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A Listmania! list by C. Quinn "totality denier" (County Louth, Eire)
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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7
1.  Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven
The list author says:
  "Quite simply, if you don't like this you're dead. A hair-raisingly exciting record."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Lieutenant Kijé, Scythian Suite (DG The Originals)
2.  Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Lieutenant Kijé, Scythian Suite (DG The Originals) by Sergey Prokofiev
The list author says:
  "'Alexander Nevksy' is by turns brutal and heart-rending. The Scythian Suite is mostly just brutal."
£7.31   Used & New from: £1.98
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur
3.  Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur by Jennifer Bate
The list author says:
  "Yes, once upon a time I couldn't imagine anything more boring than organ music either. Then I took this trip."
£27.77   Used & New from: £3.99
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Górecki: Beatus Vir / Symphony No. 2
4.  Górecki: Beatus Vir / Symphony No. 2 by Kilanowicz/Dobber/Polish Radio Choir/Silesian Philharmonic Choir
The list author says:
  "Imagine the Third Symphony on steroids. And in a really, really bad mood."
£6.95   Used & New from: £2.12
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Penderecki: St. Luke Passion
5.  Penderecki: St. Luke Passion by Krzysztof Kolberger
The list author says:
  "Twisted, nauseous, ear-splitting. The perfect soundtrack to the vilest century in history. So far."
£6.01   Used & New from: £4.19
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Ligeti: The Ligeti Project 4
6.  Ligeti: The Ligeti Project 4 by Gyorgy Ligeti
The list author says:
  "Pick any volume, they're all incredible. Consummate masterpieces played with exquisite detail. Spectral, micropolyphonic -- or just great."
£22.93   Used & New from: £10.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Valentin Silvestrov: Requiem for Larissa
7.  Valentin Silvestrov: Requiem for Larissa by Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
The list author says:
  "There are echoes of Ligeti, Pärt, Gorecki and even Mozart here. But above all, echoes."
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Messiaen: Visions de l'Amen, Petite Esquisses d'Oiseaux, Piano Music
8.  Messiaen: Visions de l'Amen, Petite Esquisses d'Oiseaux, Piano Music by Peter Hill
The list author says:
  "One of Messiaen's greatest piano works in an ideal performance, plus numerous fascinating early miniatures."
£18.95   Used & New from: £2.99

Shostakovich: Symphony No.14
9.  Shostakovich: Symphony No.14 by Dmitry Shostakovich
The list author says:
  "Two late masterpieces. The Symphony is actually a very morbid song cycle with a deliciously impressionistic score."
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Rachmaninov: Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op.37
10.  Rachmaninov: Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op.37 by Olga Borodina
The list author says:
  "You don't need to be religious (Rachmaninov wasn't particularly) to find solace in this beautiful work."
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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto 1, 3; Bartok: Piano Concerto 3
11.  Prokofiev: Piano Concerto 1, 3; Bartok: Piano Concerto 3 by Sergey Prokofiev
The list author says:
  "Thrilling recordings from an outstanding, unpredictable talent."
£10.34   Used & New from: £2.97
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Bach: English Suite, Beethoven: Piano Sonata & Webern: Variations
12.  Bach: English Suite, Beethoven: Piano Sonata & Webern: Variations by Piotr Anderszewski
The list author says:
  "Anderszewski painstakingly disassembles each piece to find out how it works, then tells us. Why don't all pianists do that?"
£7.12   Used & New from: £5.70

String Quartets Nos. 1 And 2 (Quatuor Belcea)
13.  String Quartets Nos. 1 And 2 (Quatuor Belcea) by Belcea Quartet
The list author says:
  "Don't know this particular recording, but the quartets are both exciting and moving and this young group is earning a good reputation."
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Holst: The Planets [DVD AUDIO]
14.  Holst: The Planets [DVD AUDIO] by Claire Rutter
The list author says:
  "Lloyd-Jones blows the (space)dust off The Planets, sweeping away the bombast and playing up the cosmic mystery…or something."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
15.  Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Angela Hewitt
The list author says:
  "Well-received version of an inexhaustible source of musical intelligence. Buy other versions too."
£14.03   Used & New from: £4.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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C. Quinn "totality denier" (County Louth, Eire)
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