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Top 50 Greatest Recordings of All Time (BBC Music Magazine)

01 Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen

Solti / Wiener Philharmoniker / Decca (1956-65)

02 Beethoven: Symphony no.5 & 7

Kleiber / Wiener Philharmoniker / DG (1975-6) 

03 Britten: War Requiem

Fischer-Dieskau / Britten / London Symphony Orchestra / DECCA (1962) 

04 Bach: The Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Gould / Sony (1955)

05 Puccini: Tosca

Callas / De Sabata / La Scala Theater Orchestra / EMI (1953)

 

06 Elgar: Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures

Du Pre / Baker / Barbirolli / London Symphony Orchestra / EMI (1965)

07 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Furtwangler / Philharmonia Orchestra / EMI (1952)

08 Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été / Ravel: Sheherazade

Régine Crespin / Ansermet / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Decca (1963, 1967) 

09 Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.4 -6

Mravinsky / Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / DG (1960) 

10 Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

White / Haymon / Rattle / London Philharmonic Orchestra / EMI (1988) 

11 Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello

Casals / EMI (1936-9) 

12 Beethoven: The Late String Quartets  

Busch Quartet / EMI (1930)

13 Janacek: Katya Kabanova

Soderstrom / Mackerras / Wiener Philharmonic / Decca (1977)

 

14 Art of the Prima Donna  

Sutherland / Decca (1960)

15 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas  

Schnabel / EMI (1932-8)

16 Hildegard: A Feather on the Breath of God 

Kirkby / Page / Gothic Voices / Page / Hyperion (1981) 

17 Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610

Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Archiv (1989) 

18 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 / Ravel : Piano Concerto

Michelangeli / Gracis / Philharmonia Orchestra / EMI (1957)

19 Chopin: Piano Sonata no.3 

Argerich / EMI (1965)

20 Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos

Barenboim / English Chamber Orchestra / EMI (1967-1974)

21 Britten: Peter Grimes

Pears / Britten / Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra Covent Garden / DECCA (1958)

22 Reich: Music for 18 Musicians

Reich / ECM (1978)

23 Mozart: Horn Concertos No.1-4

Brain / Karajan / Philharmonia Orchestra / EMI (1953)

24 Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

Schwarzkopf / Karajan / Philharmonia Orchestra / EMI (1956)

25 Handel: Messiah

Nelson / Kirkby / Hogwood / Academy of Ancient Music / L'Oiseau Lyre (1980)

26 Allegri: Miserere

Stamp / Scholars / Philips / Gimell (1980)

27 Mozart: The Magic Flute

Gedda / Janowitz / Klemperer / Philharmonia Orchestra / EMI (1964)

28 Chopin: Etudes

Pollini / DG (1972)

29 Elgar: Violin Concerto

Menuhin / Elgar / London Symphony Orchestra / EMI (1932)

30 Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande

Jansen / Joachim / Desormiere / Cantus (1941)

31 Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde (The Song of the Earth)

Ferrier / Patzak / Walter / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Decca (1952)

32 Shostakovich: Preludes & Fugues

Melnikov / Harmonia Mundi (2010)

33 Bellini: Norma

Callas / Serafin / Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala / EMI (1960)

34 Brahms: Symphony no.4

Kleiber / Wiener Philharmoniker / DG (1981)

35 Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe

Monteux / London Symphony Orchestra / Decca (1961)

36 Verdi: Requiem

Schwarzkopf / Guilini / Philharmonia Orchestra / EMI (1964)

37 Chopin: Nocturnes

Arrau / Philips (1978)

38 Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (Marriage of Figaro)

Erich Kleiber / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Decca (1955)

39 Beethoven: Fidelio

Ludwig / Vickers / Klemperer / Philharmonia Orchestra / EMI (1962)

40 Janacek: Jenufa

Soderstrom / Mackerras / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Decca (1982)

41 Stockhausen: Gesang der Junglinge

Stockhausen / DG (1963)

42 Strauss R.: Four Last Songs

Janowitz / Karajan / Berliner Phiharmoniker / DG (1971)

43 Berg: Lulu

Strates / Boulez / Orchestra de I'Opera de Paris / DG (1979)

44 Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier

Fischer  / EMI (1933-6)

45 Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Reiner / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / RCA (1955)

46 Britten: Billy Budd

Glossop / Pears / Britten / London Symphony Orchestra / Decca (1961)

47 Schubert: Fantasie for Piano, 4 Hands, D940 / Mozart: Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K448

Perahia / Lupu / Sony (1984, 1990)

48 Smetana: My Country

Kubelik / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Supraphon (1990)

49 Mahler: Symphony no.9

Walter / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Naxos (1938)

50 Bach: Mass in b minor

Harnoncourt / Vienna Boys' Choir / Concentus Musicus Wien / Teldec (1968)

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