The spectacular-sounding 1954 recording of the D’Oyly Carte’s 1954 recording of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Princess Ida. First CD release on Decca.

The first CD release on Decca of the 1953 recording by the D’Oyly Carte of Gilbert and Sullivan’s first collaboration, The Sorcerer.

James Walker’s recording of H.M.S. Pinafore for Decca’s Phase 4 series. ‘Those who want the feeling of footlights will plump for the new issue’ wrote Gramophone in 1971.

Van Beinum’s recording of Franck’s Psyché. ‘The bloom on the orchestra’s tone speaks volumes for the affection the musicians have for the piece’ Gramophone, June 1988

Ansermet’s recording of Respighi’s Rossiniana. ‘A suavely relaxed performance, nearly impeccable in execution,’ wrote High Fidelity in August 1968.

Van Beinum conducts Mendelssohn. ‘Not only is there brio and dash aplenty, there is a daring that other conductors would do well to follow’ Fanfare.