My Favourite Musical Recordings


Here is a list of the musical recordings that I love. There are probably many that I’ve listen to and loved and forgotten to include here. I tried to get the original release details for all recordings listed here, but some of the old recordings have been reissued a number of times, even by different labels, or aren’t part of catalogues that are readily available online, so some of the information may be missing or inaccurate. I’m always open to recommendations, of any kinds of music.

Anton Arensky
Suite for two pianos No. 1, Op. 15, Suite for two pianos No. 2, “Silhouettes”, Op. 23; Nina Schumann, Luis Magalhaes. (TwoPianists Records, 2008)
Johann Sebastien Bach
Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt. (Warner, 2005)

Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe. (Harmonia Mundi, 2007) 

Mass in B minor, BWV 232; Katherine Watson, Tim Mead, Reinoud van Mechelen, André Morsch, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie. (Harmonia Mundi, 2018)
Magnificat, BWV243.2; Nancy Argenta, Patrizia Kwella, Charles Brett, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, David Thomas, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner. (Philips, 1985) 
Magnificat, BWV243.2; Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe. (Harmonia Mundi, 1990) 
Magnificat, BWV 243a; Carolyn Sampson, Ingeborg Danz, Mark Padmore, Peter Kooy, Sebastian Noack, Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe. (Harmonia Mundi, 2003) 
Magnificat, BWV 243.2; Natalie Dessay, Karine Deshayes, Toby Spence, Philippe Jaroussky, Laurent Naouri, Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm. (Erato, 2007) 
Magnificat, BWV 243.2; Maria Keohane, Anna Zander, Carlos Mena, Hans-Jörg Mammel, Stephen MacLeod, Francis Jacob, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot. (Mirare, 2010)
The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846-893; Rosalyn Tureck.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Glenn Gould. (Columbia, 1955)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Glenn Gould. (CBS, 1981)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, transcribed for string trio; Julian Rachlin, Nobuko Imai, Mischa Maisky. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2006) 
Concerto for four harpsichords, strings, and continuo in A minor, BWV 1065; Audrey Vigoureux, David Fray, Emmanuel Christien, Jacques Rouvier, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. (Erato, 2018) 
Essential Classics Take 2: Bach — The Keyboard Album; Rosalyn Tureck. (Sony, 1969)

Keyboard Partitas, Volume 1; Rosalyn Tureck.
Solo Piano Works; Víkingur Ólafsson. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2018)
Béla Bartók
Concerto for Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner. (RCA Red Seal, 1956)
Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1; No. 2 in A, Op. 2 No. 2; No. 3 in C, Op. 2 No. 3; No. 15 in D, Op. 28; Glenn Gould. (CBS Masterworks, 1980)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37; Alfred Brendel, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine. (Philips, 1997)

Complete sonatas for violin and piano; Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov. (Harmonia Mundi, 2009)

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55, “Eroica”; Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Monteux. (1957)
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55, “Eroica”; Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel. (Gustavo Dudamel, 2017)
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel. (Gustavo Dudamel, 2017)

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67; musicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis. (Sony Classical, 2020)

Fidelio, Op. 72; Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner, Falk Struckman, René Pape, Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus, James Levine. (Live performance, 28 October 2000) 
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73, “Emperor”; Glenn Gould, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Josef Krips. (Live performance, 6 November 1960)
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73, “Emperor”; Glenn Gould, American Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski. (Columbia Masterworks, 1966)

The Complete Piano Concertos; Richard Goode, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer. (Nonesuch, 2009) 

Piano Concertos Nos. 1 to 5; Mitsuko Uchida, Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle. (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings, 2018)

Triple Concerto in C, Op. 56; Rondo in B-flat, WoO6; Choral Fantasy, Op. 80; Thomas Zehetmair, Clemens Hagen, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Chamber ORchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt. (Warner Classics, 2004) 

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67; Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92; Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlos Kleiber. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1995)

 

Piano Trios; Oliver Schnyder Trio. (Sony Classical, 2017)

Piano Sonatas Opp. 90, 101, 106, 109, 110, and 111; Solomon. 

Complete Piano Sonatas; Richard Goode. (Nonesuch, 1993)

The Symphonies; The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood. (l’Oiseau-Lyre, 1997) 

Complete Symphonies; Wiener Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle. (Warner Classics, 2012)

Bagatelles, Opp. 33, 119, 126; Alfred Brendel. (Philips, 1997)

The Complete String Quartets; Takács Quartet. (Decca, 2017) 

Leonard Bernstein
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1983)
Alexander Borodin
Symphony No. 2 in B minor; l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet. (Decca, 1955)
Symphony No. 2 in B minor; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Carlos Kleiber.
Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Glenn Gould, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Victor Feldbrill. (Live performance, 8 October 1959)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15; Clifford Curzon, London Symphony Orchestra, George Szell. (Decca, 1962) 
Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35; Nina Schumann, Luis Magalhaes. (TwoPianists Records, 2008)
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner. (SDG, 2010)
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1964) 
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73; Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1989) 
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marin Alsop. (Naxos, 2005)
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73;  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner. (SDG, 2009)
Violin concerto in D, Op. 77; Joshua Bell, Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnány. (Decca, 1996)
4 Ballades, Op. 10; 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79; Glenn Gould. (CBS Masterworks, 1983)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83; Clifford Curzon, Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch. (Decca, 1960)
Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90; Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1990)
Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marin Alsop. (Naxos, 2007)
The Four Symphonies; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine. (RCA Red Seal, 1976)
The Four Symphonies; Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1989) 
The Symphonies; Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle. (Warner Classics, 2009)
String Quintets: No. 1 in F, Op. 88; No. 2 in G, Op. 111; Juilliard String Quartet, Walter Trampler. (Sony, 1996) 
Variations, Op. 21 No. 2; Piano pieces, Opp. 76 & 118; Waltzes, Op. 39; Jonathan Plowright. (BIS, 2016)
10 Intermezzi: Op. 76 Nos. 6 & 7; Op. 116 No. 4; Op. 117 Nos. 1-3; Op. 118 Nos. 1, 2, & 6; Op. 119 No. 1; Glenn Gould. (Columbia Masterworks, 1961)

2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79; Piano pieces, Opp. 117-119; Radu Lupu. (Decca, 1987)
Benjamin Britten
A Ceremony of Carols; Friday Afternoons; Three Two-Part Songs; New London Children’s Choir, Ronald Corp. (Naxos, 1995)
Max Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26; Jascha Heifetz, New Symphony Orchestra of London, Malcolm Sargent. 
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26; Kyung-Wha Chung, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt. (EMI Classics, 1992)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26; Nicola Benedetti, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jakub Hruša. (Decca, 2011)
Frédéric Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11; Maurizio Pollini, Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Kletzki. (EMI, 1960)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11; Martha Argerich, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1968)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11; Martha Argerich, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit. (EMI, 1999)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11; Vassily Primakov, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Paul Mann. (Bridge Records, 2008) 

Préludes, Op. 28; Eric Lu. (Warner Classics, 2020) 
Claude Debussy
La Mer, L. 109; Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1995)
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, B. 141; American Suite in A, B. 190; Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer. (Channel Classics, 2010)
Symphony No. 8 in G, B. 163; Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelik. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1995) 
Symphony No. 8 in G, B. 163; Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer. (Channel Classics, 2001)

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, B. 178, “From the New World”; London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész. (Decca, 1967) 

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, B. 178, “From the New World”; Czech Suite in D, B. 93; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ivan Anguélov. (Oehms Classics, 2005) 
Edward Elgar
Variations on an Original Theme, “Enigma,” Op. 36; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle. (EMI, 1992)
Cello concerto in E minor, Op. 85; Pablo Casals, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult. 
Cello concerto in E minor, Op. 85; Jacqueline du Pré, London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli. (EMI, 1965) 

Cello concerto in E minor, Op. 85; Pierre Fournier, Berliner Philharmoniker, Alfred Wallenstein. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1967) 
Cello concerto in E minor, Op. 85; Jacqueline du Pré, Philadelphia Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim. (CBS, 1970)
Gabriel Fauré
Requiem, Op. 48; 2 Offertories, Op. 65; Messe Basse; Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11; Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, Fifth Avenue, New York, Orchestra of St Luke’s, John Scott. (Resonus Classics, 2016)
Gerald Finzi
I Said to Love; Let Us Garlands Bring; Before and After Summer; Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside. (Naxos, 2005)
Let Us Garlands Bring; Bryn Terfel. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1995)
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue; An American in Paris; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein. (Sony, 1959)
Music for two pianos: “I Got Rhythm” variations; Second Rhapsody; other songs; Katia and Marielle Labeque. (Warner Classics, 2001)
Porgy and Bess; Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Damon Evans, Harolyn Blackwell, Bruce Hubbard, Cynthia Clarey, Marietta Simpson, Gregg Baker, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Rattle. (EMI, 1989) 
Philip Glass
Solo Piano; Philip Glass. (CBS, 1989)
Violin Concerto No. 1; Gidon Kremer, Wiener Philharmoniker, Christoph von Dohnányi. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1993)
Dreaming Awake; Bruce Levingston. (Sono Luminus, 2016) 
Piano Works; Víkingur Ólafsson. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2017)

Partitas for Solo Cello; Matt Haimovitz. (Orange Mountain Music, 2017) 
Circles: Piano Concerto No. 3; Simone Dinnerstein, A Far Cry. (Orange Mountain Music, 2018)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice; Bernarda Fink, Veronica Cangemi, Maria Cristina Kiehr, Freiburger Barockorchester, RIAS-Kammerchor, René Jacobs. (Harmonia Mundi, 2001)
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16; Murray Perahia, Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Colin Davis. (CBS, 1989)

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16; Leif Ove Andsnes, Berliner Philharmoniker, Mariss Jansons. (EMI, 2003) 

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell. (Columbia Masterworks, 1966) 
George Frideric Handel
Acis and Galatea; Paul Agnew, Sophie Daneman, Patricia Petibon, Alan Ewing, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie. (Erato, 1999) 
Messiah; Barbara Schlick, Sandrine Piau, Andreas Scholl, Mark Padmore, Nathan Berg, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie. (Harmonia Mundi, 1994)
Messiah, Dublin Version, 1742; Susan Hamilton, Annie Gill, Claire Wilkinson, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Dunedin Consort & Players, John Butt. (Linn, 2006)

Messiah; Carolyn Sampson, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Mark Padmore, Christopher Purves, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers. (Coro, 2008) 

Messiah; Lucy Crowe, Andrew Staples, Tim Mead, Christopher Purves, Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm. (Erato, 2014)
Joseph Haydn
Piano Sonata in D, Hob. XVI/42; Piano Sonata in C, Hob. XVI/48; Piano Sonata in E-flat, Hob. XVI/49; Piano Sonata in C, Hob. XVI/50; Piano Sonata in D, Hob. XVI/51; Piano Sonata in E-flat, Hob. XVI/52; Glenn Gould. (CBS Masterworks, 1982)
Symphony No. 88 in G, I/88; Wiener Pilharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1983)
Symphony No. 94 in G, H. I/94; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell. (Columbia, 1967)
Symphony No. 94 in G, H. I/94; Philharmonia Hungarica, Antal Dorati. 
Symphony No. 94 in G, H. I/94; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1982) 
Symphony No. 94 in G, H. I/94; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1985)
Symphony No. 94 in G, H. I/94; The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood. (l’Oiseau-Lyre, 2007)
Trumpet Concerto in E-flat, H. VIIe/1; Wynton Marsalis, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard. (CBS Masterworks, 1983) 
Trumpet Concerto in E-flat, H. VIIe/1; Niklas Eklund, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Roy Goodman. (Naxos, 2003) 
Trumpet Concerto in E-flat, H. VIIe/1; Alison Balsom, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. (Warner Classics, 2008) 
Hildegard von Bingen
A Feather on the Breath of God; Emma Kirkby, Gothic Voices. (Hyperion, 1982)
Symphoniae: Spiritual Songs; Sequentia. (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 1985)
Saints; Sequentia. (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 1998)
Ordo Virtutum; Sequentia. (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 1998)
Vox Cosmica; Arianna Savall, Petter Udland Johansen, Hirundo Maris. (Carpe Diem Records, 2014)
Gustav Holst
The Planets, Op. 32; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1981)
The Planets, Op. 32; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski. (Live performance, 22 May 2009) 
Gabriel Kahane
The Ambassador; Gabriel Kahane. (Sony Masterworks, 2014)

Erich Korngold
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35; Gil Shaham, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1994)
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35; Anne-Sophie Mutter, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2004)
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35; Benjamin Schmid, Wiener Philharmoniker, Seiji Ozawa. (Oehms Classics, 2005)
David Lang
The Little Match Girl Passion; Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen, Paul Hillier. (Harmonia Mundi, 2009)
Franz Liszt
Complete Hungarian Rhapsodies; Michele Campanella. (Decca, 1993)
Witold Lutosławski
Paganini Variations for Two Pianos; Nina Schumann, Luis Magalhaes. (TwoPianists Records, 2008)

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 1 in D; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1968) 
Symphony No. 1 in D; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski. (Live performance, 4 December 2010)
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur. 
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56; London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1985)
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56; London Symphony Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner. (LSO, 2018) 
Claudio Monteverdi
L’Orfeo; Emanuela Galli, Mirko Guadagnini, Marina De Liso, Ensemble La Venexiana, Claudio Cavina. (Glossa, 2007)
Il Combatimento Di Tancredi I Clorinda; Rolando Villazón, Patrizia Ciofi, Topi Lehtipuu, Le concerto d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm. (Warner Classics, 2006)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin, K. 301, K. 305, K. 376, K. 378; Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov. (Harmonia Mundi, 2018)
Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453; Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466; Robert Levin, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood. (l’Oiseau-Lyre, 1997)
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466; Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467; Friedrich Gulda, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1975)
Piano Concerto No. 20 in  D minor, K. 466; Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467; Patrick Cohen, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Christophe Coin. (Auvidis-Astrée, 1996)
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488; Robert Casadesus, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, George Szell. (Columbia, 1959) 
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488; Alfred Brendel, The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner. (Philips, 1974)
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488; Friedrich Gulda, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt. (Teldec, 1984) 
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488; Robert Levin, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood. (l’Oiseau-Lyre, 1999) 
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488; Mitsuko Uchida, Cleveland Orchestra. (Decca, 2009) 
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491; Glenn Gould, NYP Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein. (Live performance, 4 April 1959)
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492; Thomas Allen, Kathleen Battle, Jorma Hynninen, Margaret Price, Ann Murray, Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Muti. (EMI, 1987)
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492; Véronique Gens, Patrizia Ciofi, Angelika Kirchschlager, Lorenzo Regazzo, Simon Keenlyside, Collegium Vocale Gent, Concerto Köln, René Jacobs. (Harmonia Mundi, 2004)
Don Giovanni, K. 527; Eberhard Wächter, Joan Sutherland, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Graziella Scrutti, Giuseppe Taddei, Luigi Alva, Gottlob Frick, Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini. (EMI, 1959)
Don Giovanni, K. 527; Kiri Te Kanawa, Martina Arroyo, Mirella Freni, Ingvar Wixell, Wladimiro Ganzarolli, Stuart Burrows, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Colin Davis. (Philips, 1973)
Don Giovanni, K. 527; Håkan Hagegård, Arleen Auger, Barbara Bonney, Della Jones, Gilles Cachemaille, Bryn Terfel, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Nico van der Meel, Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra, Arnold Östman. (l’Oiseau-Lyre, 1990)
Don Giovanni, K. 527; Thomas Allen, Carol Vaness, Maria Ewing, Elizabeth Gale, Keith Lewis, Richard Van Allan, John Rawnsley, Dimitri Kavrakos, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink. (EMI, 1993) 
Don Giovanni, K. 527; Thomas Allen, Sharon Sweet, Karita Mattila, Francisco Araiza, Simone Alaimo, Marie McLaughlin, Robert Lloyd,  Claudio Otelli, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner. (Philips, 1991)
Don Giovanni, K. 527; William Shimell, Samuel Ramey, Cheryl Studer, Carol Vaness, Frank Lopardo, Susanne Mentzer, Natale de Carolis, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Muti. (EMI Classics, 1991) 
Don Giovanni, K. 527; Rodney Gilfry, Luba Orgonasova, Charlotte Margiono, Eirian James, Christopher Prégardien, Idlebrando D’Arcangelo, Julian Clarkson, Andrea Silvestrelli, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner. (DG Archiv, 1994)
Don Giovanni, K. 527; Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Michele Pertusi, Herbert Lippert, Ann Murray, Monica Groop, Roberto Scaltriti, Mario Luperi, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti. (Live performance) (London, 1997) 
Don Giovanni, K. 527; Johannes Weisser, Lorenzo Regazzo, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Olga Pasichnyk, Kenneth Tarver, Sunhae Im, RAIS Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs. (Harmonia Mundi, 2007)

Don Giovanni, K. 527; Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Luca Pisaroni, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Rolando Villazón, Mojca Erdmann, Vocalensemble Rastatt, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2012)
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550; Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine. (RCA, 1982) 
Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell. (Epic, 1956)
Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551; Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1990)
Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551; Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs. (Harmonia Mundi, 2007) 
Così fan tutte, K. 588; Carol Vaness, Delores Ziegler, Lillian Watson, John Aler, Dale Duesing, Claudio Desderi, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink. (EMI, 1987)
Così fan tutte, K. 588; Kiri Te Kanawa, Ann Murray, Marie McLaughlin, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Thomas Hampson, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1988)
The Piano Concertos; Mitsuko Uchida, English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate. (Philips, 2006)
The Complete Piano Concertos; Murray Perahia, English Chamber Orchestra. (Sony, 2006) 
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620; Rosa Mannion, Natalie Dessay, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Anton Scharinger, Reinhard Hagen, Linda Kitchen, Anna Maria Panzarella, Doris Lamprecht, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie. (Warner Music France, 1996)
La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621; Mark Padmore, Alex Penda, Bernarda Fink, Marie-Claude Chappuis, Sunhae Im, Sergio Foresti, RIAS Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs. (Harmonia Mundi, 2006)
Mozart Opera Arias; Kathleen Battle, Metropolitan Opera orchestra, James Levine. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1997) 

Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622; Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581; Martin Fröst, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Peter Oundjian, Vertavo String Quartet. (BIS, 2003)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626; Rachel Yakar, Ortrun Wenkel, Kurt Equiluz, Robert Holl, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Concentus musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt. (Teldec, 1982)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626; Anna Maria Panzarella, Nathalie Stutzmann, Christoph Prégardien, Nathan Berg, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie. (Erato, 1995)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626; Simone Kermes, Stéphanie Houtzeel, Markus Brutscher, Arnaud Richard, New Siberian Singers, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis. (Alpha, 2011) 
Johann Pachelbel
Musikalische Ergötzung, Suite in C, P. 374; Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer. (Harmonia Mundi, 2016)
Arvo Pärt
Symphony No. 4, “Los Angeles”; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2009)
Michael Praetorius
Christmas Mass; Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1994)
Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26; Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn. (Decca, 1975)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26; Evgeny Kissin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1994) 
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26; Simon Trpčeski, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko. (Onyx, 2017)

Romeo and Juliet Suite, Op. 64; Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi. (Chandos, 1986) 

Giacomo Puccini
La Bohème; Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Elizabeth Harwood, Rolando Panerai, Gianni Maffeo, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. (Decca, 1973)

Tosca; Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Tito Gobbi, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Victor de Sabata. (EMI, 1953)
Tosca; Maria Callas, Renato Cioni, Tito Gobbi, Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus, Carlo Felice Cillario. (Live performance, 24 January 1964)
Tosca; Katia Ricciarelli, José Carreras, Ruggero Raimondi, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1979) 
Turandot; Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé, Nicolai Ghiaurov, John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta. (Decca, 1972)
Turandot; Katia Ricciarelli, Plácido Domingo, Barbara Hendricks, Ruggero Raimondi, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1981)
Henry Purcell
Dido & Aeneas; Véronique Gens, Nathan Berg, Sophie Marin-Degor, Sophie Daneman, Jean-Paul Fochécourt, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie. (Erato, 1995)
Sergei Rachmaninov
Complete Piano Concertos, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Variations on a Theme of Corelli; Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn. (Decca, 2003)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor; Alexis Weissenberg, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. (Warner Classics)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor; Alexandre Tharaud, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov. (Erato, 2016)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40; Daniil Trifonov, Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2018)

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45; Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2021) 

Maurice Ravel
“Une barque sur l’ocean”; Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti. (Angel Records, 1997)
Piano Concerto in G; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Philharmonia Orchestra, Ettore Gracis. (EMI, 1958) 
Piano Concerto in G; Martha Argerich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1967)
Piano Concerto in G; Krystian Zimerman, Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1998)
Steve Reich
Music for 18 Musicians; Steve Reich ensemble. (ECM, 1978)
Camille Saint-Saëns
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, R. 190; Moura Lympany, London Symphony Orchestra, Jean Martinon.
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, R. 190; Pascal Rogé, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit. (Decca, 1995) 
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, R. 190; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Charles Dutoit. (Decca, 2007)
Arnold Schoenberg
Three piano pieces, Op. 11; Glenn Gould. (Columbia Masterworks, 1959)
Franz Schubert
Romantic Poets, Volume 3; Sibylla Rubens, Ulrich Eisenlohr, Nikolaus Friedrich. (Naxos, 2008)
Impromptus, Opp. 90 & 142; Mitsuko Uchida. (Philips, 1997)

Robert Schumann

Dichterliebe, Op. 48; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Alfred Brendel. (Philips, 1986)

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim.
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54; Christian Zacharias, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. (MD & G, 2001)
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 97, “Rhenish”; Berliner Philharmoniker, James Levine. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1990)
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1953) 
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1972)
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Philadelphia Orchestra, James Levine. (RCA Red Seal, 1981) 
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120; Berliner Philharmoniker, James Levine. (Deutsche Grammophon) 
Caroline Shaw
Partita for 8 Voices; Roomful of Teeth. (New Amsterdam Records, 2016)
Jean Sibelius
En Saga, Op. 9; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. (Warner Classics, 1987)
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1990)
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39; Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy. (Decca, 1986) 
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39; London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis. (LSO Live, 2009) 
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43; Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan. (Columbia, 1961) 
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43; Concertgebouw Orchestra, George Szell. (Philips, 1964) 
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis. (Philips, 1976)

Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons. (EMI Classics, 1993) 
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43; London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis. (RCA Victor, 1995)
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2007) 
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47; Itzhak Perlman, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, André Previn. (Angel Stereo, 1980)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Staatskapelle Dresden, André Previn. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1995)

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47; Esther Yoo, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2015) 

Stephen Sondheim
Into the Woods; Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg. (RCA Victor, 1987)
Into the Woods; Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Daniel Huttlestone, Lilla Crawford, Mackenzie Mauzy, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch. (Walt Disney, 2014) 
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35; Sarah Chang, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis. (Capitol, 1993)
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36; Wiener Simphoniker, Herbert von Karajan. (Live performance, 17 November 1954)
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink. (Philips, 1978)

Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50; Beaux Arts Trio. (Philips, 1971) 

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 54; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell. (1958) 
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 54; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Evgeny Mravinsky. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1960) 
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 54; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1985) 
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 54; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1989) 
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 54; Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2009)
The Nutcracker, Op. 71; Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle. (Warner Classics, 2010)

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique”; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1986)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The First Nowell; Lisa Milne, Ruxandra Donose, Andrew Staples, Christopher Maltman, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Vladimir Jurowski. (Live performance, 5 December 2009) 
Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Carlo Bergonzi, Renata Scotto, Ivo Vinco, Fiorenza Cossotto, Orchestra e coro del Teatro alla Scala, Rafael Kubelík. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1964)
Rigoletto; Piero Cappuccilli, Plácido Domingo, Ileana Contrubas, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Elena Obraztsova, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1979)
Rigoletto; Vladimir Chernov, Luciano Pavarotti, Cheryl Studer, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Denyce Graves, Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus, James Levine. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1993) 
Aïda; Montserrat Caballé, Plácido Domingo, Fiorenza Cossotto, Piero Cappuccilli, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Royal Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti. (Warner Classics, 1974)
Aïda; Maria Chiara, Luciano Pavarotti, Ghena Dimitrova, Leo Nucci, Paata Burchuladze, Orchestra e coro del Teatro alla Scala, Lorin Maazel. (Decca, 1990)
Falstaff; Tito Gobbi, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Anna Moffo, Fedora Barbieri, Nan Merriman, Luigi Alva, Rolando Panerai, Nicola Zaccaria, Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Herbert von Karajan. (Warner Classics, 1956)
Verdi;  Plácido Domingo, Orquestra de la Communitat Valencíana, Pablo Heras-Casado. (Sony Classical, 2013)
Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons; Janine Jansen. (Decca, 2005)
The Four Seasons; Sarah Chang, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. (Warner Classics, 2007) 
The Four Seasons; Joshua Bell, Academy of St Martin in the Fields. (Sony, 2008)
Richard Wagner
Der fliegende Höllander, WWV 63; James Morris, Deborah Voigt, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Ben Heppner, Paul Groves, Birgitta Svendén, Metropolitan Opera chorus and orchestra, James Levine. (Sony, 1994)
Die Walküre, WWV 86B; Jon Vickers, Gré Brouwenstijn, George London, Birgit Nilsson, Gottlob Frick, Christa Ludwig, London Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf. (Decca, 1961)
Die Walküre, WWV 86B; James King, Régine Crespin, Hans Hotter, Birgit Nilsson, Gottlob Frick, Christa Ludwig, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti. (Decca, 1965)
Die Walküre, WWV 86B; Gary Lakes, Jessye Norman, James Morris, Hildegard Behrens, Kurt Moll, Christa Ludwig, Metropolitan Opera chorus and orchestra, James Levine. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1987)
Twlight of the Gods: Wagner Ring collection; Stephanie Blythe, Richard Croft, Jonas Kaufmann, Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Eric Owens, Iain Paterson, Gerhard Siegel, Bryn Terfel, Deborah Voigt, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Metropolitan Opera chorus and orchestra, James Levine, Fabio Luisi. (Deutsche Grammophon, 2012)
Orchestral music; The MET Orchestra, James Levine. (Deutsche Grammophon, 1997)

Classical compilation albums

Choral albums
Sing We Christmas; Chanticleer. (Teldec, 1995)
Opera compilation albums
Leontyne Price, Prima Donna: Volumes 1-5; Leontyne Price, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Edward Downes, Nello Santi, Henry Lewis. (RCA Victor)
Arie di bravura; Diana Damrau, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Jérémie Rhorer. (Erato, 2008)


Jazz albums

Louis Armstrong
The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings.
Miles Davis
In a Silent Way. (Columbia, 1969)

Popular music

ABBA
The Album. (Polar, 1977)
Voulez-Vous. (Polar, 1979)
Super Trouper. (Polar, 1980)
The Visitors. (Polar, 1981)
Adele
Live at the Royal Albert Halll. (XL, Columbia, 2011)
The Beatles
Revolver. (Parlophone, 1966)
Magical Mystery Tour. (Parlophone, 1967)
Abbey Road. (Apple, 1969) 
Björk
Debut. (One Little Indian, Elektra, 1993)
Medúlla (One Little Indian, Elektra, 2004)
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook. (Verve, 1956)
Judy Garland
Miss Show Business. (Capital Records, 1955)

Kanye West

 The Life of Pablo. (GOOD Music, 2016)

Lady Gaga 
The Fame Monster. (Interscope Records, 2009)
Born This Way. (Interscope Records, 2011)
Melody Gardot
My One and Only Thrill. (Verve, 2009) 
Norah Jones
Come Away With Me. (Blue Note Records, 2002)
Feels Like Home. (Blue Note Records, 2004) 
Queen
A Night at the Opera. (EMI, Elektra, 1975) 

Other

African Rhythms: Ligeti — Reich; Aka Pygmies, Pierre-Laurent Aimard. (Teldec Classics, 2003)
Officium; Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble. (ECM, 1994)
Passages; Philip Glass, Ravi Shankar. (Private Music, 1990) 
Red Hot + Bach; Various artists. (Red Hot, 2014)

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