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TOP 100 Classical Albums for Beginner

01 Bach: Brandenburg Concertos / Concerto BWV1043 & 1060              Philips DUO 468549-2

Marriner / Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields

 

02 Bach: Orchestral Suites (Ouvertures) BWV1066-1069           Decca Serenata 430378-2

Marriner / Academy of St Martin in the Fields

03 Bach: Violin Concerto no.1 & 2 / 2 Violin Concertos     Philips 420700-2

Grumiaux / Krebbers / Holliger / New Philharmonia Orchestra

 

04 Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988   SONY 526192

Gould (1981)

05 Bartok: Music for Strings Percussion & Celesta    RCA 09026-61504-2

Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

 

06 Bartok: Violin Concerto no.2 / Piano Concerto no.2     Eloquence  467483

Chung / Ashkenazy / Solti / London Philharmonic Orchestra

07 Beethoven: Symphony no.3 "Eroica" & 8     Sony 64461-2

Walter / Columbia Symphony Orchestra

08 Beethoven: Symphony no.4 & 6 "Pastoral"     Sony 64462-2

Walter / Columbia Symphony Orchestra

09 Beethoven: Symphony no.5 & 7    DG originals 447400-2

Kleiber / Wiener Philharmoniker

10 Beethoven: Symphony no.9 / Coriolan Overture      DG originals 447401-2

Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

11 Beethoven: Piano Concertos no.1-4 / 2 Romances      Philips Duo 442577-2

Bishop Kovacevich / Davis / BBC Symphony Orchestra

Grumiaux / Haitink / Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

12 Beethoven: Piano Concertos no.5 "Emperor" / Violin Concerto / Triple Concerto      DG 2CD 459403-2

Kempff / Schneiderhan / Fournier / Oistrakh / Anda

13 Beethoven: Violin Sonata no.5 “Spring” & 9 “Kreutzer”    Decca Legends 458618-2

Perlman / Ashkenazy

14 Beethoven: Piano Trio "Ghost" & "Archduke"      DG Galleria 429712-2

Szeryng / Kempff / Fournier

15 Beethoven: Complete music for Cello & Piano    Philips Duo 442565-2

Rostropovich / Richter

16 Beethoven: The String Quartets    DG 463143-2 (7CD)

Amadeus Quartet

17 Beethoven: Favourite Piano Sonatas "Pathétique", "Moonlight", "Pastoral",

"Tempest", "Waldstein", "Appassionata", "Les adieux"     Philips Duo 438730-2

Brendel

18 Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique    Philips 50th 464692-2

Davis / Concertgebouw Orchestra

19 Bizet: Carmen suite 1 & 2 / L'Arlesienne suite 1 & 2      Decca Ovation 466421-2

Dutoit / Montreal Symphony Orchestra

20 Brahms: Symphony no.1 / Schumann: Symphony no.1 "Spring"   DG original 447408-2

Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

21 Brahms: Symphony no.2 & 3      Sony 64471-2

Walter / Columbia Symphony Orchestra

22 Brahms: Symphony no.4      DG original 457706-2

Kleiber / Wiener Philharmoniker

23 Brahms: Piano Concerto no.1 & 2 / Fantasias op.116    DG originals 447446-2

Gilels / Jochum / Berliner Philharmoniker

24 Brahms / Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto       RCA Living Stereo 09026-61495-2

Heifetz / Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

25 Brahms: Violin Sonata no.1-3    Decca 421092-2

Suk / Katchen

 

26 Bruch: Violin Concerto no.1 / Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto no.5    

sony 64250-2 or 89715-2

Cho-Liang Lin / Slatkin / St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

 

27 Bruckner: Symphony no.4 "Romantic" & 9        DG PANORAMA 469265-2

Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

28 Chopin: Piano Concerto no.1 & 2 / Piano Sonata no.2 / 24 Preludes / Scherzo no.2      DG PANORAMA 469127-2

Argerich / Ashkenazy / Zinman / Abbado / London Symphony Orchestra

29 Chopin: Nocturnes / 4 Ballade      Decca 2CD 452579-2

Ashkenazy

30 Chopin: Mazurkes             Decca 2CD 448086-2

Ashkenazy

31 Chopin: Polonaises             Decca 2CD 452167-2

Ashkenazy

32 Chopin: 14 Waltzes             RCA BVCC-37233 or 9026-63047-2

Rubinstein

33 Debussy: La Mer / Cello Sonata / Perludes / Nocturnes / Estampes / String Quartet   DG PANORAMA 469130-2

Michelangeli / Richter / Rostropovich / Abaddo / Karajan / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Berliner Philharmoniker

34 Dvorak: Symphony no.5, 7, 8 & 9 "From the New World"     Eloquence 467355-2

Kertesz / London Symphony Orchestra

35 Dvorak: Cello Concerto / Tchaikovsky: Variation on a Rococo Theme       DG originals 447413-2

Rostropovich / Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

36 Dvorak: Piano Trio no.4 "Dumky" & 3, op65       Philips DUO 454259-2

Beaux Arts Trio

37 Dvorak: Violin Concerto / Glazunov: violin Concerto       EMI 67250

Milstein / Steinberg / Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra

38 Dvorak: Slavonic Dances      sony SBK 48161-2

Szell / Cleveland Symphony Orchestra

39 Franck: Violin Sonata / Faure: Violin Sonata no.1 & 2    Philips 426384-2

Grumiaux / Crossley / Sebok

40 Franck: Symphony in d minor / D'Indy: Symphonie sur un Chant Montagnard         RCA 61967

Monteux / Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

41 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris / Piano Concerto     RCA 68792

Earl Wild / Cardillo / Fiedler / Boston Pop Orchestra

42 Grieg: Piano Concerto / Peer Gynt Suites / Holberg Suites / Lyric Pieces    DG PANORAMA 469142-2

Stephen Kovacevich / Gilels / Davis / Jarvi / Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

43 Handel: Water Music Suites no.1-3 / Royal Firework Suites /  Concerti grossi    DG PANORAMA 469145-2

Holliger / Pinnock / The English Concert

44 Handel: Messiah     DG 2CD 453028-2

Richter / London Philharmonic Orchestra

45 Haydn: Symphony no.93, 94 "Surprise", 97, 99, 100 "Military", 101 "The Clock"    Philips DUO 442611-2

Davis / Royal concertgebouw Orchestra

46 Haydn: Symphony no.95, 96 "Miracle", 98, 102,103 "Drum Rolls",104 "London"   Philips DUO 442614-2

Davis / Royal concertgebouw Orchestra

47 Haydn: String Quartet "Emperor", "The Lark"  / Mozart: String Quartet  "The Hunt" K458         Eloquence 468115-2

Quartetto Italiano

48 Liszt: Les Prelude / Mazeppa / Mephisto Waltz no.1 / Ungarische Rhapsodie  no.2, 4, & 5       DG 2CD 468115-2

Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

49 Liszt: Piano concerto no.1 & 2 / Piano Sonata       DG SOLO 446200-2

Richter / Kondrashin / London Symphony Orchestra

50 Mahler: Symphony no.1 "Titan" & 5, Lieders      DG PANORAMA 469154-2

Hampson / Bernstein / Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam / Wiener Philharmoniker

51 Holst: The Planets / Elgar: Enigma  Variations                        EMI 764748-2

Boult / London Philharmonic Orchestra / London Symphony Orchestra

52 Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole  / Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto no.3     DG Masters 445549-2

Perlman / Barenboim / Orchestre de Paris

 

53 Mendelssohn: Lieder Ohne Worte (Songs without Words)       DG 2CD 453061-2

Barenboim

54 Mendelssohn: Symphony no.3 "Scottish" & 4 "Italian"       EMI 763853-2 or TOCE 13346

Klemperer / Philharmonia Orchestra

55 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no.2        RCA BVCC 37053

Heifetz / Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

56 Mozart: Serenade no.13 "Eine kleine Nachtmusic", 6 "Serenata Notturna", 9 "Posthorn", 7 "Haffner"        DG 2CD 453076-2

Bohm / Berliner Philharmoniker / Wiener Philharmoniker

57 Mozart: Symphony no.40 & 41 "Jupiter"       DG Masters 445548-2

Bernstein / Wiener Philharmoniker

58 Mozart: Piano Concerto no.19, 20, 21, 23 & 24     Philips DUO 442269-2

Brendel / Marriner / Academy of St. Martin-in the-Fields

59 Mozart: Piano Concerto no.9, 15, 22, 25 & 27     Philips DUO 442571-2

Brendel / Marriner / Academy of St. Martin-in the-Fields

60 Mozart: Violin Concerto no.1-5     Philips DUO 438323-2

Grumiaux / Davis / London Symphony Orchestra

61 Mozart: Flute Concerto / Horn Concerto no.1-4 / Clarinet Concerto / Oboe Concerto / Bassoon Concerto /

Sinfonia Concertante      DG TRIO 3CD 469362-2

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

62 Mozart: Piano Sonata no.8, 11, 13 & 14     Philips DUO 454244-2

Brendel

63 Mozart: Violin Sonatas     DG 4CD 463749-2

Perlman / Barenboim

64 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on the Bare Mountain    RCA Living Stereo 09026-61958-2

Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

65 Paganini: Violin Concerto no.1 / Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy       EMI 747101-2

Perlman / Foster / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

66 Prokofiev: Symphony no.1 "Classical" & 5      DG Galleria 437253-2

Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

67 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no.3 / Ravel: Piano Concerto / Liszt: Piano concerto no.1

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no.3         DG 456700-2

Argerich / Abbado / Chailly / London Symphony Orchestra / Berliner Philharmoniker

68 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no.2 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no.1        DG original 447420-2

Richter / Karajan / Wislocki / Wiener Philharmoniker

69 Rachmaninov: Symphony no.2        EMI 566982-2

Previn / London Symphony Orchestra

70 Ravel: Orchestra Works        Decca double 460214-2

Dutoit / Montreal Symphony Orchestra

71 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale         RCA Living Stereo 09026-68168-2

Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

72 Saint-Saens: Symphony no.3 "Organ", Danse Macabre        Eloquence 467433-2

Hurford / Dutoit / Montreal Symphony Orchestra

73 Saint-Saens / Lalo: Cello Concerto    SONY 35848-2

Yo-Yo Ma / Maazel / Orchestre National de France

74 Saint-Saens: Havanaise, Introduction and Rondo capriccioso / Chausson: Poeme

Ravel: Tzigane      EMI 747725-2

Perlman / Martinon / Orchestre de Paris

75 Schubert: Symphony no.8 "Unfinished" & 9 "Great"        Eloquence 469627-2

Bohm / Berliner Philharmoniker

76 Schubert: Piano Quintet "Trout" / Arpeggione sonata / Fantasy D934                     Decca double 452393-2

Curzon / Lupu / Rostropovich / Britten / Goldberg / Vienna Octet

77 Schubert: String Quartet no.13 "Rosamunde" & 14 " Death and the Maiden"    Philips 426383-2

Quartetto Italiano

78 Schubert: Impromptus D899 & D935 / Piano Sonata D960 & 664 / Moments Musicaux             DG double 459412-2

Kempff

79 Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin, Winterreise, Schwanengesang           DG Trios 437235-2

Fischer-Dieskau / Moore

80 Schumann: Piano Concerto / Cello Concerto / Symphony no.1 "Spring" / Kinderszenen     DG PANORAMA 469199-2

Pollini / Rostropovich / Kempff /Bernstein / Abbado

81 Schumann: Symphony no.3 "Rhenish" & 4, Manfred Overture    Sony SBK 48270-2

Kubelik / Orchestra des Bayerischen Rundfunks

82 Shostakovich: Symphony no.5 & 9                   Eloquence 467478-2

Haitink / Concertgebouw Orchestra / London Philharmonic Orchestra

 

83 Sibelius: Symphony no.1, 2, 4 & 5     Philips DUO 446157-2

Davis / London Symphony Orchestra

84 Sibelius: Finlandia / Karelia Suite / Tapiola / En Saga               Decca Double 452576-2

Ashkenazy / Stein / Philharmonia Orchestra /  L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

85 Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Two Humoresques  / Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto                    RCA 74321-34178-2

Oistrakh / Rozhdestvensky / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra

86 Smetana: Ma Vlast (My Country)      DG Galleria 429183-2

Kubelik / Boston Symphony Orchestra

87 J. Strauss: Vienna (Waltzes & Polkas)               RCA Living Stereo 09026-68160-2

Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

88 R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, Till Eulenspiegel, Don Juan                DG 2CD 459515-2

Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

89 Stravinsky: Rite of Spring / Firebird / Petroushka / Apollo        Philips DUO 438350-2

Haitink / Gruenberg / Concertgebouw Orchestra / London Philharmonic Orchestra

90 Tchaikovsky / Dvorak / Elgar : String Serenade        Eloquence 467460-2

Marriner / Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields

91 Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.4 & 2 "Little Russian"    DG 429527-2

Abbado / Wiener Philharmoniker

92 Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.5, Nutcracker Suite   DG 439434-2

Mravinsky / Karajan / Leningrad Philharmonic / Berliner Philharmoniker

93 Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.6 "Pathetique" , Marche Slave, The Seasons     Virgin 72435-561636-2

Pletnev / Russian National Orchestra

94 Tchaikovsky: 1812 Festival Overture, Capriccio Italien / Beethoven: Wellington's Victory     Mercury 434360-2

Dorati / Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra / London Symphony Orchestra

95 Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites   DG Originals 449726-2

Rostropovich / Berliner Philharmoniker

96 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, 3 Violin Concertos      EMI encore 72435-74761-2

Perlman / London Phiharmonic Orchestra / Israel Phiharmonic Orchestra

97 Wagner: Orchestra Music from der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde      Sony SBK 48175-2

Szell / Cleveland Symphony Orchestra

98 Wieniawski  : Violin Concerto no.1 & 2 / Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen              DG 431815-2

Shaham / Foster / London Symphony Orchestra

99 Espana- Chabrier, Granados, Rimsky-Korsakov                     Decca Legends 466378-2

Argenta / London Symphony Orchestra

100 Favourite Violin Encores            Philips DUO 446560-2

Grumiaux / Hajdu

 

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