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Offline Martin H

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #7180 on: January 11, 2021, 02:26:03 AM »
Reviews of the Neuhold Ring set are generally very discouraging. I listened to one of the cycle, and found it really provincial level. Decent Ring Cycles are available pretty cheaply now (especially pre-owned) - from post-war Bayreuth sets to more recent digital recordings.
At that price, no-one would waste money, but it seems wrong to embark on such a major endeavour with a second-class (third-class?) introduction. The huge demands of the Cycle - and the great rewards they offer - suggest it's worth spending rather more and getting soloists, orchestra and sound worthy of the works.

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« Reply #7181 on: January 11, 2021, 02:30:39 AM »
For those interested, the Chandos website has 60 % off on Naxos CDs and Download. The FLAC work out at £2.30 for the single CDs.

They also have a January Sale on another 3000+ titles.

Well spotted, thank you.  The Naxos seems to be everything, even things like Craft's Schoenberg series, which I've never seen discounted anywhere.  I'm going to be diving in...
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« Reply #7182 on: January 11, 2021, 02:49:44 AM »
I don't see any Naxos offers on the site from here in Denmark, and only a limited number of Chandos items on sale.

But then, my plan is to buy less this year, than in 2020 ...

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« Reply #7183 on: January 11, 2021, 05:55:53 AM »
I have that set and it’s quite good, actually. A real concept runs through it, orchestral playing is entirely adequate and most of the cast sings well and characterizes the music very believably.

I would say the orchestral playing is far better than "entirely adequate"!  I think the performance as a whole and certainly at a bargain price is really very good indeed.  I worked with Neuhold when he was artistic director of the Teatro Regio in Parma in the mid 80's.  He's a very impressive conductor/musician who really knows what he wants to achieve with a piece and has the technique to get the orchestra to produce it.

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« Reply #7184 on: January 11, 2021, 06:17:31 AM »

2.99€ for about 70 CPO titles at JPC. I wish I could order, but since the pandemic started last year their carrier (DHL) has stopped deliveries to Canada  :-[...but not to the US  ???.

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« Reply #7185 on: January 11, 2021, 06:29:24 AM »
I don't see any Naxos offers on the site from here in Denmark, and only a limited number of Chandos items on sale.

But then, my plan is to buy less this year, than in 2020 ...

https://www.chandos.net/label/Naxos/0 >:D
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« Reply #7186 on: January 11, 2021, 06:38:24 AM »
https://www.chandos.net/label/Naxos/0 >:D

Thank you. They seem to be only downloads from here, didn't check the prices though for that.

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« Reply #7187 on: January 20, 2021, 06:13:14 PM »
Americans: ArkivMusic has Brilliant 20 CD collection of Italian piano music for $30.

https://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp;jsessionid=2F8680CF2AE84C4F2F64BACE881A7778?album_id=2232027

"works by Martucci, Cilea, Busoni, Sinigaglia, Caetani, Fano, Respighi, Pizzetti, Casella, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Dallapiccola, Rota, Malipiero, Castiglioni, and Einaudi."