Recommended recordings

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Below, coming out of my Masterworks Unwrapped series of online sessions, is a list of what, at the time of that session, was my favourite recording of the music in question. 

Bach Brandenburg Concertos
Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Bach Cantata 'Wachet auf'
Chor & Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung, Rudolf Lutz

Amy Beach 'Gaelic Symphony'
Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Schermerhorn

Beethoven and nature (Pastoral Symphony)
London Classical Players, Roger Norrington

Beethoven Symphony No.9
London Classical Players, Roger Norrington

Lili Boulanger 'D'un matin de printemps'/'D'un soir triste'
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Jan Pascal Tortelier

Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (1964)

Debussy La Mer
Hallé Orchestra, Mark Elder (2007)

Elgar 'Cello concerto
Truls Mork, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle

Elgar Variations on an Original Theme ('Enigma')
Hallé Orchestra, Mark Elder

Louise Farrenc Symphony No.3
North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Gioritzki

Gorecki 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'
Zofia Kilanwicz, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit

Grieg Piano Concerto
Perch Grainger, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Rolf Gupta

Handel Messiah
The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra, Harry Christophers 

Mahler 'Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen'
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Raphael Kubelik

Mahler Symphony No.1
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Mahler Symphony No.4
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roger Norrington

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
James Ehnes, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Messiaen 'L'Ascension'
Orchestre de l'Opèra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung

Mozart Requiem
London Classical Players, Roger Norrington (Duncan Druce version)

Mussorgsky 'Pictures at an Exhibition'
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn (piano version: Alfred Brendel)

Purcell 'Dido and Aeneas'
Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment, Steven Devine/Liz Kenny

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 2
Leif Ove Andsnes, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Antonio Pappano

Shostakovich Symphony No.7 (Leningrad)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

Shostakovich Symphony No.15
USSR Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Shostakovich

Ethel Smyth 'The Wreckers'
BBC Philharmonic, Odaline de la Martinez

Vaughan Williams Tallis Fantasia
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Mitropoulos

Vivaldi '4 Seasons'
Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon

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