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Discovering great music : a new listener's guide to the top classical composers and their best recordings

Author: Roy Hemming
Publisher: New York : Newmarket Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Bio-bibliography
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Hemming
ISBN: 1557042101 9781557042101
OCLC Number: 30894082
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is classical music? --
Getting started --
What to listen for --
Which format --
The great composers and their major works --
Major recording artists --
The top conductors and soloists --
The top orchestras.
Responsibility: Roy Hemming.

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This 1994 edition updates the 1988 one. Regrettably many of the recommended recordings have been surpassed by the best available today. On the plus side the format is alphabetical by composer with minimal but essential information.

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