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Offline jwinter

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #60 on: January 01, 2008, 01:00:47 PM »
Haven't heard those others, sound interesting.  Another great option is Andras Schiff's Mozart piano concerto set with the same forces -- most definitely not a bargain, but marvelous stuff anyway.
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« Reply #61 on: January 01, 2008, 01:07:10 PM »
Anybody know this?:



Does it contain both Shostakovich Trios?

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« Reply #62 on: January 02, 2008, 02:09:52 PM »
I hope this counts - HMV has the Mariss Jansons Shostakovich Symphonies set on EMI in their stores sale for £20.

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« Reply #63 on: January 02, 2008, 02:15:45 PM »
I hope this counts - HMV has the Mariss Jansons Shostakovich Symphonies set on EMI in their stores sale for £20.
Sure counts ! I think Amazon has it in the US for a tad over $30 which is quite a bargain. I didn't bite though, I have the Leningrad from a previous incarnation and it is pretty underwhelming.

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« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2008, 06:58:31 AM »
Anybody know this?:



Does it contain both Shostakovich Trios?

Nope, only the second in E minor Op. 67

Otherwise very nice set, got it right before christmas so i havent had time to go through it all yet:

CD1: Tchaikovsky trio in A minor, Alyabiev trio in A minor
CD2: Taneyey trio in D major
CD3: Rachmaninoff trio no.1 in G minor Op Posth, no.2 in D minor Op. 9
Borodin Trio
(Licenced from Chandos)

CD4: Arensky trio in D minor Op. 32, Shostakovich trio no.2 in E minor op. 67;
(not the Borodin Trio, other performers from Brilliant Classics, i guess)


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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #65 on: January 21, 2008, 12:08:56 PM »
I found 2 today (from Amazon):



Dorati's Hungarian dances with Bamberg, it's insanely cheap 2 CDs for 1-2 dollars! plus shipping, you probably pay 5-6 dollars for some interesting music!


Ferencsik beethoven symphonies, although the boxset is not exactly a "bargin", you can buy individual symphonies separetely price ranging from 0.01 to 2-5 dollars! super cheap!

as for the music, you can "sample" these works from naxosmusiclibrary

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2008, 11:54:58 AM »


Amazon price Price: £11.97, Marketplace price: £3.28 (many sellers, all new). This and the Apex CD are the only way to listen to this composer cheaply IIRC - most of his discography is in the shackles of ECM.
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« Reply #69 on: March 08, 2008, 03:26:39 PM »
Almost couldn't find this thread again.

Giulini's Chicago box set going for £6.30 from various uk amazon marketplace sellers:



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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #71 on: March 10, 2008, 05:11:59 PM »


Bah! Cheating! This isn't the Super Cheap Bargains Thread, it's the Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread - it must be way cheaper than RRP  $:)
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« Reply #72 on: March 10, 2008, 07:29:15 PM »
Bah! Cheating! This isn't the Super Cheap Bargains Thread, it's the Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread - it must be way cheaper than RRP  $:)

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. ::)

Currently at Amazon Marketplace UK and France, 2.28 pounds sterling and 3.95 Euros easily qualifies it.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2008, 12:37:23 PM »
Almost couldn't find this thread again.

Giulini's Chicago box set going for £6.30 from various uk amazon marketplace sellers:





Classic!  Grabbed mine, got it today for £6.30p  Shame as its back upto £10 now (still worth every dime).  The highlight of the set for me, even above the Mahler 1 and Brucker 9 is the Beethoven 7th, apotheosis indeed  ;)

Thanks for the tip off n heads up!!

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #74 on: January 17, 2009, 03:05:19 PM »
Well, this thread has almost died. Where are the bargains?
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #75 on: January 17, 2009, 07:13:56 PM »


Definitely!  I have both of those and bought them for an excellent price, but what's even better is that they're great performances!

For Vivaldi, try this...


For those who don't mind downloads I can recommend these...

Handel: Messiah (Suzuki / Bach Collegium Japan)

Bach: Mass in B Minor (Suzuki / Bach Collegium Japan)

$8 each - you'll have to pay $40 for these elsewhere!  :o

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #76 on: January 18, 2009, 02:11:51 AM »
More bargain than super-duper cheap, but bought this a year or so ago at full price. At this price it's a 'no-brainer' IMO

http://www.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/product//HMN911914.htm


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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #77 on: January 18, 2009, 02:15:47 AM »
Some more super-duper bargains...



$23 for what has become my favourite Beethoven symphony cycle (yes, it has its faults).  Pardon me, this is an off-topic recommendation: it's not a super-duper bargain, it's a steal!



$11 for an entire cycle of the Beethoven piano concerti, with the Choral Fantasia and some other piano pieces thrown into the mix!
« Last Edit: January 27, 2009, 06:22:08 AM by Sorin Eushayson »

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #78 on: January 18, 2009, 02:23:11 AM »
And in case anyone missed it, the complete Callas EMI recordings for 30 Euros(!):

http://www.amazon.fr/Maria-Callas-LInt%C3%A9grale-enregistrements-1949-1969/dp/B000TIO4Z0/ref=reg_hu-wl_list-recs



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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #79 on: January 18, 2009, 02:29:27 AM »
Of course, this thread will not be truly resuscitated until Mr Athletic shows his face, for he is indeed, the 'king' of the bargain hunters...

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