Kent Nagano

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Nagano has proven himself an adventurous and versatile conductor, in both the world's major concert halls and opera houses.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Prokofiev: L'Amour des Trois Oranges
1989 Prokofiev: L'Amour des Trois Oranges Virgin
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Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 1 & 3
1991 Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 1 & 3 ASV
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Richard Strauss: Salomé
1991 Richard Strauss: Salomé Virgin
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Max Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet, Viola & Orchestra; 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola & Piano; Romance for Viola & Orchestra
1992 Max Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet, Viola & Orchestra; 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola & Piano; Romance for Viola & Orchestra Erato
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Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites
1992 Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites EMI Music Distribution
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John Adams: The Death of Klinghoffer
1992 John Adams: The Death of Klinghoffer Nonesuch
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Persephone
1992 Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Persephone Virgin
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Milhaud: La création du mond; Le boeuf sur le toit; Concerto pour harpe
1993 Milhaud: La création du mond; Le boeuf sur le toit; Concerto pour harpe Erato
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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
1993 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Erato
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L' Oeuvre de Edgar Varèse, Vol. 1: 1920-1927
1993 L' Oeuvre de Edgar Varèse, Vol. 1: 1920-1927 Erato
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Ferruccio Busoni: Arlecchino; Turandot
1993 Ferruccio Busoni: Arlecchino; Turandot Virgin
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Delibes: Coppélia
1994 Delibes: Coppélia Erato
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Stravinsky: The Firebird
1994 Stravinsky: The Firebird Virgin
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Delibes: Coppélia (Highlights)
1994 Delibes: Coppélia (Highlights) Erato
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Carlisle Floyd: Susannah, A Musical Drama in Two Acts
1994 Carlisle Floyd: Susannah, A Musical Drama in Two Acts Virgin
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Joseph Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne
1994 Joseph Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne Erato
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Peter and the Wolf Narrated by Patrick Stewart
1994 Peter and the Wolf Narrated by Patrick Stewart Erato
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Britten: Billy Budd
1994 Britten: Billy Budd Teldec
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Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
1995 Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust Erato
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Debussy: Rodrigue et Chimène
1995 Debussy: Rodrigue et Chimène Erato
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Puccini: La Bohème
1995 Puccini: La Bohème Erato
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Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1; Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
1995 Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1; Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Erato
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Ravel
1996 Ravel Erato
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Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; Poulenc: The Story of Babar
1996 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; Poulenc: The Story of Babar Erato / WEA International
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John Adams: Violin Concerto; Shaker Loops
1996 John Adams: Violin Concerto; Shaker Loops Nonesuch
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Britten: The Rescue of Penelope; Phaedra
1996 Britten: The Rescue of Penelope; Phaedra Erato
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Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
1996 Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress Erato
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John Adams: El Dorado
1996 John Adams: El Dorado Nonesuch
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Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
1996 Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Erato
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L' Oeuvre de Edgar Varèse, Vol. 2: 1925-1961
1996 L' Oeuvre de Edgar Varèse, Vol. 2: 1925-1961 Elektra
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Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Ma mère d'oye; Une barque sur l'océan
1997 Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Ma mère d'oye; Une barque sur l'océan Erato
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Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins; Symphony No. 2
1997 Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins; Symphony No. 2 Erato
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Puccini: Arias & Songs
1997 Puccini: Arias & Songs Erato
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Puccini: La Boheme [Highlights]
1997 Puccini: La Boheme [Highlights] Erato
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Joseph-Marie Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne; Maurice Emmanuel: Chansons bourguignonnes
1997 Joseph-Marie Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne; Maurice Emmanuel: Chansons bourguignonnes Erato / WEA
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Massenet: Werther
1997 Massenet: Werther Erato
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Strauss: Der Bürger als Edelmann; Ariadne auf Naxos
1997 Strauss: Der Bürger als Edelmann; Ariadne auf Naxos Virgin
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Bernstein: A White House Cantata
1997 Bernstein: A White House Cantata Deutsche Grammophon
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Offenbach: Les Contes D'Hoffmann [Highlights]
1997 Offenbach: Les Contes D'Hoffmann [Highlights] Erato
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Mahler: Das Klagende Lied
1998 Mahler: Das Klagende Lied Erato
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Stravinsky: Petrushka; Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin
1998 Stravinsky: Petrushka; Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin Erato / Maestro Music
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Britten: Double Concerto; Sinfonietta; Young Apollo; 2 Portraits
1999 Britten: Double Concerto; Sinfonietta; Young Apollo; 2 Portraits Erato
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Lalo: Symphonie espagnole; Chausson: Poème; Ravel: Tzigane
1999 Lalo: Symphonie espagnole; Chausson: Poème; Ravel: Tzigane Erato
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Adams: Lollapalooza; John's Book of Alleged Dances; Slonimsky's Earbox
1999 Adams: Lollapalooza; John's Book of Alleged Dances; Slonimsky's Earbox Nonesuch
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Adams: The Death of Klinghoffer (Highlights)
1999 Adams: The Death of Klinghoffer (Highlights) Nonesuch
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Adams: Two Fanfares for Orchestra; Common Tones in Simple Time; El Dorado
1999 Adams: Two Fanfares for Orchestra; Common Tones in Simple Time; El Dorado Nonesuch
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Adams: Harmonielehre; Violin Concerto
1999 Adams: Harmonielehre; Violin Concerto Nonesuch
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Peter Eötvös: Three Sisters
1999 Peter Eötvös: Three Sisters Deutsche Grammophon
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Olivier Messiaen: Saint François d'Assise
1999 Olivier Messiaen: Saint François d'Assise Deutsche Grammophon
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John Adams: Century Rolls
2000 John Adams: Century Rolls Elektra / Nonesuch
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Ferruccio Busoni: Doktor Faust
2000 Ferruccio Busoni: Doktor Faust Erato
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Mahler: Symphony No. 3
2000 Mahler: Symphony No. 3 Teldec
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Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments; The Firebird (Original Versions)
2001 Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments; The Firebird (Original Versions) Virgin
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Mahler: Rückert Lieder; Kindertotenlieder; Des Knaben Wunderhorn
2001 Mahler: Rückert Lieder; Kindertotenlieder; Des Knaben Wunderhorn Apex
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John Adams: El Niño
2001 John Adams: El Niño Elektra / Nonesuch
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Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie
2001 Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie Teldec
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Varèse: Amériques; Offrenades; Hyperprism; Octandre; Arcana; Etc.
2001 Varèse: Amériques; Offrenades; Hyperprism; Octandre; Arcana; Etc. Apex
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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
2002 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 BBC Legends
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Platinum Prokofiev
2002 Platinum Prokofiev ASV
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Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne
2002 Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne Erato
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The Butterfly Tree [Summit]
2002 The Butterfly Tree [Summit] Summit Records
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Prokofiev: Stage Works & Film Scores
2003 Prokofiev: Stage Works & Film Scores Warner Classics
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Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto No. 1
2003 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto No. 1 Pentatone
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Serge Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; Jean-Pascal Beintus: Wolf Tracks
2003 Serge Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; Jean-Pascal Beintus: Wolf Tracks Pentatone / PentaTone Classics
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Chopin, Loewe: Piano Concertos
2003 Chopin, Loewe: Piano Concertos PentaTone Classics
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Beethoven: Christus am Ölberge
2003 Beethoven: Christus am Ölberge Harmonia Mundi
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Michael Torke: Four
2003 Michael Torke: Four Ecstatic Records
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10th Annual Opera Gala in support of the German AIDS Foundation
2004 10th Annual Opera Gala in support of the German AIDS Foundation Rca Red Seal
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Schoenberg: Die Jakobsleiter
2004 Schoenberg: Die Jakobsleiter Harmonia Mundi
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Bruckner: Symphonie No. 3
2004 Bruckner: Symphonie No. 3 Harmonia Mundi
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Zemlinsky: Der König Kandaules
2004 Zemlinsky: Der König Kandaules Andante
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Leonard Bernstein: Mass
2004 Leonard Bernstein: Mass Harmonia Mundi
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Mahler: Symphony No. 8
2005 Mahler: Symphony No. 8 Harmonia Mundi
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
2005 Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Virgin
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Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Wolf Track [SACD]
2005 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Wolf Track [SACD] Pentatone
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Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps; L'Oiseau de Jeu; Perséphone
2005 Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps; L'Oiseau de Jeu; Perséphone Erato
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 6
2005 Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 Harmonia Mundi
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Hugo Wolf: Prometheus; Orchesterlieder
2006 Hugo Wolf: Prometheus; Orchesterlieder Harmonia Mundi
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Brahms: Symphonie No. 4; Schoenberg: Variations
2006 Brahms: Symphonie No. 4; Schoenberg: Variations Harmonia Mundi
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Serge Prokofiev: Pedro y el Lobo; Jean-Pascal Beintus: Las Huellas del Lobo
2007 Serge Prokofiev: Pedro y el Lobo; Jean-Pascal Beintus: Las Huellas del Lobo PentaTone Classics
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Berlioz: Nuits d'été; Ravel: Shéhérazade; Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
2007 Berlioz: Nuits d'été; Ravel: Shéhérazade; Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques Harmonia Mundi
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Boldemann, Gefors, Hillborg
2008 Boldemann, Gefors, Hillborg Deutsche Grammophon
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Ibert: Divertissement; Escales; Flute Concerto; Symphonie marine
2008 Ibert: Divertissement; Escales; Flute Concerto; Symphonie marine EMI Classics
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Beethoven: Ideals of the French Revolution
2008 Beethoven: Ideals of the French Revolution Rca Red Seal
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
2009 Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Analekta
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Unsuk Chin: Rocaná; Violin Concerto
2009 Unsuk Chin: Rocaná; Violin Concerto Analekta
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
2009 Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 Sony Classical Essential Classics
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Kaija Saariaho: L'Amour de loin
2009 Kaija Saariaho: L'Amour de loin Harmonia Mundi
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Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
2009 Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde Sony Classical Essential Classics
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5
2010 Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 ECM
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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Vergessene Lieder
2011 Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Vergessene Lieder Farao Classics
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Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht; Brahms: Nänie; Schumann: Der Königssohn
2011 Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht; Brahms: Nänie; Schumann: Der Königssohn Farao Classics
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Beethoven: Gods, Heroes and Men
2011 Beethoven: Gods, Heroes and Men Sony Classical
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Messie de Handel
2011 Messie de Handel CBC Records
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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8; Grosse Fugue
2011 Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8; Grosse Fugue Sony Classical
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
2011 Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 Sony Classical
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Human Misery, Human Love: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
2012 Human Misery, Human Love: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Sony Classical
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Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Piano Concerto No. 3
2012 Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Piano Concerto No. 3 Berlin Classics
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Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor
2012 Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor Sony Classical
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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4; Scriabin: Prométhée
2012 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4; Scriabin: Prométhée Analekta
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Richard Strauss: Der Bürger als Edelmann; Ariadne auf Naxos
2012 Richard Strauss: Der Bürger als Edelmann; Ariadne auf Naxos Erato / Virgin Classics
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Schumann: Konzertstück; Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll; Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen
2012 Schumann: Konzertstück; Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll; Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen Farao Classics
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Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Kindertotenlieder; Rückert-Lieder
2013 Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Kindertotenlieder; Rückert-Lieder Masterworks / Sony Classical
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Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 4, 7 & 8
2013 Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 4, 7 & 8 Farao Classics
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Bruckner: VIII. Symphonie 1887 Urfassung
2013 Bruckner: VIII. Symphonie 1887 Urfassung Farao Classics
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Grieg, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos
2013 Grieg, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Naïve
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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7 - Départ, Utopie
2014 Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7 - Départ, Utopie Sony Classical
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French Concertos for Trumpet
2014 French Concertos for Trumpet Analekta
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Shoka: Japanese Children's Songs
2014 Shoka: Japanese Children's Songs Analekta
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Beethoven: The Poetry of Freedom - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4
2014 Beethoven: The Poetry of Freedom - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 Analekta / Sony Classical
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Beethoven: The Piano Concertos; Triple Concerto
2015 Beethoven: The Piano Concertos; Triple Concerto Berlin Classics
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Audi Jugendcorakademie: Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Strawinsky, Etc.
2015 Audi Jugendcorakademie: Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Strawinsky, Etc. Farao Classics
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Saint-Saëns, Moussa, Saariaho: Symphonie et Créations pour Orgue et Orchestre
2015 Saint-Saëns, Moussa, Saariaho: Symphonie et Créations pour Orgue et Orchestre Analekta
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Saint-Saëns: Complete Violin Concertos
2015 Saint-Saëns: Complete Violin Concertos Analekta
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Beethoven: 9 Symphonies - O Mensch, Gib Acht!
2015 Beethoven: 9 Symphonies - O Mensch, Gib Acht! Analekta
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Honegger & Ibert: L'Aiglon
2016 Honegger & Ibert: L'Aiglon Decca
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Béla Bartók: Violin Concerto No 2; Concerto for Orchestra
2016 Béla Bartók: Violin Concerto No 2; Concerto for Orchestra Onyx / Onyx Classics
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Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie
2016 Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie Farao Classics
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Danse Macabre
2016 Danse Macabre Decca
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Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Tod und Verklärung
2017 Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Tod und Verklärung Farao Classics
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Leonard Bernstein: A Quiet Place
2018 Leonard Bernstein: A Quiet Place Decca
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Wolfgang Rihm: Das Gehege; Jean-Pascal Beintus: Le Petit Prince
2018 Wolfgang Rihm: Das Gehege; Jean-Pascal Beintus: Le Petit Prince Capriccio Records
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Jörg Widmann: Arche
2018 Jörg Widmann: Arche ECM
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Chopin: Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
2019 Chopin: Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Analekta
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Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
2019 Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov BIS
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The John Adams Album
2019 The John Adams Album Decca
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Zappa, Vols. 1-2
Zappa, Vols. 1-2 Universal
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Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale
Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale Pangea Music
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Stravinsky: Pétrouchka; Scriabin: Le Poème de l'Extase Op. 54
Stravinsky: Pétrouchka; Scriabin: Le Poème de l'Extase Op. 54 ORF
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Olivier Messiaen: Réveil des Oiseaux; Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine
Olivier Messiaen: Réveil des Oiseaux; Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine Erato
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Milhaud: Concerto No. 1; Honegger: Concerto; Hoddinott: Noctis Equi
Milhaud: Concerto No. 1; Honegger: Concerto; Hoddinott: Noctis Equi Erato
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Marius Müller-Westernhagen erzählt Peter und der Wolf
Marius Müller-Westernhagen erzählt Peter und der Wolf Erato
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