01 December 2009

Old letter

27 July 2007

To: Bill O'Connor, MFA Gift Shop
Re: Classical Music Suggestions
Cc: Booksellers


Per your suggestion, I have assembled a list of classical music compact discs which I think both suitable to and saleable in the Gift Shoppe.

I understand that part of what the process depends on, is availability and vendor(s), so I will be happy to amend this list going forward. Take it as a starting point.

1. Holst, The Planets / Britten, Sinfonia da requiem
Sir Simon Rattle, conducting
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B000083LR0

2. Dvořák, Symphony № 9, From the New World / Suite for Orchestra in A, American
Libor Pesek, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B0002W128K

3. Mendelssohn, Piano Concertos
Kurt Masur, conductor / Cyprien Katsaris, piano
Label: Teldec
ASIN: B00005MO9I

4. Eight Seasons (music of Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla)
Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica
Label: Nonesuch
ASIN: B0000206A4

5. Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians
Label: Nonesuch
ASIN: B000006E4C

6. Mozart, String Quintets
Amadeus Quartet & Cecil Aronowitz
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

7. Prokofiev, Cinderella, "Classical" Symphony
André Previn, conductor / London Symphony
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B000B668XG

8. Shostakovich, String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 7, 8 & 12
Borodin Quartet
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B000027JEP

9. Saint-Saëns, Piano Concertos
Charles Dutoit, conductor / Pascal Rogé, piano
Label: Decca
ASIN: B00000425S

10. Joly Braga Santos, Concerto for Strings in D, Concerto for Violin, Cello, Strings & Harp, &c.
Álvaro Cassuto, conductor / Northern Sinfonia
Label: Marco Polo
ASIN: B00005RT5C

11. Saint-Saëns, Danse macabre, Phaéton, "Organ" Symphony
Charles Dutoit, Edo de Waart, Paul Paray, conductors
Label: UMVD Labels
ASIN: B00016XMX0

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