Insider's Guide to Classical Recordings: From the Host of The Record Shelf, a Highly Opinionated, Irreverent, and Selective Guide to What's Good and What's Not

Insider's Guide to Classical Recordings: From the Host of The Record Shelf, a Highly Opinionated, Irreverent, and Selective Guide to What's Good and What's Not

by Jim Svejda, Jim Svejda
     
 
For hundreds of thousands of loyal listeners throughout the United States, Jim Svejda's weekly radio program The Record Shelf is not to be missed. Now, this amusing and irreverent guide captures the special flavor of Svejda's unique program. Without fear or favor, he recommends his choices of CDs and cassettes for hundreds of compositions from the standard, and

Overview

For hundreds of thousands of loyal listeners throughout the United States, Jim Svejda's weekly radio program The Record Shelf is not to be missed. Now, this amusing and irreverent guide captures the special flavor of Svejda's unique program. Without fear or favor, he recommends his choices of CDs and cassettes for hundreds of compositions from the standard, and not-so-standard, fare. You'll enjoy reading this wryly humorous and candid collection time and time again.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
New edition of a standard text that grew out of the author's comparative survey programs featured on his weekly radio program. This edition offers information on the different recordings of a piece of music and recommends those that offer a recognizable musical personality. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761517115
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/24/1999
Series:
Insider's Guide to Classical Recordings Ser.
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
849
Product dimensions:
7.49(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.98(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Svejda, when not exhuming dead conductors or lamenting the decline of standards among living ones on The Record Shelf, critiques cinema on his radio show On Film (KNX Los Angeles). He resides in Sierra Madre, California.

The Record Shelf is a production of KUSC, the radio station of the University of Southern California, and is distributed by Public Radio International.

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