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Mirror Image:
The title is pretty self-explanatory. I'm going to have to think about this one...

LKB:

--- Quote from: Mirror Image on June 18, 2022, 07:05:49 PM ---The title is pretty self-explanatory. I'm going to have to think about this one...

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Well, I'll make a start with some l know will always remain in my collection. This list is in no particular order, with a format of composer/ work/ artists/ label:

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht/ Schubert String Quintet in C Major,  Hollywood String Quartet et. al., Testament

Schubert & Schumann Lieder, Elly Ameling et. al., Harmonia Mundi

Beethoven  Late String Quartets, Quartetto Italiano, Philips

Beethoven, Missa Solemnis, choir and soloists with the RCO, Bernstein, Deutsche Grammophon

Beethoven, Symphonies, AAM, Hogwood, l'Oiseau-Lyre

Beethoven/Brahms Lieder, Fischer-Dieskau/ Demus, Deutsche Grammophon

Brahms, Choral works, Monteverdi Choir et. al., Gardiner, Philips

Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem
, Janowitz/Waechter, BPO, von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon

Brahms, Cello Sonatas, du Pre/Barenboim, EMI

Brahms/ Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos, Heifetz with Reiner and CSO, RCA SACD

Brahms, Symphoniy no. 3, BPO, von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon SACD 1964

Brahms, Symphony No. 4, VPO, Carlos Kleiber, Deutsche Grammophon

Dowland, First - Fourth Books of Songs, Consort of Musicke, Rooley, l'Oiseau-Lyre

The King's Singers Concert Collection, EMI

Josquin Des Prez chansons and motets, The King's Singers, RCA

Mahler Symphony no. 9, BPO/ von Karajan live, Deutsche Grammophon digital

Elgar Cello Concerto and Sea Pictures, LSO, du Pre / Baker & Barbirolli, EMI

Mahler, Kindertotenlieder and Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen, Baker and Hallé Orchestra, Barbirolli,  EMI

Mahler, Symphony No. 4, Mathis with the BPO, von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon

Mahler, Symphony No. 6, BPO, von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon

Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde, Ludwig/Kollo with the BPO, von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon

Mahler, Symphony No. 2, Auger/Baker with the CBSO, Rattle, EMI

Mahler, Symphony No. 7, RCO, Haitink, Philips studio digital ca.1983

Mahler, Symphony No. 8, CSO, Solti, Decca

Mahler, Symphony No. 3, Baker with the LSO, Tilson Thomas, CBS/Sony

Mahler, Lieder, Baker/Parsons, Hyperion

Bruckner, Symphony No. 4, VPO, Böhm, Decca

Bruckner, Symphony No. 5, BPO, von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon

Bruckner, Symphony No. 5, VPO, Haitink, Philips

Bruckner, Symphony No. 6, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Klemperer, EMI

Bruckner, Symphony No. 7, BPO, von Karajan, Deutsche Grammophon

Bruckner, Symphony No. 8 etc., RCO, Haitink, Philips studio digital

Bruckner, Symphony No. 9, RCO, Haitink, Philips studio digital

Bruckner, Mass in D Minor/Motets, soloists and the Monteverdi Choir with the VPO, Gardiner, Deutsche Grammophon

Bach, Partitas and Sonatas for solo violin, Grummiaux, Philips

Bach, Cello Suites, Fournier, DG Archive

Bach, Mass in B Minor, soloists with the Chorus and Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Marriner, Philips

Bach, Brandenburg Concerti, ECO, Leppard, Philips

Bach, Brandenburg Concerti, The English Concert, Pinnock, DG Archive

Vaughan Williams, Butterworth etc. Songs, Shirley-Quirk et. al., Heritage

Vaughan Williams Boult recordings, EMI SACD remastered ( Actually pending but I'll be taking them to the grave with me, so there.  :D )

Vaughan Williams, Hodie, soloists with the Bach Choir, LSO, Willcocks, EMI

Tchaikovsky, Overture 1812 etc., MSO, Dorati, Mercury Stereo ( My introduction to classical music in 1967. Thanks, Dad. )

Tchaikovsky, Symphonies 4-6, RCO, Haitink, Philips

Tchaikovsky, Manfred, RCO, Haitink, Philips

Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 1, RCO, Ashkenazy, Decca

Rachmaninoff, All Night Vigil, USSR Russian Chorus, Sveshnikov, Melodiya

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, RCO, Haitink, Decca

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 11, RCO, Haitink, Decca

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 13, Rintzler with RCO, Haitink, Decca

Ok, l think that's 50. If I'm wrong please pretend that I'm not, 'cause I'm done.  :D

david johnson:
Lt. Kije, Pines of Rome, Pictures at an Exhibition, Scherezade - Reiner/CSO
Russian Easter Overture - Ansermet/OSR, Barenboim/CSO
Mahler 1 -Leinsdorf/BSO
Mahler 2 - Klemperer/Philharmonia
Mahler 3 - Levine/CSO
Shostakovich 7 - Bernstein/CSO
Shostakovich 4 - Ormandy/Philly
Shostakovich 5 - Mitropoulos
Stravinsky - Rite of Spring (Bernstein/NYPO, Stravinsky/Columbia, Ozawa/CSO) Petrushka - Monteux/BSO, Stravinsky/Columbia Firebird - Stravinsky/Columbia
Verdi Requiem - Giulini/Philharmonia
Orff Carmina Burana - de Burgos/Philharmonia
Bruckner 6 - Bongartz/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orkest
Bruckner 4 - Barenboim/CSO
Bruckner 9 - Giulini/CSO HvK/Berlin (60s)
Bruckner 3 - Haenchen/Netherlands Radio
Hummel Trumpet Concerto - Ed Tarr
Beethove piano sonatas - Kempff (mono)
Wagner ring - Solti/VPO

I'll have to think on some more :)

Lisztianwagner:
I have to think about it better, but I've already had some ideas. Only a question about the symphonies, do they have to be counted just as single recordings or it is possible to consider them as cycle?

vandermolen:
Oh gosh!

VW Symphony No.6 (LPO, Boult)
Miaskovsky Symphony No.6 (USSR SO, Kondrashin)
Bax Symphony 3 (LSO, Downes)
Bruckner Symphony No.9 (Berlin PO Furtwangler)
Walton Symphony No.1 (Sargent, Philharmonia)
VW A Pastoral Symphony (LSO, Previn)
DSCH Symphony No.4 (Ormandy, Philadelphia Orch)
Copland Symphony No.3 (LSO, Copland)
Rawsthorne: Symphony Studies (LPO, Pritchard)
Rubbra Symphony 4 (Rubbra conducting the BBC SO)
Hanson: Symphony No.3 (Koussevitsky, Boston SO)
VW A Sea Symphony (Haitink, LPO)
Shostakovich Symhony 13 (Haitink, Concertgebouw)
Sibelius Four Legends (Danish RSO, Jensen)

More later...

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