‘Discernment’ is a new blog by Betty Herbert, author of The 52 Seductions, in which she explores “the art of choosing well”. I was invited to contribute a guest post on how to acquire taste in classical music, not the easiest subject to write about – you can read my thoughts and suggestions here
I also compiled a Discernment playlist on Spotify. This is of course highly personal subjective, and is by no means a definitive list of suggested listening. I was simply trying to offer a broad sweep of classical music from Baroque to present day. Readers are most welcome to suggest further music for the discerning listener.