The CD offers a programme of important EMI recordings chosen to demonstrate the qualities and achievements of the featured artist, and major works in notable performances taken from EMI's vast and unique catalogue of great recordings.
The lavish packaging of Great Artists of the Century includes a striking cover photograph plus a facsimile of the artist's signature and new accounts of the artists' lives and assessments of their achievements by leading writers. The superb recordings have been transferred and, where appropriate, newly remastered from the original source materials (78s and tapes) by EMI's renowned team of engineers at Abbey Road Studios." - from EMI's mini site for this series.
Here's the Spotify playlist: EMI: Great Artists of the Century (603 tracks, total time: 2 days). Albums are arranged alphabetically by composer names. This playlist works better in Album view. Also check out this Amazon page for discography and reviews.