Robert Layton

The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings
  • The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings

  • The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings brings together the experience and enthusiasm of four of classical music's greatest experts, Ivan March, Edward Greenfield, Robert Layton and Paul Czajkowski, to create an essential guide to the best recordings.

    Downloads, CDs and DVD mean it is possible to listen to hundreds of thousands of classical recordings today - but how do you pick your way through the vast array of music now on offer? With clear, simple, easy-to-use A to Z listings of composers and performers, the pick of the latest CD releases, as well as established landmark recordings, short guides to ballet, opera and the history of recording, and indications of budget and mid-range price CDs, this guide offers a treasury of outstanding music, whether you are just starting to build a collection or tracking down a particular favourite.

Ivan March is a well-known lecturer, journalist and writer in the world of recorded music. Edward Greenfield was on the staff of the Guardian for forty years and is a regular BBC broadcaster. Robert Layton is a journalist and broadcaster. Paul Czajkowski is a journalist.

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