Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Aug 15, 2014.
Your making it hard to resist. It been in and out of my cart
Just a simple one-click checkout should require no further hesitation. Being a member of CMC can drain your wallet ...
I've had that in my collection as an EMI Studio recording for decades. It's a real favorite.
There was an an LP of Rossini overtures on London Phase 4. That was one of the first five classical albums I ever bought.
Edit - I may have confused the Rossini LP with an album of Strauss waltzes. Both were early purchases, but the Phase 4 may have been the Strauss.
A little Rossini provides a nice change of pace ...
Now playing the following CD from my Albinoni collection. While not HIP, the performance was quite good with excellent Philips sound ...
Very good for $4:
Now playing the following CD from my Mendelssohn collection. BTW, William Boughton is now the conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, which is only forty minutes from my house ...
I know you weren't interested in the last box set I recommended, but this is simply a great value for a great collection. Less than a buck and a half per disc.
Edit - I see there's a Brahms box as well that includes a substantial selection of the chamber music.
Op. 131 from this superb set:
I assume that the entire contents are in here:
and in the complete set that was reissued:
If so, I no longer need the former.
You don't need the former anymore. The box is complete.
Yes - it's all in the mega-box (as well as the Brahms box set I discovered). I am trying to think of people who would appreciate one or both as a gift.
I appreciate it but I'm avoiding the box sets at this time. I'll let my taste in classical go organic. My friend been bugging me forever to pick up this Planets releases: http://www.elusivedisc.com/Holst-The-Planets-XRCD24/productinfo/JVCSXR0228/. Hope it is worth it..... (yes, I ordered it today).
Giving classical CDs away is probably the best option. I have hundreds in my sale pile (many duplicates/overlaps) and have been trying to sell them for ridicously low prices, but no one seems to be even remotely interested...
I just finished listening to Stokowski conducting Falla's El Amor Brujo and
Wagner's Tristan und Isolde Love Music from The Columbia Stereo Recordings boxed set. It's a wonderful sounding album.
Now enjoying Gekic's Liszt Transcendental Etudes
Anton Arensky – Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.1 Op.32
— Leonard Penario, piano, Jascha Heifetz, violin, Gregor Piatigorsky, cello
Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for Violin, Cello, Strings and Continuo RV 547
— Jascha Heifetz, violin, Gregor Piatigorsky, cello, Malcom Hamilton, harpsichord — Chamber Orchestra
Bohuslav Martinu – Duo for Violin and Cello No.1 H.157
— Jascha Heifetz, violin, Gregor Piatigorsky, cello
The Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts with Leonard Pannario and Guests (RCA Victor Red Seal – Sony Classical)
One thing I like about that box is it does have quite a few works that are not the usual suspects.
Claudio Arrau playing Mozart Sonatas No. 10, 11, and 18.
People criticize the Mozart piano sonatas for being too simple, but I love them.
This is a wonderful SACD--DaCapo always provides superb sound. The Symphony No.1 sounds a lot like a darker, angrier Sibelius; the 8th is more fragmented and chamber music-like.
While I prefer piano works by Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Busoni, et al, Mozart has his charms. I understand than many of his Sonatas are a lot harder to play than they sound.
List them on Amazon or eBay ...
Selling them locally or at least within the Netherlands would be the only viable option as far as shipping cost is concerned. Dutch international shipping rates are so high that no one outside the Netherlands would be interested. I recently sold three CDs to someone in the United States and shipping turned out to be over $30! Fortunately, the buyer was prepared to pay the actual postage, probably because the items were pretty rare.
I did try to sell the classical CDs here several times, but guess what... no one was interested either. They don't seem to be an interesting commodity, ar least not anymore.
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