Name some good online sources for recommendations and also reviews of recorded performances of classical music.
I know of the following sources:
On Usenet, rec.music.classical.recordings
and occasionally its parent group.
BBC Radio 3
There are problems with all the above sources, as far as I can tell.
Ideally, I should be able to search for a work, say, the 'Kreutzer' sonata, and be provided with a selection
of popular recommendations, alongwith some brief yet incisive observations on each.
Among the sites listed above, there's either just a singular non-annotated listing or it's just a personal review rather than a consensus or the more popular recommendation. Finally, some sites just don't have flexible search engines, meaning you have to manually browse through the archives.