Best Classical Music Vinyl to Own

A roundup

Classical Music on Vinyl Classical music was actually some of the first music to ever grace vinyl, at least the 33 rpm 12-inch disc. The whole gimmick of this disc was that it could hold a whole movement of a symphony on one side. This meant that there was no need to halt the listening experience and change sides. This is how Columbia marketed it anyhow – and the rest is history.

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1. Also sprach Zarathustra – Richard Strauss

2. The Rite of Spring – Igor Stravinsky

3. Cantus Arcticus – Einojuhani Rautavaara

4. The Desert Music – Steve Reich

5. Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine – Olivier Messiaen

6. Symphony No. 5 – Dmitri Shostakovich