Man seated alongside phonograph, c. 1909. Library of Congress.

I gave myself an interesting assignment for my article in the Orange County Register today. Starting with the title above, I wrote it for the general reader who may be interested in trying classical music, but doesn’t know where to start. I run into well meaning citizens like that all the time.

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