Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Best of [not available]

In one of the stranger basic collectors' guides I've ever encountered, critics of Britain's Telegraph recommend 100 best classical recordings . . .

. . . 21 of which are listed as "deleted."

They also recommend that you "throw away everything you have" by, among others, Vladimir Ashkenazy. Presumably excepting Ashkenazy's disc of Rachmaninoff's 24 preludes, which they listed among the essentials.