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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #680 on: December 12, 2015, 05:29:01 AM »
Everybody ready?  ???  :D :D



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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #681 on: December 12, 2015, 06:24:10 AM »
Coincidentally, I just watched the one hour arte documentary about Olivier Latry and the Notre Dame organ - fascinating for sure!

Here's the booklet with full details:
http://www.brilliantclassics.com/media/1401237/95310-500-Years-Of-Organ-Music-COMPLETE-Organ-Specification.pdf

Didn't study it yet, nor have I really delved deeply into the organ recordings I've bought so far (most recent addition is the Alain box "L'Orgue Français"), but I'm intrigued!
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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #682 on: December 12, 2015, 04:53:41 PM »
Everybody ready?  ???  :D :D


http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017MZ37H8

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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #683 on: December 13, 2015, 09:15:27 AM »
Ready to run the other way, screaming in terror.

These mega box sets are scary indeed... even if you kinda like what is on it.... ::)  :D

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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #684 on: December 13, 2015, 01:32:35 PM »
Yeah, well let's just say I'm not much of a fan of the organ.
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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #685 on: December 13, 2015, 01:34:05 PM »
Ready to run the other way, screaming in terror.

Sort of +1...  ;D

These mega box sets are scary indeed... even if you kinda like what is on it.... ::)  :D

The only thing I hate about megaboxes is that no sooner I start listening to one than another one screams for my attention.  :D But honestly, the mere thought of listening to 50 CDs in a row of organ music makes my ear, mind and soul cringe in despair...  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #686 on: December 18, 2015, 07:22:12 PM »
Cross post from the main listening thread
CDs 84/85:   Gustav Leonhardt playing Renaissance and Baroque organs from North Italy (although the music performed reaches to the 18th century and beyond, to Hummel)


The last pair of discs from an outstanding box (although not being keen about organs, I can't say I am as enthused about these last ones as others).  Some performance duds, but generally high quality throughout.  Two sequences of recordings stand out:
Couperin performed by an ensemble led by the Kuijkens, and a series of Bach for keyboard performed by Leonhardt.  Some of the latter has been budget-boxed here


Although that leaves out two discs of organ works and the English Suites.  The Couperin series is more problematic: some is available cheaply used, and the same performers went on to record more Couperin for Accent, but some seems unavailable except as part of this box.

I would anyone interested in the music of 1300-1800 to consider getting this box.

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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #687 on: December 19, 2015, 12:05:11 PM »
I'm vacillating over the Melodiya Sviatoslav Richter 50 CD box. I can't post a picture (not sure how to on an iPad) but while the contents are enticing, the price isn't.
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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #688 on: August 27, 2016, 09:44:04 PM »
Has there been any recent(isn) cd box sets that compile recording that were previously unavailable on CD?

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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #689 on: August 27, 2016, 11:30:40 PM »
Everybody ready?  ???  :D :D


http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017MZ37H8

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Yes, that one is on my list as well--although, I am still only halfway through the 22 CD set L'Orgue Francais by Marie-Claire Alain and am on disc 7/10 of Famous Organ Music from Europe. I have various Muffat, Cornet, and Tunder that I still have not listened to.
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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #690 on: August 27, 2016, 11:46:48 PM »
Everybody ready?  ???  :D :D


http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017MZ37H8

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I briefly got excited by the $8.99 price tag for the mp3 on am.com - heck, that's roughly... £8.99 - but that's just Volume 1.   :(  (They've got it right on am.uk).
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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #691 on: November 05, 2016, 02:14:02 AM »
Boxes galore!

   I splurged for this one today:



   A lot of the discs are super short (#2 is only 30 minutes), and yet I feel pretty happy about the purchase.  Each disc is a sort of event.  There is a big, handsome book, with a brief article about each one, and a full (giant, glossy) page for the track listing--like a program note.  I really feel sort of like I am going to the concert hall when I put in a disc...

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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #692 on: November 05, 2016, 02:16:25 AM »
I briefly got excited by the $8.99 price tag for the mp3 on am.com - heck, that's roughly... £8.99 - but that's just Volume 1.   :(  (They've got it right on am.uk).
I play about 1 disc of organ music pr year so this box will last far longer than me.....

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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #693 on: January 21, 2017, 07:09:45 AM »
Shouldn't have, but with the British Pound so weak, I couldn't resist (UK Amazon).
  Should get here in a week or so.

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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #694 on: February 09, 2017, 06:10:38 PM »
Got mine Saturday!

Been admiring it on Amazon for months but never thought I'd buy it; I did not think Renaissance music would appeal to me. Was I ever wrong! The singing of the madrigals is angelic and the HIP instruments are brought so alive by the irreproachable recording of L'Oiseau Lyre.

This is a box I'll be savoring for a long, long time!

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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #695 on: February 16, 2017, 01:18:02 AM »
Got mine Saturday!

Been admiring it on Amazon for months but never thought I'd buy it; I did not think Renaissance music would appeal to me. Was I ever wrong! The singing of the madrigals is angelic and the HIP instruments are brought so alive by the irreproachable recording of L'Oiseau Lyre.

This is a box I'll be savoring for a long, long time!

  Funny thing happened to me.  While I was waiting for mine, I started seriously playing this--which I have had for a long time but didn't listen to much. 



I am so bowled over I haven't opened the L'Oiseau Lyre yet! I'm glad to hear you are loving it. I'll get to it soon.
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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #696 on: February 16, 2017, 06:36:10 PM »
Ready to run the other way, screaming in terror.
No kidding, I can't even take one CD of organ music.

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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #697 on: April 07, 2018, 11:15:55 PM »
Searching for this shows "no results"--and yet here it is ;D

  Anyway, tons of interesting stuff out there. 

Amazon.de has the big New York Symphony box and the Vienna Philharmoniker boxes for 67 and 57 Euros each.  Crazy cheap.  And the new giant Arrau Box for 153 Euros. 

The Bach 2000 box has been updated, and is much cheaper-- $141 dollars for 153 disks...



The Haydn box got an update as well, and is 10 disks closer to true completion...



and this box, which is fantastic, is only 20 Euros from Amazon.de (less than 1/4 the US price).  Can't recommend it enough for top shelf HIP performers and performances.


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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #698 on: April 13, 2018, 12:18:20 PM »
All:

'Documents', with their 10 CD boxes, have been serving those of us who look to an earlier recording era quite well recently.

But there are some artists who don't seem to be well represented in box format.

These artists would include, among conductors, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, and, among pianists, Myra Hess, Horszowski and Moiseiwitsch (variously available, largely on single CDs on Naxos and Testament).

If I have missed something, I'd very much like to be pointed in the right direction!

Good listening,

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Re: Box Blather
« Reply #699 on: May 07, 2018, 07:14:56 AM »
I note that this thread has fallen into the realm of disuse over the last couple of years although Mookalafalas has triggered it once in a while. Are box sets on their way out or are people simply saturated with boxes in the basement? Is the market saturated?

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