Basic Rep: Pass One

Having created this site years ago to help new and casual listeners to classical music navigate the numerous versions of works available, I never got around to creating a basic list of some works and performances


Piano Pictures

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Michel Beroff, piano


LP Art: Vivaldi by Ormandy

Vivaldi: The Four Season
Eugene Ormandy / Philadelphia Orchestra
Anshel Brusilow: Violin
Columbia Masterworks MS 6195


LP Art: Mahler’s Blumine

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 With Newly Discovered “Blumine” Movement (From the Version of 1893)
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra Frank Brieff, Conductor
Columbia Odyssey 32 16 0286


Virtuosi: A Collection

Back in 1985 the Smithsonian Institute published a 7 LP collection names “Virtuosi’, collecting great recordings from the dawn of electrical processes to the days before stereo.


Fasch Orchestral Music

A contemporary of Bach and Telemann, Johann Friedrich Fasch is a lesser known German composer. His major claim to fame is turning …


Thomas Tallis

Sometimes, it is easy to miss the works of a famous composer. While I have some selections of Thomas Tallis’ choral works …


Scarlatti and Horowitz

Domenico Scarlatti’s works for keyboard were originally composed for the harpsichord, but never mind that. Horowitz’s piano brings out these works in …


Deller Consort Christmas

Alfred Deller and the Deller Consort recorded 4 Christmas theme albums for the Bach Guild / Vanguard in the 50’s and 60’s: …