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« Reply #6420 on: February 11, 2018, 02:43:03 PM »
One should however note that the Hänssler Box has different recordings (radio? live?) than the better known DG Archiv that made Richter a household name.

Like others after him, Richter re-recorded his core repertoire, the second time around for Archiv/DG. This box includes only those from his previous recording company, Telefunken.

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« Reply #6421 on: February 11, 2018, 02:45:55 PM »
Having only "discovered" Varnay in recent times that set would be of interest André. Is the sound quality reasonable?

Varnay did not record much in the studios. A lot of the material in this box is from 1950s live performances. The Wagner items come from Bayreuth, 1952-59. The rest from other sources. I’m quite tolerant of old sound as long as there is no overload/distortion. I’m quite satisfied on that count.

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« Reply #6422 on: February 11, 2018, 03:56:37 PM »
Varnay did not record much in the studios. A lot of the material in this box is from 1950s live performances. The Wagner items come from Bayreuth, 1952-59. The rest from other sources. I’m quite tolerant of old sound as long as there is no overload/distortion. I’m quite satisfied on that count.

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« Reply #6423 on: February 12, 2018, 08:06:37 AM »
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« Reply #6424 on: February 15, 2018, 05:04:43 AM »
Hi- not one you can repeat unfortunately because I got the only one... but wanted to share and this seemed a fitting place... best bargain I have ever bought? maybe...
This bad boy for £59 gbp including shipping.  Marked as MAY be used-acceptable - was new unopened with some small scuffing to the box only.



I'll now put on my smug face  :P

There's bargains out there guys!

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« Reply #6425 on: February 15, 2018, 07:32:44 AM »
 :D :D :D
 Fantastic! Congratulations to you, and good listening!

Hi- not one you can repeat unfortunately because I got the only one... but wanted to share and this seemed a fitting place... best bargain I have ever bought? maybe...
This bad boy for £59 gbp including shipping.  Marked as MAY be used-acceptable - was new unopened with some small scuffing to the box only.



I'll now put on my smug face  :P

There's bargains out there guys!
It's all good...

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« Reply #6426 on: February 17, 2018, 08:20:15 AM »
These excellent sets are back at JPC for 12.99€



I have the Schnittke discs and can vouch for the excellence of the music and the production values.

As for the Shostakovich, I haven’t heard them (have most of it in other interpretations) but it sure looks good at the price:


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« Reply #6427 on: February 17, 2018, 10:09:19 PM »
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pre-order price at amazon.it currently is € 5.95 ... let's see if they actually sell it for that or cancel (elsewhere it's 30ish).
It looks like we wont get it in a near nor a distant future, according to the email I got from amazon.it.  This was just too good to be true.

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« Reply #6428 on: February 18, 2018, 04:42:48 AM »
It looks like we wont get it in a near nor a distant future, according to the email I got from amazon.it.  This was just too good to be true.

Just got the same message ... lame.
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« Reply #6429 on: February 18, 2018, 04:48:43 AM »
MDT has some cheap, fine Ondine CDs going down to £ 5.25

https://www.mdt.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=desc&order=price&p=9&q=ondine&t=general

I ordered Saariaho´s Passion, for example. There is some delivery time, however. Hope I´ll be getting it.

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« Reply #6430 on: February 18, 2018, 11:42:33 AM »
Thanks for the tip, Turner.

I’m not unduly curious (at which point I’d place an order) only mildly curious about this one:



Symphony 162 was composed in 2006 and symphony 181 in 2007. That’s 19 symphonies in the course of 1 year... ???

The critic of ResMusica is almost enthusiastic...

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« Reply #6431 on: February 18, 2018, 11:53:54 AM »
Yes, that is one of the titles there drawing attention ... is Segerstam some sort of a contemporary Haydn, a musical diary of our times
- and how much will he be played in the future, will people just abandon that huge amount of works? Difficult to say.

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« Reply #6432 on: February 18, 2018, 11:57:05 AM »
I wonder what Segerstam’s style is like? Absurdist? The sheer amount of work he’s done doesn’t exactly invite the listener in. It’s more like a vast labyrinth with no end in sight.
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« Reply #6433 on: February 18, 2018, 12:39:25 PM »
At last count (September 2017) he had reached # 316   8)

I have one disc of his symphonies, in the low double digits, i.e. « early » Segerstam  ::). It’s actually not bad, but quite dense. Had Nadia Boulanger been around, he might have benefited from her teaching.

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« Reply #6434 on: February 18, 2018, 01:21:57 PM »
At last count (September 2017) he had reached # 316   8)

Had Nadia Boulanger been around, he might have benefited from her teaching.

So might Ravel.

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« Reply #6435 on: February 18, 2018, 01:33:46 PM »
So might Ravel.

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I think you misread, André didn't say she might have benefited from his teaching.  $:)
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« Reply #6436 on: February 18, 2018, 03:05:22 PM »
So might Ravel.

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Puh---lease. ::)
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« Reply #6437 on: February 18, 2018, 04:05:09 PM »
Iirc Segerstam writes so quickly because so much is aleatoric or allows the orchestra freedom to improvise.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6438 on: February 18, 2018, 04:43:05 PM »
Iirc Segerstam writes so quickly because so much is aleatoric or allows the orchestra freedom to improvise.

I’d rather listen to jazz then.
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« Reply #6439 on: February 19, 2018, 01:58:31 AM »
Reading Jut1972's post about Mozart 225 encouraged me to take a chance on:

Mallorca Edition Historische Orgeln 6 SACD set from an Amazon marketplace supplier in used-acceptable condition, 'may have damaged book' £17 delivered against around £55.

It has just arrived, foil sealed but with a scratch across the top of the packing.

 :)