How many discs are in this set, John? I have the EMI boxset of Strauss/Kempe orchestral works (9 discs) - the deep green box set. This set somehow looks bigger? I've seen other reissues of what I have (Warner Classics), but not in this form?

I'm curious as to what this box set includes? I can't seem to find the exact one like yours when searching.

This hybrid SACD box set, which is a Tower Records exclusive in conjunction with Warner Classics, has been completely remastered. If I’m not mistaken, the remastering was done by a well-known Japanese mastering engineer. Like the older green set, it’s 9 discs, so there aren’t any new performances added as you have the same content in the EMI set. But the difference here is the fidelity, which, to these ears, blows away all iterations of this box set. Also, the cardboard outer box and each ’set’ within the box are made of a cardboard material that is hard as a rock. I’m not joking...I don’t know what the material is they used, but I love it.

Here’s the set on Tower Records Japan website:

https://tower.jp/item/5135342/R-シュトラウス：-管弦楽作品全集(シリアルナンバー無再発盤)＜タワーレコード限定＞I owned the green set (gifted it to my dad), but I still own this set, which sounds fantastic as well:

My reasoning for purchasing this Tower Records/Warner set is because I had previously bought the Sibelius symphony set with Berglund conducting Bournemouth and I was so floored by the fidelity and presentation of the set that I had to get my hands on the Strauss set. It was rather expensive (both sets), but it was worth every penny, IMHO.

The Berglund/Bournemouth Tower Records set:

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You may want to consider getting the newly reissued Kempe set from Warner that uses the original LP artwork (w/ some alterations I’m sure to the actual content of each disc). I hear that the remastering in this set is top-drawer.