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Karamanov/Piano Concerto/Symphony 3
1.  Karamanov/Piano Concerto/Symphony 3 by Alemdar Karamanov
The list author says:
  "Karamanov is the finest composer since Wagner, but practically unknown, as he wrote highly religious music under the Soviet regime.  If you find a 'Stabat Mater', remember I told you first!"
£8.99   Used & New from: £5.94

Schnittke: Requiem / Concerto for Mixed Chorus
2.  Schnittke: Requiem / Concerto for Mixed Chorus by Schnittke
The list author says:
  "One of the greatest requiems ever written: compare with Karamanov's if you get a chance.  The concerto for mixed voice is also brilliant."
£9.15   Used & New from: £7.87

Message (Rusmanis, Riga Po)
3.  Message (Rusmanis, Riga Po) by Peteris Vasks
The list author says:
  "Divine"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Panufnik Conducts Panufnik: Sinfonia Rustica, Sinfonia Sacra
4.  Panufnik Conducts Panufnik: Sinfonia Rustica, Sinfonia Sacra by Andrzej Panufnik
The list author says:
  "Probably the best introduction to this brilliant composer.  Panufnik often wrote mathematical music, which is nevertheless very listenable"
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Mahler: Complete Symphonies
5.  Mahler: Complete Symphonies by Gustav Mahler
The list author says:
  "A good bargain and superb symphonies (especially 2, 5, 6 and 8)"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Shostakovich - Complete Symphonies
6.  Shostakovich - Complete Symphonies by Dmitry Shostakovich
The list author says:
  "An extremely powerful composer.  My favourites are 5, 8, 12, 13 and 14.  One caution: this set doesn't have any libretti."
£28.00   Used & New from: £14.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Vladimir Godar - Mater
7.  Vladimir Godar - Mater by Milos Valent
The list author says:
  "All of this music is incredible, but the 'stabat mater' is the centrepiece.  Just when you think it can't get more ecstatic, it takes on a new dimension of agony"
£11.90   Used & New from: £4.69
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Boulez Conducts Schoenberg
8.  Boulez Conducts Schoenberg by Arnold Schoenberg
The list author says:
  "An unfinished twentieth century masterpiece; try 'Pierrot Lunaire' as well."
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Arvo Pärt : Passio
9.  Arvo Pärt : Passio by Tonus Peregrinus
The list author says:
  "The most restrained Passion I have heard.  Idyllic and maddening at the same time"
£6.01   Used & New from: £1.18
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Penderecki - Symphony No 7, 'Seven Gates of Jerusalem'
10.  Penderecki - Symphony No 7, 'Seven Gates of Jerusalem' by Krzysztof Penderecki
The list author says:
  "Penderecki is probably the finest living composer.  This symphony should get you hooked for life"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
11.  Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy
The list author says:
  "Debussy's masterpiece; it kept me awake for nights."
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Szymanowski & Poulenc: Stabat Mater
12.  Szymanowski & Poulenc: Stabat Mater by Robert Shaw
The list author says:
  "Both brilliant 'stabat mater's.  Definitely listen Poulenc's 'Dialogues of the Carmelites'; the last scene is unbearably moving"
£7.99   Used & New from: £4.35
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Britten: War Requiem
13.  Britten: War Requiem by Benjamin Britten
The list author says:
  "It's impossible to choose any one Britten work as at all representative of the whole.  Try Billy Budd, Peter Grimes, Turn of the Screw and Les Illuminations."
£8.89   Used & New from: £1.02
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Bluebeard's Castle
14.  Bluebeard's Castle by Bela Bartok
The list author says:
  "Bartok's only opera; the great symbolist opera"
£15.95   Used & New from: £4.78
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Kancheli: Magnum Ignotum, Simi
15.  Kancheli: Magnum Ignotum, Simi by Giya Kancheli
The list author says:
  "In a similar spirit to the Vasks; try Symphonies 4 and 5 as well"
£15.99   Used & New from: £6.73
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Boris Godunov: The Kirov Opera [DVD] [2002] [NTSC]
16.  Boris Godunov: The Kirov Opera [DVD] [2002] [NTSC] DVD ~ Robert Lloyd
The list author says:
  "One of the finest pieces ever to come out of Russia.  It's worth paying extra for the DVD, as this production is lavish.  Again, however, there is no libretto, so it may be better to buy a CD as well."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Górecki: Beatus Vir / Symphony No. 2
17.  Górecki: Beatus Vir / Symphony No. 2 by Kilanowicz/Dobber/Polish Radio Choir/Silesian Philharmonic Choir
The list author says:
  "Gorecki is my favourite minimalist.  Symphony 3 is better known, but I chose this CD as it is a little neglected"
£7.00   Used & New from: £0.72
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Der Ring Des Nibelungen [14cd Box]
18.  Der Ring Des Nibelungen [14cd Box] by Richard Wagner
The list author says:
  "I listened to nothing else for more than a year.  Despite its amazing cheapness, I don't believe it is at all inferior to more expensive ones"
£29.88   Used & New from: £26.89
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Shchedrin: The Seagull
19.  Shchedrin: The Seagull by Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin
The list author says:
  "Incredible.  Shchedrin wrote lots of Chekhov works"
£5.99   Used & New from: £4.85

Janácek: From the House of the Dead
20.  Janácek: From the House of the Dead by Leos Janácek
The list author says:
  "Janacek's last opera, based on Dostoevsky.  It presents pictures from prison life.  I prefer the overture played a little faster, but otherwise the recording is very good."
£28.46   Used & New from: £3.16
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Ohki - Symphony No 5, 'Hiroshima'
21.  Ohki - Symphony No 5, 'Hiroshima' by Masao Ohki
The list author says:
  "Chilling"
£6.99   Used & New from: £1.48

Scriabin: Piano Concerto; Prometheus
22.  Scriabin: Piano Concerto; Prometheus by Alexander Scriabin
The list author says:
  "Extremely colourful.  Don't forget the symphonies and the Poem of Ecstasy."
£5.58   Used & New from: £0.78

Berg: Wozzeck / Schoenberg: Erwartung
23.  Berg: Wozzeck / Schoenberg: Erwartung by Alban Berg
The list author says:
  "One of my favourite operas.  Don't buy it if you like 'hummable' music.  Schoenberg's 'Erwartung' is also on this disc."
£49.99   Used & New from: £9.49

Webern: Complete Works
24.  Webern: Complete Works by Anton Webern
The list author says:
  "The epitome of brevity"
£98.75   Used & New from: £19.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
25.  Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
The list author says:
  "How else could I finish?"
£18.62   Used & New from: £6.78

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