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GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY

 

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Joseph CANTELOUBE (1879-1957)

Chants d'Auvergne
Victoria de los Angeles
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux/Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
rec. 1982/3
5669782

Frederic CHOPIN (1810-49)

Piano Concerto No. 1, Nocturnes op. 15 & 27
Ballade No. 1, Polonaise No. 6

Maurizio Pollini
Philharmonia Orchestra/Paul Kletzki.
5675482
Piano Sonata 3, Fantasy
Claudio Arrau
rec. 1960
5628842
Préludes, Berceuse, Impromptus, Barcarolle
Alfred Cortot
rec. 1933-49
3615412

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)

Pelléas et Mélisande
Richard Stilwell, Frederica von Stade
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan
rec. 1978
5670572

String Quartet in G minor
Alban Berg Quartett
rec. 1984
5675502

La Mer, Nocturnes
Philharmonia Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini
rec. 1962
5627462
Pelléas et Mélisande
Jacques Jansen, Irene Joachim
Yvonne Gouverné Orchestre Symphonique/Roger Désormière
rec. 1941
Mélodies
Maggie Teyte, Alfred Cortot
rec. 1936
Excerpt from Pelléas et Mélisande; Ariettes oubliées
Mary Garden, Claude Debussy
rec. 1904
3457702

Leo DELIBES (1836-1891)

Lakmé
Mady Mesplé, Charles Burles, Roger Soyer
Chorus and Orchestra of the Théâtre National de I'Opéra Comique/Alain Lombard
rec. 1971
5677422

Frederic DELIUS (1862-1934)

Brigg Fair, Dance Rhapsody no. 2, A Song before Sunrise
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Irmelin Prelude
Summer Night on the River, Sleighride, Summer Evening
Intermezzo: Fennimore and Gerda, Florida Suite: Dance

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Thomas Beecham
rec. 1956/7
5675522

Maurice DURUFLÉ (1902-1986)

Requiem
Janet Baker, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Sir Philip Ledger
rec. 1980
3799942

Henri DUTILLEUX (b. 1916)

Tout un monde lointain (Cello Concerto)
Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestre de Paris/Serge Baudo
rec. 1974
5678672

Antonin DVORAK (1841-1904)

Piano Concerto
Sviatoslav Richter
Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Carlos Kleiber
rec. 1977
5668952
Cello Concerto
Mstislav Rostropovich
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini
rec. 1977
5675932

Edward ELGAR (1861-1934)

Violin Concerto
Variations on an Original Theme (‘Enigma’)

Yehudi Menuhin
London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall Orchestra/Edward Elgar
rec. 1926/32
5669792

Violin Concerto, Introduction and Allegro
Nigel Kennedy
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vernon Handley
rec. 1983/4
3457922

Introduction and Allegro, Serenade, Elegy, Sospiri
Sinfonia of London, New Philharmonia Orchestra/
Sir John Barbirolli
rec. 1962/66
5672402

Cockaigne, Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures
Jacqueline du Pré, Janet Baker
Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli
rec. 1962/65
5628862

Variations on an Original Theme ('Enigma')
London Symphony Orchestra/Adrian Boult
rec. 1970
5677482

Manuel de FALLA (1876-1946)

La vida breve, Seven Popular Spanish Songs, The Three Cornered Hat, Love, The Magician, Soneto a Córdoba. Psyché
Victoria de los Angeles
Philharmonia Orchestra/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini
rec. 1962-69
5675872

Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1924)

Requiem
Victoria de los Angeles, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Choeurs Elisabeth Brasseur, Orchestre de la Société Concerts du Conservatoire/André Cluytens
rec. 1962
5668942

Requiem, Pavane
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks
rec. 1967
3799942

George GERSHWIN (1898-1937)

Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, An American in Paris
London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn
rec. 1971
5668912

Porgy and Bess
Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Harolyn Blackwell, Damon Evans, Bruce Hubbard, Cynthia Clarey
Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
rec. 1988
4768362

Alexander GLAZUNOV (1865-1936)

Violin Concerto
Jascha Heifetz
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli
rec. 1934
3615902

Karel GOLDMARK (1830-1915)


Violin Concerto
Itzhak Perlman
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/André Previn
rec. 1977
5096762

Charles GOUNOD (1818-1893)

Faust
Nicolai Gedda, Victoria de los Angeles, Boris Christoff
Chorus and Orchestra of the Théàtre National de l’Opéra/André Cluytens
rec. 1958
5679672

Enrique GRANADOS (1867-1916)

Goyescas: Book 1
Alicia de Larrocha
rec. 1962/3
3615142

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)

Piano Concerto
Sviatoslav Richter
Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Monte Carlo/Lovro von Matacic
rec. 1974
5679822

Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)

Cello Concertos 1 & 2
Jacqueline du Pré
English Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli
rec. 1967
5668962

Cello Concertos 1 & 2
Mstislav Rostropovich
Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Rostropovich
rec. 1975
5672342

Gustav HOLST (1874–1934)

The Planets
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra/Adrian Boult
rec. 1978
5677482
The Perfect Fool, Egdon Heath
London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn
rec. 1973/4
5626152

Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963)

Horn Concerto, Concert Music for Brass and Strings
Dennis Brain
Philharmonia Orchestra/composer
rec. 1956
5677822

Engelbert HUMPERDINCK (1854-1921)

Hänsel und Gretel
Elisabeth Grümmer, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan
rec. 1953
5670612

Leoš JANÁČEK (1854-1928)

Sinfonietta, Glagolitic Mass
Philharmonia Orchestra/Simon Rattle
rec. 1982/3
5669802

Jerome KERN (1885-1945)

Show Boat
Frederica von Stade, Jerry Hadley, Teresa Stratas
London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn
rec. 1987
3615432

Aram KHACHATURIAN (1903-1978)


Violin Concerto
David Oistrakh
Philharmonia Orchestra/Aram Khachaturian
rec. 1954
3615702

Erich KORNGOLD (1897-1957)


Violin Concerto
Itzhak Perlman
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/André Previn
rec. 1980
5096762

Franz LEHÁR (1870-1948)

Die lustige Witwe
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Eberhard Wächte, Nicolai Gedda Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra/Lovro von Matacic
rec. 1962
5673702

Franz LISZT (1811-96)

Ten Hungarian Rhapsodies
Georges Cziffra
rec. 1972-75
5675542

Carl LOEWE (1796-1869)

Lieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Moore
rec. 1967
3919902

Witold LUTOSLAWSKI (1913-1994)

Cello Concerto
Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestre de Paris/Witold Lutoslawski (Lutoslawski).
rec. 1974
5678672


 

   

 



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