Is This A Record?

Many classical artists over the years have made recordings which in hindsight might be seen as ill-advised, whether through a dubious attempt at 'crossover', or simply through an unsuitable choice of repertoire.

Norman Lebrecht looks at some of these recordings and discusses them with some of the leading record producers of the last 40 years to try and discover how and why they get made. Contributors include Thomas Z Shepherd, Steven Epstein and Herbert Breslin.

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Many classical artists over the years have made recordings which in hindsight might be seen as ill-advised, whether through a dubious attempt at 'crossover', or simply through an unsuitable choice of repertoire.

Norman Lebrecht looks at some of these recordings and discusses them with some of the leading record producers of the last 40 years to try and discover how and why they get made. Contributors include Thomas Z Shepherd, Steven Epstein and Herbert Breslin.