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Top 100 20th Century Absolute Sound Classical Music Recordings (TAS)

001 Adams: Harmonielehre (Nonesuch 7559-79115-2)

Edo De Waart / San Francisco Symphony

002 Barber: Symphony no.1 (Argo 436288-2)

David Zinman / Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 

003 Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta (EMI CDM 769242-2)

Karajan / Berliner Pilharmoniker  

004 Bartok: Violin Concerto no.2 (Sony SM2K 47511)

Stern / Bernstein / New York Philharmonic

005 Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (RCA 9026-61504-2)

Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

006 Berg: Wozzeck (DG 435705-2) 

Böhm / Orchester des Deutschen Opernhauses Berlin

007 Berg: Violin Concerto (DG 437093-2)

Mutter / Levine / Chicago Symphony Orchestra  

008 Berg: Lulu (Decca 430415-2)

Dohnanyi / Weiner Philharmoniker 

009 Berio: Sinfonia (Columbia MS 7268)LP

Beria / The Swingle Singers / New York Philharmonic

010 Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time (Argo ZRG 790)LP

Boulez / BBC Symphony Orchestra

011 Bliss: Music for Strings (Lyrita SRCD254)

Rignold / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

012 Bloch: Concerto Grosso no.1 (Mercury 432718-2)

Hanson / Eastman-Rochester Orchestra

013 Boulez: Pli Selon Pli (Erato 4509-98495-2)

Boulez / BBC Symphony Orchestra 

014 Britten: Peter Grimes (Decca 414577-2)

Britten / Covent Garden Royal Opera House Chorus & Orchestra  

015 Britten: Billy Budd (Decca 417428-2)

Britten / London Symphony Orchestra

016 Carter: Variations for Orchestra (DG 431698-2)

Levine / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

017 Copland: Appalachian Spring (Columbia MLK39443) 

Bernstein / New York Philharmonic  

018 Copland: Symphony no.3 (Columbia SM3K46559)   

Copland / London Philharmonia Orchestra

019 Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande (SM3K47265)

Boulez / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

020 Debussy: La Mer (DG 447426-2)

Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

021 Debussy: Jeux  (DG 439896-2)

Boulez / The Cleveland Orchestra

022 Dutilleux: Cello Concerto (EMI CDC 749304-2)

Rostropovich / Baudo / Orchestre de Paris

023 Elgar: Symphony no.2 (EMI CDM 764724-2)

Barbirolli / Halle Orchestra

024 Enescu: Suite for orchestra no.3 "Villageoise" (Chandos 9507)

Rozhestvensky / Shiran / Argirus / BBC Philharmonic Orchestra 

025 Finzi: Cello Concerto (Lyrita SRCD236)

Yo-yo Ma / Handley / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 

026 Foss: Time Cycle (Sony SMK63164)

Bernstein / Columbia Symphony Orchestra

027 Gerhard: Violin Concerto (Lyrita SRCD274) / (Argo ZRG701)LP

Neaman / Davis / BBC Symphony Orchestra 

028 Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F (RCA GD86519) (RCA 2876613932)

Wild / Fiedler / Boston Pops Orchestra

029 Harbison: Symphony no.2 (Decca 443376-2)

Blomstedt / San Francisco Symphony 

030 Harris: Symphony no.3 (Sony SMK60594)

Bernstein / New York Philharmonic

031 Hartmann: Symphony no.8 (Wergo WER60187-50)

Kubelik / Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

032 Helps: Symphony no.1 (Columbia CRI 717)

Rozsnyai / Columbia Symphony Orchestra 

033 Henze: Der junge Lord (The Young Lord)    (DG 445248-2)

Dohnanyi / Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

034 Hindemith: Symphony "Mathis der Maler" (EMI CDM 769242-2)

Karajan / Berliner Pilharmoniker  

035 Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria Von Weber

Ormandy / The Philadelphia Orchestra (EMI CDM 565175-2)

036 Holst: The Planets  (Decca / London 452910-2)

Mehta / Los Angeles Phiharmonic Orchestra

037 Honegger: Symphony no.4 "Deliciae Basiliensis"  (Erato 2292-45689-2)

Munch / Orchestre National de l' O.R.T.F.

038 Imbrie: Violin Concerto (Columbia MS 6597)LP

Carroll Glenn / Rozsnyai / Columbia Symphony Orchestra

039 Ives: Symphony no.4 (CBS CD 46726)

Stokowski / American Symphony Orchestra  

040 Janacek: Messe Glagolitique (Missa Glagolitica / Slavonic Mass) (DG 463672-2)

Kubelik / Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra  

041 Janacek: Sinfonietta (Supraphon SU 1929-2)

Ancerl / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

042 Janacek: From the House of the Dead (Supraphon 102941)

Neumann / Czech Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra

043 Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre (Sony S2K 62312)

Salonen / Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus

044 Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra (Decca 448458-2) (London CS6665)LP

Kletzki / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

045 Lutoslawski: Symphony no.3 (Sony SK66280)

Salonen / Los Angeles Philharmonic

046 Mahler: Symphony no.4 (EMI CDM 769667-2)

Klemperer / Philharmonia Orchestra

047 Mahler: Symphony no.9 (Sony SM2K 64452)

Walter / Columbia Symphony Orchestra

048 Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) (Sony SX10K 66246) (Sony 64455)

Walter / New York Pilharmonic

049 Martin: Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments (RCA LSC-2914)LP

Martinon / The Virtuoso Sound of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

050 Martin: Violin Concerto (New Albion NAR 086)

Canin / Berkeley Symphony Orchestra 

051 Martinu: Violin Concerto no.2 (Supraphon 1969-2)

Suk / Neumann / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra 

052 Maw: Odyssey (EMI CDS 754277-2)

Rattle / City of Birmingham Symphony 

053 Moeran: Symphony in g minor (Lyrita SRCS 70)LP / (Lyrita SRCD 247)

Boult / New Philharmonia of London

054 Nielsen: Symphony no.5 (Sony SMK 47598)

Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 

055 Orff: Carmina Burana (DG 423886-2)

Jochum / Berlin Deutschen Opernhauses Orchester / Deutschen Opernhauses Orchester

056 Part: Te Deum (ECM 439162)

Kaljuste / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra

057 Piston: Symphony no.2 (DG 429860-2)

Thomas / Boston Symphony Orchestra

058 Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmelites (EMI 7493312)

Crespin / Dervaux / Cœurs et Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris  

059 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no.3 (Mercury 434333)

Janis / Kondrashin / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

060 Prokofiev: Symphony no.5 (RCA LSC 2272)LP / (Testament 1296)

Martinon / Paris Conservatoire Orchestra

061 Prokofiev: Symphony no.6 (RCA LSC 2834) / (Testament 1395) 

Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

062 Puccini: Turandot (Decca 414274-2)

Mehta / London Philharmonic Orchestra

063 Rachmaninov: Symphony no.2 (EMI CMS 764530-2)

Previn / London Symphony Orchestra 

064 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no.4 (EMI CDC 749236-2)

Michelangeli / Gracis / Philharmonia Orchestra 

065 Ravel: Shéhérazade (EMI CMS 565061-2)

De Los Angeles / Pretre / Monte Carlo Conservatory Concert Society Orchestra

066 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (RCA 61846) (RCA 2876-61388-2)

Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

067 Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (Sony SK 47188)

Fleisher / Ozawa / Boston Symphony Orchestra  

068 Rochberg: Symphony no.2 (CRI 768)

Torkanowsky / New York Phiharmonic 

069 Roussel: Symphony no.3 (Erato ECD 88225)

Dutoit / Orchestre National de France 

070 Rozsa: Violin Concerto (RCA 61752)

Heifetz / Hendl / Dallas Symphony Orchestra 

071 Ruggles: Sun Treader (Columbia MS6801)LP

Rozsnyai / Columbia Symphony Orchestra 

072 Schoenberg: Variations for Orchestra (DG 415326-2)

Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

073 Schoenberg: Moses und Aron (Sony 48456)

Boulez / BBC Symphony Orchestra 

074 Schoenberg: Violin Concerto (DG 431740-2)

Zeitlin / Kubelik / Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rund

075 Schuman, William: Symphony no.3 (Sony 63163)

Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 

076 Sessions: Symphony no.3 (CRI 573)

Buketoff / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

077 Shostakovich: Symphony no.1 (RCA LSC 2322)LP

Martinon / London Symphony Orchestra 

078 Shostakovich: Symphony no.5 (RCA LSC 2261)LP

Mitchell / National Symphony Orchestra 

079 Shostakovich: Symphony no.10 (DG 429716-2)

Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

080 Sibelius: Symphony no.4 (DG 415108-2)

Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

081 Sibelius: Symphony no.5 (RCA LSC 2405)LP / (Decca 468488)

Gibson / London Symphony Orchestra

082 Sibelius: Symphony no.7 (DG 439527-2)

Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

083 Skalkottas: Largo Sinfonico (BIS CD 904)

Christodoulou / Malmo Symphony Orchestra

084 Strauss, Richard: Salome (Decca 414414-2)

Solti / Wiener Philharmoniker

085 Strauss, Richard: Elektra (Decca 417345-2)

Solti / Wiener Philharmoniker

086 Strauss, Richard: Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs) (EMI CDM 556241-2)

Schwarzkopf / Szell / Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

087 Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Sony SM3K 46291)

Stravinsky / Columbia Symphony Orchestra

088 Stravinsky: Symphonie of Psalms (Sony MK 42434)

Stravinsky / Columbia Symphony Orchestra

089 Stravinsky: Agon (Sony SM3K 46292)

Stravinsky / Columbia Symphony Orchestra

090 Tippett: Symphony no.2 (BBC Vol.III no.6)

Tippett / BBC Symphony Orchestra

091 Tubin: Symphony no.4 (BIS CD 227)

Jarvi / Bergen Harmonien Musikselskabet

092 Varese: Arcana (RCA 90266-33152)

Martinon / Chicago Symphony Orchestra 

093 Vaughan Williams: Symphony no.5 (EMI CDM 565110-2)

Barbirolli / London Philharmonia Orchestra

094 Vermeulen: Symphony no.2 (Donemus) / (CVS 8384/4)LP

Lucas Vis / Hague Philharmonic Orchestra / Residentie Orchestra

095 Walton: Symphony no.1 (RCA 7830)

Previn / London Symphony Orchestra 

096 Walton: Cello Concerto (RCA 9026-61498-2)

Piatigorsky / Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra

097 Webern: Passacaglia (DG 423254-2)

Karajan / Berliner Phiharmoniker

098 Webern: Five Orchestral Pieces (Mercury 432006-2)

Dorati / London Symphony Orchestra  

099 Weill: The Threepenny Opera (Sony 51520)

New York Shakespeare Festival

100 Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony (DG 449179-2)

Sinopoli / Wiener Philharmoniker

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