#1
I've decided that I want to buy some classical music, but all I want is instrumental compositions by Beethoven, Mozart etc. Annoyingly though, they all died before they could record onto cd, so they have to leave it to some conductor type people, who I unfortunately have never heard of. Are there any particularly good ones to look out for, and any to avoid? I thought there'd be one or two, but I had a quick look and found loads of different variations of each composer, and I don't know if the different recordings will be any different from each other, but I have never tried to buy classical music before, so I have NO IDEA.

Thanks for any help
#2
Check out some prom performances, I am sure there are many on youtube and the BBC website/s.
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Check out some prom performances, I am sure there are many on youtube and the BBC website/s.


That's a cool idea, thanks. There's a flaw though, in that I've just moved house, and we won't have an internet connection for another week, and any sites that could show prom performances are all blocked at work I also need the CD's delivered to work, because there'll be no one in to sign for them at home, and I'll be finished work in a week for Christmas. And I don't want to have to wait another week before I get them, because I'm an inpatient prick
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Really? I looked on there, and most of the threads were about buying classical guitars, or had nothing to do with conductors. Have you got a direct link? I apologise if I have cocked up, I just didn't see anything
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That's a cool idea, thanks. There's a flaw though, in that I've just moved house, and we won't have an internet connection for another week


Then how the hell are you here?
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Really? I looked on there, and most of the threads were about buying classical guitars, or had nothing to do with conductors. Have you got a direct link? I apologise if I have cocked up, I just didn't see anything



dont worry, that guys just probably tryin to be a funny asshole
everyone says searchbar nowadays


got no ideas tho sorry mate, good luck tho!
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#9
Look towards well known orchestras like The London or New York Philharmonic. Their personnel are the best of the best.
#10
it,s like comparing van halens redue of pretty woman compared to roy orbrasons original of the song each conductor will have his own feel of the piece , all songs from the masters have all been transpossed to the guitar nnot only did they not put thes on cd,s like you said they did not even use a guitar considerimg it wasn,t invented yet, if you wanted to learn classical guitar i would suggest ,arron shearer ,he has a few books out ihave studied them all , ihave played classical for 7yrs and metal since day one good luck and keep your fingers close to the fret
#11
Try to avoid anything on the 'Naxos' label. They vary from recording to recording but are usually pretty bad as far as quality goes.

As pwrmax said, try to go for stuff by the well known orchestras.
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it,s like comparing van halens redue of pretty woman compared to roy orbrasons original of the song each conductor will have his own feel of the piece , all songs from the masters have all been transpossed to the guitar nnot only did they not put thes on cd,s like you said they did not even use a guitar considerimg it wasn,t invented yet, if you wanted to learn classical guitar i would suggest ,arron shearer ,he has a few books out ihave studied them all , ihave played classical for 7yrs and metal since day one good luck and keep your fingers close to the fret


I think you've misunderstood; I don't want to learn to play classical, I just want to listen to classical music, because I think some of the arrangements and textures are just genius. Thanks for the input though

And thanks to everyone else who has put in ideas; I'll hopefully have a better idea what to look for.

Oh, and symmetry4321, I'm on here by virtue of a quick skive at work
#13
If you do find some good CDs, could you kindly let me know?

I too am looking for the same as you - recordings of classical music.
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If you do find some good CDs, could you kindly let me know?

I too am looking for the same as you - recordings of classical music.


Yeah no problem; don't know how long that will take though. I'm a total noob in the world of classical
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Yeah no problem; don't know how long that will take though. I'm a total noob in the world of classical


Well, you've got a head start!
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