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|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Pachelbel|
The Only Classical CD You'll Ever Need!
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Anthony P. from FREMONT, CA
Reviewed on 8/26/2011...
Ugh... This is an entirely wrongheaded approach. These "best of" albums are supposed to be A START TO YOUR ENJOYMENT, NOT THE ENTIRE THING! The way to approach it is to listen to some of the best of something, and then if there's one track you like in particular to look up the artist. And then there's the fact that if you wanted ANY of these, you could just put on the radio and hear half of them within half-an-hour on any classical music station most likely.
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Great For Newcomers
Vicky | Elora, ON CAN | 04/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As an 18 year old univeristy student i would have to rate "The Only Classical Cd You'll Ever Need" as excellent. I dont know much about classical music but i was able to recognize almost every song and able to appreciate the music. Classical music is excellent to study to when i am up late for an exam and amazing to calm down to will i am simply resting. For anyone who has never been interested in classical music i would recomend this CD as a great start to an appreciation for an amazing genre of music."
Classical for Complete Beginners
cafebeatnik | Frederick, MD | 07/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're totally and completely new to the genre, this is a fairly good cd, strictly for the purpose of getting to know the popular and familiar classics that everyone knows, but can't place. However.
I found the recording of some of the tracks to be of pretty poor quality, especially the Swan Lake waltz. It sounds as though it were recorded during dinner - lots of talking, clatterinig dishes, and overall movement in the background that's very distracting. I also found the Air on the G string, track two, to be what I would call an okay performance. You can definitely find better recordings of these and a few other tracks.
Also, if you really want to delve wholly into classical music, not just listen to the popular few, try a cd that also encompasses opera, and more "modern" classical music, such as Gershwin.
So, as I've said, for the absolute beginner it's alright, but try to find these same tracks and a few additions on another cd with better quality, and it would be your money better spent."