A Classical Discography

Michael Gray



vinylThis Discography is founded on more than a decade of research in the archives of recording companies in the United States, and in Western and Central Europe. It includes recordings from the LP era, principally from 1950 to 1979, as well as recordings made by major gramophone companies between 1925 and 1950.

Queries in the Search boxes may use either a full name or term (e.g., Debussy), or a truncated name or term, (e.g. Debu). A truncation may often yield the best and quickest results. Adding a title, performer, or other criteria to a query will narrow the results. Queries may also use wild cards: %, for a string of characters of any length, or _ (underline), for any single specific character. __ will stand for two characters, ___ for three, and so on. Names in Conductor are Last name, First name. Data in Date is expressed as 'year' 'month' 'day', e.g. 1928 June 15. Works recorded as a set (e.g., Violin Sonatas and Partitas (6), BWV1001 - BWV1006) are given only a set entry and are not listed individually. As a rule, Principal Number contains the first number under which the recording was issued. 

Users are urged to consult specialist discographies (e.g., www.chantdiscography.com) for comprehensive coverage of records not included exclusively herein. Records of opera 'Fantasies', instrumental arrangements of operatic arias and similar discs, and records by military bands are included selectively.

The compiler thanks the institutions, companies and organizations whose hospitality and generosity have made this on-going work possible. Four persons are owed particular thanks: Malcolm Walker and the late Tom Peel in the United Kingdom provided valuable information on EMI group recordings; Kevin Mostyn in California urged the compiler to do a ‘real’ database, and offered the expertise and assistance to make it possible; and Ivor Humphreys in the United Kingdom, who generously – and miraculously – made it possible for this data to be born online.

The compiler asks for additions and corrections, particularly for entries that are not yet complete. These may be sent via the webform on the Contact page. May all who visit enjoy their experience.

Michael Gray
Revised August 2017