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    Looking to get a copy of this ballet. Looks like there is not much to choose from. I was leaning toward the Harnoncourt CD. Any suggestions for one I should get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDs View Post
    Looking to get a copy of this ballet. Looks like there is not much to choose from. I was leaning toward the Harnoncourt CD. Any suggestions for one I should get?
    Is that the whole score?
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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    Yes I believe so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDs View Post
    Yes I believe so.
    I was just about to edit my post, the only thing I can find is the overture, even with Harnoncourt .
    Last edited by Pugg; Apr-19-2017 at 06:05.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDs View Post
    Looking to get a copy of this ballet. Looks like there is not much to choose from. I was leaning toward the Harnoncourt CD. Any suggestions for one I should get?
    I am seeing at least a dozen different recordings on Amazon. Prices very good used.

    One that claims to be complete is 66 minutes (but mine is 70:35). Times usually can be compared on the PrestoClassical listings if you open the individual recording on a separate tab it will list total time.

    Wonderful music BTW!

    I only have the one from my 87 CD Complete Beethoven Set, which is this:

    Total: 70:35
    Conductor: Milan Horvat

    Expensive under that cover, but very low price under different cover.
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    There are no long Wagner operas. Only short attention spans.

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    The point is I don't want Harnoncourt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    The point is I don't want Harnoncourt.
    What do you have for this work, if anything? And if you don't have it, consider it because the music if wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    What do you have for this work, if anything? And if you don't have it, consider it because the music if wonderful.
    Only the overture and I don't want to but a whole box Beethoven from Brilliant just for this piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I am seeing at least a dozen different recordings on Amazon. Prices very good used.
    I looked pretty quick on Amazon before I posted this thread and saw mostly just the overture. But I will do more research. Thanks for the information!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I am seeing at least a dozen different recordings on Amazon. Prices very good used.

    One that claims to be complete is 66 minutes (but mine is 70:35). Times usually can be compared on the PrestoClassical listings if you open the individual recording on a separate tab it will list total time.

    Wonderful music BTW!

    I only have the one from my 87 CD Complete Beethoven Set, which is this:

    Total: 70:35
    Conductor: Milan Horvat

    Expensive under that cover, but very low price under different cover.
    This album is on spotify.

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    Maybe some of the listings I saw were only overtures with other stuff, but there are several complete ones:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000001G83/

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000060CC/

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHTZVRS

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000002ZV0/

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JPT35CW

    There are more but I am past my bed time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    There are no long Wagner operas. Only short attention spans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Maybe some of the listings I saw were only overtures with other stuff, but there are several complete ones:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000001G83/

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000060CC/

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHTZVRS

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000002ZV0/

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JPT35CW

    There are more but I am past my bed time.


    I ordered this one, € 7.00 delivered.
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    The version included in the Big Beethoven Box by the Utah Symphony is good, and so is the version by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

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    Yes, if I had to pick one it'd be the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra version.
    Hours of unrecorded, unpublished and unknown Beethoven works at The Unheard Beethoven

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