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    Rodney Sharman's Incantation from this CD is just beautiful. Haven't received the CD in the mail yet, but am anxiously awaiting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by World Violist View Post
    Old recordings are really cool when you can get 'em cheap! That Toscanini set was 20$US, the Landowska recordings 30$US! Such a steal...
    Cheap! Oh, dear. It's so different when you live in a small country trying to make it's way into the European Union... But 30$ is quite a lot for a historical recording. Some months ago I bought a CD with Delius' orchestral works conducted by Beecham, and it cost me 19 kunas - which would be about... 3.75$!
    Otherwise the prices here vary. From 50 kunas (10$) to about 800 kunas (160$) for huge sets.

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    Those are boxed sets, Lisztfreak, and some of them are quite cheap at Amazon. Boxes are ridiculously priced where I live, but on the other hand, single CDs are more or less the same price, and on my last two outings I've been selecting the few CDs whose cost has been reduced to half (or even to a third) for some reason. ($3-4)
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    Well thanks! I'll be looking for such sets from now on. My pocket money is not so ample that I shouldn't allow myself to be a little stingy.

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    Question The ones that got away

    In keeping with the spirit of the original poster, wherein he states:
    Quote Originally Posted by DanielFullard View Post
    Again the same vein as the listening thread, this works well on other forums and I have had some fantastic discussion in such threads. Simply post what you have been buying or are considering buying! (emphasis mine)
    Note that, unlike some other places, we don't have one thread for the things that we got and another thread for the things we're thinking about getting. (I like it better that way.)

    I wanted to see if I could get some discussion going about the things that narrowly missed our net in the recent Barnes & Noble sale that "Bob" recently mentioned.

    As for me, I came within aces of getting the Pappano Tristan und Isolde and the Jochum Bruckner symphony cycle. (It would have been my third.) Anyone else have some "almost got" memories?

    P.S. I will eventually get that Tristan & Isolde set.

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    I'm considering buying the WHOLE LOT!

    Actually, I have a couple of two-fers lined up. One is a set of 33 keyboard sonatas by D. Scarlatti, played by Christian Zacharias (piano). And then, the piano quintets by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Dvorak - the Alban Berg Qt. with various pianists, in studio (Schubert) and live performances. Both are from EMI. These are just the ones that I saw and want from the local book store, but the ones I-REALLY-want-and-would-buy-if-I-had-the-resources is a web-page stored in the servers of Amazon.com.

    And, CTP, which Jochum set are you looking at? (Just curious. )

    P.S.: Why don't you start a thread on recordings that we are considering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    I'm considering buying the WHOLE LOT!
    Now, there's some spirit! Now, sometimes I read about those folks on other sites who have 10000 to 15000 discs. If such folks listen to 4 discs a day every day, they will get through their collection (without repeats) in about 10 years! (Still, it's their "certificates of achievement" [i.e.: M1] that enable them to do it, so I'm not going to get a case of [Freud] envy over their endeavor.)
    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    ... the ones I-REALLY-want-and-would-buy-if-I-had-the-resources is a web-page stored in the servers of Amazon.com.
    The "opus67" gift registry?! (when's your birthday?)
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    And, CTP, which Jochum set are you looking at?
    The one that is in the store at that time, that is to say, the EMI/Dresden box.
    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    P.S.: Why don't you start a thread on recordings that we are considering?
    Because it ain't broke, so let's not 'fix' it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    I'm considering buying the WHOLE LOT!
    Me too; I think there are a lot of us that are... here are my considerations:


    as my first Wagner CDs.


    because yes, I am obsessed.


    because I need a Finn conducting Sibelius.


    because I don't yet have a set and these are cheap. (I may yet choose the Alban Berg Quartet over Guarneri)


    as my first Rautavaara CD and because I like Vänskä/Lahti recordings.


    (Sorry opus67; I had to get rid of one of your smileys because I had too many images...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_town/Philly View Post
    Now, there's some spirit! Now, sometimes I read about those folks on other sites who have 10000 to 15000 discs. If such folks listen to 4 discs a day every day, they will get through their collection (without repeats) in about 10 years! (Still, it's their "certificates of achievement" [i.e.: M1] that enable them to do it, so I'm not going to get a case of [Freud] envy over their endeavor.)
    Not that crazy! I don't think I'll ever want more than 2 or 3 versions of a work. And considering that my list of favourite composers, at the moment, is not very long, I think around 2000 would be a good number.

    The "opus67" gift registry?! (when's your birthday?)
    Just a bookmark, really. And as for my birthday, it's still about three months away. I share it with a colour-blind atomist.

    Quote Originally Posted by World Violist View Post

    because yes, I am obsessed.
    It's an ever-increasing hole, even if you are picky!

    (Sorry opus67; I had to get rid of one of your smileys because I had too many images...)
    No problemo. It's nothing to be apologetic about.
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    What chamber music can you suggest by Francis Poulenc?, a composers I enjoy.
    I have his Gloria, Stabat Mater,but need to purchase more.I find unusual harmonies,
    humour typical to this composer,never a mournful note, Any suggested recording for his sonata for clarinet?

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    Yep, I did it. Star Wars, Episode 4, double CD. Wonders will never cease. Very good stuff though!

    Remember the 3 SW's: Some Will, Some Won't, So What!

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    Considering...



    I did the mistake of taking in a quick peek at the store in the mall while waiting for some people. The place has been stacked with even more boxes than the last time I went there. In fact, the racks were already full, that boxed sets were kept in the racks opposite and in other shelves. I just got about 10 minutes to drool at all the new CDs. And it was good to see DHM and Virgin Veritas x2 represented.
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    Yesterday I was bored and went shopping. I like to buy things that I haven't heard hoping they will sound good.
    I ended up getting Haydn Symphonies 94, 96 and 100 (Vienna Philharmonic - Joseph Krips/Karl Munchinger)
    Haydn Cello concertos 1 & 2 (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Iona Brown, Cello - Rostropovich)
    Rachmaninoff Symphonies 1, 2 & 3 (London PHilharmonic - Walter Weller)
    Dvorak Symphony No. 7 (Israel Philharmonic) along with The wood dove and Carnival Overture (LA Philharmonic - Zubin Mehta)
    Shostakovich Symhpony 13 (Chicago Symph - Georg Solti)
    Mussorgsky 'Songs and Dances of Death' and Khonanschina Prelude(Chicago Symhp - Gerog Solti)
    Gorecki 3rd Symphony (Polish State Philharmonic - Jerzy Swoboda)
    and lastly Dvorak Cello Concerto (Royal Concertbouw Orchestra - Sir Cloin Davis, Cello - Heinrich Schiff)

    That's normally about how much I buy when I get some.

    But I'm still looking for that ever elusive, William Kraft - Timpani Concerto No.1!!
    Does it even exist?
    There is a good clip of a timpanist called Randy Max playing it on youtube if you wanna look it up. But it's only the last 3 minutes of the Final Movement.
    Last edited by Kezza; Jun-20-2008 at 18:18. Reason: Performers. I hope that's what he meant :S
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    Who are the performers, mate?
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    Thanks for updating the post, Kezza. It's the different performances that makes this thread interesting.

    On to my latest purchase. It's not a CD, but a book.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuddhaBandit View Post
    You might, however, want to seriously consider buying Aaron Copland's What to Listen for In Music. It's a great, well-written book that has helped many of my friends to "get" music.
    Based on your enlightened recommendation, BB, I bought the book today.

    I'm going to get music.
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