Discs for Dad

by Daniel Gilliam, Minnesota Public Radio
June 13, 2012

St. Paul, Minn. — Rather than getting your father or father-figure a tie, why not a classical disc (or suggest he download one of these with that giftcard)? Here are four suggestions for the old man in your life:

For a light mix of music from the Renaissance and Baroque, Daniel Hope's Air features dance music and lyrical favorites.

If he's in the mood for some serious, contemplative listening, go with Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 recorded by Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin. Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile collaborated on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, music inspired by folk, bluegrass and classical.

If he likes Rhapsody in Blue (and who doesn't!), maybe a disc of lesser known Gershwin will win big. This new disc features the Concerto in F and the I Got Rhythm Variations.

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  • Guitar Concerto 11:46 Antonio Vivaldi
    English Chamber Orchestra
    Charles Groves
    John Williams, guitar
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  • Air 11:40 Johann Sebastian Bach
    Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields
    Joshua Bell
    Joshua Bell, violin
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