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My essential classical recordings

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Complete String Quartets, The (Henschel Quartet)
Complete String Quartets, The (Henschel Quartet)
"The playing from the Henschels is truly great in these complete Mendelssohn quartets."
Haydn: Complete Piano Trios
Haydn: Complete Piano Trios
"These works are just sublime. Sheer joy from start to finish. It is hard to imagine these accounts from the Beaux Arts trio being equalled"
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Elgar: Enigma Variations
"I feel that Elgar's Enigma Variations is one the finest orchestral works of its type. This account from Norman del Mar has been a long time favourite."
Shostakovich - Complete Symphonies
Shostakovich - Complete Symphonies
"Perhaps the finest of the complete series of symphonies from the Shostakovich specialist Rudolph Barshai who has special insights into these scores as a personal friend of the composer."
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
"Wagner takes the listener on a journey through the universe and beyond. Solti is simply superb in these red-hot accounts."
Shostakovich: The String Quartets
Shostakovich: The String Quartets
"These quartets contain Shostakovich's most personal thoughts."
Schubert: The Last Four Quartets including Death and the Maiden, Rosamunde, Quartettsatz
Schubert: The Last Four Quartets including Death and the Maiden, Rosamunde, Quartettsatz
"There are several fine recordings available of these four late Schubert string quartets. I consider these accounts from the Italian Quartet to be the best."
Goldberg Variations: Bach 2000
Goldberg Variations: Bach 2000
"Bach  wrote these wonderful works for the harpsichord and Gustav Leonhardt offers inspired interpretations."
Bach: 6 Cello Suites BWV 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011 & 1012
Bach: 6 Cello Suites BWV 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011 & 1012
"Spiritual music from the great master superbly performed."
Mahler: Complete Symphonies
Mahler: Complete Symphonies
"The most consistently satisfying of the complete series of symphonies from specialist Mahler conductor Klaus Tennstedt."
J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos No.1 BWV 1041; No.2 BWV 1042; No.3 BWV 1043
J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos No.1 BWV 1041; No.2 BWV 1042; No.3 BWV 1043
"Bach is at his most sublime in these violin concertos. David and Igor Oistrakh are my dreamteam with these superb accounts."
String Quartets 1, 2, 3/Piano Quintet (Borodin Quartet)
String Quartets 1, 2, 3/Piano Quintet (Borodin Quartet)
"The 3 Brahms string quartets never seen to get the praise that they so justly deserve. Together with the wonderful piano quintet this disc of benchmark recordings is essential listening."
Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos 1-3
Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos 1-3
"These wonderful accounts from Suk and Katchen have remained the critics first choice for several years."
Mozart: The Six String Quintets
Mozart: The Six String Quintets
"A truly superb set of Mozart's 6 String/Clarinet Quintets by the wonderful augmented Talich Quartet. At super budget price but would be a top recommendation at any price. A simply must get set."
Mozart: String Quartets 18, 19, 21, 22 & 23
Mozart: String Quartets 18, 19, 21, 22 & 23
Mozart: String Quartets Nos. 14, 15, 16, 17 & 20
Mozart: String Quartets Nos. 14, 15, 16, 17 & 20
Beethoven - Piano Sonatas 8, 14, 21 & 23  (DG The Originals)
Beethoven - Piano Sonatas 8, 14, 21 & 23 (DG The Originals)
Brahms - Symphonies Nos. 1-3 & Overtures
Brahms - Symphonies Nos. 1-3 & Overtures
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio · St. Matthew Passion · St. John Passion · Mass in B minor
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio · St. Matthew Passion · St. John Passion · Mass in B minor
Bach's Testament Vol. I - Musikalisches Opfer
Bach's Testament Vol. I - Musikalisches Opfer
Bruckner: Complete Symphonies
Bruckner: Complete Symphonies
Bruckner: Masses Nos 1-3 (DG The Originals)
Bruckner: Masses Nos 1-3 (DG The Originals)
Bartók: The String Quartets (2 CDs)
Bartók: The String Quartets (2 CDs)
Schubert: The Trout Quintet / Dvorak: Piano Quintet
Schubert: The Trout Quintet / Dvorak: Piano Quintet
"Clifford Curzon with the Vienna Octet is superb in Schubert's wonderful Piano Quintet 'The Trout'. The coupling is Curzon's spendid account of Dvorak's Piano Quintet"
Schumann: The Complete Piano Trios/Piano Quartet/Piano Quintet
Schumann: The Complete Piano Trios/Piano Quartet/Piano Quintet