“Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.”
― Franz Liszt
In early 2009, during one of my deployments to Kuwait, I found myself strongly re-engaging with classical music, an interest that has ebbed and flowed throughout my life. Upon my return, I began a new collection of classical recordings, accompanied by several useful books, including The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music and The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection.
This is a gallery of my collection, sorted by the composer’s last name (albums with works by multiple composers are sorted by the composer of the first piece on the disc).