Legge flourished during the switch from 78s to LPs and from mono to stereo.
Many of his productions have been transferred to CD and are revered.
But as economic conditions got tougher he despaired of maintaining standards and in 1964, in a shock move, Legge quit EMI and tried to disband his own orchestra, the Philharmonia.
He lived the last 15 years of his life in self-imposed exile.
Includes music from Der Rosenkavalier and Don Giovanni, and contributions from his widow Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf