The following choice of 1955's best is made on the basis of unusually interesting qualities in music or performance:
Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos (Vanguard, 3 LPs). Marked by brilliant projection of musical subleties and sheer virtuosity.
Bartok: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (Mercury). A compelling but rarely heard work by a modern master.
The Birth of a Performance (Columbia). A detailed rehearsal scene, with fatherly Conductor Bruno Walter explaining Mozart's "Linz" Symphony.
Chavez: Toccata for Percussion (M-G-M). A startlingly faithful recording.
Dallapiccola: Tartiniana (Columbia). A charming view of Tartini's 18th century violin compositions as seen through Dallapiccola's 20th century eyes.
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola...