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Alwyn Symphonies London PO/William Alwyn Lyrita SRCD227 & 228

M Arnold Symphonies Royal PO/Vernon Handley Decca 4675337

M Arnold Dances London PO/composer Lyrita SRCD201

Bantock Sappho Royal PO/Vernon Handley Hyperion CDA66899

Bax Symphonies BBC PO/Vernon Handley Chandos CHAN10122(5)

Bax Tintagel, Garden of Fand London PO/Sir Adrian Boult Lyrita SRCD231

Bridge The Sea, Summer Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Groves EMI 5668552

Britten Piano & Violin Concertos Sviatoslav Richter, Mark Lubotsky, English CO/Benjamin Britten London 417308

Britten Serenade, Les Illuminations Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, English CO/Benjamin Britten Decca 4171532

Britten Peter Grimes Peter Pears, Royal Opera House Ch & O/Covent Garden/Benjamin BrittenDecca 4145772

Britten War Requiem Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, London SO & Ch/Benjamin Britten Decca 4143832

Debussy & Ravel String Quartets Alban Berg Qt EMI 7473472

Debussy Nocturnes, Jeux Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink Philips 4000232

Delius Sea Drift John Shirley Quirk, London SO/Richard Hickox London 4251562

Elgar Symphony 1 Phil O/Sir John Barbirolli EMI 7645112

Elgar Cello concerto, Sea Pictures • Jacqueline du Pre, Janet Baker, London SO/John Barbirolli • EMI 7473292

Gorecki Symphony 3 'Sorrowful Songs' Stefania Woytowicz, Polish Radio Ntl SO/Jerzy Katlewicz Olympia OCD313

Holst Egdon Heath London PO/Sir Adrian Boult Decca 4251522

Holst The Planets Royal PO/Vernon Handley Alto ALC1013

Janáček Glagolitic Mass Czech Phil O/Sir Charles Mackerras Supraphon 33C377448

Maconchy String Quartets Hanson, Bingham & Mistry Qts Unicorn DKP(CD)9080-82 (Regis RRC9301)

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Phil O/Otto Klemperer EMI 7472312

Mahler Symphony 2 Phil O/Otto Klemperer EMI 7696622

Prokofiev Violin Concertos Itzhak Perlman, BBC SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky EMI 7470252

Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet Cleveland O/Lorin Maazel Decca 4175102

Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead, Symphonic Dances Concertgebouw O/Vladimir Ashkenazy Decca 4101242

Ravel Piano Concertos Jean-Philippe Collard, France O/Lorin Maazel EMI 7473862

Ravel Daphnis et Chloe Royal Opera House O/Pierre Monteux Decca 4259562

Shostakovich Symphony 4 Scottish Ntl O/Neeme Jarvi Chandos CHAN8640

Shostakovich Symphony 5 New York PO/Leonard Bernstein CBS CD35854

Shostakovich Symphony 8 London SO/Andre Previn EMI 5655212

Shostakovich Violin Concertos Dmitri Sitkovetsky, BBC SO/Andrew Davis Virgin 7911432

Shostakovich Cello Concertos Heinrich Schiff, Bavarian Radio SO/Maxim Shostakovich Philips 4125262

Shostakovich String Quartets Borodin Qt EMI various

Sibelius Symphony 2 Royal PO/Sir John Barbirolli Chesky CD3

Sibelius Symphony 4 Phil O/Ashkenazy Decca 4000562

Sibelius/Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos Kyung-Wha Chung, London SO/Andre Previn Decca 4250802

Sibelius Tapiola, Oceanides, Pelleas & Melisande Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham EMI 7634002

Smetana String Quartets Lindsay Qt ASV CDDCA777

R Strauss Four Last Songs Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Berlin RSO/George Szell EMI 7472762

R Strauss Salome Birgit Nilsson, Vienna PO/George Solti Decca 4144142

Stravinsky Firebird CBSO/Simon Rattle EMI 7491782

Stravinsky Rite of Spring Boston SO/Benjamin Zander IMP Masters MCD25

Szymanowski Violin Concertos Thomas Zehetmair, CBSO/Simon Rattle EMI 5556072

Szymanowski Symphony 3 CBSO/Simon Rattle EMI 5551212

Tubin Symphony 5 Bamberg SO/Neeme Jarvi BIS CD306

Wagner Tristan und Isolde Birgit Nilsson, Bayreuth Festival O & Ch/Karl Bohm Philips 4344252

Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen Vienna PO/George Solti Decca 4141002

Walton Symphony 1 London SO/Andre Previn RCA GD87834

Walton Belshazzar's Feast London SO/AndrePrevin EMI 7476242

Walton Cello Concerto Shostakovich Cello Concerto 1 Paul Tortelier, Bournemouth SO/Paavo Bergland EMI 7630202

Walton Violin & Viola concertos Nigel Kennedy, Royal PO/Andre Previn EMI 7496282

Warlock The Curlew Ian Partridge/Music Group of London EMI 7691702

English Songs with Quartet (incl. Walford Davies: Prospice) • Martin Oxenham, Bingham Qt • Meridian DUOCD89026


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