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The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« on: November 13, 2007, 03:26:18 PM »
Inspired by the sterling work done by AnthonyAthletic, Peregrine and other members of this forum to bring to our attention the many incredibly cheap bargains they tirelessly hunt down on Amazon, eBay and elsewhere, I think it might be a good idea to have this thread for the posting of such goodies.

Any objections? Thought not. ;D



(PS: A Mod may decide to put this in the 'Buy, Swap & Sell' part of the forum, but personally, I think it'll just get forgotten about there ... and we don't want that, now do we? ;))

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007, 03:32:52 PM »




(PS: A Mod may decide to put this in the 'Buy, Swap & Sell' part of the forum,


((((PPS: maybe the "Great Recordings" discussion room))))

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 03:32:53 PM »
Excellent idea, been thinking exactly the same  ;)

Oh, and good use of 'super - duper'... :)
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007, 03:34:27 PM »

((((PPS: maybe the "Great Recordings" discussion room))))

Good call. :)

Any Mods care to move this baby? ???

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« Last Edit: November 13, 2007, 03:41:24 PM by Peregrine »
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2007, 03:38:49 PM »
Here's one I think very highly of:

Bach Organ Works - Julia Brown/Amadis ($2.99).  Brown is the organist with four volumes of Buxtehude's organ music and two of Scheidemann's on Naxos.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007, 03:57:03 PM »
Hey, great idea! I will be a regular reader.

For sake of reference, this list of CDs with superbargain list prices was posted on the old forum, and also includes Don's Bach recommendation:

BACH Organ Works / Julia Brown [Amadis]
BACH Keyboard Partitas 3, 4, and 5 / Wolf Harden [Amadis]
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas 8, 14, and 21 / Dubravka Tomsic [various/unknown]
BEETHOVEN Complete Piano Sonatas / Yves Nat [here]
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 3 / Hartmut Haenchen, Netherlands Philharmonic [LaserLight]
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Guitar Concerti [Brilliant Classics]
CHOPIN Waltzes / Istvan Szekely [Amadis]
MAHLER Symphony No. 7 / Hartmut Haenchen, Netherlands Philharmonic [LaserLight]
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night's Dream / Christian Pollack, Razumovsky Symphony Orch [Amadis]
RUBINSTEIN/RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerti (4 and 2, respectively) / various artists [Amadis]
TCHAIKOVSY Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty Suites / Andrew Mogrelia, Philharmonia Cassovia [Amadis]
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 / Jeno Jando, Arpad Joo, Budapest Symphony [LaserLight]

And here you can find Larry Rinkel's favorite Beethoven Symphony No. 6, for $0.36 (I haven't ordered it yet but plan to).
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007, 04:00:20 PM »
BEETHOVEN Complete Piano Sonatas / Yves Nat [here]

Christ on a bike!!! That is a bargain! :o

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2007, 11:47:15 PM »
If you are a fan of great piano playing, then you must own this 10 CD set--a ridiculous $18.98 from Arkiv:

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=136813


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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2007, 12:05:46 AM »
If this is moved could we have separate download and physical threads? I, for one, have no interests in the download side.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2007, 12:14:38 AM »
If this is moved could we have separate download and physical threads? I, for one, have no interests in the download side.

A bargain is a bargain is a bargain. If you've no interest in download bargains, just skip 'em. ;)

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2007, 12:15:14 AM »
Well, I don't want to prescribe what is recommended or the format. It was moved, but at Mark's request and I cannot see a reason for it to be moved again.

A great idea for a thread, I will have to get sleuthing.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2007, 12:19:45 AM »
Now has never been a better time to buy classical music on CD and especially from some of the great exponents of the recent past. Some Amazon bargains - check the marketplace traders first (new only)

Beeethoven symphonies (Kripps) marketplace sellers only, I only paid 3.48 for my set 2 or 3 days ago - it's now gone up a little
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000JMK6G2
Beethoven symphonies (Toscanini)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Complete-Symphonies-Ludwig-van/dp/B0000CNTLU/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2G4X731IZGXO0&colid=1JQBEDONP93KZ
Beethoven symphonies (Toscanini) Same as above but remastered, marketplace only
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Symphonies-Nos-1-9/dp/B000028DLA/ref=wl_itt_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=IZE0SYYHSWHPH&colid=1JQBEDONP93KZ
Beethoven symphonies (Mackerras)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Symphonies-Sir-Charles-Mackerras/dp/B00006J3LK/ref=wl_itt_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3BBXYDAU9WZ8F&colid=1JQBEDONP93KZ
Mozart - Complete Piano Sonatas (Uchida)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mozart-Complete-Sonatas-Wolfgang-Amadeus/dp/B00005QDYG/ref=wl_itt_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I10LAK93K7599B&colid=1JQBEDONP93KZ
Liszt - Piano Works (Cziffra)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Piano-Works-Cziffra-Franz-Liszt/dp/B00005IA06/ref=wl_itt_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=IO444WQZSIEBD&colid=1JQBEDONP93KZ
Vaughan Williams - Complete Symphonies (Boult)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vaughan-Williams-Complete-Symphonies-Ralph/dp/B00007A3E2/ref=wl_itt_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3INUPCKJCEDXU&colid=1JQBEDONP93KZ
Wilhelm Kempff - Complete 1950s Concertos Recordings
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wilhelm-Kempff-Complete-Concertos-Recordings/dp/B00007BGXT/ref=wl_itt_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I9Z7LOAZMU3LS&colid=1JQBEDONP93KZ



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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2007, 12:22:08 AM »
A bargain is a bargain is a bargain. If you've no interest in download bargains, just skip 'em. ;)

Fine as long as the poster shows clearly whcih they are recommending.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2007, 01:33:25 AM »
Just saved 1.25 on organic asparagus at the Marylebone Waitrose!!!!

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2007, 01:49:43 AM »
Just saved 1.25 on organic asparagus at the Marylebone Waitrose!!!!

 ;D

Whilst I congratulate you on your purchase, I do question anyone buying Asparagus at this time of the year, for that means it's travelling a long way. Asparagus depreciates quite noticeably in quality after it is picked and would urge anyone to keep their asparagus eating to a seasonal window (May-June, when you'll find me eating loads of the stuff!), to truly appreciate this vegetable in all it's glory.

The food police
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2007, 02:41:35 AM »
No super-duper bargain thread could possibly go without mention of the Barshai Shostakovich Symphonies set on Brilliant Classics.  ;)

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2007, 03:38:28 AM »
No super-duper bargain thread could possibly go without mention of the Barshai Shostakovich Symphonies set on Brilliant Classics.  ;)

Or for that matter 90% of Brilliants output......

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2007, 04:18:32 AM »
It's almost silly to have a separate bargain thread these days, when so many discs are dirt cheap--well, except Hyperion's :) Thanks to Brilliant, box-set reissues, Amazon Marketplace sellers, etc., it's hard not to find eye-popping bargains. E.g., I recently bought a 22-disc set of Stravinsky conducting his own works for about $30 and a 60-disc set of Beethoven for about $25, both new.

But, I'll join in nonetheless :)

Here's a series of great bargains: Arkiv's 25-CD Naxos gift sets. They were recently on sale for $75 and are still relatively inexpensive. One drawback to these sets: a very skimpy booklet and flimsy packaging.

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/listPage.jsp?list_id=734
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sidoze

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2007, 04:20:58 AM »
;D

Whilst I congratulate you on your purchase, I do question anyone buying Asparagus at this time of the year, for that means it's travelling a long way. Asparagus depreciates quite noticeably in quality after it is picked and would urge anyone to keep their asparagus eating to a seasonal window (May-June, when you'll find me eating loads of the stuff!), to truly appreciate this vegetable in all it's glory.

The food police
 $:)



duly noted. You're in charge of finding us a restaurant when you come back to London!  ;D


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