Classical Must-Haves

Where to start

Classical Music makes up a large portion of the available albums on NativeDSD, but if you are feeling a bit tentative and don’t know where to start, our very own Bill Dodd has come up with a list of works that offer a basic foundation.  Whenever anyone creates a list like this people will complain that a composer has been left off, or a given piece doesn’t belong.  This is certainly not a complete, everything-you-need-to-know list, but we think it does provide a starting point.  Will you like everything?  Maybe not, but you might discover new worlds in even one single composer’s works.  Don’t be afraid to explore!  And remember, this is a meant to be a starting point.

Suggestions (only)

Along with each work we are suggesting a recording.  This is not to say that these recordings are the only ones you should consider.  They are from a variety of artists, conductors, and ensembles so that you can sample their work as well.  Virtually every Classical album offered on Native features high standards of performance and certainly superlative recording quality.

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Pentatone Exclusive

Schubert: Unfinished & Great Symphonies

B'Rock Orchestra, Rene Jacobs, Tobias Moretti

Pentatone Exclusive

Puccini: Madama Butterfly, SC 74 [Double Album]

Alexander Kaimbacher, Amitai Pati, Cecília Rodrigues and 14 more

From Analog Tape

Rimsky-Korsakov: Shéhérazade – Noseda (Version #2)

Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino, Gianandrea Noseda

Pentatone Exclusive

Ravel – Daphnis et Chloe

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

Pentatone Exclusive

Tour de France Musicale

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam

Pentatone Exclusive

Mozart Symphonies

Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

From Analog Tape

Mozart Requiem

Stockholm Conservatory Orchestra