) 8.572133
BARBER, S.: Capricorn Concerto / Adagio for Strings / SCHUMAN, W.: Symphony No. 5 / BLOCH, E.: From Jewish Life (1946-1950) 9.80366
BARBER: Piano Sonata, Op. 26 / Excursions / Souvenirs 8.550992
BARBER: Solo Piano Music 8.559015
BARGIEL: Suite, Op. 31 / Fantasies, Opp. 5 and 12 8.223606
Baroque Cello Recital: Stahel, Michal - STAHEL, M. / GABRIELLI, D. / GALLI, D. / BACH, J.S. / DALLABACO, J.-M.-C. / SCIPRIANI, F. (Solitude) Gramola99024
BAROQUE FAVOURITES 7173
BAROQUE HARPSICHORD (THE ART OF THE) 8.554724
BAROQUE TRUMPET (THE ART OF THE), Vol. 2 8.553593
Baroque Violin and Keyboard Recital: Guyonnet, Jonathan, Molardi, Stefano - CORELLI, A. / LOCATELLI, A. / MUFFAT, G. (Corelli and Friends: In Rome) CDX-75229-2
BAROQUE! - A Collection of Baroque Gems from the Delos Catalog DE1500
BARRIOS / INFANTE: Piano Music 8.225164
BARRIOS MANGORE: Guitar Music, Vol. 1 8.554558
BARRIOS MANGORE: Guitar Music, Vol. 2 8.555718
BARRIOS MANGORE: Guitar Music, Vol. 3 8.557807
BARRUECO, Manuel: 300 Years of Guitar Masterpieces CD3X-3007
BARSHAI, Rudolf: Tribute (A) (20-CD Box Set) ICAB5136
BARTOK (THE BEST OF) 8.556693
BARTÓK, B.: 10 Easy Piano Pieces / Mikrokosmos, Vol. 1 (L. Kertész) 9.70207
BARTÓK, B.: 3 Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik District / 4 Dirges / Mikrokosmos, Vol. 6 (L. Kértesz) 9.70178
BARTOK, B.: Contrasts / Rhapsody No. 1 / Mikrokosmos (excerpts) (Bartok, Szigeti, Goodman) (Bartok Plays Bartok) (1940) 8.111343
BARTÓK, B.: For Children, Vols. 1 and 2 / The First Term at the Piano (L. Kertész) 9.70179
BARTÓK, B.: For Children, Vols. 3 and 4 / Romanian Christmas Songs (L. Kertész) 9.70180
BARTOK, B.: Instrumental Music (Songs and Dances of Life) (Popovici, Nas, Ketler) SM113
BARTÓK, B.: Mikrokosmos, Vols. 2 and 3 (L. Kertész) 9.70208
BARTÓK, B.: Mikrokosmos, Vols. 4 and 5 (L. Kertész) 9.70181
BARTÓK, B.: Piano Concerto No. 2 / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Anda, Müller-Kray, Leitner) (1950, 1973) CD94.225
BARTOK, B.: Piano Music (Bartok Plays Bartok) (1929-1941) 9.81128P
BARTOK, B.: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Jando) - Suite for piano / 7 Sketches / Piano Sonata 8.554717
BARTOK, B.: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Jando) - Dance Suite / Romanian Folk Dances 8.554718
BARTOK, B.: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Jando) - Out of Doors / Ten Easy Pieces / Allegro Barbaro 8.555329
BARTOK, B.: Piano Music, Vol. 4 (Jando) - For Children 8.555998
BARTOK, B.: Piano Music, Vol. 5 (Jando) - Mikrokosmos (complete) 8.557821-22
BARTOK, B.: Piano Music, Vol. 6 (Jando) - The First Term at the Piano / 4 Piano Pieces / Petits morceaux / 2 Elegies 8.572376
BARTÓK, B.: Piano Music, Vol. 7 (Jandó) - 14 Bagatelles / 9 Little Piano Pieces 8.573224
BARTÓK, B.: Piano Sonata / Out of Doors / Allegro Barbaro / Dances (Evans) AR-0064-2
BARTOK, B.: Rhapsody / 3 Studies / Suite / Sonatina / Out of Doors / Allegro barbaro (A. Bach) OC348
BARTOK, B.: Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion / BERGMAN, E.: Borealis / STRAVINSKY, I.: Sonata for 2 Pianos (Raekallio, Lagerspetz) ODE806-2
BARTOK, B.: Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion / For Children (excerpts) (Bartok, Pasztory-Bartok) (1940, 1945) 9.80806
BARTÓK, B.: Violin and Piano Works (Becker-Bender, Nagy) SWR19003CD
BARTÓK, B.: Violin Sonata / BACH, J.S.: Violin Sonata No. 3 / KORNGOLD, E.W.: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (Armstrong) YAR65007
BARTOK: Bela Bartok - A Portrait (JOHNSON) 8.558200-01
BARTOK: Complete Piano Works played by Gyorge Sandor CD5X-3610
BARTOK: Mikrokosmos (Selection) / Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 71 8.550451
BARTOK: Mikrokosmos, Vols. 1 and 2 (Farnadi) (1956) 9.80193
BARTOK: Mikrokosmos, Vols. 3 and 4 (Farnadi) (1956) 9.80194
BARTOK: Mikrokosmos, Vols. 5 and 6 (Farnadi) (1956) 9.80195
BARTOK: Miraculous Mandarin (The) / Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion CD93.194
BARTOK: Piano Transcriptions 8.223663
BARTOK: Violin Sonata, Sz. 117 / 44 Violin Duos, Sz. 98 8.550868
BASSANI, G.B.: Armonia delle sirene (L) (Miroku) TC642702
Bassoon Recital: Zdybel, Katarzyna - JACOB, G. / CASTEREDE, J. / SLUKA, L. / DENISOV, E. / CARTER, E. / MARKOWICZ, M. / FRANCAIX, J. (Portrait) CDAccordACD182
BAVOTA, B.: Piano Music (Out of the Blue) (Bavota) DSL-92206
BAX, A.: Piano Sonatas (Complete) (Endres) OC565
BAX: Piano Works, Vol. 1 8.557439
BAX: Piano Works, Vol. 2 8.557592
BAX: Piano Works, Vol. 3 8.557769
BAX: Piano Works, Vol. 4 - Music for 2 Pianos 8.570413
BAYREUTH ERLEBT - Erinnerungen an Wolfgang Wagner (1958-1995) SM182
BAZZINI, A.: Virtuoso Works for Violin and Piano (Hanslip) 8.570800
BBC LEGENDS - Great Recordings from the Archive, Vol. 1 (20 CD Box Set) ICAB5113
BBC LEGENDS - Great Recordings from the Archive, Vol. 2 (20 CD Box Set) ICAB5141
BEACH, A.: Cabildo [Opera] / Hermit Thrush at Eve / Give me not love / In the Twilight (Wilson) DE3170
BEDETTI, T.: Studies / Variations (Bedetti) TC970201
BEETHOVEN (Eternal) 8.572131
BEETHOVEN (THE BEST OF) 8.556651
BEETHOVEN (THE VERY BEST OF) 8.552105-06
BEETHOVEN / MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 (Kreisler) (1926) 8.110909
Beethoven and His Teachers (Bryant, Rachmanov) 8.572519-20
BEETHOVEN FOR MEDITATION (Swedish Edition) 8.557751
BEETHOVEN MASTERPIECES, Vols. 1-5 C10910
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Bagatelles and Dances, Vol. 1 (Jandó) 8.553795
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Bagatelles and Dances, Vol. 2 (Jandó) 8.553798
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Bagatelles and Dances, Vol. 3 (Jandó) 8.553799
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Bagatelles, Opp. 33, 119 and 126 (Jandó) 8.550474
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Chamber and Orchestral Music (Beethoven Blockbusters) ACD-8716
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Chamber Music for Flute (Complete) (Rampal) CDX-5000
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Diabelli Variations / 11 Bagatelles (Torbianelli) Gramola99016
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Diabelli Variations / CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Impromptus(Horszowski, Vienna Symphony, Swarowsky) CDX2-5511
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Diabelli Variations / Eroica Variations (Arrau) (1953) 9.80772-73
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Diabelli Variations / HAYDN, J.: Un Piccolo Divertimento: Variations (Korstick) (Beethoven Cycle, Vol. 1) OC532
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Eroica Variations / Piano Sonatas No. 8 and 23 (Scherbakov) TP1039190
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Flute Works, Vol. 1 (Kazunori Seo, Patrick Gallois, Mitsuo Kodama, Asuka Sezaki, Koichi Komine) 8.573569
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Genius of Beethoven (The) 8.578194
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Naxos Beethoven Album (The) 8.578109
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Piano Sonata No. 9 / 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 (Seemann, North German Radio Symphony, Kertész) C474971B
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 3 / Piano Sonata No. 1 (Gorlatch, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Tewinkel) 900115
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 4 / Piano Sonata No. 8, "Pathétique" / Fantasia, Op. 77 (E. Fischer, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Jochum) C270921B
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 5 / MOZART, W.A.: Piano Sonatas - Nos. 5, 11, 16 / Piano Concertos Nos. 9, 20 (Classical Novaes) (early 1950s) CDX2-5512
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor" (Dikov, Sofia Philharmonic, Tabakov) / Piano Sonata No. 8, "Pathetique" (Szekely) CA15628
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor" / Piano Sonata No. 24 (Masek, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Svarovsky) UP0109-2
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor" / Variations / 11 Bagatelles / Andante in F Major, "Andante favori" (Jacoby) ICAC5104

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