Author(s): James Jolly
With over 1,400 pages of reviews, The Gramophone Classical Music Guide 2012 is the ultimate companion for classical music enthusiasts. Drawn from Gramophone magazine's panel of unrivaled critics, the book arms the reader with reviews of 3,000 recommended classical recordings to suit any taste. Also features an essay on the 1,000 year history of classical music, a guide to downloading, 100 brand new recommended recordings, a suggested basic library and a list of Gramophone's recordings of the year.
"Can you imagine living without music? I can't...and among the many pleasures music offers is that act of sharing it with others, guiding friends to new discoveries or to old favorites. And that's exactly what this book does - with authority, enthusiasm, and above all, passion." Martin Alsop, Music Director, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra