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Where Do You Go After Mozart's Jupiter? After Bach's Brandenburg Concertos? After Beethoven's Third?

In this informed and indispensable guide, now in a second edition featuring a hundred new recordings, National Public Radio's Ted Libbey takes you by the hand through the classical repertory and helps you build an essential CD collection. Not just another rating book, this is a foremost expert's thoughtful and entertaining appreciation--work by work, performer by performer, recording by recording--of the symphonies, concertos, chamber pieces, keyboard works, sacred works, and operas that belong in every music lover's library. It includes the core 20 works for starting out, recommendations especially suited for young listeners, and an appendix listing additional works, beyond those covered in the first edition, that the author feels most passionate about.

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Synopsis:

Berlioz. Vaughan Williams. Schubert and Schumann. Mozart after the Jupiter Symphony, Bach beyond the Brandenburg Concertos, opera after The Magic Flute. In his informed and indispensible guide with over 157,000 copies in print, National Public Radio's Ted Libbey takes listeners by the hand through the classical repertory to build a music library. For the second edition, with five years of new performances to consider, five years of new releases to review, and five years of reissues to re-evaluate-the author has completely revised and updated the book.

While sticking to the essential 300 works, there are now one-third new selections and reviews, and a 50% change in discography to keep all suggested CDs up to date. The NPR Guide tp Building a Classical CD Collection will make every music lover's core collection complete.

About the Author

Ted Libbey is one of America's most highly regarded music critics. A former music critic for The New York Times, he is known to millions of NPR listeners as curator of the Basic Radio Library on "Performance Today." Mr. Libbey is now Director of Media Arts of the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Rockville, Maryland.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

On Listening to Music

CHAPTER I

Orchestral Works

CHAPTER II

Concertos

CHAPTER III

Chamber Music

CHAPTER IV

Solo Keyboard Works

CHAPTER V

Sacred and Choral Music

CHAPTER VI

Opera

STARTER LISTS

Top Ten

Teenage Listeners'

Ted Libbey's Hit List

Music for Special Occasions

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761104872
Foreword:
Rostropovich, Mstislav
Author:
Libbey, Theodore
Author:
Libbey, Ted
Author:
Rostropovich, Mstislav
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
Discography & Buyer's Guides
Subject:
Compact discs
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Classical
Subject:
MUSIC / Genres and Styles / Classical
Subject:
MUSIC / Reference
Subject:
Music-Genres & Styles - Classical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2nd
Series Volume:
888
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
536
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 1.31 in 1.88 lb

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Berlioz. Vaughan Williams. Schubert and Schumann. Mozart after the Jupiter Symphony, Bach beyond the Brandenburg Concertos, opera after The Magic Flute. In his informed and indispensible guide with over 157,000 copies in print, National Public Radio's Ted Libbey takes listeners by the hand through the classical repertory to build a music library. For the second edition, with five years of new performances to consider, five years of new releases to review, and five years of reissues to re-evaluate-the author has completely revised and updated the book.

While sticking to the essential 300 works, there are now one-third new selections and reviews, and a 50% change in discography to keep all suggested CDs up to date. The NPR Guide tp Building a Classical CD Collection will make every music lover's core collection complete.

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