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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2021, 11:41:32 AM »
I have the Complete Mozart box.

Philips or Brilliant Classics?

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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2021, 11:42:49 AM »
Let’s say I have all the works by these composers that AFAIK have been commercially released on CD (which in most cases represents the vast majority of their output):

Beethoven—complete set
Berlioz—complete set
Wagner—combined labels
Antonio Carlos Gomes—combined labels
Fauré—combined labels
Mahler—combined labels
Debussy—complete set
Schoenberg—combined labels (might have a couple of works missing)
Scriabin—complete set
Ravel—complete set
Manuel de Falla—combined labels
Reynaldo Hahn—combined labels
Stravinsky—complete set(s), plus complements
Edgar Verèse—combined labels
Webern—complete set(s)
Alban Berg—combined labels
Dallapiccola—combined labels
Ernesto Halffter—combined labels
Messiaen—complete set
Ginastera—combined labels
Bruno Maderna—combined labels
Boulez—complete set, plus complements
Barraqué—complete set, plus the early piano pieces



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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2021, 11:47:03 AM »
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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2021, 11:48:41 AM »
Let’s say I have all the works by these composers that AFAIK have been commercially  released on CD (which in most cases represents the vast majority of their output):

Beethoven—complete set
Berlioz—complete set
Wagner—combined labels
Antonio Carlos Gomes—combined labels
Fauré—combined labels
Mahler—combined labels
Debussy—complete set
Schoenberg—combined labels (might have a couple of works missing)
Scriabin—complete set
Ravel—complete set
Manuel de Falla—combined sets
Reynaldo Hahn—combined labels
Stravinsky—complete set(s), plus complements
Webern—complete set(s)
Dallapiccola—combined labels
Ernesto Halffter—combined sets
Messiaen—complete set
Ginastera—combined labels
Bruno Maderna—combined labels
Boulez—complete set, plus complements
Barraqué—complete set, plus the early piano pieces

That's interesting, some of those I didn't even know that you could have complete sets of!

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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2021, 11:53:02 AM »
Berg
Brahms
Rachmaninoff
Ravel
Schoenberg
Stravinsky
Varèse
Webern


You also have Bach on a stick, don't you?

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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2021, 11:54:03 AM »
Who?
Antônio Carlos Gomes (1836-1896), the “Brazilian Verdi”. I have all his operas that have been recorded (7 of the 8 he composed), plus some religious music and songs. Most on obscure Brazilian labels (all long OOP).

His greatest hit was Il Guarany (recorded even by Sony with Plácido Domingo in the title rôle). My favourite is his last work, Lo Schiavo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antônio_Carlos_Gomes
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« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2021, 11:57:29 AM »
Antônio Carlos Gomes (1836-1896), the “Brazilian Verdi”. I have all his operas that have been recorded (7 of the 8 he composed), plus some religious music and songs. Most on obscure Brazilian labels (all long OOP).

His greatest hit was Il Guarany (recorded even by Sony with Plácido Domingo in the title rôle). My favourite is his last work, Lo Schiavo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antônio_Carlos_Gomes

Impressive collection!

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« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2021, 11:58:23 AM »
Antônio Carlos Gomes (1836-1896), the “Brazilian Verdi”. I have all his operas that have been recorded (7 of the 8 he composed), plus some religious music and songs. Most on obscure Brazilian labels (all long OOP).

His greatest hit was Il Guarany (recorded even by Sony with Plácido Domingo in the title rôle). My favourite is his last work, Lo Schiavo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antônio_Carlos_Gomes

Very interesting, Rafael, thanks.

Yet, I'm baffled: you don't have the complete operas of Verdi, yet you have all operas of "the Brazilian Verdi".  :o
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« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2021, 12:01:10 PM »
That's interesting, some of those I didn't even know that you could have complete sets of!
The ones marked “combined labels” are not complete sets, just single issues that add up to the “whole thing” (sorry, in my post I marked Falla and Halffter as “combined sets” rather than “labels”, which may have been misleading—now corrected).
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« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2021, 12:02:56 PM »
The ones marked “combined labels” are not complete sets, just single issues that add up to the “whole thing” (sorry, in my post I marked Falla and Halffter as “combined sets” rather than “labels”, which may have been misleading—now corrected).

Since I knew little, I didn't even think of any distinction!

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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2021, 12:08:14 PM »
Very interesting, Rafael, thanks.

Yet, I'm baffled: you don't have the complete operas of Verdi, yet you have all operas of "the Brazilian Verdi".  :o
It’s sooo much cooler to have the exotic Brazilian than the cafone from Bussetto, don’t you think?  :D  ;D

Just joking: I have all of Verdi’s operas save for seven (Un Giorno  di regno, Alzira, I Masnadieri, Jérusalem, Il Corsaro, Stiffelio and Aroldo).
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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2021, 12:15:55 PM »
cafone

In my dictionary, cafone is illustrated by pictures of Bruckner and Wagner.

Oh ciel, che noia!  ;D
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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2021, 12:16:41 PM »
As officially complete sets
Bach [2x]
Beethoven
Berlioz
Debussy [3x]
Ravel
Mahler [2x]
Stravinsky
Boulez
Frescobaldi
Tallis
Ligeti

Spread out over many different recordings
Wagner
Puccini
Byrd
Faure, possibly
Mozart, possibly
Elgar, possibly
Vaughn Williams, possibly

There are probably some pre 1700 composers who should be listed here, but I'd have to investigate.

All the non-vocal music
Rachmaninov
Chopin
Johann Strauss Jr

All the non-vocal music, some of the songs, about half the operas
Richard Strauss
Britten

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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2021, 12:28:00 PM »
Vaughan Williams
Miaskovsky (those available on disc)
Bax
Glazunov
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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2021, 12:30:24 PM »
Vaughan Williams
Miaskovsky (those available on disc)
Bax
Glazunov

Exactly what I expected of you, Jeffrey.  :D
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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2021, 01:37:15 PM »
None.

Even with my favorite composers I don't feel the need to hold onto everything.  There are somethings that I rarely play, so I might as well just stream them when I get the urge.

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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2021, 01:40:51 PM »
None.

Even with my favorite composers I don't feel the need to hold onto everything.  There are somethings that I rarely play, so I might as well just stream them when I get the urge.

This would be my more thought process now than in the past.

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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2021, 01:50:48 PM »
This would be my more thought process now than in the past.

In the past owning the cd was the only way you could guarantee that you could listen to the work when you wanted to.  It made sense.

Inevitably though I will probably end up with all recorded Robert Simpson.  Can't stream that.  I have all his symphonies but he also wrote a great deal of some pretty good chamber music.

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Re: Which Composer(s) Do You Have the Complete Works of?
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2021, 02:07:34 PM »
I have two complete Bach sets, but possibly I have recordings of several other composers' complete surviving works - especially of those where only a small number of works has been preserved, but I rarely strive for that kind of completeness, so I do not know for sure.
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« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2021, 02:20:21 PM »
Philips or Brilliant Classics?

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