Table of Contents for The Classical Music Guide


    a.  Introduction
  1. Orchestral Lite  - Short and familiar - Anderson
  2. The Good, The Bad, and The Horrible - What not to buy.  DG, EMI, and others vs. budget junk
  3. Getting Started or From Bach to the Present - Strauss, Bach, Beethoven - Real and Synthsizer
  4. Timeless Favorites - Short and sweet.  Grieg, Saint-Sans, Brahms  - Peer Gynt, Carnival of the Animals, Traumeri
  5. Solo Piano Works - Chopin, Grieg, Schumann. Liszt  - dance, dance, dance!
  6. Piano Concerto - Schumann, Grieg...insanely popular, insanely difficult, beautiful!
  7. Accompanied Violin - Lehar, Kresiler - Short familiar pieces
  8. Violin Concerto - Tchaikovsky, Paganini, Beethoven Mendelshhon, Bruch, Brahms, Saint-Sans
  9. Ballet Suites - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake - Eveyone has heard these.
  10. Piano Concerto II - Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Beethoven  - The best from the best.
  11. The Tone Poem - Holst, Debussy - A short story and a big picture.
  12. Opera Without Words - Bizet, Wagner - Carmen, Der Ring
  13. Opera and Operetta Highlights - Puccini, Bizet, Lehar - Carmen, La Boheme, Merry Widow
  14. Opera and Operetta - The whole thing - Puccini, Bizet - Carmen, La Boheme
  15. Arias - Offenbach - songs from operas and operettas
  16. The Sonata  - Beethoven, Mozart - One movement symphonies
  17. The Symphony - Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Haydn - The big story and the mural
  18. Serenades and Romances - Brahms, Beethoven
  19. A Longer Time Ago - Bach, Vivaldi
  20. Music and the Weather - Glasinov, Vivaldi, Grofe - Four Seasons, Grand Canyon
  21. Music and the Movies - Rimsky-Korsakov, Mendelsohhn, Williams, etc. It's all about money
   Appendix I - Reproduction equipment - Audio engineering and the other McIntosh.  The best you can get.
   Appendix II - Color Pictures of Beethoven, Haydn, Scubert,  Mozart and Bach - Extremely rare - Private Moments!!!!!