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Classical top 20

If you are interested in expanding your own music library, these discs would make a great start. We've also listed information about specific recordings that we own and know to be of good quality.

  Johann Pachelbel:  Canon in D
	"Mad About the Classics"
	Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
	Deutsche Grammaphon 439513

  Antonin Dvorak:  New World Symphony 
	Leonard Slatkin, conductor
	St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
	Telarc "Bravo Series" 82007

  Gioacchino Rossini:  William Tell Overture
	Ricardo Chailly, conductor
	National Philharmonic Orchestra
	London 443850

  Victor Davies:  Mennonite Piano Concerto
	Boris Brott, conductor
	London Symphony Orchestra
	Irmgard Baerg, piano
	Campion 1304

  Samuel Barber:  Adagio for Strings
	Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
	London Symphony Orchestra
	EMI Classics 55358

  George Gershwin:  Rhapsody in Blue
	"Mad About Gershwin"
	Leonard Bernstein, piano and conductor
	Los Angeles Philharmonic
	Deutsche Grammaphon 445768

  Aaron Copland:  Appalachian Spring
	Louis Lane, conductor
	Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
	Telarc 80078

  John Philip Sousa:  Stars and Stripes Forever
	Elgar Howarth, conductor
	Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
	London 410290

  Johann Sebastian Bach:  Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
	"Mad About the Classics"
	Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
	Deutsche Grammaphon 439513

  Aaron Copland:  Simple Gifts
	"Class Brass"
	Empire Brass
	Telarc 80220

  Johann Sebastian Bach:  
	Toccata and Fugue in D minor,  BWV 565
	"Great Organ Works"
	Peter Hurford, organ
	London 443473

  Peter Tchaikovsky:  1812 Overture
	Antal Dorati, conductor
	Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
	University of Minnesota Brass Band
	Mercury Living Presence 434360

  Maurice Ravel:  Bolero
	Herbert von Karajan, conductor
	Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
	Deutsche Grammaphon Galleria 427250

  Johann Strauss, Jr.:  On the Beautiful Blue Danube
	Willi Boskovsky, conductor
	Johann Strauss Orchestra of Vienna
	Angel 47052

  Bedrich Smetana:  The Moldau
	Herbert von Karajan, conductor
	Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
	Deutsche Grammaphon 415509

  Camille Saint-Saens:  My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice
	"Pavarotti's Opera Made Easy: My Favorite Love Songs"
	Marilyn Horne, soprano
	London 443599

  Richard Addinsell:  Warsaw Concerto
	Erich Kunzel, conductor
	Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
	William Tritt, piano
	Telarc 80175

  P.D.Q. Bach:  New Horizons in Music Appreciation
	"P.D.Q. Bach On the Air"
	Vanguard VBD 79268

  Charles-Marie Widor:  Toccata from Organ Symphony no. 5
	"Organ Favorites"
	Peter Hurford, organ
	London 425013

  John Rutter:  For the Beauty of the Earth
	"Gloria:  The Sacred Music of John Rutter"
	John Rutter, conductor
	Cambridge Singers
	City of London Sinfonia
	Collegium COLCD 100