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  1. coopmv

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

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    I like the French label Calliope and have a number of very interesting recordings. Is it still around or has it become part of that WarnerMuisc operation and largely disappears?
     
  2. coopmv

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

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    I used to buy from MDT quite often and its turnaround was always very fast. Presto Classical used to be very good too until this most recent order. Presto also charges my credit card as soon as the order is placed instead of charging me when the order is actually shipped ...
     
  3. coopmv

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

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    Happy third spin!
     
  4. DLant

    DLant The Dap-Gort Staff

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    I apologize in advance for interloping, but I've always loved classical music and have performed my fair share of it. I just really didn't know where to begin in terms of buying recordings. This is where I started:

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  5. George P

    George P Everybody's Lost Thread Starter

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    Welcome! :wave:

    Sorry, I can't see your image.

    Can you say more about works/composers you love and we can offer some recordings as suggestions?
     
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  6. DLant

    DLant The Dap-Gort Staff

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    I really enjoy Mozart and Bach. Beethoven... if I'm feeling a tad angst.
     
  7. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Always happy to add another Mozartian! If you like the flute concertos, may I suggest the clarinet concerto and the clarinet quintet?
     
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  8. coopmv

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

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    They all look like decent recordings except the Concerto for Flute as I cannot quite tell who the performers were ... :righton:
     
  9. DLant

    DLant The Dap-Gort Staff

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    The inner sleeve says: Arife Gülsen Tatu, and the/und die Salzburger Mozart-Soloists/Solisten

    :shrug:
     
  10. George P

    George P Everybody's Lost Thread Starter

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  11. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    Some opera this morning.

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  12. coopmv

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

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    Perhaps other members of CMC may be familiar with this ensemble, I am not.
     
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  13. Pigalle

    Pigalle Forum Resident

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    I cannot see where your live but even if you are in the UK why would you buy the Decca Mono Sound from MDT when amazon.it is nearly £20 cheaper. Unless MDT have some fantastic shipping rates I cannot imagine MDT working out cheaper than amazon.it overall (and remember if you use Google Chrome it will translate the pages for you).

    http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00QHL0V3C
     
  14. coopmv

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

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    I have indeed purchased quite a few boxes from Amazon UK that had much better prices than Amazon US. I also use MDT and jpc besides Presto.
     
  15. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    As for Bach, may I suggest you take a look at this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Brandenb...8&qid=1426274873&sr=8-1&keywords=pinnock+bach

    You may be able to beat the price elsewhere. I tried to ding a listing for it at the ImportCDs website, but was not successful. This is a historically informed performance, so it will sound different from Marriner's approach to Baroque music (which I enjoy as well).

    These days cheap CD box sets of classical music by outstanding artists abound. Some have excellent sound, some do not. But without a doubt, it's a great time to start a library for a heck of a lot less than I paid.
     
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  16. coopmv

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

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    :agree:
     
  17. DLant

    DLant The Dap-Gort Staff

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    I'll see if I can find this. Thank you!
     
  18. George P

    George P Everybody's Lost Thread Starter

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  19. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    Here is a May 11 1969 Royal Albert Hall performance by Richter that came with this month's BBC Music Magazine.




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  20. Pigalle

    Pigalle Forum Resident

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    The trouble is that amazon.co.uk has become very uncompetitive in its pricing. Invariably either amazon.de or amazon.it are significantly cheaper on new releases. Take the forthcoming Mercury Living Presence Volume 3 Box; it's £98.99 on amazon.co.uk (and AFAIK has only ever been as low as a smidgen under £90) while on amazon.it it is now down to the equivalent of just under £65. The same sort of price differential applied to the Decca Sound Mono box. I know amazon.it's delivery charges are not as competitive as amazon.co.uk's but is it that different to not be worth buying from amazon.it?
     
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  21. George P

    George P Everybody's Lost Thread Starter

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    I keep hearing about this. Unfortunately, I can't see the image.
     
  22. John A

    John A New Member

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    Thanks for this tip, I've just saved myself £30!
     
  23. Pigalle

    Pigalle Forum Resident

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    I think you get the same pre-order price guarantee as amazon.co.uk so you may yet save some more as amazon.it have been chipping away at the price over the last couple of weeks!
     
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  24. coopmv

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

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    I hear you. As a matter of fact, many Amazon MarketPlace Sellers also handily beat the Amazon prices even after the shipping costs have been factored in.
     
  25. Pigalle

    Pigalle Forum Resident

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    To help you check out pricing on various amazon sites use:

    http://halfsize.me

    even if no stock is listed you can click on the link to see if there is a price for the item.
     
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