The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection

The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection

The 350 Essential Works

By Ted Libbey; Mstislav Rostropovich (Foreword by); Theodore Libbey

Workman Publishing, Paperback, 9780761104872, 536pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1999

Berlioz. Vaughan Williams. Schubert and Schumann. Mozart after the Jupiter Symphony, Bach beyond the Brandenburg Concertos, opera after The Magic Flute. In his informed and indispensible guide with over 157,000 copies in print, National Public Radio's Ted Libbey takes listeners by the hand through the classical repertory to build a music library. For the second edition, with five years of new performances to consider, five years of new releases to review, and five years of reissues to re-evaluate-the author has completely revised and updated the book.

While sticking to the essential 300 works, there are now one-third new selections and reviews, and a 50% change in discography to keep all suggested CDs up to date. "The NPR Guide tp Building a Classical CD Collection" will make every music lover's core collection complete.

About the Author
Ted Libbey is one of America's most highly regarded music critics. A former music critic for "The New York Times", he is known to millions of NPR listeners as curator of the Basic Radio Library on "Performance Today." Mr. Libbey is now Director of Media Arts of the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Rockville, Maryland.