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    Very instructional, thanks.

    So far I've been purchasing my CDs on physical stores. I won't exclude on-line stores but sometimes the shipping costs do not make it worth while unless I order a lot of CDs. There used to be an amazing store that had free shipping worldwide named play.com which had bargain deals but it is over now. I will check the on-line stores you mentioned though.

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    Viriato: I'm assuming you wish to expand your classical music listening experiences.

    If you click on "Classical Music Discussion", up on top, you will see some "Stickies". Click on the Sticky, "Compilation of the TC Recommended Lists" and you will find comprehensive listings of the greatest compositions, from operas to symphonies to concertos, etc;

    Welcome and have fun!
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    Welcome to Talk Classical Viriato. I've been a year in this forum and I still have a very poor classical terminology. You attended live a Bruckner No.4? Great. In Málaga I attended Bruckner's No.5 and was quite good. Before buying in phisical, sample recordings in Youtube and Spotify.

    If you ever ask anything as a doubt in the forum and veterans complain that this topic had another thread before, well, I argue that the search bar is pretty useless to search old threads. Good luck. Listen with care and attention!

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    Seeing Bruckner's 4th live is what I call a good place to start! Get yerself a complete Beethoven symphony cycle and some Bach... it's the best way to kick off a collection. Then try some Schubert chamber music and you'll never go back...

    This a good link if you're daunted by the sheer amount of music (I sure was). It'll show you a short list of what are generally considered the best or most famous works of the great composers:

    http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/us...composers.html

    Enjoy the forum

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    Hi Viriato, welcome to the forum and to the wonderful (and sometimes expensive) world of classical.

    Im relatively similar to you in that i only begun listening 2 and a bit years ago to Classical and im totally hooked.

    You have some good recordings already. When i started listening i used some of the greatest recordings lists (from BBC, Gramaphone etc) to give me an idea and they are a decent place to look though buying 50 individual recordings can get expensive.

    I would recommend getting one of the larger boxsets and they will give a good mix of styles and some great recordings also. Plus you are getting cds for under 2 Euro each. There are often better recordings and different interpretations available and folk here will be able to recommend great alternatives but initially the important thing for me was to get familiar with a variety of works and the box sets really helped.

    I own the Living Stereo volume 2 and i really love it. The Decca Sound box is also highly recommended and i will be acquiring it later this summer.

    My main recommendation would be to listen to as much as you can, some of my favorite recordings are stuff i found in charity shops!!

    I have found TC members to be unfailingly helpful and this is a fantastic community to help widen and deepen your enjoyment.

    Again, welcome.

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