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« Reply #80 on: January 19, 2009, 11:13:06 AM »
On Amazon.ca, there is (or was) a Beethoven's complete works (87 CDs) for $61.99 CDN.   :o

Would that constitute a super-duper cheap bargain?  ;D

I'm not sure of the details of the set, it was listed in this small flyer/pamphlet that came with my Amazon order.

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« Reply #81 on: January 19, 2009, 03:05:58 PM »
Somebody was looking for a cheap version of Dorati's Haydn cycle a few months ago and I mentioned if you wait long enough Universal will put it in a cheap box. Well now here it is:



All of it for under 50 Euro.

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B001LMSOGI/ref=s9newr_c5_img4-rfc_p?pf_rd_m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=0SGE9F5NPEJWSDHRV906&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=463375193&pf_rd_i=301128

There is also this one from SONY that sells for about the same price:



but I know nothing about.

http://www.amazon.de/Joseph-Haydn-S%C3%A4mtliche-Limitierte-CD/dp/B001NBS5NE/ref=pd_sim_m_10

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #82 on: January 19, 2009, 07:24:54 PM »
All of it for under 50 Euro.
For that price you might as well just get the newly-released Complete Haydn Edition, which has all the symphonies as performed by Fischer and the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra.

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« Reply #83 on: January 20, 2009, 04:35:26 PM »
For that price you might as well just get the newly-released Complete Haydn Edition, which has all the symphonies as performed by Fischer and the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra.
True, but I think a fellow member was looking for that Dorati set.

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« Reply #84 on: January 20, 2009, 04:47:35 PM »
True, but I think a fellow member was looking for that Dorati set.

Screw the conductor.  The only thing that counts is getting as many discs as possible for the lowest price.

Of course, only kidding, but it amazes me how many board members seem to feel that quantity/price is the primary factor.

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« Reply #85 on: January 20, 2009, 05:03:30 PM »
but it amazes me how many board members seem to feel that quantity/price is the primary factor.

Sometimes, you gotta try and get the best 'bang for your buck', Don.  So yes, it IS a primary factor for a lot of people.

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« Reply #86 on: January 20, 2009, 08:16:11 PM »
Here's an interesting download from Amazon featuring works by Richard Strauss.

Not sure what to expect as the clips are very short but with Argerich in the youthful Burleske it's bound to be pretty good.




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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #87 on: January 20, 2009, 11:55:35 PM »
Here's an interesting download from Amazon featuring works by Richard Strauss.

Not sure what to expect as the clips are very short but with Argerich in the youthful Burleske it's bound to be pretty good.






This Burleske is breathtaking. For once in this work it's the orchestra that's trying to keep up and not the pianist. Argerich's not just fire though; she coaxes melting lyricism from the slower passages, almost discovering new levels of profundity in this more or less monolithic piece. No sense of superficiality here.  Good stuff.  8)

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« Reply #88 on: January 21, 2009, 03:21:40 AM »
Sometimes, you gotta try and get the best 'bang for your buck', Don.  So yes, it IS a primary factor for a lot of people.

Well of course you quickly get more music than you can possibly listen to in a reasonable time frame! :D

I just say this since because even a complete Haydn symphonies set that spans dozens of hours is considered not good enough (by Sorin's post) because there is a box set that has 100+ hours of more music.  When do you find the time to even listen to so much music that the symphonies cycle alone would be considered too small of a box set for that nice price??? :o

Okay I really just think that Sorin's post just cracks me up! :D

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« Reply #89 on: January 21, 2009, 05:03:30 AM »
Well of course you quickly get more music than you can possibly listen to in a reasonable time frame! :D

I just say this since because even a complete Haydn symphonies set that spans dozens of hours is considered not good enough (by Sorin's post) because there is a box set that has 100+ hours of more music.  When do you find the time to even listen to so much music that the symphonies cycle alone would be considered too small of a box set for that nice price??? :o

Okay I really just think that Sorin's post just cracks me up! :D

Nothing funny about it: the Fischer set is highly regarded in and of itself, never mind that you also get the rare baryton trios, etc.
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« Reply #90 on: January 21, 2009, 05:20:24 AM »
Well of course you quickly get more music than you can possibly listen to in a reasonable time frame! :D

I just say this since because even a complete Haydn symphonies set that spans dozens of hours is considered not good enough (by Sorin's post) because there is a box set that has 100+ hours of more music.  When do you find the time to even listen to so much music that the symphonies cycle alone would be considered too small of a box set for that nice price??? :o

Okay I really just think that Sorin's post just cracks me up! :D
I'm glad you got some amusement out of it!  ;D

Nothing funny about it: the Fischer set is highly regarded in and of itself, never mind that you also get the rare baryton trios, etc.
My point exactly.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #91 on: January 21, 2009, 10:17:02 AM »
I wonder if this is a mispricing at £10 (10CD). On amazon.com and mdt it cost around £100. I wonder if it is any good. Testament is usually an expensive company.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Record-of-Singing-Vol-3/dp/B000038I6K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1232560419&sr=1-1



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« Reply #92 on: January 21, 2009, 10:43:32 AM »
Nothing funny about it: the Fischer set is highly regarded in and of itself, never mind that you also get the rare baryton trios, etc.

Yes I've listened through it, it's pretty good.  That wasn't really my point!

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #93 on: January 21, 2009, 09:02:05 PM »
This Burleske is breathtaking. For once in this work it's the orchestra that's trying to keep up and not the pianist. Argerich's not just fire though; she coaxes melting lyricism from the slower passages, almost discovering new levels of profundity in this more or less monolithic piece. No sense of superficiality here.  Good stuff.  8)

Thanks, Wanderer. I downloaded the Burleske. $0.99 is a small price to pay for great Argerich.


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« Reply #94 on: January 24, 2009, 07:47:40 AM »
I wonder if this is a mispricing at £10 (10CD). On amazon.com and mdt it cost around £100. I wonder if it is any good. Testament is usually an expensive company.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Record-of-Singing-Vol-3/dp/B000038I6K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1232560419&sr=1-1





I have this and it is a goldmine of singers I did not know of. Well worth getting hold of.

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« Reply #95 on: January 26, 2009, 08:14:22 PM »
Jarvi's Alfven cycle is now available on Brilliant, through HMV Japan, 5 discs for about $25. (I've only heard the 5th symphony, very much French Late Romantic, i.e. symphonies of Franck, Chausson, etc.)

Polyansky's Glazunov cycle, with Otaka's 7th, is also available, for whatever that's worth. 7 discs include a number of works besides the symphonies, for about $33.
 

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« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2009, 07:57:27 AM »
Right now at MDT, the 14 CD EMI Richter set is only $34.76.  The Brilliant box is only $15. Two great bargains!

Link to MDT: http://www.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/pages/home/default.asp  :)

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« Reply #97 on: January 28, 2009, 08:51:07 AM »
Right now at MDT

Bertini's Mahler cycle going for $25!!
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« Reply #98 on: January 28, 2009, 09:36:17 AM »
Keep buying from MDT, people - it's probably the only thing keeping the UK economy afloat :D (I never thought I'd see the day when people from the US and elsewhere find UK prices not just tolerable, but desirable...)
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« Reply #99 on: January 28, 2009, 09:56:30 AM »
Bertini's Mahler cycle going for $25!!

Wow!! Consider that one bought! Is it the complete cycle?