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Where to start with the Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantata CDs

For the last few years I've been following the excellent reviews and accolades heaped upon the Monteverdi Choir's recordings of the Bach Cantatas with John Eliot Gardiner on the Soli Deo Gloria label. Daunted by the whole enterprise, I have not yet purchased any of them. Does anyone familiar with at least some of the recordings in this series have any idea where to dive in? I'm not necessarily interested in the most famous or most-recorded cantatas, but rather the most beautiful, the most artful, the most moving. I'm tempted to just buy the (near-$300) box set, but I'm afraid with my busy schedule I will never listen to them all. Currently, the only Bach cantata recordings I have are Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's and one from Nancy Argenta which starts off with Ich Bin Vergnugt Mit Meinen Glucke.
posted by matildaben on Feb 25, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me find the best classical music on CD.

As someone who's just starting to seriously explore classical music, I'd like a reference that surveys the repertoire, puts composers, their works, and specific recorded performances of those works into context, and which preferably discusses specific CD releases of those performances. [more inside]
posted by Lazlo on Oct 9, 2010 - 7 answers

pavane pour une collection defunte

Offloading classical CDs in Boston for cash. Where? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Where's the best place to buy classical CDs in Winnipeg?

Are there any good brick-and-mortar places to buy classical music CDs in Winnipeg, MB? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Dec 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Need classical recs!

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! [more inside]
posted by archagon on Feb 19, 2007 - 25 answers

Christmas carols by brass quintet?

Recommend unaccompanied brass quintet recordings of Christmas carols on CD. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on Dec 2, 2005 - 3 answers

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