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The Record Shelf Guide to the Classical Repertoire based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jim Svejda's guide is a rather creative and witty book for reviewing classical recordings. In many cases he expresses an enthusiastic joy for certain compositions and recordings; in other cases, he has total scorn. I often just like reading this guide just to read more ways to deliver a witty insult.As to the subject of the reviews,it's also helpful for a newcomer to classical music such as myself to read and learn of some of the great landmark recordings. That said, because this book is one of the earlier editions, one should keep in mind that there are also many great contemporary recordings as well, and some of them have arguably subplanted some of the older ones. Nonetheless, this guide is worthwhile.