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Classical music bargains

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Heck, I know next to nothing about classical music but that does not detract me to post, the idea is to spot deals not to show erudition...

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Thanks Д.Д. but pay attention: according to Brilliat Classic website, these are CDR's.

You mean the reference to "CD-ROM Wallet clamshell"? I don't think this means these would be CDRs. I placed my order, should be here by the end of the week - we'll see.

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Thanks Д.Д. but pay attention: according to Brilliat Classic website, these are CDR's.

You mean the reference to "CD-ROM Wallet clamshell"? I don't think this means these would be CDRs. I placed my order, should be here by the end of the week - we'll see.

Maybe you are right. Let me know.

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Thanks Д.Д. but pay attention: according to Brilliat Classic website, these are CDR's.

You mean the reference to "CD-ROM Wallet clamshell"? I don't think this means these would be CDRs. I placed my order, should be here by the end of the week - we'll see.

Maybe you are right. Let me know.

These are regular CDs.

Thanks.

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I received this week these two set:

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Each set contains 5 CDs. I paid for each less than £20 (amazon uk) so it can be considered as a bargain.

I have a special and unexplained weakness to the French composers.

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I received this week these two set:

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Each set contains 5 CDs. I paid for each less than £20 (amazon uk) so it can be considered as a bargain.

I have a special and unexplained weakness to the French composers.

Wouldn't it be better the other way around - Roge playing Satie and Thiabudet - Poulenc :)?

No, why?

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I've had the two discs of the Roge Poulenc for years now -- very lovely music. I think I prefer it to his Satie. Didn't know there was a bargain boxed set. Is it one of those "paper sleeves in a cardboard clamshell" thingies?

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Is it one of those "paper sleeves in a cardboard clamshell" thingies?

The answer is positive. The music is lovely and IMHO Roge is a great pianist. I can't think of (or hear) any problem with his approach.

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I received this week these two set:

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Each set contains 5 CDs. I paid for each less than £20 (amazon uk) so it can be considered as a bargain.

I have a special and unexplained weakness to the French composers.

I will consider this, but in the meantime, I thought that this box set of orchestral and choral works was quite a bargain, with Roge playing piano in many cases.

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Thanks. It's only available through Marketplace sellers on Amazon UK. Maybe it's deleted. In any case, it's on the list.

(That's in response to B. Goren's last post btw)

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Not sure if it is an out and out bargain, but I think it's good value. Messiaen box set with Boulez, 6 CDs, $24.00 from Amazon reseller.

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Here's a nice-looking box I just found, 6 CDs for $22.99 from Newbury Comics via Amazon:

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I have a lot of Grumiaux's Mozart and Bach recordings, and am very fond of his playing. Looks like there isn't too much overlap with this set, and I already own only the Bach works with Jaccottet on harpsichord.

This is a great box set. I really like this series (Decca Original Masters), though I think that they're all officially out-of-print, and some now go for very high prices. That said, I strongly recommend the box sets of:

• Ruggiero Ricci

• Ernest Ansermet

• Wilhelm Backhaus (Beethoven Piano Sonatas)

• Eduard Van Beinum

• Pierre Monteux

The Australian Eloquence label is also an excellent resource for sometimes hard-to-find recordings on Decca, Philips, Deutsche Grammophon, etc. If you like Benjamin Britten, I strongly recommend this CD:

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You can currently purchase it new for under $4 here at Amazon. It has the superior (in my opinion) mono version of Britten's Serenade that is NOT on any of the larger Britten box sets. (I don't know about the 37 disc box set. Probably is on that one.)

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This 2-disc set

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is one of my all-time favorite, dessert island classical collections. It can still be purchased at Amazon. The one review for the set is mine.

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I listened to a couple of discs from it (Stravinsky and Prokofiev), and man, I really am not sure if I can recommend it. These are some super fast-paced, aggressive, caffeinated versions. This might be a valid take on these works, but probably not to my liking. Will have to listen further.

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And if you still haven't had enough Vivaldi, you can get this set:

http://www.amazon.com/Vivaldi-Giardino-Armonico-Concertos-Chambre/dp/B000050G5M/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Love this review:

As I write this I am reminded of the two star review of a roasted beet recipe on Epicurious by a woman who confessed she didn't like beets. Well I don't like the high pitch of recorder, and there is a lot of it here. The set should be labeled "Recorder and Friends."

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Winging its way from England (or maybe occupying steerage in a freighter) is my birthday present. I've heard the pros and cons but really wanted this set. $251, shipping included, so I consider it a bargain (99 CDs).

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