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Gregori Allegri
Miserere
Michael Krenn/Chorus sine nomini (Gramola) [JFL]
Peter Phillips/Tallis Scholars (Gimell) [DJB][RMo][SG][JQ review][JFL][MC]
Sir David Willcocks/Ch Kings College Cambridge (Decca) [SG][SB]

Malcolm Arnold
Clarinet Concerto 1
Michael Collins, London Musici/Mark Stephenson (Conifer) [JW]
Concerto for 2 pianos
Phyllis Sellick, Cyril Smith, CBSO/Malcom Arnold (EMI) [JW]
Dances
London PO/Malcom Arnold (Lyrita) [DJB][MG][JW][RB]
London PO/Adrian Boult (Decca) [LW]
Philharmonia O/Thomson (Chandos) [LW]
Guitar Concerto
Eduardo Fernandez, English CO/Barry Wordsworth (Decca) [LW]
Horn Concerto 2
Alan Civil, Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Norman Del Mar (EMI) [JW]
Oboe Concerto
Han de Vries, Radio CO/David Atherton (Oboe Classics) [RB]
Overtures
CBSO, Philharmonia O/Malcom Arnold (EMI) [JW]
Piano Trio
English Piano Trio (Naxos) [DJB]
Symphony for Brass/Brass Quintet
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble  (Decca) [LW]
Symphonies
(all) Various orchestras/Vernon Handley (Decca) [MG][MC]
(1-9) Ireland Ntl SO/Andrew Penny (Naxos) [MC][SG]
(1, 2, 5) Various orchestras/Malcom Arnold (EMI) [MG][JQ review]][JW][RB]
(2 + overtures) Various orchestras/Malcom Arnold (Naxos) [MG]
(4) London PO/Malcom Arnold (Lyrita) [MG]
(8) Royal PO/Vernon Handley (Decca) [JW]
(8) BBC PO/Rumon Gamba (Chandos) [RB]
(9) Ireland Ntl SO/Andrew Penny (Naxos) [LW]

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Symphonies
Christopher Hogwood/AAM (L'oiseau Lyre) [SB]
Gustav Leonhardt/O Age of Enlightenment (Virgin) [SB][MC]
Andrew Manze/English Concert (Harmonia Mundi) [DJB][MC]
Sir Neville Marriner/ASMF (Philips) [SV]

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg concertos
Rinaldo Alessandrini/Concerto Italiano (Naive) [AL][MC]
Benjamin Britten/English CO (Decca) [SV]
Adolf Busch/Busch Chamber Players (EMI) [JW]
Sir John Eliot Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists (Soli Deo Gloria) [JQ review][MG]
Philip Ledger/English CO (IMP Classics) [RMo]
Yehudi Menuhin/Bath Festival O (EMI) [SG]
Trevor Pinnock/English Concert (Archiv) [LW]
Trevor Pinnock/European Brandenburg Ens (Avie) [DJB][JQ]
Karl Ristenpart/Saar CO (Accord/High Definition Tape Transfers, 1-3) [SV]

Cantatas
Cycles
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Soli Deo Gloria) [KM][JQ reviews][LW][MG]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Gustav Leonhardt (Teldec) [JV]
Philippe Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi) [KM][MC][DJB]
Ton Koopman (Challenge Classics) [JFL]
Karl Richter (Archiv) [MC]
Masaaki Suzuki (BIS) [DJB][SG]

Individual recordings
Coffee cantata - Elly Ameling/Collegium Aureum (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi) [DJB]
Cantatas 80 & 140 - Elly Ameling/Janet Baker (EMI) [DJB]
Cantatas 82 & 199 - Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Nonesuch) [RMo]
Cantatas 82 & 199 - Janet Baker (EMI) [RMo]
Cantata 82 - Hans Hotter (EMI [JW]
Canatas 12, 38 & 75 - Philippe Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi) [JFL]

Cello suites
Pablo Casals (EMI) [JW]
Pierre Fournier (Archiv) [MC][DJB][RMo]
Antonio Janigro (Doremi) [SG]
Jean-Guihen Queyras (Harmonia Mundi) [AL]
Mstislav Rostropovich (EMI) [RMo]
Janos Starker (Mercury) [AL]

Goldberg variations (arrangements not included)
Richard Egarr (Harmonia Mundi) [KM]
Glenn Gould (Sony, 1955) [DC][SG][LW][AL]
Glenn Gould (Sony, 1981) [KM][SG][RMo]
Pierre Hantaï (Mirare) [JFL]
Angela Hewitt (Hyperion) [DJB]
Konstantin Lifschitz (Denon) [RMo review]
Murray Perahia (Sony) [LW]
Rosalyn Tureck (Deutsche Grammophon, 1988) [MC]
Zhu Xiao-Mei (Mirare) [JFL]

Magnificat
Leonard Bernstein/New York Phil (Sony) [SV]
John Eliot Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists (Philips) [DJB][SG]
Philippe Herreweghe/La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale (Harmonia Mundi) [MC][LW]
Richard Hickox/Collegium Musicum 90 (Chandos) [RMo]
Paul McCreesh/Gabrieli Consort & Players (Archiv) [MG]
Andrew Parrott/Tavener Consort & Players (Virgin) [MC]
Masaaki Suzuki/Bach Colluegium Japan [DJB][SG]

Mass in b minor
Dunedin Consort & Players/John Butt (Linn) [MG]
Monteverdi Ch & English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner (Archiv) [JQ][SG][LW]
Collegium Vocale Ghent/Philippe Herreweghe (Phi) [JQ review]
Bavarian RSO/Eugen Jochum (EMI) [JW]
ASMF & Ch/Sir Neville Marriner (Philips) [RMo]
Munchener Bach Ch & O/Karl Richter (Archiv) [MC]

Organ works (choices are not necessarily complete sets)
Marie-Claire Alain (third cycle) (Erato) [JFL]
Christopher Herrick (Hyperion) [SG]
Andre Isoir (Calliope/La Dolce Volta) [SG][JFL]
Simon Preston (Deutsche Grammophon [MC]
Karl Richter (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][JFL]
Lionel Rogg (Harmonia Mundi) [RMo]
Helmut Walcha (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]

Partitas/sonatas for solo violin
Arthur Grumiaux (Philips) [RMo][DJB][JW]
Alina Ibragimova (Hyperion) [MC]
Yehudi Menuhin (Naxos) [SG]
Nathan Milstein (Deutsche Grammophon) [JW]
Viktoria Mullova (Onyx) [MC]
Henryk Szeryng (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Thomas Zehetmair (Teldec) [MG]

Saint John Passion
John Butt/Dunedin Consort (Linn) [JQ review]
Karl Forster/Berlin SO (EMI) [RMo]
John Eliot Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists (Soli Deo Gloria) [JQ review][MG]
Philippe Herreweghe/Ghent Collegium Vocale (Harmonia Mundi) [JFL]
Andrew Parrott/Taverner Consort & Players (Virgin Classics) [MC]
Karl Richter/Munich Bach O (Archiv) [MC]
Masaaki Suzuki/Bach Collegium Japan (BIS) [SG][DJB]

Saint Matthew Passion
Sir John Eliot Gardiner/Monteverdi Ch & English Baroque Soloists (Archiv) [LW][JQ][SG]
Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia Ch & (EMI) [JW][MG]
Karl Munchinger/Stuttgart Hymnus Boys Ch & CO (Decca) [SV]
Karl Richter/Munich Bach Ch & O (Archiv) [RMo][MC]

Concerto for 2 violins
Julia Fischer & Alexander Sitkovetsky, ASMF (Decca) [AL]
Arthur Grumiaux & Hermann Krebbers, Les Solistes Romands/Arpad Gerecz (Philips) [DJB][JW]
Andrew Manze & Rachel Podger, Academy of Ancient Music (Harmonia Mundi) [LW][MG]
David & Igor Oistrakh, Moscow CO/Rudolf Barshai (Melodiya) [RMo review]
David & Igor Oistrakh, Royal PO/Eugene Goossens (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][SG][JW]
Vladimir Spivakov & Arkady Futer, Moscow Virtuosi (RCA) [SV]

Well Tempered Clavier
Pietro De Maria (Decca) [SG review]
Samuil Feinberg (Pristine Audio) [JW][RMo]
Kenneth Gilbert Archiv) [MC]
Angela Hewitt (Hyperion) [DJB][JQ]
Ton Koopman (Erato) [MG]
Andras Schiff (ECM) [SG]
Rosalyn Tureck (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Xhu Xiao-Mei (Mirare) [JFL]

Samuel Barber
Violin concerto
Anne-Sophie Mutter, London SO/Andre Previn (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, London SO/Maxim Shostakovich (EMI) [SG]
Gil Shaham, London SO/Andre Previn (Deutsche Grammophon) [JFL][SB][JQ][MC]
Albert Spalding, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (West Hill Radio Archive) [JW]
Isaac Stern, New York PO/Leonard Bernstein (Sony) [RB][JW][JQ]
Kyoko Takezawa, St Louis SO/Leonard Slatkin (RCA) [LW]
Ronald Thomas, West Australian SO/David Measham (Unicorn LP) [RB]

Bela Bartok
Concerto for Orchestra
Ivan Fischer/Budapest Festival O (Philips) [LW][SV]
Rafael Kubelik/Boston SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [MC]
Fritz Reiner/Chicago SO (RCA) [JW][LW][SG][JQ][MC]

Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/COE (RCA) [JFL]
Mariss Jansons/Oslo PO (EMI) [MC]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Scottish CO (Linn) [SG]
Sir Neville Marriner/ASMF (Decca) [SB]
Fritz Reiner/Chicago SO (RCA) [SG][LW][MC][JW]
Janos Rolla/Ferenc Liszt CO (Hungaraton) [GPJ]
Georg Solti/Chicago SO (Decca) [GPJ]

Piano concertos
(1-3) Géza Anda, Berlin RSO/Ferenc Fricsay (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][LW][JW][SB][MC]
(2) Leif Ove Andsnes, Berlin PO /Pierre Boulez (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW]
(1) Lang Lang, Berlin PO/Sir Simon Rattle (Sony) [MC]
(1,2) Maurizio Pollini, Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
(1-3) András Schiff, Budapest Festival O/Ivan Fischer (Teldec) [SB]
(1) Krystian Zimerman, Chicago SO/Pierre Boulez (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW]

String quartets
Emerson Quartet (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW]
Fine Arts Quartet (Saga) [RB]
Juilliard Quartet (Pearl) [JW]
Takacs Quartet (Decca) [MC]
Tokyo String Quartet (RCA) [SG]
Quatuor Vegh (Naïve) [SG]

Violin concertos (both unless indicated)
Kyung Wha Chung, Chicago SO/Georg Solti (Decca) [SG (1)][MC]
(1) Nell Gotkovsky, London PO/Charles Gerhardt (Pyramid) [SG]
(1) Gidon Kremer, Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
(2) Yehudi Menuhin/Philharmonia O/Wilhelm Furtwangler (EMI) [SG]
(2) Yehudi Menuhin, Minneapolis O/Antal Dorati (Mercury) [JW]
(2) Zolton Szekely, Concertgebouw O/Willem Mengelberg (Decca) [JW]
(2) Viktoria Mullova, Los Angeles PO/Esa-Pekka Salonen (Philips) [LW]
(2) Itzhak Perlman, London SO/Andre Previn (Warner/EMI) [SG]
(2) Gil Shaham, Chicago SO/Pierre Boulez (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Arabella Steinbacher, Suisse Romande O/Marek Janowski (Pentatone) [JFL]
Thomas Zehetmair, Budapest Fest O/Ivan Fischer (Brilliant) [LW]

Arnold Bax
Symphony 1
Myer Fredman/London PO (Lyrita) [MC]
Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic (Chandos) [LW][SG][SB][JQ]
Bryden Thomson/London PO (Chandos) [MC]

Symphony 2
Myer Fredman/London PO (Lyrita) [MC][RB]
Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic (Chandos) [LW][SG][SB][JQ]
Bryden Thomson/London PO (Chandos) [MC]

Symphony 3
Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic (Chandos) [LW][SG][SB][JQ][MC]
Bryden Thomson/London PO (Chandos) [MC]

Symphony 4
Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic (Chandos) [LW][SG][SB][JQ][MC]
Bryden Thomson/Ulster O (Chandos) [MC][RB]

Symphony 5
Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic (Chandos) [LW][SG][SB][JQ]
Raymond Leppard/London PO/ (Lyrita) [MC][RB]
Bryden Thomson/London PO (Chandos) [MC]

Symphony 6
Norman Del Mar/New PO (Lyrita) [MC][SG][RB]
Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic (Chandos) [LW][SG][SB][JQ]
Bryden Thomson/London PO (Chandos) [MC]

Symphony 7
Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic (Chandos) [LW][SG][SB][JQ]
Raymond Leppard/London PO/ (Lyrita) [MC]
Bryden Thomson/London PO (Chandos) [MC]

In the Faëry Hills
BBC Phil/Vernon Handley (Chandos) [MC]
Ulster Orchestra/Bryden Thomson (Chandos) [MC]

The Garden of Fand
Sir Adrian Boult/London PO (Lyrita) [SV][SG][MC]
BBC Phil/Vernon Handley (Chandos) [MC]

The Happy Forest
David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish Ntl O (Naxos) [MC]
Bryden Thomson/Ulster Orchestra (Chandos) [MC]

November Woods
Sir Adrian Boult/London PO (Lyrita) [SV][SG][MC]
BBC Phil/Vernon Handley (Chandos) [MC]

Spring Fire
Sir Mark Elder/Halle O (Halle) [MC]
Vernon Handley/Royal PO (Chandos) [SB][MC]

The Tale the Pine Trees Knew
David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish Ntl O (Naxos) [MC]
Bryden Thomson/Ulster Orchestra (Chandos) [MC]

Tintagel
Sir John Barbirolli/London SO (EMI) [DJB]
Sir Adrian Boult/London PO (Lyrita) [SV][SG]
Sir Mark Elder/Halle O (Halle) [MC]
Vernon Handley/BBC Phil (Chandos) [LW]
David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish Ntl O (Naxos) [JFL]

Ludwig van Beethoven
Missa solemnis
Leonard Bernstein/Concertgebouw O (Deutsche Grammophon) [JQ]
Leonard Bernstein//New York PO (Sony)  [LW]
John Eliot Gardiner/O Révolutionnaire et Romantique (Archiv) [DJB][SG]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Concertgebouw O (C Major) [LW]
Eugen Jochum/Concertgebouw O (Philips) [SV]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][RMo]
Otto Klemperer/New PO (EMI) [MG]
Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia O (EMI) [JW]
Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian RSO (Orfeo) [MC]

Piano concerto 3
Martha Argerich, Mahler CO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Yefim Bronfman, Zurich Tonhalle O/David Zinman (Arte Nova) [AL]
Leon Fleisher, Cleveland O/Georg Szell (Sony) [LW]
Stephen Kovacevich, BBC SO/Colin Davis (Philips) [JW]
Murray Perahia, Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink (Sony) [LW][DJB][JQ][MG]
Maurizio Pollini, Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][MC]
Maurizio Pollini, Vienna PO/Karl Bohm (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Artur Rubinstein, Boston SO/Erich Leinsdorf (RCA) [SV]
Rudolf Serkin, New York PO/Leonard Bernstein (Sony) [RMo]

Piano concerto 4
Van Cliburn, Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner (RCA) [SV]
Clifford Curzon, Vienna PO/Hans Knappertsbusch (Decca) [JW]
Edwin Fischer, Philharmonia O (EMI) [JW]
Leon Fleisher, Cleveland O/George Szell (Sony) [LW][RMay]
Friedrich Gulda, Vienna PO/Horst Stein (Decca) [RB]
Wilhelm Kempf, Berlin PO/Paul van Kempen (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMay]
Wilhelm Kempf, Berlin PO/Ferdinand Leitner (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB][MC]
Murray Perahia, Royal Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink (Sony) [LW][DJB][MG]
Mikhail Pletnev, Russian Ntl O/Christoph Gansch (Deutsche Grammophon) [JFL][RMo]
Maurizio Pollini, Venna PO/Karl Bohm (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][MC]
Maurizio Pollini, Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Hans Richter-Haaser, Philharmonia O/Istvan Kertesz (Amare Classics) [RB]
Arthur Rubinstein, Boston SO/Erich Leinsdorf (RCA) [SV]

Piano Concerto 5
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Chicago SO/Sir Georg Solti (Decca) [SV]
Leon Fleisher, Cleveland O/Georg Szell (Sony) [LW]
Emil Gilels, Philharmonia O/Leopold Ludwig (Testament) [JQ]
Wilhelm Kempff, Berlin PO/Ferdinand Leitner (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Stephen Kovacevich, London SO/Colin Davis (Philips) [DM]
Arturo Michelangeli, Vienna PO/Carlo Maria Guilini (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Hanae Nakajima, Nuremberg SO/Zsolt Deaky (EMG Classical) [RMo]
Murray Perahia, Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink (Sony) [DJB][MG]
Maurizio Pollini, Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Maurizio Pollini, Vienna PO/Karl Bohm (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Artur Rubinstein, Boston SO/Erich Leinsdorf (RCA) [SV]
Rudolf Serkin, New York PO/Leonard Bernstein (Sony) [RMo]

Piano sonata ‘Hammerklavier’
Claudio Arrau (Philips) [JW]
Alfred Brendel (Philips) [SG]
Emil Gilels (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][JW]
Richard Goode (Nonesuch) [AL]
Maurizio Pollini (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][SG]
Rudolf Serkin (Sony) [RMo]

Piano sonata 'Moonlight'
Claudio Arrau (Philips) [BBu]
Wilhelm Backhaus (Decca) [RMo]
Daniel Barenboim (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Alessio Bax (Signum) [LW]
Alfred Brendel (Philips, 1990s) [SG]
Emil Gilels (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Wilhelm Kempff (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB][MC]
Evgeny Kissin (RCA) [LW]
Paul Lewis (Harmonia Mundi) [DJB]
Artur Schnabel (EMI) [JW]

Piano sonata 'Pathetique'
Daniel Barenboim (EMI) [AL]
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Chandos) [MG review]
Emil Gilels (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Wilhelm Kempff (Deutsche Grammophon, 1965) [PCG][GPJ]
Stephen Kovacevich (Philips) [DM]
Paul Lewis (Harmonia Mundi) [DJB]
Radu Lupu (Decca) [RMo]
Maurizio Pollini (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Andras Schiff (ECM) [DC review]
Artur Schnabel (EMI) [JW]
Solomon (EMI) [JW]

Piano trio 'Archduke'
Beaux Arts Trio (Philips) [RMo][MC][MG]
Florestan Trio (Hyperion) [DJB review]]
Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman, Jacqueline du Pre (EMI) [MC]
Alfred Cortot, Jacques Thibaud, Pablo Casals (Naxos) [SG][DJB]
Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan, Mstislav Rostropovich (Deutsche Grammophon) [JW]
Eugene Istomin, Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose (Sony) [LW]
Wilhelm Kempff, Henryk Szeryng, Pierre Fournier (Decca Eloquence) [SG]
William Murdoch, Albert Sammons, WH Squire (Pristine Audio) [JW]

String quartets
Alban Berg Qt (EMI) [RMo][MC]
Budapest Str Qt (United Archives, 1952) [SG]
Busch Qt (EMI/Biddulph) [JW]
Quartetto Italiano (Philips) [SV]
Lener Qt (EMI) [JW]
Medici Qt (Nimbus) [RMo]
Takács Qt (Decca) [MC][LW]
Tokyo Qt (Harmonia Mundi) [SG review]
Vermeer Qt (Telarc) [SV]

Symphony 3
Sir John Barbirolli/BBC SO (EMI) [SV]
Karl Bohm/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1961) [MC]
Riccardo Chailly/Leipzig Gewandhaus O (Decca) [AL]
Andre Cluytens/Berlin PO (EMI) [MC]
Wilhelm Furtwanger/Vienna PO (Tahra, 1944) [SG][JW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1984) [RMo]
Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia O (EMI, 1955) [MG]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Scottish CO (Hyperion) [JQ review]
Fritz Reiner/Chicago SO (RCA) [JW]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [SV] [AL]

Symphony 5
Paavo Jarvi, Bremen Chamber Ph (RCA) [JFL]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1963) [DC][MC]
Carlos Kleiber/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RB][SG][JQ review][RMo][DJB][AL]
Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia O (EMI, 1955) [MG]
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/Vienna PO (Decca) [RB]
George Szell/Concertgebouw O (Philips) [SV] 

Symphony 6
Karel Ancerl/Toronto SO (Tahra) [JW]
Karl Bohm/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][MC]
Andre Cluytens/Berlin PO (EMI) [RMo]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/COE (Teldec) [DJB]
Carlos Kleiber/Bavarian State Opera O (Orfeo) [SG][JQ]
Franz Konwitschny/Leipzig Gewandhaus O (Berlin Classics) [RB]
Pierre Monteux/Vienna PO (Decca) [SV]
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/Vienna PO (Decca) [RB]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [SV][LW]
Bruno Walter/Columbia SO (Sony) [JW]
Günter Wand/NDR SO (RCA) [LW]
Günter Wand/Deutsches SO Berlin (Profil) [MC]
Felix Weingartner/Royal PO (Pristine Audio) [MG]

Symphony 7
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (EMI) [RB]
Karl Böhm/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Berlin PO (Music & Arts, 1943) [JW]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/COE (Teldec) [DJB]
Carlos Kleiber/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [JQ review][LW][SG][RMo][MC]
Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia O (EMI, 1955) [MG]
Sir Georg Solti/Vienna PO (Decca) [SV]

Symphony 9
Karl Böhm/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [DM]
Ferenc Fricsay/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Berlin PO (Music & Arts, 1942) [JW]
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Philharmonia O (Tahra, 1954) [SG]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1963) [LW]
Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia O (Testament, 1957) [MG]
Sir Charles Mackerra/Philharmonia O (Hyperion) [JQ]
Fritz Reiner/Chicago SO (RCA) [JW]
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/Vienna PO (Decca) [SV][RMo]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [AL]

Violin concerto
Zino Francescatti, Columbia SO/Bruno Walter (Sony) [RMo]
Arthur Grumiaux, Concertgebouw O/Sir Colin Davis (Philips) [DJB][SV]
Jascha Heifetz, Boston SO/Charles Munch (RCA) [SV]
Janine Jansen, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen/Paavo Jarvi (Decca) [AL]
Fritz Kreisler, Berlin Staatskapelle/Leo Blech (EMI) [JW]
Georg Kulenkamff, Berlin PO/Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (Dutton, 1936) [JQ]
Nathan Milstein, Pittsburgh SO/William Steinberg (EMI, 1955) [JQ][MC]
Itzhak Perlman, Berlin PO/Daniel Barenboim (EMI) [SG]
Itzhak Perlman, Philharmonia O/Carlo Maria Giulini (EMI) [GPJ]
Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Berliner PO/Eugen Jochum (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][DJB]
Christian Tetzlaff, Zurich Tonhalle O/David Zinman (Arte Nova) [LW][AL]
Thomas Zehetmair, O of the 18th Century/Frans Bruggen (Philips) [MG]

Alban Berg
Violin concerto
Christian Ferras, Suisse Roamnde O/Ernest Ansermet (Claves) [SG]
Arthur Grumiaux, Concertgebouw O/Igor Markevitch (Philips) [SB]
Daniel Hope, BBC SO/Paul Watkins (Warner) [LW]
Louis Krasner/BBC SO/Anton Webern (Testament) [JW]
Gidon Kremer, Bavarian RSO/Colin Davis (Philips) [GPJ]
Itzhak Perlman, Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]
Arabella Steinbacher, WDR SO Koln/Andris Nelsons (Orfeo) [MC]
Henryk Szeryng, Bavarian RSO/Rafael Kubelik (Universal) [SG]
Thomas Zehetmair, Philharmonia O/Heinz Holliger (Teldec) [LW]

Hector Berlioz
Harold in Italy
Daniel Benyamini, Israel PO/Zubin Mehta (Decca/Eloquence) [SV]
Gerard Causse, O Revolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner (Decca) [MG]
Carlton Cooley, NBC SO/Arturo Toscanini (RCA) [SV]
Nobuko Imai, London SO/Sir Colin Davis (Philips) [RMay][JQ][SB]
Heinz Kirchner, Berlin PO/Igor Markevitch (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Yehudi Menuhin, Philharmonia O/Sir Colin Davis (EMI) [SG]
William Primrose, Boston SO/Charles Munch (RCA) [RMo][SG]
William Primrose, Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham (Sony) [JW]
Tabea Zimmermann, London SO/Sir Colin Davi (LSO Live) [LW][MC]
Pinchas Zukerman, Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit (Decca) [LW]

Symphonie fantastique
Ataulfo Argenta/Paris Conservatoire O (Decca) [RMay]
Sir John Barbirolli/Halle O (Pye/Barbirolli Society, 1959) [MG]
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (EMI) [AL]
Sir Colin Davis/Royal Concertgebow O (Philips/Decca) [SG][JQ][SV][LW][MC][AL] [DM review]
Sir John Eliot Gardiner/O Révolutionnaire et Romantique (Philips) [JQ]
Jos van Immerseel/Anima Eterna Brugge (Zig Zag Territoires) [DC review]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1970s) [PCG]
Charles Munch/Boston SO (RCA/HDTT) [RMo][JW]
Charles Munch/Hungarian Radio & TV O (Philips) [SV]
Paul Paray/Detroit SO (Mercury) [RMay]
Michel Plasson/Toulouse Capitole O (EMI) [GPJ]
Robin Ticciati/Scottish Chamber O (Linn) [DM review]

Georges Bizet
Carmen
Victoria de los Angeles, Nicolai Gedda, French Ntl O/Sir Thomas Beecham (EMI) [JW][JQ][MG]
Agnes Baltsa, Jose Carreras, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Maria Callas, Théâtre Nationale de l'Opéra O/Georges Pretre (EMI) [SG]
Julia Migenes, Placido Domingo, French Ntl O/Lorin Maazel (Erato) [RMo]

Alexander Borodin
String Quartet 2
Borodin Qt (EMI/Melodiya) [DJB][RB][SV]
Borodin Qt (Chandos) [JW][RB]
Borodin Qt (Onyx) [RMo]
Emerson String Qt (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Hollywood Qt (Testament) [JW]
Lafayette String Qt (Dorian Sono Luminus) [MG]
The Lindsays (ASV) [MC]
Takács Qt (Decca) [MC]

Symphony 2
Ernest Ansermet/Suisse Romande O (Decca) [SV]
Vladimir Ashkenazy/Royal PO (Decca) [MG][DJB]
Carlos Kleiber/Stuttgart RSO (Hanssler) [LW]
Jean Martinon/London SO (Decca) [RMay][JW]
Berlin PO/Simon Rattle (EMI/Warner) [MC]
Evgeny Svetlanov/USSR SO (Melodiya) [RB][MC]
Loris Tjeknavorian/National PO (BMG) [RB review][RMo][SV][LW][SG]

Johannes Brahms
Clarinet Quintet
Emma Johnson, Michelangelo Qt (Nimbus) [RMo review]
Reginald Kell, Busch Qt (Testament) [SG]
Karl Leister, Leipzig Spring Qt (MDG) [MC]
Gervase de Peyer, Melos Ens London (EMI) [SG]
Keith Puddy, Delme Qt (IMP Classics) [RB]
Lesley Schatzberger, Fitzwilliam String Qt (Linn) [MG review]
Peter Schmidl, New Vienna Octet (Decca Eloquence) [JW]
Herbert Stähr, Berlin Philharmonic Octet (Philips) [MC]

Ein Deutsche Requiem
Charlotte Margiono, Rodney Gilfry, O Révolutionnaire et Romantique /John Eliot Gardiner (Philips) [SG]
Katharine Fuge, Matthew Brook, O Révolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner (Soli Deo Gloria) [JQ review]
Barbara Hendricks, Jose van Dam, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Elisabeth Grümmer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Berlin PO/Rudolf Kempe (EMI/Naxos) [MC]
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Philharmonia O/Otto Klemperer (EMI) [MC][DJB][RB][LW][JQ][JW][MG]
Carolyn Blackwell, David Wilson-Johnson, London SO/Andre Previn (LSO Live) [LW]
Vivian Della Chiesa, Herbert Janssen, NBC SO/Arturo Toscanini (Naxos) [RMay]
Kiri Te Kanawa, Bernd Weikl, Chicago SO/Georg Solti (Decca) [SV]

Double concerto
Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Gustav Mahler Youth O/Myung-Whun Chung (Virgin) [MC]
Christian Ferras, Paul Tortelier, Philharmonia O/Paul Kletzki (Testament) [SG]
Zino Francescatti, Pierre Fournier, Columbia SO/Bruno Walter (Sony) [LW]
Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, RCA Victor SO/Alfred Wallenstein (RCA) [SG]
David Oistrakh, Pierre Fournier, Philharmonia O/Alceo Galliera (EMI/Warner) [RMay][RMo][JW]
David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Cleveland O/George Szell (EMI/Warner) [RMay]
Gil Shaham, Jian Wang, Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [SB][MC]
Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (Sony) [RB review]
Jacques Thibaud, Pablo Casals, Barcelona O/Alfred Cortot (Naxos) [JW]

Piano concerto 1
Clifford Curzon, London SO/George Szell (Sony) [SV][MG]
Leon Fleisher, Cleveland O/George Szell (Sony) [LW][MC]
Nelson Freire, Concertgebouw/Riccardo Chailly (Decca) [LW][GA]
Emil Gilels, Berlin PO/Eugen Jochum (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB][JW][MC][JQ]
Stephen Hough, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg/Mark Wrigglesworth (Hyperion) [JQ review]
Stephen Kovacevich, London PO/Sir Colin Davis (EMI) [RMo]
Radu Lupu, London SO/Andre Previn (Decca) [SV]
Pollini/Thielemann (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Rudolf Serkin, Cleveland O/George Szell (Sony) [RMay]

Piano concerto 2
Wilhelm Backhaus, Vienna PO/Karl Bohm (Decca)
Leon Fleisher, Cleveland O/George Szell (Sony) [LW][MC][AL]
Nelson Freire, Concertgebouw/Riccardo Chailly (Decca) [LW][AL]
Emil Gilels, Berlin PO/Eugen Jochum (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB][JQ][DM]
Emil Gilels, Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner (RCA) [SG][RMo]
Stephen Hough, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg/Mark Wrigglesworth (Hyperion) [JQ review]
Stephen Kovacevich, London PO/Wolfgang Sawallisch (EMI) [DM]
Sviatoslav Richter, Chicago SO/Erich Leinsdorf (RCA) [RMo]
Rudolf Serkin, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (Sony) [RB]

Piano trios (all 3 unless indicated)
Beaux Arts Trio (Philips, 1967) [MC][RMo][JW]
Beaux Arts Trio (Philips, 1987) [SG]
Nicholas Angelich, Renaud & Gautier Capucon (Virgin Classics) [LW][MC]
(1, 2) Julius Katchen, Josef Suk, Janos Starker (Decca) [DJB][SG][JW]
(1, 2) Maria João Pires, Augustin Dumay and Jian Wang (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB]

Symphony 1
Claudio Abbado/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Christoph von Dohnanyi/Cleveland O (Decca) [LW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1977) [SG]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Testament, 1988) [RMo]
Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia O (EMI) [MC][JW][DJB][MG]
James Levine/Chicago SO (RCA) [SV]
Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (EMI) [MC]
Horst Stein/Bamberg SO (Koch Classics) [RMay]
Georg Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [RMay][LW]
Arturo Toscanini/NBC SO (RCA) [RMay]
Bruno Walter/Columbia SO (Sony) [RB]
Gunter Wand/NDR SO (RCA) [AL]

Symphony 2
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (BBC Legends) [RMay]
Christoph von Dohnanyi/Cleveland O (Warner) [LW]
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Berlin PO (Pristine Audio) [RMo]
Sir John Eliot Gardiner/O Révolutionnaire et Romantique (Soli Deo Gloria) [JQ review]
Rudolf Kempe/Berlin PO (Testament) [JQ]
Carlos Kleiber/Vienna PO (Philips) [SG]
Philharmonia O/Otto Klemperer (EMI) [MC]
James Levine/Chicago SO (RCA) [SV][AL][RMo]
Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (EMI) [MC]
Bruno Walter/Columbia SO (Sony) [LW]
Felix Weingartner/London PO (Pristine Audio) [JW]

Symphony 3
Claudio Abbado/Staatskapelle Dresden (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]
Sir Adrian Boult/London SO (EMI) [JW]
Guido Cantelli/Philharmonia O (Testament) [JW]
Riccardo Chailly/Leipzig Gewandhaus O (Decca) [JQ]
Christoph von Dohnanyi/Cleveland O (Warner) [LW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia O (EMI) [MC]
James Levine/Chicago SO (RCA) [SV]
Roger Norrington/London Classical Players (EMI) [MG]
Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (EMI) [MC]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [RMay]
Christian Thielemann/Staatskapelle Dresden (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Bruno Walter/Columbia SO (Sony) [LW][RB]

Symphony 4
Claudio Abbado/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SB]
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Berlin PO (Pristine Audio/Music & Arts, 1943) [RMo][JW]
John Eliot Gardiner/O Revolutionnaire et Romantique (Soli Deo Gloria) [MG]
Carlo Maria Giulini/Vienna PO (Newton Classics) [RB]
Bernard Haitink/Concertgebouw O (Decca) [SB]
Carlos Kleiber/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][LW]
Otto Klemperer/Philharmonia O (EMI) [MC]
Willem Mengelberg/Concertgebouw O (Biddulph/Opus Kura) [RMay]
Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (EMI)
Christian Thieleman/Staatskapelle Dresden (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Arturo Toscanini/BBC SO (West Hill Radio Archives) [JW]
Bruno Walter/Columbia So (Sony) [SG][RB]

Violin concerto
Arthur Grumiaux, New PO/Sir Colin Davis (Philips) [SV][DJB]
Jascha Heifetz, Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner (RCA) [LW]
Leonid Kogan/Kiril Kondrashin (EMI) [AL]
Johanna Martzy, Philharmonia O/Paul Kletzki (EMI & Testament) [AL]
Nathan Milstein, Pittsburgh SO/William Steinberg (EMI) [JQ][RMo]
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
David Oistrakh, French Ntl Radio O/Otto Klemperer (EMI) [JW][RMay][MG]
David Oistrakh, Cleveland O/George Szell (EMI) [RMay]
Itzhak Perlman, Berlin PO/Daniel Barenboim (EMI) [SG]

Benjamin Britten
Cello suites
Philip Higham (Delphian) [SG][MG]
Truls Mørk (EMI) [JW]
Jean-Guihen Queyras (Harmonia Mundi) [JFL]
Mstislav Rostropovich (Decca) [SG][MC]
Pieter Wispelwey (Channel Classics) [MC]

A Ceremony of Carols
Benjamin Britten/Copenhagen Boys Ch (Decca London) [SG][MC]
David Hill/Westminster Cathedral Ch (Hyperion) [SB]
David Willcocks/Ch King's College Cambridge (EMI) [PCG][SG][LW][MC]

Tenor and Horn Serenade
John Mark Ainsley, David Pyatt, Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury (EMI) [NH]
Martyn Hill, Jeffrey Bryant, Royal PO/Vladimir Ashkenazy (RPO) [LW]
Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd, English CO/Steuart Bedford (Naxos) [NH]
Mark Padmore, Stephen Bell, Britten Sinfonia/Jacqueline Shave (Harmonia Mundi) [JFL]
Ian Partridge, Nicholas Busch, London PO/John Pritchard (Classics for Pleasure) [RB]
Peter Pears, Dennis Brain, New SO London/Eugene Goossen (Eloquence/Beulah/Regis) [MG][LW][SG][MC]
Peter Pears, Dennis Brain, Boyd Neel O/Benjamin Britten (Decca) [JW][SG]
Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, London SO/Benjamin Britten (Decca) [MC]
Robert Tear, Dale Clevenger, Chicago SO/Carlo Maria Giulini (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]

War requiem
Benjamin Britten/London SO (Decca) [SG][LW][JQ review][JW][MG]
Mariss Jansons/Bavarian RSO (BR Klassik) [MC]
Paul McCreesh/Gabrieli Consort and Players (Signum Classics) [MC]
Andris Nelsons/City Birmingham SO (Arthaus) [JQ review]

Young persons guide to the orchestra
Benjamin Britten/London SO (Decca) [MG][LW][JW][MC][SG]
Andre Previn/London SO (EMI) [RB]
Simon Rattle/City Birmingham SO (EMI) [MC]

Max Bruch
Scottish fantasy
Salvatore Accardo, Leipzig Gewandhaus O/Kurt Masur (Philips) [MC]
Rachel Barton Pine, Scottish CO/Alexander Platt (Cedille) [DJB]
Nicola Benedetti, BBC Scottish SO/Rory MacDonald (Decca) [DJB]
Kyung Wha Chung, Royal PO/Rudolf Kempe (Decca) [RMay][SV][MC]
Jascha Heifetz, RCA SO/William Steinberg (Naxos) [SG]
Jascha Heifetz, New SO London/Sir Malcolm Sargent (RCA) [SG][RMay][SV][JW][GA]
David Oistrakh, London SO/Jascha Horenstein (Decca) [JW]
Tasmin Little, Royal Liverpool PO/Vernon Handley (EMI) [RMo]

Violin concerto 1
Salvatore Accardo, Leipzig Gewandhaus O/Kurt Masur (Philips) [RB] [AL]
Kyung-Wha Chung, Royal PO/Rudolf Kempe (Decca) [SV][RMay]
Julia Fischer, Zurich Tonhalle O/David Zinman (Decca) [DC]
Vadim Gluzman, Bergon PO/Andrew Litton (BIS) [AL]
Jascha Heifetz, London SO/Sir Malcolm Sargent (1951, EMI) [SG]
Jascha Heifetz, New SO London/Sir Malcolm Sargent (1962, RCA) [SG]
Janine Jansen, Leipzig Gewandhaus O/Riccardo Chailly (Decca) [DJB]
Jaime Laredo, Scottish CO (IMP Classics) [MC] [RMo]
Nathan Milstein, Pittsburgh SO/William Steinberg (EMI) [JW]

Anton Bruckner
Symphony 4
Daniel Barenboim/Chicago SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]
Karl Böhm/Vienna PO (Decca) [RB][SV][JQ][LW]
Sergiu Celibidache/Munich PO (EMI) [RMo]
Wilhelm Furtwängler/Vienna PO (Pristine Audio, 1951) [RMay]
Bernard Haitink/Concertgebouw O (Philips) [DC]
Bernard Haitink/Vienna PO (Philips) [JQ review]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [PCG]
Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philadelphia O (EMI) [AL]
Klaus Tennstedt/London PO (LPO) [RMo]
Gunter Wand/Berlin PO (RCA) [SG][MC][MG]

Symphony 5
Sergiu Celibidache/Munich PO (1986, Altus) [MB]
Sergiu Celibidache/Munich PO (1993, EMI/Warner) [JFL]
Kurt Peter Eichhorn/Bavarian RSO (Capriccio) [RMo]
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Berlin PO (Music and Arts, 1942) [JW]
Bernard Haitink/Vienna PO (Philips) [JQ review]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Vienna PO (RCA) [LW]
Philippe Herreweghe/O des Champs-Elysees (Harmonia Mundi) [MG]
Jascha Horenstein/BBC SO (BBC Legends) [MB]
Eugen Jochum/Concertgebouw O (Tahra, 1986) [SG]
Hans Knappertsbusch/Vienna PO (Decca) [RMay]
Giuseppe Sinopoli/Dresden Staatskapelle (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Gunter Wand/Berlin PO (RCA) [MC]
Gunter Wand/Munich PO (Profil) [LW]

Symphony 6
Bernard Haitink/Dresden Staatskapelle (Profil) [JFL][JQ]
Otto Klemperer/New PO (EMI) [LW][RMay]
Ferdinand Leitner/SWR SO Baden Baden and Freiburg (Hanssler) [BBu]
Roger Norrington/SWR O Stuttgart (Haenssler) [JFL]
Wolfgang Sawallisch/Bayerisches Staatsorchester (Orfeo) [MG][RMo]
Horst Stein/Vienna PO (Eloquence) [SG]
Günter Wand/Kölner RSO (RCA) [MC]
Günter Wand/Deutsches SO Berlin (Profil) [MC]

Symphony 7
Daniel Barenboim/Staatskapelle Berlin (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Sergiu Celibidache/Berlin PO (Euroarts) [DM review]
Wilhelm Fürtwangler/Berlin PO 1949 (Music and Arts) [JW]
Bernard Haitink/Concertgebouw O (Philips) [SV]
Eugen Jochum/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Oswald Kabasta/Munich PO (Preiser) [RMay]
Herbert von Karajan/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW][RMo]
Otto Klemperer/New PO (Testament) [RMay]
Hans Knappertsbusch/Vienna PO (Music and Arts) [JW][RMo]
Gunter Wand/Berlin PO (RCA) [MC][JQ]

Symphony 8
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Berlin PO (Testament) [SG]
Wilhelm Furtwangler/Vienna PO (Music & Arts) [JW]
Carlo Maria Giulini/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RB]
Herbert von Karajan/Vienna PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1988) [RMo][SG]
Gunter Wand/Berlin PO (RCA) [JQ review][MC]
Gunter Wand/Deutsches SO (Profil) [MG][MC]
Gunter Wand/North German RSO (RCA) [SV]

Dieterich Buxtehude
Organ works
Bine Bryndorf (Decapo) [MC]
Ton Koopman (Challenge) [JFL]
Rene Saorgin (Harmonia Mundi) [SG]
Harald Vogel (MDG) [SG]
Helmut Walcha (Archiv Produktion) [MC]

William Byrd
Sacred choral works
Cardinall’s Musick (ASV/Hyperion) [SB][MC]
Hilliard Ensemble (EMI) [SG]
The Sixteen (Virgin/Erato) [RMo]
Tallis Scholars (Gimell) [JFL]
Westminster Cathedral Ch (Hyperion) [SG][MC]

Frederic Chopin
Preludes
Claudio Arrau (Philips) [MC]
Alfred Cortot (Naxos, 1926) [JW]
Murray Perahia (Sony) [MG]
Ivo Pogorelich (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Maurizio Pollini (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo][JFL]
Grigory Sokolov (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG review]
Alexandre Tharaud (Harmonia Mundi) [JFL]
Daniil Trifonov (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG review]

Nocturnes
Vladimir Feltsman (Nimbus) [AL]
Moura Lympany (EMI/Dutton) [MG]
Maria Joao Pires  (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][JFL]
Livia Rev (Hyperion) [AL]
Arthur Rubinstein (EMI) [JW]
Arthur Rubinstein (RCA) [MC]
Tamas Vasary (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]

Piano concertos (both unless indicated)
(1) Martha Argerich, London SO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [AL]
(2) Martha Argerich, National SO/Mstislav Rostropovich (Deutsche Grammophon) [AL]
Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin/Andris Nelsons (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
(1) Van Cliburn, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (RCA) [RMo]
(2) Alfred Cortot, London SO/Sir John Barbirolli (Andromeda) [JW]
(2) Ivo Pogorelich, Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
(1) Maurizio Pollini, Philharmonia O/Paul Kletzki (EMI) [RMay]
(1) Moritz Rosenthal, Berlin State Opera O/FriederWeissmann (APR) [JW]
Kristian Zimmerman, Polish Festival O (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Kristian Zimmerman, Los Angeles PO/Carlo Maria Giulini (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]

Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring
Leonard Bernstein/Los Angeles PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV]
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Sony) [MC]
Aaron Copland/London SO (Sony) [RB]
Antal Dorati/Minneapolis O (Mercury) [JW]
Zubin Mehta/Los Angeles PO (Decca) [RMo]
Michael Tilson Thomas/San Francisco SO (RCA) [DJB][RB][MC][LW][SG]
Hugh Wolff/St Paul CO (Teldec) [JW]

Arcangelo Corelli
Op. 6 Concerti grossi
Chiara Banchini & Jesper Christensen/Ensemble 415b (Harmonia Mundi) [JV]
Gennadi Cherkasow/Moscow State Conservatory CO (Audiophile Classics) [RMo]
Roy Goodman/Brandenburg Consort (Hyperion) [JW]
Trevor Pinnock/English Concert  (Archiv) [SG][MC]
Amandine Beyer/Gil Incogniti (Zig Zag) [AL]
Pavlo Beznosiuk/Avison Ensemble (Linn) [MG][DJB]

Claude Debussy
Images (orchestral)
Claudio Abbado/London SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Pierre Boulez/Cleveland O (Deutsche Grammophon) [LW][MC]
Charles Dutoit/Montreal SO (Decca) [SB]
Daniele Gatti/Ntl O France (Sony) [JFL]
Bernard Haitink/Concertgebouw O (Philips) [SB]
Heinz Holliger/Stuttgart RSO (Haenssler) [JFL]
Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht/O Ntl Radioduffusion Francaise (EMI/Testament) [RMo][SG]
Jean Martinon/Paris O (EMI) [RB]
Andre Previn/London SO (EMI) [SV][RB]
Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham SO (EMI) [LW]

La mer
Claudio Abbado/Lucerne Festival O (Deutsche Grammophon) [JQ]
Ernest Ansermet/Suisse Romande O (Decca, 1956) [SV]
Czech PO/Jean Fournet (Supraphon) [RB]
Carlo Maria Giulini/Philharmonia O (EMI) [MG]
Bernard Haitink/Concertgebouw O (Philips) [LW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo][MC]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (EMI) [SG]
Serge Koussevitzky/New York P-SO (West Hill) [JW]
Lorin Maazel/Cleveland O (Decca) [SV][GA]
Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (Sony) [RB]
Sir Simon Rattle/Berlin PO (EMI) [MC]

Preludes
Daniel Ericourt (Ivory Classics) [JW]
Gordon Fergus-Thompson (Regis) [RMo]
Walter Gieseking (EMI) [JW]
Steven Osborne (Hyperion) [LW][AL]
Craig Sheppard (Romeo) [JQ review]
Krystian Zimerman (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG][MC]

Antonin Dvorak
Cello concerto
Pablo Casals, Czech PO/Georg Szell (EMI) [JW]
Maurice Gendron, London PO/Bernard Haitink (Philips) [SV]
Pierre Fournier, Berlin PO/Georg Szell (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV][LW][RMo]
Lynn Harrell, Philharmonia O/Vladimir Ashkenazy (Decca) [SG]
Mstislav Rostropovich, Royal PO/Sir Adrian Boult (Testament) [JW][MG]
Mstislav Rostropovich, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (Deutsche Grammophon) [DJB][MC][JQ][AL]
Mstislav Rostropovich, USSR State SO/Evgeny Svetlanov [1968] (BBC Legends) [RMay]
Mstislav Rostropovich, Czech PO/Vaclav Talich (Supraphon/Regis) [RMo]

Piano quintet 2
Clementi Ens (ASV) [RMo]
Clifford Curzon, Vienna Phil Qt (Decca) [DJB][MC][JW]
Clifford Curzon, Budapest Qt (Naxos Historical) [MG]
Rudolf Firkusny, Ridge Qt (RCA) [LW]
Jan Panenka, Smetana Qt (Denon) [SG]
Sviatoslav Richter, Borodin Qt (Philips) [SG]
Christian Zacharias, Leipzig Qt (MDG) [MC]

Piano trio 4 'Dumky'
Emanuel Ax, Young Uck Kim, Yo-Yo Ma (Sony) [LW][MG]
Borodin Trio (Chandos) [SG][RMo]
Beaux Arts Trio (Philips) [SG]
Florestan Trio (Hyperion) [DJB]
Alexander Melnikov, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras (BIS) [DJB review]
Suk Trio (Supraphon) [JW]
Vienna Piano Trio (MDG) [MC]

Slavonic Dances
Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian RSO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV][RMay][SG][SB][MC]
Rafael Kubelik/Vienna PO (Decca) [JFL]
Vaclav Neumann/Czech PO (Warner Apex) [RB]
Karel Sejna/Czech PO (Supraphon) [SV][JW]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [RMo][LW][RMay][MC]
Vaclav Talich/Czech PO (Supraphon/Naxos) [RB][JW]

String quartet 12 'American'
Alban Berg Qt (EMI) [DC]
Bohemian Qt (Biddulph) [JW]
Emerson String Qt (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Italian Qt (Philips) [PCG]
Pavel Haas Qt (Supraphon) [SG][AL]
Sacconi Qt (Sacconi Records) [DJB review]
Skampa Qt (Supraphon) [RB]
Smetana Qt (EMI) [RMo][JW]
Tokyo Qt (Harmonia Mundi) [RMo]
Wihan Qt (Nimbus) [MG review]

Symphony 7
Jiri Belohlavek/Czech PO (Chandos) [LW]
Christoph von Dohnányi/Cleveland O (Decca) [MC]
Rafael Kubelik/Vienna PO (Decca) [SG]
Rafael Kubelik/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Charles Mackerras/Philharmonia O (Signum) [JQ review]
Vaclav Neumann/Czech PO (Supraphon) [SG]
Andres Orozco-Estrada/Houston SO (Pentatone) [MG]
Witold Rowicki/London SO (Decca) [RB][JW]
Jose Serebrier/Bournemouth SO (Warner) [RB]
Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle (Berlin Classics) [RMo]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [LW]
Vaclav Talich/Czech PO (Supraphon) [RMay]

Symphony 8
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (BBC Legends) [RB]
Sir Colin Davis/Royal Concertgebouw O (Philips) [LW]
Christiph von Dohnanyi/Cleveland O (Decca) [LW]
Carlo Maria Giulini/Chicago SO [SV]
Istvan Kertesz/London SO (Decca) [SG]
Rafael Kubelík/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Sir Charles Mackerras/Philharmonia O (Signum) [JQ review]
Charles Munch/Boston SO (RCA) [SV]
Witold Rowicki/London SO (Philips) [SG]
Otmar Suitner/Staatskapelle Berlin (Edel) [RMo]
Vaclav Talich/Czech PO (Supraphon) [JW]

Symphony 9
Christoph von Dohnanyi/Cleveland O (Decca) [AL]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Royal Concertgebouw O (Teldec) [LW]
Iván Fischer/Budapest Festival O (Philips) [JQ review]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (IDIS, 1958) [RMo]
Istvan Kertesz/London SO (Decca) [SV]
Kirill Kondrashin/Vienna PO (Decca) [SG]
Rafael Kubelik/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Andris Nelsons/Bavarian RSO (BR Klassik) [MC][LW]
Constantin Silvestri/Ntl O Radiodiffusion Française (EMI) [AL]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [SV]
Vaclav Talich/Czech PO (Supraphon) [RMay][JW]
Klaus Tennstedt/Berlin PO (EMI, 1985) [RMo]
Arturo Toscanini/NBC SO (RCA/Naxos, 1953) [MG]

Sir Edward Elgar
Cello concerto
Erling Blöndal Bengtsson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra/Jean-Pierre Jacquilat (Danacord) [GA]
Robert Cohen, Royal PO/Sir Charles Mackerras (Argo) [SG]
Beatrice Harrison, New SO/Sir Edward Elgar (HMV) [JW]
Jacqueline du Pré, Philadephia O/Daniel Barenboim (Sony) [SV]
Jacqueline du Pré, London SO/Sir John Barbirolli (EMI) [DJB][LW][MC][JQ][AL]
Anthony Pini, London PO/Eduard van Beinum (Pearl) [JW]
Alisa Weilerstein, Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim (Decca) [MC][RMo]

Enigma variations
Sir John Barbirolli/Philharmonia O (EMI) [PCG] [JQ]
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (Sony) [RB]
Norman Del Mar/Royal PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RB][MC]
Sir Edward Elgar/Royal Albert Hall O (EMI) [MG]
Charles Mackerras/Royal PO (Decca/Eloquence, 1992) [SG]
Pierre Monteux/London SO (Decca) [SV][AL][JW]
Georg Solti, Vienna PO [JFL] (Decca)
Michael Stern/Kansas City SO (Reference) [AL]
Leopold Stokowski/Czech PO (Cala) [RMo]

The dream of Gerontius
Sir John Barbirolli, Kim Borg, Dame Janet Baker, Richard Lewis/Halle O (EMI) [SG][JQ][MC]
Sir John Barbirolli, Jon Vickers, Constance Shacklock, Marian Nowkowski (Archipel) [RMo]
Sir Adrian Boult, Nicolai Gedda, Helen Watts, Robert Lloyd/New PO (EMI) [SV][RMo][PCG][MG]
Sir Andrew Davis, Philip Langridge, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Alastair Miles/BBC SO (Kultur) [PCG]
Sir Mark Elder, Bryn Terfel, Alice Cootes, Paul Groves/Halle O (Halle) [JQ review][MC]
Sir Malcolm Sargent, Dennis Noble, Gladys Ripley, Norman Walker, Heddle Nash/Royal Liverpool PO (Testament) [JW]

Pomp and cirucmstance marches
John Barbirolli/Phhilharmonia O (EMI) [SG][JW][MG]
Arthur Bliss/London SO (Decca) [RMo][JW]
Adrian Boult/London PO (EMI) [MC][DJB]
Mark Elder/Halle (Halle) [JQ review]
NNorman Del Mar/Royal PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV][NH][RB]
Edward Elgar/Royal Albert Hall O & London SO (EMI ?) [RMay]
Andre Previn/Royal PO (Philips) [MC]

Symphony 1
Sir John Barbirolli/Philharmonia O (EMI) [AL][PCG][JW]
Sir John Barbirolli /Halle O (BBC Legends) [RMay][JQ][MC]
Sir Colin Davis/London SO (Philips) [SG]
Sir Mark Elder/Halle O (Halle) [RMo][MC]
Sir Edward Elgar/London SO (EMI/Naxos Historical) [MG]
Bernard Haitink/Philharmonia O (EMI) [SV]
Vernon Handley/London PO (LPO Live) [PCG][JQ review]
Richard Hickox/BBC National O Wales (Chandos) [DC review]
George Hurst/BBC PO (Naxos) [DW]
Sir George Solti/London PO (Decca) [SV]

Symphony 2
Sir John Barbirolli/Halle O (EMI) [DJB]
Sir John Barbirolli/Halle O (Barbirolli Soc., 1954) [JQ review]
Daniel Barenboim/Staatskapelle Berlin (Decca) [MG][MC]
Sir Adrian Boult/BBC SO (EMI, 1944) [JW]
Sir Adrian Boult/London PO (First Hand Records) [SG]
Sir Adrian Boult/London PO (EMI) [SV]
Sir Colin Davis/London SO (LSO Live) [SG]
Sir Edward Elgar/London SO (EMI) [JW]
Sir Mark Elder/Halle (Halle) [RMo][JQ][MC]
Sir Georg Solti/London PO (Decca) [RB][RMay][SV]
Evgeni Svetlanov/USSR State SO (Melodiya) [RMay]

Violin concerto
Marat Bisangaliev, West Kazakhstan PO/Bundit Ungrangsee (Naxos) [GA]
Kyung-Wha Chung, London PO/Sir Georg Solti (Decca) [MC]
Jascha Heifetz, London SO/Sir Malcolm Sargent (RCA) [RMay][RB][SG]
Nigel Kennedy, London PO/Vernon Handley (EMI) [LW][JQ]
Tasmin Little, BBC PO/Sir Andrew Davis (Chandos) [JQ]
Yehudi Menuhin, London SO/Sir Edward Elgar (Naxos) [SG]
Albert Sammons, New Queen's Hall O/Henry Wood (Naxos) [MG][RMay][JW]
Kyoko Takezawa, Bavarian RSO/Sir Colin Davis (RCA) [GA][RMo]
Nikolaj Znaider, Staatskapelle Dresden/Sir Colin Davis (RCA) [MC]
Pinchas Zukerman, London PO/Daniel Barenboim (Sony) [SV]

The works of George Enescu
Cello Sonatas
Valentin Radutiu & Per Rundberg (Hanssler) [SG review]
Gerhard Zank, Donald Sulzen (Arte Nova) [SB]

Chamber Symphony
Lawrence Foster/Lausanne CO (Claves) [SB]
Cristian Mandeal/‘George Enescu’ Bucharest PO (Arte Nova) [MC]
Peter Ruziicka/NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover (CPO) [MC]

Concert Overture on Popular Romanian Themes
Hannu Lintu/Tampere PO (Ondine) [MC]

Decet for winds
‘George Enescu’ Bucharest PO Ch Ens (Arte Nova) [MC]

Dixtuor
Lawrence Foster/Lausanne CO (Claves) [SB]

Impressions d'enfance
Remus Azoitei, Eduard Stan (Hanssler) [JW]
Sherban Lupu, Valentin Gheorghiu (Electrecord) [SB]

Isis
Peter Ruziicka/Deutsche Radio Phil Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern (CPO) [MC][SB]

Octet
ASMF Chamber Ens (Chandos) [JW]
‘George Enescu’ Bucharest PO Ch Ens (Arte Nova) [MC]
Kremerata Baltica (Nonesuch) [SB]

Oedipe
Lawrence Foster/Monte Carlo PO (EMI) [SG][SB]

Piano works
Raluca Stirbat (Hanssler) [SB review]

Piano Quartets
Solomon Ensemble (Naxos) [MC]
Tammuz Piano Quartet (CPO) [SB]
Yvonne Piedemonte & Voces String Quartet (Olympia) [SG]

Piano Quintet
Kremerata Baltica (Nonesuch) [SB]
Schubert Ens (Chandos) [SB]
Solomon Ensemble (Naxos) [MC]

Piano Trio
Schubert Ens (Chandos) [SB]

Poème Roumain
Lawrence Foster/Monte Carlo PO (Apex) [MC]

Romanian Rhapsodies
Antal Dorati/London SO (Mercury) [JW]
Charles Dutoit/Montreal SO (Decca) [LW]
Lawrence Foster/Monte Carlo PO (Apex) [MC]

String Quartets
Quatour Ad Libitum (Naxos) [MC]
Quatuor Athenaeum Enesco (CPO) [SB]

Suites
Lawrence Foster/Monte Carlo PO (Apex) [MC]

Symphonies
Lawrence Foster/Monte Carlo PO (EMI) [MC]
Hannu Lintu/Tampere PO (Ondine) [MC]
Christian Mandeal/‘George Enescu’ Bucharest PO (Arte Nova) [RB][SB]
Gennady Rozhdestvensky/USSR SO (Melodiya) [RB]
Peter Ruziicka/various orchestras (CPO) [MC][SB] 

Symphony concertante
Marin Cazacu, ‘George Enescu’ Bucharest PO (Arte Nova) [MC]
Franco Maggio-Ormezowsi, Monte Carlo PO/Lawrence Foster (Apex) [MC]

Violin Sonatas
Remus Azoitei, Eduard Stan (Hanssler) [JW]
George Enescu, Dinu Lipatti (Dante) [JW]
Ida Haendel, Vladimir Ashkenazy (Decca) [SG]
Leonidas Kavakos, Pater Nagy (EMC) [MC]
Sherban Lupu, Valentin Gheorghiu (Electrecord) [SB]
Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin (EMI) [SG]
Valery Sokolov, Svetlana Kosenko (EMI) [MC]

Vox Maris
Lawrence Foster/Lyon Ntl O () [MC]
Cristian Mandeal/‘George Enescu’Bucharest PO (Arte Nova) [SG][SB]

Manuel de Falla
Nights in the gardens of Spain
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, BBC Phil/Juanjo Mena (Chandos) [LW]
Clifford Curzon, National SO/Enrique Jordá (Pearl) [SG]
Alexander Iokheles, Moscow PO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky (Classics for Pleasure LP) [RB]
Alicia de Larrocha, London PO/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (Decca) [SV][JW][SB][MC]
Alicia de Larrocha, Suisse Romande O/Sergiu Comissiona (Decca) [MC]
Gonzalo Soriano, O Société Concerts du Conservatoire/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (EMI) [RB]

Gabriel Fauré
Piano quartets
Robert Casadesus, Joseph Calvet, Leon Pascal, Paul Mas (Biddulph) [JW]
Jean-Philippe Collard, Augustin Dumay, Bruno Pasquier, Frederic Lodeon (EMI) [JW]
Domus (Hyperion) [DJB][RB][LW][MC][MG]
Eric Le Sage, François Salque, Lise Berthaud, Daishin Kashimoto (Alpha) [SG]
Margeurite Long, Jacques Thibaud, Maurice Vieux, Pierre Fournier EMI [JW]
Quatuor Ysaye, Pascal Roge (Decca) [SB]

Requiem
Peter Dijkstra/Bavarian Radio Ch, Munich CO (Sony) [MC]
La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent, O Champs-Elysees/Philippe Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi) [MG]
John Rutter/Cambridge Singers, City of Sinfonia London (Collegium Records) [MC]
Tenebrae (LSO Live) [JQ review]
Sir David Willcocks/Ch Kings College Cambridge, New PO (EMI) [SG][JW][RMo]

Cesar Franck
Symphony
John Barbirolli/Czech PO (Supraphon) [RMay]
Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (EMI) [JW]
Leonard Bernstein/France Ntl O (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Wilhelm Furwangler/Vienna PO (Decca) [SG]
Marek Janowski/Suisse Romande O (Pentatone) [MG]
Louis Langree/Liege PO (Accord) [NH]
Lorin Maazel/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Lorin Maazel/Cleveland O (Decca) [SV]
Pierre Monteux/Chicago SO (RCA) [JFL][JW][LW][RMay][MC]
Charles Munch/Boston SO (ICA Classics) [SB]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (Sony) [SV]
Leopold Stokowski/Netherlands RSO (Medici Arts) [RMo]
Leopold Stokowski/Royal PO (Decca) [RB]

Violin sonata
Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk (Sony) [LW]
Renaud Capuçon, Khatia Buniatishvili (Erato) [MC]
Kyung Wha Chung, Radu Lupu (Decca) [DJB][LW][SB][MC]
Kaja Danczowska, Krystian Zimerman (Deutsche Grammophon) [SG]
Alfred Dubois, Marcel Maas (Biddulph) [JW]
Arthur Grumiaux, Paul Crossley (Philips) [DJB]
Jascha Heifetz, Brooks Smith (RCA) [RMay]
Shlomo Mintz, Yefim Bronfman (Deutsche Grammophon) [JFL]
Itzhak Perlman, Martha Argerich (Warner) [RMay]
Tabea Zimmermann, Kirill Gerstein (Myrios) [JFL]

George Gershwin
Rhapsody in blue 
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Sony) [SV]
Leonard Bernstein/Columbia SO (Sony) [MG]
George Gershwin (piano roll) Columbia Jazz Band/Michael Tilson Thomas (Sony) [RB review][SV][JQ][LW][RMay]
Oscar Levant, Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy (Sony) [JW]
Lincoln Mayorga, Harmonie Ensemble New York/Steven Richman (Harmonia Mundi) [JQ review]
Andre Previn/London SO (EMI) [SG][RB review][MC]
Jonathan Sheffer/Eos Orchestra/ (BMG/Classic FM) [RMo]
Earl Wild, Boston Pops O/Arthur Fiedler (RCA) [JW]

Enrique Granados
Goyescas
Alicia De Larrrocha (Decca) [SB][JW][MC]
Alicia De Larrrocha (EMI) [MC]
Mario Miranda (Saga) [RB]

Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt
Sir John Barbirolli/Halle O (EMI) [SV]
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (EMI) [DJB][RB]
Per Dreier/London SO (Unicorn-Kanchana) [JW]
Neeme Jarvi/Gothenburg SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [JW][SG][RB]
Parvo Jarvi/Estonian Ntl SO (Virgin Classics) [LW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia O (RCA) [RMo]
Ole Kristian Ruud/Bergen PO (BIS) [MG]

Piano concerto
Kjell Baekkelund, Oslo PO/Odd Grüner-Hegge (RCA) [RMo]
Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, London SO/Colin Davis (Philips) [RB]
Jorge Bolet, Berlin RSO/Riccardo Chailly (Decca) [MC]
Clifford Curzon, London SO/Oivin Fjeldstad (Decca) [MG][JW][SV]
Joseph Moog, Deutsche Radio Phil Saarbrucken/Nicholas Milton (Onyx) [SG review]
Murray Perahia, Bavarian RSO/Sir Colin Davis (Sony) [DJB][LW]
Artur Rubinstein, Philadelphia O/Alfred Wallenstein (RCA) [SV]

George Frideric Handel
Concerti grossi op. 6
Martin Gester/Arte dei Suonatori (BIS) [MG]
Christopher Hogwood/Handel and Haydn Society O (Decca) [MC]
Andrew Manze/Academy of Ancient Music (Harmonia Mundi) [LW][JFL][SG][MC]
Neville Marriner/ASMF (Decca) [RMo]
Boyd Neel/Boyd Neel O (Pearl) [JW]

Messiah
Jennifer Vyvyan, Monica Sinclair, Jon Vickers, Giogio Tozzi, Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham (RCA) [PCG]
Susan Hamilton, Annie Gill, Claire Watkinson, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Dunedin Consort & Players/John Butt (Linn) [MG review]
Heather Harper, Helen Watts, John Wakefield, John Shirley-Quirk, London SO & Ch/Sir Colin Davis (Philips) [SV] [MC] [RMo]
Margaret Marshall, Catherine Robbin, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Robert Hale, Charles Brett, Monteverdi Ch, English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Philips)
Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, Carolyn Watkinson, Paul Elliott, David Thomas, Ch Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood (l'Oiseau-Lyre) [JV]
Anne Sofie von Otter, Arleen Augér, Michael Chance, John Tomlinson, English Concert & Ch/Trevor Pinnock (Archiv) [DC] [JQ]
James Bowman, Robert Tear, Benjamin Luxon, Ch of Kings College Cambridge, ASMF/Sir David Willcocks (EMI) [SG]

Music for the Royal Fireworks
Robert King/King’s Consort (Hyperion) [JQ]
Jeanne Lamon/Tafelmusik (Sony) [DJB]
Sir Charles Mackerras/London Wind Ens (Vanguard/Testament) [JW][JQ]
Sir Neville Marriner/ASMF (Argo) [SV]
Trevor Pinnock/English Concert (Archiv) [MC][SG][AL]
Alfredo Bernardini/Zefiro (Arcana) [RMo review]

Water Music
Robert King/The King's Consort (Hyperion) [RMo]
Jeanne Lamon/Tafelmusik (Sony) [DJB]
Sir Charles Mackerras/O of St. Luke's (Telarc) [LW]
Sir Neville Marriner/ASMF (Decca) [SV]
Marc Minkowski/Les Musiciens Du Louvre-Grenoble (Naive) [MC]
Trevor Pinnock/English Concert (Archiv) [JW][SG][MC]

Joseph Haydn
Cello concertos
Christophe Coin, Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood (L'Oiseau-Lyre) [MC][MG]
Daniel Müller-Schott, Australian CO/Richard Tognetti (Orfeo) [DJB review]
Jacqueline du Pre, English CO/John Barbirolli, Daniel Barenboim (EMI/Warner) [DJB][RMo][SG]
Jean Guihen Queyras, Freiberg Baroque O (Harmonia Mundi) [JFL]
Mstislav Rostropovich, ASMF (Decca/Warner) [JW][SG]
Christine Walevska, English CO/Edo de Waart (Philips) [SV]

The Creation
Antal Dorati/Royal PO (Decca) [JW]
Sir John Eliot Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists (Archiv) [SG][DJB]
Bernard Haitink/Bavarian RSO (BR Klassik) [MC]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Concentus Musicus Wien (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi) [MC]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [JQ]
James Levine/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [RMo]
Paul McCreesh/Gabrieli Consort (Archiv) [LW][JQ review]
Sir Georg Solti/Chicago SO (Decca) [SV]

Nelson Mass
Sir John Eliot Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists (Philips) [LW][SG][MG]
Nikolas Harnoncourt/Concentus musicus (Teldec) [MC]
Richard Hickox/Collegium Musicum 90 (Chandos) [JFL][SG]
Trevor Pinnock/English Concert (Archiv) [JQ][JW][MC]

String quartets, op. 76
Amadeus Quartet (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]
Kodaly Quartet (Naxos) [DJB][RMo]
The Lindsays (ASV) [MC]
Quatuor Mosaiques (Naive) [AL][MG]
Tatrai Quartet (Hungaroton) [SG]

London symphonies
Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal PO (EMI) [MG]
Leonard Bernstein/New York PO (Sony) [RMo]
Jane Glover/Royal PO (Tring) {Nos. 101 & 103} [RMo]
Sir Colin Davis/Royal Concertgebouw O (Philips) [SV][DJB][LW][AL][GPJ][JQ][SG]
Eugen Jochum/London PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV][JW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC]

Paris Symphonies
Leonard Bernstein/New York Phil (Sony) [SV][LW]
Franz Bruggen/Orchestra of the 18th Century (Philips) [JFL]
Antal Dorati/Philharmonia Hungarica (Decca) [NH]
Thomas Fey/Heidelberg SO(Hanssler) [MG]
Adam Fischer/Austro-Hungarian Haydn O (Nimbus) [NH]
Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Concentus Musicus Wien (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi) [MC]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon, 1980) [RMo]
Sigiswald Kujiken/O Age Enlightenment (Virgin) [SB]
Neville Marriner/ASMF (Philips) [SG][JW][SV]
Roger Norrington/Zurich CO (Sony) [JFL]
George Szell/Cleveland O (Sony) [MC]

Trumpet concerto
Maurice Andre, Paillard CO/Jean-Francois Paillard (Erato) [JW]
Ian Balmain, Royal Liverpool PO/Stephen Kovacevich (CfP) [RMo]
Alison Balsom, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (EMI) [DJB review]
Hakan Hardenberger, ASMF/Sir Neville Marriner (Philips) [DJB][SG][MC][LW]
Crispian Steele-Perkins, English CO/Anthony Halstead (Alto) [MG]

Paul Hindemith
Clarinet Concerto
Louis Cahuzac, Philharmonia O/Paul Hindemith (EMI) [JW]

Concert Music for Strings and Brass
Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco SO (Decca) [LW]
NDR SO/Christoph Eschenbach (Ondine) [MC]
Paul Hindemith/Philharmonia O (EMI) [LW]
Günter Wand/Kölner RSO (Profil) [MC]

Concerto for Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi/Chicago SO (Chandos) [MC]

Die Harmonie der Welt
Herbert Blomstedt/Leipzig Gewandhaus O/(Decca) [LW]
Yvgeny Mravinsky/Leningrad PO (Melodiya) [RB]
Yan Pascal Tortelier/BBC PO (Chandos) [MC]

Horn Concerto
Dennis Brain, Philharmonia O/Paul Hindemith (EMI) [LW][JW]

Kammermusik
Claudio Abbado/Berlin PO (EMI) [LW][MC]
Riccardo Chailly/Royal Concertgebouw O/(Decca) [LW][SG][MC][SB]

The Long Christmas Dinner
American SO/Leon Botstein (Bridge) [RB]

Mass
Marcus Creed/WR Vokalensemble Stuttgart (Hanssler) [LW]

Mathis der Maler (opera)
Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian RSO (EMI) [SG]

Mathis der Maler (symphony)
Claudio Abbado/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][SB]
Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco SO (Decca) [LW][DM]
Paul Hindemith/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [JW]
Herbert von Karajan/Berlin PO (EMI) [MC]
Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philadelphia O (EMI) [NH]

Nobilissima Visione
Claudio Abbado/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][SB]
Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco SO (Decca) [LW]
Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philadelphia O (EMI) [MC][NH]

Der Schwanendreher (Viola concerto)
Alfred Lipka, Leipzig RSO/Herbert Kegel (Berlin Classics/Brilliant) [RB]
Geraldine Walther, Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco SO (Decca) [LW]
Tabea Zimmermann, Deutsches SO Berlin/Hans Graff (Myrios Classics) [MC]
Tabea Zimmermann, Bavarian RSO/David Shallon (EMI/Warner) [MC]

String Quartets
Danish Qt (CPO) [SG]
Kocian Qt (Praga) [JFL]

Symphonia Serena
Herbert Blomstedt/Leipzig Gewandhaus O/(Decca) [LW]
Paul Hindemith/Philharmonia O (EMI) [LW][MC]
Yan Pascal Tortelier/BBC PO (Chandos) [MC]

Symphonic Metamorphosis on a theme of Weber
Claudio Abbado/Berlin PO (Deutsche Grammophon) [MC][SB]
Claudio Abbado/London SO (Eloquence) [JQ]
Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco SO (Decca) [LW]
Christoph Eschenbach/NDR SO (Ondine) [MC]
Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philadelphia O (EMI) [NH]

Symphony in E flat
Sir Adrian Boult/London PO (Everest) [JW]

Trauermusik
Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco SO (Decca) [LW]

Viola Sonatas
William Primrose, Paul Hindemith, Jesús Maria Sanroma (Biddulph) [MC]

Violin Concerto
Midori, NDR SO/Christoph Eschenbach (Ondine) [MC]
David Oistrakh, London SO/Paul Hindemith (Decca) [SG][MC][JW]
Isaac Stern, NY PO/Leonard Bernstein (Sony) [LW]
Franz Peter Zimmermann, Frankfurt RSO/Paavo Jarvi (BIS) [LW]

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd (Requiem)
Robert Shaw /Atlanta SO & Ch (Telarc) [LW]

Gustav Holst
The Planets
Sir Adrian Boult/BBC SO (1945, EMI) [JW]
Sir Adrian Boult/London PO (1979, EMI) [SG]
Sir Adrian Boult/Vienna State O (Millennium Classics) [RMo]
Sir Adrian Boult/New PO (EMI, 1966) [MG]
Charles Dutoit/Montreal SO (Decca) [AL][DJB][MC][JQ][LW]
Sir John Eliot Gardiner/Philharmonia O (DG) [AL]
William Steinberg/Boston SO (Deutsche Grammophon) [SV][DM review]

At the Boar's Head
David Atherton/Royal Liverpool PO (EMI) [PCG]

Beni Mora
Adrian Boult/London PO (Lyrita) [PCG][MC][JW]
Andrew Davis/BBC SO (Chandos) [MC]
David Lloyd Jones/Royal Scottish Ntl O (Naxos) [NH][JW]
Malcolm Sargent/BBC SO (EMI) [RB]

Brook Green Suite
City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox (Chandos) [MC]
Imogen Holst/English CO (Lyrita) [MC]

Choral Fantasia
Imogen Holst/English CO (EMI/Warner) [SB][JW]

Choral hymns from the Rig Veda
David Willcocks/Royal College of Music Chamber Ch (Unicorn-Kanchana) [SB]

Choral songs
Stephen Layton/Holst Singers (Hyperion) [SB]

First Choral Symphony
Adrian Boult/London PO (EMI) [RB][SB][JW]
Andrew Davis/BBC SO (Chandos) [PCG][JFL]

The Cloud Messenger
Andrew Davis/BBC SO (Chandos) [PCG]
Richard Hickox/London SO (Chandos) [MC][JQ]

Concerto for Two Violins
Emanuel Hurwitz & Kenneth Sillito, English CO/Imogen Holst (Lyrita) [MC][JW]
Andrew Watkinson & Nicholas Ward, City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox (Chandos) [MC]

Egdon Heath
Adrian Boult/London PO (Decca) [SB]
David Lloyd Jones/Royal Scottish Ntl O (Naxos) [SG][NH][JW]

Fugal Overture
Adrian Boult/London SO (Lyrita) [SB][MC]
Richard Hickox/London SO (Chandos) [MC]
David Lloyd Jones/Royal Scottish Ntl O (Naxos) [NH][JW]

Hammersmith
Adrian Boult/London SO (Lyrita) [SB][JW]

Hymn of Jesus
Adrian Boult/BBC SO (Decca) [RB]
Sir Mark Elder/Halle (Halle) [MC][JQ review]
Charles Groves/London SO (EMI) [RB][JW]
Richard Hickox/London SO (Chandos) [PCG][SB]

Invocation
Tim Hugh, David Lloyd Jones/Royal Scottish Ntl O (Naxos) [NH][JW]
Julian Lloyd Webber, Philharmonia O/Vernon Handley (RCA) [DJB]

Japanese Suite
Adrian Boult/London SO (Lyrita) [PCG]

Lyric Movement
Imogen Holst/English CO (Lyrita) [RB][SB]

Military Band Suites
Frederick Fennell/Cleveland Symphonic Winds (Telarc) [JQ]
Timothy Reynish/RNCM Wind (Chandos) [JW]

A Moorside Suite
Nicholas Braithwaite/London PO (Lyrita) [MC]
Richard Hickox/London SO (Regis) [MC]

The Mystic Trumpeter
Andrew Davis/BBC SO (Chandos) [SG][JFL]
 
Ode to Death
Charles Groves/London PO (EMI) [RB]
Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia (Chandos) [SB]

Partsongs
Hilary Davan Wetton/Holst Singers (Hyperion) [SB]
 
St Paul's Suite
Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia (Chandos) [MC]
Gustav Holst (Pearl) [JW]
Imogen Holst/English CO (Lyrita) [RB]
Neville Marriner/ASMF (EMI) [MC]
Malcolm Sargent/London PO (EMI) [JW]

Savitri
Janet Baker, English CO/Imogen Holst (Decca) [PCG][RMo]

Scherzo
Adrian Boult/London SO (Lyrita) [SB]

Somerset Rhapsody
Adrian Boult/London SO (Lyrita) [MC]
Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta (HMV Classics) [MC]
David Lloyd Jones/Royal Scottish Ntl O (Naxos) [SG][NH][JW]

Songs
Philip Langridge (Collins/Naxos) [PCG]

The Wandering Scholar
Steuart Bedford/English CO (EMI) [PCG]

Alan Hovhaness
Symphonies

No. 1 ‘Exile’
Seattle Symphony/Gerard Schwartz (Naxos) [MC]
 
No. 2 ‘Mysterious Mountain’
a) Seattle Symphony/Gerard Schwartz (Delos) [MC][DJB]
b) Royal Liverpool PO/Gerard Schwartz (Telarc) [MC]
 
No. 4
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Wind O/Keith Brion (Naxos) [MC]

No. 6 'Celestial Gate'
National PO/Alan Hovhaness (Crystal Records) [RB review]
 
No. 7 ‘Nanga Parvat’
Trinity College of Music Wind O/Keith Brion (Naxos) [MC]
 
No. 9 ‘Saint Vartan Symphony’
National PO London/Alan Hovhaness (Crystal Records) [MC]
 
No. 14 ‘Ararat’
Trinity College of Music Wind O/Keith Brion (Naxos) [MC]

No. 15 'Silver Pilgrimage'
Louisville SO/Robert Whitney (First Edition) [RB review]
 
No. 20 ‘ Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain’
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Wind O/Keith Brion (Naxos) [MC]
 
No. 22 ‘City of Light’
Seattle Symphony/Alan Hovhaness (Naxos) [MC][GH]
 
No. 23 ‘Ani’
Trinity College of Music Wind O/Keith Brion (Naxos) [MC]

No. 24 'Majnun'
National PO/Alan Hovhaness (Crystal Records) [RB review]
 
No. 48 ‘Vision of Amdromeda’
Eastern Music Festival O/Gerard Schwarz (Naxos) [MC]
 
No. 50 ‘Mount St. Helens’
a) Royal Liverpool PO/Gerard Schwartz (Telarc) [MC][DJB]
b) Seattle Symphony/Gerard Schwartz (Naxos) [MC][GH]
 
No. 53 ‘Star Dawn’
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Wind O/Keith Brion (Naxos) [MC]
 
No. 60 ‘To the Appalachian Mountains’
Berlin RSO/Gerard Schwartz (Naxos) [MC]
 
No. 63 ‘Loon Lake’
Royal Scottish Ntl O/Stewart Robinson (Naxos) [MC][DJB]
 
No. 66 ‘Hymn to Glacier Peak’
Royal Liverpool PO/Gerard Schwartz (Telarc) [MC]

 

Reviewing team
Guy Aron [GA]
Stephen Barber [SB]
Rob Barnett [RB]
David Barker [DJB]
Roger Blackburn [RBl]
Dominy Clements [DC]
Michale Cookson [MC]
Göran Forsling [GF]
Paul Corfield Godfrey [PCG]
Stephen Greenbank [SG]
Michael Greenhlagh [MG]
Jens Laurson [JFL]
Albert Lam [AL]
Kirk McElhearn [KM]
Rob Maynard [RMay]
Ralph Moore [RMo]
Dan Morgan [DM]
Gwyn Parry-Jones [GPJ]
John Quinn [JQ]
Johan van Veen [JV]
Stephen Vasta [SV]
Jonathan Woolf [JW]
Leslie Wright [LW]


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