a personal journey through classical music on compact discs
©1994-2001 by Fred Flaxman
Contents

Part One: Favorite Composers

  • 1. The Brazilian Beats of Ernesto Nazareth
  • 2. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Misery Loves Company
  • 3. Johannes Brahms: Name That Tune!
  • 4. Upstairs, Downstairs, Villa-Lobos!
  • 5. Richard Strauss, Home-Breaker
  • 6. George Gershwin: America's Greatest Composer
  • 7. Louis Moreau Gottchalk: The First Gershwin
  • 8. Claude Bolling: The French Gershwin
  • 9. Ernest Lecuona: The Cuban Gershwin
  • 10. Paul Schoenfield: The Next Gershwin?
  • 11. Katchy Kachaturian
  • 12. Neglected Saint-Saens
  • 13. Grieg's Beautiful Simplicity
  • 14. Aaron Copland: The Brooklyn Cowboy
  • 15. Hats Off to Coates
  • 16. The Music of Alfredo Fettuccini
  • Part Two: Favorite Pieces Back to Top

  • 17. Taking Music to New Heights
  • 18. The Lone Ranger Rides Again!
  • 19. Faure's Fiasco
  • 20. Love Stories
  • 21. Favorite American Symphonies
  • 22. The Critic Was Right
  • 23. Schoenberg without Pain
  • 24. All About Alkan
  • 25. Heigh Ho! Mozart
  • 26. Mahler's Tenth?
  • 27. Piano Music by Lucuona, Debussy
  • 28. Schubert's Tuneful Chamber Music
  • 29. Controversial Comrad Kabalevsky
  • 30. The Tune That Drove Composers Wild
  • Part Three: Other Discoveries Back to Top

  • 31. The Crossover Craze
  • 32. Tchaikovsky's "Third" Was Worth the Wait
  • 33. Clever Musical Miniatures
  • 34. The Music of Helena Rubinstein?
  • 35. Classical Beatles
  • 36. Flamma Flamma (The Fire Requiem)
  • 37. The American Indianists
  • 38. Capsule Reviews
  • Part Four: Favorite Performers Back to Top

  • 39. Artur Rubinstein Plays Again
  • 40. Whatever Happened to Van Cliburn?
  • 41. Ormandy and His Orchestra
  • 42. Zino Francescatti
  • 43. Glazier Does Gershwin
  • 44. Three Cheers for Yeh!
  • 45. The Eroica Trio
  • 46. Mario Lanza: The Ultimate Collection
  • Part Five: Favorite Labels Back to Top

  • 47. Bridging the Gaps
  • 48. Classical Kids
  • 49. Marco Polo: The Label of Discovery
  • 50. Fifty Years of Vox Recordings
  • 51. A Top Reference for 21 Years
  • 52. ESS.A.Y Recordings
  • 53. Newport Classics
  • 54. John Marks Records
  • 55. PopeMusic
  • Part Six: Compact Discoveries about Life Back to Top

  • 56. How to Get Kids into Classical Music
  • 57. Maestro Orpheus and The World Clock
  • 58. Discs for Dishwashing
  • 59. What's Best for Backrubs
  • 60. Surgical Selections
  • 61. Taxing Music
  • 62. Stocking Stuffers
  • 63. Music for Hanukkah?
  • 64. Ten Commandments for CD Makers
  • 65. Multiple CD Players
  • 66. The End
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      2009 Compact Discoveries