The Omnibus Essential Guide to Classical CDs
Edited by Garaud Mactaggart
Published by Amsco – Schirmer Trade Books
Softcover book; 725 pages
Discover the most essential recordings for your CD collection. This guide from Schirmer Trade Books covers 300 classical composers:
-Each entry starts with insightful biographical information, what album or albums our editorial team feels are essential purchases, a list of additional recordings that are worth a listen, what to avoid, and what rare recordings are worth the search.
-Each listing concludes with a discussion of crucial predecessors who influenced this composer's work.
-Each recording is rated one to five musical notes, five being a masterpeice and one being a dud.