Need classical recs!
February 19, 2007 4:50 AM Subscribe
I recently started listening to classical music, but my usual means of finding new albums (radio, friends, overheard-at-the-store, etc.) are somewhat ineffective. Need recommendations!
posted by archagon to media & arts (25 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Please recommend me some classical albums! (No disembodied titles or composers, please; I'm more interested in specific performances than specific pieces, as well as compilation albums [single- or multi-performer] and even anomalies like Rachmaninov's "A Window in Time.") I'm quite receptive to everything, though contemporary and classical-era interests me somewhat less than romantic and baroque. Obscure material's fine.
Also, what do you consider the "definitive" recordings of the New World Symphony by Dvorak (I don't like Harnoncourt's version -- part 4 doesn't have nearly enough "oomph") and the St. Matthew Passion by Bach?