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DavidW

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« Reply #13160 on: September 10, 2009, 05:26:39 PM »
Oh, I see - just started!  Missed it on my 'radar screen' but I'm sure that I'd notice soon; thanks for the link!  ;D

Aha I betcha click on "show unread posts", I do that too and sometimes it misses things. ;D

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« Reply #13161 on: September 11, 2009, 02:37:06 AM »
Another class recording...

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« Reply #13162 on: September 11, 2009, 06:28:03 AM »
What an awesome bundle 71 dB! :)

Thanks!

Wish I ordered those cds...

What's keeping you?  0:)
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« Reply #13163 on: September 11, 2009, 07:08:39 AM »
Thanks!

What's keeping you?  0:)

Well I've already ordered way way waaaay too many cds this month. :D

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« Reply #13164 on: September 11, 2009, 08:43:38 AM »
Well I've already ordered way way waaaay too many cds this month. :D

Discipline my friend, discipline!  0:)
Spatial distortion is a serious problem deteriorating headphone listening.
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and less tiresome in headphone listening.

My Sound Cloud page <-- NEW track "Ecclesiastical Secularism"

Antoine Marchand

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« Reply #13165 on: September 11, 2009, 12:43:39 PM »
Ordered few minutes ago from ArkivMusic. I hope great things from this woman.

Beethoven - Complete Piano Sonatas
Annie Fischer
Hungaroton, 9 CDs

 :)

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« Reply #13166 on: September 11, 2009, 01:33:20 PM »
Ordered few minutes ago from ArkivMusic. I hope great things from this woman.

Beethoven - Complete Piano Sonatas
Annie Fischer
Hungaroton, 9 CDs

 :)


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« Reply #13167 on: September 11, 2009, 02:11:27 PM »
Ordered few minutes ago from ArkivMusic. I hope great things from this woman.

Beethoven - Complete Piano Sonatas - Annie Fischer - Hungaroton, 9 CDs


Antoine - you should be a 'happy camper' - took George a couple of PM exchanges w/ me before I made the purchase (not the 'cheapest' set available!) - but well worth the price!   :D

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« Reply #13168 on: September 11, 2009, 02:25:24 PM »
Ordered few minutes ago from ArkivMusic. I hope great things from this woman.

Beethoven - Complete Piano Sonatas
Annie Fischer
Hungaroton, 9 CDs

 :)


I hope you won't be disappointed; in my view, this is an undeservedly overhyped (and overpriced) set. Decent enough, but nowhere near as great as the hype proclaims. Some very good performances there, though. Enjoy and share your impressions!

Antoine Marchand

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« Reply #13169 on: September 11, 2009, 03:58:27 PM »
Thanks for the well wishes mates! I will comment some impressions when those discs arrive.

Earlier this week I ordered from MDT:

Monteverdi – Madrigals (all of them)
La Venexiana/ Claudio Cavina
Glossa

Bach on Lute
Nigel North
4 CDs (Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006; Suites BWV 1007-1012)
Linn, DDD, 1993-1996

Mozart - Chamber Music
Smithson String Quartet: Jaap Schröder (violin), Judson Griffin (viola), Jaap ter Linden (cello), Lisa Rautenberg (2nd viola), Michel Piguet (oboe)
Virgin 5cds
It includes:
Divertimento for violin, viola & cello in E flat major K.563
Quartet for oboe, violin, viola & cello in F major K.370
The 6 Quartets dedicated to Haydn
String Quintet in B flat major K.174*
String Quintet in G minor K.516*


Discipline my friend, discipline!  0:)
I should take that wise advice.  ;D  8)



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« Reply #13170 on: September 11, 2009, 10:48:14 PM »
I'd be interested on your take on the Mozart box, Antoine. :)
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« Reply #13171 on: September 12, 2009, 04:33:11 AM »
Just placed this small order at Amazon MarketPlace ...


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« Reply #13172 on: September 12, 2009, 05:18:08 AM »
I hope you won't be disappointed; in my view, this is an undeservedly overhyped (and overpriced) set. Decent enough, but nowhere near as great as the hype proclaims. Some very good performances there, though. Enjoy and share your impressions!

Fortunately our psychology works in such ways that when we have something that is rare and precious (expensive), we are also inclined to think it particularly good.

Antoine Marchand

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« Reply #13173 on: September 12, 2009, 05:50:52 AM »
Fortunately our psychology works in such ways that when we have something that is rare and precious (expensive), we are also inclined to think it particularly good.

Not particularly expensive: less than $14 every disc ("just" 9 discs).

As you know we must preserve the relationship value-cost.  ;)

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« Reply #13174 on: September 12, 2009, 06:19:21 AM »
..an undeservedly overhyped (and overpriced) set. Decent enough, but nowhere near as great as the hype proclaims. Some very good performances there, though.

Yes, overpraised and overpriced, but still worth owning.
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« Reply #13175 on: September 12, 2009, 07:20:56 AM »
Thanks for the well wishes mates! I will comment some impressions when those discs arrive.

Monteverdi – Madrigals (all of them)
La Venexiana/ Claudio Cavina
Glossa


Look forward to your comments on these. :)
Durch alle Töne tönet
Im bunten Erdentraum
Ein leiser Ton gezogen
Für den der heimlich lauschet.

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« Reply #13176 on: September 12, 2009, 04:04:16 PM »
Not particularly expensive: less than $14 every disc ("just" 9 discs).

As you know we must preserve the relationship value-cost.  ;)

Very true, indeed.  ;D

I like a smart-ass who is heavier on the "smart" than the "ass".  :D

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« Reply #13177 on: September 12, 2009, 04:27:03 PM »
Very true, indeed.  ;D

I like a smart-ass who is heavier on the "smart" than the "ass".  :D

Though it pays to notice that 'expensive' is also gauged in comparison to similar items, viz. Beethoven piano sonata cycles, vs. individual discs.

Under that assessment, it very much is 'particularly expensive' at a hypothetical $125, compared to $32 for Kempff, $67 for Kovacevich, $86 for Schnabel, and even $100 for Goode, whose cycle I would personally also consider chronically overpriced within the context of a value-cost relationship. These are all Amazon.com prices. Only the digital Brendel seems more expensive than a $125 Fischer, at an alarming $152.

And I say 'a $125 Fischer' because, strictly speaking, Amazon lists it at a ludicrous $169.

[This for the sake of semantic objectivity (!), more than anything else. And a good evening to one and all from this passing smart-ass. ;)]
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« Reply #13178 on: September 12, 2009, 04:31:18 PM »
Though it pays to notice that 'expensive' is often gauged in comparison to similar items, viz. Beethoven piano sonata cycles, vs. individual discs. Under that assessment, it very much is 'particularly expensive' at a hypothetical $125, compared to $32 for Kempff, $67 for Kovacevich, $86 for Schnabel, and even $100 for Goode, whose cycle I would personally also consider chronically overpriced.

These are all Amazon.com prices. Only the digital Brendel seems more expensive than Fischer, at an alarming $152.


[This for the sake of semantic objectivity (!), more than anything else. And a good evening to one and all from this passing smart-ass. ;)]

There is no question on a per disc basis, the most expensive CD set I have ever bought was the Beethoven Piano Sonatas set by Annie Fischer.  It was $102 before S&H.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #13179 on: September 12, 2009, 04:37:28 PM »
You will never regret this wise decision.

Antoine - you should be a 'happy camper' - took George a couple of PM exchanges w/ me before I made the purchase (not the 'cheapest' set available!) - but well worth the price!   :D

Indeed, gents! :)