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The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings By Edward Greenfield

The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings
by Edward Greenfield

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Through downloads, CDs and DVDs, listeners can access music from the medieval period to the modern. But how do you pick your way through these hundreds of thousands of pieces? This book draws together an array of genres to create something genuinely new and extremely useful.
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The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings: The Must-Have CDs and DVDs by Edward Greenfield

INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR We live in a golden age for classical music. Never before has it been possible to access such a staggering array of performances. Through downloads, CDs and DVDs, listeners can access music from the medieval period to the modern, played by groups and individuals from around the world, and recorded at any point since the invention of recording itself. But how do you pick your way through these hundreds of thousands of pieces? It used to be possible to work within the constraints of the record shop: these days are, of course, now long gone and a new way to navigate is needed. The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings draws together an amazing array of genres to create something genuinely new and extremely useful. The selection is so generous that the book avoids being merely a reductive 'greatest hits' - all sorts of extraordinary music is lurking inside it and readers will be pushed in directions they never anticipated, discovering whole areas of music previously closed to them. The Guide is far more than a listing - it also includes an essay on downloads, a history of recording, a short guide to composers, ballet and opera. But what makes it truly exceptional is the many years of warmth and enthusiasm its writers bring to their great subject.

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About Edward Greenfield


Ivan March is a well-known lecturer and broadcaster, he has contributed to a number of record-reviewing magazines. He now reviews solely for Gramophone. Edward Greenfield, until his retirement in 1993, was for forty years on the staff of the Guardian, succeeding Neville Cardus as Music Critic in 1975. Robert Layton is an author, translator and critic, specializing in the music of northern Europe. Paul Czajkoski has been a fanatical record collector from almost the age he could walk to a record shop.

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The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings: The Must-Have CDs and DVDs by Edward Greenfield
Edward Greenfield
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2011-09-29
464
0241955254
9780241955253
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