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 (Hong Kong Philharmonic, Wing-Sie Yip) 8.225816
3 Wishes of the Rose - Everlasting Chinese Love Songs (Takako Nishizaki, Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony, Breiner) 8.223427
4 VIRTUOSI PLAY CHINESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC (Kah Chi Loo, Fung Lam, Chun Bo So, Kuen Wong) 8.225852
A, Kejian: Violin Concerto, "Hung Hu" / CHEN, Gang: Fantasy on a Sinkiang Folk Song (Takako Nishizaki, Singapore Symphony, Choo Hoey) 8.225811
ABRIL: Piano Concerto / Hemeroscopium / 3 Sonatas for Orchestra 8.223849
ADAM, A.: Filleule des fées (La) [Ballet] (Queensland Symphony, Mogrelia) 8.223734-35
ADAM, A.: Jolie Fille de Gand (La) [Ballet] (Queensland Symphony, Mogrelia) 8.223772-73
ADDINSELL, R.: Goodbye Mr. Chips / A Tale of Two Cities (BBC Concert Orchestra, K. Alwyn) 8.223732
ALKAN, C.-V.: Etudes, Opp. 12 and 76 (Martin) 8.223500
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: Piano Music 8.223657
ALKAN: Preludes, Op. 31 8.223284
ALKAN: Symphonie / Ouverture / Etudes, Op. 39 8.223285
Alphorn Concertos 8.223101
Ambush On All Sides - Fung Lam 8.225905
ARENSKY, A.S.: Egyptian Nights [Ballet] (Moscow Symphony, Yablonsky) 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 (New Budapest Quartet) 8.223405