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Stupidest Ad Ever For A Classical CD

 From time to time, I've seen an ad for a classical CD mailed to me with an absolutely absurd description :  "The only classical CD you'll ever need".  It's a compilation of some of the most popular classical works,or parts of them, aimed at people who are dabbling in classical music ,are new to it, and would like a convenient CD of classical warhorses to listen to.

  Only classical CD you'll ever need ?  This is like saying that there is a book which is the only book you'll ever need to read !  Good heavens, there are so many great classical works out there which people could enjoy !  If you except the premise of this ad , you will deprive yourself of so much wonderful music   and will never gain anything but the most superficial knolwedge of classical music in general.

 I can't believe that classical music could be marketed in such a crass and stupid way .  There is so much great music by Bach, Handel, Haydn,Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt,Schubert,Mendelssohn,Schumann, Brahms, Wagner, Debussy,Ravel,Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Stravinsky,Bartok,Prokofiev, Shostakovich , Richard Strauss , Elgar, Copland, Messiaen, and other composers out there on CD for any one to enjoy, easily available on such websites as and etc. 

  Some people who love classical music have huge collections of classical CDs.  I wish I did ,but am limited by space and monetary circumstances,although I do have a good sized collection.  Or if you are new to classical music and are hesitant to start collecting right away, you can check your local library.Chances are they will have some classical CDs, and some have quite large collections .

  Or you can go to websites such as or Naxos records and hear classical CDs there,just by clicking .  There's a whole universe of classical recordings out there at your fingertips. What are you waiting for. Forget that stupid ad .

Posted: Sep 20 2010, 08:58 AM by the horn | with no comments
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