By Martin Bookspan
«Although 30 years outdated, this is often a very good newcomers reference for these attracted to studying approximately and purchasing chosen classical masterpieces of the nice composers. the data during this ebook continues to be suitable on the planet of CDs. the best works of 36 composers from Bach to Vivaldi are mentioned with simply the correct quantity of element. a quick biography of the composer is supplied besides a number of prompt recordings (vinyl or tape) for every paintings. you would have to, in fact, visit the most recent Penguin advisor or Grammophone advisor, for instance, for the related CD recordings. it's fascinating to match yesterdays recordings with the most recent CD productions, anything i'm doing as I change the vinyl in my assortment. This booklet isn't anyplace close to an entire reference, however it additionally doesnt crush the beginner, and is accordingly a pleasing creation to classical music.»
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101 Masterpieces of Music and Their Composers by Martin Bookspan