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...a discography of the classical reissue label of the 1970s and
a gallery of the wonderfully different cover art that graced the LPs.

This site is an appreciation of a record company giving us something different, something humorous, in a field that is all too often stodgy and pompous. Each image on a page is clickable, to show a larger version of the cover art.

Nine pages,
grouped by
catalog number:
1970:
8100-8134
8135-8169
8170-8204
1973:
8205-8229
1973:
8230-8250
1974:
8251-8280
8281-8315
1976:
8316-8340
8341-
WGS-8100
Abravanel, Maurice / Vienna State OO
Tchaikovsky
Best Of Tchaikovsky
WGS-8101
Monteux / Badura-Skoda / Scherchen / Steinberg
Beethoven
Best Of Beethoven
WGS-8102
Scherchen, Hermann / Vienna
Bach
Best Of Bach
WGS-8103
Various
Rachmaninoff / Tchaikovsky / Khatchaturian / Rimsky-Korsakoff
The Best from the Russia We Love
WGS-8104
Shaffer, Sy / Vienna State Opera
Puccini
Best Of Puccini
WGS-8105
Scherchen, Hermann / VSOO / Rudel
Rossini / Offenbach / Suppe
Best Known Overtures
WGM-8106
Bream, Julian
Bach / Sor / Dowland / Villa Lobos / Torroba / Turina
Julian Bream's Greatest Hits
Apparently, the humorless of 6 or so years later went back and reworked what had gone before...
WGS-8107
Virgil Fox
Wagner / Elgar / Mozart / Bach
Greatest Hits
WGS-8108
Roger Delmotte / VSOO / Scherchen
Vivaldi, Corelli, Torelli
Baroque and Contemporary Concertos for Trumpet and Orchestra
WGS-8109
John Williams
Torroba / Ponce
Spanish Guitar
WGS-8110

Gassman / Sala
Electronic Music for the Ballet / Five Improvisations on Magnetic Tape
WGS-8111
Sir Adrian Boult
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia / English Folk Song Suite
WGS-8112
Daniel Barenboim / VSOOVienna Academy Chamber Choir / Laszlo Somogyi
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3 / Choral Fantasy
Apparently, the humorless of 6 or so years later went back and reworked what had gone before...
WGM-8113
Bream, Julian
Bach
Plays Bach
WGS-8114
Scherchen / VSOO
Handel
Water Music
WGS-8115
Rampal, Jean-Pierre / Robert Veyron-Lacroix
Telemann / Bach
Flute And Harpsichord Sonatas
WGS-8116
Durufle, Maurice / Marie-Madeline Durufle Chevalier
Buxtehude / Handel
Organs Of The National Shrine, Washington DC
WGS-8117
Norman Treigle / Vienna RO&C; / Jussi Jalas
Verdi / Mozart / Ponchielli / Halevy / Gounod
Arias (Otello / Don Carlo / Simon Boccanegra / Macbeth / Le Nozze de Figaro / Don Giovanni / Others)
WGS-8118
Gerle / Shetler
Brahms
Hungarian Dances, Complete
WGM-8119
Lewenthal, Raymond
Beethoven
Sonatas For Piano (Moonlight / Appasionata / Pathetique)
WGS-8120
Scherchen / VSOO
Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsodies 1, 4, 5 / Battle of the Huns
WGS-8121
Hermann Scherchen / VSOO
Rimsky-Korsakoff
Scheherazade
WGS-8122
Abravanel / Utah SO
Gershwin
An American In Paris / Rhapsody
WGS-8123
Rodzinski, Artur / PSO of London
Beethoven / Schubert
Fifth Symphony / Unfinished Symphony
WGS-8124
Maureen Forrester / John Newmark
Milhaud / Ives / Brahms / Schubert / Wolf / et al.
A Charm of Lullabies
WGS-8125
Deutschmeister Band / Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Abravanel
Tchaikovsky / Rimsky-Korsakoff
1812 Overture / Capriccio Italien / Capriccio Espagnol
WGS-8126
Boult, Sir Adrian / VSOO
Holst
The Planets
WGS-8127-2
Monteux
Berlioz
Romeo and Juliet
WGS-8128
Nicholas Afonsky / Cappella Russian Male Chorus
Glazunov / Lvov / Grtchaninoff
Masterpieces Of Russian Church Music
WGS-8129
Professor Emerson Meyers
Meyers / Mardirosian / Heintz
Provocative Electronics
WGS-8130
Steinberg / Pittsburgh SO
Wagner
Der Ring Des Nibelungen
WGS-8131
Scherchen / VSOO
Ravel / Chabrier / Dukas / de Falla
Bolero / Espana / Sorcerer's Apprentice / Ritual Fire Dance
WGS-8132
Mimi Coertse, Ian Dressel, Sonja Draxler / VSOO / Scherchen
Vivaldi
Gloria
WGS-8133
Abravanel, Maurice / Utah Symphony
Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake Ballet Suite
WGS-8134
Scherchen, Hermann / VSOO
Haydn
Symphony No.100 / Symphony No.45
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This site is not a catalog--I am not selling LPs, nor am I in the business of selling copies of LPs. This site is also not a want list-- there are very few of these LPs that I would be interested in adding to my collection. This site is designed to give you the opportunity to discover or remember and appreciate a bit of light-heartedness from the past.

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