For all the excellent Tennstedt/Mahler options, my mind turns first to the Boult Elgar Symphonies on Lyrita http://www.musicweb-international.co...lt_SRCD221.htm
They have to be in a "Top 10"!
I note we visited this territory on the old boards in 2010, which can be found here including some familiar and some much missed names! http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbradio3/ht...thread=7753257
NB in particular in TheGongman's contribution then, the reference to many splendid things (inc. something I had mentioned then, the wonderful "On Parade" recording of Marches for orchestra under Boult - rereleased on CD as a compilation called "Great Marches" of which one copy is available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Marche...dp_product_img)
thegongman: There is a gold mine here, of which in addition to those already mentioned, a few are:
Jurowski's Tchaikovsky Manfred, his Brahms 1st & 2nd Symphonies, his Tchaikovsky 1 & 6 and his Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances together with his about to be released Holst 'Planets'. Then there are Masur's Britten War Requiem, Solti's Tchaikovsky 6 (coupled with a great Firebird 1945 Suite) and Vanska's Rachmaninov 3rd Symphony coupled with a passionate Bax Tintagel. Tennstedt has been mentioned but in addition to his great new Mahler 2 I would single out Tennstedt's thrilling and moving LPO label Bruckner 8, two great live Mahler 1's (LPO & BBC Legends)and his EMI later Mahler 5. That's just a start - they are all live recordings. There is a new thrillingly paced and sung live Verdi Requiem on their label with Jesus Lopez-Cobos, with Margaret Price leading a strong cast of soloists. Also not to forget Caliban's 'LPO on Parade' with Boult - studio but what a riot.
"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9