BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide: A Critical Guide to the Best Classical Music on CD

BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide: A Critical Guide to the Best Classical Music on CD

by Erik Levi
     
 

Choosing from among the thousands of classical recordings available at record stores is a daunting task. Now, BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide offers both the beginning collector and the serious connoisseur informed assistance in finding the preferred recordings of the most significant classics. The user-friendly book contains reviews, a section on how to expand… See more details below

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Choosing from among the thousands of classical recordings available at record stores is a daunting task. Now, BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide offers both the beginning collector and the serious connoisseur informed assistance in finding the preferred recordings of the most significant classics. The user-friendly book contains reviews, a section on how to expand your CD library, and articles on the impact of historical recordings.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Selecting which performance of a classical piece to purchase on CD can be daunting, given the incredible number of CDs available. Fortunately, several books meant to ease the task have been published. The latest is from the people who issue the BBC Music Magazine. As in the magazine, entries are arranged in five categories: chamber music, choral and song, instrumental, opera, and orchestral. Each entry includes composer, title, performers, record label and number, recording process, and price range. The helpful reviews consider the quality of both the performance and the recording. Unlike The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs and Cassettes (Penguin, 1994), one of the more popular and established competitors, this current work usually lists only one recording of a work, so there is no opportunity for comparisons of different performances. Still, this reasonably priced work from a reputable source is a welcome addition to the field.Michael Colby, Univ. of California Libs., Davis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574670189
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 8.26(h) x 1.25(d)

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