Saturday, 5 July 2014

Which is your favourite classical music CD?

So, I've been thinking recently about what a gift it is to have music so easily accessible and of such high quality all around us. In particular, I've been thinking about CDs and classical music, after listening to John Eliot Gardiner's Bach cantata set. These recordings are worked at with precision, intelligence, fine musicians and great quality. Bach would most certainly be impressed.

Therefore I'd like to ask you, readers of this humble blog, which classical recording would you place at the top of your list? Would it be Glenn Gould's 1981 Goldberg Variations, Kleiber's rendition of Beethoven's fifth and seventh, Gardiner's Matthäus-Passion?

Leave a comment below and explain why you like your recording. I'm excited to hear your suggestions.