Classical "Mega" CD Box Sets

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by dajokr, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. bruckner13

    bruckner13 Forum Resident

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  2. arley

    arley Forum Resident

    FWIW that second box (from BIS) is on sale at Presto Classical for $40. Of course, when you add the $10 shipping to the US it isn't that much different from the US Amazon price. And if you like David Hurwitz's reviews, he raved about it.

    Villa Lobos Box - Classics Today
     
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  3. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

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    Good to know me and Hurwitz agree about something!
     
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  4. misterjones

    misterjones Forum Resident

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    I'm surprised there isn't a more comprehensive box. His string quartets are excellent. I've never been able to get into the rest of his music.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. cws

    cws Forum Resident

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    There's a nice disc of guitar concerto and solo pieces performed by Julian Bream that I listen to every few months. This quartet set is enjoyable, too.
     
  6. Gentian

    Gentian Forum Resident

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    There are some bargains at jpc.de:
    La Nilsson for € 99,99
    Decca Sound Piano Edition € 59,99
    Shaping the Century Vol. 1 € 42,99
    Pierre Henry Polyphonies € 19,99
    Max Reger Orchestral Edition € 19,99
    Anatol Ugorski Complete DGG € 19,99
    and more
    https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/offers
     
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  7. Torran

    Torran Forum Resident

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    Don't miss the forgotten Ferras!
     
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  8. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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    La Nilsson became unavailable right when I added it to my cart :cry:
    Would you believe that?
     
  9. DEVA

    DEVA Forum Resident

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    There is one of this listed as "new" for EUR 3.99 on Amazon Germany at this moment. Unfortunatelly they do not ship to my destination.

     
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  10. harvard75

    harvard75 Forum Resident

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    jpc took my order for La N which I placed very shortly after the original post above. Now to see if they ship! Great price. Thanks Gentian for the heads up.
     
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  11. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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    Yes, this was a great price. I wish you all the best with the order!
     
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  12. hvbias

    hvbias Midrange magic

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    Chailly Stravinsky Edition - no original jackets. Artwork is various parts of the box's oil painting that has been zoomed in. Good news is the performances are phenomenal, like some of the best Stravinsky I've heard. Booklet has libretto. Chailly really liked velvet tracksuits for rehearsals.
     
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  13. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    I have the 100 CD set and the '24 hours' one.

    Minimal overlap, and the smaller set has a lot of complete works - not 'bleeding chunks'. Great introductory set.

    [EDIT- but no booklet, it could have done with one to help newcomers to classical].
     
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  14. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Bought a few more boxes since last visiting:

    DG Originals volume II
    Great Moments at Carnegie Hall
    Bernstein Vocal Works

    all around $100 each.

    Naxos Choral Collection for $80 - nice, if eclectic, box.

    and the best bargain of the bunch; the EMI Festival of Ballet, 50 CDs for $50 off ebay.

    [EDIT Oops, plus the 28 CD Brilliant Classics Michael Haydn Edition].
     
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  15. Torran

    Torran Forum Resident

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  16. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

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  17. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

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  18. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Perhaps it was a suggestion to listen to any Wagner in the box first?
     
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  19. misterjones

    misterjones Forum Resident

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    Welcome back!

    And yes, it was.
     
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  20. Swordsandchains

    Swordsandchains I have come here to chew bubblegum…

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    Just picked up a few boxes for good prices off ebay:

    Previn Complete HMV
    Bonynge Ballet Box
    Galway Complete Columbia
     
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  21. Torran

    Torran Forum Resident

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    I already have symphonies directed by Martinon and twice, the piano concertos directed by Previn. Those historical recordings are one of the reasons to buy....
     
  22. cartologist

    cartologist Away from the world

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  23. cws

    cws Forum Resident

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  24. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Nice haul.

    I've been looking at that Bonynge box for a while but decided the EMI Festival of Ballet one I picked up will do for now.

    I've been working my way through the Galway; up to CD 23 and loving it so far. There was one disc of Japanese music I listen to a lot. [EDIT: And I think it's RCA, just in case anyone was thinking they missed a box :cool:].
     
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  25. cartologist

    cartologist Away from the world

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