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  1. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    More than 240 moons ... :winkgrin:
     
  2. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Here is another 60-CD set, the Complete Bach Cantatas by Harnoncourt. I probably still have another 45 CD's to go for that set ... LOL

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  3. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Here is the description of that epic Harnoncourt's Complete Bach Cantatas set ...

    The Sacred Cantatas

    Nikolaus Harnoncourt

    Gustav Leonhardt

    Leonhardt Consort

    Concentus musicus Wien



    In 1971 Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt embarked upon one of the most ground breaking recording projects ever attempted. Ten years and 60CDs later, this huge undertaking was complete.



    This pioneering set of Bach Cantatas on the Teldec Das Alte Werk label has now been exquisitely repacked into a neat space-saving box. Discs are presented in individual slip-cases with 2 x 300 page illustrated booklets with full texts and translations.



    “Remarkable.” The Penguin Guide



    Teldec 60cds 2564699437
     
  4. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    5.1 channels of hi-res audio....

    Holst
    The Planets

    Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    David Lloyd-Jones
    The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18
    Claire Rutter, soprano
    Ladies of the RSNO Chorus
    Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    David Lloyd-Jones
    (DVD-A)

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    Yeah, yeah I know 'second-rate' orchestra, conductor and label, but this hog is in heaven.:D
     
  5. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    That recording can "almost" stand toe to toe with the greats. Soundwise it smokes anything else out there. :cheers:
     
  6. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    Oh, I wasn't suggesting you do, Stuart.

    I think you bought his Mozart Piano Concertos, those two DUO sets on Philips or Decca, no?
     
  7. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    I looked for both online.

    The one on the left is a recent reissue of his 1988 DDDigital box set, his second set (out of three) of Schubert's piano music for Philips. I love it. When I was buying this music first time around, I don't think all of his early Philips series was available on CD (I recently gave the LPs to a member here), but this box set neatly filled the void. I highly recommend it musically. I don't know anything about its sound quality, though.

    The one the right I wasn't able to identify, other than to find it on eBay for $78 or so. The description is in German. Perhaps someone can tell us when the recordings were made.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/7-CD-ALFRED-BRE...140501965545?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item20b691dae9
     
  8. SBurke

    SBurke Nostalgia Junkie

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    Like Jay, I am a very big Brendel fan; he is probably my favorite living pianist. Like George, I would recommend his Haydn set on Philips. That may be my favorite by him. This live set of Schubert sonatas also is top-notch IMO. I like his Beethoven; if you are interested in it, coop, check out his analogue cycle before the digital one, as AB himself prefers it. It was recently reissued at budget price along with the digital Schubert cycle of the late 80's. :cheers:

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  9. George P

    George P Letting Go Thread Starter

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    I have that live two CD set you pictured and I enjoy it.
     
  10. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    Jay, thanks a lot for your input! :cheers: At first I thought that both 7CD sets include the same 80's cycle - only in different masterings. But I've just figured out that the set on the right is different, at least partially.

    According to the listing info at one of my favorite e-stores (albeit it's unproved), its time span is 72-97, so it must include some of his first and last recordings too. Its price is more tempting here in Europe, although there's almost no info regarding this whole uber-cheap Eloquence box set series, except for some pretty sceptical comments on mastering (it supposedly use some "cheap" artifical processing).

    Well, it's probably time for some sample comparison...
     
  11. George P

    George P Letting Go Thread Starter

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    You might want to read this post about the SQ: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,768.msg330223.html#msg330223
     
  12. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    I bought 2 Philips DUO's with Brendel performing with the ASMIF and Marriner.
     
  13. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Don't miss this one either. The best recording of the Fantasy in C Minor there is. My fave solo piano piece by WAM.

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  14. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    No, but the "pun" was intended. That's something else Holst left out besides Pluto, but at least the moon was never considered a planet. :)

    Anyway, Pluto wasn't discovered til about 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. If Holst wasn't interested, maybe Clyde should have written the music. Along with discovery comes responsibility, ya know ...
     
  15. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    Yep, George, this must be the case. :wave:

    (Although, AMSInful or not, these coasters cost like real coasters, which might make sense, say, for the Sinopoli's Mahler: I want this set only for a couple of symphonies, so I can pay the price of two mid-priced CDs but get all other symphonies and songs as a nice bonus. :goodie: :shh:)
     
  16. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    So whadda you guys think of Ignaz Pleyel? Who's got 'im?

    Currently looking at String Quartets, Symphonies Concertantes and Violin Concerto in D. Samples sound good....
     
  17. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    George, is this the set you had in mind?

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  18. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    A great contemporary of Mozart. I have a few recordings of his compositions. :righton:
     
  19. George P

    George P Letting Go Thread Starter

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    Yes, that is a reissue (not sure if it's also a remaster) of the set that I have.
     
  20. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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  21. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    I must have that somewhere in my HVK EMI box.
     
  22. George P

    George P Letting Go Thread Starter

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    Wasn't he a DG artist in the 70s?
     
  23. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the input. I've enjoyed this one for some time. I found it in a local Borders bin. I'm sure it was an unclaimed special order, since they carried no DVD-A or SACD normally. So I claimed it. :)

    My only disappointment is that the DVD-A doesn't have the Colin Matthews Pluto movement. I have not heard it.
     

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  24. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    I am quite excited that the set actually includes the recording from a long cherished LP, the first classical LP I bought 30 years ago ...
     

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  25. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    All the critics claim HvK's S4 is the best. I can't comment because I've never really listened to it before.

    Apparently Karajan defected to EMI for a while back then.
     
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