EMI Great Recordings of the Century 

EMI Classics 

 

Note: The following information is from EMI.

 

The EMI Classics series of reissues Great Recordings of the Century has proved exceptionally successful
since its launch in 1998. With a total of 200 titles, the series has achieved sales of over
five million units.

The series has a high-quality and distinctive through-design, with original LP sleeves and the ART logo
reproduced on the front covers, and critical endorsements from the Gramophone on the back inlays. The substantial
booklets offer newly commissioned and authoritative essays (in English, German & French) and, where appropriate, the sung
texts/libretto (with translations).

A crucial element in maintaining the high standards achieved in Great Recordings of the Century is the
work of EMI’s renowned team of engineers at Abbey Road Studios. Using the very latest technology, they make new transfers from
the original materials (78s and analogue tape) and new remasterings (of both analogue and digital recordings)

A Listing of the Great Recordings of the Century is provided below.

 

 




GREAT RECORDINGS phase 20





Released September 2008

J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concertos & Orchestral Suites
ENRICO CARUSO 1902–04
CHOPIN Polonaises
MAHLER / R.STRAUSS Symphony No.6; Metamorphosen
MESSIAEN Quartet for the End of Time
MONTEVERDI 1610 Vespers
MOZART Le nozze di Figaro
MOZART / BRUCKNER Requiem; Te Deum
PUCCINI Madama Butterfly
PUCCINI Il trittico

 




GREAT RECORDINGS phase 19





Released February 2008

J.S. BACH Goldberg Variations
BEETHOVEN Late Quartets
CHOPIN Nocturnes etc
KORNGOLD / GOLDMARK Violin Concertos
MOZART Sacred & Operatic Arias
PUCCINI Turandot
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7 etc
VERDI La Traviata
WAGNER Arias

 




GREAT RECORDINGS phase 18





Released September 2007

J.S. BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier
J.S. BACH Violin Concertos · Chaconne
DEBUSSY Images · Nocturnes · Prélude à l'après-midi d’un faune
ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius · The Music Makers
MENDELSSOHN, LOEWE 40 Lieder · 9 Ballads
PUCCINI La Bohème
RED ARMY CHORUS AND BAND
ROSSINI Il Barbiere di Siviglia
BORIS CHRISTOFF Russian Opera Arias and Songs
ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF / IRMGARD SEEFRIED Soprano Duets

 




GREAT RECORDINGS phase 17





Released March 2007

BAX, DELIUS, IRELAND
FRENCH ORCHESTRAL MUSIC Bizet, Chabrier, Fauré & Saint-Saëns
CHOPIN Études
FAURÉ, DURUFLÉ Requiem · Pavane
MAHLER, R. STRAUSS Symphony No.9 · Metamorphosen · Tod und Verklärung
PROKOFIEV, MIASKOVSKY Sinfonia concertante · Cello Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 · The Nutcracker – Suite · Waltz (‘Eugene Onegin’)
VERDI HEROINES Aida, Aroldo, Don Carlo, Ernani, Macbeth, Otello
WAGNER Die Walküre Act 3
WOLF Lieder

 




GREAT RECORDINGS phase 16





Released August 2006

ALBÉNIZ Ibera
BEETHOVEN Piano Concertos 1–5 · Choral Fantasia
CHOPIN Préludes · Impromptus
KERN / HAMMERSTEIN II Show Boat
KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto
MAHLER Symphonies Nos. 4* & 8 ‘Symphony of a Thousand’
SCHUBERT String Quartets Nos.14 ‘Death and the Maiden’ & 15
SIBELIUS Tchaikovsky · Glazunov
SZYMANOWSKI Stabat Mater · Litany To The Virgin Mary
WAGNER Wesendonck-Lieder · Isoldes Liebestod

 




GREAT RECORDINGS phase 15





Released February 2006

BRAHMS Double Concerto - Tragic Overture
DEBUSSY Pelléas et Mélisande
ELGAR Violin Concerto - Introduction and Allegro
MAHLER Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'
MILHAUD La Création du Monde
MOZART Symphonies Nos.29, 35 'Haffner'
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.3
RAVEL Shéhérazade · 5 Mélodies Populaires Grecques
RICHARD STRAUSS Don Juan · Till Eulenspiegel
WAGNER Die Walküre Act 1 & Act 2, Scenes 3 & 5

 




GREAT RECORDINGS phase 14





Released August 2005

BACH Sonatas & Partitas
BACH Mass In b minor
BEETHOVEN Piano Concertos Nos.4 & 5 ‘Emperor’
BEETHOVEN The Late String Quartets
BRAHMS & SIBELIUS Violin Concertos
GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess
KREISLER Original Compositions & Arrangements
LYRIC & COLORATURA ARIAS by Boito, Catalani, Cherubini, Cilea etc.
MOZART Opera Arias
SIBELIUS Finlandia, En Saga, Valse Triste, Tapiola etc.

 






GREAT RECORDINGS phase 13








BACH Cello Suites
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas
BRAHMS Symphony No.4
CHOPIN Sonata No.3 & Fantasy
ELGAR Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures etc
PROKOFIEV Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2
SCHUBERT 15 Lieder
SHOWPIECES FOR VIOLIN & PIANO Debussy, Falla, Kodály, Suk, etc
THE MAIDEN & THE NIGHTINGALE Songs of Spain by Granados
VERDI Il Trovatore

 






GREAT RECORDINGS phase 12








BRAHMS Cello Sonatas
BRAHMS Symphonies Nos.1-4
DEBUSSY La Mer, 3 Nocturnes
DONIZETTI Lucia di Lammermoor
MOZART Piano Concertos Nos.21 & 22
POULENC Dialogues des Carmélites
SCHUBERT 24 Lieder
SCHUMANN Carnaval, Album for the Young Nos.37-39
SCHUMANN Liederkreis Opp.24 & 39, 13 Lieder
WAGNER Orchestral excerpts

 






GREAT RECORDINGS phase 11








BACH Cello Suites
BARTÓK Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3, Rhapsodies Nos.1 & 2
BELLINI Norma
BRITTEN Sinfonia da Requiem, Four Sea Interludes etc.
BRUCKNER Symphony No.6
MASSENET Werther
MUSSORGSKY Songs and Dances of Death
POULENC Concert Champêtre, Concerto for two pianos etc.
SHOSTAKOVICHI Piano Concertos, 3 Fantastic Dances etc.
WOLF Italienisches Liederbuch

 






GREAT RECORDINGS phase 10








BEETHOVEN Symphony No.6; Coriolan Overture etc.
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique; Le Corsaire Overture etc.
BRAHMS Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata No.3
GOUNOD Faust
GRIEG & SCHUMANN Piano Concertos
MUSSORGSKY Songs and Dances of Death
OFFENBACH Les Contes d'Hoffmann
PAGANINI Caprices
WEBER Clarinet Concertos
HOMAGE TO GERALD MOORE

 






GREAT RECORDINGS phase 9








BEETHOVEN Symphonies Nos.5 & 7
DUTILLEUX & LUTOSLAWSKI Cello Concertos
MAHLER Symphony No.9
MOZART Don Giovanni
MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov
PUCCINI Madama Butterfly
SCHUBERT Winterreise
RICHARD STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben
WAGNER Orchestral excerpts
FRENCH MUSIC Inc. Gounod: Faust - Ballet Music

 






GREAT RECORDINGS phase 8




 








PUCCINI Tosca
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No.3
DELIBES Lakmé
HOLST The Planets ELGAR 'Enigma' Variations
PUCCINI La bohème
ROSSINI Il barbiere di Siviglia
SCHUMANN Symphonies Nos.1-4, Overture, Scherzo & Finale
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto MOZART Piano Concerto No.21
SHOSTAKOVICH Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
RICHARD STRAUSS Horn Concertos HINDEMITH Horn Concerto

 

GREAT RECORDINGS phase 7




 

 


BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS Violin Concertos
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas
DVORÁK & SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concertos
MOZART Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter'
RAVEL & HONEGGER
FALLA La vida breve
SAINT-SAËNS Samson et Dalila
RICHARD STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier
VERDI Aida
WAGNER Tristan und Isolde

 

GREAT RECORDINGS phase 6





 

 


BACH St Matthew Passion
BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1
DEBUSSY, RAVEL, STRAVINSKY
DELIUS Brigg Fair, etc.
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsodies etc.
MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder
SCHUBERT Schwanengesang, 4 lieder
VERDI Messa da Requiem
CHOPIN, LISZT, RAVEL, BRAHMS, ENESCU

 

GREAT RECORDINGS phase 5






 

 


BEETHOVEN Fidelio
BIZET Carmen
LEHÁR Die lustige Witwe
MASCAGNI L’amico Fritz
MOZART Cosi fan tutte
MOZART Die Zauberflöte
RICHARD STRAUSS Capriccio
VERDI Don Carlo
WAGNER Der fliegende Holländer
WAGNER Lohengrin

 

GREAT RECORDINGS phase 4





 

 


BIZET Symphony in C, L'Arlésienne Suites
CHOPIN Piano Concertos
DEBUSSY Préludes
HAYDN Cello Concertos
MAHLER Symphony No.2
MAHLER Des Knaben Wunderhorn
PAGANINI Caprices
RAVEL & RACHMANINOV Piano Concertos
SATIE Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes, etc.
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS & ELGAR String Music

 

GREAT RECORDINGS phase 3





 


BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas
CANTELOUBE Chants d'Auvergne
JANÁCEK Sinfonietta & Glagolitic Mass
RACHMANINOV Symphony No.2
BEETHOVEN & SCHUBERT Piano Trios

 

GREAT RECORDINGS phase 2




 

 


BEETHOVEN & MENDELSSOHN Violin Concertos
BRAHMS Violin Concerto
ELGAR Violin Concerto & 'Enigma' Variations
MAHLER Kindertotenlieder, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen & Rückert-Lieder
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade BORODIN Polovtsian Dances
SCHUBERT Symphonies Nos.3, 5 & 6
SCHUBERT Winterreise
VIVALDI Magnificat & Gloria
BACH Partita No.1 & transcriptions, MOZART, SCARLATTI, SCHUBERT
OPERETTA ARIAS





 

 

GREAT RECORDINGS phase 1






 


BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto BRAHMS Double Concerto
BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem
BRAHMS Violin Sonatas
CHOPIN 14 Waltzes, Barcarolle, Nocturne No.8 & Mazurka No.32
DVORÁK Piano Concerto SCHUBERT ‘Wanderer’ Fantasie
FAURÉ Requiem
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concerto & An American in Paris
GRIEG Peer Gynt, Symphonic Dance No.2, In Autumn etc.
HAYDN & BOCCHERINI Cello Concertos
MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde
MAHLER Kindertotenlieder
MAHLER Symphony No. 5
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
BRUCH Violin Concerto
MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A, Sinfonia concertante in E flat
MOZART Horn Concertos Nos.1-4, Horn Quintet
ORFF Carmina Burana
RAVEL Piano Concertos, Gaspard de la nuit
SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin
SCHUBERT String Quintet in C
RICHARD STRAUSS Don Quixote SCHUMANN Cello Concerto
RICHARD STRAUSS Vier letzte Lieder, 12 Orchesterlieder
TRUMPET CONCERTOS Hummel, Leopold Mozart, Telemann & Vivaldi
VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras Nos.1, 2, 5 & 9

 

 

KARAJAN operas



 


DEBUSSY Pelléas et Mélisande
HUMPERDINCK Hänsel und Gretel
MOZART Cosi fan tutte
MOZART Le nozze di Figaro
MOZART Die Zauberflöte
JOHANN STRAUSS II Die Fledermaus
RICHARD STRAUSS Ariadne auf Naxos
RICHARD STRAUSS Salome
VERDI Falstaff
WAGNER Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg