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Top 100 Critic's Guide to Most Important Classical Music Recordings (The New York Times)

001 Hildegard Von Bingen: O Jerusalem

Sequentia / Ensemble für Musik des Mittelalters

002 Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame

Peres / Ensemble Organum

003 Des Prez: Missa Fortuna Desperata 

Wickham / The Clerks' Group

004 Gesualdo: Madrigaux 

Christie / Les Arts Florissants

005 Dowland: First Booke of Songes 1597

Rooley / The Consort of Musicke

006 Shakespeare Songs

Dupre / Deller / Deller consort

007 Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (2CD)

Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists

008 Monteverdi: Madrigali guerrieri ed amorosi (2CD)

Jacobs / Concerto Vocale 

009 Purcell: Odes for St. Cecilia's Day / Music for Queen Mary (2CD) 

Parrott / Taverner Consort, Choir & Players

010 Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2CD) 

Il Giardino Armonico

011 Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin  BWV1001-1006 (2CD) 

Christian Tetzlaff

012 Bach: Mass in b Minor  BWV232 (2CD) 

Nelson / Baird / Dooley / Hoffmeister / Opalach

Rifkin / The Bach Ensemble

013 Bach: Goldberg Variations (3CD) 

Gould -The Complete Goldberg Variations (1955 & 1981)

014 Handel: Water Music Suites

Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists

015 Handel: Israel in Egypt (2CD) 

Bostridge / Chance / Gritton / Varcoe / Cleobury

King's College Choir, Cambridge / The Brandenburg Consort

016 Handel: Messiah (2CD) 

Nelson / Kirkby / Watkinson / Elliott / Thomas

Preston / Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Hogwood / The Academy of Ancient Music

017 Scarlatti: Sonatas (2CD)

Landowska

018 Vivaldi: Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione (2CD) 

Fabio Biondi / Europa Galante

019 Mozart: Piano Concertos no.20, 23, 24, 26 & 27 (2CD) 

Curzon / Britten / Kertesz

English Chamber Orchestra / London Symphony Orchestra

020 Mozart: Symphony no.41 "Jupiter" / Clarinet Concerto / Bassoon Concerto

Brymer / Brooke / Beecham / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 

021 Mozart: Divertimento, K.563

Kremer / Kashkashian / Yo-Yo Ma

022 Mozart: Requiem, K.626

Donath / Minton / Davies / Nienstedt / Davis

John Alldis Choir / BBC Symphony Orchestra 

023 Haydn: String Quartets (2CD) 

op.20.5, "The Joke", 54.1, "The Lark", 64.5, "The Rider","Fifths", 77.1  

Emerson String Quartet

024 Haydn: The London Symphonies no.95, 96, 98, 102, 103 & 104 (2CD) 

Davis / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 

025 Haydn: Die Schopfun (The Creation) (2CD) 

Levine / Berliner Philharmoniker

026 Arriaga: L'Œuvre Orchestrale

Symphony in D / Los Esclavos Felices Overture / Overture for nonet, op.1

Savall / Le Concert Des Nations / La Capella Reial de Catalunya

027 Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies / Overtures (5CD)    

Szell / Cleveland Orchestra  (Sony SB5K 48396)

028 Beethoven / Brahms: Violin Concerto

Heifetz / Munch / Reiner

Boston Symphony Orchestra / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

029 Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas no.28, 29, 30, 31 & 32 (2CD) 

Richard Goode

030 Schubert: Lieder

Bostridge / Drake

031 Schubert: Winterreise

Fischer-Dieskau / Brendel

032 Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D956

Schiff / Alban Berg Quartett

033 Schubert: Piano Sonata no.21, D960 / 3 Klavierstücke, D946  

Mitsuko Uchida

034 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Davis / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam 

035 Mendelssohn: Symphony no.4 "Italian" / A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mackerras / Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

036 Chopin: 24 Preludes /  Berceuse / Barcarolle / Piano Sonata no.2 / Impromptu no.3

Rubinstein

037 Schumann: Carnaval / Novelette / Nachstuck / Romance / Fantasiestucke

Rubinstein

038 Liszt: Sonata in b minor / Benediction De Dieu Dans La Solitude, no.3 / 2 Etudes de Concert 

Arrau

039 Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

Auger / Stilwell / Shaw / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

040 Brahms: The 4 Symphonies / Overtures (4CD) 

Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

041 Brahms: String Sextet, op.18 & 36 / Piano Quintet, op.34 & 88  

String Quintet, op.111 / Clarinet Quintet op.115 (3CD) 

Aronowitz / Pleeth / Eschenbach / Leister / Amadeus Quartett

042 Smetana: Ma Vlast (My Fatherland)

Kubelik / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

043 Mussorgsky: Songs & Dances of Death / The Nursery

Leiferkus / Skigin

044 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on the Bare Mountain

Gergiev / Wiener Philharmoniker

045 Tchaikovsky: Symphonies no.4, 5, 6 "Pathétique" (2CD) 

Mravinsky / Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

046 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Borodin: Symphony no.2

Kondrashin / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

047 Grieg: Holberg Suites / Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2

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

048 Beethoven: Violin Sonata no.9 in A major "Kreutzer"

Franck: Violin Sonata in A major

Perlman / Argerich 

049 Dvorak: Symphony no.9 "From the New World"

Bernstein / New York Philharmonic

050 Saint-Saens: Symphony no.3 "Organ"

Dukas: L'Apprenti Sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)

Preston / Levine / Berliner Philharmoniker

051 Verdi: Requiem / Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Schwarzkopf / Ludwig / Baker / Gedda / Ghiaurov 

Giulini / Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra

052 Faure: Requiem / Cantique de Jean Racine / Messe basse

Best / English Chamber Orchestra 

053 Mahler: Symphony no.4 / Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Szell / Davis / Cleveland Orchestra / London Philharmonia Orchestra

054 Mahler: Symphony no.9

Bernstein / Berliner Philharmoniker

055 Sibelius: Symphony no.2

Barbirolli / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 

056 Janacek: String Quartet no.1 "Kreutzer Sonata"  & 2 "Intimate Letters"

Berg: Lyric Suite

Juilliard String Quartet

057 Debussy: La Mer / Jeux / Images / Nocturnes / Printemps (2CD) 

Dutoit / Montreal Symphony Orchestra

058 Debussy: Preludes for Piano Books I & II (2CD)

Paul Jacabs

059 Ravel: The Orchestral Works (3CD)

Boulez / New York Philharmonic / Cleveland Orchestra 

060 Satie: Piano Works (5CD)

Aldo Ciccolini

061 Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (Three-Cornered Hat) / El amor brujo 

Ansermet /  L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

062 Richard Strauss: Alpensymphonie / Don Juan / Also sprach Zarathustra /

Ein Heldenleben  (3CD)

Karl Böhm / Staatskapelle Dresden / Berliner Philharmoniker 

063 Schoenberg: Suite, op.29 / Verklärte Nacht, op.4 

Boulez / member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain

064 Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) / L'oiseu de Feu (The Firebird Suite) 

Stravinsky / Columbia Symphony Orchestra

 

065 Stravinsky: Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss) / Symphony in C /

L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) / Octet for wind instruments (2CD) 

Stravinsky / Cleveland Orchestra

066 Reynaldo Hahn: La Belle Époque (The Songs of Reynaldo Hahn)

Susan Graham / Roger Vignoles

067 Agustin Barrios: The Great Paraguayan-Guitar Music of Barrios

John Williams

068 Elgar: Introduction and Allegro / Serenade / Elegy / Sospiri

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis / Fantasia on Greensleeves

Barbirolli / Allegri Quartet / Sinfonia of London / New Philharmonia Orchestra

069 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no.3 in d minor, op.30

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no.3 in C major, op.26

Van Cliburn / Kondrashin / Hendl

Symphony of the Air / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

070 Varese: Ionization / Ameriques / Density 21.5 / Offrandes / 

Arcana /Octandre / Integrales

Boulez / New York Philharmonic / Ensemble Intercontemporain

071 Ives: Three Places in New England (Orchestral Set no.1) / Orchestral Set no.2

Ruggles: Sun-treader / Men and Mountains

Seeger: Andante for Strings

Dohnanyi / Cleveland Orchestra

072 Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue / An American In Paris

Grofé: Grand Canyon

Bernstein / Columbia Symphony Orchestra / New York Philharmonic 

073 Copland: El Salón México / An Outdoor Overture / Billy the Kid /

Quiet City / John Henry / Our Town / Las Agachadas / Rodeo /

Fanfare for the Common Man / Music for Movies / Appalachian Spring

Copland / London Symphony Orchestra / New Philharmonia Orchestra (3CD) 

074 Barber: Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance / Adagio for strings /

Second Essay / The School for Scandal / Andromache's Farewell

Arroyo / Schippers / Columbia Symphony Orchestra / New York Philharmonic

075 Weill: Concerto for violin / Berliner Requiem / Dreigroschenoper Suite /

Mahaggony Songspiel / Happy End / Pantomime / Death in the Forest

Atherton / The London Sinfonietta (2CD) 

076 Berg: Violin Concerto

Wolfgang Rihm: Gesungene Zeit (time Chant)

Mutter / Levine / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

077 Shostakovich: Symphony no.5 & 9

Bernstein / New York Philharmonic

078 Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no.1 / Cello Concerto no.1 

Oistrakh / Rostropovich / Mitropoulos / Ormandy

New York Philharmonic / Philadelphia Orchestra

079 Bartok: String Quartet no.1-6 (2CD)

Emerson String Quartet

080 Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra / Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta /

Hungarian Sketches

Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

081 Hartmann: Concerto Funebre / Symphony no.4 / Kammerkonzert

Isabelle Faust / Paul Meyer / Poppen 

Peterson Quartet / Munich Chamber Orchestra

082 Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)

Peter Serkin / Sherry / Kavafian / Stoltzman

083 Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no.1, 2, 5 & 9

De Los Angeles / Villa-Lobos / ORTF National Orchestra

084 Britten: War Requiem (2CD)

Fischer-Dieskau / Pears / Vishnevskaya / Preston / Britten

Melos Ensemble of London / London Symphony Orchestra

085 Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra /

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge / Simple Symphony

Britten / London Symphony Orchestra / English Chamber Orchestra 

086 Lutoslawski: Symphonic Variations / Symphony no.1 & 2 / Funeral Music

Concerto for Orchestra / Jeux venitiens / Livre pour orchestre / Mi-Parti

Lutoslawski / Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (2CD) 

087 Bernstein: Candide Overture & Symphonic Dances from West Side Story /

On the Waterfront-Symphonic Suite / Fancy Free-Ballet 

Bernstein / New York Philharmonic 

088 Herrmann: The Film Scores

Esa-Pekka Salonen / Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

089 Milton Babbitt: Piano Works

Robert Taub 

090 John Corigliano / Copland: Clarinet Concerto

Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto / Bernsterin: Prelude, Fugue & Riffs

Stoltzman / Lawrence / Leighton Smith / London Symphony Orchestra

 

091 Steve Reich: Early Works

Come Out / Piano Phase / Clapping Music / It's Gonna Rain

Reich / Hartenberger / Tilles / Niemann

092 Steve Reich: Tehillim / Three Movements

Reinbert de Leeuw / Michael Tilson Thomas

Schoenberg Ensemble / Hague Percussion Group / London Symphony Orchestra

093 Philip Glass: Music in Twelve Parts  (3CD)

Michael Riesman / The Philip Glass Ensemble

094 Philip Glass: Koyaanisqatsi (1998 Re-recording)

Albert de Ruiter / The Philip Glass Ensemble / The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble 

095 John Adams: Violin Concerto / Shaker Loops

Kremer / Kent Nagano / John Adams

Orchestra of St. Luke's / London Symphony Orchestra

096 Gregoria Paniagua: La Folia

Atrium Musicae de Madrid

097 Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa

Kremer / Jarrett / Dennis Russell Davies / Saulus Sondeckis

Staatsorchester Stuttgart / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra

098 Gorecki: Symphony no.3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"

Dawn Upshaw / Zinman / London Sinfonietta

099 Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony no.7 "Angel of Light" / Annunciations

Kari Jussila / Leif Segerstam / Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 

100 Bright Sheng 盛宗亮: H'un(Lacerations): In Memoriam 1966-1976 /

The Stream Flows / 3 Chinese Love Song / My Song

Gerald Schwarz / Lucia Lin / Lisa Saffer / Paul Neubauer / Bright Sheng

Peter Serkin / New York Chamber Symphony

 

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