For both new and veteran classical lovers, you may want to see my take on classical works and their recordings in the new Penguin’s Girlfriend’s Guide to Classical Music. So far the entries are mostly operatic, but they’re interesting and individual to say the least (and I’ve just added a survey of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas). This is a work-in-progress I’ll be fleshing out and adding to as the spirit moves me. For the time being, there’s enough there to keep you reading for a good half-hour at least. Not to mention that it’s thought-provoking. If you disagree with me, you can always go back to the Penguin Guide. Penguin and Girlfriend don’t always get along!