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Holiday Gift Guide: Classical Music Roundup

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Amadeus is a great gift option, but they probably have the movie already. Instead, how about some alcohol? If you have trouble shopping for your friend that is obsessed with classical music, look no further. Our classical music gift guide from last year still has a few relevant goodies, including an LAist fave, the Mozart Chocolate Cream Gold Liqueur. Alcohol is never a bad gift. You can also get little Mozart chocolates from Salzburg on the side.

Once again, the best gift is the one that supports the local arts community. LA has a world class Classical music scene, and even if you can't see Dudamel this year, there are plenty of other options. Most of the expensive shows like the Ring Cycle are tax deductible and are quite popular for dates. We also recommend subscriptions to your local paper for local classical music coverage (particularly the LA Times) or to the Gramophone, Strad, Strings, or BBC Music magazine. It's a unique gift that keeps on giving.

LACO has their own gift guide, and the LA Phil has a cute e-card you can send from Fidelity that plays Mozart's Flute Concerto in D. The NY Times has their own gift guide on the best classical CDs of the year, if you're looking for a CD. The LA Times goes a little more in depth, with a guide for new music fans, the classicist, the romantic, LA lovers, and the opera maven. Happy hunting!