There was a time when the standard repertoire included many pieces that were wonderful to listen to as well as being written in quite individual styles. Some of them were ubiquitous on the concert platform and might have been heard every season.
Here are twenty of them, none of which have appeared on my conductorial radar for at least a generation.
Franck: Symphonic Variations
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No.2
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No.1
Liszt: Les Préludes
Lalo: Cello Concerto
Reznicek: Donna Diana Overture
Delius: Irmelin Prelude
Rimsky-Korsakoff: Capriccio espagnol
Kodály: Háry János Suite
Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony
Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Hanson: Symphony No.2
Schubert: Rosamunde Overture
Prokofiev: Lt. Kijé Suite
Waldteufel: The Skaters Waltz
Weber/Berlioz: Invitation to the Dance
D’Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours
So why not a Slatkin Pops series? That should put things right! Best. Rob
Korngold Cello Concerto? – no Deception there, surely.