Discography

Solo Horn & Orchestra

A phenomenal player and a superb musician. If I reach for a record it’s usually a Thompson recording.
Classic CD

Solo Horn and Orchestra

Michael Thompson Solo Horn and Orchestra recordings
DENNIS BRAIN A CELEBRATION Works by Artem Vassilev, Mozart Haydn, David Matthews, Royal Academy of Music Concert Orchestra, Michael Thompson Conductor / Soloist RAM 016
BIRTWISTLE Meridian, London Sinfonietta
Oliver Knussen
MNC D 009
BRITTEN Canticles Anthony Rolfe – Johnson Tenor, Roger Vignoles, Piano Hyperion CDA 66498
BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Anthony Rolfe – Johnson, Tenor
Scottish National Orchestra
Bryden Thomson
Chandos
CHAN 8657
BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Adrian Thompson, Tenor
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
David Lloyd – Jones
Naxos
8.553834
THE GOLDEN ECHO Horn Concertos by Haydn, Mozart
Rosetti & Vivaldi
Philharmonia Orchestra
Warren-Green
Nimbus
CD NIM 5018
GREGSON Concerto for Horn and Brass Band
Carlton Main Frickley
David James
Top Brass Series
TB 3022
HAYDN Horn Concertos 1 & 2
Divertimento a tre
Philharmonia
Warren-Green
Nimbus
CD NUM 5010
HAYDN Horn Concerto No. 1
London Chamber Orchestra
Warren-Green
Virgin
7234 5 61235 26
DAVID LYON Horn Concerto
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
David Lloyd-Jones
Marco Polo
8.225039
BENEDICT MASON Concerto for Horn & Tombone
David Purser, Trombone
London Sinfonietta
Diego Masson
Bridge Records
BCD 9045
MESSIAEN Des canyons aux etoiles
Paul Crossley, Piano
London Sinfonietta
Esa – Pekka Salonen
CBS
M2K 44762
MOZART Complete works for Horn & Orchestra
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Michael Thompson
Director / Soloist
Naxos
8.553592
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante
London chamber Orchestra
Warren-Green
LCO
VCY 790818
MOZART Four Horn Concertos
Fragment in E
Jerzy Maksymiuk
BBC
CD 600
MUSGRAVE Horn Concerto
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
Bramwell Tovey
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STRAUSS Horn Concertos 1 & 2
BBC Philharmonic
Edward Downes
BBC
CD 641

Horn and Piano

Thompson confirmed the golden opinions that preceded him. Here was playing so on top of things technically, so confident and blithe about it all, that a listener could easily forget what a fiendishly refractory instrument the horn can be. Not for nothing are horn recitals so rare.
The Boston Globe

Michael Thompson Horn and Piano recordings
VIRTUOSI Works for Horn & Piano
Philip Fowke, Piano
EMI Classics
CDC 7 5442
DANZI Sonata for Horn & Piano in Eb Opus 28
Philip Fowke, Piano
Naxos
8.553570
DANZI Sonata for Horn & Piano in E minor Opus 44
Philip Fowke, Piano
Naxos
8.554694
SCHUMANN
STRAUSS
Schumann Adagio and Allegro for Horn and Piano
Strauss Andante for Horn and Piano
Catherine Dubois, Piano
BBC
CD 641

Horn Quartets

Michael Thompson "has taken over Dennis Brain’s mantle, and his performances are quite superlative in every way; Dennis would surely have been delighted to find such an assured successor."
The Gramophone

Michael Thompson Horn Quartet recordings
TIPPETT Sonata for Four Horns
Michael Thompson Horn Quartet
Collins Classics
12292
TIPPETT Sonata for Four Horns
Michael Thompson Horn Quartet
EMI
5 55452 2
TRANS ATLANTIC
HORN QUARTET
Spontaneous Combustion

Chamber Music

A very satisfying disc. Wonderful works, beautifully played and well recorded. Thompson produces a rich, mellow tone reminiscent of the two great Brains, Aubrey and Dennis, in the same work.
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Michael Thompson Chamber Music recordings
BEETHOVEN Sextet Opus 81b
Nash Ensemble
ASV
GLD 4002
BRAHMS Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano
Borodin Trio
Chandos
CHAN 8606
MOZART Quintet K407 for Horn and String Quartet
Academy of Ancient Music
L’Oiseau Lyre
CD 421429 – 20H
ROSSINI Sonatas for Wind Quartet
Michael Thompson Wind Quartet
Naxos
8.554098
DANZI Wind Quintets Opus 56
Sextet in Eb
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
Naxos
8.553076
DANZI Wind Quintets Opus 67
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
Naxos
8.553570
DANZI Wind Quintets Opus 68
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
Naxos
8.554694
KROMMER Partitas for Wind Ensemble
Opus 45 nos.1 & 2
Michael Thompson Wind Ensemble
Naxos
8.553868
KROMMER Partitas for Wind Ensemble
Opus 69, 76 & 79
Michael Thompson Wind Ensemble
Naxos
8.554226
REICHA Wind Quintet in C minor
Wind Quintet in F major
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
Naxos
8.554228
REICHA Wind Quintets Opus 88 No. 2
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
Naxos
8.550432
REICHA Wind Quintets Opus 88 No. 4
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet>
Naxos
8.553528
REICHA Wind Quintets Opus 88 No. 5
Opus 91 No. 1
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
Naxos
8.554227
20th CENTURY
WIND QUINTETS
Hindemith, Barber, Larsson, Janacek
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
Naxos
8.553851

Mozart concertos, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk

CD cover of Mozart Horn Concertos, soloist Michael Thompson with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk

VIRTUOSI, works for horn and piano, with Philip Fowke-piano

CD cover for Virtuosi, Michael Thompson-Horn, Philip Fowke-Piano