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The Record Shelf Guide to Classical CDs and Audiocassettes
by Jim Svejda
"The breadth of his knowledge is extraordinary.... His taste is consummate; his integrity unswayed by today's musical hype". -- Mitch MillerIn this fully revised and expanded fifth edition of his popular book, Mr. Svejda introduces readers to the latest performances and newest perspectives. Arranged alphabetically by composer, this irreverent, selective, and highly opinion ...more
Paperback, Revised, Expanded, Fifth Edition, 880 pages
Published October 19th 1992 by Prima Lifestyles
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Jim Svejda's enthusiasm for classical music is infectious and partly fueled my own listening explorations in the form. The writing - like the topic itself - is by no means boring or staid. It's witty, buoyant and, by turns, acerbic. And his actual recording choices are also excellent. I built much of my small classical recording collection upon his recommendations and was never disappointed by any of his choices unlike some recommendations in other review books in which I *was* sometimes a littl ...more