This is a database of recordings which feature the recorder and its music. There are currently over 12,700 unique entries including LPs, EPs, MCs and CDs.
The discography shows the recorder employed in its wide repertoire from broken consorts of the renaissance, to the concertos and sonatas of the baroque, and to the recorder concertos of the 20th and 21st centuries. In between, are examples of recorder in ethnic and popular music, in celtic and punk music, and in new age music.
In addition to recordings that feature the recorder, a great many performances of medieval, renaissance, ethnic and popular music employ recorders as part of the ensemble. Many of the examples listed here are directed by recorder players and thus might be expected to make prominent use of the instrument. Others are there simply at readers' request. An extensive index to other early music recordings together with notes and reviews is available at the Early Music FAQ site (see below).
Where they are provided, or where it possible to infer them, Opus and catalogue numbers of works by Corelli and Handel have been given in the Contents list for each recording that includes works by either of those composers. As time permits, works by Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi and others will be accorded similar treatment.
To add details of recordings of which you are aware please email Nicholas Lander or Liesbeth van der Sluijs as many of the following details as possible:
Readers are encouraged to make free use of the information presented here. However, extensive use or citation should be acknowledged in the usual way. The following format is suggested:
Van der Sluijs, L, Lander, N.S. & Short, C. (1996–2012). Recorded Recorders. <http://www.recorderhomepage/quotes.html>
Selective discographies of recorder music (LPs, MCs & CDs) may found in:
However, all these are by now impossibly outdated.
A regular contributor of new sightings, corrections and additional information to this database has been Sascha Mommertz (Landgraaf, Netherlands), to whom we are most grateful.
Of the many Internet resources consulted the most useful to date have been:
Liesbeth found many additions to her LP Collection at
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