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GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY

 

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Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911)
Symphony 6
New Philharmonia O/Sir John Barbirolli
rec. 1967
2126902
Symphonies 4 & 8
Lucia Popp, Felicity Lott
London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra/Klaus Tennstedt
3615722

Das Lied von der Erde
Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich
Philharmonia & New Philharmonia Orchestras/Otto Klemperer
rec. 1964/6
5668922

Kindertotenlieder, Rückertlieder
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Janet Baker
Hallé Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli
rec. 1967/9
5669812

Symphony 2
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hilde Rossl-Majdan
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
rec. 1963
5672352

Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
London Symphony Orchestra/George Szell
rec. 1968
5672362

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder
Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Rückert Lieder

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Daniel Barenboim
Philharmonia Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Rudolf Kempe
rec. 1952-78
5675562
Symphony No.9
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli
rec. 1964
5679252

Jules MASSENET (1842-1912)

Werther
Nicolai Gedda, Victoria de los Angeles, Mady Mesplé,
Orchestre de Paris/Georges Prêtre
rec. 1968/9
5626272

Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847)

Lieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wolfgang Sawallisch
rec. 1970
3919902
Andante and Rondo capriccioso
Claudio Arrau
rec. 1951
5628842

Darius MILHAUD (1892-1974)

La création du monde, Saudades do Brasil
Le boeuf sur le toit

ORTF National Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein
Concert Arts Orchestra/composer
rec. 1956-76
3458082

Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)

Vespro della Beata Vergine, Selva morale e Spirituale
Taverner Consort; Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott
rec. 1982-84
2126852

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)

Le Nozze di Figaro, Symphonies 38 & 39
Sesto Bruscantini, Graziella Sciutti
Glyndebourne Festival O/Vittorio Gui
rec. 1953/55
2126812
Requiem
Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, John Alldis Ch, ECO/Daniel Barenboim
rec. 1969
2127182
Symphonies 29, 35, 38, 39-41
Philharmonia O, New PO/Otto Klemperer
rec. 1956-65
3458102
Opera and Sacred Arias
Lucia Popp
Münchner Rundfunk-Orchester/Leonard Slatkin, English Chamber Orchestra/Georg Fischer
rec. 1967-83
5096802
Clarinet Concerto
Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon

Sabine Meyer
Staatskapelle Dresden/Hans Vonk
rec. 1990
5668972

Horn Concertos 1-4
Quintet for piano and wind

Dennis Brain & wind ensemble
Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan
rec. 1953/4
5668982

Le Nozze di Figaro
Erich Kunz, Imgard Seefried, George London, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan
rec. 1950
5670682

Die Zauberflöte
Anton Dermota, Irmgard Seefried, Erich Kunz, Wilma Lipp
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan
rec.1952
5670712

Die Zauberflöte
Nicolai Gedda, Gunda Janowitz, Walter Berry, Lucia Popp, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig
Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra/Otto Klemperer
5673882

Symphony No. 41, Clarinet Concerto, Bassoon Concerto
Jack Brymer, Gwydion Brooke
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham
rec. 1957/8
5675962
Piano Concerto No. 21
Dinu Lipatti
Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan
rec. 1950
5677742
Così fan tutte
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Nan Merriman, Lisa Otto, Léopold Simoneau, Rolando Panerai
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan.
rec. 1964
5670642
Don Giovanni
Eberhard Wächter, Joan Sutherland, Giuseppe Taddei, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gottlob Frick
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus/Carlo Maria Giulini
rec. 1959
5678692
Piano Concertos 21 & 22
Annie Fischer
Philharmonia Orchestra/Wolfgang Sawallisch
rec. 1958
5627502

Modest MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881)

Boris Godunov
Boris Christoff, Ana Alexieva, John Lanigan
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire/André Cluytens
rec. 1962
5678772
Songs and Dances of Death & other songs
Boris Christoff, Alexander Labinsky
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française/George Tzipine
rec. 1955-57
5679932

Nikolai MIASKOVSKY (1881-1950)

Cello Concerto
Mstislav Rostropovich
Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent
rec. 1956
3800132

Jacques OFFENBACH (1819-1880)

Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Nicolai Gedda, Gianna d’Angelo, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria de los Angeles, George London
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire/André Cluytens
rec. 1964/65
5679792

Nicolo PAGANINI (1782-1840)

24 Caprices for solo violin
Michael Rabin
rec. 1958
5679862

Francis POULENC (1899-1963)

Concert champêtre for harpsichord, Concerto for two pianos, Concerto for organ
Aimée van de Wiele, Francis Poulenc, Jacques Février, Maurice Duruflé
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra/Pierre Dervaux, Georges Prêtre
rec. 1957-61
5626472

Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)

Violin Concertos 1 & 2, Violin Sonata No. 2
David Oistrakh
London Symphony Orchestra/Lovro von Matacic
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Alceo Galliera
Vladimir Yampolsky
rec. 1954-58
5628882

Sinfonia concertante
Mstislav Rostropovich
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent
rec. 1957
3800132

Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924)

Madame Butterfly
Maria Callas, Nicolai Gedda
Ch & O La Scala, Milan/Herbert von Karajan
rec. 1955
2127112
Il trittico
Tito Gobbi, Victoria de los Angeles
Ch & O Teatro dell’Opera di Roma/Vincenzo Bellezza, Tullio
Serafin, Gabriele Santini
rec. 1955-58
2127142
La Bohème
Jussi Björling, Victoria de los Angeles
Columbus Boys Choir, RCA Victor Chorus and Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham
rec. 1956
5677502
Tosca
Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi
Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala, Milan/Victor de Sabata
rec. 1953
5677562
Madama Butterfly
Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Anna di Stasio
Chorus & Orchestra of the 'Teatro dell'Opera di Roma/Sir John Barbirolli.
rec. 1966
5678852

Henry PURCELL (1659-1695)

Dido and Aeneas
Kirsten Flagstad
Philharmonia Orchestra/Warwick Braithwaite
rec. 1948-52
5096902

Sergey RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)

Symphony No 2
London Symphony Orchestra/André Previn
rec. 1973
5669822

Piano Concerto No. 3
Emil Gilels
Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris/André Cluytens
rec. 1955
3458192

Piano Concerto No. 4
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Philharmonia Orchestra/Ettore Gracis
rec. 1957
5672382
Vocalise (arr. cello and piano)
Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexander Dedyukhin
rec. 1957
3800132

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)

Piano Concerto in G, Concerto for the Left Hand
Gaspard de la nuit: Ondine, Le Gibet, Scarbo

Samson François/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire/André Cluytens
rec. 1960/7
5669052

Piano Concerto in G
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Philharmonia Orchestra/Ettore Gracis
rec. 1957
5672382

String Quartet in F
Alban Berg Quartett
rec. 1984
5675502

Alborada del gracioso, Daphnis et Chloë – Suite No.2
Philharmonia Choir & Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini
rec. 1959
5627462

Nicolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908)

Scheherazade
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham
rec. 1957
5669832

Gioachino ROSSINI (1792-1868)

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi
Philharmonia Ch & O/Alceo Galliera
rec. 1957
3920462
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Victoria de los Angeles, Sesto Bruscantini, Luigi Alva
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Vittorio Gui
rec. 1962
5677622


   

 

 

 



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