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The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an American orchestra based in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the five major American symphony orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five". Founded in 1881, the BSO plays most of its concerts at Boston's Symphony Hall and in the summer performs at Tanglewood.

Andris Nelsons is the current music director of the BSO. Bernard Haitink currently holds the title of conductor emeritus of the BSO, and Seiji Ozawa has the title of BSO music director laureate.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1938 Symphony no. 5 in E-flat major / Pohjola's Daughter Jean Sibelius; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky 1
1939 Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 Сергей Сергеевич Прокофьев; Richard Hale, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Сергей Александрович Кусевицкий 3
1963 Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream Felix Mendelssohn; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf 1
1970 Carmina Burana Carl Orff; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 6
1971 The Planets Gustav Holst; Boston Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg 3
1972 The Rite of Spring / King of the Stars Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Men's Chorus of The New England Conservatory, Michael Tilson Thomas 2
1973 Symphonie Fantastique Berlioz; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 2
1977 Symphonies nos. 3 And 6 Jean Sibelius; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
1979 The Planets Gustav Holst; Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory Chorus, Seiji Ozawa 1
1981 Piano Concerto no. 5 "Emperor" Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin, Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra 2
1983 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Joseph Silverstein, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 2
1984 Berlioz: Les nuits d’été / Debussy: La damoiselle élue Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy; Frederica von Stade, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1
1984 The Five Piano Concertos Beethoven; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Rudolf Serkin 1
1984 Violin Concertos Alban Berg, Igor Stravinsky; Itzhak Perlman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 2
1985 Piano Concertos nos. 2 and 4 Beethoven; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Rudolf Serkin 1
1987 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, op. 35 / Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47 Tchaikovsky, Sibelius; Viktoria Mullova, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 2
1987 Bolero Ravel; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1
1987 Pini di Roma / Feste romane / Fontane di Roma Ottorino Respighi; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1
1987 Romeo & Juliet, op. 64 (complete recording) Prokofiev; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1
1987 Symphony no. 2 Mahler; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Seiji Ozawa, Kiri Te Kanawa, Marilyn Horne 1
1987 Boléro / Rapsodie espagnole / Pavan for a Dead Princess / La Valse / "Mother Goose" Suite Ravel; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch 2
1987 Dvorak: Concerto pour violoncelle / Tchaikovski: Variations Rococo Dvorak, Tchaikovski; Mstislav Rostropovitch, Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra 1
1987 Romeo & Juliet (Highlights) Prokofiev; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1
1988 Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 / Leonore Overture no. 3 / Schubert: Symphony no. 8 "Unfinished" Beethoven, Schubert; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch 2
1988 Klavierkonzert No. 1 / Klavierkonzert No. 2 / Totentanz Franz Liszt; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Krystian Zimerman 2
1988 Symphonie fantastique (1962 recording) Berlioz; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch 4
1988 Symphonie Nr. 1 Gustav Mahler; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1
1988 Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral" Ludwig van Beethoven; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf 1
1989 Panufnik: Sinfonia Votiva / Sessions: Concerto for Orchestra Andrzej Panufnik, Roger Sessions; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 2
1989 Gloria / Stabat Mater Poulenc; Kathleen Battle, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 2
1989 Offertorium Sofia Gubaidulina; Gidon Kremer, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit 2
1989 Symphonies nos. 1 & 8 Beethoven; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf 1
1989 Symphony no. 2 Brahms; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf 1
1990 Don Quixote / Die Liebe der Danae R. Strauss; Yo‐Yo Ma, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Toronto Symphony, Andrew Davis 1
1990 Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor / "Choral" Fantasy Beethoven; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Rudolf Serkin 1
1990 Symphony No. 2 / Finlandia / Valse Triste / Swan of Tuonela Sibelius; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
1991 Béla Bartók: Violinkonzert No. 2 / Norbert Moret: Un rêve Béla Bartók, Norbert Moret; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1
1991 La Mer Debussy; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch 2
1991 Piano Concerti Grieg, Schumann; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, Claudio Arrau 1
1991 The Rite of Spring / Firebird Suite / Fireworks Stravinsky; Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Ozawa 2
1992 The Nutcracker / Sleeping Beauty Tchaikovsky; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1
1992 Symphony no. 4 / "Haydn" Variations Brahms; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 2
1992 Symphonies no. 36 "Linzer" / no. 39 / Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Leinsdorf 1
1993 Saint-Saëns: Symphony no. 3 / Debussy: La Mer / Ibert: Escales Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ibert; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch, Berj Zamkochian 2
1993 Daphnis et Chloé (1955 recording) Ravel; Boston Symphony, Charles Munch 2
1993 Overtures / Queen Mab Scherzo Berlioz; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch 1
1994 A Midsummer Night's Dream Felix Mendelssohn, Ozawa & Boston Symphony Orchestra 1
1994 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals / Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (narrated by Melissa Joan Hart as Clarissa) Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Britten; Melissa Joan Hart, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1
1994 Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 2 / Schumann: Cello Concerto Shostakovich, Schumann; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Gidon Kremer 1
1994 Le sacre du printemps; Pétrouchka Stravinksky; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux 1

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