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TAS Super LP List 2016

Of the many articles and reviews that Harry Pearson wrote for The Absolute Sound, his annual Super LP List (aka SuperDisc List) may have been the most eagerly anticipated. The issue in which it was published was the one that everyone had to buy, borrow, or copy. Why? Because whether you were rich or poor, active in the high-end audio market or just kicking tires, it was the one issue of TAS you could make daily practical use of—it was your road map to the absolute sound. 

Back in the day, hundreds of guys like me carried that list with them to record stores, garage sales, estate sales, library sales, rummage sales, the basements of unsuspecting neighbors. With HP’s recommendations in hand we pawed at musty cardboard boxes and peach bins full of vinyl, rifling through stack after stack of fifty-cent LPs stinking of mildew and cat piss in search of the titles Harry deemed worthiest. 

Who didn’t lust for that 1s/1s Pines of Rome? Who wouldn’t have sold his soul for—or cheated a widow and an orphan out of—that black-label Weavers Reunion at Carnegie Hall? Almost single-handedly HP created a market so important, voracious, and enduring that, even now, used-record dealers demand a premium for mint copies of his favorites, while select titles from his Super LP List continue to be re-issued by companies the world over. 

It is our aim here to preserve and expand upon what Harry created. While it may not ignite the frenzy that it once did, TAS’ new Super LP List contains every LP that HP recommended when the list was last published in 2014. It also contains better than 200 new titles that JV and the TAS staff have deemed worthy of adding. While tampering with the master’s work may seem sacrilegious to some HP loyalists, remember that through the years Harry himself rethought and replenished the list, as recent recordings and previously unheard older ones came his way. And remember, as well, that JV added titles of his own to the last published lists at HP’s express behest. 

In keeping with Harry’s practice, each and every new entry on the list is marked with a dagger () symbol, and those recordings that are still available new or re-issued are marked with a double dagger (). LPs with particularly natural, as opposed to hi-fi spectacular sound have been awarded an asterisk (*).

As time passes, we anticipate adding more titles to the Super LP List, but its core—Harry’s own picks—will remain constant. JV

BEST OF THE BUNCH: Classical

• Arnold: English, Scottish, & Cornish Dances. Lyrita SRCS-109
• Brahms/Debussy/Bartók: Sonatas/Abel, Steinberg. Wilson Audiophile W-8722*
• Gerhard: The Plague. Decca Head 6
• Gershwin: Porgy & Bess complete/Maazel. Decca SET 609-11*
• Herold-Lanchbery: La Fille Mal Gardée. Decca/ORG 0109-45 (45rpm)*‡
Hi-Fi a la Española. Mercury/Classic SR-90144*
• Holst: The Planets/Mehta, LA. Decca/ORG 122-45 (45rpm)*‡
• Prokofiev: Scythian Suite. Mercury/ORG 118-45 (45rpm)*‡
• Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90283*‡
• Ravel: La Valse/Paray. Mercury/Classic SR-90313*‡
• Respighi: Feste Romane/Maazel. Decca SXL-6822
• Stravinsky: The Firebird/Dorati. Mercury/Classic SR-90226*‡
• Widor: Symphony No. 6, Allegro. Mercury SR-90169

BEST OF THE BUNCH: Popular

• Bachrach: Casino Royale. Colgems/Classic Records 5005Q‡
Balalaika Favorites. Mercury/Classic Records SR90310-45 (45rpm)‡
Belafonte At Carnegie Hall. RCA/Analogue Productions LSP-6006 *‡
• Ellington: For Duke. M & K Realtime UMK&K101
• Ralph Hunter Choir: The Wild, Wild West. RCA LSP-l968*
• Dean Martin: Dream with Dean. Reprise/Analogue Productions 076-45 (45rpm)*†‡
Music for Bang, Ba-room and Harp. RCA/Analogue Productions LSP-1866‡
• Peter, Paul & Mary: In The Wind. Warner Bros./ORG 071 (45rpm)*†‡
• Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon. EMI Harvest SHVL-804‡
The Sheffield Track Record. Sheffield Lab-20*
• Don Shirley: Water Boy. Columbia CS-9196*
The Weavers Reunion at Carnegie Hall, 1963. Vanguard/Analogue Productions 005*‡

SPECIAL MERIT: Classical

• Alain: Organ Works (complete). Erato EDO-250/2 
• Albeniz: Suite Española/De Burgos, New Philharmonia. London CS-6581/ORG 100†‡
• Anderson: Music of Leroy Anderson (Vol. II). Mercury SR-90043
• Antill: Corroboree. (Australian) EMI OASD-7603
• Arnold: Guitar Concerto/Bream. RCA LSC-2487*
• Arnold: Overtures. Reference Recordings RR-48
• Arnold: Peterloo Overture: Symphony No. 5. EMI ASD-2878
• Babbitt: All Set/Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. Nonesuch 71303†
• Bach: Six Solo Cello Suites/Starker. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-39016-3*†‡
• Bach: The Keyboard Concertos/Gould. Columbia/Speakers Corner 71449†‡
• Bach-Elgar: Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor. EMI ASD-2970
• Bach-Stokowski: Symphonic Transcriptions. Chandos ABRD-1055
• Balbastre: Harpsichord Works. Afka SK-298
• Barber/Menotti: Violin Concertos/Ricci, Pacific Symphony. Reference Recordings RR-45†
• Bartók: Concerto For Orchestra/Reiner. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-1934*‡
• Bartók: Divertimento For String Orchestra/Barshai. Decca 6026†
• Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2374*‡
• Bartók: The Six String Quartets/Juilliard Quartet. Columbia Masterworks D3S 717*†
• Bartók: Sonata for 2 Pianos & Percussion/Solti, Perahia. CBS Masterworks M 42625†
• Bax: Symphony No. 6. Musical Heritage Soc MHS 1198
• Beethoven: Appassionata Sonata/Kamiya. RCA/JVC RDC-4
• Beethoven: Cellosonaten/Rostropovich. Philips/Speakers Corner 2920†‡
• Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4/Gould, Bernstein. Columbia/Impex 6011†‡
• Beethoven. Symphony No. 5/C. Kleiber. Deutsche Grammophon DGR 31881†‡
• Beethoven: Symphony No. 6/Walter. Columbia/Analogue Productions AAPC 077‡
• Beethoven: Symphony No. 9/Solti, Chicago. Decca GBB-121/2
• Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 5 & 9/Oistrakh. Philips/Speakers Corner 835259†‡
• Bennett: 5 Studies For Piano/Bennett. Argo ZRG 704†
• Berg: Lulu & Wozzeck Suites. Mercury SR-90278
• Berio: Cries of London/Swingle II. Decca Head 15†
• Berlioz: Requiem/Fremaux, et al. EMI SLS-982
• Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique/Munch, BSO. RCA/Classic LSC-1900*
• Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time/Boulez. Argo ZRG-790†
• Bizet: Carmen Suite/Gibson. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2449†‡
• Bliss: Music for Strings. Lyrita SRCS-33*
• Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1. Mercury SR-90223*
• Borodin: Symphony No. 2/Ansermet. London/Speakers Corner 6126‡
• Brahms: Alto Rhapsody/Walter. Columbia MS-6488
• Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1/Curzon, Szell. London/ORG 103 (45rpm)†‡
• Brahms: Sextuor a Cordes No. 1, Op. 18/Les Musiciens. Harmonia Mundi HM 1073†
• Brahms: Sonata for Cello/Starker. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90392*†‡
• Bredemeyer: Schlagstück 5. NOVA 8 85 186†
• Brian: Symphony No. 9. EMI ASD-3486
• Britten: Four Sea Interludes. EMI ASD-3154
• Britten: Nocturnes. London/ORG 152 (45rpm)†‡
• Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas. Decca Ace-of-Diamonds GOS-558-9
• Britten: Sinfonietta. Lyrita SRCS1111†
• Busoni: Piano Concerto. EMI ASD-2336/7
• Byrd: Mass for Four Voice and Motets. Harmonia Mundi HM 55212†
• Cage: Third Construction. New World/Classic NW-319*
• Chabrier: España!/Argenta. Decca/Speakers Corner SXL-2020*‡
• Copland: Appalachian Spring. Can. Broadcast SM-5000
• Copland: Rodeo. Mercury SR-90172
• Crumb: Makrokosmos I. Nonesuch H-71293
• Crumb: Music for a Summer Eve: Makrokosmos III. Nonesuch H-71311
• Dahl: Concerto a Tre/Tashi. RCA ARL1-4328†  
• Debussy: Iberia. Mercury SR-90010
• Debussy: Iberia/Reiner, CSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2222*‡
• Debussy: Images (for piano)/Michelangeli. Deutsche Grammophon 250196†
• Debussy: The Sea/Munch, BSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2111*†‡
• Delius: North Country Sketches/Groves. EMI ASD-3139*
• Dorati: Symphony. Mercury SR-90248
• Duruflé: Requiem. Epic BC-1256
• Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit/Quartet Via Nova. Erato STU 71546†
• Dutilleux: Cello Concerto/Rostropovitch, Orchestre de Paris. EMI ASD-3145†
• Dutilleux: Figures de résonances (for two pianos). Erato STU 70810†
• Dvořák: Cello Concerto/Starker. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90303*‡
• Dvořák: Sextet in A major/Auryn Quartet, Altenburger, Demenga. TACET L196*†‡ 
• Dvořák: Symphony No. 8/Kertesz, LSO. Decca/Speakers Corner SXL-6044*†‡
• Dvořák: Symphony No. 8/Walter. CBS/Sony 20 AC 1822
• Elgar: Caratacus. EMI SLS-998*
• Elgar: Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures/Du Pre, Baker. EMI Testament AEMI 655‡
• Elgar: Coronation Ode. EMI ASD 3345
• Elgar: Engima Variations/Mehta, LA. London CS-6816
• Elgar: The Kingdom. EMI SAN 244-5
• Elgar: Symphony No. 2. EMI ASD-3266
• Faberman: The All Star Percussion Ensemble. Golden String/First Impression Music GS001†‡
• Fellegara: Serenata/Hamburg Chamber Soloists. Time S8006†
• Finzi: Dies Natalis. World Record Club SCM-50*
• Finzi: Intimations of Immortality. Lyrita SRCS-75
• Franck: Pièce héroïque. Mercury SR-90168
• Gerhard: Astrological Series/London Sinfonietta. Decca Head 11†
• Gerhard: Symphony No. 4. Argo ZRG-701
• Gershwin: Collected Works. Vox Box QSVBX-5132
• Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue/Wild, Fiedler. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2367*‡
• Gershwin: Second Rhapsody For Orchestra With Piano/Tilson Thomas. CBS Masterworks IM39699†
• Gould: Latin American Symphonette. Vanguard/Analogue Productions SRV-275 SD
• Grainger: Country Gardens. Mercury SR-90219
• Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy. Mercury SR-90173
• Grieg: Haugtussa and Poems by Wilhlem Krag/Andersen, Bratlie. Simax PS 1011*†
• Grieg: Peer Gynt/Fjeldstad. Decca/Speakers Corner SXL-2012*
• Grieg: Piano Concerto/Lupu, Previn. London/ORG 162-45 (45rpm)*‡
• Grieg: Piano Concerto/Rubinstein, Wallenstein. RCA LSC-2566
• Grieg: Violin and Piano Sonatas, Opp. 8, 13, 45/Tarak, Hancock. Bridge Records BDG 2003†
• Handel: Water Musick/McGegan. Harmonia Mundi France HMU 7010†
• Hanson: The Composer & His Orchestra. Mercury SR-90175*
• Hanson: Symphony No. 2. Mercury SR-90192
• Henze: The Emperor’s Nightingale/London Sinfonietta. L’Oiseau-Lyre DSLO 4†
• Hindemith: Mathis Der Maler/Steinberg, BSO. Deutsche Grammophon 2530 246†
• Holst: The Mystic Trumpeter/Armstrong, Atherton, LSO. Lyrita SRCS 128*†
• Holst: The Planets/Previn, LSO. EMI/Hi-Q AHIR 003‡
• Honneger: Pacific 231. EMI ASD-2989
• Howells: Hymnus Paradisi. EMI ASD-2600
• Janáček: Sinfonietta/Košler, Czech Phil. Denon/Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. (Japan) OX-7110-ND†
• Janáček: Sinfonietta/Szell, Cleveland. Columbia Masterworks MS 6815†
• Kabalevsky: The Comedians. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2398*‡
• Keats: String Quartet No. 2/Beaux-Arts Quartet. CRI 256†    
• Khachaturian: Gayaneh & Spartacus. Decca/ORG 168-45 (45rpm)‡
• Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2. London CS-6323
• Kodály: Háry János Suite. Mercury SR-90132*
• Leigh: Concertino/Harpsichord & Strings. Lyrita SRCS-126*
• Liszt: Mephisto Waltz/Reiner. RCA/Classic LSC-2341*
• Liszt: Nojima Plays Liszt. Reference Recordings RR-25†
• Lloyd: Symphony No. 5. Lyrita SRCS-124
• Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works/Lutoslawski, PRNSO. EMI Electrola 1C 165-03 231/36†
• Maconchy: Symphony Double String Orchestra. Lyrita SRCS-116
• Maderna: Serenata No. 2. Time S/8002†
• Mahler. Das Lied von der Erde/Bernstein, Fischer-Dieskau, King. London OS-26005†
• Mahler: Symphony No. 1/Slatkin. Telarc DG-10066
• Mahler: Symphony No. 3/Mehta. Decca/Analogue Productions AAPC 117‡
• Mahler: Symphony No. 5/Barbirolli, Baker, New Philharmonia. EMI SLS 785†
• Martin: Concerto for Seven Winds and Orchestra/Ansermet. London CS-6241†
• Massenet: Le Cid. EMI/Klavier AKLALE 522‡
• Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. EMI ASD-3377
• Messiaen: La Trans de Notre Sgnr. Jesus Christ. Decca Head 1 & 2
• Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony. EMI SLS-5117
• Meyer: Violinkonzert/Oistrakh, Suitner, Staatskapelle Berlin. NOVA 8 85 057†
• Moeran: Symphony. EMI ASD-2913
• Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos (K. 365). Nonesuch H-71028
• Mozart. Piano Concerto No. 15 & Symphony No. 36 /Bernstein. Decca/Speakers Corner 332†‡
• Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24/Istomin, Schwarz. Reference Recordings RM-2506 (45 rpm)†‡
• Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante/Oistrakh, Kondrashin. Decca/Speakers Corner 6088†‡
• Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41/Guilini. Decca/Speakers Corner SXL-6225†‡
• Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures/Reiner, CSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2201‡
• Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne/Fiedler, BSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-1817*‡
• Orff: Carmina Burana/Stokowski, Houston. Capitol SPAR-8470*
• Partch: The Delusion of the Fury. Columbia M2-30576
• Penderecki: Sonata for Cello and Orchestra. Muza XW576 (mono)†
• Penderecki: String Trio/Janaki Trio. Yarlung 53964-376V*†‡
• Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore. Archiv 198166
• Prokofiev: Lt. Kije Suite/Reiner, CSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2150*‡
• Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2/Frager. RCA LSC-2465
• Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3/Janis. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90300‡
• Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet/Maazel. Decca SXL-6620-2
• Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6/Weller. Decca SXL-6777*
• Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1/Ricci, Ansermet. Decca/Eclipse ECS-746
• Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2/Heifetz. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2314‡
• Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1/Salerno-Sonnenberg. MusicMasters MM-20022*†
• Rachmaninoff: The Bells. EMI ASD-3284
• Rachmaninoff: Paganini Variations/Rubinstein. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2430*‡
• Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1. RCA/Classic LSC-2541
• Rachmaninoff: The Romantic Rachmaninoff. Reader’s Digest RDA-29
• Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. Turnabout/Analogue Productions 34145-45 (45rpm)‡
• Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances/Oue. Reference Recordings RM-1504†‡
• Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1. EMI ASD-3137
• Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2. EMI ASD-2889
• Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2/Slatkin, St. Louis. Reference Recordings RM-1002†
• Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3. British RCA LSB-4090
• Rachmaninoff-Respighi: 5 Études-tableaux. EMI ASD-3013*
• Ravel: Collected Works. Vox Box QSVBX-5133
• Ravel: Concerto in G Major. Linn Recut 01
• Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé/Ansermet. Decca SXL-6204*
• Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé/Munch, BSO. Chesky RC-30
• Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No. 1. Lyrita SRCS-101
• Respighi: Ancient Dances and Airs. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90199*‡
• Respighi: Brazilian Impressions. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90153‡
• Respighi: Pines of Rome/Reiner. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2436*‡
• Reubke: The 94th Psalm. Orion ORS-78282
• Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. RCA/Classic/Analogue Productions LSC-2446*‡
• Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz. Mercury SR-90488*
• Rodrigo: Concierto Aranjuez/Yepes, Argenta. London CS-6046*
• Rossini: I’Italiana in Algeri. Fone 016†
• Rózsa: Violin Concerto/Heifetz. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2767*†‡
• Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals/Fremaux. EMI/Klavier 527*‡
• Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2/Rubinstein. RCA LSC-2234*
• Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3/Dupre. Mercury SR-90012
• Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3/Fremaux. EMI TWO-404*
• Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3/Stern. Reference Recordings RM-1514 (45rpm)†‡
• Schmitt: Psalm 47. EMI ASD-2892
• Schnittke: Quasi una sonata/Kremer, Gavrilov. EMI 065-03766†
• Schoenberg: Serenade, Op. 24/Robert Craft. Columbia M2S 762*†
• Schubert: Death and the Maiden /Juilliard. RCA LSC-2378*
• Schubert: Winterreise/Saeden. Proprius SWE-1982†
• Schuman: Violin Concerto/Tilson-Thomas. Deutsche Grammophon 2530 103†  
• Seeger: String Quartet 1931/Amati Quartet. Columbia MS 6142*†
• Shapey: Variations/Maximilien. CRI SD 496 *†
• Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1. EMI ASD-2924
• Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2/Bernstein. Columbia/Impex LIMP6004*†‡
• Shostakovich: Preludes and Fugues. Richter. Philips/Speakers Corner 835 204 AY†‡
• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1/Martinon. RCA/Classic LSC-2322
• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7. EMI ASD-SLS-897
• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8/Previn. EMI ASD-2917
• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13. EMI/Alto ASD-3911*
• Sibelius: En Saga. EMI ASD-2486*
• Sibelius: Four Legends. EMI ASD-3092
• Sibelius: Symphony No. 2/Paray, Detroit. Mercury SR-90204*‡
• Sibelius: Symphony No. 5/Gibson. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2405‡
• Sibelius: The Tempest. EMI ASD-2961*
• Sibelius: Violin Concerto/Heifetz, Reiner. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2435‡
• Stockhausen: Spiral/Wach/Japan/Pole. EMI Electrola 1C 165-02 313/14†
• J. Strauss: Waltzes/Reiner, CSO. RCA LSC-2500*
• R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra/Reiner. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-1806*‡
• R. Strauss: Don Quixote/Kempe, Berlin. EMI Testament 326†‡
• R. Strauss/Dvořák: Romantic Music For Violin and Piano/Steinhardt, Mayorga. Sheffield Lab 18*†
• Stravinsky: Ballets/Ansermet. London CSA-2308
• Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto. Reference Recordings RR-55*
• Stravinsky: Firebird Suite/Stokowski, Berlin. Capitol SP-8407
• Stravinsky: Petrouchka (solo piano). Wilson W-8313*
• Stravinsky: Petrouchka/Ansermet. London CS-6009
• Stravinsky: Pulcinella/Marriner. Argo ZRG575†
• Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring/Muti, Philadelphia. EMI ASD 3807/MoFi MFSL 1-519†‡
• Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring/Solti, CSO. Decca SXL-6691‡
• Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (solo piano)/Atamian. RCA ARC1-3636†
• Sullivan-Mackerras: Pineapple Poll. EMI/Hi-Q 001‡
• Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 2/Szeryng. Philips 6500 421†
• Takemitsu: Garden Rain/Elgar Howarth. Decca Head 14†  
• Tchaikovksy: Manfred/Previn. Alto/EMI ASD-3018*
• Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker/Previn, LSO. EMI SLS-832
• Tchaikovsky/Nielsen: Souvenir Parts I & II. Trondheim Soloists. 2L*†‡
• Thomson: The Plow That Broke the Plains. Analogue/Vanguard AP001
• Tippett: Concerto For Orchestra/Davis, LSO. Philips 412 378-1†
• Toch: Symphony No. 3. Capitol SP-8364
• Vaughan Williams: Choral Music. EMI SLS-5082
• Vaughan Williams: Job. EMI ASD-2673
• Vaughan Williams: The Nine Symphonies. EMI SLS-822
• Vaughan Williams: Sancta Civitas. EMI ASD-2422
• Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5, The Wasps Overture/Previn. RCA SB-6856†
• Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No. 17/Brazilian Quartet. Odyssey 32160175†  
• Vivaldi: Lute Concertos & Trios. Hungaroton SLPX-11978*
• Walton: Cello Concerto/Piatigorsky, Munch, BSO. RCA LSC-2109*†
• Walton: Crown Imperial/Fennell, Eastman. Mercury SR-90197
• Walton: Five Bagatelles/Artzt. Meridian E77037*†
• Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5/LaSalle. Muza XL/SXL 0282*†
• Grace Williams: Fantasy/Welsh Nursery Tunes. EMI ASD-3006*
• Wiren: Serenade for Strings EMI ESD-7001

SPECIAL MERIT: Operas

• Berg: Wozzeck/Boulez, Paris National Opera. Columbia 32 21 0002†
• Bizet: Carmen/Bernstein, et al. Deutsche Grammophon/Speakers Corner 2709 043‡
• Brecht/Weill: Threepenny Opera/New York Shakespeare Festival. Columbia 34326†
• Britten: Billy Budd/Britten, Pears. London OSA-1390†
• Britten: Noye’s Fludde. Argo ZK-1
• Britten: Peter Grimes/Britten, Pears, ROHO. Decca SXL 2150-2†
French & Italian Opera Arias/Freni, Votto. EMI/Angel 34045†
• Menotti: Amahl & the Night Visitors. RCA LSC-2762‡
• Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov/Ghiaurov, Karajan. Decca SET-514/7
• Puccini: La Bohème/Pavarotti, Freni, Karajan. Decca SET-565/6
• Puccini: Tosca/Price, Karajan. RCA LDS-7022
• Puccini: Turandot/Sutherland, Pavarotti, Mehta. Decca SET 561-3
• R. Strauss: Elektra/Nilsson, Solti. Decca/Speakers Corner 354/5*†‡
• R. Strauss: Salome/Nilsson, Solti. Decca 228/9*†
• Verdi: Aida/Tebaldi, Karajan. London OSA-1313
• Verdi: Macbeth/Abbado, Verrett, Domingo. Deutsche Gramm 2709 062†
• Wagner: Götterdämmerung. London OSA-1604
• Wagner: Parsifal/Knappertsbusch. Philips/Speakers Corner 835 220/24 AY*†‡
• Wagner: Das Rheingold. London OSA-1309
• Weill: Threepenny Opera Suite/Chicago Pro Musica. Reference Recordings RR-29†

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