The Essential Classical Recordings: 100 CDs for Today's Listener

The Essential Classical Recordings: 100 CDs for Today's Listener


so much courses to classical recordings on CD include hundreds of thousands of short listings. of their try and be accomplished, they turn out being heavy and intimidating. Phillips is aware larger. He sticks to what he considers to be the one zero one crucial CDs, and tells readers not just why each is the easiest recording in his opinion, but additionally why this piece of tune belongs of their assortment and the place thecomposer suits into the evolution of classical tune. learn consecutively, the concepts — from medieval Gregorian chant to Arvo Pärt’s Fratres, written in 1977 — shape a stunning and concise heritage of classical track.

Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart are the following, after all, in addition to different liked yet lesser-known composers, akin to Josquin Desprez, Anton Bruckner, and Gabriel Fauré. And renowned items, reminiscent of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Handel’s The Water Music, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations, are complemented via such less-familiar yet notable compositions because the Turangalila Symphony by means of Olivier Messiaen.

Connoisseurs and die-hard listeners to “Sound recommendation” will delight in having Phillips’s thoughts of particular recordings (and their catalogue numbers) among covers in the end. and those that are only beginning to discover the wealthy global of classical song will quickly realize that Phillips is a consultant they could trust.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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