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Posted at 9:57 AM ET, 01/ 3/2011

Story pick: A world of music for $100

By Marc Fisher

From the wonderfully eclectic world of Tyler Cowen, a splendid New Year's challenge: Introduce someone to a genre of music for $100.
Cowen proposes to spend his $100 on the Beethoven symphonies, a whole bunch of basic Bach (Glenn Gould's renditions, of course), Mozart and Schubert warhorses, and perhaps some Dvorak or Philip Glass as his one nod to the last 140 years or so of music.
I'm with him on the Beethoven and the Brandenburgs, but I'd want to spread by $100 around through the centuries more liberally, going back to some Charpentier or Vivaldi for a taste of Baroque, toss in some Copland (the Third) for an American flavor, and take the listener deeper into the 20th century with some Stravinsky and perhaps some John Adams.

Where would you put your $100?

By Marc Fisher  | January 3, 2011; 9:57 AM ET
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