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Though perhaps a little overly taken by Beethoven and period instruments this list is extremely helpful in building a healthy library of music, despite its severe lack of sacred music. Click the above link for his write up of the recording details.

ORCHESTRAL, CHORAL, VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL

BACH
Concerto for two violins; Paris SO; Avid Records

BARBER
Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Dumbarton Oaks Orch; Sony

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 3 (Eroica); BBCSO; Barbirolli Society
Symphonies Nos 5 and 7; Philharmonia Orch; EMI
Beethoven Symphony No 9 (Choral); Bavarian Radio SO; Philips
Violin Concerto; Berlin PO; Dutton
Piano Concerto No 3; NBC Orch; Naxos Historical
Piano Concerto No 5 (Emperor); Staatskapelle Dresden; Philips
Piano Trio in B flat (Archduke); EMI
Piano sonatas; Philips
String Quartets; Harmonia Mundi

BERLIOZ
Nuits d’été; Deutsches SO; Harmonia Mundi
Symphonie fantastique; Berlin PO; CBS.

BRAHMS
Symphonies Nos 1-4; Scottish Chamber Orch; Telarc
Piano Concerto No 2; NBC Orch; Naxos Historical

BRITTEN
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings; Boyd Neel String Orch; Decca
War Requiem; LSO and ECO; Decca

BRUCH
Violin Concerto No 1; LSO; Avid Records

BRUCKNER
Symphonies Nos 7 and 9; Berlin PO; DG
Symphony No 8; Vienna PO; DG.

CHOPIN
Artur Rubinstein; RCA

DEBUSSY
La mer; Cleveland Orch; Decca

DELIUS
Brigg Fair, Appalachia, Hassan; LPO; Naxos Historical

DVORAK
Cello Concerto; Jacqueline du Pré, BBC Legends
Symphony No 9 (New World); Hallé; Hallé label

ELGAR
The Dream of Gerontius; Hallé Orch; EMI
Symphonies Nos 1 and 2; LSO; EMI
Enigma Variations; LPO Live
Violin Concerto; LSO; EMI
Cello Concerto; LSO; EMI

HANDEL
Messiah; Toronto SO; EMI
Water Music and Fireworks Music; Minnesota Orch; MMG

HAYDN
Paris Symphonies Nos 82-87; Concentus Musicus Wien; Deutsches Harmonia Mundi
Symphonies Nos 96-99; Royal Concertgebouw; Teldec
Symphonies Nos 102 and 103; Chamber Orch of Europe; DG
London Symphonies; Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch; Nimbus

MAHLER
Das Lied von der Erde; Vienna PO; Decca
Mahler Symphony No 9; Berlin PO; EMI
Mahler Symphony No 10; Berlin PO; EMI.

MOZART
Symphonies Nos 40 and 41; Staatskapelle Berlin; DG
Piano Concertos Nos 22 and 27; Scottish Chamber Orch; Philips
Four Horn Concertos; Philharmonia; EMI
Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola; LPO; BBC
String Quartets K465 and K590; Nimbus
Clarinet Quintet; Musical Fidelity

RACHMANINOFF
Piano Concerto No 2; Philadelphia Orchestra; RCA
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, The Bells; WDR SO; Profil

RAVEL
Daphnis et Chloé; Boston SO; Philips

SCHUBERT
Piano Trio No1 in B flat; Cortot, Thibaud and Casals; Avid Records
Piano Quintet in A (‘Trout’); Artur Schnabel (piano), three of the Pro Arte Quartet, and Claude Hobday (double bass); Avid Records
Four piano sonatas including B flat (D 960); Alfred Brendel; Philips
Piano Sonata in D (D 850); Clifford Curzon; Decca
String Quintet; Hyperion
Winterreise; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore; EMI
Symphony No 9 in C major; LPO; EMI

SCHUMANN
Piano Concerto and Carnaval; Myra Hess; Dutton

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No 7; Royal Concertgebouw Orch; RCO
Symphony No 10; Cleveland Orch; Decca
Cello Concertos Nos 1 and 2 LSO; DG
Complete String Quartets; Borodin String Quartet; EMI

SIBELIUS
Sibelius symphonies; Boston SO and LSO; Philips
Violin Concerto; Philharmonia Orch; Dutton

STRAUSS
Four Last Songs; Berlin PO; DG
Ein Heldenleben; Chicago SO; RCA

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No 6; Mariinsky (Kirov) Orch; Philips
Piano Concerto No 1; NBCSO; Naxos Historical
Violin Concerto; National SO; Dutton

TIPPETT
A Child of Our Time; CBSO; Collins

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Symphony No 5; LPO; Somm
A London Symphony; Hallé Orch; EMI
Serenade to Music; BBCSO; EMI

VERDI
Requiem; La Scala Orch; EMI

WALTON
Belshazzar’s Feast; Philharmonia Orch; EMI
Symphony No 1; Philharmonia Orch; EMI
Violin Concerto; Philharmonia Orch; EMI

OPERA

BEETHOVEN
Fidelio; Royal Opera House Orch; Testament

BRITTEN
Peter Grimes; Royal Opera House Orch; Decca
The Turn of the Screw; English Opera Group Chamber Orch; Decca

GERSHWIN
Porgy and Bess; Cleveland Orch; Decca

HANDEL
Julius Caesar.;ENO Orch; Chandos Opera in English

JANACEK
Katya Kabanová;Vienna PO;Decca

LEHAR
TheMerry Widow; Philharmonia Orch; Naxos Historical

MONTEVERDI
L’incoronazione di Poppea; English Baroque Soloists; DG Archiv

MOZART
Le nozze di Figaro; Philharmonia Orch; EMI Classics
Così fan tutte; Concerto Köln; Harmonia Mundi
Così fan tutte; Philharmonia Orch; EMI Classics
Die Zauberflöte; Vienna Philharmonic;1951 Salzburg Festival; EMI Classics
The Magic Flute; LPO; Chandos Opera in English

PUCCINI
Tosca; La Scala; EMI Classics
Madama Butterfly; Rome Opera Orch; EMI Classics

ROSSINI
Il barbiere di Siviglia; Chamber Orch of Europe; DG

STRAUSS
Der Rosenkavalier; Vienna PO; Decca
Salome; New York Metropolitan Orch; Walhall Eternity Series

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Die Fledermaus;Vienna PO; Decca

VERDI
Otello; NBC Orchestra; RCA
Falstaff; Philharmonia; EMI Classics
La Traviata; Turin Radio SO; Naxos Historical

WAGNER
Der Ring des Nibelungen; Bayreuth Festival 1955; Testament
The Ring; ENO live at Coliseum; Chandos
Tristan und Isolde; Philharmonia Orch; EMI Classics

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