50 Greatest Classical Recordings of All Time

Abbey Saint-Michel de Cuxa where Pablo Casals made a recording of the Bach Cello Suites in the mid-50s.(Photo: Abbey Saint-Michel de Cuxa)
Abbey Saint-Michel de Cuxa where Pablo Casals made a recording of the Bach Cello Suites in the mid-50s.(Photo: Abbey Saint-Michel de Cuxa)

The “best of” lists on any subject are subjective, but this list is certainly food for thought.

BBC Music Magazine undertook the difficult task of narrowing the thousands of classical recordings which have crossed their collective desks to find the watershed moments in recording.  Here is what they came up with…

Read 50 Greatest Recordings of All Time (BBC Music Magazine)

Watch Pablo Casals in a 1954 recording made at Abbaye “Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa”, a Catholic monastery located south of the small border town of Prades, France, where they still hold an annual Pablo Casals Festival.

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