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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #7160 on: November 17, 2020, 04:52:21 AM »
Not up to the standard of their spring/summer giveaways, which included Herreweghe in Schubert and Beethoven, Virgil Boutellis-Taft, Gade violin sonatas etc. but Qobuz currently have a few free jazz compilations: https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/search?q=winter-music-gifts-2020.  A bit of background while cooking Christmas lunch, perhaps,
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« Reply #7161 on: November 24, 2020, 12:53:51 AM »
Black Friday madness at Qobuz until the end of the week, including several Naxos things I've bought recently at higher prices (don't we love that feeling) - Petrenko's Shostakovich cycle for under £10, Märkl's Debussy likewise (not universally favourably reviewed, but more "complete" than any other complete Debussy), Engeset's Grieg cycle, which I would urge on anyone that doesn't have it, complete Hindemith string quartets for around a fiver...  Best way to see them all is to scroll down to "Classical x Black Friday", which seems to include everything from all the other categories.

https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/page/blackweek2020
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« Reply #7162 on: December 03, 2020, 11:20:34 AM »
Black Friday madness at Qobuz until the end of the week, including several Naxos things I've bought recently at higher prices (don't we love that feeling) - Petrenko's Shostakovich cycle for under £10, Märkl's Debussy likewise (not universally favourably reviewed, but more "complete" than any other complete Debussy), Engeset's Grieg cycle, which I would urge on anyone that doesn't have it, complete Hindemith string quartets for around a fiver...  Best way to see them all is to scroll down to "Classical x Black Friday", which seems to include everything from all the other categories.

https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/page/blackweek2020
That Petrenko Shostakovich deal sounds amazing!
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« Reply #7163 on: December 03, 2020, 01:47:03 PM »
That Petrenko Shostakovich deal sounds amazing!

It still shows as a Black Friday page but they have all gone back to their full prices sadly, Jeffrey.
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« Reply #7164 on: December 04, 2020, 08:15:19 AM »
It still shows as a Black Friday page but they have all gone back to their full prices sadly, Jeffrey.

Yes, Qobuz were a bit behind themselves this week - earlier they had a "Cyber Monday - 80% off!" banner up, while all the deals were the same as the Black Friday ones (up to 60% off).  But the Shostakovich is proving very enjoyable - I started with no.9, which comes across as a big, tragic symphony in Petrenko's hands, then got 12 out of the way fairly quickly (OK, the first movement is very exciting and if, as the story goes, it was written in 3 days, it's better than anyone else could do in that time), then nos.2 and 3, neither of which I knew well, and which seem to share a lot of the restless inventiveness of no.4.  (Perhaps they would get more performances if they didn't have the jolly revolutionary choral finales.)  So maybe no.11 next, a favourite of yours, Jeffrey, I know, and not one that has ever made much impression on me before.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #7165 on: December 07, 2020, 10:43:32 AM »
Not super-duper cheap but it's the only time the Tyroler Landesmuseen puts their cds on sale. 
https://shop.tiroler-landesmuseen.at/cd-dvd.html
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« Reply #7166 on: December 07, 2020, 11:54:59 AM »
Not super-duper cheap but it's the only time the Tyroler Landesmuseen puts their cds on sale. 
https://shop.tiroler-landesmuseen.at/cd-dvd.html

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« Reply #7167 on: December 07, 2020, 12:10:39 PM »
Not super-duper cheap but it's the only time the Tyroler Landesmuseen puts their cds on sale. 
https://shop.tiroler-landesmuseen.at/cd-dvd.html

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« Reply #7168 on: December 19, 2020, 12:19:34 PM »
Qobuz has a couple hundred Ondine titles on sale for $5 per disc equivalent in red book.
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« Reply #7169 on: December 24, 2020, 07:03:34 AM »
One day download only, Neeme Jarvi's Martinu symphony cycle on BIS is half-off for download on Christmas Eve ($13.40 US). https://www.eclassical.com/labels/bis/bis1371-72.html

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« Reply #7170 on: December 24, 2020, 07:11:12 AM »
One day download only, Neeme Jarvi's Martinu symphony cycle on BIS is half-off for download on Christmas Eve ($13.40 US). https://www.eclassical.com/labels/bis/bis1371-72.html
I bought it for far less in its reappearance at the Brilliant label: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Martinu-Complete-Symphonies-Neeme-Jarvi/dp/B0017HFRFI/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=Neeme+Jarvi+Martinu+symphony&qid=1608822585&sr=8-7
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #7171 on: January 03, 2021, 12:57:33 AM »
Not everyone is into baroque opera, but for those who have an interest, this is sort of a gold-standard set. I thought it went oop a couple years back, but now it is available again, for a wonderful price. ($93 from US Amazon). 39CDs, 3 DVDs.

Contents:
Venus and Adonis
Rosemary Joshua (Venus), Gerald Finley (Adonis), Robin Blaze (Cupid), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Shepherdess), Christopher Josey (Shepherds/Huntsman)
Clare College Chapel Choir, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, William Christie
Campra:
Idoménée
Monique Zanetti (Ilione), Bernard Deletre (Idomenee), Sandrine Piau (Electre), Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (Idamante), Marie Boyer (Venus), Jerome Correas (Eole/Neptune/La Jalousie/Nemesis),Richard Dugay (Arcas), Mary Saint-Palais (Une Cretoise), Anne Pichard (Premiere Bergere), Anne Mopin (Une Troyenne/Deuxieme Bergere), Jean-Claude Sarragosse (Arbas/Protee)
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
Cavalli:
La Calisto
Marcello Lippi (Giove), Simon Keenlyside (Mercurio), Maria Bayo (Calisto), Graham Pushee (Endimione), Alessandro Mantovani (Diana), Gilles Ragon (Linfea), Dominique Visse (Il Satirino/Furia), Barry Banks (Pane), David Pittsinger (Silvano), Sonia Theodoridou (Giunone), Judith Vindevogel (Furia)
Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs
Charpentier, M-A:
Médée
Jill Feldman (Médée), Jacques Bona (Créon), Sophie Boulin (Nérine), Philippe Cantor (Oronte), Agnès Mellon (Créuse), Gilles Ragon (Jason)
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
Le Malade imaginaire
Monique Zanetti, Noemi Rime, Claire Brua, Dominique Visse, Howard Crook, Jean-Francois Gardell
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
Erlebach:
Overture No. 4
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Graun, C H:
Cleopatra & Cesare
Janet Williams (Cleopatra), Iris Vermillion (Cesare), Lynne Dawson (Cornelia), Robert Gambill (Tolomeo), Ralf Popken (Arsace), Jeffrey Francis (Lentulo), Klaus Hager (Achilla), Elisabeth Scholl (Cneo), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Sesto)
RIAS Kammerchor, Concerto Köln, René Jacobs
Handel:
Rinaldo
Vivica Genaux (Rinaldo), Inga Kalna (Armida/Second Siren), Miah Persson (Almirena/First Siren), Christophe Dumaux (Eustazio), James Rutherford (Argante), Lawrence Zazzo (Goffredo), Dominique Visse (A Christian Magician)
Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs
Flavio
Jeffrey Gall (Flavio), Derek Lee Ragin (Guido), Lena Lootens (Emilia), Bernada Fink (Teodata), Christina Högman (Vitige), Gian Paolo Fagotto (Ugone), Ulrich Messthaler (Lotario)
Ensemble 415, René Jacobs
Giulio Cesare in Egitto
(two DVDs)
Andreas Scholl (Giulio Cesare), Inger Dam-Jensen (Cleopatra), Randi Steene (Cornelia), Tuva Semmingsen (Sesto), Christopher Robson (Tolomeo), Palle Knudsen (Achilla) & James Huw Jeffries (Nireno)
Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Almira Suite
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Keiser:
Croesus
Dorothea Roschmann (Elmira), Werner Gura (Atis), Roman Trekel (Croesus), Klaus Hager (Orsanes), Johannes Mannov (Cyrus), Markus Schafer (Eliates), Salome Haller (Clerida), Kwangchul Youn (Solon), Graham Pushee (Halimacus), Brigitte Eisenfeld (Trigesta), Kurt Azesberger (Elcius), Johanna Stojkovic (Nerillus), Jorg Gottschick (Hauptmann)
RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Solistes du Knabenchor Hannover, René Jacobs
Le Ridicule Prince Jodelet Sinfonia
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Lully:
Atys
Guy de Mey, Guillemette Laurens, Agnès Mellon, Jean-François Gardeil, Jacques Bona, Bernard Deletré, Isabelle Desrochers, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt,Véronique Gens, Michel Laplénie, Stephan Maciejewski, Gilles Ragon, Noémi Rime, Françoise Semellaz, Arlette Steyer & Monique Zanetti
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
Monteverdi:
L'Orfeo
(DVD)
Simon Keenlyside (Orfeo), Juanita Lascarro (Euridice, la Musica, Eco), Graciela Oddone (la Messaggiera), Martina Dike (Proserpina), Stephen Wallace (la Speranza, Pastore), Tomas Tòmasson (Plutone), Paul Gérimon, Caronte (Pastore), Mauro Utzeri (Apollo), Anne Cambier (Ninfa), Yann Beuron, John Bowen, René Linnenbank (Pastori, Spiriti
Concerto Vocale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Trisha Brown Company, René Jacobs
L'incoronazione di Poppea
Danielle Borst (Poppea), Guillemette Laurens (Nerone), Axel Köhler (Ottone), Jennifer Larmore (Ottavia), Michael Schopper (Seneca), Lena Lootens (Drusilla), Dominique Visse (Nutrice), Christoph Homberger (Arnalta), Maria-Cristina Kiehr (Damigella/Virtù)
Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs
Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs
Purcell:
Dido and Aeneas
Lynne Dawson (Dido), Rosemary Joshua (Belinda), Susan Bickley (Sorceress), Gerald Finley (Aeneas), Dominique Visse (First Witch), Stephen Wallace (Second Witch), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Second Woman), Robin Blaze (Spirit)
Clare College Chapel Choir, Members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, René Jacobs
Rameau:
Les Indes Galantes
Claron McFadden (Hebe, Zima), Sandrine Piau (Zaire), Isabelle Poulenard (L'Amour, Phani), Noemi Rime (Fatime), Miriam Ruggeri (Emilie), Howard Crook (Valere/Damon), Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (Don Carlos/Tacmas), Jerome Correas (Bellone/Ali), Bernard Deletre (Huascar/Don Alvar), Nicolas Rivenq (Osman/Adario)
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
Rore:
Ancor che co'l partire
Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier
Scarlatti, A:
La Griselda
Dorothea Roschmann (Griselda), Lawrence Zazzo (Gualtiero), Veronica Cangemi (Costanza), Bernard Fink (Roberto), Silvia Tro Santafe (Ottone), Kobie van Rensburg (Corrado)
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs
Schieferdecker:
Premier Concert musicaux
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Schürmann, G C:
Suite Ludovicus Plus
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Telemann:
Orpheus
Dorothea Roschmann (Orasia), Roman Trekel (Orpheus), Ruth Ziesak (Eurydice), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Ismene), Werner Gura (Eurimedes), Isabelle Poulenard (Cephisa), Hanno Muller-Brachmann (Pluto), Axel Kohler (Ascalax)
RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Solistes du Knabenchor Hannover, René Jacobs
Vecchi:
L'Amfiparnaso
Ensemble Clément Janequin, Dominique Visse
It's all good...

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #7172 on: January 03, 2021, 01:45:34 AM »
Absolutely great box set!  :)

It includes a disc with texts in pdf.

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« Reply #7173 on: January 03, 2021, 01:56:47 AM »
Some offers in Europe around 75-80€.
I'll pass this time though.

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« Reply #7174 on: January 03, 2021, 03:10:19 AM »
Definitely to be recommended but I have all these operas as single editions, most of them in the same performances included in the box. The definitive way to go if you are looking for a way into this wonderful music, and a good overview of the various styles of baroque opera. It's rather wrongheaded to group this into a common term, after all we are talking about a period of 120 years and many different national scools and traditions.

Don't know about the inclusion of texts here, though you probably won't understand the action in large parts og some of them anyhow, a synopsis will often suffice.

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« Reply #7175 on: January 03, 2021, 05:19:46 PM »
Definitely to be recommended but I have all these operas as single editions, most of them in the same performances included in the box. The definitive way to go if you are looking for a way into this wonderful music, and a good overview of the various styles of baroque opera. It's rather wrongheaded to group this into a common term, after all we are talking about a period of 120 years and many different national scools and traditions.

Don't know about the inclusion of texts here, though you probably won't understand the action in large parts og some of them anyhow, a synopsis will often suffice.

Actually, the box maker shared your concerns. The texts are divided into 4 smaller books for different countries (national schools).
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« Reply #7176 on: January 04, 2021, 04:25:36 AM »
Not everyone is into baroque opera, but for those who have an interest, this is sort of a gold-standard set. I thought it went oop a couple years back, but now it is available again, for a wonderful price. ($93 from US Amazon). 39CDs, 3 DVDs.



A number of hears ago, I remember wanting to purchase this set:  and found that it had gone OOP...the usual "Limited Edition" and went to the trouble and expense of purchasing it used on eBay for what I thought was a very good price.  I think that it was maybe a year later that it suddenly appeared again--new.  So much for "Limited Edition"!  Thankfully, I was smart and didn't pay stupid money for it, but I was still quite annoyed with the record label.

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« Reply #7177 on: January 09, 2021, 12:05:26 PM »
Gunter Neuhold, a name I don’t know, his complete digital CD set of Wagner’s Ring is available from Amazon UK second hand for £1,63 plus a little postage. I am tempted, but I don’t think I need yet another Ring. Here is a cheap way to explore it.

There is one detailed review which seems well balanced if you want to read what someone who has heard it thinks.

There are no star singers, Richard Cook I have heard and he is good, he is the tenor in two of the operas.

Might tempt someone here.

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« Reply #7178 on: January 09, 2021, 12:27:00 PM »
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.

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« Reply #7179 on: January 09, 2021, 12:44:51 PM »
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.
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