Staff Recommendations

This is a list of our staff’s favorite recordings. We hope you will find these CDs and DVDs as enjoyable as we do. All can be purchased online from our website. We invite you to come back and visit often, as we are always adding new favorites to the list.


Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies (Vanska, Minnesota Orchestra)

Bernstein: Symphony #3 (Bernstein, NY Philharmonic)

Gershwin by Grofe–original orchestrations & arrangements (Mayorga, Gallodoro, Harmonie Ensemble)

Mahler: The Complete Works

Nielsen: Orchestral Works (Dausgaard, Danish National Orchestra)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Yundi Li, Seiji Ozawa, Berlin Philharmonic)

Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, Debussy: La Mer (Reiner, Chicago Symphony)


Verdi: Rigoletto DVD (Wixell, Gruberova, Pavarotti)

Instrumental & Chamber

Bach: Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould)

Floyd: Piano Sonata (DVD) (Daniell Revenaugh)

Granados & Albeniz: Music of Spain (Julian Bream, guitar)

Ligeti: Quartets 1 & 2 (Artemis Quartet)

Silk Road Ensemble:  Off the Map