DECCA SXL 6000 series narrow band collection - Part 5 ( 108 LPs )
This is Part 5 - the final selection from the 6000 series catalogue. Uniquely, it includes 2 box sets, the Atherton / London Sinfonietta 5 LP set of the chamber works of Schoenberg on SXLK 6660 - 64 and the 3 LP set of Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet by Maazel / Cleveland on SXL 6620 - 22.
These two are included because they are two of only five Decca SXL 6000 series box sets that had not been issued before* - all the others are re-issues of material from the SXL 2000 series catalogue, or had been initially released as box sets. For example, the box sets of the complete orchestral works of Kodaly on SXLM 6665 - 7 with Dorati, the Prokofiev piano concertos with Ashkenazy / Previn on 15BB 218 - 20 and the Beethoven piano concertos with Ashkenazy / Solti on SXLG 6594 - 7 were all released before the individual discs appeared, and to have included these would have involved unnecessary duplication.
* The exceptions are the 2 LP box sets of 'Die Fledermaus' by Karajan / VPO on SXL 6015 - 6016, the de Larrocha / Albeniz 'Iberia' set on SXL 6586 - 6587 and Delibes 'Sylvia' by Bonynge on SXL 6635 - 6636.