Notes and Editorial Reviews
The Baltimore Consort/Il Complesso Barocco/E. Power Biggs: organ/Amsterdam Bach Soloists/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/ Berlin Chamber Orchestra/Dresden Staatskapelle/Grace Bumbry: mezzo-soprano/Igor Oistrakh: violin/Ronn McFarlane: lute/Cécile Ousset: piano/Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Sanderling: conductors/and many more!
Selections by Hildegard von Bingen, Dufay, Ockeghem, Palestrina, Di Lasso, Dowland, Monteverdi, Schütz, J.S. Bach, Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi, Couperin, D. Scarlatti, Rameau, Haydn, Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Paganini, Weber, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Chopin, Schumann, Donizetti, Wagner, J. Strauss, Liszt, Offenbach, Brahms, Verdi, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Smetana, Mussorgsky, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Bruckner, Franck, Sibelius, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mahler, Lehár, Debussy, Elgar, Ives, Schönberg, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Ravel, Puccini, Gershwin, Berg, Shostakovich, Orff, R. Strauss, Bernstein, Messiaen, Britten, Schnittke, Riley, and more
Classical Discovery offers an ideal package, providing an overview of classical music and its history in an entertaining and easy-to-understand form. In a lavishly presented cloth-bound book, accompanied by 12 CDs with over 900 minutes of playing time, Classical Discovery tells the story of the classics in word, music, and images from its earliest days until modern times. With Classical Discovery, anyone can gain entry to the world of classical music, whether for the first time or to gain new insights and perspectives.
• High-quality hardcover cloth-bound book with a fine bookmark and over 150 beautifully styled pages. • Includes notes and pictures on important composers, personalities, and events of contemporary history. • Over 900 minutes of music, with whole movements or complete works, in chronological order.