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Atterberg Symphonies • NDR O/Ari Rasilainen • CPO 7771182

Bantock Sappho • Susan Bickley, Royal PO/Vernon Handley Hyperion CDA66899

Barber Knoxville, Summer of 1915 • Molly McGurk, West Australian SO/David Measham • Regis RRC1139

Bax Symphony 6 • New PO/Norman del Mar • Lyrita SRCD296

Bax Tone poems • London PO/Sir Adrian Boult • Lyrita SRCD231

Bernstein West Side Story • Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, composer • DG 4777101

Braga Santos Symphony 4 Rumanian Radiotelevision SO/Silva Pereira • Strauss SP4059

Brahms Symphony 3 Columbia SO/Bruno Walter CBS Sony SMK 64471 (w/Symphony 2)

Brahms Double concerto • Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy • Sony SBK46335

Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne • Netania Davrath • Vanguard Classics SVC38/39

S Davey Granuaile • Rita Connolly • Tara 3017

Elgar Violin concerto • Jascha Heifetz, London SO/Malcolm Sargent • Naxos 8.110939

Elgar Enigma variations Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham • Sony  SMK89405

Elgar Symphony 2 • London PO/Solti • Decca 4730822

Elgar Cello Concerto • Jacqueline du Pre, Philadelphia O/Daniel Barenboim • Sony SB2K63247

Finzi Intimations of Immortality • Ian Partridge Guildford P Ch & O/Vernon Handley • Lyrita SRCD238

Finzi Hardy Songs • John Carol Case/Howard Ferguson • Lyrita SRCD282

P Glass Violin Concerto • Gidon Kremer, Vienna PO/Christoph von Dohnányi • DG 4451852

Glazunov Symphony 4 • Royal Scottish Ntl O/Jose Serebrier • Warner Classics 2564632362

Hanson Symphony 2 • RCA Victor SO/Charles Gerhardt • Chesky CD112

Harris Symphony 3 R Thompson Symphony 2 Diamond Symphony 4 • New York PO/Leonard Bernstein • Sony Classical SMK60594

Harris Symphony 7 • Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy • Albany Troy 256

Hovhaness Symphony 24 Majnun • National PO/composer • Crystal Records CD803

Hovhaness Symphony 9 St Vartan • National PO/composer • Crystal Records CD802

Ivanovs Violin Concerto • Valdis Zarins, Latvian Ntl O/Vassily Sinaisky • Campion Cameo CD2004

Janáček Taras Bulba, Sinfonietta • Czech State Phil Brno/José Serebrier • Reference Recordings RR2103

Korngold Symphony • Oregon SO/James De Preist • Delos DE3234

Madetoja Symphony 2 • Tampere PO/Paavo Rautio • Classics Apex 430742

Martinu Symphony 4 • Czech PO/Martin Turnovsky • Warner Classics Apex 498222

Miaskovsky Symphony 5 • USSR SO/Konstantin Ivanov • Olympia OCD133

Miaskovsky Violin Concerto • David Oistrakh, USSR State SO/Alexander Gauk • Pearl GEMM CD9295

Moeran Symphony • New PO/Sir Adrian Boult • Lyrita SRCD247

Nielsen Symphonies • London SO/Ole Schmidt • Regis RRC3002

Nielsen Symphonies • Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy, New York PO/Leonard Bernstein • Sony Essential Classics SB3K88974

Nystroem Sinfonia Del Mare Elisabeth Söderström, Swedish RSO/Stig Westerberg • Swedish Society Discofil SCD1015

Pettersson Symphony 7  Stockholm PO/Antal Dorati Swedish Society Discofil SCD1002

Piston Symphony 2 Schuman Violin Concerto • Paul Zukofsky, Boston SO/ Michael Tilson Thomas DG 429 8602

Puccini Tosca Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, New PO/Zubin Mehta • BMG/RCA 74321395032

Puccini Turandot • Eva Turner, Giovanni Martinelli, Royal Opera House O/Sir John Barbirolli rec. 1937 • EMI 7610742

Prokofiev Eugene Onegin • Berlin RSO/Michael Jurowski • Capriccio 67149

Prokofiev Violin Concerto 1 • Joseph Szigeti, London PO/Thomas Beecham • Naxos 8.110973

Rachmaninov Symphony 2 • London SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky • Regis RRC1210

Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances, The Bells • Russian State SO/Valeri Polyansky • Brilliant Classics 8532

Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances, The Bells • Moscow Ph SO/Kirill Kondrashin • Melodiya MELCD1000840

Ravel Orchestral favourites • London SO/Pierre Monteux • Philips 4647332

Rimsky-Korsakov Symphony 2 'Antar' • USSR SO/Evgeny Svetlanov • BMG/ Melodiya 74321 400652

Schubert String Quintet • Aeolian Qt • Regis RRC1278

Shostakovich  Piano Concerto 2 • Leonard Bernstein/New York PO • Sony SMK89752

Sibelius/Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos • David Oistrakh, Gennady Rozhdestvensky • BMG/Melodiya 74321 341782

Sibelius Tempest suites • Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham • Sony SMK93009

Sibelius Symphony 2 • BBC SO/Sir Thomas Beecham • BBC Legends BBCL41542

Sibelius Symphony 2 • Royal PO/Sir John Barbirolli • Chesky RECORDS CD3

Sibelius Symphony 7 • Leningrad PO/Evgeny Mravinsky • BMG Melodiya 74321 251892

Sibelius Symphony 7 • Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy • Sony SBK53509

Sibelius Lemminkainen Suite • Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy • EMI 3886792

Sibelius En Saga • Suisse Romande O/Horst Stein • Decca 4525762

Sibelius Six Humoresques • Aaron Rosand, SW German RSO/Tibor Szöke • Voxbox CDX5116

Silvestrov Symphony 5 • Kiev Conservatoire SO/Roman Kofman • BMG Melodiya 74321 49959 2

Sondheim Into the Woods • original cast • Sony/BMG 82876 686362

Sondheim Sweeney Todd • original cast • Sony/BMG 82876 6863925

Stravinsky The Firebird • London SO/Antal Dorati • Mercury Living Presence 4706432

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto 1 • Viktoria Postnikova, Vienna SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky • Eloquence 4674042

Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos 1 & 2 • Mikhaïl Petukhov; Buenos Aires PO/Alexander Anissimov • Pavane ADW7387

Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony • USSR SO/Evgeny Svetlanov • BMG/Melodiya 74321 341642

Tchaikovsky Symphony 4 • Leningrad PO/Evgeny Mravinsky rec. London 1960 • DG 4775911

Tchaikovsky Symphony 5 • London SO/Monteux • Vanguard Classics OVC8031/2

Vaughan Williams Symphony 6, Dona Nobis Pacem • Utah SO/Maurice Abravanel • Vanguard Classics SVC7

Waxman Classic film scores • National PO/Charles Gerhardt • RCA/BMG GD80708

The Barbirolli English Music Album • Halle O/Sir John Barbirolli • Dutton CDSJB1022


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