When the label was launched in 1982 it was the first label devoted to world premiere recordings mostly of repertoire from the second half of the 19th and the early part of the 20th century.

The recordings covered unknown works by well-known composers and the most important works of little-known or forgotten composers. Light classical music was also represented extensively. Landmark projects included the complete orchestral works of Johann Strauss II [on 52 CDs] and Josef Strauss [on 27 CDs], a wide range of British Light Music, and series devoted to Suppe, Waldteufel and others.

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Album Title Catalogue No.
12 Heroines of Imperial China 8.225816
4 Virtuosi Play Chinese Traditional Music 8.225852
A Metropolis of Wonders 8.225937
Abril: Piano Concerto / Hemeroscopium / 3 Sonatas for Orchestra 8.223849
Adam: La filleule des fées 8.223734-35
Adam: La Jolie fille de Gand 8.223772-73
Addinsell: Goodbye Mr. Chips - A Tale of Two Cities 8.223732
Alkan: 12 Etudes, Op. 35 / Le Festin D'Esope / Scherzo Diabolico 8.223351
Alkan: Chamber Music 8.223383
Alkan: Esquisses, Op. 63 8.223352
Alkan: Etudes, Opp. 12 & 76 8.223500
Alkan: Piano Music 8.223657
Alkan: Preludes, Op. 31 8.223284
Alkan: Symphonie / Ouverture / Etudes, Op. 39 8.223285
Ambush On All Sides - Fung Lam 8.225905
American Indianists, Vol. 1 8.223715
American Indianists, Vol. 2 8.223738
Arensky: Egyptian Nights 8.225028
Arensky: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Piano Quintet, Op. 51 8.223811
Arensky: Suites for 2 Pianos Nos. 1-5 8.223497
Arnold, M.: David Copperfield / The Roots of Heaven 8.225167
Around the World in 80 Minutes 8.223003
Atterberg: Piano Quintet / Suite No. 1 / Horn Sonata 8.223405
Atterberg: Violin Sonata / Trio Concertante 8.223404
Aubert: Orchestral Works 8.223531