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    A few years ago, I got a CD called "The Best of Grieg," a very lovely CD that introduced me to much of his piano music. I fell in love with the Lyric Piece called Little Bird on there, even learned to imitate it on the piano.

    Then, my life turned upside down.

    One night, I heard the same piece under a different name on the radio. That was almost a year ago. But I forgot about it, because I thought the radio announcer just messed up the labeling.

    But again, this night, I was listening to the radio, when I heard the announcer announce a piece by Zdenek Fibich called Poem. I heard it, and it was the EXACT same melody.

    All this time, I thought this was Grieg!!!




    This is the real lyric piece, completely different:



    How on earth did the CD company make that mistake???? Not only was it the wrong song, it was the wrong composer!! Has that ever happened to you??
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    The closest I've seen is an opera DVD cover featuring a picture of the wrong production.
    It happened in the case of the Wozzeck DVD featuring a performance conducted by Claudio Abbado. It was initially released with the right cover picture. But then on re-release years later, the picture on the new cover is of a totally different performance in another opera house, with different orchestra, singers, and conductor.
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    I do not have a single CD entitled The Best of ________ (referring to a composer). Some of these recordings I have seen standing on cheap cardboard stands don't even list the performers.

    A different compliation is The Best of ________, that exhibits a particular performer, and that's totally different.

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    I hate those 'The Best Of...' CDs, they are so messy.

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    I don't like best of CDs that much either, although my first classical CD which made me start listening to classical music for the first time, was a Mozart Naxos 3CD box. So maybe they work better as an introduction but eventually you get better at choosing more "interesting" recordings.
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    Yeah, there are many different "Best of Grieg" CDs actually, but this is the one I had (not Naxos):



    Now that I come to think of it, what if it was a conspiracy? A guy working for that company said to himself "You know, this small composer really needs some attention. I bet if we sold him under a different name, people would be biased enough to like it just because we say it's a more famous composer."


    Then again, just some funny error. Well, now I'm well acquainted with this small composer's best work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huilunsoittaja View Post
    Yeah, there are many different "Best of Grieg" CDs actually, but this is the one I had (not Naxos):



    Now that I come to think of it, what if it was a conspiracy? A guy working for that company said to himself "You know, this small composer really needs some attention. I bet if we sold him under a different name, people would be biased enough to like it just because we say it's a more famous composer."


    Then again, just some funny error. Well, now I'm well acquainted with this small composer's best work.
    But how does it promote him if no one knows that he compose it?

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    Zdenek may be small but that is far from his best work IMO.

    Check out the third symphony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieck View Post
    But how does it promote him if no one knows that he compose it?
    I don't know... perhaps to make a more subliminal message than direct. Perhaps blind love is just as valuable as regular love. It's the music after all, not the composer.

    If it was a conspiracy, it definitely worked on me! And if it wasn't, well, I would never have guessed unless my local radio station had played it too! But now I know the truth behind it.
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    My best of J.S. Bach (EMI 6 disc) and best Ravel (Naxos) have some of the better recordings I've heard of many of their most famous works. Same with my Debussy collection (Sony Classical).

    But as far as the OP's original question, no that hasn't happened to me, but would certainly be disturbing. Once I bought a guitar compilation cd that did not list the performer which was quite annoying, but the playing was very good. May have been to avoid some infringement on copyright.

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    I like this orchestrated version of the poem. It's so saccharine I fear getting diabetes just listening to it.


    On the topic of mislabeled tracks: just trying downoading track info for CD's in itunes... more often then not there multiple corrections to be made.

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    The only thing I can think of is a mistake I found in one of those "Best of..." CDs I had. In one of the tracks, they gave credit to a different person than the one performing.
    And now for something completely different.

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    Smile The worst of

    Where can I get the series..the worst of...? (I hate the best of because it is the best for the guy who made the compilation...not for you or me)

    Martin, curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    Where can I get the series..the worst of...? (I hate the best of because it is the best for the guy who made the compilation...not for you or me)

    Martin, curious


    Naxos? Sometimes.
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    Smile Wow!

    Bravo!!!!!!!


    Naxos? Sometimes
    You should write something in the corresponding thread I created..."Does Naxos suck?" Anyhow I think I cannot count the enemies I have anymore....Some people like me, moderators hate me...(just mutual feelings).

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