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
A Sheaf of Songs from Ireland 8.225098
A Sketch of the Rainy Harbour 8.223396
A: Hung Hu Violin Concerto 8.225811
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 & Other Orchestral Works 8.223732
Alkan: 12 Études dans les tons mineurs, Op. 39 & 12 Etudes dans les tons majeurs, Op. 35 8.223351
Alkan: 4 Impromptus, Deuxième recueil d'impromptus, Variations & Rondeau chromatique 8.223657
Alkan: Chamber Music 8.223383
Alkan: Esquisses, Op. 63 8.223352
Alkan: Etudes, Opp. 12 & 76 8.223500
Alkan: Préludes, Op. 31 8.223284
Alkan: Symphonie, Op. 39, Nos. 4-7, Ouverture, Op. 39, No. 11 & 2 Études, Op. 39, Nos. 1 & 2 8.223285
Ambush On All Sides - Fung Lam 8.225905
Arensky: Egyptian Nights, Op. 50 8.225028
Arensky: Piano Suites Nos. 1-5 8.223497
Arensky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 & Piano Quintet 8.223811
Arnold: David Copperfield / The Roots of Heaven 8.225167
Around the World in 80 Minutes 8.223003
Atterberg: Piano Quintet, Op. 31, Suite No. 1 & Horn Sonata, Op. 27 8.223405
Atterberg: Violin Sonata & Other Chamber Works 8.223404
Aubert: Orchestral Works 8.223531