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#1 Bach: Brandenburg Concertos by Musica Antiqua Köln / Reinhard Goebel
#2 Bach: Concerto for Two Violins and Strings, BWV1043 by Yehudi Menuhin, George Enescu
#3 Bach: Orchestral Suites by English Concert / Trevor Pinnock
#4 Bach: Goldberg Variations (1955 Recording) by Glenn Gould
#5 Bach: Goldberg Variations (1981 Recording) by Glenn Gould
#6 Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier by Samuel Feinberg
#7 Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier by Edwin Fischer
#8 Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier by Andras Schiff
#9 Bach: Organ Music by Helmut Walcha
#10 Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Gidon Kremer
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1 Bach: Brandenburg Concertos by Musica Antiqua Köln / Reinhard Goebel
2 Bach: Concerto for Two Violins and Strings, BWV1043 by Yehudi Menuhin, George Enescu
3 Bach: Orchestral Suites by English Concert / Trevor Pinnock
4 Bach: Goldberg Variations (1955 Recording) by Glenn Gould
5 Bach: Goldberg Variations (1981 Recording) by Glenn Gould
6 Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier by Samuel Feinberg
7 Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier by Edwin Fischer
8 Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier by Andras Schiff
9 Bach: Organ Music by Helmut Walcha
10 Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Gidon Kremer
11 Bach: Cello Suites by Pablo Casals
12 Bach: Cello Suites by Steven Isserlis
13 Bach/Siloti: Adagio From Toccata, Adagio & Fugue, BWV564 by Pablo Casals
14 Bach: Mass in B Minor by Vienna Boys’ Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus / Nikolaus Harnoncourt
15 Bach: Mass in B Minor by BBC Sym Chorus, New Philh Orch / Otto Klemperer
16 Bach: St Matthew Passion by Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner
17 Bach: St Matthew Passion by Collegium Vocale Ghent / Philippe Herreweghe
18 Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra by Budapest Fest Orch / Iván Fischer
19 Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta. Divertimento by COE / Nikolaus Harnoncourt
20 Bartók: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle by Christa Ludwig, Walter Berry; LSO / István Kertész
21 Beethoven: Symphonies by COE / Nikolaus Harnoncourt
22 Beethoven: Symphonies by Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen / Paavo Järvi
23 Beethoven: Symphonies by London Classical Plyrs / Roger Norrington
24 Beethoven: Symphonies by Chicago SO / Georg Solti
25 Beethoven: Symphony No 4 by BPO / Wilhelm Furtwängler
26 Beethoven: Symphony No 5 by VPO / Wilhelm Furtwängler
27 Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 5 & 7 by VPO / Carlos Kleiber
28 Beethoven: Symphony No 9 by NBC SO / Arturo Toscanini
29 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 by Arthur Rubinstein / LPO / Daniel Barenboim
30 Beethoven: Violin Concerto by David Oistrakh / French Nat RSO / André Cluytens
31 Beethoven: Violin Concerto Thomas Zehetmair / Orch of the 18th Century / Frans Brüggen
32 Beethoven: Triple Concerto by Oistrakh / Rostropovich / Richter / BPO / Karajan
33 Beethoven: Cello Sonatas by Pablo Casals / Rudolf Serkin
34 Beethoven: Piano Trio No 7, ‘Archduke’, by Op 97 Wilhelm Kempff / Henryk Szeryng / Pierre Fournier
35 Beethoven: Middle String Quartets by Budapest Qt
36 Beethoven: Late String Quartets by Budapest Qt
37 Beethoven: Late String Quartets by Alban Berg Qt
38 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas by Artur Schnabel
39 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas by Alfred Brendel
40 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos 12-14, Opp 26 & 27 by Glenn Gould
41 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 29, ‘Hammerklavier’, Op 106 by Maurizio Pollini
42 Berg: Piano Sonata, Op 1 by Glenn Gould
43 Berlioz: Roméo Et Juliette by Boston SO / Seiji Ozawa
44 Bernstein: Mass by Absolute Ensemble; Lower Austria Tonkünstler Orch / Kristjan Järvi
45 Bernstein: West Side Story – Symphonic Dances; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue by LAPO / Bernstein
46 Bizet: Carmen by Marilyn Horne; Met Op, New York / Leonard Bernstein
47 Brahms: Symphonies by BPO / Nikolaus Harnonourt
48 Brahms: Symphonies by Leningrad PO / Evgeny Mravinsky
49 Brahms: Symphony No 1 by VPO / Carlo Maria Giulini
50 Brahms: Symphony No 1 by BPO / Wilhelm Furtwängler
51 Brahms: Symphony No 3 by VPO / Carlo Maria Giulini
52 Brahms: Piano Concertos by Julius Katchen / LSO / Pierre Monteux; János Ferencsik
53 Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 by Clifford Curzon / LSO / George Szell
54 Brahms & Bruch: Violin Concertos by Sarah Chang / Dresden PO / Kurt Masur
55 Brahms: Violin Concerto Bydavid Oistrakh / Cleveland Orch / George Szell
56 Brahms: Double Concerto by Wolfgang Schneiderhan / János Starker / Berlin RSO / Ferenc Fricsay
57 Brahms: Piano Quartets by Arthur Rubinstein / Guarneri Qt
58 Brahms: String Sextet No 2 by Jascha Heifetz
59 Brahms: Rhapsodies, Op 79. Klavierstücke, Opp 117-119 by Radu Lupu
60 Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem by Margiono / Gilfry / Monteverdi Choir; ORR / John Eliot Gardiner
61 Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem by Schwarzkopf / Fischer-Dieskau / Philh Chorus & Orch / Klemperer
62 Britten: String Quartets Nos 2 & 3 by Amadeus Qt
63 Bruckner: Symphonies by Staatskapelle Dresden / Eugen Jochum
64 Chopin: Piano Sonata No 3, Etc by Mikhail Pletnev
65 Chopin: Preludes by Alfred Cortot
66 Debussy: La Mer by Cleveland Orch / Pierre Boulez
67 Debussy: Préludes by Krystian Zimerman
68 Debussy & Fauré: Mélodies by Victoria De Los Angeles
69 Debussy: Pelléas Et Mélisande by BPO / Herbert Von Karajan
70 Dutilleux: Orchestral Works by BBC Philharmonic / Yan Pascal Tortelier
71 Dvořák: Symphonies by LSO / István Kertész
72 Dvořák: Symphonies by Czech PO / Vaclav Neumann
73 Dvořák: Piano Trio No 3 by Beaux Arts Trio
74 Elgar: Symphony No 1. Falstaff by LSO / Edward Elgar
75 Elgar Violin & Cello Concerto by Yehudi Menuhin / Beatrice Harrison / LSO; New SO / Elgar
76 Elgar: Enigma Variations by LSO / Pierre Monteux
77 Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius by Janet Baker; Hallé Orch / John Barbirolli
78 Enescu: Oedipe Monte Carlo by PO / Lawrence Foster
79 Falla: El Sombrero De Tres Picos by Philh Orch / Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos
80 Fauré: Choral Works by Chorale Gabriel Fauré
81 Franck: Violin Sonata by Jacqueline Du Pré / Daniel Barenboim
82 Goldenthal: Fire Water Paper: A Vietnam Oratorio by Pacific SO / Carl St Clair
83 Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos by Leon Fleisher / Cleveland Orch / George Szell
84 Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op 6 by AAM / Andrew Manze
85 Haydn: ‘Paris’ Symphonies by Tonkünstler Orchestra / Kristjan Järvi
86 Pierre Henry ‎– Apocalypse De Jean (1969)
87 Humperdinck: Hänsel Und Gretel by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Munich RO / Kurt Eichhorn
88 Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen by Lucia Popp / VPO / Charles MacKerras
89 Josquin Desprez: Masses by a Sei Voci
90 Knussen: Horn Concerto. Flourish With Fireworks, Etc by Barry Tuckwell / London Sinf / Knussen
91 Kodály: Cello Sonatas by János Starker
92 Korngold: Between Two Worlds by Berlin RSO / John Mauceri
93 Liszt: A Faust Symphony by Hans-Peter Blochwitz / Budapest Fest Orch / Iván Fischer
94 Liszt: A Faust Symphony by Siegfried Jerusalem / Chicago SO / Georg Solti
95 Liszt: Totentanz by Alfred Brendel / LPO / Bernard Haitink
96 Mahler: Symphonies Nos 1-4 by NYPO / Leonard Bernstein
97 Mahler: Symphony No 4 by San Francisco SO / Michael Tilson Thomas
98 Mahler: Symphony No 5 by VPO / Leonard Bernstein
99 Mahler: Symphony No 6 by BPO / Claudio Abbado
100 B Mantovani: Le Sette Chiese by Ens Intercontemporain / Susanna Mälkki
101 Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie by Bastille Op Orch / Myung-Whun Chung
102 Messiaen: Vingt Regards Sur L’enfant-Jésus by Pierre-Laurent Aimard
103 Messiaen: Saint François D’Assise by José Van Dam / Hallé Orch / Kent Nagano
104 Mozart: Symphonies Nos 40 & 41 by English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner
105 Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 20, 21, 25 & 27 by Friedrich Gulda / VPO / Claudio Abbado
106 Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos, K365 by Geza Anda, Clara Haskil / Philh Orch / Alceo Galliera
107 Mozart: Horn Concertos by Dennis Brain / Philh Orch / Herbert Von Karajan
108 Mozart: Sonata for Two Pianos, K448 by Radu Lupu, Murray Perahia
109 Mozart: Requiem by Stephan Schreckenberger / Le Concert Des Nations / Jordi Savall
110 Mozart: Così Fan Tutte by Elizabeth Schwarzkopf / Philh Orch / Karl Böhm
111 Mozart: Don Giovanni by Rodney Gilfry / English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner
112 Mozart: Don Giovanni by Joan Sutherland / Philh Orch / Carlo Maria Giulini
113 Mozart: Idomeneo by Anne Sofie Von Otter / English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner
114 Mozart: Idomeneo by Werner Hollweg / Zürich Op / Nikolaus Harnoncourt
115 Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro by Bryn Terfel / English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner
116 Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro by Simon Keenlyside / Concerto Köln / René Jacobs
117 Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro by Kiri Te Kanawa / LPO / Georg Solti
118 Mozart: Die Zauberflöte by Vienna St Op / Georg Solti
119 Myaskovsky: Symphonies by USSR State SO, Russian Federation SO / Evgeny Svetlanov
120 Nørgård: Symphony No 3 by Danish Nat RSO / Leif Segerstam
121 Pärt: In Principio by Estonian Philh Chbr Choir / Estonian Nat SO / Tõnu Kaljuste
122 Prokofiev: Symphonies by LSO / Valery Gergiev
123 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 by Martha Argerich / Montreal SO / Charles Dutoit
124 Prokofiev: Love for Three Oranges by Kirov Op / Valery Gergiev
125 Puccini: Tosca by Maria Callas / La Scala, Milan / Victor De Sabata
126 Purcell: Dido and Aeneas by Sarah Connolly / OAE / Elizabeth Kenny, Steven Devine
127 Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 by Philadelphia Orch / Sergei Rachmaninov
128 Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances by St Petersburg PO / Mariss Jansons
129 Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances by Moscow PO / Kyrill Kondrashin
130 Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos by Zoltan Kocsis / San Francisco SO / Edo De Waart
131 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 by Evgeny Kissin / Boston SO / Seiji Ozawa
132 Rachmaninov: “Rachmaninov Plays Rachmaninov” by Sergei Rachmaninov
133 Rameau: Une Symphonie Imaginaire by Les Musiciens Du Louvre / Marc Minkowski
134 Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus by Leipzig RSO / Max Pommer
135 Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand by Samson François / Paris Conservatoire Orch / Cluytens
136 Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé by Montreal SO / Charles Dutoit
137 Reich: Different Trains by Kronos Qt
138 Reich: Different Trains. Triple Quartet by Smith Qt
139 Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No 4 by Alfred Cortot / Paris Conservatoire Orch / Charles Munch
140 Salonen: Wing on Wing by Finnish RSO / Esa-Pekka Salonen
141 Schubert: Symphonies Nos 5, 6, 8 & 9 by Salzburg Camerata / Salzburg Mozarteum Orch / Sandor Végh
142 Schubert: Symphony No 8 by Leningrad PO / Evgeny Mravinsky
143 Schubert: Symphonies Nos 8 & 9 by VPO, BPO / Wilhelm Furtwängler
144 Schubert: Symphony No 9, ‘Great’ by BPO / Wilhelm Furtwängler
145 Schubert: String Quintet, D956 by Pernel / Krachmalnick / Tuttle / Casals / Foley
146 Schubert: ‘Trout’ Quintet, D667 by Clifford Curzon / Members of the Vienna Octet
147 Schubert: ‘Trout’ Quintet, D667 by Emil Gilels / Amadeus Quartet
148 Schubert: ‘Trout’ Quintet, D667 by Hephzibah Menuhin / Amadeus Quartet
149 Schubert: Complete Music for Piano Four Hands by Yaara Tal, Andreas Groethuysen
150 Schubert: Variations on an Original Theme, D813 by Sviatoslav Richter, Benjamin Britten
151 Schubert: Fantasia, D940. Mozart: Sonata, K488 by Radu Lupu, Murray Perahia
152 Schubert: Schwanengesang Peter Schreier / András Schiff
153 Schubert: Winterreise by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Jörg Demus
154 Schubert: Winterreise by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Gerald Moore
155 Schoenberg: A Survivor From Warsaw by Gottfried Hornik / VPO / Claudio Abbado
156 Schumann: Symphonies by ORR / John Eliot Gardiner
157 Schumann: Symphonies by Cleveland Orch / George Szell
158 Schumann: Collected Lieder by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Christoph Eschenbach
159 Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op 48 Ian Bostridge / Julius Drake
160 Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op 48 by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Christoph Eschenbach
161 Scriabin: Piano Works by Vladimir Sofronitsky
162 Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos 5-8, 10-12 & 15 by Evgeny Mravinsky
163 Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 by St Petersburg PO / Yuri Temirkanov
164 Shostakovich: Symphony No 14 by Moscow CO / Rudolf Barshai
165 Shostakovich: Symphony No 15 by Cleveland Orch / Kurt Sanderling
166 Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1 by David Oistrakh / Leningrad PO / Evgeny Mravinsky
167 Shostakovich: String Quartet No 8 by Borodin Qt
168 Sibelius: Symphony No 2 by LSO / Colin Davis
169 R Strauss: Ein Heldenleben by BPO / Herbert Von Karajan
170 R Strauss: Vier Letzte Lieder by Elizabeth Schwarzkopf / Berlin Rad SO / George Szell
171 R Strauss: Vier Letzte Lieder by Gundula Janowitz / BPO / Herbert Von Karajan
172 R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier by Gwyneth Jones / Bavarian Staatsoper Orch / Carlos Kleiber
173 R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier by Régine Crespin / VPO / Georg Solti
174 Stravinsky: The Firebird by CBSO / Simon Rattle
175 Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring by Cleveland Orch / Pierre Boulez
176 Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring by Kirov Orch / Valery Gergiev
177 Tallis: Church Music by Clerkes of Oxenford / David Wulstan
178 Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos 4-6 by LSO / Igor Markevitch
179 Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos 4-6 by Leningrad PO / Evgeny Mravinsky
180 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 by VPO / Valery Gergiev
181 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 by Emil Gilels / State Academic SO / Evgeny Svetlanov
182 Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades by Kirov Op / Valery Gergiev
183 Tubin: Complete Symphonies. Kratt by Estonian Nat SO / Arvo Volmer
184 Verdi: Requiem by NBC SO / Arturo Toscanini
185 Verdi: Requiem by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / Philharmonic Orch / Carlo Maria Giulini
186 Verdi: Don Carlo by José Carreras / Mirella Freni / BPO / Herbert Von Karajan
187 Verdi: Rigoletto (Ponnelle Film)
188 Verdi: La Traviata by Ileana Cotrubas / Plácido Domingo / Bavarian St Op / Carlos Kleiber
189 Victoria: Requiem by Tallis Scholars / Peter Phillips
190 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons by Enrico Onofri / Il Giardino Armonico / Paolo Grazzi
191 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons by Joseph Silverstein / Boston SO / Seiji Ozawa
192 Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg by Staatsakapelle Dresden / Herbert Von Karajan
193 Wagner: Parsifal by Hoffmann / Vejzovic / Moll / BPO / Herbert Von Karajan
194 Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen by Bayreuth Fest Orch / Joseph Keilberth
195 Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen by VPO / Georg Solti
196 Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde by Birgit Nilsson / Bayreuth Fest Orch / Karl Böhm
197 Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde by Staatskapelle Dresden / Carlos Kleiber
198 Wieniawski, Saint-Saëns, Sarasate Violin Works by Jascha Heifetz / LSO / Sir John Barbirolli
199 Wolf: Spanisches Liederbuch by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Gerald Moore
200 The Art of Michael Rabin by Michael Rabin
201 ALBÉNIZ: Iberia; Navarra; Suite Española by Alicia De Larrocha
202 L Andriessen: Writing to Vermeer by Asko/Schönberg Ens / Reinbert De Leeuw
203 Atterberg: Cello Concerto by Truls Mørk Vc Norrlands Opera SO / Kristjan Järvi
204 Bartók: String Quartets by Emerson Qt
205 Bartók: String Quartets by Hagen Qt
206 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique by RCO / Colin Davis
207 Brahms: Symphony No 4; Haydn: Variations by BPO / Claudio Abbado
208 Britten: Peter Grimes by Jon Vickers; Royal Opera / Colin Davis
209 Bruckner: Symphony No 8 by BPO / Herbert Von Karajan
210 MA Charpentier: La Reniement De St Pierre by Les Arts Florissants / William Christie
211 Lassus: Lamentations of Jeremiah by Ens Vocal Européen / Philippe Herreweghe
212 Mahler: Symphonies by Israel PO, NYPO, LSO / Leonard Bernstein
213 Mahler: Symphonies by Bavarian RSO / Rafael Kubelík
214 Mahler: Symphony No 4 by Judith Raskin / Cleveland Orch / George Szell
215 Mahler: Symphony No 5 by Bavarian RSO / Rafael Kubelík
216 Mahler: Symphony No 9 by VPO / Simon Rattle
217 Mahler: Symphony No 10 by Bournemouth SO / Simon Rattle
218 Mahler: Lieder Janet Baker / Hallé Orch / John Barbirolli
219 Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe From the Mission
220 Muhly: Mothertongue
221 Nancarrow: Studies for Player Piano
222 Paganini: 24 Caprices by Michael Rabin
223 Praetorius: Mass for Christmas Morning by Gabrieli Consort / Paul McCreesh
224 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 5. Piano Sonata No 8 by Sviatoslav Richter / Warsaw PO / Witold Rowicki
225 Puccini: La Bohème by Luciano Pavarotti / BPO / Herbert Von Karajan
226 Purcell: Complete Anthems and Services by King’s Consort / Robert King
227 Rachmaninov: Vespers by Robert Shaw Festival Singers / Robert Shaw
228 Ravel: Shéhérazade by Régine Crespin / SRO / Ernest Ansermet
229 M Richter: 24 Postcards in Full Colour by Max Richter
230 Schubert: Symphony No 8 by VPO / Carlos Kleiber
231 Sheppard: Church Music by the Sixteen / Harry Christophers
232 Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos by David Oistrakh / Phil Orch Ormandy / NYPO Mitropoulos
233 Stockhausen: Gesang Der Jünglinge. Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen
234 J Strauss II: By Die Fledermaus Bavarian St Op / Carlos Kleiber
235 Stravinsky: Symphonies by SRO / Ernest Ansermet
236 Tchaikovsky: Mélodie, Op 42 No 3 by Daniil Shafran / Nina Musinian
237 Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg by Sols Incl Domingo, Fischer-Dieskau, DOO / Jochum
238 Xenakis: Jonchaies by Luxembourg PO / Arturo Tamayo
239 Ysaÿe: Complete Violin Recordings by Eugène Ysaÿe
240 BA Zimmermann: Présence by Aloys Kontarsky / Saschko Gawriloff / Siegfried Palm
241 BA Zimmermann: Requiem Für Einen Jungen Dichter by Holland Symphonia / Bernhard Kontarsky
242 “Hush” by Bobby McFerrin / Yo-Yo Ma
243 “Live at Steinway Hall” by Cornelius Claudio Kreusch
244 “Mad Scenes” by Maria Callas
245 Music From the Eton Choirbook, Vol 2 by Purcell Consort of Voices / Grayston Burgess
246 “My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord” by St Paul’s Cathedral Choir / John Scott
247 “New Year’s Day Concerts 1989 & 1992” by VPO / Carlos Kleiber
248 “Officium” by Jan Garbarek / Hilliard Ens
249 “Signature” by Ensemble Organum / Marcel Pérès
250 “Victor Recordings of 1919-1926” by Alfred Cortot

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