Robert Greenberg

Historian, Composer, Pianist, Speaker, Author

The Great Courses Facebook Live – Music List

As promised on The Great Courses Facebook LIVE – here is my list of music guaranteed to raise our spirits, make us forget our woes, and render us susceptible to boogie fever:

  • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos; Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert; Archiv
  • Bach: Goldberg Variations; Glenn Gould 1955 & 1981 recordings; Sony
  • Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas; Ronald Brautigam; BIS
  • Beethoven: Complete Symphonies: John Eliot Gardiner, conductor; Archiv
  • Bernstein: The Theater Works Vol. 1; Sony
  • Brahms: Clarinet Quintet; Karl Leister and the Vermeer Quartet; Orfeo
  • Brahms: Complete Piano Quartets; Beaux Arts Trio with Walter Trampler; Philips
  • Brahms: Horn Trio; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Barry Tuckwell; London
  • Brahms and Schumann: Piano Quintets; Joyce Yang and the Alexander String Quartet; Foghorn
  • Brahms: String Quintets; Boston Symphony Chamber Players; Nonesuch
  • De Falla: El Amor Brujo; Montreal Symphony; London
  • Dvořák: Piano Quintet Op. 81; Menahem Pressler and the Emerson String Quartet; DG
  • Gershwin: Overtures; John McGlinn, conductor; EMI
  • Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings; Alexander and Afiara String Quartets; Foghorn
  • Mozart: Piano Quartets; Joyce Yang and the Alexander String Quartet; Foghorn
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 41; Yehudi Menuhin, conductor; Virgin
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 1 & 3; Yevgeny Kissin and Claudio Abbado, conductor; DG
  • Schumann: Complete Symphonies; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor; Archiv
  • Schubert: String Quintet; Amadeus Quartet & Robert Cohen; DG
  • Schubert: Symphony in C Major No. (9); Jeffrey Tate, conductor; EMI
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings; Herbert von Karajan, conductor; DG


  • Carlos Lomas and Pepe de Malaga: Andalusian Flamenco Song & Dance; Lyrichord
  • Manitas de Plata: Gypsy Flamenco; Vanguard
  • Paco de Lucia: Siroco; Phonogram
  • Paco Peña: Azahara; Nimbus
  • Paco Peña and Eduardo Falu: Encnento; Nimbus
  • Pedro Bacon: Alurican; Le Chant du Monde
  • Pepe Romero: Flamenco; Philips