1. Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1-3. London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch, conductor. Philips.

2. Hindemith, Honegger and Martinu: Cello Concertos. Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Christoph Poppen, conductor. Johannes Moser, cello. Hannsler Classics.

3. John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet. International Contemporary Ensemble, John Adams, conductor; St. Lawrence String Quartet. Nonesuch.

4. Sousa: Marches. Czechoslovak Brass Orchestra, Rudolf Urbanec, conductor. Nonesuch.

5. Ernest Ansermet: Decca Recordings, 1953-1967. Music by Beethoven, Sibelius, Stravinsky, Chabrier, Franck and others. Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Decca.

6. Franck and Stravinsky: Symphony in D minor; “Petrushka.” Chicago Symphony and Boston Symphony, Pierre Monteux, conductor. RCA.

7. Ruggiero Ricci: Decca Recordings 1950-1960. Music by Paganini, Weber, Ravel, Lalo and others. Decca.

8. Mahler and Schubert: Symphony No. 9 and Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished.” Chicago Symphony, Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor. Deutsche Grammophon.

9. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique. Concertgebouw Orchestra, Colin Davis, conductor. Philips.

10. Spiked!: The Music of Spike Jones. Spike Jones and his City Slickers and his Other Orchestra. RCA.

11. Ataulfo Argenta: Complete Decca Recordings, 1953-1957. London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ataulfo Argenta, conductor. Decca.

12. Litolff: Concerti Symphonique Nos. 3 and 5. Peter Donohoe, piano. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, conductor. Hyperion.

13. Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9. New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor. Sony.

14. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” Schumann: “Manfred” Overture. Los Angeles Philharmonic, Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor. Deutsche Grammophon.

15. Richard Strauss: “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks”; “Don Juan”; “Death and Transfiguration.” Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, conductor. Sony.

16. Bach: Cello Suites. Mstislav Rostropovich, cello. EMI Classics.

17. Berlioz: Requiem; “Symphonie funebre et triomphale.” London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Colin Davis, conductor. Philips.

18. Mozart: Violin Concertos. Camerata Salzburg, Leonidas Kavakos, conductor and violin. Sony.

19: Fiesta: Music by Revueltas, Marquez, Bernstein, Ginastera, Estevez and Castellano. Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor. Deutsche Grammophon.

20. Satie: 3 Gymnopedies and other works. Pascal Roge, piano. Decca.