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Bach Cantatas by J. A. WestrupBach Cantatas
Bartok Chamber Music (BBC Music Guides) by Stephen WalshBartók Chamber Music
Bartók orchestral music by John McCabeBartók Orchestral Music
Beethoven concertos and overtures (BBC music guides) by Roger FiskeBeethoven Concertos
Beethoven Piano Sonatas (BBC Music Guides) by Denis MatthewsBeethoven Piano Sonatas
Beethoven symphonies by Robert SimpsonBeethoven Symphonies
Berlioz orchestral music by Hugh MacdonaldBerlioz Orchestral
Brahms orchestral music by John HortonBrahms Orchestral Music
Brahms songs by Eric Sams
Bruckner symphonies by Philip BarfordBruckner Symphonies
Debussy orchestral music by David Vassall CoxDebussy Orchestral
Debussy Piano Music by Frank DawesDebussy Piano Music
Haydn Piano Sonatas (BBC Music Guides) by John McCabeHaydn Piano Sonatas
Haydn String Quartets by Rosemary HughesHaydn String Quartets
Haydn Symphonies by H. C. Robbins LandonHaydn Symphonies
Mahler symphonies and songs by Philip BarfordMahler Symphonies and Songs
Monteverdi Madrigals (BBC Music Guides) by Denis Arnold
Mozart chamber music by A. Hyatt KingMozart Chamber Music
Mozart Piano Concertos (BBC Music Guides) by Philip RadcliffeMozart Piano Concertos
Mozart Serenades, Divertimenti and Dances (BBC Music Guides) by Erik SmithMozart Serenades
Mozart Symphonies (Ariel Music Guides) by Stanley SadieMozart Symphonies
Purcell by Arthur HutchingsPurcell
Rachmaninov orchestral music by Patrick Piggott
Ravel orchestral music by Laurence DaviesRavel
Schubert Songs by Maurice J. E. BrownSchubert Songs
Schubert symphonies by Maurice John Edwin BrownSchubert Symphonies
Schumann Orchestral Music (BBC music guides) by Hans GálSchumann Orchestral Music
Schumann Piano Music (Ariel Music Guides) by Joan ChissellSchumann Piano Music
Schumann Songs by Astra DesmondSchumann Songs
Shostakovich Symphonies by Hugh OttawayShostakovich Symphonies
Strauss Tone Poems (BBC Music Guides) by Michael KennedyStrauss Tone Poems
Tchaikovsky Ballet Music (BBC Music Guides, 41) by John Hamilton WarrackTchaikovsky Ballet Music
Tchaikovsky symphonies and concertos by John Hamilton WarrackTchaikovsky Symphonies and Concertos
The Trio Sonata by Christopher HogwoodTrio Sonata
Vaughan Williams symphonies by Hugh OttawayVaughan Willams Symphonies

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