TAS Super LP List 2017: Special Merit (Classical)

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updated 2 months ago

The Absolute Sound: TAS Super LP List; Special Merit (Classical)
Harry Pearson's original ‘must have’ list has been updated and revised by Jonathan Valin and the The Absolute Sound staff.

Sources
· “The TAS Super LP List: New Entries for 2018”
· “TAS Super LP List 2017”
· “TAS Super LP List 2016”
· “The HP Super LP List (2014)”

Other TAS Super LP Lists
· TAS Super LP List 2017: Best of the Bunch (Classical)
· TAS Super LP List 2017: Special Merit (Classical Collections)
· TAS Super LP List 2017: Special Merit (Operas & Oratorios)
· TAS Classical List 1987

Notes
· New list entries are marked with a dagger (†)
· Records that are still available new or re-issued are marked with a double dagger (‡)
· LPs with particularly natural, as opposed to hi-fi spectacular sound have been awarded an asterisk (*)

TAS Special Merit LPs not found in Discogs database:
· Baird: Four Dialogues for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra Muza XL/XSL 03360*†
· Balbastre: Harpsichord Works. Afka SK-298
· Barber: Symphony No. 1 / Zinman. Argo 436 288*†
· Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1 / Mann, Hambro. Bartók Records No. 922 (mono)†‡
· Dutilleux: Figures de résonances (for two pianos). Erato STU 70810†
· Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 / Walter. CBS/Sony 20 AC 1822
· Honegger: Symphony No. 3 / Mravinsky. EMI ASD 2064†
· Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2. London CS-6323
· Nixon: String Quartet No. 1 / California String Quartet. Music Library Recordings MLR 7005 (mono)†
· Penderecki: String Trio / Janaki Trio. Yarlung 53964-376V*‡
· Reubke: The 94th Psalm. Orion ORS-78282
· Rosen: String Quartet / New Music String Quartet. Epic LC 3333 (mono)†
· Rossini: I’Italiana in Algeri. Fone 016†
· Schoenberg: Variations / Mehta, LA Phil. London Enterprise 414 440-1†
· Schubert: Winterreise / Saeden. Proprius SWE-1982†
· Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Veneziani Chamber Orchestra. Chasing the Dragon CTDLPI001*†‡

Other TAS Lists
· Sid Marks Top 13 Mercury Living Presence

  1. Albéniz* / New Philharmonia Orchestra / Frühbeck De Burgos* - Suite Española

    1 For Sale from $200.00

    Special Merit‡
    TAS 2016

    Original Recordings Group 45 RPM remaster / reissue

  2. Julian Bream - Guitar Concertos

    8 For Sale from $5.85

    Special Merit*

  3. Bach* / Beethoven*, Glenn Gould, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bernstein* / Golschmann* - The Complete Glenn Gould Bach Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1-5 & 7 / Beethoven Concerto No. 1

    13 For Sale from $80.79

    Special Merit‡
    TAS 2016

    Note: Not sure if this is correct. Actual TAS item is: Bach: The Keyboard Concertos/Gould. Columbia/Speakers Corner 71449

  4. Johann Sebastian Bach - Janos Starker - Suites For Unaccompanied Cello Complete

    14 For Sale from $73.06

    Special Merit*‡
    TAS 2016

    Speakers Corner remaster / reissue

  5. Samuel Barber / Thomas Schippers, New York Phiharmonic* - Four Melodic Masterpieces By Samuel Barber

    5 For Sale from $14.00

    Special Merit*†
    TAS 2017

    Listed as: Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal / Schippers. Columbia CBS 32110006

  6. Bartók*, Reiner* / Chicago Symphony* - Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta / Hungarian Sketches

    7 For Sale from $20.00

    Special Merit*‡

    Note: This is the original release; the actual item is the Analogue Productions remaster / reissue, which doesn't appear to be in the Discogs database (and currently unavailable on the Acoustic Sounds website).

  7. Arnold Bax - Bax: Symphony No. 6

    3 For Sale from $4.00

    Special Merit