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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18260 on: August 12, 2017, 02:47:27 PM »

The Weckmann is one of my favourite discs, and of course the Locatelli is a very good choice. All of my musical and personal friends have bought this box, and none of them complained. That is a good sign, is it not? :)

Definitely.... :D
And it comes highly recommended by you, Florestan, Gordo and others... :)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18261 on: August 12, 2017, 04:22:13 PM »
Recently exploring the music of Alexandre Tansman:



Purchased from MDT.  Review:

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« Reply #18262 on: August 13, 2017, 10:38:44 AM »
from Arkiv, two moderns, two early Baroques, and the Reger set I was havering about

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« Reply #18263 on: August 13, 2017, 11:06:09 AM »
Got this for £6.80 delivered (used)



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18264 on: August 13, 2017, 11:12:00 AM »


 Yesterday I listened to the BACH Fantasia and Fugue under Rosalinde Haas' fingers: hair raising stuff. Beautiful recording, wayyyyyy better than that accorded this work in the blue Warner box. I can't wait to immerse myself in this set.

BTW,  much to my relief and satisfaction, that 14 discs box is a slim affair with paper sleeves, NOT a 8 inch wide box with individual plastic cases. Space saving is becoming quite an issue  :o

 Minimal booklet, but a very useful opus number list with the matching disc the work appears on. This makes individual works very easy to find, since Mme Haas has arranged each disc as a single loosely thematic mix&match entity instead of a dutifully chronological traversal.

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« Reply #18265 on: August 13, 2017, 11:16:17 AM »


 Yesterday I listened to the BACH Fantasia and Fugue under Rosalinde Haas' fingers: hair raising stuff. Beautiful recording, wayyyyyy better than that accorded this work in the blue Warner box. I can't wait to immerse myself in this set.

BTW,  much to my relief and satisfaction, that 14 discs box is a slim affair with paper sleeves, NOT a 8 inch wide box with individual plastic cases. Space saving is becoming quite an issue  :o

 Minimal booklet, but a very useful opus number list with the matching disc the work appears on. This makes individual works very easy to find, since Mme Haas has arranged each disc as a single loosely thematic mix&match entity instead of a dutifully chronological traversal.

It will be interesting to compare it to the Naxos recordings.  At some point.....

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18266 on: August 13, 2017, 12:24:49 PM »
Got this for £6.80 delivered (used)



One step closer to completion  8)
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« Reply #18267 on: August 14, 2017, 12:44:44 AM »
One step closer to completion  8)
Yes. Two volumes, 51 and 52 left.
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« Reply #18268 on: August 14, 2017, 09:49:01 AM »
Yes. Two volumes, 51 and 52 left.

Yes, good for you. I bought the box sets as they came out but they were not SACD.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18269 on: August 14, 2017, 11:46:16 AM »
Found these old titles on sale:







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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18270 on: August 15, 2017, 01:34:39 AM »
Latest purchase:



Warner's new Messaien Editon - it's basically a gestalt of the old Erato/Warner Messiaen Edition and the 100th Anniversary Messiaen Box-Set that was originally issued by EMI.
I must confess to owning both old boxes already, but just as MP's, and I am purchasing the new Box so I can make a Lossless version of the music for improved SQ (and listening pleasure :)).
By the way, the performances in the old boxes are excellent, as I have been re-visiting them this week.
I did consider buying the DG Messiaen Edition (which contains his complete works) but the Warner has everything which I consider necessary..

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18271 on: August 15, 2017, 05:42:22 AM »
Arrived today: Vaughan Williams by my local band.




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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18272 on: August 15, 2017, 07:58:29 AM »





When I first got into opera, recordings were generally expensive, except at BRO.  Now, I'm going to try two versions of La Fanciulla Del West for well below budget price.  The Maazel set can be picked up for under $3 used.  I've avoided this opera until now for a few reasons, but there's no reason not to try it now.  YouTube has multiple complete versions available for free, of course, including the recent Welser-Most version with Jonas Kaufmann, though only with German subtitles.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18273 on: August 16, 2017, 01:21:25 AM »
ordered:









and pre ordered:



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18274 on: August 16, 2017, 01:37:41 AM »
Latest purchase:



Warner's new Messaien Editon - it's basically a gestalt of the old Erato/Warner Messiaen Edition and the 100th Anniversary Messiaen Box-Set that was originally issued by EMI.
I must confess to owning both old boxes already, but just as MP's, and I am purchasing the new Box so I can make a Lossless version of the music for improved SQ (and listening pleasure :)).
By the way, the performances in the old boxes are excellent, as I have been re-visiting them this week.
I did consider buying the DG Messiaen Edition (which contains his complete works) but the Warner has everything which I consider necessary..


Shit, I don't even have that  :o


It's a bucketlist item that I haven't attained yet. So jealous  :-*

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18275 on: August 16, 2017, 01:51:26 AM »
Yes, good for you. I bought the box sets as they came out but they were not SACD.

I like the fact that my volumes 28 onwards are SACDs (for multichannel audio, greater resolution is a marketing trick), but buying the first 2-3 boxsets would have saved quite a lot of money. However, I had collected them years before there where any indications for boxsets.
Spatial distortion is a serious problem deteriorating headphone listening.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18276 on: August 16, 2017, 01:55:11 AM »

Shit, I don't even have that  :o


It's a bucketlist item that I haven't attained yet. So jealous  :-*

Thanks Alien! - yes, really looking forward to this one (although it probably won't arrive for another 3 or 4 weeks :'().
I ended up buying this off of Ebay - I paid about $70 AUS including postage; That's the cheapest I have seen it at the moment.
I can't really afford to make too many purchases like this these days - I think it should be worth it though :).

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18277 on: August 16, 2017, 03:22:59 AM »
Latest purchase:



Warner's new Messaien Editon - it's basically a gestalt of the old Erato/Warner Messiaen Edition and the 100th Anniversary Messiaen Box-Set that was originally issued by EMI.
I must confess to owning both old boxes already, but just as MP's, and I am purchasing the new Box so I can make a Lossless version of the music for improved SQ (and listening pleasure :)).
By the way, the performances in the old boxes are excellent, as I have been re-visiting them this week.
I did consider buying the DG Messiaen Edition (which contains his complete works) but the Warner has everything which I consider necessary..

The old Warner set comes with a thick booklet ... from the photo the new one has the usual tracklisting plus a four- or maybe six-page essay in a couple of translations?

I wonder about the EMI box ... the new Warner box just picks some goodies from it then?
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18278 on: August 16, 2017, 07:55:35 AM »




This last one was recommended here (NikF)
 
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18279 on: August 16, 2017, 08:29:05 AM »
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