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CLASSICAL LOST AND FOUND(CLOFO HOMEPAGE)
FORGOTTEN MUSIC BY GREAT COMPOSERS AND GREAT MUSIC BY FORGOTTEN COMPOSERS
It's been thirty years since the silver disc made its debut, and many classical collectors are now searching beyond the standard repertoire for more esoteric fare. There's an abundance of the latter to be found in all those scores that down through the years have for one reason or another become lost to the general public. These have been the seed for a bumper crop of discs whose content could be characterized as forgotten music by great composers and great music by forgotten composers. Some of them inevitably fall into the one-spin-trash-bin category. But others could be described as "Classical Releases Of Current Key Significance," or "CROCKS", if you will, where "key significance" indicates they contain music of exceptional intrinsic value but limited availability.
The Classical Lost & Found Web Site (CLOFO.com) and its associated CROCKS Newsletters tell adventurous listeners about these recordings, as well as identifying those among them that should appeal to audiophiles because of their superior sound quality. The intent here is to put in writing what you’d be told if you went into a record store and asked a knowledgeable salesperson about the most outstanding new releases. CLOFO being a nonprofit organization, everything said represents candid opinions based on personal listening experiences.
If you or any of your friends would like to be notified whenever there's a new CROCKS Newsletter on CLOFO.com, just click the e-mail address below and let us know.
Looking for a particular composer, work, soloist, performing group, type of instrument, or for that matter any classical music related subject that lends itself to a key word or short phrase? Try entering it in the blank box below and clicking the "Search" button. The CLOFO search engine (courtesy of Google) is extremely powerful and bound to find it, providing it's on at least one CLOFO Web page.
If you've found a CROCKS Newsletter album you think you'd like, you can also see where we suggest getting it. For 2007 newsletters and before, simply click on the album picture or title; or for 2008 and later, one of the Web site retail outlets given in the "AVAILABILITY" table under the write-up.
On the other hand, thrifty shoppers will probably want to check all of these:
Here's hoping we'll introduce you to many undiscovered musical treasures you'll find much to your liking. In the meantime, good listening and please follow us on the networking services below.
- LAST FOUR CROCKS NEWSLETTERS -
(CLICK DATE TO SEE NEWSLETTER)
|6 FEB 2014||Casella, Alf. · Catalani · Chihara · Sierra, R. · Stenhammar · Turchi|
|13 JAN 2014||Casadesus · Cassuto · Castérède · Isasi · Klughardt · Pickard · Rivier · Sullivan, A. · Wiener|
|16 DEC 2013||Fesca, F. · Juon · Kantelinen · Marschner, H. · Vaughan Williams|
|15 NOV 2013||
Blumenthal, Jac. · Cohen, Jules · Constantinides · Jongen · Mascagni · Musto · Pasdeloup ·
Saint-Saëns · Samuel · Zeisl
- TABLES OF ALL CROCKS NEWSLETTERS -
(CLICK YEAR TO SEE TABLE)
|2014||All CROCKS Newsletters for 2014|
|2013||All CROCKS Newsletters for 2013|
|2012||All CROCKS Newsletters for 2012|
|2011||All CROCKS Newsletters for 2011|
|2010||All CROCKS Newsletters for 2010|
|2009||All CROCKS Newsletters for 2009|
|2008||All CROCKS Newsletters for 2008|
|2007||All CROCKS Newsletters for 2007|
|2006||All CROCKS Newsletters for 2006|
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