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Renate Eggebrecht violin


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Chopin, Liszt, Scarlatti



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Anderson Choral music


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Artyomov
Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble


one of Berlioz greatest works


Rebecca Clarke Frank Bridge
High-octane performances


An attractive Debussy package


immaculate Baiba Skride


eloquent Cello Concerto


tension-filled work


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Laangaard
another entertaining volume


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Pappano with a strong cast


imaginatively constructed quartets


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This week's choices ~~ Composers A-H

Leoš Janáček
The Cunning Little Vixen
Bohumil Gregor/Prague National Theatre O (Supraphon) [JW]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Vienna PO (Decca) [JW][LW]
The Excursions of Mr Broucek
BBC SO/Jiri Belohlavek (Deutsche Grammophon) [JW]
From the House of the Dead
Sir Charles Mackerras/Vienna PO (Decca) [JW][LW]
Glagolitic Mass
Karel Ancerl/Czech PO (Supraphon) [RB][JQ]
Mariss Jansons/Bavarian RSO (Arthaus Musik) [MC]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Czech PO (Supraphon) [LW]
Tomas Netopil/Prague RSO (Supraphon) [LW]
Jenufa
Sir Charles Mackerras/Vienna PO (Decca) [JW][LW]
Jaroslav Vogel/Prague National Theatre O (Supraphon) [JW]
Kata Kabanova
Sir Charles Mackerras/Vienna PO (Decca) [LW]
The Makropoulos Case
Bohumil Gregor/Prague National Theatre O (Supraphon) [JW]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Vienna PO (Decca) [LW]
Moravian folk poetry and songs
Zdena Kloubova, Leo Vodicka, Radoslav Kvapil (Unicorn-Kanchana) [JW]
Piano works (Sonata, Overgrown Path, In the Mists)
Rudolf Firkusny (Deutsche Grammophon) [JW]
Sinfonietta

Karel Ancerl/Czech PO (Supraphon) [RB][LW]
Bretislav Bakala/Czech PO (Supraphon) [JW]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Pro Arte O (Pye) [RB]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Vienna PO (Decca) [SV][JW][LW]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Czech PO (Supraphon) [JQ]
String Quartets
Skampa Qt (Supraphon) [LW]
Smetana Qt (Denon) [SG]
Talich Qt (Supraphon) [LW] (Calliope) [SG]
(No. 1) Smetana Qt (Testament) [JW]
(No. 2) Janacek Qt (Deutsche Grammophon) [JW]
Taras Bulba
Sir Charles Mackerras/Vienna PO (Decca) [SV][LW]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Czech PO (Supraphon) [JQ]
Violin Sonata
Josef Suk, Jan Panenka (Supraphon) [JW]

Erich Korngold
Violin concerto
Jascha Heifetz, Los Angeles PO/Alfred Wallenstein (RCA) [RMay][DJB][SG]
Jascha Heifetz, New York PO/Efrem Kurtz (Music and Arts) [SG][JW]
Ulrike-Anima Mathe, Dallas SO/Andrew Litton (Dorian) [RB review]
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vienna PO/Andre Previn (Deutsche Grammophon) [RB][MC]
Philippe Quint, Mineria SO/Carlos Miguel Prieto (Naxos) [DM review]
Gil Shaham, London SO/André Previn (Deutsche Grammophon) [DM][JQ][JFL][SB][NH]
Nikolaj Znaider, Vienna PO/Valery Gergiev (RCA) [MC]

Edouard Lalo
Symphonie espagnole
Marat Bisengaliev, Polish RSO/Johannes Wildner (Naxos) [RMo]
Alfredo Campoli, London PO/Eduard van Beinum (Decca) [JW]
Renaud Capuçon, Paris O/Paavo Jarvi (Erato) [MC]
Ida Haendel, Czech PO/Karel Ancerl (Supraphon) [RB]
Yehudi Menuhin, Paris SO/George Enescu (Naxos Historical) [SG]
Henri Merckel, Pasdeloup Concert Assoc O/Piero Coppola (Music and Arts) [JW]
Isaac Stern, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (Sony) [SV]
Henryk Szeryng, Chicago SO/Walter Hendl (RCA) [SG]
Maxim Vengerov, Philharmonia O/Antonio Pappano (Warner) [MC]

Franz Liszt
Piano concertos
Claudio Arrau, London SO/Sir Colin Davis (Decca) [MB]
Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin/Pierre Boulez (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Nelson Freire, Dresden PO/Michel Plasson (Berlin Classics/Brilliant) [JFL]
Alexandre Kantorow, Tapiola Sinfonietta/Jean-Jacques Kantorow (BIS) [RMay review][DM review]
Julius Katchen, London SO/Ataulfo Argenta (Decca) [RMay]
Sviatoslav Richter, London SO/Kirill Kondrashin (Philips) [SV][SG][RB][MB]
Krystian Zimerman, Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][SB][JFL][LW][JW][MC]

Piano sonata
Martha Argerich (DG) [SG]
Jorge Bolet (Decca) [MC]
Alfred Brendel (Philips) [PCG]
Arnaldo Cohen (BIS) [DC review]
Marc-Andre Hamelin (Hyperion) [AL]
Vladimir Horowitz (1932, HMV) [SG] [JW]
Maurizio Pollini (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]

Gustav Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde
Janet Baker, Waldemar Kmentt, Bavarian RSO/Rafael Kubelik (Audite) [SG][JQ][SB][MC]
Agnes Baltsa, Klaus König, London PO/Klaus Tennstedt (EMI) [GA]
Brigitte Fassbaender, Francisco Araiza, Berlin PO/Carlo Maria Giulini (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Kathleen Ferrier, Julius Patzak, Vienna PO/Bruno Walter (Decca) [RB][SG]
Alfreda Hodgson, John Mitchinson, BBC Northern SO/Jascha Horenstein (BBC Legends) [JQ]
James King, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Vienna PO/Leonard Bernstein (Decca) [SV]
Christa Ludwig, Klaus Wunderlich, Philharmonia O/Otto Klemperer (EMI) [RMo][LW][SB]

Symphony 1
Leonard Bernstein/Concertgebouw O (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][JQ]
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Sony) [AL]
Vladimir Jurowski, London PO (LPO) [RMo review]
Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian RSO (Audite) [MC]
Erich Leinsdorf/Royal PO (Decca) [SV]
James Levine/London SO (RCA) [DM]
Georg Solti/London SO (Decca) [DJB][SV]
Klaus Tennstedt/London PO (EMI) [MG]
Klaus Tennstedt/London PO (BBC Legends) [DM review]
Bruno Walter/New York PO (Sony, 1954) [JW]

Symphony 2
Claudio Abbado/Chicago SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Claudio Abbado/Lucerne Festival O (Deutsche Grammophon) [JQ]
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [BBu][SG][MC][LW]
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Sony) [RMo]
Riccardo Chailly/Gewandhaus O Leipzig (Accentus) [DM review]
Bernard Haitink/Dresden Staatskapelle (Profil) [SB]
Mariss Jansons/Bavarian RSO (Arthaus Musik) [MC]
James Levine/Vienna PO (Orfeo) [DM review][RMo]
Zubin Mehta/Vienna PO (Decca) [RMay]
Leonard Slatkin/Saint Louis SO (Telarc) [LW]
Georg Solti/London SO (Decca) [SV]
Leopold Stokowski/London SO (BBC Legends) [RMay]
Leopold Stokowski/London SO (RCA) [SV]
Klaus Tennstedt/London PO (LPO) [JQ review]
Bruno Walter/New York PO (Sony) [RB]

Symphony 3
Claudio Abbado/Lucerne Festival O (Euroarts) [DJB]
Claudio Abbado/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][JFL][RMo]
Claudio Abbado/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMay][SB]
Takashi Asahina/Osaka PO (Canyon) [MB]
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW][MC][JQ]
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Sony) [JQ]
Pierre Boulez/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW]
Bernard Haitink/Berlin PO (Philips) [SV][SG]
Bernard Haitink/Royal Concertgebouw O (Decca) [SB]
Jascha Horenstein/London SO (Unicorn/Brilliant Classics) [SV][PCG][RB][DM][JQ review]
Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian RSO Audite) [MC]
Lorin Maazel/Philharmonia O (Signum) [MB]
Giuseppe Sinopoli/Stuttgart RSO (Weitblick) [RMo]
Klaus Tennstedt/London PO/(ICA) [DM review]

Symphony 4
Ivan Fischer/Budapest FO (Channel Classics) [LW]
Bernard Haitink/Royal Concertgewbouw O (Philips) [SV]
Jascha Horenstein/London PO (EMI) [SB][SV][RMo][RB]
Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian RSO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Lorin Maazel/Vienna PO/(Sony) [LW]
Zubin Mehta/Israel PO  (Decca) [SG]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [SB][JQ][MC]
Klaus Tennstedt/London PO (EMI) [MG]

Symphony 5
Claudio Abbado/Lucerne Festival O (Euroarts) [DM]
Sir John Barbirolli/New PO (EMI) [SV][DJB][MG]
Rudolf Barshai/Junge Deutsche Philharmonie (Laurel/Brilliant Classics) [JQ]
Leonard Bernstein/Vienna PO (1987, Deutsche Grammophon) [JQ][LW]
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Sony) [AL]
Daniele Gatti/Royal Concertgebouw O (RCO Live) [DM]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (1973, Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Rafael Kubelík/Bavarian RSO (Audite) [MC]
Vaclav Neumann, Leipzig Gewandhaus O (Berlin Classics) [JFL]
Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (EMI) [LW]
Frank Shipway/Royal PO (Tring, Membran) [RB][RMo]
Sir Georg Solti/Chicago SO [PCG]
Klaus Tennstedt/London PO (EMI, 1988) [SV] [SG]

Symphony 6
Leonard Bernstein/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon] [RMo][LW][SG]
Pierre Boulez/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon] [DM]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB]
Vaclav Neumann/Leipzig Gewandhaus O (Berlin Classics) [SV]
Thomas Sanderling/St. Petersburg PO (RS Real Sound) [JQ review]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [RMay]
Klaus Tennstedt/London PO (EMI) [SV][LW][MG]
Klaus Tennstedt/London PO (LPO Live) [JQ review]

Bohuslav Martinu
Symphonies
(1,3,5) Karel Ancerl/Czech PO (Multisonic) [JW]
(3,5,6) Karel Ancerl/Czech PO (Supraphon) [JW]
(1,6) Jiri Belohlavek/Czech PO (Chandos) [LW]
(3-6) Jiri Belohlavek/Czech PO (Supraphon) [SB]
Jiri Belohlavek/BBC SO (Onyx) [MC]
Neeme Jarvi/Bamberg SO (Brilliant Classics) [SG][SB]
(6) Charles Munch/Boston SO (RCA) [JW]
(4) Martin Turnovsky/Czech PO (Apex) [JW][RB]
Vladimir Valek/Prague RSO (Supraphon) [JFL]

Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony 3 'Scottish'
Claus Peter Flor/Bamberg SO (RCA) [RMo]
Sir John Eliot Gardiner/London SO (LSO Live) [DJB review]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/CO Europe (Teldec) [LW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1964) [MC][SG]
James Levine/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Peter Maag/London SO (Decca) [JW][SV]
Sir Roger Norrington/London Classical Players (EMI) [MG]
Stefan Sanderling/Royal PO (Royal Philharmonic) [GA]

Symphony 4
Claudio Abbado/London SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB]
Guido Cantelli /Philharmonia O (EMI [JW]
Sir Colin Davis/Boston SO (Philips) [SV]
Sir John Eliot Gardiner/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo][LW]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/CO Europe (Teldec) [LW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][MC]
James Levine/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Sir Roger Norrington/London Classical Players (EMI) [MG]
Giuseppe Sinopoli/Philharmonia O (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB]
Leopold Stokowski/National PO (Cala) [JW]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [SV][AL]

Violin concerto
Kyung Wha Chung, Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit (Decca) [MC]
Jascha Heifetz, Boston SO/Charles Munch (RCA) [RMay][SV]
Daniel Hope, CO Europe/Thomas Hengelbrock (Deutsche Grammophon) [AL]
Fritz Kreisler, Berlin Staatskapelle O/Leo Blech (EMI) [JW]
Yehudi Menuhin, O des Concerts Colonne/George Enescu (Naxos) [SG]
Midori, Berlin PO/Mariss Jansons (Sony) [MG]
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][RMo]

Olivier Messiaen
Quartet for the end of time
Daniel Barenboim, Luben Yordanoff, Albert Tetard, Claude Desurmont (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
François Fernandez, Guy Deplus, Jacques Neilz, Annie Petit (Erato) [SB]
Erich Gruenberg, Gervase De Peyer, William Pleeth, Michel Béroff (EMI) [MC][SG]
Yvonne Loriod, Christoph Poppen, Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Wolfgang Meyer (EMI) [LW]
Ensemble Nordlys (Danacord) [SG review]
Tashi (RCA) [LW][SB]

Turangalila Symphony
Myung-Whun Chung/Bastille O (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Juanjo Mena/Bergen PO (Hyperion) [DM review][JQ review]
Kent Nagano/Berlin PO (Teldec) [LW][MC]
André Previn/London SO (Warner) [DM]
Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham SO (EMI) [SG]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet concerto
Jack Brymer, London SO/Sir Colin Davis (Philips) [JW]
Martin Fröst, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (BIS) [AL]
Eric Hoeprich, O of the 18th Century/Frans Bruggen (Glossa) [MG]
Thea King, English CO/Jeffrey Tate (Hyperion) [SG]
Sabine Meyer, Staatskapelle Dresden/Hans Vonk (EMI) [MC]
Gervase de Peyer, London SO/Peter Maag (Decca) [GPJ]
Harold Wright, Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa (Deutsche Grammophon/Eloquence) [RMo]

Die Zauberflöte
Sir Thomas Beecham/Berlin PO (Nimbus) [RB][JW]
Karl Bohm/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][MC][JW]
James Levine/Vienna PO (Arthaus) [RJF review]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Scottish CO (Telarc) [RB]
Sir Roger Norrington/London Classical Players (EMI) [MG]
Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (Berliner Philharmoniker) [MC]
Sir Georg Solti/Vienna PO (Decca)  [RMo]

Don Giovanni
Eberhard Wächter, Giuseppe Taddei, Joan Sutherland, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Philharmonia O/Carlo Maria Giulini (EMI) [MC][SG][JW]
Thomas Allen, Carol Vaness, Maria Ewing, London PO/Bernad Haitink (EMI) [MG]
Alexander Malta, Gösta Winbergh, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Kathleen Battle, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Nicolai Ghiaurov, Stuart Burrows, Gundula Janowitz, Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan (Orfeo) [RMo]
Teresa Berganza, John Macurdy, Ruggero Raimondi, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Paris Opera O/Lorin Maazel (Sony) [SV]
Luigi Roni, Richard Van Allan, Wladimiro Ganzarolli, Stuart Burrows, Royal Opera House O/Colin Davis (Philips) [SV]

Le nozze di Figaro
Hermann Prey, Edith Mathis, Gundula Janowitz, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Berlin Deutsche Opera Ch & O/Karl Böhm, (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Giuseppe Taddei, Eberhard Wächter, Anna Moffo, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Phiolharmonia O/Carlo Maria Giulini (EMI) [JQ][DJB]
Claudio Desderi, Gianna Rolandi, Richard Stilwell, Felicity Lott, London PO/Bernard Haitink (EMI)[MG]
Lorenzo Regazzo, Simon Keenlyside, Veronique Gens, Patrizia Ciofi, Concerto Köln/Rene Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi) [JFL]
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Robert Tear, Kurt Moll, Yvonne Kenny, London PO/Sir Georg Solti (Decca) [RMo]

Piano concerto 20
Malcolm Bilson, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner (Archiv) [MG]
Alfred Brendel, Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras (Philips) [JQ]
Alfred Brendel, ASMF/Sir Neville Marriner (Philips) [LW]
Clifford Curzon, English CO/Benjamin Britten (Decca) [JW][SG]
Richard Goode, Orpheus CO (Nonesuch) [DJB][AL]
Julius Katchen, Stuttgart CO/Karl Münchinger (Decca) [MC]
Evgeny Kissin, Kremerata Baltica (EMI) (RMo]
Murray Perahia, English CO (Sony) [DJB][AL]

Piano concerto 21
Geza Anda, Camerata Academica Salzburger Mozarteums (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Vladimir Ashkenazy, English CO (Decca) [SV]
Jonathan Biss, Orpheus CO (EMI) [LW]
Daniel Barenboim, English CO (EMI) [RB]
Stephen Kovacevich, London SO/Colin Davis (Philips) [LW]
Jan Lisiecki, Bavarian RSO/Christian Zacharias (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Murray Perahia, English CO (Sony) [DJB][JW]
Maria Joao Pires, CO Europe/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Mitsuko Uchida, Cleveland O (Decca) [MC][RMo]

Piano concerto 23
Daniel Barenboim/English CO (EMI) [RB]
Daniel Barenboim, Bavarian RSO/Rafael Kubelik (BR Klassik) [MC]
Clifford Curzon, London SO/Istvan Kertesz (Decca) [SV][MG]
Richard Goode/Orpheus CO (Nonesuch) [DJB]
Vladimir Horowitz, O La Scala/Carlo Mario Giulini (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Murray Perahia/English CO (Sony) [DJB][LW]
Maria Joao Pires, Mozarteum O Salzburg/Frans Bruggen (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Maurizio Pollini, Vienna PO/Karl Bohm (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Solomon, Philharmonia O/Herbert Menges (EMI/Testament) [JW]
Mitsuko Uchida/Cleveland O (Decca) [RMo][MC]

Requiem
Leonard Bernstein/Bavarian RSO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Sir John Eliot Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists (Philips) [JW][DJB][SV]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Concentus Musicus Wien (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi) [LW]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Scottish CO (Linn) [SB]
Sir Roger Norrington/London Classical Players (Virgin Classics) [SB]
Martin Pearlman/Boston Baroque (Telarc) [SV]
Hermann Scherchen/Vienna State Opera O (Westminster) [SG][JW]
Peter Schreier/Staatskapelle Dresden (Philips) [LW][MC]
Sir Georg Solti/Vienna PO (Decca, 1991) [RMo]

Sinfonia concertante for violin & viola
Thomas Brandis, Giusto Cappone, Berlin PO/Karl Böhm (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Renaud Capucon, Antoine Tamestit, Scottish CO/Louis Langree (Virgin Classics) [LW]
Giuliano Carmignola, Danusha Waskiewicz, O Mozart/Claudio Abbado (Archiv Produktion) [MC]
Vilde Frang, Maxim Rysanov, Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen (Warner Classics) [MC]
Arthur Grumiaux, Arrigo Pellicia, London SO/Colin Davis (Philips) [DJB][JW]
David & Igor Oistrakh, Berlin PO (EMI) [SG]
David Oistrakh, Rudolf Barshai, Moscow CO (Moscow Conservatory) [GA]
Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Israel PO/Zubin Mehta (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Albert Sammons, Lionel Tertis, London PO/Sir Hamilton Harty (Naxos) [JW]
Thomas Zehetmair, Ruth Killius, O 18th Century/Frans Bruggen (Glossa) [MG]

Symphony 35 ‘Haffner’
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (EMI) [RB]
Jiri Belohlavek / Prague Philharmonia (Harmonia Mundi) [AL]
Karl Böhm/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Adam Fischer/Danish Ntl CO (Dacapo) [MG review]
Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian RSO (Sony) [MC]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Scottish CO (Linn) [DJB][JQ]
Peter Maag/O di Padova e del Veneto (Arts Music) [RMo]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [SG]
Bruno Walter/Columbia SO (Sony) [JW]

Symphony 40
Karl Böhm/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Benjamin Britten/English CO (Decca) [SV]
Sir Colin Davis/Staatskapelle Dresden (Decca) [SG]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Royal Concertgebouw O (Teldec) [AL]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Scottish CO (Linn) [DJB][DC][AL][JQ]
Otmar Suitner/Staatskapelle Dresden (Berlin Classics) [RMo]
Bruno Walter/Columbia SO (Sony) [JW]
Bruno Weil/Tafelmusik O (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi) [MG review]

Symphony 41
Claudio Abbado/O Mozart (Archiv) [SG]
Leonard Bernstein/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Karl Böhm/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Karl Böhm/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RB]
Sir Thomas Beecham/London PO (EMI) [JW]
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (EMI) [SG]
Sir Colin Davis/Concertgebouw O (Decca) [SB]
Adám Fischer/Danish Ntl CO (Dacapo) [JFL]
Jane Glover/Royal PO (IMP Classics) [RB]
Christopher Hogwood/Academy of Ancient Music (L'Oiseau-Lyre) [MG]
Peter Maag/O di Padova e del Veneto [Arts) [RMo][NH]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Scottish CO (Linn) [DJB][LW][JQ]
Otmar Suitner/Dresden Staatskapelle (Berlin Classics) [RMo]

Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an exhibition (Ravel orchestration)
Claudio Abbado/London SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW]
Charles Dutoit/Montreal SO (Decca) [MC]
Carlo Maria Giulini/Chicago SO (RCA) [SV]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo][SG]
Lorin Maazel/Cleveland O (Telarc) [DM]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O [SV]
Fritz Reiner/Chicago SO (RCA) [JW][AL][JQ]
Tugan Sokhiev/Toulouse Capitole O (Naive) [DJB]
Evgeny Svetlanov/BBC SO (BBC Legends) [RMay]

Pictures at an exhibition (piano)
Leif Ove Andsnes (EMI) [SB]
Vladimir Horowitz (RCA) [SG]
Evgeny Kissin (RCA) [MC]
Steven Osborne (Hyperion) [LW]
Mikhail Pletnev (Erato) [SB]
Ivo Pogorelich (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Sviatoslav Richter (Philips) [RMo][LW][RB][JW]

Carl Nielsen
Symphony 4 "The Inextinguishable"
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Sony) [SV][RB]
Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco SO (Decca) [MC]
Launy Grondahl/Danish State SO (EMI) [JW]
Thomas Jensen/Danish RSO (Danacord) [MG]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Jean Martinon/Chicago SO (RCA) [SV][LW]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [MC]
Ole Schmidt/London SO (Regis) [RB]
Michael Schonwandt/Danish NSO (Naxos) [LW]
Osmo Vanska/BBC Scottish SO (BIS) [JQ review]

Symphony 5
Leonard Bernstein/New York Phil (Sony) [SV][RB][LW]
Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco SO (Decca) [SB][LW]
Myung-Whun Chung/Gothenburg SO (BIS) [SG]
Alan Gilbert/New York Phil (Dacapo) [MG]
Thomas Jensen/Danish Radio State O (Decca) [JW]
Ole Schmidt/London SO (Regis/Alto) [RB]
John Storgårds/BBC Phil Chandos) [MC]
Osmo Vanska/BBC Scottish SO (BIS) [JQ review]

Carl Orff
Carmina Burana
Eugen Jochum/Berlin Deutsche Opera O (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][JW][AL]
Eduardo Mata/London SO (RCA) [RMo]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [JW]
Seiji Ozawa/Berlin PO (Philips) [SG]
Andre Previn/London SO (EMI) [SV]

Sergei Prokofiev
Piano concerto 3
Martha Argerich, Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW][JQ][MC]
Yefim Bronfman, Israel PO/Zubin Mehta (Sony) [AL]
William Kapell, Dallas SO/Antal Dorati (Naxos) [SG]
Lang Lang, Berlin PO/Sir Simon Rattle (Sony) [MC]
Sergei Prokofiev, London SO/Piero Coppola (EMI) [JW]

Symphony 1
Claudio Abbado/CO Europe (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW]
Sergiu Celibidache/Munich PO (EMI) [MC]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB][MC]
Nikolai Malko/Philharmonia O (CfP) [RB][RMo][JW]
Andre Previn/London SO (EMI) [MG]
Orpheus CO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]

Symphony 5
Valery Gergiev/London SO (Philips) [LW]
Valery Gergiev/Mariinsky O Mariinsky) [MC]
Mariss Jansons/Leningrad PO (Chandos) [SG][RMo]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW][DJB][JQ][RMay][SV]
Dimitrij Kitajenko/Gürzenich O Cologne (Phoenix) [RB]
Serge Koussevitzky/Boston SO (RCA) [JW][RMay]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [SV]
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky/Moscow RSO (Melodiya) [RB]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [MC]

Violin concertos
Kyung Wha Chung, London SO/Andre Previn (Decca) [NH][MC]
(1) Vilde Frang, WDR SO Koln/Thomas Sondergård (EMI) [RB]
(2) Jascha Heifetz, Boston SO/Charles Munch (RCA) [RMay]
(2) Jascha Heifetz, Boston SO/Serge Koussevitzky (Sony) [JW]
(2) Leonid Kogan, London SO/Basil Cameron (Testament) [MB]
(1) David Oistrakh, London SO/Lovro von Matacic (EMI) [SG][MB]
(2) David Oistrakh, Philharmoinia O/Alceo Galliera (EMI) [SG][JW]
Gil Shaham, London SO/Andre Previn (Deutsche Grammophon) [SB][MB][LW]
Sayaka Shoji, St. Petersburg PO/Yuri Temirkanov (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG review]
Arabella Steinbacher, Russian Ntl O/Vasily Petrenko (Pentatone) [JFL]
(1) Joseph Szigeti, London PO/Thomas Beecham (Naxos) [RB review][JW]
Maxim Vengerov, London SO/Mstislav Rostropovich (Teldec) [JFL][LW][MC]

Giacomo Puccini
La Boheme
Victoria de los Angeles, Jussi Björling, RCA Victor SO/Sir Thomas Beecham (EMI) [RB][JQ][MG]
Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Bavarian RSO/Bertrand de Billy (Kultur Video) [DJB]
Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Decca) [DJB][PCG][GF][DC][RMo][SG][MC]
Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Santa Cecilia Academy Rome O/Tulio Serafin (Decca) [SV]

Madame Butterfly
Maria Callas, Nicolai Gedda, Milan Teatro alla Scala O/Herbert von Karajan (EMI) [SG]
Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan (Decca) [MC][DJB][SG][RMo]
Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Santa Cecilia Academy Rome O/Tullio Serafin (Decca) [JW]

Tosca
Monserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Ingvar Wixell, Royal Opera House O/Sir Colin Davis (Philips) [DM]
Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Giuseppe Taddei, Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan (Decca) [MC]
Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, New PO/Zubin Mehta (RCA) [RB][SV]
Angela Gheoghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Royal Opera House O/Antonio Pappano (EMI) [JQ review][MC]
Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Tito Gobbi, La Scala O/Victor de Sabata (EMI) [SG][RMo]

Sergei Rachmaninov
Isle of the Dead
Vladimir Ashkenazy/Royal Concertgebouw O (Decca) [LW][SG][MC]
Pavel Kogan/Moscow State SO (Alto) [RB review]
Vasily Petrenko/Royal Liverpool PO (Avie) [RMo][MC]
Andre Previn/LOndon SO (EMI) [SV]
Sergei Rachmaninov/Philadelphia O (Naxos) [JW]
Leonard Slatkin/Detroit SO (Naxos) [JFL]
Evgeny Svetlanov/Russian Federation State SO (Melodiya/Warner France/Canyon) [RB review][SG]
Evgeny Svetlanov/BBC SO (BBC Legends) [RMay][JQ review]

Piano concerto 2
Vladimir Ashkenazy, London SO/Andre Previn (Decca) [MC][SV]
Van Cliburn, Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner (RCA) [SG][RMo]
Clifford Curzon, London PO/Sir Adrian Boult (Decca)[MG]
Victor Eresko, USSR SO/Gennady Provatorov (Melodiya) [RMay]
Byron Janis, Minneapolis O/Antal Dorati (Mercury) [RMo]
Zoltan Kocsis, San Francisco SO/Edo De Waart (Philips) [AL]
Sergei Rachmaninov, Philadelphia O/Leopold Stokowski (RCA/Naxos) [JQ][JW]
Sviatoslav Richter, Warsaw PO/Stanislaw Wislocki (Deutsche Grammophon/Alto) [RB]
Martino Tirimo, Philharmonia O/Yoel Levi (Classics for Pleasure) [RMay]
Simon Trpčeski, Royal Liverpool PO/Vasily Petrenko [JQ review][DJB]

Piano concerto 3
Martha Argerich, Berlin RSO/Riccardo Chailly (Philips) [DJB][SB][MC][LW][RB]
Van Cliburn, Symphony of the Air/Kirill Kondrashin (RCA) [RMo]
Vladimir Horowitz, New York PO/Sir John Barbirolli (APR,1941) [SG]
Vladimir Horowitz, RCA Victor SO/Fritz Reiner (Naxos Historical) [SG]
Zoltan Kocsis, San Francisco SO/Edo de Waart (Philips) [SV]
Yevgeny Mogilevsky, Moscow PO/Kirill Kondrashin (Melodiya/EMI) [SV]
Sergei Rachmaninov, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (RCA) [JQ][JW]
Simon Trpčeski, Royal Liverpool PO/Vasily Petrenko (Avie) [JQ review]
Earl Wild, Royal PO/Jascha Horenstein (Chandos) [RB]

Preludes
Dmitri Alexeev (Virgin Classics) [MC]
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Decca) [JW][MC]
Vladimir Feltsman (Nimbus) [RMo review]
Peter Katin (Somm) [JQ review]
Moura Lympany (1951, Testament) [SG]
Steven Osborne (Hyperion) [SG][JQ]
Earl Wild (Ivory Classics) [JW]

Symphonic Dances
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Concertgebouw O (Decca) [LW]
John Eliot Gardiner/NDR SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish Ntl O (Chandos) [BBu]
Kirill Kondrashin/Moscow PO (Melodiya) [RB]
Vasily Petrenko/Royal Liverpool PO (Avie) [RMo][JQ review][MC]
Mikhail Pletnev/Russian Ntl O (Deutsche Grammophon) [MG]
Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (Warner) [LW][MC]
Yevgeny Svetlanov/USSR SO (SVET) [JW]

Symphony 2
Paul Kletzki/Suisse Romande O (Decca) [SV]
Paul Paray/Detroit SO (Mercury) [RMay]
Vasily Petrenko/Royal Liverpool PO (EMI) [RMo][MC]
Andre Previn/London SDO (EMI) [DJB][JW][MC][JQ][MG]
Leonard Slatkin/Detroit SO (Naxos) [LW]
Evgeny Svetlanov/Bolshoi Theatre O (Melodiya) [RMay]
Walter Weller/London PO (Decca) [SV]

Maurice Ravel
Piano concerto in G
Martha Argerich, Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][DJB]
Martha Argerich, London SO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW][JW]
Leonard Bernstein (soloist and conductor) Columbia SO (Sony) [MC]
Aldo Ciccolini, O de Paris/Jean Martinon (EMI) [RB]
Jean-Phillippe Collard, O de France/Lorin Maazel (EMI) [SB]
Werner Haas, Monte Carlo Opera O/Alceo Galliera (Philips) [SV]
Marguerite Long, unnamed O/Pedro de Freitas Branco (Pristine Audio) [JW review]
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Philharmonia O/Ettore Gracis (EMI) [JQ][SG][RMo][RB]
Krystian Zimerman, Cleveland O/Pierre Boulez (Deutsche Grammophon) [SB][LW]

Piano Trio
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell (Decca) [SG]
Beaux Arts Trio (Philips) [SG][DJB][MC]
Frank Braley, Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon (Virgin Classics) [MC]
Jean-Philippe Collard, Augustin Dumay, Lodeon (EMI) [JW]
Florestan Trio (Hyperion) [DJB][LW]
Arthur Rubinstein, Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky (RCA) [RMo]
Trio Solisti (Bridge) [MC]

String Quartet
Belcea Qt (EMI) [LW]
Calvet Qt (Lys) [JW]
Quatuor Ebene (Virgin/Erato) [JFL][SG][MC]
Quartetto Italiano (Philips) [MG][RB][SG][MC]
Kodaly Qt (Naxos) [RMo]
Melos Qt (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW]

La Valse
Pierre Boulez/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Charles Dutoit/Montreal SO (Decca) [SG]
Jean Martinon/ O de Paris (EMI) [RB]
Pierre Monteux/London SO (Philips) [SV]
Kurt Masur/New York PO (Warner) [SV]
Charles Munch/Boston SO (RCA) [RMo]
Fritz Reiner/Chicago SO (RCA) [JW]
Paul Paray/Detroit SO (Mercury) [AL]
Andre Cluytens/Paris Conservatoire O (EMI) [AL]

Ottorino Respighi
Ancient Airs and Dances
Antal Doráti/Philharmonia Hungarica (Mercury) [RB][MC][RMo]
Christopher Lyndon-Gee/Australian CO (Vanguard) [DJB]
Neville Marriner/Los Angeles CO (EMI) [SV]
Seiji Ozawa/Boston SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB][SV]

Pines of Rome
Enrique Batiz/Royal PO (Naxos) [RMo]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Istvan Kertesz/London SO (Decca) [SG]
Lorin Maazel/Cleveland O (Decca) [MC]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (RCA) [SV]
Fritz Reiner/Chicago SO (RCA) [JQ][SV][JW]

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio espagnol
Ataúlfo Argenta/London SO (Decca) [RMay][MG]
Kirill Kondrashin/RCA Victor SO (RCA) [SV][SG]
Sir Charles Mackerras/London SO (Telarc) [DJB]
Igor Markevitch/London SO (Philips) [MC]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [RB][RMay][MC]
Gerard Schwarz/Seattle SO (Naxos) [RB]

Scheherazade
Ernest Ansermet/Suisse Romande O (Decca) [SV]
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (EMI) [RMay][MG]
Charles Dutoit/Montreal SO (Decca) [PCG]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Paul Kletzki/Philharmonia O (EMI) [JW]
Kirill Kondrashin/Concertgebouw O (Philips) [SG][JQ][MC]
Sir Charles Mackerras/London SO (Telarc) [DJB]
Fritz Reiner/Chicago SO (RCA) [JQ][AL]
Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony (Naxos) [DC review]
Leopold Stokowski/Royal PO (Decca) [RB]
Leopold Stokowski/London SO (Cala) [RMo]
Evgeny Svetlanov/USSR SO (Melodiya) [RB]
Evgeny Svetlanov/London SO (EMI) [SV]

Joaquin Rodrigo
Concierto Aranjuez 
Carlos Bonell, Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit (Decca) [SV][MC][RMo][JW]
Julian Bream, Monteverdi O/John Eliot Gardiner (RCA) [RB]
Alfonso Moreno, Mexico State SO/Enrique Bátiz (ASV) [MC]
Angel Romero, San Antonio SO/Victor Alessandro (Mercury) [RB]
John Williams, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (Sony) [SV]

Gioachino Rossini
The Barber of Seville
Tito Gobbi, Maria Callas, Philharmonia O/Alceo Galliera (EMI) [SG][RMo]
Hermann Prey, Teresa Berganza, London SO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]

Camille Saint-Saëns
Symphony 3 'Organ'
Daniel Barenboim/Paris O (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Enrique Bátiz/London PO (ASV) [DM]
Louis Fremaux/City Birmingham SO (EMI) [RB]
Jean Martinon/O National de l'ORTF (Erato) [RMay]
Charles Munch/Boston SO (RCA) [RMay][LW][MC][AL][JW][MG]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (RCA) [SV]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Telarc) [RMo]

Domenico Scarlatti
Keyboard sonatas
Carlo Grante (Music & Arts) [JW]
Pierre Hantaï (Astrée) [RBl]
Marcelle Meyer (EMI) [JW]
Murray Perahia (Sony) [DJB]
Mikhail Pletnev (Virgin) [MC]
Scott Ross (Erato) [SG][RBl][MC]
Maria Tipo (Vox) [SG]

Arnold Schoenberg
Verklarte nacht
Riccardo Chailly/Royal Concertgebouw O (Decca) [MC]
Hollywood Quartet (augmented) (Testament) [JW][RMo][SG]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [JW][RMo][SB][SG]
Dmitri Mitropoulos/New York Phil (Sony) [SV]
Orpheus CO (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW]
Raphael Ens (Hyperion) [SB]

Franz Schubert
Die schöne Müllerin
Florian Boesch, Malcolm Martineau (Onyx) [JQ review]
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore (EMI) [SG]
Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis (Harmonia Mundi) [JQ review]
Ian Partridge, Jennifer Partridge (CfP) [RMo]
Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen (Deutsche Grammophon) [JW]
Fritz Wunderlich, Kurt Stolze (Sony) [RMo]

Impromptus
Alfred Brendel (Philips, 1972) [DJB]
Alfred Brendel (Philips, 1990) [SG]
Edwin Fischer (EMI) [JW]
Wilhelm Kempf (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Paul Lewis (Harmonia Mundi) [MG]
Radu Lupu (Decca) [MC][SG]
Artur Schnabel (Music & Arts) [JW]
Mitsuko Uchida (Philips) [RMo]

Piano sonata D960
Valery Afanassiev (ECM) [DC]
Alfred Brendel (Philips, 2000) [SG][AL]
Alfred Brendel (Decca, 2008) [JQ]
Clifford Curzon (Decca) [DJB]
Leon Fleisher (Vanguard Classics) [LW]
Murray Perahia (Sony) [AL][MG]
Maria Joao Pires (Deutsche Grammophon) [DC review]
Maurizio Pollini (Deutsche Grammophon, 1985) [MC]
Sviatoslav Richter (Alto, 1972) [RMo]
Artur Schnabel (EMI) [JW]

Piano quintet ‘Trout’
Frank Braley, Renaud Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Gautier Capuçon, Alois Posch (Virgin) [MC]
Clifford Curzon, members of Weiner Oktett (Decca) [MC][JW][AL][MG]
Jorg Demus, Schubert Qt (Deutsche Grammophon) [RB]
Sviatoslav Richter, Borodin Qt (EMI) [RMo]
Andras Schiff, Hagen Qt (Decca) [SG][DJB]

Piano trios
Beaux Arts Trio (Philips) [RMo][MG][MC]
Florestan Trio (Hyperion) [DJB][LW]
La Gaia Scienza (Winter & Winter) [JFL]
Mozartean Players (Harmonia Mundi) [JFL]
Trio Wanderer  (Harmonia Mundi) [SG][MC]
Alfred Cortot, Jacques Thibaud, Pablo Casals (EMI) [JW]
Arthur Rubinstein, Jascha Heifetz, Emanuel Feuermann (RCA) [JW]
Rudolf Serkin, Adolf Busch, Hermann Busch (Warner) [JW]

String Quartet 'Death and the Maiden'
Artemis Qt (Virgin Classics) [MC]
Busch Qt (EMI) [JW][SG]
Jerusalem Qt (Harmonia Mundi) [AL]
Quatuor Mosaiques (Laborie) [MG]
Pavel Haas Qt (Supraphon) [SG review]
Takacs Qt (Hyperion) [AL][RMo]

String quintet
Alban Berg Qt, Heinrich Schiff (EMI ) [MC]
Artemis Qt, Truls Mork (Virgin) [LW]
Emerson Qt, Mstislav Rostropovich (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]
Ensemble Villa Musica (Naxos) [RMo]
Hollywood Qt, Kurt Reher (Testament) [SG][JQ][JW]
Miró Qt, Matt Haimovitz (Oxingale) [GA]
Pavel Haas Qt (Supraphon) [SG]

Symphony 8 'Unfinished'
Claudio Abbado/CO Europe (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (EMI) [RB]
Karl Bohm/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]
Frans Bruggen/O of the 18th Century (Decca) [MG]
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Berlin PO (Berliner Philharmoniker) [MC]
Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia O (EMI) [NH]
Carlos Kleiber/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [WKL][LW]
Neville Marriner/ASMF (Philips) [SB]
Yehudi Menuhin/Menuhin Festival O (EMI) [SV]
Kurt Sanderling/BBC Northern SO [RMay]
Giuseppe Sinopoli, Staatskapelle Dreseden (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Bruno Walter/New York PO (Sony) [LW][JW]
Gunter Wand/NDR SO (RCA) [NH]
Gunter Wand/Berlin PO (RCA) [MC]

Symphony 9 'Great’
Claudio Abbado/CO Europe (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB]
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Sony) [RMo]
Wilhelm Furtwanger/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [JW]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Royal Concertgebouw O (Teldec) [LW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (EMI) [LW]
Hans Knappertsbusch/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon/Music & Arts) [RMo]
Josef Krips/London SO (Decca) [SB]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Phiolharmonia O (Signum) [JQ]
Charles Munch/Boston SO (RCA) [SG][SV]
Roger Norrington/London Classical Players (EMI) [MG]
Giuseppe Sinopoli/Staatskapelle Dresden (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Sir Georg Solti/Vienna PO (Decca) [DJB]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [SV]
Arturo Toscanini/Philadelphia O (RCA) [RMay]
Gunter Wand/Berlin PO (RCA) [MC]

Wanderer Fantasy
Edwin Fischer (APR) [JW]
Maurizio Pollini (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][SG]
Sviatoslav Richter (EMI) [RB][MG][LW][SG]
Artur Rubinstein (RCA, 1965) [RMo]

Winterreise
Florian Boesch, Malcolm Martineau (Onyx) [RBl][RMo][JFL]
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore (EMI, 1962) [KM]
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Alfred Brendel (Philips, 1985) [KM][SG]
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jörg Demus (Deutsche Grammophon, 1965) [MC]
Werner Güra, Christoph Berner (Harmonia Mundi) [JFL]
Kurt Moll, Cord Garben (Orfeo) [RMo]
Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis (Harmonia Mundi) [JQ review]
Ian and Jennifer Partridge (Classics for Pleasure/Erato) [RB]

Robert Schumann
Kinderszenen
Daniel Barenboim (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Alfred Cortot (1935, Warner) [JW]
Alfred Cortot (1953, Naxos) [SG]
Carl Friedberg (Marston) [JW]
Vladimir Horowitz (1969, Sony) [RMo]
Radu Lupu (Decca) [DJB][SG][MC]

Piano concerto
Geza Anda, Berlin PO/Rafael Kubelik (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Jorge Bolet, Berlin RSO/Riccardo Chailly (Decca) [MC]
Alfred Brendel, Philharmonia O/Kurt Sanderling (Philips) [SG]
Alfred Cortot, London PO/Landon Ronald (HMV/Naxos) [JW]
Leon Fleisher, Cleveland O/George Szell (Sony) [SV]
Stephen Kovacevich, BBCSO/Sir Colin Davis (Philips) [DM]
Artur Rubinstein, RCA Victor SO/Josef Krips (RCA) [SV]
Eugene Istomin, Columbia SO/Bruno Walter (Sony) [LW]
Radu Lupu, London SO/Andre Previn (Decca) [AL]
Murray Perahia, Bavarian RSO/Sir Colin Davis (Sony) [DJB]
Rudolf Serkin, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (Sony) [RMo]

Piano quintet
Leif Ove Andsnes, Artemis Qt (Virgin/Erato) [DJB][MC]
Leonard Bernstein, Juilliard Qt (Sony) [RMo]
Peter Frankl, Lindsay String Qt (ASV) [SG][MG]
Alexander Melnikov, Jerusalem String Qt (Harmonia Mundi) [AL][JFL]
Rudolf Serkin, Budapest Qt (Sony) [LW]
La Gaia Scienza, (Winter & Winter) [JFL]

Symphony 1
Daniel Barenboim/Staatskapelle Dresden (Teldec) [RB]
Riccardo Chailly/Gewandhaus O Leipzig (Decca) [MC]
John Eliot Gardiner/O Revolutionnaire et Romantique (Archiv) [MG][SG]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/CO Europe (Teldec) [SB]
Rafael Kubelik/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]
James Levine/Philadelphia O (RCA) [RMo]
Riccardo Muti/Philharmonia O (EMI) [RB]
Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (Berliner Philharmoniker) [MC]
Wolfgang Sawallisch/Staatskapelle Dresden (EMI) [SG][JW][LW]
Georg Solti/Vienna PO (Decca) [SV]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [RMay]

Symphony 3
John Eliot Gardiner/O Révolutionnaire et Romantique (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG] 
Carlo Maria Giulini/Los Angeles PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [JW]
Marek Janowski/Royal Liverpool PO (ASV) [RMo]
Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (Berliner Philharmoniker) [MC][JQ review]
Wolfgang Sawallisch/Dresden Staatskapelle (EMI) [DJB][LW][MC]
Georg Solti/Vienna SO (Decca) [SV]
David Zinman/Tonhalle O Zurich (Arte Nova) [AL]

Alexander Scriabin
Dances
Paul Crossley (CRD) [SB]
Cyprien Katsaris (Piano 21) [SB]
Etudes
Dmitri Alexeev (Brilliant Classics) [SB]
Vladimir Horowitz (Sony) [SG review]
Olli Mustonen (Ondine) [RBl]
Yevgeny Sudbin (BIS) [RBl]
Piano Concerto
Heinrich Neuhaus, All-Union Radio-TV Large SO/Nikolai Golovanov (Archipel) [JW]
Yevgeny Sudbin, Bergen PO/Andrew Litton (BIS) [SG]
Stanislav Neuhaus, USSR SO/Victor Dubrovsky (EMI-Melodiya/Vista Vera) [RB]
Viktoria Postnikova, Hague Residentie O/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (Chandos) [RB]
Piano Sonatas
Vladimir Horowitz (Sony) [SG review][JW]
Yevgeny Sudbin (BIS) [RBl]
Roberto Szidon (Deutsche Grammophon) [SB]
Poemes
Pascal Amoyel (Calliope) [SB]
Paul Crossley (CRD) [SB]
Garrick Ohlsson (Hyperion) [DM review]
Vladimir Sofronitsky (Vista Vera) [JW]
Yuja Wang (Deutsche Grammophon) [RBl]
Le Poème de l'extase
Valery Gergiev/London SO (LSO Live) [MC]
Valery Gergiev/Kirov O (Philips) [RMo]
Nikolai Golovanov/All-Union Radio-TV Large SO (Boheme/Vista Vera/Archipel) [RB][JW]
Yevgeny Mravinsky/Leningrad PO (Praga) [MB]
Riccardo Muti/Philadelphia O (EMI) [SG][SB]
Mikhail Pletnev/Russian Ntl O (Pentatone) [DM review]
Giuseppe Sinopoli/New York PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MB]
Preludes
Paul Crossley (CRD) [SB]
Vladimir Horowitz (Sony) [SG review]
Heinrich Neuhaus (Russian CD) [JW]
Piers Lane (Hyperion) [SB]
Vladimir Sofronitsky (Vista Vera) [JW]
Prometheus
Riccardo Muti/Philadelphia O (EMI/Brilliant) [SB][MC]
Yevgeny Svetlanov/State SO (Melodiya) [SG]
Symphony 1
Nikolai Golovanov/All-Union Radio-TV Large SO (Archipel) [JW]
Riccardo Muti/Philadelphia O (EMI/Brilliant) [RB][RMay][SB][MC]
Mikhail Pletnev/Russian Ntl O (Pentatone) [DM review]
Yevgeny Svetlanov/USSR SO (EMI-Melodiya/Svet) [RB]
Symphony 2
Nikolai Golovanov/All-Union Radio-TV Large SO (Archipel) [JW]
Riccardo Muti/Philadelphia O (EMI/Brilliant) [SB][MC]
Symphony 3
Valery Gergiev/London SO (LSO Live) [MC]
Nikolai Golovanov/All-Union Radio-TV Large SO (Archipel) [JW]
Kirill Kondrashin/Concertgebouw O (Etcetera) [MB]
Riccardo Muti/Philadelphia O (EMI/Brilliant) [SB][MC]
Yevgeny Svetlanov/Russian Federation SO (Warner, 1996) [MB]
Vers la flamme
Vladimir Horowitz (Sony) [JW]

Dmitri Shostakovich
Cello concerto 1
Mikhail Khomitser, USSR SO/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (RCA) [RB]
Mstislav Rostropovich, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (Sony) [SG][LW][JW][AL]
Heinrich Schiff, Bavarian RSO/Maxim Shostakovich (Philips) [MC][LW]

Piano quintet
Sviatoslav Richter, Borodin Qt (EMI) [SG][JQ][JW][LW]
Elisabeth Leonskaja, Borodin Qt (Teldec) [MC]
Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky and Itamar Golan (Onyx) [MC]
Roger Woodward, Alexander String Qt (Foghorn Classics) [DC review]
Borodin Trio, Mimi Zweig, Jerry Horner (Chandos) [LW]

Piano trio 2
Beaux Arts Trio (Philips) [DJB]
Elisabeth Leonskaja, Borodin Quartet (Teldec) [MC]
Borodin Trio (Chandos) [SG][LW]
Boulanger Trio (Profil) [MC]
Florestan Trio (Hyperion) [LW]
Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Dmitri Shostakovich, David Oistrakh, Milos Sadlo (Symposium) [JW]

String quartets
Beethoven Qt (Melodiya) [JW]
Borodin Qt (Melodiya) [LW][JW][SB]
Borodin Qt (Chandos) [RB]
Eder Qt (Naxos) [DJB]
Fitzwilliam Qt (Decca) [SB][SG]
Pacifica Qt (Cedille) [MC]

Symphony 5
Valery Gergiev/St Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre O (Mariinsky) [MG]
Bernard Haitink/Royal Concertgebouw O (Decca) [JQ][MC]
Mariss Jansons/Vienna PO (Warner) [SB]
Mariss Jansons/Oslo PO (EMI) [SV]
Kirill Kondrashin/Moscow PO (Melodiya) [JW]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Royal PO (Membran) [RMo]
Vasily Petrenko/Royal Liverpool PO (Naxos) [MC][SG][LW]
Mstislav Rostropovich/Ntl SO (Teldec) [SV]
Mstislav Rostropovich/London SO (LSO Live) [LW]
Maxim Shostakovich/USSR SO (Melodiya) [RB]

Symphony 10
Bernard Haitink/London PO (Decca) [MC]
Mariss Jansons/Philadelphia O (EMI)[MG]
Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon, 1982) [SG][DJB][LW]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O(Sony) [SV]
Vasily Petrenko/Royal Liverpool PO (Naxos) [MC][SG][LW][AL]
Frank Shipway/Royal PO (Royal Phil Masterworks) [RMo]
Maxim Shostakovich/London SO (Alto) [RB]
Evgeny Svetlanov/USSR State SO (ICA Classics) [JQ][DM review]

Jean Sibelius
En Saga
Sir Colin Davis/Boston SO (Philips) [MC]
Sir Colin Davis/Boston SO (Pentatone) [SG]
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Berlin PO (Music and Arts) [RB]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony/Pristine Audio) [SV][RMo]
Horst Stein/Suisse Romande O (Decca) [RB]
Osmo Vanska/Lahti SO (BIS) [MC]

Pohjola's Daughter
Sir John Barbirolli/Philharmonia O (EMI) [SV]
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Sony) [RMo]
Sir Colin Davis/Boston SO (Philips) [MC]
Robert Kajanus/London SO (Naxos) [SG]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [MC][RB]
Horst Stein/Suisse Romande O (Decca) [RB]

Swan of Tuonela
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Evgeny Mravinsky/Leningrad PO (Melodiya/BMG) [RB]
Ole Schmidt/London SO (Alto) [RB]
Leif Segerstam/Helsinki SO (Ondine) [RMo]

Symphony 1
Vladimir Ashkenazy/Philharmonia (Decca) [LW]
Sir John Barbirolli/Halle O (EMI) [RB]
Paavo Berglund/CO Europe (Warner/Finlandia) [JFL]
Leonard Bernstein/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMay][MB]
Sir Colin Davis/Boston SO (Philips) [SV][SG][MC]
Alexander Gibson/Scottish Ntl O (Chandos) [SG]
Mariss Jansons/Oslo PO (EMI) [SB]
Robert Kajanus/Royal Philharmonic Society O (Naxos) [JW]
Okko Kamu/Helsinki RSO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo][RB]
Okko Kamu/Lahti SO (BIS) [DM review]
Lorin Maazel/Vienna PO (Decca) [JQ review]
Sakari Oramo/City of Birmingham SO (Erato) [NH]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [SV]
Leopold Stokowski and his Orchestra (Cala) [JW]
Osmo Vanska/Lahti SO (BIS) [LW][DM][MC]
Akeo Watanabe/Helsinki PO (Tokyo FM) [MB]

Symphony 2
Sir John Barbirolli/Royal PO (Testament) [JW]
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (BBC Legends) [RB]
Sir Colin Davis/Boston SO (Philips) [SG]
Neemi Järvi/Gothenburg SO (BIS) [RMay]
Sakari Oramo/City of Birmingham SO (Erato) [MC]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [MC][SV][RMo]
George Szell/Concertgebouw O (Philips) [SV][AL]
Osmo Vanska/Minnesota O (BIS) [DJB]

Symphony 5
Maurice Abravanel/Utah SO (Musical Concepts) [RB]
Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé O (Pye/Dutton, 1957) [MG]
Leonard Bernstein, LOndon SO (ICA) [DM review]
Sir Colin Davis, Boston SO (Philips) [SV]
Alexander Gibson, Royal Scottish Ntl O (Chandos) [SV]
Herbert von Karajan, Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Robert Kajanus, London SO (Divine Art & Naxos) [JW][SG]
Sakari Oramo, City of Birmingham SO (Erato) [MC][RB]
Sir Simon Rattle, Philharmonia O (EMI) [LW]
Osmo Vanska, Lahti SO (BIS) [AL][JQ][LW]

Symphony 7
Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (EMI) [JW]
Colin Davis/Boston SO (Philips) [SV][SG][MC]
Colin Davis/London SO (RCA) [LW]
Serge Koussevitzky/BBC SO (Naxos) [JW]
Lorin Maazel/Vienna PO (Decca) [SB][JQ review]
Yevgeny Mravinsky/Leningrad PO (Melodiya) [RB]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [RB][RMo]
Leif Segerstam/Helsinki PO (Ondine) [JFL]
Osmo Vanska/Lahti SO (BIS) [LW][MC]

Tapiola
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (EMI) [LW]
Eduard van Beinum/Concertgebouw O (Eloquence) [RB]
Sir Adrian Boult/London PO (Omega) [RB]
Sir Colin Davis/Boston SO (Philips) [SV][MC][MC]
Sir Colin Davis/London SO (RCA) [MC]
Robert Kajanus/London SO (Naxos) [SG]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [MC]
Leif Segerstam/Helsinki SO (Ondine) [RMo]
Osmo Vanska/Lahti SO (BIS) [LW]

Bedrich Smetana
Ma Vlast
Karel Ancerl/Czech PO (Supraphon) [SV][MG]
Otakar Jeremias/Prague Radio PO (Lys) [JW]
Rafael Kubelik/Boston SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Rafael Kubelik/Czech PO (Supraphon) [SG][RMo][LW][MC][JQ]
Rafael Kubelik/Chicago SO (Mercury) [SV]
Vaclav Talich/Czech PO (Supraphon, 1939) [RMay][JQ]
Vaclav Talich/Czech PO (Biddulph/Documents, 1941) [JW]

Johann Strauss II
Waltzes, polkas etc
Willi Boskovsky/Vienna Johann Strauss O (EMI) [RB]
Willi Boskovsky/Vienna PO (Decca) [MC]
Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops O (Decca) [SV]
Herbert von Karajan/Vienna PO (1987 New Year's concert) (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Carlos Kleiber/Vienna PO (New Year's concert) (Sony) [SG, 1989/92][LW, 1989]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O [DJB]
Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner (RCA) [MC]

Richard Strauss
Don Juan
Karl Böhm/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Karl Böhm/Staatskapelle Dresden (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1973) [SV]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1984) [SG][RMo]
Clemens Krauss/Vienna PO (Decca) [JW]
Andris Nelsons/City Birmingham SO (Orfeo) [JQ review]
Andre Previn/Vienna PO (Telarc) [RB]
Fritz Reiner/Pittsburgh SO (Biddulph) [RMay]
Fritz Reiner/Chicago SO (RCA) [LW][AL]
Georg Solti/Chicago SO (Decca) [SV]

Ein Heldenleben
Sir John Barbirolli/New PO (EMI) [SG]
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (Testament) [JW]
Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco SO (Decca) [LW]
Karl Böhm/Staatskapelle Dresden (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Karl Böhm/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]
Bernard Haitink/Royal Concertgebouw O (Philips) [JQ]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1985) [RMay][RMo]
Ingo Metzmacher/Deutsches SO Berlin (Challenge Classics) [MC]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [RMo]
Fritz Reiner/Chicago SO (RCA) [RMay][LW]
Sir Georg Solti/Vienna PO (Decca) [SV]

Four Last Songs
Christine Brewer, Atlanta SO/Donald Runnicles (Telarc) [DC review]
Lisa Della Casa, Vienna PO/Karl Bohm (Decca) [GF][JW]
Heather Harper, London SO/Richard Hickox (Classics for Pleasure) [DM review]
Soile Isokoski, Berlin RSO/Marek Janowski (Ondine) [GF]
Gundula Janowitz, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [PCG] [RMo]
Jessye Norman, Gewandhaus O Leipzig/Kurt Masur (Philips) [PCG][LW]
Lucia Popp, London PO/Klaus Tennstedt (EMI) [MC]
Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Berlin RSO/George Szell (EMI) [SG][JQ][DJB][DM review]
Kiri Te Kanawa, London SO/Andrew Davis (Sony) [RMo]

Till Eulenspiegel
Karl Böhm/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Berlin PO (Music & Arts, 1943) [JW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1973) [SG][RMo]
Rudolf Kempe/Staatskapelle Dresden (EMI) [RB][JW][MC]
Fritz Reiner/RCA Victor SO (RCA) [RMay]
Sir Georg Solti/Chicago SO (Decca) [LW]

Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird
Pierre Boulez/New York PO (Sony) [SV]
Antal Dorati/London SO (Mercury) [RB][MC][JW]
Valery Gergiev/Kirov O (Philips) [LW]
Bernard Haitink/Berlin PO (Philips) [MC]
Simon Rattle, Great Britain National Youth O (ASV) [RMo]
Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham SO (EMI) [JQ]
Igor Stravinsky/Columbia SO (Sony) [LW][SG][JW]
Michael Tilson Thomas/San Francisco SO (RCA) [MG]

Petrushka
Claudio Abbado/London SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MB]
Karel Ancerl/Czech PO (Supraphon) [RB]
Ernest Ansermet/Suisse Romande O (Somm) [JW]
Riccardo Chailly/Royal Concertgebouw O (Decca) [SB][LW]
Antal Dorati/Minneapolis SO (Mercury) [SG]
Charles Dutoit/Montreal SO (Decca) [SB]
Ferenc Fricsay/RIAS O (Deutsche Grammophon) [JFL]
Bernard Haitink/Berlin PO (Philips) [MC]
Mariss Jansons/Bavarian RSO (BR Klassik) [MC]
Otto Klemperer/New PO (Testament) [MB]
Pierre Monteux/Boston SO (RCA) [LW]
Pierre Monteux/Paris Conservatoire O (Decca) [SG]
Igor Stravinsky/Columbia SO (Sony) [JQ]
Michael Tilson Thomas/Boston SO (RCA) [RMo]

The rite of spring
Claudio Abbado/London SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]
Leonard Bernstein/London SO (ICA Classics, 1972) [JQ review]
Leonard Bernstein/London SO (ICA Classics, 1966)[DM review]
Riccardo Chailly/Concertgebouw O (Decca) [LW]
Antal Dorati/Minneapolis SO (Mercury) [MC]
Andrew Litton/Bergen PO (BIS) [AL]
Igor Markevich/Philharmonia O (Testament) [SG][AL]
Seiji Ozawa/Boston SO (RCA) [RMo]
Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (EMI) [MC]
Sir Georg Solti/Chicago SO/ (Decca) [SV]
Columbia SO/Igor Stravinsky (Sony) [JW][LW]

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Ballets (* denotes suite, # the ballet on video)
The Nutcracker

Ernest Ansermet/Suisse Romande O (Decca) [SV]
Mark Ermler/Royal Opera House O (Sony) [RB]
Valery Gergiev/Kirov Theatre O (Decca) [RMay]
Pavel Klinichev/Bolshoi Theatre O & Ballet [RMay] #
Andre Previn/London SO (EMI) [RMo][SV][MC]
Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (EMI) [MC]
Mstislav Rostropovich/Berlin PO (DG) [DJB] *
Gennady Rozhdestvensky/Bolshoi Theatre O (Melodiya) [RB]
Evgeny Svetlanov/USSR SO (Melodiya) [RMay]

Sleeping Beauty
Mark Ermler/Royal Opera House O (Sony) [RB][RMay]
Andre Previn/London SO (EMI) [RMo][SV][MC]
Mstislav Rostropovich/Berlin PO (DG) [DJB] *
Gennady Rozhdestvensky/BBC SO (BBC Legends) [RB]
Evgeny Svetlanov/USSR SO (Melodiya) [RMay review]
Barry Wordsworth/Royal Opera House O & Royal Ballet (Opus Arte) [RMay review] #

Swan Lake
Ernest Ansermet/Suisse Romande O (Decca) [SV]
Charles Dutoit/Montreal SO (Decca) [RMay]
Mark Ermler/Royal Opera House O (Sony) [RB review]
Valery Gergiev/Mariinsky O (Decca) [MC]
Valery Ovsyanikov/Royal Opera House O & Royal Ballet (Opus Arte) [RMay] #
Andre Previn/London SO (EMI) [RMo][SV][MC]
Mstislav Rostropovich/Berlin PO (DG) [DJB] *
Gennady Rozhdestvensky/USSR TV & Radio Large SO (Melodiya) [RB]
Evgeny Svetlanov/USSR SO (Melodiya) [RMay]

Piano concerto 1 
Martha Argerich, Bavarian RSO/Kirill Kondrashin (Philips) [DJB][JW][MC][AL]
Martha Argerich, Royal PO/ Charles Dutoit (Deutsche Grammophon) [DC review]
Lazar Berman, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]
Shura Cherkassky, Berlin PO/Leopold Ludwig (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Gary Graffman, Cleveland O/George Szell (Sony) [SV][RMay]
John Ogdon, Philharmonia O/Sir John Barbirolli (EMI) [MG]
Mikhail Petukhov, Buenos Aires PO/Alexander Anissimov (Pavane) [RB]
Ivo Pogorelich, London SO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Viktoria Postnikova, Vienna SO/Gennady Rozhdetvensky (Decca) [RB] 
Sviatoslav Richter, Vienna SO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]

Romeo & Juliet
Claudio Abbado/Boston SO (Deutsche Grammophon/Eloquence) [MC][SV]
Adrian Boult/London PO (EMI) [MG]
Sergiu Celibidache/Munich PO (EMI/Warner) [JFL]
Albert Coates/London SO (Pristine Audio) [JW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Adrian Leaper/Royal PO (Naxos) [RMo]
Lorin Maazel/Cleveland O (Telarc) [SV]
Pierre Monteux/London SO (Vanguard) [RB review]
Riccardo Muti/Philharmonia O (EMI) [SG]
Andris Nelsons/City Birmingham SO (Orfeo) [JQ review]
Vasily Petrenko/Royal Liverpool PO (Classic FM) [MC]
Evgeny Svetlanov/USSR SO (Melodiya) [RMay]
Konstantin Symeonov/State TV & Radio Grand SO (Vista Vera) [RB review]

Symphony 4
Claudio Abbado/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Daniel Barenboim/New York PO (CBS) [RB]
Daniele Gatti/Royal PO (Harmonia Mundi) [LW]
Valery Gergiev/Vienna PO (Philips) [MC]
Mariss Jansons/Oslo PO (Chandos) [LW]
Igor Markevitch/London SO (Philips) [SV]
Yevgeni Mravinsky/Leningrad PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMay][WKL][SG][JQ][JW][RB][MC][MG]
Riccardo Muti/Philharmonia O (EMI) [SG]
Andris Nelsons/City of Birmingham SO (Orfeo) [NH]
Tugan Sohkiev/Touloouse Ntl O (Naive) [DJB]
George Szell/London SO (Decca) [NH]
Michael Tilson Thomas/San Francisco SO (SFS Media) [DJB]

Symphony 5
Guido Cantelli/NBC SO (Music & Arts) [SV]
Daniele Gatti/Royal PO (Harmonia Mundi) [LW]
Mariss Jansons/Oslo PO (Chandos) [SG][MG]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB]
Igor Markevitch/London SO (Philips) [SV]
Evgeny Mravinsky/Leningrad PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][RB][RMay][JW][AL]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [MC]
Wolfgang Sawallisch/Concertgebouw O (Philips) [RB]
Frank Shipway/Royal PO (RPO) [RMo]

Symphony 6
Vladimir Ashkenazy/Philharmonia O (Decca) [LW]
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Berlin PO [JW]
Daniele Gatti/Royal PO (Harmonia Mundi) [LW]
Valery Gergiev/Vienna PO (Philips) [MC]
Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic O (Chandos) [MG]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (EMI) [RMo]
Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia O (EMI) [SV]
Willem Mengelberg/Concertgebouw O (Music & Arts) [RMay]
Evgeny Mravinsky/Leningrad PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMay][JW][MC][JQ]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [SV]

Variations on a rococo theme
Gautier Capuçon, Mariinsky O/Valery Gergiev (Virgin) [MC]
Mstislav Rostropovich, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [MG][LW]
Mstislav Rostropovich, Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa (Erato) [SG]
Mstislav Rostropovich, Leningrad PO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky (Regis/Eloquence) [RMo][SG]
Mstislav Rostropovich, USSR State SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky (EMI) [JW]
Janos Starker, London SO/Antal Dorati (Mercury) [JFL]
Paul Tortelier, Philharmonia O/Herbert Menges (EMI) [RMay]
Jan Vogler, Frankfurt RSO/Andrés Orozco-Estrada (Sony) [MC]
Raphael Wallfisch, London SO/Geoffrey Simon Chandos) [RB][JFL]
Jamie Walton, Royal PO/Okko Kamu (Signum) [LW]

Violin concerto
Kyung-Wha Chung, Montréal SO/Charles Dutoit (Decca) [MC][DJB]
Mischa Elman, London SO/John Barbirolli (Naxos) [JW]
Jascha Heifetz, Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner (RCA) [LW][DJB][RMo][SV][GA]
Jascha Heifetz, London PO/John Barbirolli (Naxos) [SG][JW]
Leonard Kogan, Paris Conservatoire O/Constantin Silvestri (EMI) [RB]
Viktoria Mullova, Boston SO/Sergei Ozawa (Philips) [MC]
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
David Oistrakh, Moscow PO/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (Melodiya) [RB]
David Oistrakh, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (Sony) [LW]

Georg Philipp Telemann
Maurice Andre, ASMF/Sir Neville Marriner (Erato) [JW] (Trumpet concerto in D)
Richard Edlinger/Capella Istropolitana (Naxos) [DJB] (Viola concerto, Tafelmusik excerpts)
Reinhard Goebel/Musiqua Antiqua Cologne (Archiv) [JW] (Tafelmusik)
Arthur Grumiaux (Eloquence)  [SG] (Fantasies for solo violin)
Christopher Hogwood/Academy of Ancient Music (L'oiseau Lyre) [DJB] (Double & triple concertos)
Philip Pickett, New London Consort (Decca) [LW] (Wassermusik)
Rachel Podger (Channel Classics) [SG] (Fantasies for solo violin)
Ernst Wallfisch, Würrtemburg CO/Jörg Faerber (Carlton) [JW] (Viola concerto)

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
City of London Sinf/Sir John Barbirolli (EMI) [DJB][DC][SG][JW][LW][JQ][MG]
BBC SO, Sir Andrew Davis (Teldec) [PCG][LW]
London PO/Bernard Haitink (EMI) [MC]
New York PO/Dimitris Mitropoulos (Sony) [SV]
Royal PO/Andre Previn (Telarc) [RB]
London CO/Christopher Warren-Green (Virgin Classics) [RMo]

Serenade to music
Soloists, English CO/Matthew Best (Hyperion) [DJB][RMo][LW][JQ][MC]
Soloists, London Philharmonic O/Adrian Boult (EMI) [MG][SV][GPJ][RB][MC]
Soloists, London SO/Malcolm Sargent (EMI) [SG]
Soloists, BBC SO/Sir Henry Wood (Dutton) [RMay][GPJ][JQ][JW]

A London symphony
Sir John Barbirolli/Halle O (EMI) [DJB][SG]
Sir John Barbirolli/Halle O (Barbirolli Soc) [RB][JQ][MG]
Sir Adrian Boult/London PO (EMI) [SV][MC]
Sir Mark Elder/Halle O (Halle) [JQ review]
Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool PO (CfP) [RMo][DJB]
Richard Hickox/London SO (Chandos) [LW][MC]
Andre Previn/Royal PO (Telarc) [RB]
Sir Henry Wood/Queens Hall O (Dutton) [JW]

A Pastoral symphony
Adrian Boult/New PO (EMI) [DJB][SV][MC]
Adrian Boult/London PO (Decca) [JW]
Mark Elder/Halle (Halle) [JQ review][MG review]
Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool PO (EMI) [SG][SB]
Andre Previn/London SO (RCA) [JFL][RB][MC]
Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia O (RCA) [LW]

Symphony 4
Paavo Berglund/Royal PO (EMI) [RB]
Sir Adrian Boult/New PO (EMI) [MC]
Sir Adrian Boult/London PO (Decca) [JW][GPJ]
Bernard Haitink/London PO (EMI) [NH]
Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool PO (EMI) [SG][SB]
Richard Hickox/London SO (Chandos) [GPJ]
Dmitri Mitropoulos/New York PSO (Sony) [RB]
Andre Previn/London SO (RCA) [SG][JQ review][MC]
Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia O (RCA) [LW]
Ralph Vaughan Williams/BBC SO (Dutton/Naxos) [JQ][JW][MG]

Symphony 5
Sir John Barbirolli, Philharmonia O (EMI, 1962) [DJB][SG][SV]
Sir Adrian Boult/London PO (EMI, 1969) [DJB][MC][SV]
Sir Mark Elder/Halle O (Halle) [JQ review][AL]
Bernard Haitink/London PO (LPO) [DM review]
Andre Previn/London SO (RCA) [JW][RB]
Andre Previn/Royal PO (Telarc) [RB]

The lark ascending
Hugh Bean, New Philharmonia O/Sir Adrian Boult (EMI) [MG][MC][JW][SG][RB][SV]
Iona Brown, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields/Neville Marriner (Decca) [MC][JW]
Julia Fischer, Monte Carlo PO/Yakov Kreizberg (Decca) [SV]
Tasmin Little, BBC Philharmonic/Sir Andrew Davis (Chandos) [JQ review]
Tasmin Little, BBC SO/Andrew Davis (Warner Apex) [DJB]
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Orchestra of the Swan/David Curtis (Signum) [RB]
Christopher Warren-Green, London CO (Virgin) [RMo]

Giuseppe Verdi
Aida
Mirella Freni, Jose Carreras, Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan (EMI) [MC]
Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan (Decca) [MG]
Montserrat Caballe, Placido Domingo, New PO/Riccardo Muti (EMI) [RMo]

Il trovatore
Rosalind Plowright, Placido Domingo O dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Carlo Maria Guilini (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, O La Scala/Herbert von Karajan (EMI) [JW]
Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, New PO/Zubin Mehta (RCA) [SV][RMo]
Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, London SO/Antonio Pappano (EMI) [MC]

La Traviata

Ileana Cotrubas, Sherrill Milnes, Placido Domingo, Bavarian State Opera O/Carlos Kleiber (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Pilar Lorengar, Giacomo Aragall, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Deutsche Oper Berlin O/Lorin Maazel (Decca) [SV]
Maria Callas, Cesare Valletti, Royal Opera House O, Covent Garden/Nicola Rescigno (Myto/ICA Classics) [RMo]
Angela Gheorghiu, Frank Lopardo, Leo Nucci, Royal Opera House O, Covent Garden/Sir Georg Solti (Decca) [MC]

Requiem
Josephine Veasey, Martina Arroyo, Placido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, London SO/Leonard Bernstein (Sony) [RMo]
Ilva Ligabue, Grace Bumbry, Sándor Kónya, Raffaele Arié, Philharmonia O/Carlo Maria Giulini (BBC Legends) [JQ review]
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Philharmonia O/Carlo Maria Giulini (EMI) [MC]
Eva Mei, Bernarda Fink, Michael Schade, Ildebrando d’Arcangelo, Vienna PO/Nikolaus Harnoncourt [JFL]
Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Fiorenza Cossotto, Nicolai Ghiaurov, O Teatro alla Scala Milan/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Leontyne Price, Rosalind Elias , Giorgio Tozzi, Jussi Björling, Vienna PO/Fritz Reiner (Decca) [RMo]
Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, Martti Talvela, Vienna PO/Georg Solti (Decca) [PCG][SV]
Leontyne Price, Veriano Luchetti, Dame Janet Baker, José Van Dam, Chicago SO/Sir Georg Solti [DM]

Antonio Vivaldi
The four seasons
Fabio Biondi/Europa Galante (Opus 111) [DJB]
Fabio Biondi/Europa Galante (Virgin Classics) [AL]
Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque O/Andrea Marcon (Sony) [MC]
Renato Fasano/Virtuosi di Roma (EMI) [SV]
Sigiswald Kuijken/La Petite Bande (Accent) [MG]
Alan Loveday, ASMF/Sir Neville Marriner (Decca) [JW]
Stefano Montanari, Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone (Arts) [DC review]
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Henryk Szeryng/English CO (Philips) [SG]

Gloria (RV589)
Rinaldo Alessandrini/Concerto Italiano (Naïve) [MC]
Harry Christophers/The Sixteen, Symphony of Harmony & Invention (Coro) [MG]
George Guest/Wren O, Ch St John's Cambridge (Decca) [DJB]
Richard Hickox/Collegium Musicum 90 (Chandos) [RMo][SG]
Simon Preston/Academy of Ancient Music (Decca) [JW]
Vittorio Negri/English CO, John Alldis Ch (Philips) [JW]
Robert Show/Atlanta SO & Ch (Telarc) [SV]

Richard Wagner
Ring cycle
Karl Bohm/Bayreuth Festival O (Decca) [RMo]
Wilhelm Furtwängler/Teatro alla Scala (Opera d'Oro, 1950) [RMay]
Clemens Krauss/Bayreuth Festival O (Pristine Audio) [RMo review review][JW]
James Levine/Metropolitan Opera/DG [PCG]
Sir George Solti/Vienna PO (Decca) [GPJ][PCG][SV][MC]

Wesendonck Lieder
Janet Baker, London PO/Adrian Boult (EMI) [RMo]
Eileen Farrell, New York PO/Leonard Bernstein (Sony) [SV][LW]
Kirsten Flagstadt, Vienna PO/Adrian Boult (Decca) [SG]
Martha Mödl, Bamberg SO/Joseph Keilberth (Profil) [MC]
Nina Stemme, Swedish CO/Thomas Dausgaard (BIS) [JFL]
Julia Varady, Deutsche SO/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Orfeo) [SB]
Astrid Varnay, Bavarian RSO/Leopold Ludwig (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]

William Walton
Symphony 1
Colin Davis/London SO (LSO Live) [SG]
Edward Gardner/BBC SO (Chandos) [MG review]
Bernard Haitink/Philharmonia O (EMI) [SV]
Hamilton Harty/London SO (Dutton) [JW]
Andre Previn/London SO (RCA) [JW][SB][MC][LW]
Andre Previn/Royal PO (Telarc) [SV][MC]
William Walton/Philharmonia O (EMI) [SG]

Violin concerto
Kyung-Wha Chung, London SO/Andre Previn (Decca) [SV]
Ida Haendel, Bournemouth SO/Parvo Berglund (EMI) [RB]
Jascha Heifetz, Cincinnati SO/Eugene Goossens (Avid/Naxos) [SG][JW]
Jascha Heifetz, Philharmonia O/William Walton (RCA) [SG][RB]
Nigel Kennedy, Royal PO/Andre Previn (EMI) [JFL][SV][LW][MC][SB]
Tasmin Little, BBC SO/Edward Gardner (Chandos) [JQ review][MG review]
Yehudi Menuhin, London SO/William Walton (EMI) [MC]

Mieczysław Weinberg
Symphonies
1 - Gothenberg SO/Thord Svedlund (Chandos) [SG]
4 - Warsaw PO/Jacek Kaspszyk (Warner Classics) [MC]
7 - Gothenberg SO/Thord Svedlund (Chandos) [SG]
10 - Amadeus CO/Anna Duczmal-Mróz (CPO) [SG review]
21 - Siberian SO/Dmitry Vasilyev Toccata Classics) [MC]

Christmas-related works
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
- Gardiner/Archiv [DJB][LW][SG]
- Richter/Archiv [RMo]
Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ (Davis/Philips) [RMo]
Finzi: In terra pax
- Handley/Lyrita [RB review]
- Hickox/Decca [JQ]
Praetorius: Lutheran Mass for Christmas Morning (McCreesh/Archiv) [DM review]
Vaughan Williams
- Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Hickox/Chandos) [DJB]
- The first nowell (Hickox/Chandos) [RB review]
- Hodie (Willcocks/EMI)

Film Scores (original soundtrack unless otherwise indicated)
Richard Rodney Bennett: Nicholas and Alexandra [SV]
Georges Delerue: Le Mepris [JW]
Hugo Friedhofer: The Best Years of Our Lives [RB]
Philip Glass: The Hours [DJB]
Bernard Herrmann: Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef (National PO/Charles Gerhardt, RCA/BMG) [RB]
Bernard Herrmann: North By Northwest [MC]
Maurice Jarre: Lawrence of Arabia [MC]
Erich Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood [RMay]
Robert Mellin/Gian-Piero Reverberi: The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe [JW]
Alex North: Spartacus [MC]
Michael Nyman: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover [JW]
Michael Nyman: The Piano [DJB]
Zbigniew Preisner: Blue [DJB]
Miklos Rozsa: Ben Hur [MC]
Philippe Sarde: Tess [RB]
Howard Shore: Lord of the Rings [DJB]
Franz Waxman: Prince Valiant (National PO/Charles Gerhardt, RCA/BMG) [RB]

Unheralded masterworks - favourite rarely recorded works
Arnold: Symphony 9 (Penny/Naxos; Gamba/Chandos) [MC]
Barber: Music for a Scene from Shelley (Alsop/Naxos) [AL]
Bax: Symphony 6 (Del Mar/Lyrita) [RB]
Bax: Spring Fire (Elder/Halle) [MC]
Biber: Missa Salisburginses (McCreesh/Archiv) [DJB]
Bliss: Clarinet quintet (Maggini/Naxos) [MC]
Bliss: Meditations on a Theme by John Blow (Wordsworth/Decca) [JQ]
Bliss: A Colour Symphony (Bliss/Decca) [MG] 
de Boeck: Symphony (Rickenbacher/Discover) [RMay]
Borodin: Symphony 1 (Rozhdestvensky/Melodiya; Tjeknavorian/RCA) [SV]
Braunfels: Jeanne d'Arc (Honeck/Decca) [JFL]
Bridge: Enter Spring (Groves/EMI) [RB]
Busoni: Doktor Faust (Nagano/Erato) [SG]
Büttner: Symphony No. 4 (Pflüger/Sterling) [RMay]
Chausson: Piano quartet (Schubert Ens/Chandos) [DJB]
Chausson: Concert (Quatuor Muir/EMI) [SG]
Delius: Violin concerto (Sammons/Testament) [JW]
Delius: Song of the High Hills (Davis/Chandos) [SG]
Dett: The Ordering of Moses (Conlon/Bridge) [RB]
Dyson: The Canterbury Pilgrims (Hickox/Chandos) [JQ]
Elgar: The Spirit of England (Lloyd-Jones/Dutton) [JQ]
Feldman: String Quartets (Flux Qt/Mode) [KM]
Fibich: Symphony No. 3 (Sejna/Supraphon) [RB]
Foss: Symphony No. 3 (Rose/BMOP) [SG]
Foulds: April-England (Stott/BIS) [JW]
Glanville-Hicks: Etruscan Concerto (Mills/ABC) [JW]
L Glass: Symphony 3 (Todorov/Danacord) [RB review] (Raiskin/CPO) [RB]
Hartmann: Concerto funebre (Ancerl/Suprahon) [JW]
Howells: Hymnus Paradisi (Willcocks/EMI) [JQ]
Howells: Rhapsodic Quintet (King/Lyrita) [MC]
Hummel: Piano concerto, op. 89 (Hough/Chandos) [DJB]
Ireland: Piano concerto (Parkin/Lyrita) [MG] (Horsley/EMI) [MC]
Ireland: The Forgotten Rite (Wilson/Halle) [MC]
Johnson: November (Lee/Irritable Hedgehog) [KM]
Kalinnikov: Symphony 1 (Kondrashin/Melodiya) [SV]
Khachaturian: Trio for clarinet, violin and piano (Zürich Ens/Paladino) [MC]
Koechlin: Violin Sonata (Chisson/Gramola) [MC]
Koehne: Inflight Entertainment (Doherty/Naxos) [DJB]
Lekeu: Adagio for strings [JW]
Ligeti: Violin Concerto (Kopatchinskaja/Naive) [LW]
McEwen: String Quartet 6 'Biscay' (London Qt/Music and Arts) [JW]
Magnard: Cello sonata (Lidstrom/Hyperion) [DJB]
Martin: Concerto for Winds, Timpani & Percussion (Fischer/Deutsche Grammophon) [LW]
Martin: Cello Concerto (Poltera/BIS) [LW] 
Martin: Violin Concerto (Skride/Orfeo) [LW]
Martinu: Violin Sonata 3 (Matousek/Supraphon) [JW]
Moeran: Cello concerto (Wallfisch/Chandos) [MC]
Moeran: Symphony (Boult/Lyrita) [RB]
Moeran: Violin concerto (Mordkovitch/Chandos) [MC]
Moeran: Symphony (Boult/Lyrita) [RB][MG]
Novak: Moravian-Slovak Suite (Talich/Supraphon) [JW]
Parry: Ode on the Nativity (Willcocks/Lyrita) [JQ review]
Pelecis: Nevertheless (Kremer/Megadisc) [DJB]
Purcell: Dioclesian (Hickox/Chandos) [MG]
Purcell: Sonatas in 4 parts (Hogwood/L'Oiseau-Lyre) [MG]
Purcell: Love's goddess sure was blind (King/Hyperion) [MG]
Rota: Symphony 2 (Noseda/Chandos) [DJB]
Rott: Symphony (Samuel/Hyperion) [RMay]
Ruggles: Sun Treader (Tilson Thomas/Deutsche Grammophon) [KM]
Saygun: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 (Onay/CPO) [JFL]
Schoenberg: Ode to Napoleon (Craft/Naxos) [SG]
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten (Zagrosek/Decca) [SG]
Sullivan: Irish Symphony (Hickox/Chandos) [MG]
Vaughan Williams: Job: A Masque for Dancing (Handley/EMI) [JQ]
Vierne: Piano Quintet (Chilingirian Qt/Hyperion) [MC]
Walter: Symphony (Botstein/CPO) [RB review]
Warlock: The Curlew (Partridge/EMI) [LM]
Webern: In Sommerwind (Sinopoli/Apex) [MC]
Weinberg: Violin Concerto (Roth/Challenge) [JFL]
Wieniawski: Violin Concero No. 1 (Rabin/EMI) [SG]
Wyschnegradsky: La Journée de L’Existence (Myrat/Shiiin) [SG]
Zemlinsky: Florentine Tragedy (Chailly/Decca) [SG]

 



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