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Budget-Priced Classical CD's

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Iver, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. Iver

    Iver Second Unit

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    There's a whole section at J&R Music World devoted to budget-priced classical CD's with some discs selling for as little as $5.99.

    Can anybody suggest a particular label that puts out fairly decent budget-priced classical titles?
     
  2. Tomoko Noguchi

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    Naxos
     
  3. DonMac

    DonMac Stunt Coordinator

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    I second that. Naxos is the best low-cost CD label around.
    I would also recommend browsing through a copy of the Penguin Guide to Classical Music because it will frequently recommend budget recordings of certain individual works.
     
  4. Iver

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    Thanks guys.

    I noticed many of the titles were from Naxos.

    Don, thanks for the tip on the Penguin guide. The All Music classical section lists individual recordings, but does not rate them qualitatively, so Penguin sounds like a more helpful information source.
     
  5. Dennis Nicholls

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    Most of the big labels also have budget labels. Right now London is doing a bang-up job with budget releases, such as the set of Dvorak symphonies with Istvan Kertesz and the complete piano works of Brahms with Julius Katchen. Also great are some of the Philips "twofers", such as the Academy of St. Martins in the Fields/Marriner set of the Bach Orchestral Suites AND Violin Concertos.
     
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    Here's another vote for Naxos. Also, anything on Sony Essential Classics conducted by Eugene Ormandy and especially George Szell is highly recommendable.
     
  7. Justin Doring

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    For the most part, Naxos is an excellent label.

    NP: John Barry's Robin and Marian (Raine/Prague)
     

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