Beethoven boxed set - 60 CDs - for Euro 39

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  1. Aaron Silverman

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    Andrew, if you've already got some but not all of the Mozart set, you could look into the SACD editions. They've been releasing them in sub-sets. Granted, it winds up costing a lot more, but if you're into hi-rez audio, it might be worth checking out.
     
  2. Dennis Nicholls

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    Andrew,

    The Brilliant Classics "Complete Mozart" set is discussed here:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...d.php?t=247190

    IIUC this set is still available for around $100US or 50 GBP - for 170 CDs. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The cheap BMS copy of the Hanssler "Complete JS Bach" set is discussed here:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...d.php?t=196700

    Sadly the BMS copy has been unavailable for a while....but there is a second cheapie Brilliant Classics set of Bach. Ask Cees about that one.

    Let me ruminate on the Mozart piano concerti on Brilliant.....
     
  3. Dennis Nicholls

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    I'm a world-class cheapskate.....

    I just purchased three cases of the local 2004 Sawtooth Chardonnay at $4.61US a bottle. www.sawtoothwinery.com I also bought four beautiful 5 gallon rhodedendrons for $19.96 each at a local Wallyworld and a specimen 10 gallon Japanese maple at a local Costco for $75. Am I a cheapskate or what?
     
  4. Aaron Silverman

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    You're wisely frugal, my friend.

    The better the bargains ya finds, the more stuff ya gets! [​IMG]
     
  5. Cees Alons

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    No problem. It's the German Amazon. Its price is € 88.45.

    To navigate the site, if your German is no longer what it used to be, use the English site next to it: they are basically the same.


    Cees
     
  6. Dennis Nicholls

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  7. Mark Zimmer

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    Thanks for the track listings. I may have to pick one of these up (and the Mozart set, which caught my attention at BB a few weeks ago---not sure I'd live long enough to listen to them all but it'd be nice to have them).
     
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    [​IMG]


    OK, for that price: a no brainer.
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  11. Dennis Nicholls

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    Since the US$ fell to 1.4 per Euro, that makes the price of this set about Euro 18 or half the original Euro price. Just think, Cees, Bernanke tanked the US$ just so you could get a bargain on this set. [​IMG]
     
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    True.

    My payments, made in New York the first week of September, are now coming in and the bank is translating them to even less Euros than I could have expected the moment I paid (using my cc).

    Great man, Dr. Ben S. Bernanke! [​IMG]


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    Damn.. what a great freaking price... I just might have to pick this one up!
     
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    No kidding!!!! Whoah!
     
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    Zounds! I'll need to make room for this in my desk. Lord help me if I ever get around to picking up that complete Mozart set. . . [​IMG]
     
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    Just ordered the Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven set for a total of ~$250 on Amazon. I've got a lot of ripping to my music server ahead of me!
     
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    Done! [​IMG] And right away!
     
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    Damn!

    There's a new set at the German Amazon, 85 CDs. Price: €76.

    The "current" set was called "Complete Masterworks", the new one is "Complete Works".
    I haven't studied it in detail, but at first sight it looks quite different in structure and recordings used. (Making me fear it won't be possible to identify 25 "extra CDs").

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    (I hardly dare pointing it out, but the first one was published by Sony BMG.)


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    You don't suppose maybe that's why the other one had the bottom drop out of its price, do ya?!
     
  20. Chris Cheese

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    Seeing as how they're two different sets, with different recordings and performers on different labels it hardly seems like this new set would affect the older one's price.
     

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