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

Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen

Reznicek: Donna Diana Overture

Delius: Irmelin Prelude

Ibert: Escales

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