The Penguin guide to compact discs yearbook, 1995
A supplement to the current edition of The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs and Cassettes, this yearbook looks in depth at new and reissued classical recordings that appeared from the summer of 1994 up to the summer of 1995. Arranged alphabetically by composer, the book evaluates the interpretation and performance of each work, assesses the recording quality, and gives advice on the best values.
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