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Basic Rep: Pass One

Having created this site years ago to help new and casual listeners to classical music navigate the numerous versions of works available, I never got around to creating a basic list of some works and performances

Virtuosi: A Collection

Back in 1985 the Smithsonian Institute published a 7 LP collection names “Virtuosi’, collecting great recordings from the dawn of electrical processes to the days before stereo.

New Series: Starter Collection

I am working on a new series of posts, hopefully with some great recordings that may interest you: The Starter Collection. “The …

Furtwangler RIAS Set

  RIAS: Radio in the American sector in Berlin [after the war] Starting in 1947, RIAS broadcast Furtwangler and the Berlin Philharmonic …

London Jubilee

One of those bargain lines from London Records in the early 80s, the London Jubilee label made up the bulk of my …

Victrola Book of the Opera

Sometimes I am amazed at the history you can find online. If you are a fan of opera, especially old recordings from …