The PT 50: essential classical music CDs
Composer / Title Performer(s) Catalog Number

ADAMS
The Chairman Dances

San Francisco Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor

Nonesuch 79144

J.S. BACH
Brandenburg Concertos
Nos. 1 - 6

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Harmonia Mundi HMA 1951634.35 (2-CD set)

J.S. BACH
"Goldberg" Variations
BWV 988

Murray Perahia, piano

Sony Classical SK 89243

J.S. BACH
Mass in B minor

Collegium Vocale
La Chapelle Royale
Phillipe Herreweghe, conductor

Harmonia Mundi
HMX 2908110.12

BARTÓK
Concerto for Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner, conductor

RCA Victor 61504

BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonatas Nos. 21 "Waldstein", 23 "Appassionata" & 26 "Les Adieux"

Emil Gilels, piano

Deutsche Grammophon
419 162-2

BEETHOVEN
The String Quartets

Emerson String Quartet

Deutsche Grammophon
447 075-2

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5 in c minor, Op. 67

Vienna Philharmonic
Carlos Kleiber, conductor

Deutsche Grammophon
447 400-2

BERLIOZ
Symphonie Fantastique

London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis, conductor

LSO LIVE #7

BERNSTEIN
West Side Story

Original Broadway Cast Recording

Sony SK 60724

BRAHMS
A German Requiem

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra
Otto Klemperer, conductor

EMI Classics
7243 566903 2 5

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Vienna Philharmonic
Carlos Kleiber, conductor

Deutsche Grammophon
457 706-2

BRAHMS
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
New York Philharmonic
Kurt Masur, conductor

Deutsche Grammophon
457 075-2

CHOPIN
Ballades and Scherzi

Arthur Rubinstein, piano

The Rubinstein Collection, Vol. 45
RCA Victor 63045-2

COPLAND
Appalachian Spring
(complete ballet)

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Copland the Populist -- RCA 09026-63511-2

DEBUSSY
La Mer

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, conductor

RCA Victor 61500

DEBUSSY
Piano Preludes, Books I & II

Paul Jacobs, piano

Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch 79474

DOWLAND
Complete Lute Works, Volume 3

Paul O'Dette, lute

Harmonia Mundi 907162

DVORÁK
Cello Concerto in B minor,
Op. 104

Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Deutsche Grammophon
447 413-2

DVORÁK
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"

London Symphony Orchestra
István Kertész, conductor

Penguin Classics 460604

ELGAR
Cello Concerto & Sea Pictures

Jacqueline du Pré, cello; Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli, conductor

EMI CDC 556219 2

GERSHWIN
Rhapsody in Blue

Leonard Bernstein, piano/conductor
Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Sony Classical 42264

HANDEL
Messiah

English Baroque Soloists
Monteverdi Choir
Marshall/Robbin/Bregg/Rolfe-Johnson
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Philips 434297 (2-CD set)

HANDEL
Water Music Suites

English Baroque Soloists
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Philips 464706

HAYDN
"London" Symphonies

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
Sir Colin Davis, conductor

Philips 464707

HOLST
The Planets, Op. 32

Philharmonia Orchestra
The Monteverdi Choir
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Deutsche Grammophon
445 860-2

Vladimir Horowitz:
The Historic Return
Carnegie Hall 1965

Vladimir Horowitz, piano

Sony Classical SK 53461

JOSQUIN
Missa Pange Lingua

The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, director

Gimell CDGIM009

LISZT
Piano Sonata in B minor

Stephen Hough, piano

Hyperion 67085

MAHLER
Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Deutsche Grammophon
423 395-2

MENDELSSOHN
A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture Op. 21 & Incidental Music Op. 61
Symphony No. 3 "Scottish"

London Symphony Orchestra
Jenifer Vyvyan, soprano
Marion Lowe, soprano
Peter Maag, conductor

Decca Legends 466 990

MONTEVERDI
Vespro della Beata Vergine

Monoyios/Pennicchi/Chance/Tucker/
Robson/Naglia/Terfel/Miles
Monteverdi Choir
London Oratory Junior Choir
His Majesties Sagbutts
    & Cornetts
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Archiv 429 565

MOZART
The Magic Flute

Berlin Philiharmonic
RIAS Chamber Chorus
Lear/Peters/Otto/Wunderlich
Fischer-Dieskau/Crass/Hotter
Karl Böhm, conductor

Deutsche Grammophon
449 749-2 (2-CD set)

MOZART
Piano Concertos Nos. 6, 17 & 21

Géza Anda, piano/conductor
Camerata Academica of Salzburg

Deutsche Grammophon 447 436-2

MOZART
Symphonies Nos. 35-41

Berlin Philharmonic
Karl Böhm, conductor

Deutsche Grammophon 447 416-2

ORFF
Carmina Burana

Janowitz/Stolze/Fischer-Dieskau
Schöneberger Sängerknaben
Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Eugen Jochum, conductor

Deutsche Grammophon
447 437-2

PROKOFIEV
Romeo & Juliet

The Cleveland Orchestra
Lorin Maazel, conductor

Decca 452970

PUCCINI
La Bohème

de los Angeles/Björling/Corena/Merrill/Tozzi
The Columbus Boychoir
RCA Victor Chorus & Orchestra
Sir Thomas Beecham

Great Recordings of the Century
EMI Classics 7243 567750 2 (2CD)

RAVEL
Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jean Martinon, conductor

RCA 63683

SCHUBERT
String Quintet in C, D. 956

Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Emerson String Quartet

Deutsche Grammophon
431 792-2

SCHUBERT
Winterreise

Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone
Charles Spencer, piano

RCA 09026 63147 2

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Sony Classical SK 61841

SIBELIUS
Symphonies 5 & 7

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis, conductor

Philips 289 464 740-2

R. STRAUSS
Four Last Songs

Jessye Norman, soprano
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Kurt Masur, conductor

Philips 464742

STRAVINSKY
The Rite of Spring

Kirov Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor

Philips 289 468 035-2PH

TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Concerto No. 1
in B-flat minor, Op. 23

Van Cliburn, piano
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Kiril Kondrashin, conductor

RCA Victor 078636055912

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphonies 4, 5 & 6

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Evgeny Mravinsky, conductor

Deutsche Grammophon
419 745-2

VERDI
Messa da Requiem

Schwarzkopf/Ludwig/Gedda/Ghiaurov
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor

EMI CMS 5 67560 2

VIVALDI
The Four Seasons

Giuliano Carmignola, baroque violin
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Andrea Marcon, Music Director

Sony Classical SK 51352

WAGNER
Overtures and Preludes

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Teldec 4509 99595 2