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Composer
A-L

Isaac Albeniz
Iberia Suite
Alicia De Larrocha rec. 1986 Decca 4178872 [PCW]

Tomaso Albinoni
Oboe Concertos Op. 7
Heinz Holliger/I Musici DG 4271112  [PCW]

Anton Arensky
Suites for two pianos Stephen Coombs, Ian Munro Hyperion CDA66755 [DJB]

Malcolm Arnold
Dances London PO/composer Lyrita SRCD201 [DJB] [LM]
Symphonies 2 & 5 Bournemouth SO/Sir Charles Groves, CBSO/composer EMI 63368 [PCW]

Kurt Atterburg
Symphonies • NDR O/Ari Rasilainen • CPO 7771182 [RB]

Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantatas Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki BIS various [DJB]
Cello Suites
Pablo Casals EMI 5626112 [PCW]
Goldberg Variations
• Angela Hewitt • Hyperion CDA67305 [DJB]
Keyboard Concertos Murray Perahia/ASMF Sony SK89245 & SK89690
[DJB]
St Matthew Passion Gabrieli Consort & Players/Paul McCreesh Archiv 4742002 [PCW]
Well Tempered Clavier Books I & II Angela Hewitt Hyperion CDS44291-4 [PCW]
Mass in B minor Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner DG Archiv 4155142 [JQ]
Cantatas Lorraine Hunt Lieberson/Orchestra of Emmanuel Music/Craig Smith Nonesuch 79692 2 [JQ]

Granville Bantock
Omar Khayyám BBC SO & Ch/Vernon Handley Chandos CHSA5051 [PCW]
Sappho Susan Bickley, Royal PO/Vernon Handley Hyperion CDA66899 [RB] [LM]

Samuel Barber
Knoxville, Summer of 1915
 Molly McGurk, West Australian SO/David Measham Regis RRC1139 [RB]

Arnold Bax
Symphony 6 New PO/Norman del Mar Lyrita SRCD296 [RB]
Symphonies BBC PO/Vernon Handley Chandos CHAN10122(5) [LM]
Tone poems London PO/Sir Adrian Boult  Lyrita SRCD231 [RB] [LM]

Ludwig van Beethoven
Missa Solemnis Concertgebow O/Leonard Bernstein DG 413 7802 [JQ]
Piano Concertos 4 & 5. Emil Gilels/Philharmonia/Leopold Ludwig Testament SBT 1095 [JQ]
Piano Sonatas Volume 3 Paul Lewis Harmonia Mundi HMC90190608 [DJB]
Hammerklavier Sonata Solomon EMI 4768652 or 7647082 [PCW]
String Quartet 13 Lindsay Qt ASV CDDCA602 [PCW]
Symphony 3 Philharm O/Otto Klemperer rec. 1959 EMI 5677402 [PCW]
Symphonies 6 & 7 COE/Nikolaus Harnoncourt Teldec 2292 464522 [DJB]
Symphonies 5 & 7 Vienna PO/Carlos Kleiber DG 447 4002 [JQ]

Symphonies 1-9 Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Philharmonia/Sir Charles Mackerras Hyperion CDS 44301/5 [JQ]

Hector Berlioz
Grand Messe des Morts London SO/Sir Colin Davis. Philips 416 2832 [JQ]

Symphonie Fantastique. Concertgebouw O/Colin Davis. Philips 411 4252 [JQ]
Te Deum European Community YO/Claudio Abbado DG 410 6962 [JQ]

Leonard Bernstein
Candide London SO & Ch/composer DG 4744722 [PCW]
West Side Story
Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, composer  DG 4777101 [RB]

Heinrich Biber
Missa Salisburgensis Musica Antiqua Koln, Gabrieli Consort/Reinhard Goebel, Paul McCreesh Archiv 4576112 [DJB]

Howard Blake
Violin concerto Christiane Edinger, English Nthn Phil/Paul Daniel ASV CDDCA905 [DJB]

Alexander Borodin
Prince Igor Atlanta SO/Robert Shaw Telarc CD80039 (w/Stravinsky Firebird) [DJB]

Joly Braga Santos
Symphony 4
Rumanian Radiotelevision SO/Silva Pereira  Strauss SP4059 [RB]
Symphony 4  Ntl SO Ireland/Alvaro Cassuto  Marco Polo 8.225233 [DJB]

Johannes Brahms
Ein Deutsches Requiem Philharm O/Otto Klemperer EMI 5669032 [PCW]
Ein Deutsches Requiem Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner Philips 432 140 2 [JQ]
Double Concerto
 Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy  Sony SBK46335 [RB]
Piano concertos Emil Gilels, Berlin PO/Eugen Jochum DG 4355882 & 4399792 [DJB] [JQ]
Piano quintet
• Leif Ove Andsnes, Artemis Qt • Virgin Classics 3951432 (w/Schumann quintet) [DJB]
Piano trios 1 & 2 Julius Katchen, Josef Suk, Janos Starker Decca 4211522 [DJB]
Symphonies 1-4 • Berliner Philharmoniker/Rudolf Kempe • Testament SBT 3054 [JQ]
Symphony 2 London PO/Sir Adrian Boult EMI 69819 [PCW]
Symphony 3 • Columbia SO/Bruno Walter • CBS Sony SMK 64471 [RB]

Frank Bridge
The Sea, Summer
Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Groves EMI 5668552 [LM]

Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes Peter Pears, Royal Opera House Ch & O/Covent Garden/Benjamin BrittenDecca 4145772 [LM]
Piano & Violin Concertos Sviatoslav Richter, Mark Lubotsky, English CO/Benjamin Britten London 417308 [LM]
Serenade, Les Illuminations Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, English CO/Benjamin Britten Decca 4171532 [LM]
War Requiem Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, London SO & Ch/Benjamin Britten Decca 4143832 [LM] [JQ]

Anton Bruckner
Symphony 4 Vienna PO/Karl Bohm Decca 4758403 [PCW] [JQ]
Symphony 7 Berlin PO/Gunter Wand RCA Red Seal 74321 687162 [JQ]
Symphony 8 Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan DG 427 611 2 [JQ]
Symphony 8 Berlin PO/Gunter Wand rec. 2001 RCA 74321828662 [PCW]
Symphony 9 Columbia SO/Bruno Walter rec. 1959 Sony 5188122 [PCW]
Symphony 7 Berlin PO/Gunter Wand RCA Red Seal 74321 687162 [JQ]
Symphony 8 Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan DG 427 611 2 [JQ]

Joseph Canteloube
Songs of the Auvergne
  Netania Davrath  Vanguard Classics SVC38/39 [RB] [PCW]

Frederic Chopin
Nocturnes
Artur Rubinstein RCA 09026630492 [PCW]
Waltzes Dinu Lipatti EMI 5669042 [PCW]

Shaun Davey
Granuaile
 Rita Connolly  Tara 3017 [RB]

Henry Walford Davies
Prospice • Martin Oxenham, Bingham Qt • Meridian DUOCD89026 [LM]

Claude Debussy
Orchestral Music Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink Philips 4387422 [PCW] [JQ]
Nocturnes, Jeux Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink Philips 4000232 [LM]
String Quartet Alban Berg Qt EMI 7473472 (w/Ravel qt) [LM]

Frederic Delius
Sea Drift
John Shirley Quirk, London SO/Richard Hickox London 4251562 [LM]
Orchestral works Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham EMI CDS 7475098 [JQ]

David Diamond
Symphony 4  New York PO/Leonard Bernstein  Sony Classical SMK60594 (w/Harris & Thompson sys) [RB]

Maurice Duruflé
Requiem
Corydon Singers/MatthewBest Hyperion CDA67070 [JQ]

Antonin Dvořák
Cello Concerto
 Mstislav Rostropovich, London PO/Carlo Maria Giulini EMI 3582319 [PCW]

Edward Elgar
Cello concerto, Sea Pictures • Jacqueline du Pre, Janet Baker, London SO/John Barbirolli • EMI
5562192 [DJB] [LM]
Cello Concerto  Jacqueline du Pre, Philadelphia O/Daniel Barenboim  Sony SB2K63247 [RB]
Dream of Gerontius Janet Baker, Halle O/Sir John Barbirolli EMI 7631852 [PCW] [JQ]
Enigma variations Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham Sony  SMK89405 [RB]
Introduction and Allegro, SerenadeSinfonia of London/Sir John Barbirolli EMI 7475372 (w/Vaughan Williams string music) [DJB] [JQ]
The Kingdom London PO & Ch/Sir Adrian Boult EMI CDS 7493812 [JQ]
Symphony 1 Phil O/Sir John Barbirolli EMI 7645112 [LM]
Symphony 1 Hallé O/Sir John Barbirolli BBC Legends BBCL41062 [JQ]
Symphony 2  London PO/Solti  Decca 4730822 [RB]
Violin concerto  Jascha Heifetz, London SO/Malcolm Sargent Naxos 8.110939 (w/Walton concerto) [RB]

Violin Concerto, Enigma Variations Yehudi Menuhin, London SO/composer EMI 5669792 [PCW]
Violin Concerto Nigel Kennedy/London PO Orchestra/Vernon Handley EMI CDC 747210 2 [JQ] 

Gabriel Fauré
Complete Piano Music Kathryn Stott Hyperion CDA66911-4 [PCW]
Piano quartets Domus Hyperion CDA66166 [DJB]

Requiem Corydon Singers/MatthewBest Hyperion CDA67070 [JQ]

Gerald Finzi
Hardy Songs
 John Carol Case/Howard Ferguson  Lyrita SRCD282 [RB]
Intimations of Immortality
 Ian Partridge Guildford P Ch & O/Vernon Handley  Lyrita SRCD238 [RB]

Cello & Clarinet Concertos Yo Yo Ma, Royal PO, John Denham, New PO/Vernon Handley Lyrita SRCD236 [JQ]

George Gershwin
Porgy and Bess Willard White, London PO/Sir Simon Rattle EMI 4768362 [PCW] [JQ]

Philip Glass
Violin concerto Adele Anthony Ulster O/Takuo Yuasa Naxos 8.554568 [DJB]
Violin Concerto  Gidon Kremer, Vienna PO/Christoph von Dohnányi  DG 4451852 [RB]
'The Hours' soundtrack Michael Riesman, Lyric Qt Nonesuch 7559 796932 [DJB]

Alexander Glazunov
Symphony 4
 Royal Scottish Ntl O/Jose Serebrier  Warner Classics 2564632362 [RB]

Henryk Gorecki
Symphony 3 'Sorrowful Songs' • Dawn Upshaw, London Sinf/David Zinman • Nonesuch
7559 792822 [DJB]
Symphony 3 'Sorrowful Songs' Stefania Woytowicz, Polish Radio Ntl SO/Jerzy Katlewicz Olympia OCD313 [LM]

Georg Frideric Handel
Israel in Egypt Monteverdi Ch, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner Philips 4321102 [JQ]
Messiah English Consort/Trevor Pinnock DG Archiv 4236302 [JQ]
Keyboard suites Murray Perahia Sony SK62785 (w/D Scarlatti sonatas) [DJB]
Water music, Royal Fireworks music Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon Sony SMK89986 [DJB]

Howard Hanson
Symphony 2  RCA Victor SO/Charles Gerhardt  Chesky CD112 [RB]

Roy Harris
Symphony 3  New York PO/Leonard Bernstein  Sony Classical SMK60594 (w/Thompson & Diamond sys) [RB]
Symphony 7  Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy Albany Troy 256 [RB]

Franz Joseph Haydn
The Creation Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood L’Oiseau-Lyre 4303972 [JQ]
Symphonies 99-104 Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham EMI 5855132 [PCW]

Gustav Holst
Egdon Heath
London PO/Sir Adrian Boult Decca 4251522 [LM]

The Planets Royal PO/Vernon Handley Alto ALC1013 [LM]

Alan Hovhaness
Symphony 9 St Vartan
 National PO/composer  Crystal Records CD802 [RB]
Symphony 24 Majnun  National PO/composer  Crystal Records CD803 [RB]

Herbert Howells
Orchestral works Volume 2 • Yvonne Kenny, Lydia Mordkovitch, London SO/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN9557 [DJB]
Hymnus Paradisi Bach Ch, New Philharmonia/Sir David Willcocks EMI CDM 7633722 [JQ]

Johann Hummel
Piano Concertos
• Stephen Hough, English CO/Bryden Thomson • Chandos CHAN8507 [DJB]

Janis Ivanovs
Violin Concerto
 Valdis Zarins, Latvian Ntl O/Vassily Sinaisky Campion Cameo CD2004 [RB]

Leos Janáček
Glagolitic Mass Czech Phil O/Sir Charles Mackerras Supraphon 33C377448 [LM] [JQ]
Taras Bulba, Sinfonietta  Czech State Phil Brno/José Serebrier Reference Recordings RR2103 [RB]

Sinfonietta, Taras Bulba Vienna PO/Sir Charles Mackerras Decca 4101382 [JQ]

Johann Kalliwoda
Symphonies 5 & 7
• Das Neue O/Christoph Spering • CPO 7771392
[DJB]

Jerome Kern
Showboat London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn EMI Angel 4910828 [JQ]

Graeme Koehne
Inflight Entertainment
• Diana Doherty, Sydney SO/Takuo Yuasa Naxos 8.555847
[DJB]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Symphony • Oregon SO/James De Preist • Delos DE3234 [RB]

Johann Kraus
Symphonies Volume 1
Swedish CO/Petter Sundkvist Naxos 8.553734 [DJB]

Peter Lieberson
Neruda Songs
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Boston SO/James Levine Nonesuch 7559799542 [PCW]
[JQ]

Franz Liszt
Piano Concertos & Sonata Sviatoslav Richter, London SO/Kiril Kondrashin
Philips 4462002 [PCW]

 


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