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Classical Music of Spring stocks a selection of mostly new classical CDs, with a few used albums, Broadway and movie soundtracks, and DVDs and Blu-Rays of opera and ballet productions.In the fall of 2008, a month after Hurricane Ike made landfall in Texas, I attended a classical concert at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and heard, for the first time, the Sinfonietta by Leoš Janáček. It’s a wild, joyous, twenty-minute adrenaline rush of a piece, which calls for fourteen trumpeters in two groups, one standing, and asks them to blast exuberant fanfares down the audience’s ears. A few days later, I walked to a store that specialized in selling classical music CDs and bought a copy of the Sinfonietta to hear it again.This was a time when if you wanted to hear a piece of music, you decided to buy a CD of it, and the way to buy the CD was to…

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