The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2010

The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2010

The Key Classical Recordings on CD, DVD and SACD

Book - 2009
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This completely revised edition of the Penguin Guide reviews the major classical recordings issued and reissued over the past five decades, many of which dominate the catalogue because of their sheer excellence, irrespective of recording dates. More comprehensive than ever before and now updated annually, it indicates key recordings on CD, DVD and enhanced SACD, including those in surround sound. If you want the finest available version of any major classical work (including DVDs of opera and ballet) you will find it listed and assessed in these pages.

Ranging from long-established recordings to the newest releases, the latest edition represents the cream of the international repertoire and has all the information you need to select the finest classical music available.


The pick of the latest CD releases, as well as outstanding established recordings Assessment of the impact and importance of video and audio DVDs The greatest historic performances, many available in excellent new transfers The major period instrument recordings An in-depth appraisal of the best of the budget-priced CDs, including countless recent reissues

'The bible for the discriminating record collector' David Mellor, Daily Telegraph

'An indispensable and comprehensive survey. Anyone who wants to make sense of all the rival versions of classical music available on CD will find a great deal of illumination' The Times

'More valuable than ever to any serious collector of classical music' Wall Street Journal

Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Booksm, 2009.
ISBN: 9780141041629
Characteristics: xvii, 1313 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: March, Ivan


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