This Discography is the product of more than a decade of research in the archives of major recording companies in the United States, and in Western and Central Europe. Its scope covers recordings from the LP era, principally from 1950 to 1979, as well as recordings from the pre-LP era recorded by major gramophone such as Columbia, HMV, the Lindström group, Polydor, and many others from 1925 to 1950.
A query may use a full name or term (e.g., Debussy), or a truncated name or term, (e.g. Debu) with a truncation often yielding the quickest results, and adding a title, performer, other 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.
The compiler thanks the staff of all the institutions, companies and organizations whose hospitality and generosity have made this on-going work possible. Four persons in particular were exceptionally generous in their contributions: Malcolm Walker and the late Tom Peel in the United Kingdom for providing invaluable information on EMI group recordings; Kevin Mostyn in California for urging the compiler to do a ‘real’ database, and for providing the expertise and assistance to make it possible; Ivor Humphreys in the United Kingdom for more than generously – and miraculously – making it possible for this data to be born online at last.
The compiler solicits both 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.
Revised May 2016