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April 15, 2004 1:44 AM   Subscribe

Hall of Fame 2004 The best of classical music [via Nomen Luni].
posted by Gyan (7 comments total)
If, like me, you get a 'This site requires a cookie-enabled browser' message when clicking on the above link, and you're vaguely interested in browsing through this top-300 chart, then the following links go directly to the relevant chart pages: 300-251, 250-201, 151-200, 101-150, 51-100, and 1-50, respectively.
posted by misteraitch at 3:47 AM on April 15, 2004

Mostly easy-listening classical, a.k.a. PBS taste.
posted by jfuller at 4:44 AM on April 15, 2004

Most popular != "best". Are Karl Jenkins and Pachelbel both better than Bach?
posted by cbrody at 5:25 AM on April 15, 2004

Hmmm... didn't have the problems with the main link on the 13th...
posted by nthdegx at 7:16 AM on April 15, 2004

Look a little further up on the list, cbrody, and ask if Howard Shore is. Blah. Still, it's not a bad list if you're getting into classical music.
posted by Sangre Azul at 9:35 AM on April 15, 2004

cbrody, You are looking at the top 300 works list. All the "great" composers have their expected place in the top composers list. Isn't it elitist to suggest that a work by Bach must be better than a work by Jenkins?

This list is definitely slanted towards easy-listening, though.
posted by Gyan at 2:25 PM on April 15, 2004

A better list might be the Basic Repertoire found at classical.net.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 3:10 PM on April 15, 2004

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