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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread: Complete Mozart
« Reply #6780 on: January 18, 2019, 06:54:28 AM »
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« Reply #6781 on: January 18, 2019, 07:08:05 AM »
Mine too.  Furious, as they countlessly listed it for sale at a low price, hiking it and then listing it for a sale price again.  That was no mistake, but they clearly didn't want to fulfill orders.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6783 on: January 18, 2019, 09:27:28 AM »
Mine too.  Furious, as they countlessly listed it for sale at a low price, hiking it and then listing it for a sale price again.  That was no mistake, but they clearly didn't want to fulfill orders.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6784 on: January 30, 2019, 06:03:12 AM »
The 37-CD Britten EMI box is down to £25 on AMZ UK albeit with a 1 to 2 months wait.



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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6785 on: February 01, 2019, 01:07:12 PM »
So I saw Semiramide from Opera Rara on sale as a FLAC download for $12.50 ($14.50 for hi-res, but the what do I need that for when most of my listening is on the computer, especially opera) from Presto. Ok, at that price, you can't go wrong, so I downloaded it. It seems to be on sale at Amazon and the Opera Rara site itself, but for some reason Presto has it the cheapest. The only downside is that they have beautiful booklets and I will only be able to read it on the computer. Still, it's worth the $30 savings of buying the discs at $40-50+. It looks like Opera Rara are a decent download deal on the website, but I love their booklets (a rare company where they are really great for the most part, excluding some early ones and some recent ones when they lost the Peter Moores funding).

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6787 on: February 02, 2019, 05:17:21 PM »
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€ 30.99 here: https://www.amazon.de/Solo-Recordings-Daniel-Barenboim/dp/B06ZZYDG1V/

  Their Philips analogue box is similarly priced. 
  I just bought the DG Originals II, Fricsay Orchestral box, Barenboim, and Solo and Chamber Ashkenazy box, all for about $200US.  Hard to beat!
  What is weird is that several of their discounted items (the Fricsay, the Decca Mono, Bernstein Orchestral Box with NYSO) were OOP, or so I had thought. 
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6788 on: February 02, 2019, 10:32:08 PM »
  Their Philips analogue box is similarly priced. 
  I just bought the DG Originals II, Fricsay Orchestral box, Barenboim, and Solo and Chamber Ashkenazy box, all for about $200US.  Hard to beat!
  What is weird is that several of their discounted items (the Fricsay, the Decca Mono, Bernstein Orchestral Box with NYSO) were OOP, or so I had thought.

Here are more good to great deals at Amazon.de:

Complete DG Boston SO: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0742VSHG6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Stokowski Complete Decca Recordings: https://www.amazon.de/Complete-Recordings-Ltd-Edt-Leopold-Stokowski/dp/B0777CX2NQ/ref=pd_sim_15_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0777CX2NQ&pd_rd_r=be333b85-277b-11e9-8bac-d3ebcbe45336&pd_rd_w=IXDh1&pd_rd_wg=GmuAh&pf_rd_p=b0773d2f-6335-4e3d-8bed-091e22ee3de4&pf_rd_r=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17&psc=1&refRID=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17

The Decca Sound: https://www.amazon.de/Decca-Sound-Limited-Box/dp/B018FCVK8U/ref=pd_sim_15_14?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B018FCVK8U&pd_rd_r=be333b85-277b-11e9-8bac-d3ebcbe45336&pd_rd_w=IXDh1&pd_rd_wg=GmuAh&pf_rd_p=b0773d2f-6335-4e3d-8bed-091e22ee3de4&pf_rd_r=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17&psc=1&refRID=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17

Daniel Barenboim Retrospective: https://www.amazon.de/Daniel-Barenboim-Retrospective-43CD-DVD/dp/B01N7Y8TI5/ref=pd_sim_15_12?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01N7Y8TI5&pd_rd_r=be333b85-277b-11e9-8bac-d3ebcbe45336&pd_rd_w=IXDh1&pd_rd_wg=GmuAh&pf_rd_p=b0773d2f-6335-4e3d-8bed-091e22ee3de4&pf_rd_r=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17&psc=1&refRID=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17

Maria Callas Complete Studio Recordings: https://www.amazon.de/Maria-Callas/dp/B00KN15P56/ref=pd_sim_15_18?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00KN15P56&pd_rd_r=be333b85-277b-11e9-8bac-d3ebcbe45336&pd_rd_w=IXDh1&pd_rd_wg=GmuAh&pf_rd_p=b0773d2f-6335-4e3d-8bed-091e22ee3de4&pf_rd_r=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17&psc=1&refRID=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17

Mehta Symphonies and Symphonic Poems: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00RUF0BCK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Decca Sound-the Piano Edition: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07532NFPB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Böhm Great Recordings: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01N95PJFX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Complete Yepes Solo Recordings (DG): https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B06Y1XGS1Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The Paul Badura-Skoda Edition: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B073XCGB9Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hänssler CPE Bach: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01M7TQPEA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6789 on: February 03, 2019, 12:53:19 AM »
Here are more good to great deals at Amazon.de:

The Paul Badura-Skoda Edition: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B073XCGB9Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The attractive price (€22) of the Badura-Skoda set with a 20CD selection of his Westminster recordings tempted me....

Any thoughts?  :)



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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6790 on: February 03, 2019, 04:12:06 AM »
The attractive price (€22) of the Badura-Skoda set with a 20CD selection of his Westminster recordings tempted me....

Any thoughts?  :)



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I bought it as part of the recent 3 for 2 sale, but must admit not having listened to much of it yet, but just now checking out a 1951 recording of Bach's Partita No. 5 I can say that they seem to have done a very good job with the remastering as it's mono is clean and full, almost sounding like a later stereo recording.  Badura-Skoda is a very reliable interpreter, and the box has a nice mixture of concertos, solo work and a smattering of chamber music. I am especially looking forward to listening to the last two CDs with Mozart and Schubert pieces for piano four hands or two pianos played with Jörg Demus.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6791 on: February 03, 2019, 04:59:07 AM »
There are more, not all on the same level of bargainty though:

111 Conductors:
https://www.amazon.de/DG-111-Conductors-Tschaikowsky/dp/B06ZYWB5KX/

Decca Vocal Recitals:
https://www.amazon.de/Decca-Sound-Great-Recitals-Limited/dp/B01CSLH35S/

Eugen Jochum DG Vol. 2 (Choral/Opera):
https://www.amazon.de/Complete-Recordings-Vol-Opera-Choral/dp/B0766FLLJW/

Westminster:
https://www.amazon.de/Westminster-Legacy-Limited-Rodzinski/dp/B00GBJVK0S/

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I went for the Decca Recitals, Jochum and Phillips Analogue sets a few weeks ago already ... a few others I've had for a while (Fricsay, Callas) or decided against buying (DG Originals II, Decca Piano, Stokowski) ... at this time I did go with the Barenboim though, that was just too tempting and I have hardly any of his recordings (the Mozart concertos and the things he made with Jacqueline du Pré on EMI only I think).

The Badura-Skoda is good from what I've heard (half or a bit more), but then he hardly ever is my top favourite - but then I definitely need to spend more time with his second/HIP Schubert cycle, as well as with the first one that's out on Sony again, his Mozart - both old, again reissued on Sony recently, and later HIP on naïve - is very good as well.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6792 on: February 03, 2019, 10:54:03 AM »
The attractive price (€22) of the Badura-Skoda set with a 20CD selection of his Westminster recordings tempted me....

Any thoughts?  :)



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It's a nice selection, but the keyword is selection.  Check to see what is not included that you might want to have....

. I am especially looking forward to listening to the last two CDs with Mozart and Schubert pieces for piano four hands or two pianos played with Jörg Demus.

If you don't have it, check into this Gramola CD


In looking that up, I noticed there is also a 2CD issue of the duo playing Schubert, most of it recorded in 1978, and other PBS on Gramola that interests me, and might interest you.  But of course they are not SDCBs.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6793 on: February 03, 2019, 11:56:48 AM »
I am seriously tempted by the Westminster. The problem is a) that I took a solemn oath not to get any big boxes, certainly not ones with historical recordings of mainly standard rep and) that I have several of the more relevant items already, about 10 discs (most of the Scherchen and some Chamber music). But I am tempted by odds and ends like Scherchen's Wellington's victory and Christus am Oelberg, the two Beethoven quartets with the Smetana, the Schubert octet with Wlach and several other things that are rather introuvable outside the set. And the price is so low right now that it would be worth it for about 10-12 discs or so...
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6795 on: February 03, 2019, 04:12:40 PM »
I bought the Stokowski Phase 4 set.

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« Reply #6796 on: February 03, 2019, 06:12:44 PM »
Here are more good to great deals at Amazon.de:

Complete DG Boston SO: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0742VSHG6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Stokowski Complete Decca Recordings: https://www.amazon.de/Complete-Recordings-Ltd-Edt-Leopold-Stokowski/dp/B0777CX2NQ/ref=pd_sim_15_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0777CX2NQ&pd_rd_r=be333b85-277b-11e9-8bac-d3ebcbe45336&pd_rd_w=IXDh1&pd_rd_wg=GmuAh&pf_rd_p=b0773d2f-6335-4e3d-8bed-091e22ee3de4&pf_rd_r=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17&psc=1&refRID=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17

The Decca Sound: https://www.amazon.de/Decca-Sound-Limited-Box/dp/B018FCVK8U/ref=pd_sim_15_14?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B018FCVK8U&pd_rd_r=be333b85-277b-11e9-8bac-d3ebcbe45336&pd_rd_w=IXDh1&pd_rd_wg=GmuAh&pf_rd_p=b0773d2f-6335-4e3d-8bed-091e22ee3de4&pf_rd_r=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17&psc=1&refRID=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17

Daniel Barenboim Retrospective: https://www.amazon.de/Daniel-Barenboim-Retrospective-43CD-DVD/dp/B01N7Y8TI5/ref=pd_sim_15_12?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01N7Y8TI5&pd_rd_r=be333b85-277b-11e9-8bac-d3ebcbe45336&pd_rd_w=IXDh1&pd_rd_wg=GmuAh&pf_rd_p=b0773d2f-6335-4e3d-8bed-091e22ee3de4&pf_rd_r=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17&psc=1&refRID=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17

Maria Callas Complete Studio Recordings: https://www.amazon.de/Maria-Callas/dp/B00KN15P56/ref=pd_sim_15_18?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00KN15P56&pd_rd_r=be333b85-277b-11e9-8bac-d3ebcbe45336&pd_rd_w=IXDh1&pd_rd_wg=GmuAh&pf_rd_p=b0773d2f-6335-4e3d-8bed-091e22ee3de4&pf_rd_r=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17&psc=1&refRID=5DRRFQZ5N2K4G02NNZ17

Mehta Symphonies and Symphonic Poems: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00RUF0BCK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Decca Sound-the Piano Edition: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07532NFPB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Böhm Great Recordings: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01N95PJFX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Complete Yepes Solo Recordings (DG): https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B06Y1XGS1Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The Paul Badura-Skoda Edition: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B073XCGB9Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hänssler CPE Bach: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01M7TQPEA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I was interested in the Mehta set, until I noticed that it does not contain complete recordings in that genre, but selections. And it turns out they omitted most of the ones that I would have been most interested in.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6797 on: February 03, 2019, 06:23:49 PM »
mehta set has complete Tchaikovsky and Schubert

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6798 on: February 03, 2019, 06:49:26 PM »
mehta set has complete Tchaikovsky and Schubert

...but not complete Mahler.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6799 on: February 03, 2019, 06:54:12 PM »
The best Mahler is 1-5

 

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