SUPREME LP RECORDINGS

INITIAL POSTINGS-JANUARY 2000

UPDATED JULY 2014

OVERVIEW
The Contenders, Musical Taste and Sonic Priorities
The Reviewer's Audio System, Objectivity and Intellectual Independence

THE "MISSING" RECORDS
Those "Desirable" Original Pressings

THE CLASSES AND "AWARDS"

THE LISTS

THE DIVINITY

THE DEMI-GODS

THE BASIC LIST

THE HONORABLE MENTIONS

NEW LISTINGS!

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

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

It is based on more than 30 years of listening to an endless variety of records and pressings on countless systems. Like the "sister" List of Reference Components, this list will also evolve as I discover other records and pressings and listen to them with my increasingly revealing system.

THE CONTENDERS

The list of "contenders" is/was extremely large and inclusive. It includes not only my own present collection, but all the new (audiophile) records I sold as a dealer in the 1980's and 1990's, the huge amount of (mainly used) records I purchased in the last 25 years and the enormous amount of records that have become available for me to audition in the last 20 years, when I began selling used records.

As an entirety, this includes virtually every well-known audiophile record ever made, including those from all "the famous lists", plus numerous alternative pressings.

THE REVIEWER'S MUSICAL TASTE

This list will, of course, reflect my taste in music, but not completely. Sadly, I have discovered that, like most music lovers, most of my favorite music and performances were not recorded to the highest standards. Accordingly, you will see some music (such as 20th Century Classical) listed here in numbers that are far out of proportion to my actual listening tastes.

While I rarely listen to music that I don't enjoy, I have done so in the past and will do so in the future if I feel the reputation, or even the hype, of the recording demands it.

I mainly listen to music with acoustical instruments; classical, jazz, folk, ethnic etc., but I also enjoy some electronic, synthesizer styles; rock, soundtracks etc. I particularly enjoy "ancient music", meaning music from the Middle/Dark Ages (pre 1400 A.D.) up to the beginnings of the Baroque Period, around 1600. This includes the "Renaissance" Period.

THE UNIQUE QUALIFICATION FOR INCLUSION

The only qualification for this list is the sonic superiority of the LP, and NOT the quality of the music and/or the performance.

In addition, the records are almost all from "well-known" labels. I have decided that putting together a list of LPs consisting mainly of rare, unknown artists and labels almost impossible to find, would be a useless exercise. Still, I did add a few "rarities" to the mix, when I felt that their extraordinary sonic qualities just couldn't be ignored.

MY SPECIFIC SONIC PRIORITIES

My sonic objective is very simple: I want to believe that I am somehow hearing something that is "real". This means either being transported to the actual performance space, or the performers entering my listening room.

To achieve this "magical" realization, the record must sound "complete", natural and "alive" ("immediate"). I must strongly emphasize to readers that this is strictly a "sustained gut feeling", using only the listener's basic instincts and senses. This is true for all experiences with "live sound".

No "thinking" or "talent" is ever required.

Other sonic qualities (like the proper size of the soundstage; the correct size, position and spacing of the instruments; counting members of the chorus etc.) which have to be "analyzed", using only the listener's "thought processes", are not as important to me.

Nor should they ever be important to any music lover. Why not?

Listening to Music is not an "intellectual exercise".

Further- For those readers interested in a more "in-depth" explanation and description of my sonic priorities, go to the "Priorities and Distinctions" section within The Reference Components.

IMPORTANT DISTINCTION ABOUT "TONAL BALANCE"

Despite what has been written and proclaimed for years by others, to the point of nausea, the correct tonal balance of a recording is not as important as the correct tonal balance of an audio component or "system". Why not?

There is no "absolutely correct tonal balance", it changes depending on where, and even when, the instrument, including a voice, is recorded. So when (not if) it is altered, slightly, in a recording, it is still well within the realm of normal, or "natural", and shouldn't draw attention to itself.

However, a noticeable tonal alteration within a component or a system has very different implications. This circumstance will mean that every single piece of music played through that system will contain that same alteration, or "coloration". The resulting sound will eventually become predictable and monotonous, which are the deadly "enemies" of the appreciation and enjoyment of music. In effect, there is a major difference how a critical listener relates to something that lasts only 20 to 50 minutes, and something that is "permanent".

Analogy- The taste of curry, weak or strong, is natural in an Indian restaurant, and something to look forward to, but what if (even a little) curry was in everything, all the time? A person may eventually curse the day they first tasted it.

That is why a typical recording, which must sound at least somewhat "different" from the others, is interesting, while a system with that exact same "difference", which would be audible on every single recording, will be the formula for an inevitable and profound discontent.

THE REVIEWER'S AUDIO SYSTEM

The audio system that I use to audition and evaluate these records is described in detail in the essay: My Audio System.

It is an all-out, purist, minimalist system that was designed, built, dedicated and optimized exclusively for reproducing analog records. The importance of the system chosen to evaluate records can not be overstated. In certain instances, the inherent quality of two LPs can actually be reversed within a system that is not performing at the highest level. An example of this (somewhat rare) phenomenon can be found in the excerpt below, which is from a comparison of two tube amplifiers; the Stromberg-Carlson AP55 versus the Coincident MP 300B, that I/we made in June 2004.

"An Uniquely Important LP Comparison

The two LPs were:
1. John Klemmer-Touch-Mobile Fidelity, and
2. Dom Um Romao-Saudades-Water Lily.

It must be first noted that neither of these LPs is "demanding", in the sense that a Mahler symphony would be, since they're both "light Jazz", so the difference in power of the two amps was irrelevant. Also, I didn't intend to compare the recording quality of these two records, it just ended up happening because of the totally unexpected initial results. It all started innocently...

Both records sounded predictably excellent on the Stromberg-Carlsons, but I was immediately faced with a serious dilemma because, in a number of ways, the Klemmer/MFSL sounded better than the Romao/WL. This should not have been possible. Why? This was my dilemma:

How could the Klemmer LP, which I had placed in "The Honorable Mentions" (the lowest category of my record list, The Supreme Recordings) sound better than the Romao LP, which I had placed in "The Divinity" (the highest category)? My personal thoughts at the time were; "What the hell is going on here? How could I have been so wrong in assessing both LPs?" Then we played both of the LPs again, back to back, using the Coincident amplifiers.

Both of the records sounded better, but this time the Saudades LP "wiped the floor" with the Klemmer. The respective sonics were now the same as when I originally played the two LPs on my own system (where almost all of the posted LP evaluations were made); the Klemmer was still excellent, but the Saudades was simply incredible; a great record. Just as I remembered. What could have happened that would mask the previously obvious qualitative differences between them? (And to such an extent that their qualitative rankings were reversed?)

My Interpretation of this Incident

I've long felt, and have now finally confirmed to my own satisfaction, that to hear, and appreciate, the finest recordings requires an audio system that does "the least harm" to the sonics. To achieve this goal requires an audio system with a simple, well executed and matched signal path. Anything less will pervert the audio signal to such a degree that the subtle musical qualities, which distinguish "excellent" from "great" recordings, will essentially disappear. This will then leave only those relatively gross musical qualities which, depending on the peculiarities of the system, could be fortuitously enchanced or, just as likely, even further compromised. Thus the inevitable result; fruitless and endless disputes about which recording is superior, based entirely on how well the recording matches the unique strengths and weaknesses of that particular audiophile's system."

Finally- Other high-quality, analog-optimized systems were (and still are) also used when verification was/is required.

THE REVIEWER'S OBJECTIVITY

It feel is very relevant to note that I paid for all the records you will read about, and many of them cost me "big bucks". I have never received any "complimentary" LPs, even during all the years I have been in the audio business. The best I have done is to receive wholesale prices and a few "demos" way back in the early 1980's, when my former retail store sold new records.

In short: I don't owe anyone any "favors", and this objective perspective is reflected in my choices and descriptions of the LPs below.

THE REVIEWER'S INTELLECTUAL INDEPENDENCE

This list is not based on any other similar lists, such as the very famous list of The Absolute Sound (TAS). I am also not influenced by the "conventional wisdom" of "reviewers", collectors, "experts" and used record dealers concerning what labels or pressings are the most desirable. (Of course, some duplication of recordings is inevitable.)

I have discovered through very disappointing (and sometimes costly) experiences that the issues of greed, ego, ignorance, laziness, fear and common incompetence have been routine when other such lists and recommendations have been made public, especially concerning the subject of which pressings are most preferable.

To make things crystal clear: I am totally unconcerned by the effects of this list on both the used LP market prices and my future "relationships" or "reputation" with members of the audiophile press, record collectors and/or the (used) record business.

Keeping that declaration in mind...

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THE "MISSING" RECORDS

"There are two kinds of fools. One says 'This is Old, and therefore Good.' The other says 'This is New, and therefore Better.'"- Robert A. Heinlein

WHERE ARE ALL THOSE "DESIRABLE" (AND EXPENSIVE) ORIGINAL PRESSINGS?

Many readers are going to be surprised when they realize that this list (unlike the TAS list) is not dominated by all those (now famous) early classical records from the so-called "Golden Age" (Mercury and RCA etc). In fact...

Not even one "famous original pressing" is on this list.

This is not an oversight.

I have owned a large number of these records.
I have heard even more of these records;
On many different occasions;
Including many different pressings;
And on many different systems.

They are not here because they don't deserve to be here. They have constituted the largest single disappointment I have had in my audio/musical life.

To make things crystal clear:

Not one Original Mercury "Living Presence", RCA "Shaded Dog", Columbia "Six-eye", Decca "Wide-Band 2000" or London "Blueback" pressing has made this list, so far.

This is not the place to discuss (in depth) their numerous sonic shortcomings.

Now, I freely admit that the finest of them do have some excellent qualities, but their:

1. High levels of distortion,
2. Inevitable sonic "veil",
3. Compression* of the the recorded dynamics,
4. Rolled-off bass and highs,* (which usually causes a)
5. Pschoacoustic brightness,**
6. Relentless "background" surface noises and
7. High "sound-floor"
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are all far too noticeable and obtrusive compared to the finest of the modern pressings on this list. And the above even assumes that the record will be in mint (undamaged) condition, which is a rare, "best-case" scenario.

In short, these early pressings almost always sound exactly like what they actually are: "Old Records".

*As stated by the late Jack Pfeiffer, the Producer of many of the original RCA "Shaded Dogs", in his last interview (with Michael Fremer of The Tracking Angle):

Fremer: "So the people that think the originals are the holy grail, those are the magic, they're mistaken?"
Pfeiffer: "They are totally mistaken."

Pfeiffer: "They (the "original" RCA Shaded Dogs) had to be tailored to the deficiencies of the cutting and the playback system of the day. We used to listen to lacquers... on our own systems, you know, in the office and also at home, and we'd make judgments about... whether the compression was too great or whatever, because when the mix down was made to make the production master, they tried to limit the bass, they tried to limit the dynamics, and to some extent, they tried to limit the high frequency content at the end because they knew that that was going to be on the inside (center) of the record." (my bold and emphasis)

**As stated in "The Audiophiles Guide to London Bluebacks" written by Robert Moon & Michael Gray (on page 20):

"...there is a harsh brightness to the Decca-London early stereo records because the disc cutters were weak in reproducing frequencies above 10khz. The pressings made after 1968--to my knowledge all FFRR--were made with the Neumann SX-68 helium-cooled disc cutter which could reveal the sweet high frequenices on the original tape. It's for that reason that the later FFRR pressings are often superior to the early FFSS pressings."

The above (and their other) sonic problems are discussed in much greater depth within "The Descriptions", "The Essays" and "The Controversies" of the different classifications.

On A Personal Note

I realize that I will be the subject of continual animosity and even ridicule because of their absence. In fact, I already have. I don't care. The only thing that really matters is:
"The Emperor is Naked!"*.

As far as I am concerned, the more audiophiles who eventually realize how grossly overrated those early pressings actually are, the better it will be for everyone in the long run. As far as the people (including writers and reviewers) who actually own and "promote" these pressings, a number of whom I have met over the years, ...

My consistent personal experiences are that the majority of them are highly insecure "snobs". In this instance, people who appear to feel a deep and irresistable need to possess things that they feel are "rare" and "special". (Their idea of a "trophy".) They are convinced that the possession of these "things" is the definitive proof that they are also "special", and this distinguishes them from "ordinary" people.

*I always enjoyed the fable "The Emperor's New Clothes" as a child. I never realized and appreciated the basic truth, wisdom and profound understanding of human nature underlying it until well into my "adult" years. The "Original Pressings" doctrine is the closest "real-life" equivalent to that original fable that I have ever experienced.

Three vital Distinctions must be made to what is written above:

1. The early, Classical Recordings (many of the finest ever made) must be kept totally distinct from their respective Pressings, which originated from that identical period.

2. The situation with the early, original pressings of Non-Classical recordings is Different. They will not make this list either, but...

The original pressings of Rock, Pop and Jazz LPs are almost always preferable to the vast majority of their respective reissues.

3. The best of the original RCAs ("Shaded Dogs") are the finest of the early Classical pressings. This means that they were the most natural and "real", and noticeably superior to almost all of the early Deccas, Mercurys etc. They also used better quality vinyl and had lower surface noise.

They are still competitive, and in many instances even preferable, to most "modern recordings" and records. The finest of the modern recordings and pressings (within this list) are still in another league. The Mercurys, by comparison, were not as natural or "real", but much more realistically "dynamic" than the vast majority of records made since then.

Further- Please check out my essay in Audio Critique pertaining to this issue. It is titled: Purchasing used Classical LPs. It focuses on different recording labels and pressings. This essay may help explain some of my choices if they appear unconventional at first.

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THE CLASSES & "AWARDS"

This list consists of three classes.

The first being THE DIVINITY; the finest sounding records ever made, or at least that I have heard.

They are an absolute requirement to hear and to use as references for all other software and hardware evaluation. Hopefully, they will be enjoyable to listen to as well. While these LPs are not "perfect", they still can definitely be described as "great", a very overused word today, but finally appropriate when characterizing these records.

"The Divinity" is limited to the top 25 records.

The second class, right below and almost at the same sonic level of "The Divinity", is THE DEMIGODS; which consists of those records that just missed making the very top. I feel it is imperative to make these fine distinctions. No religious implications or insult are meant by the use of these terms. Just enthusiasm! There are approximately 50 records within this category.

The third class is still larger in size, with more than 200 records. Their overall quality is not quite equal to the those discussed above, but they are still superb. This section is designated as THE BASIC LIST.

Finally, those LPs that I feel almost made this list are designated as THE HONORABLE MENTIONS. They are still being acknowledged because all of them have some outstanding sonic attributes which should be recognized. In short, readers shouldn't overlook these very special LP's. This category, by its nature, will be the most inclusive and the largest in number of the four.

All the records, with the exception of The Honorable Mentions, will receive descriptions of their sonics (and sometimes the music). I may even include some comparisons when relevant. I no longer mention the LP's approximate selling price, since this will change much too frequently for me to be even "ballpark" accurate.

The entire list, not including The Honorable Mentions, will eventually total somewhere around 300 records. Box sets (albums) will only count as one LP, no matter how many records are in it.

"AWARDS"

I strongly feel that it is always useful, and informative, to have "References" and "Standards". It is an ideal (and target) for all the others to aim for, and it also provides the readers with the important knowledge and understanding of where the reviewer actually stands, and what his or her ultimate values really are.

Accordingly, I have revealed my choices for those records that I believe are "the very best of their kind" (Orchestral, chamber, jazz etc.) in sonics. This has been done in the form of an "Award", which is just a very minor recognition and appreciation of achievements that, I feel, are uniquely special.

The awards can be found within the respective files with the detailed descriptions. The links are at the very bottom of this page.

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THE LIST

This is the entire list of The Supreme Recordings, but without the descriptions.

The records have been placed in their respective "Classes". These can never be "final", so these classifications may be changed sometime in the future.

The order of the records listed below is irrelevant. It is based strictly on titles, musical genres and record labels.

THE DIVINITY

ANCIENT MUSIC

LA FOLIA-GREGORIO PANIAGUA-ATR 013 (180 GRAM)/HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1050
LEONIN-ECOLE NOTRE~DAME-ENSEMBLE ORGANUM-HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 1148
MUSIQUE DE LA GRECE ANTIQUE-GREGORIO PANIAGUA-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1015
PALESTRINA-MISSA BREVIS-CANDOMINO CHOIR-FG FGLP-1028
VILLANCICOS-ATRIUM MUSICAE DE MADRID-HARMONIA MUNDI FRANCE-HM 1025

CLASSICAL MUSIC

SMALL SCALE

BACH-BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS 4 & 5-TIMEGATE TG 234
BACH-GOLDBERG VARIATIONS-MICHEL KIENER-CERCLE KALLISTOS CK 1004
BEETHOVEN-PIANO SONATA NO. 23 (APPASSIONATA)-KAMIYA-RCA RDCE-4 (45 RPM)
JEFTA/PSALTARPSALMER-ANGBY KAMMARKOR/COLLDEN-PROPRIUS 7840
VIVALDI-FLUTE CONCERTOS-SEE-HARMONIA MUNDI (USA) HMC 5193

LARGE SCALE

AUDIO SYMPHONY (CHECK UP YOUR SOUNDS VOL. 1)-RCA RVLE-1
ORCHESTRATIONS ASTROMANTIC-OTAKA-RCA RDCE-6
ROBERTO GERHARD-THE PLAGUE-DORATI-DECCA HEAD 6
MASSENET-DON QUICHOTTE-GHIAUROV/KORD-LONDON OSA 13134/DECCA D 156 D3
MUSSORGSKY-PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION-MUTI-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 1-520
THE ROYAL BALLET-ANSERMET- RCA LDS 6065 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
STRAVINSKY-PETROUCHKA-DANON-CHESKY CR42
STRAVINSKY-THE FIREBIRD-DORATI-MERCURY SR90226 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
VARESE-ARCANA/INTEGRALES/IONISATION-MEHTA-DECCA SXL 6550/LONDON CS 6752/LONDON ENTERPRISE 414 170-1

POP/JAZZ/FOLK/ETHNIC

BELAFONTE AT CARNEGIE HALL-RCA LSO-6006 (CLASSIC REISSUE)**
BELAFONTE RETURNS TO CARNEGIE HALL-RCA LS0-6007 (CLASSIC REISSUE)**
FOR DUKE-BILL BERRY (ET AL)-M & K REALTIME RECORDS-RT-101
JAMES NEWTON HOWARD & FRIENDS-SHEFFIELD LAB 23
KITAMURA-SWING SESSIONS-RCA RDCE-10
SAUDADES-DOM UM ROMAO-WATER LILY WLA-CS-16
THE SINGING BOWLS OF TIBET-ALAIN PRESENCER-SAYDISC SDL 326

*EXPLANATION:

**THESE TWO ALBUMS ARE CONSIDERED AS ONE SELECTION

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THE DEMI-GODS

ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS

COPLAND-RODEO/FANFARE-IVES-JOHANOS-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS APC 004*
GOULD-LATIN-AMERICAN SYMPHONETTE-ABRAVANEL-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS APC 003
RAVEL-WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA-SKROWAEZEWSKI-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS APC 007
THOMSON-PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS-STOKOWSKI-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS AP 001
THE WEAVERS-REUNION IN CARNEGIE HALL-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS-APF 005 (180 GRAM)

ASSORTED ANCIENT MUSIC

CANTIGAS DE SANTA MARIA/PIAE CANTIONES-JOCULATORES UPSALIENSES-BIS LP-225*
LA SPAGNA- ATRIVM MVSICAE DE MADRID/GREGORIO PANIAGUA- BIS LP-163/64
ENGLISH AYRES AND DUETS-THE CAMERATA OF LONDON-HYPERION A66003*
TROUBADOUR SONGS AND MEDIEVAL LYRICS-HILLIER-HYPERION A66094*

ASSORTED CLASSICAL

ANTILL-CORROBOREE-GOOSSENS-EVEREST SDBR-3003 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
DUTILLEUX/LUTOSLAWSKI-CELLO CONCERTOS-ROSTROPOVITCH-EMI ASD 3145
DEBUSSY-TROIS IMAGES POUR ORCHESTRE-HAITINK-PHILIPS 9500 509
JOHNSEN-KANTAT, SONAT & ODER-LJUNGGREN-PROPRIUS PROP 7805
VILLA-LOBOS-UIRAPURU-EVEREST LPZ 1003 (180 GRAM REISSUE)

ASSORTED POP/JAZZ/ETHNIC

A MEETING BY THE RIVER-COODER/BHATT-WATER LILY (ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS) APW 29 (45 RPM)
ED GRAHAM-"HOT STIX"-M & K REALTIME RECORDS RT-106 (45 RPM)
EARL "FATHA" HINES-M & K REALTIME RECORDS RT-105
JOHN KLEMMER-STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART-NAUTILUS NR-4
MIDNIGHT SUGAR-YAMAMOTO-THREE BLIND MICE TBM-23*
SARADAMANI-VISHWA MOHAN BHATT/NAMDARI-WATER LILY-WLA-ES-23

DECCA/LONDON/ARGO ORCHESTRAL/CHORAL

ALBENIZ-SUITE ESPANOLA-DE BURGOS-DECCA SXL 6355/LONDON CS 6581
BRITTEN-THREE CHURCH PARABLES-PEARS/SHIRLEY-QUIRK/BRITTEN-DECCA 1BB 101/3
GERHARD-CONCERTO/RAWSTHORNE-SYMPHONY NO. 3-NORMAN DEL MAR-ARGO ZRG 553
GERHARD-SYMPHONY NO.4/VIOLIN CONCERTO-DAVIS/NEAMAN-ARGO 701
SCHOENBERG-VARIATIONS FOR ORCHESTRA OP.31-MEHTA-LONDON ENTERPRISE 414 440-1
STRAVINSKY-AGON/BERG-CHAMBER CONCERTO-ATHERTON-ARGO ZRG 937

DECCA/LONDON OPERAS

BRITTEN-BILLY BUDD-BRITTEN-DECCA SET 379/LONDON OSA 1390
BRITTEN-DEATH IN VENICE-BEDFORD-LONDON OSA 13109/DECCA SET 581
DELIBES-LAKME-SUTHERLAND/BONYNGE-LONDON OSA 1391/DECCA SET 387/9
STRAUSS, R.-DIE AGYPTISCHE HELENA-JONES/DORATI-DECCA D176 D3/LONDON OSA 13135*

DECCA (SPEAKERS CORNER/ALTO) REISSUES

ALBENIZ-IBERIA/TURINA-DANZAS FANTASTICAS-DECCA SXL 2243 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
BARTOK-MUSIC FOR STRINGS, PERCUSSION & CELESTA-DECCA 6111 (SPEAKERS CORNER)*
GRIEG-PIANO CONCERTO/LITOLFF-SCHERZO/FRANCK-CURZON-DECCA SXL 2173 (ALTO)
KODALY-HARY JANOS SUITE-KERTESZ-DECCA SXL 6136 (SPEAKERS CORNER)*

HARMONIA MUNDI (FRANCE)

LA FETE DE L'ANE-CLEMENCIC CONSORT-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1036
HANDEL-WATER MUSIC-MCGEGAN-HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 7010*
MARTIN CODAX-CANTIAGAS DE AMIGO-CRISWICK-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1060*
TARENTULE~TARENTELLE-GREGORIO PANIAGUA-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 379
THIBAUT DE NAVARRE-PANIAGUA-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1016

MERCURY (CLASSIC) REISSUES

PROKOFIEV-SCYTHIAN SUITE-DORATI-MERCURY SR-90006 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RAVEL-RAPSODIE ESPAGNOLE/LA VALSE-PARAY-MERCURY SR90313 (CLASSIC REISSUE)

MOBILE FIDELITY

OREGON-DISTANT HILLS-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 514
RESPIGHI-PINES OF ROME/FESTE ROMANE-MAAZEL-MOBILE FIDELITY-1-507/MFQR 1-507
ROMANTIC RUSSIA (BORODIN, GLINKA, MUSSORGSKY)-SOLTI-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 517
STRAVINSKY-THE RITE OF SPRING-MUTI-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 1-519

PIERRE VERANY

IMAGES GALANTES DE LA RENAISSANCE-POLYPHONIA ANTIQUA-PIERRE VERANY PV 4791
LISZT-VIA CRUCIS-ANDRE LYNCH-PIERRE VERANY PV 8292*

RCA (CLASSIC) REISSUES

BOB AND RAY THROW A STEREO SPECTACULAR-RCA LSP-1773 (CLASSIC REISSUE)*
STRAVINSKY-SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE-REINER-RCA LSC-2150 (CLASSIC REISSUE)

*THIS RECORD OR ALBUM HAS SONICS COMPARABLE TO THOSE LPS WITHIN "THE DIVINITY"

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THE BASIC LIST

ACCENT

GERMAN CHAMBER MUSIC (BACH FAMILY/TELEMANN)-KUIJKEN-ACCENT ACC 8019
HAYDN-DIE SCHOPFUNG-LA PETITE BANDE/KUIJKEN-ACCENT ACC 8228-9
MOZART-(4) FLUTE QUARTETS-KUIJKEN-ACCENT ACC 8225

ARGO/L'OSIEAU-LYRE

BRITTEN-NOYE'S FLUDDE-DEL MAR-ARGO ZK 1
BYRD-MY LADYE NEVELLS BOOKE-HOGWOOD-L'OISEAU-LYRE D29D 4
DUFAY-COMPLETE SECULAR MUSIC-THE MEDIEVAL ENSEMBLE-L'OISEAU-LYRE D 237 D6
FALLA-EL RETABLO DE MAESE PEDRO/PSYCHE-RATTLE-ARGO ZRG 921
HOLST-SAVITRI/CHORAL HYMNS FROM THE RIG VEDA-BAKER/TEAR/HOLST-ARGO ZK 98
MATHIAS-HARP CONCERTO/DANCE OVERTURE-ATHERTON-DECCA SXL 6607/O-L SOL 346
MATHIAS-CLARINET CONCERTO/LAUDI/OTHER WORKS-ATHERTON-ARGO ZRG 882
MESSIAEN-CHRONOCHROMIE/BOULEZ/KOECHLIN-DORATI/BOULEZ-ARGO ZRG 756*
THE PLAY OF DANIEL-PRO CANTIONE ANTIQUA-BROWN-ARGO ZRG 900
SESSIONS-RHAPSODY FOR ORCHESTRA/SYMPHONY NO.8-PRAUSNITZ-ARGO ZRG 702
SHOSTAKOVICH-CONCERTO FOR PIANO, TRUMPET AND STRINGS-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 674

ASSORTED ANCIENT MUSIC

CANCIONES Y DANZAS DE ESPANA-ENSEMBLE HESPERION XX-REFLEXE 063-30939
CHANTS DE L'EXIL-BOSTON CAMERATA/COHEN-ERATO STU 71429
CONSORT MUSIC OF THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE-EXTEMPORE STINGS-MERIDIAN E 77003
MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS-BOSTON CAMERATA/COHEN-NONESUCH 71315
MYTHOMANIA-BAREN GASSLIN-DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI-069-99-948
ROMANCES-ESTHER LAMANDIER-ALIENOR AL 10*

ASSORTED CLASSICAL

BACH-PEASANT & COFFEE CANTATAS-HARNONCOURT-TELEFUNKEN 641359
BEETHOVEN-SERENADEN OP.8 UND OP.25-AITKEN/MENDELSSOHN-ENSEMBLE-FSM 52 236 EB
BOULEZ-PLI SELON PLI-BOULEZ/BRYN-JULSON/BBC SYMPHONY-ERATO NUM 75050
CHOPIN-PIANO SONATA NO. 3, SCHERZO NO. 2-AUER-RCA RDCE-7*
COPLAND & MENOTTI PIANO CONCERTOS-EARL WILD-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS APC 029
DEBUSSY/RAVEL-PIANO WORKS-MORAVEC-ATHENA ALSY-10002*
HANDEL-BELSHAZZAR-HARNONCOURT-DAS ALTE WERK/TELEFUNKEN-635326
KNUSSEN-SYMPHONY 3/BAINBRIDGE-VIOLA CONCERTO-TRAMPLER-UNICORN RHD 400
LEONARDO LEO-THE COMPLETE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC-TAFELMUSIK-COLLEGIUM 8405/06
MISSA GALLICA (LALLEMENT)-AUVIDIS AV 4724
PAGANINNI-LE COUVENT DU MONT ST BERNARD-DYNAMIC DS 4027
PARADISUS MUSICUS-MELCHIOR FRANCK-CARUS FSM 63110
RACHMANINOFF-SYMPHONIC DANCES-JOHANOS-ATHENA 10001
SCHURMANN-SIX STUDIES OF FRANCIS BACON-BBC SYMPHONY ORCH.-CHANDOS ABR 1011
THEODORAKIS/NERUDA-CANTO GENERAL-ATMA-SPHERE 3-001
WEILL-THE TREEPENNY OPERA/MILHAUD-LA CREATION-WEISBERG-NONESUCH H-71281

ASSORTED ETHNIC MUSIC

MUNYUNGO (JACKSON)-VITAL 002
SONGS OF KINGS AND WARRIORS-AL-HAJI PAPA BUNKA SUSSO-WATER LILY WLA-AS-15
LES TRADITIONS RITUELLES DES BONPOS TIBETAINS-OCORA 558622

ASSORTED OPERA (DECCA/LONDON/EMI)

BIZET-CARMEN-TROYANOS/SOLTI-LONDON OSA 13115/DECCA D 11 D 3
GERSHWIN-PORGY AND BESS-MAAZEL-LONDON OSA 13116/DECCA SET 609-11
JANACEK-KATYA KABANOVA-SODERSTROM/MACKERRAS-LONDON OSA 12109/DECCA D51-D2
MASSENET-ESCLARMONDE-SUTHERLAND/BONYNGE-LONDON OSA 13118/DECCA SET 612/14
OFFENBACH-THE TALES OF HOFFMANN-SUTHERLAND-LONDON OSA 13106/DECCA SET 545-7
PUCCINI-TOSCA-PRICE/VON KARAJAN-LONDON OSA 1284/DECCA 5BB 123-4
PUCCINI-TURANDOT-SUTHERLAND/PAVAROTTI/MEHTA-LONDON OSA 13108/DECCA SET 561
SHOSTAKOVICH-LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK-VISHNEVSKAYA-EMI SLS 5157
GILBERT & SULLIVAN-HMS PINAFORE-LONDON 1209 OR DECCA SKL 4081 4082
TCHAIKOVSKY-EUGENE ONEGIN-WEIKL/KUBIAK/SOLTI-LONDON OSA 13112/DECCA SET 596/8
VERDI-OTELLO-MCCRACKEN/BARBIROLLI-EMI SAN 252-4/EX 2901373
VERDI-IL TRAVATORE-SUTHERLAND/PAVAROTTI-DECCA D82 D3/LONDON OSA 13124

ASSORTED POP/ROCK/JAZZ

THE L.A.4-JUST FRIENDS-CONCORD JAZZ CJD-1001
THE L.A.4-PAVANE POUR UNE INFANTE DEFUNTE-EAST WIND EW-10003
LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS-GOIN' AWAY-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS-APB 014 (180 GRAM)
OREGON-IN PERFORMANCE-ELEKTRA 9E 304
ROUGH TRADE-LIVE!-UMBELLA UMB DD1
TATE BUCKNER BISHOP-CURCIO-I GIGANTI DEL JAZZ 13

ASSORTED SOUNDTRACKS

BRAINSTORM (SOUNDTRACK)-HORNER-TER 1074 (MGM/UA)/VARESE SARABANDE STV 81197
EMERALD FOREST (SOUNDTRACK)-HOMRICH/GASCOIGNE-VARESE SARABANDE STV 81244
THE FANTASY FILM WORLD OF BERNARD HERRMANN-DECCA PFS-4309/LONDON SP 44207
MYSTERIOUS FILM WORLD OF BERNARD HERRMANN-DECCA PFS-4337/LONDON SPC 21137

CHESKY

BERLIOZ-SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE-FRECCIA-CHESKY CR 1 (180 GRAMS)
BRAHMS-SYMPHONY NO. 1-HORENSTEIN-CHESKY CR 19
OFFENBACH-GAITE PARISIENNE-FIEDLER-CHESKY RC 110
POWER OF THE ORCHESTRA-LEIBOWITZ-CHESKY RC 30

DECCA

GERSHWIN-RHAPSODY/AN AMERICAN IN PARIS-COPLAND-FANFARE-MEHTA-DECCA SPA 525
HAYDN-CELLO CONCERTO & HORN CONCERTOS-ROSTROPOVICH/TUCKWELL-DECCA JB 121
HEROLD-LANCHBERRY-LA FILLE MAL GARDEE-ROYAL OPERA HOUSE-DECCA SXL 2313*
KODALY-PSALMUS HUNGARICUS/MISSA BREVIS-KERTESZ/HELTAY-DECCA JB 122
LISZT-PIANO CONCERTOS NO. 1 & 2-DAVIS-DECCA VIV 11 (PHASE FOUR)
MATHIAS-HARP CONCERTO/DANCE OVERTURE-ATHERTON-DECCA SXL 6607/O-L SOL 346
SCHOENBERG-PIERROT LUNAIRE-ATHERTON-DECCA SDD520
SHOSTAKOVICH-STRING QUARTETS-FITZWILLIAM QRT-L'OISEAU`LYRE OR DECCA D 188 D7
WELSH CONCERTOS (HODDINOTT/MATHIAS)-ATHERTON-DECCA SXL 6513

DECCA/LONDON

BARTOK-CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA-MEHTA-IPO-LONDON CS 6949/DECCA SXL 6730
BLOCH-SCHELOMO-MEHTA-IPO-LONDON ENTERPRISE 414 166-1/DECCA SXL 6440
BRITTEN-PRINCE OF THE PAGODAS-LONDON STS-15081/2/DECCA GOS-558 559*
CHABRIER-ESPANA & OTHER WORKS-ANSERMET-DECCA SXL 6168/JUBILEE JB 10/LONDON CS 6438
DEBUSSY-3 NOCTURNES/IMAGES: IBERIA-DORATI-DECCA SXL 6742/LONDON CSA 6968
DELIBES-SYLVIA-BONYNGE-LONDON (OR DECCA) JUBILEE 414 257-1(DUTCH PRESSINGS)*
DUKAS-SYMPHONY C/SORCERER'S APPRENTICE-WELLER-LONDON CS 6995/DECCA SXL 6770
HAYDN-THE SEASONS-(SUNG IN GERMAN)-DORATI-DECCA D 88 D 3/LONDON OSA 13128
KHACHATURIAN-SYMPHONY 2 (THE BELL)-DECCA SXL 6001/LONDON CS 6323/ENTERPRISE 414-169-1
KODALY-HARY JANOS SUITE-KERTESZ-DECCA SXL 6136/LONDON CS 6417
MESSIAEN-LA TRANSFIGURATION DE NOTRE SEIGNEUR-DORATI-DECCA/LONDON HEAD 1/2*
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
PROKOFIEV-FIVE PIANO CONCERTOS-ASHKENAZY-LONDON 2314 OR DECCA 15 BB 218 219 220
RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF-SCHEHERAZADE-MEHTA-LONDON CSA 6950/DECCA SXL 6731
SCHUMANN & GRIEG-PIANO CONCERTOS-LUPU-LONDON CS 6840/DECCA SXL 6624
SHOSTAKOVITCH-SYMPHONY 15-HAITINK-LONDON CS 7130/DECCA SXL 6906
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
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

DECCA (SPEAKERS CORNER/ALTO/KING) REISSUES

BRUCH-SCOTTISH FANTASIA/HINDEMITH-OISTRAKH-DECCA SXL 6035 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
DVORAK-SYMPHONY NO. 5 "NEW WORLD"-KERTESZ-DECCA SXL 2289 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
ESPANA-ARGENTA-DECCA SXL 2020 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
FALLA-EL AMOR BRUJO/RAVEL-DE BURGOS/MISTRAL-DECCA SXL 6287 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
FALLA-THE THREE CORNERED HAT-ANSERMET-DECCA SXL 2296 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
IBERT-DIVERTISSEMENT-MARTINON-DECCA SXL 2252 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
MAHLER-SYMPHONY 3/MEHTA-KING SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC 9014 9015
MENDELSSOHN-A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM-DECCA SXL 2060 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONY NO. 6-WELLER-DECCA SXL 6777 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
RAVEL-L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES-ANSERMET-DECCA SXL 2212 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
ROSSINI-OVERTURES-GAMBA-DECCA SXL 2266 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
SUPPE-FOUR OVERTURES(LIGHT CAVALRY ETC)-SOLTI-DECCA SXL 2174 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
TCHAIKOVSKY-1812 OVERTURE/MARCHE SLAVE/CAPRICCIO ITALIEN-DECCA SXL 2001 (ALTO)

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

RUSSO-STREET MUSIC OP 65 (A BLUES CONCERTO)-SIEGEL/OZAWA-DGG 2530788
STRAVINSKY-CHAMBER MUSIC-BOSTON SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS-DGG 2530551
STRAVINSKY-EBONY CONCERTO/DUMBARTON OAKS-BOULEZ-DGG 2531378
STRAVINSKY-PULCINELLA (COMPLETE BALLET)-ABBADO-DGG-2531087
TAKEMITSU-QUATRAIN/A FLOCK DESCENDS-OZAWA/BSO-DGG 2531 210*
VIRTUOSO MANDOLINS-VIVALDI/SCARLATTI/BEHREND-DGG-2535249
WEILL-THE THREEPENNY OPERA SUITE/VIOLIN CONCERTO-ATHERTON-DGG 2543808

EMI/KLAVIER/ALTO

ANTILL-CORROBOREE-LANCHBERY-EMI OASD 7603
BARTOK-MUSIC FOR STRINGS, PERCUSSION AND CELESTA-ORMANDY-EMI ASD 3655
HAYDN-BARYTON TRIOS-ESTERHAZY BARTYTON TRIO-EMI HQS 1424/SLS 5095
HOLST-THE PLANETS-ANDRE PREVIN-EMI ASD 3002
LONDON FESTIVAL BALLET GALA-TERENCE KERN-EMI SLS 842
MAHLER-DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN-SZELL/SCHWARZKOPF-EMI ASD 1000981
MASSENET-LE CID-FREMAUX- KLAVIER KS 522 (180 GRAM)
MESSIAEN-TURANGALILA SYMPHONY-BEROFF/LORIOD/PREVIN-EMI SLS 5117
MUSSORGSKY-PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION/STRAVINSKY-FIREBIRD SUITE-MUTI-EMI ASD 3645
OFFENBACH-OVERTURES-FREMAUX-KLAVIER KS 517 (180 GRAM)
SAINT-SAENS-CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS-FREMAUX-KLAVIER ANALOG KS 527 (180 GRAM)
SHOSTAKOVITCH-SYMPHONY NO.13 (BABI YAR)-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3911 (ALTO REISSUE)*
SULLIVAN-MERCHANT OF VENICE/THE TEMPEST-DUNN-KLAVIER KS 521
TCHAIKOVSKY-MANFRED SYMPHONY-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3018 (ALTO REISSUE)*
WALTON-TE DEUM/GLORIA/CROWN IMPERIAL-FREMAUX-EMI ESD 1063711

HARMONIA MUNDI (FRANCE)

BYRD-MISSA IN TEMPORE PASCHALI-CHANTICLEER-HARMONIA MUNDI (USA) HMC 5182
LES CANTIGAS DE SANTA MARIA-CLEMENCIC CONSORT-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 977/79
CARMINA BURANA-VOLUME 5-CLEMENCIC CONSORT-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 339
CHARPENTIER-LES ANTIENNES "O" DE L'AVENT-CHRISTIE-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 5124
CORELLI-CONCERTI GROSSI OP.6-CONCERTO'S 1 TO 6-HARMONICA MUNDI (USA) 7014
DANSES ANCIENNES DE HONGRIE-CLEMENCIC CONSORT-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1003
DUFAY-MISSA SINE/DANSES MEDIEVALES-CLEMENIC CONSORT-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 939
HANDEL-ARIAS FOR SENESINO-MINTER-HARMONIA MUNDI (USA)-HMC 5183*
JOSQUIN DES PREZ-MISSA PANGE LINGUA-JOEL COHEN-HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 5119
MACHAUT-MESSE DE NOSTRE-DAME/CHANSONS-COHEN-HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 5122
MOLIERE (SOUNDTRACK)-CLEMENCIC CONSORT-HARMONIA MUNDI FRANCE HM 1020
MOZART-HORN CONCERTOS-GREER-HARMONIA MUNDI (USA)- HMU 7012
MUSIQUE ARABO-ANDALOUSE-ATRIUM MUSICAE-HARMONIA MUNDI FRANCE-HM 389
MUSIQUE JUDEO-BAROQUE-BOSTON CAMERATA/COHEN-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1021
OFFENBACH-CELLO SUITES OP.54-PIDOUX/PECLARD-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1043
POLYPHONIE AQUITAINE DU XIIe SIECLE-ENSEMBLE ORGANUM-HARMONIA MUNDI 1134
PURCELL-MUSIC FOR A WHILE-DELLER-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 249
SCARLATTI/MELANI-ARIAS & CANTATES-NELSON/FERRY-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 5137*

HYPERION

BACH-HUNT CANTATA/NO. 208-KIRKBY/SMITH-HYPERION A 66169
BLISS-STRING QUARTETS-DELME QUARTET-HYPERION A 66178
CLARINET CONCERTOS-RAWSHORNE/JACOB/COOKE-KING-HYPERION A66031
HAYDN-STRING QUARTETS-OPUS 71/4-SALOMON QUARTET-HYPERION A66065/A66098/A66124
LAWES-SITTING BY THE STREAMS-CONSORT OF MUSICKE-HYPERION A 66135
MOZART-STRING QUARTETS-"HAYDN"-SALOMON QUARTET-HYPERION A66170/A66188/A66234

LYRITA

ALWYN/BUSH/BERKELEY/MACONCHY-LYRITA SRCS 57
ARNOLD-ENGLISH, SCOTTISH AND CORNISH DANCES-LYRITA SRCS 109
HOLST-JAPANESE SUITE/BLISS-MELEE FANTASQUE-LYRITA SRCS 50

MERCURY (GOLDEN IMPORTS)

BARBER/SESSIONS/GINASTERA-HANSON-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75049
DELIBES-SYLVIA-FISTOULARI-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 2-77005
GOULD-WEST POINT SYMPHONY-FENNELL-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75094
HOVHANESS-SYMPHONY NO.4-ROLLER-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75010
PISTON-THE INCREDIBLE FLUTIST/CHADWICK-SYMPHONIC SKETCHES-MERCURY SRI 75050
THOMSON-SYMPHONY ON A HYMN TUNE-HANSON-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75063

MOBILE FIDELITY

BEETHOVEN-SYMPHONY NO.9 (CHORAL)-SOLTI/CSO-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 2-516
ELGAR-FALSTAFF-SYMPHONIC STUDY-BOULT-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 2-501
GERSHWIN-RHAPSODY IN BLUE/AN AMERICAN IN PARIS-MAAZEL-MOBILE FIDELITY-1-529
GROFE-GRAND CANYON SUITE-FIEDLER-MOBILE FIDELITY 527
HOLST-THE PLANETS-SOLTI-MOBILE FIDELITY-1-510/MFQR 1-510*
MUDDY WATERS-FOLK SINGER-MFSL 1-201*
RY COODER-JAZZ-MOBILE FIDELITY 1-085

PHILIPS/EDITION PHONIX

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)
TELEMANN-CANTATAS (SCHOOLMASTER/CANARY/COUNTRY LIFE)-PREY-PHILIPS 6500 116
TIPPETT-SYMPHONY NO. 1-DAVIS-PHILIPS 9500 107
VIENNA 1908-1914 (SCHOENBERG/WEBERN/BERG)-DORATI-PHILIPS SAL 3539

PIERRE VERANY

ESTAMPIES ET DANSES ROYALES DU MOYEN AGE-LOINHDANA-PIERRE VERANY PV.83031
LES PLUS BEAUX NOELS ANCIENS-POLYPHONIA ANTIQUA-PIERRE VERANY PV 9802
SORTILEGES DE LA HARPE INDIENNE-ALDERETE-PIERRE VERANY PV 82111
ULTREIA!-POLYPHONIA ANTIQUA-PIERRE VERANY PV 83032

PROPRIUS

CANTATE DOMINO-MELLNAS/LINDER/NILSSON-PROPRIUS 7762/ATR 002
THE GREAT ORGAN WORKS-DURUFLE/DUPRE-TOREN-PROPRIUS 7854 & 7855
JAZZ AT THE PAWNSHOP-PROPRIUS 7778/9 AND ATR 003
MOZART-REQUIEM-SKOLD/CHOIR OF ST. JACOB-PROPRIUS 7815

RCA (CLASSIC) REISSUES

ALBENIZ-IBERIA (COMPLETE)-MOREL/PSO-RCA LSC-6094 (2) (CLASSIC REISSUE)
BARTOK-CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA-REINER-RCA LSC 1934 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
DVORAK-SYMPHONY NO. 2 (7)-MONTEUX-RCA LSC-2489 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
GOUNOD-FAUST/BIZET-CARMEN SUITE-GIBSON-RCA LSC-2449 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL-PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION-REINER-RCA LSC-2201-CLASSIC REISSUE
MUSIC FOR BANG, BAA-ROOM AND HARP-SCHORY-RCA LSP-1866 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RAVEL-ALBORADO DEL GRACIOSO/DEBUSSY-REINER-RCA LSC-2222 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RESPIGHI-PINES OF ROME/FOUNTAINS OF ROME-REINER-RCA LSC-2436-CLASSIC REISSUE
RHAPSODIES-ENESCO/LISZT-STOKOWSKI-RCA LSC-2471 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF-SCHEHERAZADE-REINER-RCA LSC-2446 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
WITCHES' BREW-ARNOLD/MUSSOURGSKY/SAINT-SAENS-RCA LSC-2225 (CLASSIC REISSUE)

REFERENCE RECORDINGS

ARNOLD-OVERTURES-ARNOLD/LPO-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-48
EBONY CONCERTO-YEH/DEPAUL UNIV. WIND ENSEMBLES-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-55
FIESTA (REED/GOULD/NIXON/WILLIAMS/PERKINS)-DUNN-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-38
WEBER/BRAHMS-CLARINET QUINTETS-EDDIE DANIELS-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-40

SHEFFIELD LAB

I'VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME-THELMA HOUSTON-SHEFFIELD LAB-2
THE NAME IS MAKOWICZ-ADAM MAKOWICZ-SHEFFIELD LAB 21
MCBROOM/MAYORGA-GROWING UP IN HOLLYWOOD TOWN-SHEFFIELD LAB 13

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THE HONORABLE MENTIONS

These LPs either "just miss" making the List of Supreme LP Recordings or, at the very least, they are very impressive in certain sonic parameters.

In fact, it is still very possible that a few of these records will end up in The Basic List. They are here because their special sonic attribute(s) should be recognized. They are still excellent sounding records, but they each have one or more sonic deficiencies that are "too noticeable" to qualify. (A few exceptional records, pointed out below*, are good enough to qualify.)

This Class includes more records than the others, because the standards for entry are not quite as difficult to achieve.

ARGO/L'OSIEAU-LYRE

WILLIAM BOYCE-SYMPHONIES I-VIII-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 874
BRITTEN-A CEREMONY OF CAROLS/REJOICE IN THE LAMB/MISSA BREVIS-GUEST-ARGO ZRG 5440
DANCES OF THE RENAISSANCE-MUSICA AUREA/WOLTECHE-L'OISEAU-LYRE SOL-R 330
DURUFLE-REQUIEM-GUEST-ARGO ZRG 787
FINZI-FOR ST. CECILIA/DIES NATALIS-LANGRIDGE/HICKOX-ARGO ZRG 896
HANDEL-FIREWORKS MUSIC/WATER MUSIC-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 697
HANDEL-ACIS AND GALATEA-BOULT-L'OISEAU-LYRE SOL 60011-2
HANDEL-MESSIAH-MARRINER-ARGO (OR DECCA) D18D3
HAYDN-MISSA SANCTI NICOLAI-PRESTON-L'OISEAU-LYRE DSLO 538
HAYDN-STABAT MATER/SALVE REGINA-HELTAY-ARGO ZRG 917-8
HODDINOTT-SINFONIETTA NO. 1/NIGHT MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA-ATHERTON-ARGO ZRG 824
PERGOLESI-STABAT MATER-PALMER/HODGSON/GUEST-ARGO ZRG 913
PROKOFIEV-VISIONS FUGITIVES/WALTON-SONATA FOR STRINGS-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 711
ROSSINI-STRING SONATAS 1, 3, 5, & 6-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 506/KING SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC 9135
SCARLATTI, A.-ST. CECILIA MASS-GUEST-ARGO ZRG 903
STRAVINSKY-SYMPHONY OF PSALMS/CANTICUM SACRUM-PRESTON-ARGO ZRG 799
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS-CONCERTO GROSSO-MARRINER-ARGO ZRG 881
VIVALDI-LA CETRA OP.9-ASMIF/BROWN-ARGO D99D 3
WEILL-SYMPHONIES 1 & 2-BERTINI/BBC ORCHESTRA-ARGO ZRG 755

ASSORTED ANCIENT MUSIC

ARS ANTIQUA (ORGANUM/MOTETTE/CONDUCTUS)-RUHLAND-TELEFUNKEN 6.35010 DX
CARMINA BURANA-STUDIO DER FRUHEN MUSIK-TELEFUNKEN 6.35319 (2 LPS)
DOMNA-ESTHER LAMANDIER-ALIENOR AL 19*
MVSICQVE DE IOYE-HESPERION XX/SAVALL-ASTREE AS 37
MUSIC IN THE AGE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI-CLAUDE-GERVAISE-CBC MV 1022
PRAETORIUS/WIDMANN/SCHEIN-TANZMUSIK-ARCHIVE SAPM 198166 (ALTO REISSUE)

ASSORTED CLASSICAL

ALFVEN-SYMFONI NR 4 "FRAN HAVSBANDET"-WESTERBERG-BLUEBELL BELL 107
BACH-DAS KANTATENWERK-COMPLETE CANTATAS-VARIOUS MUSICIANS-TELEFUNKEN (DAS ALTE WERK)
COPLAND-APPALACHIAN SPRING-ARMENIAN-CANTABILE RECORDS CSPS 1617
COPLAND-SAGA OF THE PRAIRIES/BARBER-CAPRICORN CONCERTO-CLARK-ANDANTE DIGITAL AD72406
COPLAND-RODEO/BILLY THE KID/FANFARE-JOHANOS-TURNABOUT VOX TV-34169/SONIC TECHNOLOGY STC-200
DAN-CANTATA "THE TRUTH OF CREATION"-DAN-TOSHIBA TA-60068
FESTIVAL OF LIGHT CLASSICAL MUSIC-VARIOUS COMPOSERS/CONDUCTORS-READERS DIGEST RDFS (12 LPS)
HARRIS-FOLKSONG SYMPHONY-GOLSCHMANN-VANGUARD VSD-2082
HERRMANN-SYMPHONY-HERRMANN-UNICORN RHS 331
HODDINOTT-OVERTURE JACK STRAW/SINFONIA FIDEI-GROVES-UNICORN RHD 401
KOECHLIN-"LE LIVRE DE LA JUNGLE"-SEGERSTAM-CYBELIA CY 679-680
LIEBERSON-PIANO CONCERTO-SERKIN-NEW WORLD NW 325 (DIGITAL!)
MOUSSORGSKY-PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION-MAAZEL-TELARC DIGITAL 10042
MUSICA IN BOHEMIA IN TEMPORE CAROLI IV-VENHODA-SUPRAPHON 1112 2451/2
PART-ARBOS-DAVIES-ECM NEW SERIES 1325 831 959-1
POULENC-AUBADE/IBERT-DIVERTISSEMENT/DEBUSSY-BERNARDI-CANADIAN BROADCASTING SM5013
PROKOFIEV-ALEXANDER NEVESKY-SLATKIN-ATHENA ALSY-10003
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 5-STOKOWSKI-DCC (EVEREST) LPZ-2016
STENHAMMAR-SYMFONI NR 2-WESTERBERG-CAPRICE CAP 1151
STRAVINSKY-THE FIREBIRD/BORODIN-PRINCE IGOR-SHAW-TELARC DIGITAL 10039
TCHAIKOVSKY-SWAN LAKE & NUTCRACKER SUITES-BOULT-CHESKY CR94
TREASURY OF GREAT MUSIC-VARIOUS COMPOSERS/CONDUCTORS-READERS DIGEST RD47 (12 LPS)
VILLA-LOBOS-CHOROS NOS. 8 AND 9-SCHERMERHORN-RECORDS INTERNATIONAL 7002-1 (DIGITAL RECORDING)
VILLA-LOBOS-CHOROS XII-BARTHOLOMEE-RICERCAR RIC 007
VIVALDI-4 BASSOON CONCERTI-THOMPSON/LEDGER-CHANDOS ABR 1057
VIVALDI-LUTE CONCERTOS & TRIOS-FERENC-HUNGAROTON SLPX 11978
WILLIAMS (JOHN)-VIOLIN CONCERTO-PESKANOV/SLATKIN-VARESE SARABANDE DIGITAL 704.120
ZWILICH-SYMPHONY NO. 1-NELSON-NEW WORLD RECORDS NW 336 (DIGITAL!)

ASSORTED ETHNIC MUSIC

COCHABAMBA-MUSIQUE FOLKLORIQUE D'AMERIQUE LATINE-PIERRE VERANY PV 9791
ETHIOPIE 1&2 LITURGIE DE L'EGLISE CHRETIENNE ORTHODOXE ETHIOPIENNE-OCORA 558 558/59
INDE DU NORD-PANDIT RAM NARAYAN-SARANGI-OCORA 558638
KRISHNAMURTI-SRIDHAR-AUVIDIS AV 4507
MANITAS DE PLATA-FLAMENCO GUITAR-CLASSICS RECORD LIBRARY SRL 8643 (3LP)
LES PLUS GRANDS SUCCES D'AMERIQUE LATINE-COCHABAMBA-PIERRE VERANY PV 5811

ASSORTED JAZZ/POPULAR/ROCK/FOLK

LAURINDO ALMEIDA-VIRTUOSO GUITAR-CRYSTAL CLEAR CCS 8001*
LAURIE ANDERSON-BIG SCIENCE-WARNER BROS. XBS 3674
LAURIE ANDERSON-HOME OF THE BRAVE-WARNER BROS. RECORDS 92 54001
LES BROWN GOES DIRECT TO DISC-GREAT AMERICAN GRAMOPHONE GADD-1010
CLIMAX JAZZ BAND-LABYRINTH RECORDS DIRECT TO DISC LBR-1000 (DIXIE LAND)
CODONA 2-WALCOTT/CHERRY/VASCONCELOS-ECM 1177 (GERMAN)
DEAD CAN DANCE-INTO THE LABYRINTH-4AD DAD 3013
DEAD CAN DANCE-SPIRITCHASER-4AD DAD 6008
THE DOORS-STRANGE DAYS-DCC COMPACT CLASSICS LPZ-2045
ENJA-WATERMARK-GEFFEN RECORDS GHS 24233 (USA)
FAIRYTALES-RADKA TONEFF/STEVE DOBROGOSZ-ODIN LP03
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD-RELAX-ISLAND IS-69750 (45 RPM)
THE HUMAN LEAGUE-DON'T YOU WANT ME-VIRGIN VS466-12 (45 RPM)
JACINTHA-HERE'S TO BEN-GROOVE NOTE GRV1001-1 (2 LPS, 45RPM)
THE KING JAMES VERSION-HARRY JAMES & HIS BIG BAND-SHEFFIELD LAB-3
LUCIA HWONG-HOUSE OF SLEEPING BEAUTIES-PRIVATE MUSIC 1601
LOREENA MCKENNITT-THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY-QR QRLP114
CHRISTY MOORE-VOYAGE-ATLANTIC 82034
NINE INCH NAILS-PRETTY HATE MACHINE-HALO 02R-V (2 LP)
OREGON-OUT OF THE WOODS-DISCOVERY RECORDS 79004-1
OREGON-MOON AND MIND-VANGUARD VSD 79419
OREGON-ECM 1258 (GERMAN PRESSING) (DIGITAL)
SIROCCO-PATHS OF THE WIND-ARIKA AR004
SPHERE-FLIGHT PATH-ELEKTRA MUSICIAN 60313
SPHERE ON TOUR-RED RECORDS VPA 191 (MADE IN ITALY)
CAT STEVENS-TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN-A&M RECORDS SP 4280
13 & GOD-ANTICON/ALIEN TRANSISTOR-ABR0050/N11
UAKTI-VERVE 831 705-1
VANGELIS-CHINA-POLYDOR MPF 1253 (JAPANESE)
VOLLENWEIDER-BOOK OF ROSES-COLUMBIA 4688271
ROB WASSERMAN-DUETS-ALTO ANALOGUE AA 011 (MCA RECORDS 42131)
ANTHONY WILSON TRIO-JACK OF HEARTS-GROOVE NOTE RECORDS GRV 1046-1 (45 RPM)

*Excellent sonics, but should have been even better, because it's a 45 RPM plus a D2D.

ASSORTED SOUNDTRACKS

ALAMO BAY-RY COODER-SLASH RECORDS 92 53111
BARRY LYNDON-MUSIC FROM SOUNDTRACK-WARNER BROS RECORDS K56189 (UK PRESSING)
THE BELIEVERS-ROBINSON-VARESE SARABANDE STV 81328
BETTY BLUE-YARED-VIRGIN V2396
CAL-MARK KNOPFLER-VERTIGO VERH 17
CAT'S EYE-SILVESTRI-VARESE SARABANDE STV 81241
CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR-SILVESTRI-VARESE SARABANDE STV 81274
CREEPSHOW-JOHN HARRISON-VARESE SARABANDE STV 81160
DANCES WITH WOLVES-BARRY-EPIC 467591
DRACULA (BRAM STOKER'S)-KILAR-COLUMBIA 472746 1 (DUTCH PRESSING)
DUNE-TOTO/BRIAN ENO-POLYDOR 823 770-1
EVIL DEAD-LODUCA-VARESE SARABANDE STV 81199
FROM BEYOND-BAND-ENIGMA RECORDS SJ-73240
GOOD MORNING BABYLON-NICOLA PIOVANI-VARESE SARABANDE STV81317
HALLOWEEN-JOHN CARPENTER-VARESE SARABANDE STV81176
ICE MAN-BRUCE SMEATON-SOUTHERN CROSS RECORDS SCRS 1006
THE LAST EMPEROR-SAKAMOTO/BYRNE/SU-VIRGIN RECORDS VL 2485
LEGEND-TANGERINE DREAM-MCA-6165
THE MISSOURI BREAKS-JOHN WILLIAMS-UNITED ARTISTS UAS29971
THE MODERNS-ISHRAM/COUTURE-VIRGIN 90922
MUTANT-BAND-VARESE SARABANDE STV 81209
NEAR DARK-TANGERINE DREAM-VARESE SARABANDE DIGITAL STV 81345
NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET-BERNSTEIN-VARESE SARABANDE STV 81236
THE OMEN-GOLDSMITH-TATOO BJL 1888
OUTLAND-JERRY GOLDSMITH-WARNER HS 3551
PARIS, TEXAS-RY COODER-WARNER BROS. 92 52701
PATTY HEARST-SCOTT JOHNSON-ELEKTRA/NONESUCH 79186-1
PETER THE GREAT-ROSENTHAL-SILVA SCREEN FILM 006
PHANTASM-FRED MYROW/MALCOLM SEAGRAVE-VARESE SARABANDE VC 81105
QUO VADIS-MIKLOS ROZSA-DECCA PFS 4430/LONDON SPC 21180
RAMPAGE-ENNIO MORRICONE-VIRGIN VL 2491
RAN-TAKEMITSU-FANTASY FSP-21004
STAR TREK-THE MOTION PICTURE-GOLDSMITH-COLUMBIA JS 36334
SWEENEY TODD-ORIGINAL CAST-STEPHEN SONDHEIM-RCA CBL2-3379
THE THIEF OF BAGDAD-ROZSA-BERNSTEIN-FILMMUSIC COLLECTION FMC-8 OR BSK 3183
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD-BERNSTEIN-FILMMUSIC COLLECTION FMC-7 OR BSK 3184
VERTIGO-BERNARD HERRMANN-MERCURY SRI 75117
VIDEODROME-HOWARD SHORE-VARESE SARABANDE STV 81173

BIS

EARLY MUSIC AT WIK-SENFL/HEINTZ/MUSET-JOCULATORES UPSALIENSES-BIS LP-3
THE FOUR SEASONS-JOCULATORES UPSALIENSES-BIS LP-75*
SKOGEN, FLICKAN OCH FLASKAN-JOCULATORES UPSALIENSES-BIS LP-120*

COLUMBIA/CBS

DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET-TIME OUT-COLUMBIA CS 8192 (CLASSIC RECORDS REISSUE)
FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO-DI MEOLA/MCLAUGHLIN/DELUCIA-COLUMBIA 37512
PASSION, GRACE & FIRE-MCLAUGHLIN/DI MEOLA/DE LUCIA-COLUMBIA FC 38645
SCHUMAN-SYMPHONY NO. 8/BARBER-ANDROMACHE'S FAREWELL-ARROYO/BERNSTEIN-COLUMBIA MS 6512
SPANISH MUSIC IN THE AGE OF EXPLORATION-JAFFEE-COLUMBIA 37208
WAVERLY CONSORT-THE CHRISTMAS STORY-CBS M 37751

DECCA/LONDON

ADAM-LE DIABLE A QUATRE-BONYNGE-LONDON CS 6454/DECCA SXL 6188
BACH-ST. MATTHEW PASSION-MUNCHINGER-DECCA SET 288/91/LONDON OSA-1431
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
BEETHOVEN-THE CREATURES OF PROMETHEUS-MEHTA-LONDON CS 6660/DECCA SXL 6438
BERLIOZ-SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE-HAITINK-LONDON CS 7168/DECCA SXL 6938
BRAHMS-SERENADE NO. 1 IN D MAJOR, OP. 11-KERTESZ-DECCA JB 86
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
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
CANTELOUBE-SONGS OF THE AUVERGNE-KANAWA-LONDON LDR 71104/DECCA SXDL 7604
DEBUSSY-NOCTURNES/IBERIA/JEUX-MAAZEL-LONDON CS 7128/DECCA SXL 6904
DVORAK-SYMPHONIES NOS. 1-9-KERTESZ-DECCA D6 D7 (LATE ENGLISH OR DUTCH)
ELGAR-SYMPHONY NO. 1-SOLTI-DECCA SXL 6569/LONDON CS 6789
HANDEL-CONCERTI GROSSI OP.3/OP.6-ASMF/MARRINER-DECCA SDDB 294/7
HODDINOTT-CONCERTO FOR HORN/CONCERTO FOR PIANO NO. 2/SYMPHONY NO.5-DAVIS-DECCA SXL 6606*
HOLST-THE PLANETS-MEHTA-DECCA SXL 6529/LONDON CS 6734
HONEGGER-KING DAVID/MARTIN-IN TERRA PAX-ANSERMET-DECCA DPA 593 594
JANACEK-TARAS BULBA-HUYBRECHTS-LONDON CS 6718/DECCA SXL 6507
KHACHATURIAN-PIANO CONCERTO-DE LARROCHA-LONDON CS 6818/DECCA SXL 6599
KODALY-ORCHESTRAL WORKS-DORATI-DECCA SXL 6665/7/LONDON 2313
KODALY-HARY JANOS (HIGHLIGHTS)-SZONYI/KERTESZ-DECCA SXL 6631/LONDON OS 26390
LASSUS-MISSA "BELL'AMFITRIT ALTERA"-PRESTON-DECCA SA18
LISZT-SYMPHONIC POEMS (LES PRELUDES ETC.)-SOLTI-DECCA SXL 6863/LONDON CS 7084
MARTIN-CONCERTO FOR 7 WIND INSTR-ANSERMET-DECCA SXL 2311/LONDON CS 6241 OR STS 15270
MASSENET-SCENES ALSACIENNES & OTHERS-BONYNGE-DECCA SXL 6827/LONDON CS 7048
MASSENET-LE CID/MEYERBEER-LES PATINEURS-BONYNGE-DECCA SXL 6812/LONDON CS 7032
MOZART-CLARINET/FLUTE & HARP CTO-PRINZ/TRIPP/JELLINEK-ACE OF DIAMONDS SDD 155
MUSSORGSKY-BORIS GODUNOV-KARAJAN-DECCA SET 514-7/LONDON OSA-1439
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
PUCCINI-IL TRITTICO-GARDELLI-LONDON OSA 1364/DECCA SET 236/8
RACHMANINOFF-PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 1-4/RHAPSODY-ASHKENAZY/PREVIN-DECCA SXLF 6565/7/LONDON CSA 2311
RAVEL-DAPHIS ET CHLOE-MAAZEL-DECCA SXL 6703/LONDON CS 6898
RESPIGHI-ANCIENT AIRS & DANCES-LOPEZ-COBOS-DECCA SXL 6846
RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF-LE COQ D'OR/RUSSIAN EASTER-MAAZEL-LONDON CS 7196/DECCA 6966
RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF-SCHEHERAZADE-MAAZEL-LONDON CS 7098
ROSSINI-OVERTURES-MAAG-LONDON STS 15030
MUSIC OF ROSSINI, BEETHOVEN, TCHAIKOVSKY-MEHTA-LONDON CS 7205
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
SARASATE-CARMEN FANTASY/SAINT-SAENS-HAVANAISE-RICCI-DECCA SXL 2197/SDD 420/LONDON CS 6165
SCHUBERT-PIANO SONATA D.958/MOMENTS MUSICAUX D.780-LUPU-DECCA SXDL 7554
SCHUBERT-ROSAMUNDE (INCIDENTAL MUSIC)-MUNCHINGER-LONDON 26444/DECCA 6748
SCHUMANN-4 SYMPHONIES-SOLTI-DECCA D190D 3
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 10-HAITINK-DECCA SXL 6838/LONDON CS 7061
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
CONCERTOS FROM SPAIN-SURINACH/MONTSALVATGE-LONDON CS 6990/DECCA SXL 6757
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
VERDI-AIDA-VON KARAJAN-DECCA SXL 2167/9/LONDON OSA 1313
VIEUXTEMPS-VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.5/SAINT-SAENS VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.3-CHUNG-DECCA SXL 6759/LONDON CS 6992
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
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/STRAVINSKY-VIOLIN CONCERTO'S-CHUNG-LONDON CS 6819/DECCA SXL 6601

DECCA/LONDON (SPEAKERS CORNER/KING) REISSUES

ADAM-GISELLE-MARTINON/PCO-DECCA SXL 2128 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
BEETHOVEN-SEPTETTE-VIENNA OCTETTE-KING SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC-9111
BORODIN-SYMPHONIES SYM 2, 3-ANSERMET-LONDON CS 6126 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
JANACEK-SINFONIETTA/HINDEMITH-ABBADO-DECCA SXL 6398 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
PUCCINI-LA BOHEME-KARAJAN-DECCA SET 565-6 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
STRAUSS-ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA-MEHTA-KING SUPER ANALOGUE K38C 70006
TCHAIKOVSKY-SYMPHONY NO. 4-SZELL-KING SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC 9170
TCHAIKOVSKY-SYMPHONY NO. 6-MARTINON-KING SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC 9005

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

BARTOK-THE STRING QUARTETS-TOKYO STRING QUARTET-DGG 2740 235
BARTOK-KONZERT FUR VIOLA UND ORCHESTER/HINDEMITH-BENYAMINI-DGG 2531 249
BERNSTEIN-FANCY FREE-BERNSTEIN-DGG 2531 196
BERNSTEIN-SONGFEST-BERNSTEIN-DGG 2531 044
DUBOIS-VILLA-LOBOS-IBERT-GLASUNOW-SAXOPHONOKONZERTE-ROUSSEAU-DGG 2530 209
EASTER ON MOUNT ATHOS VOL. 1-ABBOT ALEXIOS/XENOPHONTOS MONASTERY-ARCHIV 2533 413
GREGORIANISCHER CHORAL-BENEDICTINE MONASTERY-EINSIEDELN-DGG ARCHIVE 2533 131
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
MAHLER-SYMPHONY 2-BERNSTEIN/NYPO-DGG 4233951 (DIGITAL!)
PAGANINI-THE 6 VIOLIN CONCERTOS-ACCARDO/DUTOIT-DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2864 005 (5 LPS)
PROKOFIEV-LIEUTENANT KIJE/SCYTHIAN SUITE-ABBADO-DGG 2530 967
RODRIGO-CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ-BEHREND-DGG 2535 170 (CANADIAN)
SCHUBERT-GOETHE LEIDER-FISCHER-DIESKAU/MOORE-DGG 2530 229
SHOSTAKOVITCH-CELLO CONCERTO 2-ROSTROPOVITCH-DGG 2530 653
STRAVINSKY-THE SOLDIER'S TALE-GIELGUD/BOSTON CHAMBER-DGG 2535 456/2530 609
STRAVINSKY-LES NOCES-BERNSTEIN-DGG 2530 880
WEILL-VARIOUS COMPOSITIONS-LONDON SINFONIETTA/ATHERTON-DGG 2740 153 (3 LP ALBUM)
WOLF-SPANISCHES LIEDERBUCH-SCHWARZKOPF/FISCHER-DIESKAU/MOORE-DGG 413 226-1 (2 LP)

DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI

BACH-DOUBLE & TRIPLE CONCERTOS-COLLEGIUM AUREUM-(D) HARMONIA MUNDI 20348
DAS THUT DEM ALTEN DRACHEN ZORN-BAREN GASSLIN-(D) HARMONIA MUNDI 069-99 964
HILDEGARD VON BINGEN-ORDO VIRTUTUM-DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 20395/96
RAMEAU-ORCHESTERSUITE AUS "HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE"-KUIJKEN-DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 065-99 837
SPIELMANN UND KLERIKER (UM 1200)-SEQUENTIA-DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 067-99 921
TROUVERES-SEQUENTIA-DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 1C 157 1695013
VIVALDI-VENEZIANISCHE KONZERTE-COLLEGIUM AUREUM-DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 1997481

ECM JAZZ

JACK DEJOHNETTE'S SPECIAL EDITION-TIN CAN ALLEY-ECM-1-1189
ZAKIR HUSSAIN-MAKING MUSIC-ECM 1349 (GERMANY)
TOM VAN DER GELD AND CHILDREN AT PLAY-PATIENCE-ECM-1-1113
COLLIN WALCOTT-GRAZING DREAMS-ECM 1096 (GERMANY)

EMI

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
BARTOK-MUSIC FOR STRINGS, PERCUSSION AND CELESTA-BARENBOIM-EMI ASD 2670
BEETHOVEN-SYMPHONY NO. 6 "PASTORAL"-MUTI-EMI ASD 3854
BERLIOZ-OVERTURES-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3212/ESD 2900301
BERLIOZ-LES NUITS D'ETE/RAVEL-SHEHERAZADE-BAKER-EMI ASD 2444
BERLIOZ-REQUIEM-FREMAUX-EMI ESDW 718
BORODIN-SYMPHONY NO. 2 ETC.-BRUSILOW-EMI ASD 3193
THE MUSIC OF BENJAMIN BRITTEN-PREVIN/HAENDEL/BERGLUND/MENUHIN-EMI SLS 5266
BRAHMS-FOUR SERIOUS SONGS-BAKER/PREVIN EMI ASD 3605
BUSONI-PIANO CONCERTO-OGDON-EMI SLS 776/SXDW 3053
BUTTERWORTH-A SHROPSHIRE LAD, ETC.-ENGLISH SINFONIA/DILKES-EMI CSD 3696
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR-HIAWATHA'S WEDDING FEAST-SARGENT-EMI ASD 467/ESD 7161
"CONCERTOS FOR PHYLLIS & CYRIL" (ARNOLD/BLISS/JACOB)-ARNOLD-EMI ASD 2612
COPLAND-BILLY THE KID/RODEO-SLATKIN-EMI (ANGEL) DS-3757 (DMM-GERMAN)
COPLAND-SYMPHONY NO.3/DANZON CUBANO/EL SALON MEXICO-MATA-EMI DS-37365 (DMM)
DELIUS-HASSAN INCIDENTAL MUSIC-HANDLEY-EMI ASD 3777 (SIDE 2)
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/HALFFTER-ATLANTIDA-FRUHBECK DE BURGOS-EMI SLS 5116
FAURE-REQUIEM-WILLCOCKS-EMI ASD 2358
GERSHWIN-RHAPSODY IN BLUE/AN AMERICAN IN PARIS-PREVIN-EMI ASD 2754
HANDEL-SAUL-LEDGER-EMI SLS 5200
HAYDN-CELLO CONCERTOS IN D & C-ROSTROPOVITCH-EMI ASD 3255
HAYDN-PIANO CONCERTOS-MICHELANGELI-EMI ASD 3128
HINDEMITH-CONCERT MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND BRASS-ORMANDY-EMI ASD 3743
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
IBERT-ORCHESTRAL MUSIC-FREMAUX-EMI ASD 3176
LALO-SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE/CELLO CONCERTO-TORTELIER/FREMAUX-EMI ASD 3209
MAHLER-DAS LIED VON DER ERDE-KLEMPERER-EMI SAN 179
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
MONTEVERDI'S CONTEMPORARIES-MUNROW-EMI ASD 3393
MUSIC FOR DOUBLE BASS (ROSSINI-M.HAYDN-KEYPER-DITTERSDORF)-SLATFORD-EMI ASD 3264
POULENC-CONCERT CHAMPETRE/AUBADE ETC-PRETRE-EMI ESD 7165
POULENC-GLORIA/PIANO CONCERTO-BURROWES/ORTIZ/FREMAUX-EMI ASD 3299
PROKOFIEV-ROMEO AND JULIET (BALLET SUITE)-MUTI-EMI ASD 4068
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONY NO. 5-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3115
PUNTO-FOUR HORN CONCERTOS-TUCKWELL-EMI ASD 4008
SCULTHORPE, PETER-SUN MUSIC I-IV-HOPKINS-EMI OASD 7604 (AUSTRALIA)
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
RESPIGHI-PINES OF ROME/FOUNTAINS OF ROME-DE BURGOS-CFP 40348
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV-THE GOLDEN COCKEREL SUITE-BERGLUND-EMI ASD 3141
SCHOENBERG-GURRELIEDER-FERENCSIK-EMI SLS 884 (LIVE PERFORMANCE)
SCHUMANN-CELLO CONCERTO ETC-TORTELIER-EMI ASD 3728
SCHUMANN-FRAUENLIEBE UND LEBEN/LIEDERKREIS-SCHWARZKOPF/PARSONS-EMI ASD 3037/1C 063-02 547
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)*
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
STRAVINSKY-PULCINELLA-RATTLE-EMI ASD 3604
TCHAIKOVSKY-SWAN LAKE-PREVIN-EMI SLS 5070
TCHAIKOVSKY-SYMPHONIES 1 TO 6-MUTI-EMI ASD 3213/3488/3449/3816/3717/3901
TCHAIKOVSKY-ROCOCO VARIATIONS ETC.-TORTELIER-EMI ASD 2954
TJEKNAVORIAN-OTHELLO (SYMPHONIC SUITE FROM BALLET)-TJEKNAVORIAN-EMI EL27 03221 (DIGITAL!)
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
VERDI-MACBETH-MUTI-EMI SLS 992
VILLA-LOBOS-BACHIANAS BRASILEIRAS NO.3-ORTIZ/ASHKENAZY-EMI ASD 3429
WALTON-SYMPHONY NO.2/LAMBERT-THE RIO GRANDE-PREVIN EMI ASD 2990
WALTON-BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST/IMPROVISATIONS-PREVIN-EMI SAN 324
WALTON/SHOSTAKOVITCH-CELLO CONCERTOS-TORTELIER-EMI ASD 2924

ERATO

DUKAS-LA PERI/SYMPHONIE EN UT MAJEUR-JORDAN-ERATO 75175 (DIGITAL)
HAENDEL-SAMSON-LEPPARD-ERATO STU 71240
JOLVIET-2ND CONCERTO PER VIOLONCELLO-ROSTROPOVITCH-ERATO STU 70509
L'HOMME ARME-BOSTON CAMERATA/COHEN-ERATO NUM 75252
LA PRIMAVERA-BOSTON CAMERATA/COHEN-ERATO STU 71545
STRAVINSKY-NOCES/RENARD/RAGTIME-DUTOIT-ERATO STU 70737

EVEREST (CLASSICAL REISSUE)

KHATCHATURIAN-PIANO CONCERTO-KATIN/RIGNOLD-EVEREST SDBR 3055 CLASSIC REISSUE
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONY NO. 5-SARGENT-EVEREST SDBR 3034 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RESPIGHI-FOUNTAINS OF ROME/PINES OF ROME-SARGENT-EVEREST SDBR 3051 CLASSIC REISSUE
WAGNER-MUSIC FROM DIE WALKURE-STOKOWSKI-EVEREST SDBR 3070 CLASSIC REISSUE

HARMONIA MUNDI (FRANCE)

CORSICA CHANTS POLYPHONIQUES-E VOCE DI U CUMUNE-HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 1256
HAENDEL-DUETTI E CANTATE/CONCERTO VOCALE-NELSON-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1004*
HAYDN-ZINGARESE/LANDLER-ENSEMBLE BELLA MUSICA-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1057
LE TAR-TALAI/CHEMIRANI-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1031
RAMEAU-ANACHREON-CHRISTIE-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 1090
SCHUTZ-DIE SIEBEN WORTE JESU CHRISTI-ENSEMBLE CLEMENT JANEQUIN-HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 1255
TROUBADOURS-CLEMENCIC CONSORT-HARMONIA MUNDI HM 396-98

HYPERION

GEMMA MUSICALE-THOMAS/ROOLEY-HYPERION A66079*
HILDEGARD OF BINGEN-GOTHIC VOICES-KIRKBY/PAGE-HYPERION A66039
IT FELL ON A SUMMER'S DAY-PARTRIDGE/LINDBERG-HYPERION A66095
MONTEVERDI SACRED VOCAL MUSIC-KIRKBY/PARTRIDGE-HYPERION A66021
MY LAGAN LOVE (SONGS OF IRELAND)-PEARCE/DRAKE-HYPERION A66023
PURCELL'S LONDON-THE PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS-HYPERION A66108
TAVERNER-MISSA GLORIA TIBI TRINITAS-THE SIXTEEN-HYPERION A66134
TIME STANDS STILL-KIRKBY/ROOLEY-HYPERION A66186*

LYRITA

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
BRITTEN-SINFONIETTA OP.1/TIPPETT-DIVERTIMENTO-DEL MAR-LYRITA SRCS. 111
BUSH-SYMPHONY NO. 1/ARNOLD-SINFONIETTA NO.1/BENJAMIN-COTILLON-BRAITHWAITE-LYRITA SRCS. 115
FINZI-INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY-HANDLEY-LYRITA SRCS 75
HADLEY-THE TREES SO HIGH-HANDLEY-LYRITA SRCS 106
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
IRELAND-ORCHESTRAL MUSIC VOLUME 1-BOULT-LYRITA SRCS.31
LAMBERT-ROMEO & JULIET/POMONA-DEL MAR-LYRITA SRCS 110
LEIGH-CONCERTINO/MUSIC FOR STRINGS-PINNOCK/BRAITHWAITE-LYRITA SRCS 126
LLOYD-SYMPHONY NO.4-DOWNES-LYRITA SRCS 129
LLOYD-SYMPHONY NO.5-DOWNES-LYRITA SRCS 124
MACHONCHY-SERENATA CONCERTANTE FOR VIOLIN-PARIKIAN-LYRITA SRCS 116
MOERAN-SYMPHONY IN G MINOR-BOULT-LYRITA SRCS 70
MORGAN-VIOLIN CONCERTO/CONTRASTS-GRUENBERG/HANDLEY-LYRITA SRCS 97
RAWSTHORNE-PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 1 & 2-BINNS/BRAITHWAITE-LYRITA SRCS 101
RAWSTHORNE-SYMPHONY NO.1 & SYMPHONIC STUDIES-PRITCHARD-LYRITA SRCS 90
SCOTT-PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1-OGDON/HERRMANN-LYRITA SRCS 81
WALTON-SCAPINO/THE QUEST/SINFONIA CONCERTANTE-KATIN/WALTON-LYRITA SRCS 49
WILLIAMSON-CONCERTO FOR ORGAN/PIANO CONCERTO NO.3-BOULT-LYRITA SRCS 79

MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS

PROKOFIEV-PIANO CONCERTO NO.3/RACHMANINOFF-JANIS-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75019
RESPIGHI-THE BIRDS/BRAZILIAN IMPRESSIONS-DORATI-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75023
ROGERS-THREE JAPANESE DANCES-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75093

MOBILE FIDELITY

LOUIS ARMSTRONG & DUKE ELLINGTON-MOBILE FIDELITY 2-155/ROULETTE "ORIGINAL"
THE FOUR FACES OF JAZZ-HERRMANN-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 1-255
TOUCH-JOHN KLEMMER-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 1-006
SIBELIUS-FOUR LEGENDS-ORMANDY-MOBILE FIDELITY MFSL 1-523
CAT STEVENS-TEASER AND THE FIRECAT-MOBILE FIDELITY 1-244
CAT STEVENS-TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN-MOBILE FIDELITY 1-035

NONESUCH

CRUMB-ANCIENT VOICES OF CHILDREN-WEISBERG-NONESUCH H-71255
ENSEMBLE ALCATRAZ-VISIONS AND MIRACLES-ELECTRA/NONESUCH DIGITAL 79180-1
PERCUSSION MUSIC-VARESE/COLGRASS/SAPERSTEIN/OAK/COWELL-NONESUCH H-71291
THE PERSIAN SANTUR/MUSIC OF IRAN-RASTEGAR-NEJAD-NONESUCH (EXPLORER SERIES) H-72039
THE PULSE OF TANAM-RAO-NONESUCH (EXPLORER SERIES) H-72032
VARESE-OFFRANDES/INTEGRALES/OCTANDRE/ECUATORIAL-WEISBERG-NONESUCH H-71269*
WUORINEN-PERCUSSION SYMPHONY-NEW JERSEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE-NONESUCH H-71353
WUORINEN-CHAMBER CONCERTO-NEW JERSEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE-NONESUCH H-71263

OPUS 3

BLUE FIVE-TOMAS ORNBERG/DAVERN-OPUS 3 8003
BUDDY BOLDEN STOMP-OPUS 3 7910
PIPOR OCH STRANGAR-PRO MUSICA INSTRUMENTALI-OPUS 3 7906
SOLERA FLAMENCO-OPUS 3 7919
TEST RECORD 1 (DEPTH OF IMAGE)-VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPUS 3 79-00

PHILIPS

BARTOK-ALLEGRO BARBARO/ESQUISSES/IMPROVISATIONS-KOCSIS-PHILIPS 9500 876
BARTOK-SONATA FOR TWO PIANOS & PERCUSSION-BISHOP/ARGERICH-PHILIPS 9500 434
BERLIOZ-HAROLD EN ITALIE-IMAI-PHILIPS 9500 026
DEBUSSY-LA MER ETC.-HAITINK-PHILIPS 9500 359
GIULIANI-GUITAR CNCRT./RODRIGO-CONCIERTO MADRIGAL-ROMEROS-PHILIPS 6500 918
HANDEL-SOLOMON-GARDINER-PHILIPS 412 612-1
HAYDN-STRING QUARTETS/"EMPEROR"/"SUNRISE"-QUARTETTO ITALIANO-PHILIPS 9500 157
JANACEK-TARAS BULBA/SINFONIETTA-ZINMAN-PHILIPS 9500 874
LISZT-PIANO CONCERTOS NO. 1 & NO. 2-RICHTER-PHILIPS 835 474
LITTLE MARCHES BY GREAT MASTERS-NETHERLANDS WIND ENSEMBLE-PHILIPS 6599 172
MAHLER-DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN-HAITINK-PHILIPS 9500 316/416 669-1
STRAVINSKY-L'OISEAU DE FEU (THE FIREBIRD)-DAVIS-PHILIPS 9500 637
TCHAIKOVSKY-SYMPHONIC WORKS (FATUM/THE STORM ETC.)-INBAL-PHILIPS 6500 467
TCHAIKOVSKY-THE NUTCRACKER-DORATI-PHILIPS 6747 257
TIPPETT-CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA AND CELLO-DAVIS-PHILIPS 6514 209 (DIGITAL!)
VIVALDI-SACRED MUSIC (VOLS. 1 AND 2)-NEGRI-PHILIPS 6700 116

PROPRIUS

CAN DOMINO-SATOMAA-PROPRIUS 7866/FINNGOSPEL FGLP-1016
JUBILATE-PROPRIUS 7851/FINNGOSPEL FGLP-1014*
LAUDATE!-EBY-PROPRIUS PROP 7800
LAUDATE II-EBY-PROPRIUS PROP 7860
VAAN RAUHAA-KONTULAN LAPSIKUORO/LEPISTO-PROPRIUS 7865/FINNGOSPEL FGLP-1019*

RCA (CLASSIC) REISSUES

KABALEVSKY-THE COMEDIANS-KONDRASHIN-RCA LSC-2398 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
MENDELSSOHN-VIOLIN CONCERTO-HEIFITZ-RCA LSC-2314 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
MILHAUD-LA CREATION DU MONDE-MUNCH-RCA LDS 2625 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
PROKOFIEV-CINDERELLA-RIGNOLD-RCA LSC-2135 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
PROKOFIEV-SYMPHONY NO. 7-MARTINON-RCA LSC-2288 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RACHMANINOFF-SYMPHONY NO. 3-BOULT-RCA LSC-2185 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RAVEL-CONCERTO IN G/D'INDY-SYMPHONY-MUNCH-RCA LSC-2271 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
RAVEL-DAPHNIS & CHLOE-MUNCH-RCA LSC-1893 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
REINER SOUND-REINER-RCA LSC-2183 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
SCHUMANN-CARNAVAL-RIGNOLD-RCA LSC-2450 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 1-MARTINON-RCA LSC-2322 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
SIBELIUS-SYMPHONY NO. 2-MONTEUX-RCA LSC-2342 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
SIBELIUS-SYMPHONY NO. 5-GIBSON-RCA LSC-2405 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
STRAUSS-DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION-REINER-RCA LSC-2077 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
TCHAIKOVSKY-1812 OVERTURE-REINER-RCA LSC-2241 (CLASSIC REISSUE)
WALTON-FACADE-FISTOULARI-RCA LSC-2285 (CLASSIC REISSUE)

RCA (ORIGINAL "SHADED DOGS")

HANDEL-MESSIAH-BEECHAM-RCA LDS 6409 (4) SORIA
RESPIGHI-PINES OF ROME/FOUNTAINS OF ROME-REINER-RCA LSC-2436
RHAPSODIES-ENESCO/LISZT-STOKOWSKI-RCA LSC-2471
RIMSKY-KORSAKOFF-SCHEHERAZADE-REINER-RCA LSC-2446
ROGERS-VICTORY AT SEA VOLUME 1-BENNETT-RCA LSC-2335
STRAVINSKY-SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE-REINER-RCA LSC-2150

RCA

GINASTERA-PIANO CONCERTO/VARIACIONES CONCERTANTES-MARTINS/LEINSDORF-RCA LSC-3029
HANSON-SYMPHONY NO. 2/GRIFFES-THE PLEASURE DOME OF KUBLA KHAN-GERHARDT-RCA GL2502
PROKOFIEV-LT. KIJE/LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES/STRAVINSKY-SUITES NOS. 1 & 2-MATA-RCA ARC1-5168
REVUELTAS-SENSEMAYA-REDES-CAMINOS-MATA-RCA (A)RL12320*
VIVALDI-THE FOUR SEASONS-KUIJKEN-RCA RL 30397

*Kenneth Wilkinson recording. The Italian pressing is a touch better than the (A)merican. Interesting music.

REFERENCE RECORDINGS

BERLIOZ-SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE-KOJIAN-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-11 (45 RPM)
DAFOS-HART/AIRTO/PURIM-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-12 (45 RPM)
HOLST-HAMMERSMITH/SUITES 1/2/MOORSIDE-DUNN-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-39
RESPIGHI-CHURCH WINDOWS-CLARK-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-15
THREE-WAY MIRROR-MOREIRA/PURIM/FARRELL-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-24
TRITTICO-FENNELL-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-52
VIVALDI/BACH-HELICON ENSEMBLE-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-23
WALTON-FACADE-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-19 (45 RPM)

REFLEXE (EMI)

PETER ABELARD-PLANCTUS JEPTHA/DAVID-STUDIO DER FRUHEN MUSIK-REFLEXE 063-30123
EL BARROCO ESPANOL-HESPERION XX-REFLEXE 065-30942
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO I-BINKLEY-REFLEXE 063-30107
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO II-BINKLEY-REFLEXE 063-30108
CANSOS DE TROBAIRITZ-HESPERION XX-REFLEXE 065-30941
HEINRICH ISAAC-DIE KUNST DER NIEDERLANDER 1-HILLIARD ENSEMBLE- EMI REFLEXE 1C 069 1466921
LUDI SANCTI NICOLAI-STUDIO DER FRUHEN MUSIK-REFLEXE 065-30940
MACHAUT-CHANSONS I-BINKLEY-REFLEXE 063-30106
MACHAUT-CHANSONS II-BINKLEY-REFLEXE 063-30109
PLANCTUS-STUDIO DER FRUHEN MUSIK-REFLEXE 063-30129
POWER-MESSEN UND MOTETTEN-HILLIARD ENSEMBLE-REFLEXE 1C 069-46 402
MICHAEL PRAETORIUS-TERPSICHORE-RICERCARE-ENSEMBLE-REFLEXE 063-30117

WATER LILY

AJMER-USTAD IMRAT KHAN-WATER LILY WLA-ES-17
INDIAN ARCHITEXTURE-ALI AKBAR KHAN-WATER LILY WLA-ES-20
LILY OF THE NILE-HAMZA EL DIN-WATER LILY WLA-ES-11
MAIHAR-ALI AKBAR KHAN-WATER LILY WLA-ES-10
MISTERIO-STRUNZ & FARAH-WATER LILY WLA-CS-08

*This record's sonics are good enough to make The Basic List. It is not there, at this time, for various reasons.

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NEW LISTINGS

These are all of the LPs that joined The Supreme Recordings from 2002 to December 2013. They will remain in this section until I write and post an actual description of them. The most recent additional listings will always be in The Recent Updates, so I would advise checking there on a regular basis for new entries.

The BASIC LIST (Or HIGHER!)

CLASSICAL

BACH-SUITES FOR UNACCOMPANIED CELLO-STARKER-MERCURY SR3-9016 SPEAKERS CORNER REISSUE
BARTOK-BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE-SOLTI-DECCA SET 630/LONDON OSA 1174
BERLIOZ-L'ENFANCE DU CHRIST-DAVIS-PHILIPS 6700 106
BIRTWISTLE-PUNCH AND JUDY-ATHERTON-DECCA HEADLINE 24/25
BOUCHER-ANGES MAUDITS, VEUILLEZ MAIDER!-TREMBLAY-RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 522/SRC 001*
BRIDGE/MOERAN-RHAPSODIES FOR PIANO-WALLFISCH/MCCABE/BRAITHWAITE-LYRITA SRCS. 91
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
BRUCKNER-SYMPHONY NO. 6-SOLTI-DECCA SXL 6946/LONDON CS 7173
CAMPRA-MESSE DE REQUIEM-HERREWEGHE-HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 1251
COPLAND-APPALACHIAN SPRING/GERSHWIN-AMERICAN-MEHTA-DECCA 6811/LONDON 7031
DAVIES-SYMPHONY-RATTLE-DECCA HEAD 21
DEBUSSY-PIANO MUSIC-MORAVEC-VOX CUM LAUDE D-VCL 9037
DEFALLA-THE THREE-CORNERED HAT-JORDA-EVEREST SDBR 3057 CLASSIC REISSUE
DVORAK-TRIO IN F MINOR-JUNG TRIO-GROOVE NOTE RECORDS GRV1043-1 (2 LPS, 45RPM)
DVORAK-CELLO CONCERTO-STARKER-MERCURY SR90303 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
DVORAK-NEW WORLD SYMPHONY-MEHTA-DECCA SXL 6751/LONDON CS 6980
FERNEYHOUGH-TRANSIT-HOWARTH-DECCA HEAD 18
GERHARD-FIRST SYMPHONY/DANCES FROM DON QUIXOTE-DORATI-ARGO ZRG 752*
GERHARD-ASTROLOGICAL SERIES-ATHERTON-DECCA HEAD 11
HENZE-COMPASES/VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.2-FUKAI/LANGBEIN-DECCA HEAD 5
HENZE-VOICES-LONDON SINFONIETTA-DECCA HEAD 19/20
HODDINOTT-ORCHESTRAL MUSIC (SYMPHONY NO. 3)-ATHERTON-DECCA SXL 6570
HOWARTH/TAKEMITSU/BIRTWISTLE/HENZE-GRIMETHORPE SPECIAL/HOWARTH-DECCA HEAD 14
LIGETI-MELODIEN/DOUBLE CONCERTO/CHAMBER CONCERTO-ATHERTON-DECCA HEAD 12
LISZT-ETUDES/ETUDEN-ARRAU-PHILIPS 6747 412 (2 LPS)
LOBET IHN MIT SAITENSPIEL-PASSION UND OSTERN-VIOLA DA GAMBA CONCERT WIEN-CARUS 63.122
LUTOSLAWSKI/BERKELEY/BEDFORD/PEARS/LONDON SINFONIETTA-DECCA HEAD 3
MAHLER-SYMPHONY NO. 5-MEHTA-DECCA SXL 6806/7/LONDON CSA 2248
MCCABE-SYMPHONY NO. 2/NOTTURNI ED ALBA-FREMAUX-EMI ASD 2904
THE LAST OF THE TROUBADOURS-BEST-MEDIEVAL ENSEMBLE-NIMBUS-45008 (45 RPM)
MILNER-ROMAN SPRING/SALUTATIO ANGELICA-ATHERTON-DECCA SXL 6699
NEW WORLD CONSORT-AU VERD BOYS/TO THE GREENWOOD-COLLEGIUM RECORDS COL 8407
ORFF-CARMINA BURANA-KEGEL-EDITION PHONIX EPH-15 (2 LP SET)*
PARTCH-DELUSION OF THE FURY-MITCHELL-COLUMBIA M2 30576*
PANUFNIK-SINFONIA DI SFERE/SINFONIA MISTICA-ATHERTON-DECCA HEAD 22*
PFITZNER-GESANGE FUR BARITON UND ORCHESTER-FISCHER-DIESKAU-EMI 065 45616*
PROKOFIEV-PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2-FRAGER-RCA LSC-2465 (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-SYMPHONIES NOS. 1 & 7-WELLER-DECCA SXL 6702/LONDON CS 6897
RACHMANINOFF-PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3-JANIS-MERCURY SR90283 SPEAKERS CORNER REISSUE
RACHMANINOFF-PIANO CONCERTO NO.4/RHAPSODY-WILD/HORENSTEIN-CHESKY CR41
RESPIGHI-THE BIRDS/BRAZILIAN IMPRESSIONS-MERCURY SR90153 SPEAKERS CORNER REISSUE
ROOTHAM-SYMPHONY NO.1/HOLBROOKE-THE BIRDS OF RHIANNON-HANDLEY-LYRITA SRCS. 103
SAINT-SAENS-CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS-LILLIE/KATCHEN/HENDERSON-DECCA SXL 2218 (SPEAKERS CORNER)
SATIE-SOCRATE-CUENOD/PARSONS-NIMBUS 2104
SCHUBERT-DUETTE-BAKER/FISCHER-DIESKAU-DGG 2530 328
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 4-HAITINK-DECCA SXL 6927/LONDON CS 7160
SHOSTAKOVICH-SYMPHONY NO. 4-PREVIN-EMI ASD 3440
SIBELIUS-LUONNOTAR/EN SAGA/ETC.-DORATI/JONES-EMI ASD 2486
SIBELIUS-THE TEMPEST/IN MEMORIUM-GROVES-EMI ASD 2961
STOCKHAUSEN-ZYKLUS POUR UN BATTTEUR/NODA-ECLOGUE-YOSHIHARA/NAKAGAWA-RCA RDC-1
TCHAIKOVSKY-SYMPHONY NO. 5-ASHKENAZY-DECCA SXL 6884/LONDON CS 7107
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS-JOB-A MASQUE FOR DANCING-BOULT-EMI ASD 2673
VIVALDI-CONCERTOS-ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC-L'OISEAU-LYRE DSLO 544
WAGNER FOR BAND-FENNELL-MERCURY SR90276 SPEAKERS CORNER REISSUE
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)

*These LPs were originally in The Honorable Mentions, but I reevaluated them after the recent improvements in my audio system.

ANCIENT MUSIC

BEGONA OLAVIDE-SALTERIO-M-A RECORDINGS M025-AV (180 GRAM PRESSING)*
TROUBADOURS & TROUVERES-BINKLEY-TELEFUNKEN 6.35519 (2 LPS)

*A digital recording, but still superb. Caveat- The two pressings I've heard have both been noisy.

NON-CLASSICAL

PATRICIA BARBER-CAFE BLUE-PREMONITION RECORDS 90746
COUNT BASIE-"88 BASIE STREET"-PABLO 2310-901 (ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS 45 RPM)
ANNE BISSON-PORTRAITS & PERFUMES-CAMILIO RECORDS CAM5-2004*
THE BLUE NILE-A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS-LINN RECORDS LKH 1
COREA AND BURTON IN CONCERT, ZURICH-ECM-2-1182
DEAD CAN DANCE-TOWARD THE WITHIN-4AD DAD 4015 (2LPS-MADE IN ENGLAND)
DEAD CAN DANCE-ANASTASIS (2 LPS)
DRAGONSLAYER-NORTH-LABEL X LXSE 2-001 (2 LPS-45 RPM)**
FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO-DI MEOLA/MCLAUGHLIN/DELUCIA-(COLUMBIA FC 37152) ORG 125 REISSUE 45 RPM (2 LPS)
MICHAEL GARSON-SERENDIPITY-REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-20
ROY GAINES-I GOT THE T-BONE WALKER BLUES-GROOVE NOTE GRV 1002-45 45 RPM (2 LPS)
DAVE GRUSIN-DISCOVERED AGAIN!-SHEFFIELD LAB-5
MICHAEL HEDGES-LIVE ON THE DOUBLE PLANET-WINDHAM HILL RECORDS WH-1066
JACINTHA IS HER NAME-GROOVE NOTE RECORDS GRV1014-1 (45 RPM)
JOE JACKSON-BODY AND SOUL-A & M SP-5000
KITAMURA-30 YEARS IN 30 MINUTES-TOSHIBA LF-95012
KLEMMER-FINESSE-NAUTILUS NR 22 (D2D)
DIANA KRALL-LIVE IN PARIS-VERVE ORG 003 (180 GRAMS/2 LPS)
DOUG MACLEOD-COME TO FIND-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS APB 1027 REISSUE***
OREGON-IN CONCERT-VANGUARD VSD 79358
TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER-JOHN LANCHBERY-EMI CSD 3690

*One of the finest digital recordings I've ever heard. Ms. Bisson's voice will not please all listeners.

**Maybe the finest soundtrack recording ever made. Rare- Only 2,500 pressings.

***Stupendous! Will be in the upper classes. It has incredible (sometimes shocking) dynamic qualities, plus the detail, immediacy and presence of a good direct-to-disc LP. A "must have".

ETHNIC MUSIC

ANCIENT TURKISH MUSIC IN EUROPE-KECSKES ENSEMBLE-HUNGAROTON SLPX 12560*
FAMOUS JAPANESE KOTO MUSIC-MIYAGI/YABASHI-SAWAI/YAMAMOTO-RCA JRS-1 (JAPAN)
JAPON 7-SHOMYO:CHANT LITURIQUE BOUDDHIQUE, SECTE SHINGON-KOBODAISHI MIEKU-OCORA 558 657
MUSIC IN RENAISSANCE TRANSYLVANIA-BAKFARK BALINT LUTE TRIO-HUNGAROTON SLPX 12047*
MUSIQUE PERSANE-OCORA OCR 57

*I think the two best I've ever heard from this label.

THE HONORABLE MENTIONS

Important Notice- The newest additions, if any, to The Honorable Mentions are currently in The Recent File. The complete additions from 2002 to 2012 have already been added to the original list of The Honorable Mentions seen above. Those below are from 2013.

Classical

AMIROV-AZERBAIJAN MUGAM-STOKOWSKI-EVEREST SDBR 3032 CLASSIC REISSUE*
BACH-DIE KUNST DER FUGE-MARRINER-PHILIPS 6747 172 (2LP)
BARTOK-CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA-STOKOWSKI-EVEREST SDBR 3069 CLASSIC REISSUE
BEETHOVEN-THE MIDDLE QUARTETS-QUARTETTO ITALIANO-PHILIPS 6703 082 (3 LPS)*****
GINASTERA-ESTANCIA/PANAMBI-GOOSSENS-EVEREST SDBR 3041 CLASSIC REISSUE**
MUSIC OF MEXICO (REVUELTAS/CHAVEZ/MONCAYO)-BATIZ-EMI ESD 7146***
OVERTURE SPECTACULAR!/SUPPE/VERDI/HEROLD-GROVES-EMI TWO 190
PAGANINI-VARIOUS WORKS-ACCARDO-FONE 011 45 RPM
PROKOFIEV-ROMEO AND JULIET (EXCERPTS)-LEINSDORF-SHEFFIELD LAB 8
RUSSIAN RARITIES (GLIERE/STRAVINSKY/CUI/GRETCHANINOV)-ELLIS/SUTHERLAND/BONYNGE-DECCA SXL 6406
STRAUSS-ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA-SOLTI-SUPER ANALOGUE KIJC 9198
TROUBADOUR IN HUNGARY-VIDAL-HUNGAROTON SLPX 12102
VIVALDI-VARIOUS WORKS-OHYAMA-SONIC ARTS LS-8
WAGNER-RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES/SIEGFRIED'S FUNERAL MUSIC-LEINSDORF-SHEFFIELD LAB 7****
WAGNER FOR BAND-FENNELL-MERCURY GOLDEN IMPORTS SRI 75096 (Not as good as the Speakers Corner Reissue)
WECKMANN-ZEHN SONATEN-MUSIKALISCHE COMPAGNEY-THOROFON CAPELLA MTH 216

*Excellent, but the Scriabin ("Poem of Ecstasy") on Side 1 is a sonic disappointment.

**The most "alive" of any (Classic Reissue) Everest I've heard so far, with a huge, focused and dynamic sound. Also has noticeable tonal problems, especially with strings, plus the usual speed irregularities. Villa-Lobos, on Side One, is not as good.

***Digital recording, but it still has some outstanding qualities, and interesting music. My two pressings have both been noisy.

****Truly outstanding, with spectacular dynamic swings, but it's also noticeably "dry" and "analytical", keeping it from the higher classes. Very similar to its Prokofiev "sister" LP, in both strengths and weaknesses. Clean and thrilling crescendos.

*****Excellent, natural sonics. The Beethoven Late Quartets, from the same ensemble and label, are NOT as well recorded.

Popular

DEAD CAN DANCE-INTO THE LABYRINTH-MOBILE FIDELITY SOUND LAB MOFI 2-001*
JANICE IAN-BREAKING SILENCE-ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS APP 027
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER-FRESH AIRE III-AMERICAN GRAMAPHONE AG-365
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER-CHRISTMAS-AMERICAN GRAMAPHONE AG-1988
MICHAEL HEDGES-AERIAL BOUNDARIES-WINDHAM HILL WH-1032**

*Outstandingly quiet surfaces, as good as I've ever experienced. A model for other record producers. I will compare it to the original pressing as soon as I can.

**Digital recording, but still incredible. I've used this LP as a reference for over 25 years. It was supposed to be part of the list from the beginning, but I overlooked it for some unknown reason. A solo guitar that almost sounds like an orchestra at times!

Ethnic Music

MASTERPIECES OF KOTO MUSIC-RCA JRS-1 (JAPANESE PRESSING)

Jazz

ART BLAKEY'S JAZZ MESSENGERS WITH THELONIUS MONK-4 MEN WITH BEARDS 4M110
JON HENDRICKS-FAST LIVIN' BLUES-COLUMBIA CS 8605 ORG 121 REISSUE 45 RPM (2 LPS)
CAL TJADER-HURACAN-CRYSTAL CLEAR CCS 8003*

*45 RPM/D2D recording, but the sound is variable, from very good to outstanding (Side Two), so it's somewhat disappointing. Music is like early Santana, but with no vocals.

Soundtrack

CITIZEN KANE-HERRMANN-RCA ARL1-0707*

*U.S. Pressing. One of a series of famous soundtrack records from RCA, recorded in England by (now legendary) Kenneth Wilkinson. Other LPs in the series may be added in the future.

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MY FAVORITE CLASSICAL RECORDINGS

Below is 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 45 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 S 3595

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 S 3613

BRAHMS-VIOLIN CONCERTO-GRUMIAUX-PHILIPS 6500 299
BRAHMS-THE FOUR SYMPHONIES-SZELL-COLUMBIA 77356
BRAHMS-A GERMAN REQUIEM-KARAJAN-EMI SLS 996/ANGEL S 3838

BRUCKNER-SYMPHONY NO. 4-JOCHUM-DGG 2535 111

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 (OR MACKERRAS/EMI/ANGEL)

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/ANGEL S 35567

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

SCRIABIN-POEM OF ECSTASY-MEHTA-DECCA SXL 6325/LONDON CS 6552

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/ANGEL)

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

The Alphabetized Classical Music Supreme Recordings

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Purchasing Used Classical Records

AUDIO CRITIQUE

Reference Components

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My Audio System

My Audio Philosophy

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