A Classical Discography

Michael Gray

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vinylThis Discography brings together more than a decade of research in the archives of recording companies in the Europe, Japan, and the United States. It includes both recordings from the LP era, mainly from 1950 to 1979, and a substantial and growing number of discs and cylinders from the pre-LP era.

Queries in the Search boxes can use either a full name, such as Debussy, though a truncation (e.g. Debu) may often yield the best and quickest results. Supplying 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; other issue numbers can be found under 78/45 or LP issues.

Users are encouraged to consult specialist discographies such as www.medieval.org, www.chantdiscography.com, and www.kellydatabase.org, for acoustic records made by the Gramophone company and to find 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. 'Pirate' recordings issued on LP by labels such as Allegro, Royale and others have been selectively included.

The hospitality and generosity of many institutions and individuals are making this on-going work possible. 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.

Latest updates: Favorite label (March 2020)

Michael Gray

Revised March 2020