THE SUPREME CLASSICAL LP RECORDINGS

INITIAL POSTINGS-MARCH 2012

UPDATED JANUARY 2017

OVERVIEW

COMPOSERS

A TO B

C TO D

E TO G

H TO I

J TO L

M TO O

P TO R

S

T TO V

W TO Z

MY FAVORITE CLASSICAL RECORDINGS

LP DESCRIPTIONS
The Divinity-Full Descriptions and Awards
The Demi-Gods-Full Descriptions and Awards
The Basic List-Full Description and Award-Ancient Music & Small Scale Classical
The Basic List-Full Descriptions-Large Scale Orchestra & Opera
The Basic List-Full Descriptions-Pop/Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music & Soundtracks
The Basic List-Full Descriptions and Award-Essays & Controversies
The Honorable Mentions-Some Descriptions
Back to Audio Critique

OVERVIEW

This is an alphabatized list of the finest sounding Classical LP recordings I have ever heard.

I've made this list to make it easier to find a particular composer and/or composition which, previously, could be found in four different lists:
The Divinity,
The Demi-Gods,
The Basic List and
"The Honorable Mentions"
.

The "Divinity" LPs have this designation next to them: DV
The "Demi-God" LPs have this designation next to them: DG
There are no distinctions made between the other two lists.

Unfortunately, there is also no provision at this time for the records with multiple composers (or "Ancient Music"), though I may attempt to resolve these issues at a later date.

Which Composers Had the Most Listings?

Out of curiosity, I decided to make a count. As it turned out, eleven composers have 10 or more listings.
Here are the top eleven:

1. Prokofiev- 27
2. Tchaikovsky- 19
3. Stravinsky- 18
4. Britten- 17
4. Shostakovitch- 17
6. Bartok- 13
6. Wagner-13
8. Holst- 12
8. Handel- 12
10. Haydn- 11

These lists are obviously dominated by modern composers, and Russian composers in particular. I don't know why, but I don't think it's a random coincidence. Maybe the nature of the Russian repertoire demands top-notch sonics, as does 20th Century music in general. (Three English composers, out of eleven, aren't a coincidence either, and that does not even include Handel.) Finally, Bach, Mozart and Beethoven may dominate my classical record collection, but not my lists.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

The "detailed descriptions" of these LPs may be read by visiting the respective file for each classification (see the Internal Links Section below). These "descriptions" also include many essays and anecdotes, plus comparisons of the different recordings and pressings of the famous "blockbuster" orchestral works.

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ADAM-GISELLE-MARTINON/PCO-DECCA SXL 2128 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
ADAM-LE DIABLE A QUATRE-BONYNGE-LONDON CS 6454/DECCA SXL 6188

ALBENIZ-SUITE ESPANOLA-DE BURGOS-DECCA SXL 6355/LONDON CS 6581 DG
ALBENIZ-IBERIA/TURINA-DANZAS FANTASTICAS-DECCA SXL 2243 (SPEAKERS CORNER) DG
ALBENIZ-IBERIA (COMPLETE)-MOREL/PSO-RCA LSC-6094 (2) (CLASSIC REISSUE)

ALFVEN-SYMFONI NR 4 "FRAN HAVSBANDET"-WESTERBERG-BLUEBELL BELL 107

ALWYN-SYMPHONY NO. 2/SINFONIETTA FOR STRINGS-ALWYN-LYRITA SRCS 85
ALWYN-SYMPHONY NO.3/THE MAGIC ISLAND-ALWYN-LYRITA SRCS 63
ALWYN-SYMPHONIES 4 & 5-ALWYN-LYRITA SRCS 76
ALWYN-LYRA ANGELICA/CONCERTO GROSSO NO.2/AUTUMN LEGEND-ALWYN-LYRITA SRCS 108

ANTILL-CORROBOREE-LANCHBERY-EMI OASD 7603
ANTILL-CORROBOREE-GOOSSENS-EVEREST SDBR-3003 (CLASSIC REISSUE)

ARNOLD-ENGLISH, SCOTTISH AND CORNISH DANCES-LYRITA SRCS 109
ARNOLD-FLUTE CONCERTO NO.2-SOLUM/DILKES-EMI ASD 3487
ARNOLD-SYMPHONY NO.1/SARABANDE & POLKA/BECKUS-ARNOLD-EMI ASD 3823
ARNOLD-SYMPHONY NO. 5/PETERLOO OVERTURE-ARNOLD-EMI ASD 2878
ARNOLD-OVERTURES-ARNOLD/LPO-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-48

BACH-BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS 4 & 5-TIMEGATE TG 234 DV
BACH-GOLDBERG VARIATIONS-MICHEL KIENER-CERCLE KALLISTOS CK 1004 DV
BACH-SUITES FOR UNACCOMPANIED CELLO-STARKER-MERCURY SR3-9016 SPEAKERS CORNER REISSUE
BACH-PEASANT & COFFEE CANTATAS-HARNONCOURT-TELEFUNKEN 641359
BACH-HUNT CANTATA/NO. 208-KIRKBY/SMITH-HYPERION A 66169
BACH-DAS KANTATENWERK-COMPLETE CANTATAS-VARIOUS MUSICIANS-TELEFUNKEN (DAS ALTE WERK)
BACH-ST. MATTHEW PASSION-MUNCHINGER-DECCA SET 288/91/LONDON OSA-1431
BACH-DOUBLE & TRIPLE CONCERTOS-COLLEGIUM AUREUM-(D) HARMONIA MUNDI 20348
BACH-DIE KUNST DER FUGE-MARRINER-PHILIPS 6747 172 (2LP)

BARTOK-MUSIC FOR STRINGS, PERCUSSION & CELESTA-DECCA 6111 (SPEAKERS CORNER) DG
BARTOK-CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA-MEHTA-IPO-LONDON CS 6949/DECCA SXL 6730
BARTOK-PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 2 AND 3-ASHKENAZY-DECCA SXL 6937/LONDON CS7167
BARTOK-SUITE NO. 1/TWO PICTURES-DORATI-DECCA SXL 6897/LONDON CS 7120
BARTOK-MUSIC FOR STRINGS, PERCUSSION AND CELESTA-ORMANDY-EMI ASD 3655
BARTOK-CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA-REINER-RCA LSC 1934 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
BARTOK-THE STRING QUARTETS-TOKYO STRING QUARTET-DGG 2740 235
BARTOK-KONZERT FUR VIOLA UND ORCHESTER/HINDEMITH-BENYAMINI-DGG 2531 249
BARTOK-MUSIC FOR STRINGS, PERCUSSION AND CELESTA-BARENBOIM-EMI ASD 2670
BARTOK-ALLEGRO BARBARO/ESQUISSES/IMPROVISATIONS-KOCSIS-PHILIPS 9500 876
BARTOK-SONATA FOR TWO PIANOS & PERCUSSION-BISHOP/ARGERICH-PHILIPS 9500 434
BARTOK-BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE-SOLTI-DECCA SET 630/LONDON OSA 1174
BARTOK-CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA-STOKOWSKI-EVEREST SDBR 3069 CLASSIC REISSUE

BEETHOVEN-PIANO SONATA NO. 23 (APPASSIONATA)-KAMIYA-RCA RDCE-4 (45 RPM) DV
BEETHOVEN-SERENADEN OP.8 UND OP.25-AITKEN/MENDELSSOHN-ENSEMBLE-FSM 52 236 EB
BEETHOVEN-SYMPHONY NO.9 (CHORAL)-SOLTI/CSO-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 2-516
BEETHOVEN-THE CREATURES OF PROMETHEUS-MEHTA-LONDON CS 6660/DECCA SXL 6438
BEETHOVEN-SEPTETTE-VIENNA OCTETTE-KING SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC-9111
BEETHOVEN-SYMPHONY NO. 6 "PASTORAL"-MUTI-EMI ASD 3854
BEETHOVEN-THE MIDDLE QUARTETS-QUARTETTO ITALIANO-PHILIPS 6703 082 (3 LPS)

BERLIOZ-SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE-FRECCIA-CHESKY CR 1 (180 GRAMS)
BERLIOZ-SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE-HAITINK-LONDON CS 7168/DECCA SXL 6938
BERLIOZ-OVERTURES-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3212/ESD 2900301
BERLIOZ-LES NUITS D'ETE/RAVEL-SHEHERAZADE-BAKER-EMI ASD 2444
BERLIOZ-HAROLD EN ITALIE-IMAI-PHILIPS 9500 026
BERLIOZ-SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE-KOJIAN-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-11 (45 RPM)
BERLIOZ-L'ENFANCE DU CHRIST-DAVIS-PHILIPS 6700 106
BERLIOZ-REQUIEM-FREMAUX-EMI ESDW 718

BERNSTEIN-FANCY FREE-BERNSTEIN-DGG 2531 196
BERNSTEIN-SONGFEST-BERNSTEIN-DGG 2531 044

BIRTWISTLE-PUNCH AND JUDY-ATHERTON-DECCA HEADLINE 24/25
BIZET-CARMEN-TROYANOS/SOLTI-LONDON OSA 13115/DECCA D 11 D 3
BLISS-STRING QUARTETS-DELME QUARTET-HYPERION A 66178
BLOCH-SCHELOMO-MEHTA-IPO-LONDON ENTERPRISE 414 166-1/DECCA SXL 6440

BORODIN-SYMPHONIES SYM 2, 3-ANSERMET-LONDON CS 6126 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
BORODIN-SYMPHONY NO. 2 ETC.-BRUSILOW-EMI ASD 3193

BOUCHER-ANGES MAUDITS, VEUILLEZ MAIDER!-TREMBLAY-RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 522/SRC 001
BOULEZ-PLI SELON PLI-BOULEZ/BRYN-JULSON/BBC SYMPHONY-ERATO NUM 75050
WILLIAM BOYCE-SYMPHONIES I-VIII-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 874

BRAHMS-SYMPHONY NO. 1-HORENSTEIN-CHESKY CR 19
BRAHMS-SERENADE NO. 1 IN D MAJOR, OP. 11-KERTESZ-DECCA JB 86
BRAHMS-FOUR SERIOUS SONGS-BAKER/PREVIN EMI ASD 3605

BRITTEN-THREE CHURCH PARABLES-PEARS/SHIRLEY-QUIRK/BRITTEN-DECCA 1BB 101/3 DG
BRITTEN-BILLY BUDD-BRITTEN-DECCA SET 379/LONDON OSA 1390 DG
BRITTEN-DEATH IN VENICE-BEDFORD-LONDON OSA 13109/DECCA SET 581 DG
BRITTEN-NOYE'S FLUDDE-DEL MAR-ARGO ZK 1
BRITTEN-PRINCE OF THE PAGODAS-LONDON STS-15081/2/DECCA GOS-558 559
BRITTEN-A CEREMONY OF CAROLS/REJOICE IN THE LAMB/MISSA BREVIS-GUEST-ARGO ZRG 5440
BRITTEN-SPRING & SIMPLE SYMPHONY-ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/BRITTEN-DECCA JUBILEE 410 171
BRITTEN-NOCTURNE/FOUR SEA INTERLUDES-PEARS/BRITTEN-DECCA SXL 2189/LONDON CS 6179
BRITTEN-CONCERTO FOR PIANO-RICHTER-DECCA SXL 6512/LONDON CS 6723
BRITTEN-LES ILLUMINATIONS-PEARS-DECCA SXL 6449/LONDON OS 26161
BRITTEN-WAR REQUIEM-BRITTEN-DECCA SET 252/3/LONDON OSA-1255
THE MUSIC OF BENJAMIN BRITTEN-PREVIN/HAENDEL/BERGLUND/MENUHIN-EMI SLS 5266
BRITTEN-ALBERT HERRING-BRITTEN-DECCA SET 274/6/LONDON OSA 1378
BRITTEN-MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM-BRITTEN-DECCA SET 338/40/LONDON OSA 1385
BRITTEN-OWEN WINGRAVE-BRITTEN-DECCA SET 501/2/LONDON OSA 1291
BRITTEN-THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA-BRITTEN-DECCA SET 492/3/LONDON OSA 1288
BRITTEN-PHAEDRA/SACRED AND PROFANE/PRELUDE AND FUGUE-BEDFORD/BRITTEN-DECCA SXL 6847

BRUCH-SCOTTISH FANTASIA/HINDEMITH-OISTRAKH-DECCA SXL 6035 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
BRUCH-VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1-CHUNG-DECCA SXL 6573/LONDON CS 6795
BRUCH-SCOTTISH FANTASIA/HINDEMITH-VIOLIN CONCERTO-OISTRAKH-DECCA SXL 6035/LONDON CS 6337

BRUCKNER-SYMPHONY NO. 6-SOLTI-DECCA SXL 6946/LONDON CS 7173
BUSONI-PIANO CONCERTO-OGDON-EMI SLS 776/SXDW 3053
BUTTERWORTH-A SHROPSHIRE LAD, ETC.-ENGLISH SINFONIA/DILKES-EMI CSD 3696

BYRD-MY LADYE NEVELLS BOOKE-HOGWOOD-L'OISEAU-LYRE D29D 4
BYRD-MISSA IN TEMPORE PASCHALI-CHANTICLEER-HARMONIA MUNDI (USA) HMC 5182

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CAMPRA-MESSE DE REQUIEM-HERREWEGHE-HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 1251
CANTELOUBE-SONGS OF THE AUVERGNE-KANAWA-LONDON LDR 71104/DECCA SXDL 7604
CHABRIER-ESPANA & OTHER WORKS-ANSERMET-DECCA SXL 6168/JUBILEE JB 10/LONDON CS 6438
CHARPENTIER-LES ANTIENNES "O" DE L'AVENT-CHRISTIE-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 5124
CHOPIN-PIANO SONATA NO. 3, SCHERZO NO. 2-AUER-RCA RDCE-7
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR-HIAWATHA'S WEDDING FEAST-SARGENT-EMI ASD 467/ESD 7161

COPLAND-APPALACHIAN SPRING-ARMENIAN-CANTABILE RECORDS CSPS 1617
COPLAND-BILLY THE KID/RODEO-SLATKIN-EMI (ANGEL) DS-3757 (DMM-GERMAN)
COPLAND-RODEO/BILLY THE KID/FANFARE-JOHANOS-TURNABOUT VOX TV-34169/SONIC TECHNOLOGY STC-200
COPLAND-SYMPHONY NO.3/DANZON CUBANO/EL SALON MEXICO-MATA-EMI DS-37365 (DMM)

CORELLI-CONCERTI GROSSI OP.6-CONCERTO'S 1 TO 6-HARMONICA MUNDI (USA) 7014
CRUMB-ANCIENT VOICES OF CHILDREN-WEISBERG-NONESUCH H-71255

DAN-CANTATA "THE TRUTH OF CREATION"-DAN-TOSHIBA TA-60068
DAVIES-SYMPHONY-RATTLE-DECCA HEAD 21

DEBUSSY-LA MER ETC.-HAITINK-PHILIPS 9500 359
DEBUSSY-TROIS IMAGES POUR ORCHESTRE-HAITINK-PHILIPS 9500 509 DG
DEBUSSY-3 NOCTURNES/IMAGES: IBERIA-DORATI-DECCA SXL 6742/LONDON CSA 6968
DEBUSSY-NOCTURNES/IBERIA/JEUX-MAAZEL-LONDON CS 7128/DECCA SXL 6904
DEBUSSY-PIANO MUSIC-MORAVEC-VOX CUM LAUDE D-VCL 9037

DELIBES-SYLVIA-BONYNGE-LONDON (OR DECCA) JUBILEE 414 257-1(DUTCH PRESSINGS)
DELIBES-SYLVIA-FISTOULARI-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 2-77005
DELIBES-LAKME-SUTHERLAND/BONYNGE-LONDON OSA 1391/DECCA SET 387/9 DG

DELIUS-HASSAN INCIDENTAL MUSIC-HANDLEY-EMI ASD 3777 (SIDE 2)
DUFAY-COMPLETE SECULAR MUSIC-THE MEDIEVAL ENSEMBLE-L'OISEAU-LYRE D 237 D6

DUKAS-SYMPHONY C/SORCERER'S APPRENTICE-WELLER-LONDON CS 6995/DECCA SXL 6770
DUKAS-LA PERI/SYMPHONIE EN UT MAJEUR-JORDAN-ERATO 75175 (DIGITAL)

DURUFLE-REQUIEM-GUEST-ARGO ZRG 787

DVORAK-SYMPHONY NO. 2 (7)-MONTEUX-RCA LSC-2489 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
DVORAK-SYMPHONY NO. 5 "NEW WORLD"-KERTESZ-DECCA SXL 2289 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
DVORAK-SYMPHONIES NOS. 1-9-KERTESZ-DECCA D6 D7 (LATE ENGLISH OR DUTCH)
DVORAK-CELLO CONCERTO-STARKER-MERCURY SR90303 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
DVORAK-NEW WORLD SYMPHONY-MEHTA-DECCA SXL 6751/LONDON CS 6980
DVORAK-TRIO IN F MINOR-JUNG TRIO-GROOVE NOTE RECORDS GRV1043-1 (2 LPS, 45RPM)

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ELGAR-FALSTAFF-SYMPHONIC STUDY-BOULT-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 2-501
ELGAR-SYMPHONY NO. 1-SOLTI-DECCA SXL 6569/LONDON CS 6789
ELGAR-CORONATION ODE-LEDGER-EMI ASD 3345
ELGAR-CELLO CONCERTO/SERENADE FOR STRINGS-TORTELIER-EMI ASD 2906
ELGAR-THE WAND OF YOUTH SUITES (1 & 2)-BOULT-EMI ASD 2356
ELGAR-SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN A FLAT-BOULT/LPO-EMI ASD 3330
ELGAR-SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN E FLAT-BOULT/LPO-EMI ASD 3266
ELGAR-THE KINGDOM-BOULT-EMI SAN 244-5/SLS 939/2
ELGAR-THE APOSTLES-BOULT-EMI SLS 976
ELGAR-THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS-BOULT-EMI SLS 987

FALLA-EL RETABLO DE MAESE PEDRO/PSYCHE-RATTLE-ARGO ZRG 921
FALLA-THE THREE CORNERED HAT-ANSERMET-DECCA SXL 2296 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
FALLA/HALFFTER-ATLANTIDA-FRUHBECK DE BURGOS-EMI SLS 5116
DEFALLA-THE THREE-CORNERED HAT-JORDA-EVEREST SDBR 3057 CLASSIC REISSUE

FAURE-REQUIEM-WILLCOCKS-EMI ASD 2358
FERNEYHOUGH-TRANSIT-HOWARTH-DECCA HEAD 18

FINZI-FOR ST. CECILIA/DIES NATALIS-LANGRIDGE/HICKOX-ARGO ZRG 896
FINZI-INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY-HANDLEY-LYRITA SRCS 75

ROBERTO GERHARD-THE PLAGUE-DORATI-DECCA HEAD 6 DV
GERHARD-SYMPHONY NO.4/VIOLIN CONCERTO-DAVIS/NEAMAN-ARGO 701 DG
GERHARD-FIRST SYMPHONY/DANCES FROM DON QUIXOTE-DORATI-ARGO ZRG 752

GERSHWIN-PORGY AND BESS-MAAZEL-LONDON OSA 13116/DECCA SET 609-11
GERSHWIN-RHAPSODY IN BLUE/AN AMERICAN IN PARIS-MAAZEL-MOBILE FIDELITY-1-529
GERSHWIN-RHAPSODY IN BLUE/AN AMERICAN IN PARIS-PREVIN-EMI ASD 2754

GINASTERA-PIANO CONCERTO/VARIACIONES CONCERTANTES-MARTINS/LEINSDORF-RCA LSC-3029
GINASTERA-ESTANCIA/PANAMBI-GOOSSENS-EVEREST SDBR 3041 CLASSIC REISSUE

GOULD-WEST POINT SYMPHONY-FENNELL-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75094
GOULD-LATIN-AMERICAN SYMPHONETTE-ABRAVANEL-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS APC 003 DG

GOUNOD-FAUST/BIZET-CARMEN SUITE-GIBSON-RCA LSC-2449 (CLASSIC REISSUE
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HADLEY-THE TREES SO HIGH-HANDLEY-LYRITA SRCS 106

HANDEL-WATER MUSIC-MCGEGAN-HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 7010 DG
HANDEL-FIREWORKS MUSIC/WATER MUSIC-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 697
HANDEL-BELSHAZZAR-HARNONCOURT-DAS ALTE WERK/TELEFUNKEN-635326
HANDEL-ARIAS FOR SENESINO-MINTER-HARMONIA MUNDI (USA)-HMC 5183
HANDEL-ACIS AND GALATEA-BOULT-L'OISEAU-LYRE SOL 60011-2
HANDEL-MESSIAH-MARRINER-ARGO (OR DECCA) D18D3
HANDEL-CONCERTI GROSSI OP.3/OP.6-ASMF/MARRINER-DECCA SDDB 294/7
HANDEL-SAUL-LEDGER-EMI SLS 5200
HAENDEL-DUETTI E CANTATE/CONCERTO VOCALE-NELSON-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1004
HAENDEL-SAMSON-LEPPARD-ERATO STU 71240
HANDEL-MESSIAH-BEECHAM-RCA LDS 6409 (4) SORIA
HANDEL-SOLOMON-GARDINER-PHILIPS 412 612-1

HARRIS-FOLKSONG SYMPHONY-GOLSCHMANN-VANGUARD VSD-2082

HAYDN-DIE SCHOPFUNG-LA PETITE BANDE/KUIJKEN-ACCENT ACC 8228-9
HAYDN-CELLO CONCERTO & HORN CONCERTOS-ROSTROPOVICH/TUCKWELL-DECCA JB 121
HAYDN-THE SEASONS-(SUNG IN GERMAN)-DORATI-DECCA D 88 D 3/LONDON OSA 13128
HAYDN-BARYTON TRIOS-ESTERHAZY BARTYTON TRIO-EMI HQS 1424/SLS 5095
HAYDN-STRING QUARTETS-OPUS 71/4-SALOMON QUARTET-HYPERION A66065/A66098/A66124
HAYDN-MISSA SANCTI NICOLAI-PRESTON-L'OISEAU-LYRE DSLO 538
HAYDN-STABAT MATER/SALVE REGINA-HELTAY-ARGO ZRG 917-8
HAYDN-CELLO CONCERTOS IN D & C-ROSTROPOVITCH-EMI ASD 3255
HAYDN-ZINGARESE/LANDLER-ENSEMBLE BELLA MUSICA-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1057
HAYDN-STRING QUARTETS/"EMPEROR"/"SUNRISE"-QUARTETTO ITALIANO-PHILIPS 9500 157
HAYDN-PIANO CONCERTOS-MICHELANGELI-EMI ASD 3128

HENZE-ODE AN DEN WESTWIND/VIOLINKONZERT-PALM/SCHNEIDERHAN-DGG 139 382
HENZE-DOUBLE CONCERTO/FANTASIA/SONATA-SACHER-DGG 139 396
HENZE-SINFONIA NO. 6 FOR TWO CHAMBER ORCHESTRAS-HENZE-DGG 2530 261
HENZE-COMPASES/VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.2-FUKAI/LANGBEIN-DECCA HEAD 5
HENZE-VOICES-LONDON SINFONIETTA-DECCA HEAD 19/20

HEROLD-LANCHBERRY-LA FILLE MAL GARDEE-ROYAL OPERA HOUSE-DECCA SXL 2313
HERRMANN-SYMPHONY-HERRMANN-UNICORN RHS 331
HILDEGARD OF BINGEN-GOTHIC VOICES-KIRKBY/PAGE-HYPERION A66039
HINDEMITH-CONCERT MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND BRASS-ORMANDY-EMI ASD 3743

HODDINOTT-SINFONIETTA NO. 1/NIGHT MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA-ATHERTON-ARGO ZRG 824
HODDINOTT-OVERTURE JACK STRAW/SINFONIA FIDEI-GROVES-UNICORN RHD 401
HODDINOTT-ORCHESTRAL MUSIC (SYMPHONY NO. 3)-ATHERTON-DECCA SXL 6570
HODDINOTT-CONCERTO FOR HORN/CONCERTO FOR PIANO NO. 2/SYMPHONY NO.5-DAVIS-DECCA SXL 6606

HOLST-THE PLANETS-ANDRE PREVIN-EMI ASD 3002
HOLST-THE PLANETS-SOLTI-MOBILE FIDELITY-1-510/MFQR 1-510
HOLST-SAVITRI/CHORAL HYMNS FROM THE RIG VEDA-BAKER/TEAR/HOLST-ARGO ZK 98
HOLST-BROOK GREEN SUITE ETC.-BEDFORD/HOLST/GROVES/SARGENT-EMI ESD 2900221
HOLST-A CHORAL FANTASIA/THE HYMN OF JESUS-HOLST/GROVES/PREVIN-EMI ESD 1783041
HOLST-CHORAL SYMPHONY-BOULT-EMI SAN 354
HOLST-WANDERING SCHOLAR/THE PERFECT FOOL-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3097
HOLST-THE PLANETS-MEHTA-DECCA SXL 6529/LONDON CS 6734
HOLST-LYRIC MOVEMENT/BROOK GREEN SUITE/NOCTURNE-LYRITA SRCS 34
HOLST-THE LURE/THE MYSTIC TRUMPETER-ARMSTRONG/ATHERTON-LYRITA SRCS 128
HOLST-A SOMERSET RHAPSODY/HAMMERSMITH/BENI MORA-BOULT-LYRITA SRCS 56
HOLST-HAMMERSMITH/SUITES 1/2/MOORSIDE-DUNN-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-39

IBERT-ORCHESTRAL MUSIC-FREMAUX-EMI ASD 3176
IRELAND-ORCHESTRAL MUSIC VOLUME 1-BOULT-LYRITA SRCS.31

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JANACEK-KATYA KABANOVA-SODERSTROM/MACKERRAS-LONDON OSA 12109/DECCA D51-D2
JANACEK-TARAS BULBA-HUYBRECHTS-LONDON CS 6718/DECCA SXL 6507
JANACEK-SINFONIETTA/HINDEMITH-ABBADO-DECCA SXL 6398 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
JANACEK-TARAS BULBA/SINFONIETTA-ZINMAN-PHILIPS 9500 874

JOHNSEN-KANTAT, SONAT & ODER-LJUNGGREN-PROPRIUS PROP 7805 DG
JOLVIET-2ND CONCERTO PER VIOLONCELLO-ROSTROPOVITCH-ERATO STU 70509
JOSQUIN DES PREZ-MISSA PANGE LINGUA-JOEL COHEN-HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 5119

KABALEVSKY-THE COMEDIANS-KONDRASHIN-RCA LSC-2398 (CLASSIC REISSUE)

KHACHATURIAN-SYMPHONY 2 (THE BELL)-DECCA SXL 6001/LONDON CS 6323/ENTERPRISE 414-169-1
KHACHATURIAN-PIANO CONCERTO-DE LARROCHA-LONDON CS 6818/DECCA SXL 6599
KHATCHATURIAN-PIANO CONCERTO-KATIN/RIGNOLD-EVEREST SDBR 3055 CLASSIC REISSUE

KODALY-HARY JANOS SUITE-KERTESZ-DECCA SXL 6136 (SPEAKERS CORNER) DG
KODALY-PSALMUS HUNGARICUS/MISSA BREVIS-KERTESZ/HELTAY-DECCA JB 122
KODALY-ORCHESTRAL WORKS-DORATI-DECCA SXL 6665/7/LONDON 2313
KODALY-HARY JANOS (HIGHLIGHTS)-SZONYI/KERTESZ-DECCA SXL 6631/LONDON OS 26390

KOECHLIN-"LE LIVRE DE LA JUNGLE"-SEGERSTAM-CYBELIA CY 679-680

LALO-SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE/CELLO CONCERTO-TORTELIER/FREMAUX-EMI ASD 3209
LAMBERT-ROMEO & JULIET/POMONA-DEL MAR-LYRITA SRCS 110
LASSUS-MISSA "BELL'AMFITRIT ALTERA"-PRESTON-DECCA SA18
LAWES-SITTING BY THE STREAMS-CONSORT OF MUSICKE-HYPERION A 66135
LEIGH-CONCERTINO/MUSIC FOR STRINGS-PINNOCK/BRAITHWAITE-LYRITA SRCS 126
LEONARDO LEO-THE COMPLETE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC-TAFELMUSIK-COLLEGIUM 8405/06
LIEBERSON-PIANO CONCERTO-SERKIN-NEW WORLD NW 325 (DIGITAL!)
LIGETI-MELODIEN/DOUBLE CONCERTO/CHAMBER CONCERTO-ATHERTON-DECCA HEAD 12

LISZT-VIA CRUCIS-ANDRE LYNCH-PIERRE VERANY PV 8292 DG
LISZT-PIANO CONCERTOS NO. 1 & 2-DAVIS-DECCA VIV 11 (PHASE FOUR)
LISZT-SYMPHONIC POEMS (LES PRELUDES ETC.)-SOLTI-DECCA SXL 6863/LONDON CS 7084
LISZT-PIANO CONCERTOS NO. 1 & NO. 2-RICHTER-PHILIPS 835 474
LISZT-ETUDES/ETUDEN-ARRAU-PHILIPS 6747 412 (2 LPS)

LLOYD-SYMPHONY NO.4-DOWNES-LYRITA SRCS 129
LLOYD-SYMPHONY NO.5-DOWNES-LYRITA SRCS 124

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MACHAUT-MESSE DE NOSTRE-DAME/CHANSONS-COHEN-HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 5122
MACHAUT-CHANSONS I-BINKLEY-REFLEXE 063-30106
MACHAUT-CHANSONS II-BINKLEY-REFLEXE 063-30109

MACHONCHY-SERENATA CONCERTANTE FOR VIOLIN-PARIKIAN-LYRITA SRCS 116

MAHLER-SYMPHONY 3/MEHTA-KING SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC 9014 9015
MAHLER-DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN-SZELL/SCHWARZKOPF-EMI ASD 1000981
MAHLER-SYMPHONY 2-BERNSTEIN/NYPO-DGG 4233951 (DIGITAL!)
MAHLER-DAS LIED VON DER ERDE-KLEMPERER-EMI SAN 179
MAHLER-DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN-HAITINK-PHILIPS 9500 316/416 669-1
MAHLER-SYMPHONY NO. 5-MEHTA-DECCA SXL 6806/7/LONDON CSA 2248

MARTIN-CONCERTO FOR 7 WIND INSTR-ANSERMET-DECCA SXL 2311/LONDON CS 6241 OR STS 15270

MASSENET-DON QUICHOTTE-GHIAUROV/KORD-LONDON OSA 13134/DECCA D 156 D3 DV
MASSENET-LE CID-FREMAUX- KLAVIER KS 522 (180 GRAM)
MASSENET-ESCLARMONDE-SUTHERLAND/BONYNGE-LONDON OSA 13118/DECCA SET 612/14
MASSENET-SCENES ALSACIENNES & OTHERS-BONYNGE-DECCA SXL 6827/LONDON CS 7048

MATHIAS-HARP CONCERTO/DANCE OVERTURE-ATHERTON-DECCA SXL 6607/O-L SOL 346
MATHIAS-CLARINET CONCERTO/LAUDI/OTHER WORKS-ATHERTON-ARGO ZRG 882

MCCABE-SYMPHONY NO. 2/NOTTURNI ED ALBA-FREMAUX-EMI ASD 2904

MENDELSSOHN-A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM-DECCA SXL 2060 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
MENDELSSOHN-OVERTURES-ATZMON-EMI ESD 7003
MENDELSSOHN-THE FIRST WALPURGIS NIGHT-MASUR-EMI ASD 3009
MENDELSSOHN-A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3377
MENDELSSOHN-ELIJAH-DE BURGOS/JONES/BAKER/GEDDA/FISCHER-DIESKAU-EMI SLS 935
MENDELSSOHN-VIOLIN CONCERTO-HEIFITZ-RCA LSC-2314 (CLASSIC REISSUE)

MESSIAEN-LA TRANSFIGURATION DE NOTRE SEIGNEUR-DORATI-DECCA/LONDON HEAD 1/2
MESSIAEN-TURANGALILA SYMPHONY-BEROFF/LORIOD/PREVIN-EMI SLS 5117

MILHAUD-LA CREATION DU MONDE-MUNCH-RCA LDS 2625 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
MILNER-ROMAN SPRING/SALUTATIO ANGELICA-ATHERTON-DECCA SXL 6699
MOERAN-SYMPHONY IN G MINOR-BOULT-LYRITA SRCS 70
MONTEVERDI SACRED VOCAL MUSIC-KIRKBY/PARTRIDGE-HYPERION A66021
MORGAN-VIOLIN CONCERTO/CONTRASTS-GRUENBERG/HANDLEY-LYRITA SRCS 97

MOZART-(4) FLUTE QUARTETS-KUIJKEN-ACCENT ACC 8225
MOZART-SERENADE NO. 10 K.361-VIENNA WIND SOLOISTS-LONDON FINAL LOOC 5429
MOZART-PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 20 & 27-CURZON-DECCA SXL 7007/LONDON CS 7251
MOZART-HORN CONCERTOS-GREER-HARMONIA MUNDI (USA)- HMU 7012
MOZART-STRING QUARTETS-"HAYDN"-SALOMON QUARTET-HYPERION A66170/A66188/A66234
MOZART-REQUIEM-SKOLD/CHOIR OF ST. JACOB-PROPRIUS 7815
MOZART-CLARINET/FLUTE & HARP CTO-PRINZ/TRIPP/JELLINEK-ACE OF DIAMONDS SDD 155

MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL-PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION-REINER-RCA LSC-2201-CLASSIC REISSUE
MOUSSORGSKY-PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION-MAAZEL-TELARC DIGITAL 10042
MUSSORGSKY-BORIS GODUNOV-KARAJAN-DECCA SET 514-7/LONDON OSA-1439

OFFENBACH-THE TALES OF HOFFMANN-SUTHERLAND-LONDON OSA 13106/DECCA SET 545-7
OFFENBACH-GAITE PARISIENNE-FIEDLER-CHESKY RC 110
OFFENBACH-OVERTURES-FREMAUX-KLAVIER KS 517 (180 GRAM)
OFFENBACH-CELLO SUITES OP.54-PIDOUX/PECLARD-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1043

ORFF-CARMINA BURANA-KEGEL-EDITION PHONIX EPH-15 (2LP SET)
ORFF-DER MOND-KEGEL-PHILIPS 6700 083/EDITION PHONIX EPH-19 (2LP)
ORFF-DIE KLUGE-KEGEL-PHILIPS 6769 094/EDITION PHONIX EPH-09 (2LP)
ORFF-TRIONFI (TRITTICO TEATRALE)-KEGEL-PHILIPS 6768 070 (3LP)

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PAGANINI-LE COUVENT DU MONT ST BERNARD-DYNAMIC DS 4027
PAGANINI-THE 6 VIOLIN CONCERTOS-ACCARDO/DUTOIT-DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2864 005 (5 LPS)
PAGANINI-VARIOUS WORKS-ACCARDO-FONE 011 45 RPM

PANUFNIK-SINFONIA DI SFERE/SINFONIA MISTICA-ATHERTON-DECCA HEAD 22
PART-ARBOS-DAVIES-ECM NEW SERIES 1325 831 959-1
PARTCH-DELUSION OF THE FURY-MITCHELL-COLUMBIA M2 30576
PERGOLESI-STABAT MATER-PALMER/HODGSON/GUEST-ARGO ZRG 913
PFITZNER-GESANGE FUR BARITON UND ORCHESTER-FISCHER-DIESKAU-EMI 065 45616

POULENC-CONCERT CHAMPETRE/AUBADE ETC-PRETRE-EMI ESD 7165
POULENC-GLORIA/PIANO CONCERTO-BURROWES/ORTIZ/FREMAUX-EMI ASD 3299

PROKOFIEV-SCYTHIAN SUITE-DORATI-MERCURY SR-90006 (CLASSIC REISSUE) DG
PROKOFIEV-FIVE PIANO CONCERTOS-ASHKENAZY-LONDON 2314 OR DECCA 15 BB 218 219 220
PROKOFIEV-VISIONS FUGITIVES/WALTON-SONATA FOR STRINGS-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 711
PROKOFIEV-ALEXANDER NEVESKY-SLATKIN-ATHENA ALSY-10003
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONIES NO. 1 (CLASSICAL) & 3-ABBADDO-DECCA SXL 6469/LONDON CS 6679
PROKOFIEV-VIOLIN CONCERTOS NOS. 1 & 2-CHUNG-DECCA SXL 6773/LONDON CS 6997
PROKOFIEV-STONE FLOWER-VARVISO-LONDON CS 6458/DECCA SXL 6203
PROKOFIEV-ROMEO AND JULIET-MAAZEL-DECCA SXL 6620/LONDON CSA 2312
PROKOFIEV-LIEUTENANT KIJE/KODALY-HARY JANOS-DORATI-DECCA 4355/LONDON 21146
PROKOFIEV-CINDERELLA-ASHKENAZY-LONDON/DECCA DIGITAL 410 162-1
PROKOFIEV-SCYTHIAN SUITE-ANSERMET-DECCA SXL 6308/LONDON CS 6538
PROKOFIEV-LIEUTENANT KIJE/SCYTHIAN SUITE-ABBADO-DGG 2530 967
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONY NO. 5-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3115
PROKOFIEV-PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2-FRAGER-RCA LSC-2465 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
PROKOFIEV-CINDERELLA-RIGNOLD-RCA LSC-2135 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONY NO. 7-MARTINON-RCA LSC-2288 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
PROKOFIEV-ROMEO & JULIET (HIGHLIGHTS)-MAAZEL-KING SUPER ANALOGUE DISC KIJC-9158
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONY NO. 5-MAAZEL-DECCA SXL 6875/LONDON CS 7099
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONY NO. 2/LOVE OF THREE ORANGES SUITE-WELLER-DECCA SXL 6945
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONY NO. 4/RUSSIAN OVERTURE-WELLER-DECCA SXL 6908
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONY NO. 6-WELLER-DECCA SXL 6777 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONIES NOS. 1 & 7-WELLER-DECCA SXL 6702/LONDON CS 6897
PROKOFIEV-ROMEO AND JULIET (BALLET SUITE)-MUTI-EMI ASD 4068
PROKOFIEV-LT. KIJE/LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES/STRAVINSKY-SUITES NOS. 1 & 2-MATA-RCA ARC1-5168
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONY NO. 5-SARGENT-EVEREST SDBR 3034 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
PROKOFIEV-ROMEO AND JULIET (EXCERPTS)-LEINSDORF-SHEFFIELD LAB 8
PROKOFIEV-CHOUT/ROMEO & JULIET-ABBADO-DECCA SXL 6286/LONDON CS 6522

PUCCINI-TOSCA-PRICE/VON KARAJAN-LONDON OSA 1284/DECCA 5BB 123-4
PUCCINI-TURANDOT-SUTHERLAND/PAVAROTTI/MEHTA-LONDON OSA 13108/DECCA SET 561
PUCCINI-IL TRITTICO-GARDELLI-LONDON OSA 1364/DECCA SET 236/8
PUCCINI-LA BOHEME-KARAJAN-DECCA SET 565-6 (SPEAKERS CORNER)

PUNTO-FOUR HORN CONCERTOS-TUCKWELL-EMI ASD 4008
PURCELL-MUSIC FOR A WHILE-DELLER-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 249

RACHMANINOFF-SYMPHONIC DANCES-JOHANOS-ATHENA 10001
RACHMANINOFF-PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 1-4/RHAPSODY-ASHKENAZY/PREVIN-DECCA SXLF 6565/7/LONDON CSA 2311
RACHMANINOV-THE ISLE OF THE DEAD/SYMPHONIC DANCES-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3259
RACHMANINOV-SYMPHONIES-PREVIN-EMI SLS 5225
RACHMANINOV/RESPIGHI-ETUDES TABLEAUX/TCHAIKOVSKY/KRASNAPOLSKY-EMI ASD 3013
RACHMANINOV-THE BELLS-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3284
RACHMANINOV-SYMPHONY NO. 1-WELLER-DECCA SXL 6583
RACHMANINOFF-SYMPHONY NO. 3-BOULT-RCA LSC-2185 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RACHMANINOFF-PIANO CONCERTO NO.4/RHAPSODY-WILD/HORENSTEIN-CHESKY CR41
RACHMANINOFF-PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3-JANIS-MERCURY SR90283 SPEAKERS CORNER REISSUE

RAMEAU-ANACHREON-CHRISTIE-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1090
RAMEAU-ORCHESTERSUITE AUS "HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE"-KUIJKEN-DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 065-99 837

RAVEL-WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA-SKROWAEZEWSKI-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS APC 007 DG
RAVEL-RAPSODIE ESPAGNOLE/LA VALSE-PARAY-MERCURY SR90313 (CLASSIC REISSUE) DG
RAVEL-L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES-ANSERMET-DECCA SXL 2212 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
RAVEL-ALBORADO DEL GRACIOSO/DEBUSSY-REINER-RCA LSC-2222 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RAVEL-DAPHIS ET CHLOE-MAAZEL-DECCA SXL 6703/LONDON CS 6898
RAVEL-CONCERTO IN G/D'INDY-SYMPHONY-MUNCH-RCA LSC-2271 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RAVEL-DAPHNIS & CHLOE-MUNCH-RCA LSC-1893 (CLASSIC REISSUE)

RAWSTHORNE-PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 1 & 2-BINNS/BRAITHWAITE-LYRITA SRCS 101
RAWSTHORNE-SYMPHONY NO.1 & SYMPHONIC STUDIES-PRITCHARD-LYRITA SRCS 90

RESPIGHI-PINES OF ROME/FESTE ROMANE-MAAZEL-MOBILE FIDELITY-1-507/MFQR 1-507 DG
RESPIGHI-PINES OF ROME/FOUNTAINS OF ROME-REINER-RCA LSC-2436-CLASSIC REISSUE
RESPIGHI-ANCIENT AIRS & DANCES-LOPEZ-COBOS-DECCA SXL 6846
RESPIGHI-PINES OF ROME/FOUNTAINS OF ROME-DE BURGOS-CFP 40348
RESPIGHI-THE BIRDS/BRAZILIAN IMPRESSIONS-DORATI-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75023
RESPIGHI-PINES OF ROME/FOUNTAINS OF ROME-REINER-RCA LSC-2436
RESPIGHI-CHURCH WINDOWS-CLARK-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-15
RESPIGHI-FOUNTAINS OF ROME/PINES OF ROME-SARGENT-EVEREST SDBR 3051 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RESPIGHI-THE BIRDS/BRAZILIAN IMPRESSIONS-MERCURY SR90153 SPEAKERS CORNER REISSUE

REVUELTAS-SENSEMAYA-REDES-CAMINOS-MATA-RCA (A)RL12320

RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF-SCHEHERAZADE-MEHTA-LONDON CSA 6950/DECCA SXL 6731
RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF-SCHEHERAZADE-REINER-RCA LSC-2446 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF-LE COQ D'OR/RUSSIAN EASTER-MAAZEL-LONDON CS 7196/DECCA 6966
RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF-SCHEHERAZADE-MAAZEL-LONDON CS 7098
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV-THE GOLDEN COCKEREL SUITE-BERGLUND-EMI ASD 3141
RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF-SCHEHERAZADE-REINER-RCA LSC-2446

RODRIGO-CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ-BEHREND-DGG 2535 170 (CANADIAN)
ROGERS-THREE JAPANESE DANCES-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75093

ROSSINI-OVERTURES-GAMBA-DECCA SXL 2266 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
ROSSINI-STRING SONATAS 1, 3, 5, & 6-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 506/KING SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC 9135
ROSSINI-OVERTURES-MAAG-LONDON STS 15030

RUSSO-STREET MUSIC OP 65 (A BLUES CONCERTO)-SIEGEL/OZAWA-DGG 2530788

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SAINT-SAENS-CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS-FREMAUX-KLAVIER ANALOG KS 527 (180 GRAM)
SAINT-SAENS-DANSE MACABRE-DUTOIT-DECCA SXL 6975/LONDON CS 7204
SAINT-SAENS-5 PIANO CONCERTOS-ROGE-DECCA D244D 3
SAINT-SAENS-SYMPHONY NO.3 (ORGAN)-MEHTA-LONDON CS 6680/DECCA SXL 6482
SAINT-SAENS-CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS-LILLIE/KATCHEN/HENDERSON-DECCA SXL 2218 (SPEAKERS CORNER)

SATIE-SOCRATE-CUENOD/PARSONS-NIMBUS 2104
SCARLATTI, A.-ST. CECILIA MASS-GUEST-ARGO ZRG 903

SCHOENBERG-VARIATIONS FOR ORCHESTRA OP.31-MEHTA-LONDON ENTERPRISE 414 440-1 DG
SCHOENBERG-PIERROT LUNAIRE-ATHERTON-DECCA SDD520
SCHOENBERG-GURRELIEDER-FERENCSIK-EMI SLS 884 (LIVE PERFORMANCE)

SCHUBERT-PIANO SONATA D.958/MOMENTS MUSICAUX D.780-LUPU-DECCA SXDL 7554
SCHUBERT-ROSAMUNDE (INCIDENTAL MUSIC)-MUNCHINGER-LONDON 26444/DECCA 6748
SCHUBERT-DUETTE-BAKER/FISCHER-DIESKAU-DGG 2530 328
SCHUBERT-GOETHE LEIDER-FISCHER-DIESKAU/MOORE-DGG 2530 229

SCHUMANN-4 SYMPHONIES-SOLTI-DECCA D190D 3
SCHUMANN-CELLO CONCERTO ETC-TORTELIER-EMI ASD 3728
SCHUMANN-CARNAVAL-RIGNOLD-RCA LSC-2450 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
SCHUMANN-FRAUENLIEBE UND LEBEN/LIEDERKREIS-SCHWARZKOPF/PARSONS-EMI ASD 3037/1C 063-02 547

SCHURMANN-SIX STUDIES OF FRANCIS BACON-BBC SYMPHONY ORCH.-CHANDOS ABR 1011
SCHUTZ-DIE SIEBEN WORTE JESU CHRISTI-ENSEMBLE CLEMENT JANEQUIN-HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 1255
SCOTT-PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1-OGDON/HERRMANN-LYRITA SRCS 81
SCULTHORPE, PETER-SUN MUSIC I-IV-HOPKINS-EMI OASD 7604 (AUSTRALIA)
SESSIONS-RHAPSODY FOR ORCHESTRA/SYMPHONY NO.8-PRAUSNITZ-ARGO ZRG 702

SHOSTAKOVICH-CONCERTO FOR PIANO, TRUMPET AND STRINGS-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 674
SHOSTAKOVICH-LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK-VISHNEVSKAYA-EMI SLS 5157
SHOSTAKOVICH-STRING QUARTETS-FITZWILLIAM QRT-L'OISEAU`LYRE OR DECCA D 188 D7
SHOSTAKOVITCH-SYMPHONY 15-HAITINK-LONDON CS 7130/DECCA SXL 6906
SHOSTAKOVITCH-SYMPHONY NO.13 (BABI YAR)-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3911 (ALTO REISSUE)
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 5-STOKOWSKI-DCC (EVEREST) LPZ-2016
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 10-HAITINK-DECCA SXL 6838/LONDON CS 7061
SHOSTAKOVITCH-CELLO CONCERTO 2-ROSTROPOVITCH-DGG 2530 653
SHOSTAKOVICH-THE COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS-BORODIN-EMI EX 27 0339 3
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONIES 5 & 10-BERGLUND-EMI SLS 5044
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO.6/PROKOFIEV-LIEUTENANT KIJE/PREVIN-EMI ASD 3029
SHOSTAKOVICH-'LENINGRAD SYMPHONY' (NO. 7)-BERGLUND-EMI SLS 897 (2 LP SET)
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 8-PREVIN-EMI ASD 2917
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 11-BERGLUND-EMI SLS 5177 (2 LP SET)
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 1-MARTINON-RCA LSC-2322 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 4-HAITINK-DECCA SXL 6927/LONDON CS 7160
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 4-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3440

SIBELIUS-SPRING SONG/THE LIGHTER MUSIC OF SIBELIUS-GROVES-EMI ASD 3287
SIBELIUS-FOUR LEGENDS-GROVES-EMI ASD 3092
SIBELIUS-THE COMPLETE SYMPHONIES-BERGLUND-EMI SLS 5129/INDIVIDUAL ENGLISH LPS
SIBELIUS-FOUR LEGENDS-ORMANDY-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 1-523
SIBELIUS-SYMPHONY NO. 2-MONTEUX-RCA LSC-2342 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
SIBELIUS-SYMPHONY NO. 5-GIBSON-RCA LSC-2405 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
SIBELIUS-LUONNOTAR/EN SAGA/ETC.-DORATI/JONES-EMI ASD 2486
SIBELIUS-THE TEMPEST/IN MEMORIUM-GROVES-EMI ASD 2961

STENHAMMAR-SYMFONI NR 2-WESTERBERG-CAPRICE CAP 1151
STOCKHAUSEN-ZYKLUS POUR UN BATTTEUR/NODA-ECLOGUE-YOSHIHARA/NAKAGAWA-RCA RDC-1

STRAUSS, R.-DIE AGYPTISCHE HELENA-JONES/DORATI-DECCA D176 D3/LONDON OSA 13135 DG
STRAUSS, R.-ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA-MEHTA-KING SUPER ANALOGUE K38C 70006
STRAUSS, R.-DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION-REINER-RCA LSC-2077 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
STRAUSS-ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA-SOLTI-SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC 9198

STRAVINSKY-PETROUCHKA-DANON-CHESKY CR42 DV
STRAVINSKY-THE FIREBIRD-DORATI-MERCURY SR90226 (CLASSIC REISSUE) DV
STRAVINSKY-THE RITE OF SPRING-MUTI-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 1-519 DG
STRAVINSKY-PULCINELLA-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 575/LONDON ENTERPRISE 411-728
STRAVINSKY-OEDIPUS REX-PEARS/SOLTI-LONDON OSA 1168/DECCA SET 616
STRAVINSKY-THE RITE OF SPRING-SOLTI-DECCA SXL 6691/LONDON CSA 6885
STRAVINSKY-CHAMBER MUSIC-BOSTON SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS-DGG 2530551
STRAVINSKY-EBONY CONCERTO/DUMBARTON OAKS-BOULEZ-DGG 2531378
STRAVINSKY-PULCINELLA (COMPLETE BALLET)-ABBADO-DGG-2531087
STRAVINSKY-SYMPHONY OF PSALMS/CANTICUM SACRUM-PRESTON-ARGO ZRG 799
STRAVINSKY-PETRUSHKA-DORATI-DECCA SXDL 7521/LONDON LDR 71023 (DIGITAL!)
STRAVINSKY-RITE OF SPRING-MEHTA-LONDON CS 6664/DECCA SXL 6444
STRAVINSKY-APOLLON MUSAGETE/RENARD-SENECHAL/ANSERMET-LONDON STS 15028
STRAVINSKY-THE SOLDIER'S TALE-GIELGUD/BOSTON CHAMBER-DGG 2535 456/2530 609
STRAVINSKY-PULCINELLA-RATTLE-EMI ASD 3604
STRAVINSKY-NOCES/RENARD/RAGTIME-DUTOIT-ERATO STU 70737
STRAVINSKY-L'OISEAU DE FEU (THE FIREBIRD)-DAVIS-PHILIPS 9500 637
STRAVINSKY-LES NOCES-BERNSTEIN-DGG 2530 880

SULLIVAN-MERCHANT OF VENICE/THE TEMPEST-DUNN-KLAVIER KS 521
SUPPE-FOUR OVERTURES(LIGHT CAVALRY ETC)-SOLTI-DECCA SXL 2174 (SPEAKERS CORNER)

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TAKEMITSU-QUATRAIN/A FLOCK DESCENDS-OZAWA/BSO-DGG 2531 210
TAVERNER-MISSA GLORIA TIBI TRINITAS-THE SIXTEEN-HYPERION A66134

TCHAIKOVSKY-FRANCESCA DA RIMINI/HAMLET-DORATI-DECCA SXL 6627/LONDON CS 6841
TCHAIKOVSKY-VIOLIN CONCERTO-BELKIN-DECCA SXL 6854/LONDON CS 7076
TCHAIKOVSKY-THE SIX SYMPHONIES-MEHTA/LAPO-LONDON CSP-10
TCHAIKOVSKY-1812 OVERTURE/MARCHE SLAVE/CAPRICCIO ITALIEN-DECCA SXL 2001 (ALTO)
TCHAIKOVSKY-EUGENE ONEGIN-WEIKL/KUBIAK/SOLTI-LONDON OSA 13112/DECCA SET 596/8
TCHAIKOVSKY-SWAN LAKE & NUTCRACKER SUITES-BOULT-CHESKY CR94
TCHAIKOVSKY-MANFRED SYMPHONY-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3018 (ALTO REISSUE)
TCHAIKOVSKY-MANFRED SYMPHONY-ASHKENAZY-DECCA SXL 6853/LONDON CS 7075
TCHAIKOVSKY-1812 OVERTURE/ROMEO AND JULIET-MEHTA-DECCA SXL 6448/LONDON CS 6670
TCHAIKOVSKY-SUITE NO.4 FOR ORCHESTRA-ANSERMET-DECCA SXL 6312/LONDON CS 6542
TCHAIKOVSKY-SYMPHONY NO. 4-SZELL-KING SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC 9170
TCHAIKOVSKY-SYMPHONY NO. 6-MARTINON-KING SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC 9005
TCHAIKOVSKY-ROCOCO VARIATIONS ETC.-TORTELIER-EMI ASD 2954
TCHAIKOVSKY-SWAN LAKE-PREVIN-EMI SLS 5070
TCHAIKOVSKY-SYMPHONIES 1 TO 6-MUTI-EMI ASD 3213/3488/3449/3816/3717/3901
TCHAIKOVSKY-SYMPHONIC WORKS (FATUM/THE STORM ETC.)-INBAL-PHILIPS 6500 467
TCHAIKOVSKY-THE NUTCRACKER-DORATI-PHILIPS 6747 257
TCHAIKOVSKY-1812 OVERTURE-REINER-RCA LSC-2241 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
TCHAIKOVSKY-SYMPHONY NO. 5-ASHKENAZY-DECCA SXL 6884/LONDON CS 7107

TELEMANN-CANTATAS (SCHOOLMASTER/CANARY/COUNTRY LIFE)-PREY-PHILIPS 6500 116

THOMSON-SYMPHONY ON A HYMN TUNE-HANSON-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75063
THOMSON-PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS-STOKOWSKI-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS AP 001 DG

TIPPETT-SYMPHONY NO. 1-DAVIS-PHILIPS 9500 107
TIPPETT-CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA AND CELLO-DAVIS-PHILIPS 6514 209 (DIGITAL!)

TJEKNAVORIAN-OTHELLO (SYMPHONIC SUITE FROM BALLET)-TJEKNAVORIAN-EMI EL27 03221 (DIGITAL!)

VARESE-ARCANA/INTEGRALES/IONISATION-MEHTA-DECCA SXL 6550/LONDON CS 6752/LONDON ENTERPRISE 414 170-1 DV
VARESE-OFFRANDES/INTEGRALES/OCTANDRE/ECUATORIAL-WEISBERG-NONESUCH H-71269

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS-CONCERTO GROSSO-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 881
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS-RIDERS TO THE SEA/FOLK SONGS-DAVIES-EMI ESD 1782991
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS-THE WASPS ETC.-BOULT-EMI ASD 2914
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS-THE NINE SYMPHONIES-BOULT-EMI SLS 822
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS-CHORAL MUSIC-BOULT/WILLCOCKS-EMI SLS 5082
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS-JOB-A MASQUE FOR DANCING-BOULT-EMI ASD 2673

VERDI-OTELLO-MCCRACKEN/BARBIROLLI-EMI SAN 252-4/EX 2901373
VERDI-IL TRAVATORE-SUTHERLAND/PAVAROTTI-DECCA D82 D3/LONDON OSA 13124
VERDI-AIDA-VON KARAJAN-DECCA SXL 2167/9/LONDON OSA 1313
VERDI-MACBETH-MUTI-EMI SLS 992

VILLA-LOBOS-BACHIANAS BRASILEIRAS NO.3-ORTIZ/ASHKENAZY-EMI ASD 3429
VILLA-LOBOS-CHOROS NOS. 8 AND 9-SCHERMERHORN-RECORDS INTERNATIONAL 7002-1 (DIGITAL RECORDING)
VILLA-LOBOS-CHOROS XII-BARTHOLOMEE-RICERCAR RIC 007

VIVALDI-FLUTE CONCERTOS-SEE-HARMONIA MUNDI (USA) HMC 5193
VIVALDI-LA CETRA OP.9-ASMIF/BROWN-ARGO D99D 3
VIVALDI-4 BASSOON CONCERTI-THOMPSON/LEDGER-CHANDOS ABR 1057
VIVALDI-LUTE CONCERTOS & TRIOS-FERENC-HUNGAROTON SLPX 11978
VIVALDI-VENEZIANISCHE KONZERTE-COLLEGIUM AUREUM-DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 1997481
VIVALDI-SACRED MUSIC (VOLS. 1 AND 2)-NEGRI-PHILIPS 6700 116
VIVALDI-THE FOUR SEASONS-KUIJKEN-RCA RL 30397
VIVALDI/BACH-HELICON ENSEMBLE-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-23
VIVALDI-CONCERTOS-ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC-L'OISEAU-LYRE DSLO 544
VIVALDI-VARIOUS WORKS-OHYAMA-SONIC ARTS LS-8

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W TO Z


WAGNER-OVERTURES/PRELUDES-SOLTI-DECCA SXL 6856/LONDON CS 7078
WAGNER-THE FLYING DUTCHMAN-SOLTI-DECCA D24 D3/LONDON OSA 13119
WAGNER-GOTTERDAMMERUNG-SOLTI-DECCA SET 292/7/LONDON OSA 1604
WAGNER-DAS RHEINGOLD-SOLTI-DECCA SET 382/4/LONDON OSA 1309
WAGNER-DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN (HIGHLIGHTS)-SOLTI-LONDON OSA 1440
WAGNER-SIEGFRIED-SOLTI-DECCA SET 242/6/LONDON OSA 1508
WAGNER-TANNHAUSER-SOLTI-DECCA SET 506/9/LONDON OSA 1438
WAGNER-TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-NILSSON/SOLTI-DECCA D41 D5/LONDON OSA-1502
WAGNER-DIE WALKURE-SOLTI-DECCA SET 312/6/LONDON OSA 1509
WAGNER-MUSIC FROM DIE WALKURE-STOKOWSKI-EVEREST SDBR 3070 CLASSIC REISSUE
WAGNER-RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES/SIEGFRIED'S FUNERAL MUSIC-LEINSDORF-SHEFFIELD LAB 7
WAGNER FOR BAND-FENNELL-MERCURY SR90276 SPEAKERS CORNER REISSUE
WAGNER FOR BAND-FENNELL-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75096

WALDTEUFEL-THE SKATERS WALTZ & OTHER FAVORITES-GAMLEY-DECCA SXL 6704/LONDON CS 6899

WALTON-BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST/CORONATION-SOLTI-LONDON 0S 26525/DECCA SET 618
WALTON-BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST/IMPROVISATIONS-PREVIN-EMI SAN 324
WALTON-SCAPINO/THE QUEST/SINFONIA CONCERTANTE-KATIN/WALTON-LYRITA SRCS 49
WALTON-TE DEUM/GLORIA/CROWN IMPERIAL-FREMAUX-EMI ESD 1063711
WALTON-FACADE-FISTOULARI-RCA LSC-2285 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
WALTON-FACADE-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-19 (45 RPM)

WECKMANN-ZEHN SONATEN-MUSIKALISCHE COMPAGNEY-THOROFON CAPELLA MTH 216

WEILL-THE THREEPENNY OPERA SUITE/VIOLIN CONCERTO-ATHERTON-DGG 2543808
WEILL-VARIOUS COMPOSITIONS-LONDON SINFONIETTA/ATHERTON-DGG 2740 153 (3 LP ALBUM)
WEILL-SYMPHONIES 1 & 2-BERTINI/BBC ORCHESTRA-ARGO ZRG 755

WILLIAMS (JOHN)-VIOLIN CONCERTO-PESKANOV/SLATKIN-VARESE SARABANDE DIGITAL 704.120

WILLIAMSON-CONCERTO FOR ORGAN/PIANO CONCERTO NO.3-BOULT-LYRITA SRCS 79
WILLIAMSON-PIANO CONCERTO NO.2/CONCERTO FOR 2 PIANOS AND STRINGS-PRYOR-EMI EMD 5520

WOLF-ITALIENISCHES LIEDERBUCH-LUDWIG/FISCHER-DIESKAU/BARENBOIM-DGG 2707 114 (2 LP)
WOLF-SPANISCHES LIEDERBUCH-SCHWARZKOPF/FISCHER-DIESKAU/MOORE-DGG 413 226-1 (2 LP)

WUORINEN-PERCUSSION SYMPHONY-NEW JERSEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE-NONESUCH H-71353
WUORINEN-CHAMBER CONCERTO-NEW JERSEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE-NONESUCH H-71263

ZWILICH-SYMPHONY NO. 1-NELSON-NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 336 (DIGITAL!)

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MY FAVORITE CLASSICAL RECORDINGS

I've decided to make a short list of my favorite recordings of the music of the great Classical composers which I also consider to be among their most essential to hear and own. This list will be for those audiophiles and/or music lovers who want to "get into Classical Music", but have found no other place to start. I'm not a musicologist, nor a formerly trained musician or record reviewer, but I've been listening and studying this music for more than 40 years, and the recordings I will choose have brought me great joy and satisfaction for many years and, in some instances, decades.

The music and the performances are the only two criteria on this list, and not the sonics, like The Supreme Recordings. I'm not even going to ignore the worst pressings. Finally, these compositions are almost all great masterpieces, meaning no one performance can ever be "definitive", so other choices may be equally (or even more) satisfying to many music lovers.

BACH-ORGAN FAVORITES VOL. 1-BIGGS-COLUMBIA MS 6261
BACH-ORGAN FAVORITES VOL. 2-BIGGS-COLUMBIA MS 6748
BACH-BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS-MUNCHINGER-DECCA 5 BB 130/1/LONDON CSA 2301
BACH-MASS IN B MINOR-RICHTER-DGG ARCHIVE 2710 001

BARTOK-CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA-SOLTI-DECCA SXL 6212/LONDON CS 6784

BEETHOVEN-PIANO SONATAS (8-14-23)-ARRAU-PHILIPS 6599 308
BEETHOVEN-PIANO SONATAS (17-21)-ARRAU-PHILIPS 6570 190
BEETHOVEN-LATE QUARTETS (12-16)-VEGH QUARTET-TELEFUNKEN SKA 25113-T/1-4 (6.35040)
BEETHOVEN-THE FIVE PIANO CONCERTOS-ASHKENAZY-DECCA SXL 6594/7/LONDON CSA-2404
BEETHOVEN-VIOLIN CONCERTO-GRUMIAUX-PHILIPS 6500 775
BEETHOVEN-THE NINE SYMPHONIES (1960'S)-KARAJAN-DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2721 055
BEETHOVEN-SYMPHONY NO. 6 ("PASTORALE")-WALTER-COLUMBIA MS 6012
BEETHOVEN-MISSA SOLEMNIS-KARAJAN-EMI SLS 5198/ANGEL S3595

BERLIOZ-SYMPHONY FANTASTIQUE-FRECCIA-CHESKY CR1

BERNSTEIN-WEST SIDE STORY-BERNSTEIN-DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 415 253-1

BIZET-CARMEN-DE LOS ANGELES/BEECHAM-EMI SLS 5021/ANGEL S3613

BRAHMS-VIOLIN CONCERTO-GRUMIAUX-PHILIPS 6500 299
BRAHMS-THE FOUR SYMPHONIES-SZELL-COLUMBIA 77356

BRUCKNER-SYMPHONY NO. 4-JOCHUM-DGG 2535 111
BRUCKNER-SYMPHONY NO. 9-KARAJAN-DGG 139011

COPLAND-RODEO/BILLY THE KID-COPLAND-COLUMBIA M 30114

DEBUSSY-IMAGES I/II-MICHELANGELI-DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 196
DEBUSSY-LA MER/NOCTURNES-GIULINI-EMI SXLP 30146/ANGEL S 35977

DVORAK-SYMPHONY NO. 9-KERTESZ-DECCA SXL 6291/JB 118/LONDON CS 6527

DE FALLA-EL AMOR BRUJO-STOKOWSKI-COLUMBIA MS 6147
DE FALLA-THE THREE CORNERED HAT-ANSERMET-DECCA SXL 2296/SDD 321/LONDON CS 6224

GERSHWIN-RHAPSODY IN BLUE/AN AMERICAN IN PARIS-BERNSTEIN-COLUMBIA MS 6091
GERSHWIN-PORGY AND BESS-MAAZEL-LONDON OSA 13116/DECCA SET 609-11

GRIEG-PEER GYNT-BARBIROLLI-EMI (COLUMBIA) TWO 269/ANGEL S 36531

HANDEL-FIREWORKS MUSIC/WATER MUSIC-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 697
HANDEL-MESSIAH (HIGHLIGHTS)-DAVIS-PHILIPS 6833 050/6833 144

HOLST-THE PLANETS-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3002/ANGEL S 36991

JANACEK-TARAS BULBA/SINFONIETTA-ZINMAN-PHILIPS 9500 874

MAHLER-SYMPHONY NO. 2-BERNSTEIN-DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 423 395-1
MAHLER-SYMPHONY NO. 6-SOLTI-DECCA SET 469/70/LONDON CSA-2227
MAHLER-DAS LIED VON DER ERDE-KLEMPERER-EMI SAN 179/ANGEL S3704

MENDELSSOHN/BRUCH-VIOLIN CONCERTOS-PERLMAN-EMI ASD 2926/ANGEL S 36963
MENDELSSOHN-A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3377/ANGEL S 37268

MOZART-CLARINET QUINTET K. 581-PAY/ASMIF-PHILIPS 9500 772
MOZART-CLARINET CONCERTO-BRYMER-PHILIPS 6500 378
MOZART-PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 20/27-CURZON-DECCA SXL 7007
MOZART-PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 21/25-BISHOP-PHILIPS 6500 431
MOZART-SYMPHONIES NO. 40 & NO. 41-BOHM-DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 780
MOZART-THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO-GIULINI-EMI SLS 5152/ANGEL S 3608
MOZART-REQUIEM K. 626-SCHREIER-PHILIPS 6514 320

MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL-PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION-MUTI-EMI ASD 3645/ANGEL S 37539*
MUSSORGSKY-BORIS GODUNOV (HIGHLIGHTS)-CHRISTOFF/CLUYTENS-EMI SXLP 30547/ANGEL S 36169

RACHMANINOV/RAVEL-PIANO CONCERTOS-MICHELANGELI-EMI ASD 255/SXLP 30169
RACHMANINOV-PIANO CONCERTOS/RHAPSODY-ASHKENAZY/PREVIN-DECCA SXLF 6565/7/LONDON CSA 2311

RAVEL-DAPHNIS ET CHLOE-MONTEUX-DECCA SXL 2164/SDD 170/JB 69/LONDON CS 6147/STS 15090

RESPIGHI-FOUNTAINS OF ROME/PINES OF ROME-KARAJAN-DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2531 055

RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF-SCHEHERAZADE-BEECHAM-ANGEL S 35505/EMI SXLP 30253

RODRIGO-CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ-BEHREND-DGG 135117 (2535 170)

SAINT-SAENS-SYMPHONY NO. 3 (ORGAN)-MEHTA-DECCA SXL 6482/LONDON CS 6680

SCHUBERT-PIANO QUINTET (TROUT)-CURZON/VIENNA OCTET-DECCA SXL 2110/SDD 185/LONDON CS 6090
SCHUBERT-STRING QUARTET "DEATH AND THE MAIDEN"-QUARTETTO ITALIANO-PHILIPS 9500 751
SCHUBERT/MENDELSSOHN-SYMPHONIES 8/4-SINOPOLI-DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 410 862-1
SCHUBERT-SYMPHONY NO. 9-KRIPS-DECCA SXL 2045/LONDON CS 6061/STS 15140

SHOSTAKOVITCH-SYMPHONY NO. 5-BERNSTEIN-COLUMBIA MS 6115
SHOSTAKOVITCH-SYMPHONIES 6 & 11-HAITINK-LONDON 411 939-1 (OR BERGLUND/EMI/ANGEL)

SIBELIUS/TCHAIKOVSKY-VIOLIN CONCERTOS-CHUNG-DECCA SXL 6493/LONDON CS 6710

STRAUSS-FOUR LAST SONGS-SCHWARZKOPF/SZELL-EMI ASD 2888/ANGEL S 36347

STRAVINSKY-FIREBIRD SUITE-MUTI-EMI ASD 3645/ANGEL S 37539*
STRAVINSKY-THE RITE OF SPRING-BERNSTEIN-COLUMBIA MS 6010 (OR MUTI/EMI)

TCHAIKOVSKY-THE NUTCRACKER-DORATI-PHILIPS 6747 364/6747 257
TCHAIKOVSKY-SYMPHONIES 4, 5, & 6-MRAVINSKY-DGG (OR MEHTA/DECCA/LONDON)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS-FANTASIA ON A THEME BY THOMAS TALLIS-BARBIROLLI-EMI ASD 521/ANGEL S 36101

VIVALDI-THE FOUR SEASONS-FASANO-EMI SXLP 30419/ANGEL S 35877

WAGNER-DER RINGS DES NIBELUNGEN (HIGHLIGHTS)-SOLTI-LONDON OSA-1440

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LP DESCRIPTIONS

The Detailed Descriptions and Awards of THE DIVINITY

The Detailed Descriptions, Awards and Essay of THE DEMI-GODS

The Detailed Descriptions and Award of THE BASIC LIST-ANCIENT MUSIC & SMALL SCALE CLASSICAL

The Detailed Descriptions of THE BASIC LIST-LARGE SCALE ORCHESTRA & OPERA

The Detailed Descriptions of THE BASIC LIST-POP/JAZZ/FOLK/ETHNIC MUSIC & SOUNDTRACKS

The Detailed Descriptions, Award and Essays of THE BASIC LIST-ESSAYS & CONTROVERSIES

Some Detailed Descriptions and Essays of THE HONORABLE MENTIONS

INTERNAL LINKS

The Supreme Recordings

Purchasing Used Classical Records

AUDIO CRITIQUE

Reference Components

THE RECENT FILE

My Audio System

My Audio Philosophy

External Links

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