G&S Compilations from the Sargent/EMI Sets
The Pro Arte Orchestra
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Malcolm Sargent, conductor
The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan (3)
EMI CDZ 7 62531 2
EMI/Angel 4LZ 62535 1, 1 cassette, 1988.
EMI CDZ 7 62531 2, 1 CD, 1988.
This compilation contains highlights from Mikado, Gondoliers, Pirates, Pinafore, and Iolanthe. Confusingly, the name "Best of Gilbert and Sullivan" has been used several times, even though the selections aren't always the same. I am not even positive the cassette and CD have the same contents, but given the similarity of the catalog numbers, it is probable that they do.
Mel Moratti provided the contents of the CD:
Favourite Gilbert & Sullivan
EMI Classics for Pleasure 7 67594 2, 1 CD, 1992.
This disc presents 26 items from the Sargent Glyndebourne series.
EMI CDT 5 68815 2
The Most Unforgettable Gilbert and Sullivan Classics Ever
EMI CDT 5 68815 2, 1 CD, 1996.
The track listing, as provided by Mel Moratti, is provided below:
EMI CZS 5 73869 2
The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan
EMI EMI CZS 5 73869 2, 3 CD, 2000.
Yet another Sargent compilation with an innovative and distinctive title.
Gilbert & Sullivan — Operettas
EMI 5744682, 16 CDs, 2001.
This 16-CD set contains the complete nine-opera series that Sir Malcolm Sargent recorded for EMI from 1957–63; the overtures to Cox and Box, The Sorcerer, Princess Ida (Sargent/Pro Arte Orchestra); Overture di Ballo (Sargent/BBC Symphony Orchestra); In Memoriam, Tempest Suite and Merchant of Venice Suite (CBSO/Dunn); Symphony in E (RLPO/Groves); and the Cello Concerto (LSO/Mackerras/Lloyd-Webber).