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    Me, currently it is Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto. I can think of four versions in my collection. Oh the shame of it ...

    Edit: it won't be too long before that hits five versions because there is one other version I have been waiting to buy. It's all a matter of time. Oh the extra shame of it ...
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    Are we counting CDs, DVDs, or both?

    If it's the latter, for me it's a three-way tie between Die Walkure, Parsifal, and Don Carlo(s)--three DVDs and one CD of each.

    After that come La Traviata (3 DVDs), Otello, Der Fliegende Hollander, Lohengrin, and Das Rheingold (2 DVDs and 1 CD of each).

    Not that I like Wagner and Verdi or anything.

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    Norma.

    I'm well ahead of one hundred.

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    Onegin: four on CD and one DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schigolch View Post
    Norma.

    I'm well ahead of one hundred.

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    Beethoven 9th Symphony, Moonlite Sonata, kv466, Tchaikovsky Concerto in b-flat...

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    Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring: 7 versions
    Shostakovich - Symphony No 5: 8 versions

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    [Looks around.] We're still in the opera forum, right?
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    Everyone is going to be so surprised ....

    Simon Boccanegra

    5 DVDs & 2 CDs
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    The Onegin I mentioned at first has five recordings. I just counted and I have the same number of Flying Hollanders. Don't even know why, it probably wouldn't even be present in my top 5 Wagner operas.

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    This shouldn't take long!

    Mahler - 7-8 recordings of each symphony and DLvdE (I will stop once I get the Levine box plus one or two other isolated recordings). Along the way I have accumulated 9 Kindertotenlieders as well (mostly as fill-ups).

    Bruckner - 3 of symphony 00, 5 of symphony 0, 6 of symphony 1 and 7 each of symphonies 2-9 (that will do for me now).

    Beethoven - 6 of symphony 9 and 5 each of the others (will probably stop when I get the Gardiner box).

    Schubert - 6 of symphony 9 and 5 of the unfinished (will stop once/if Bruggen box gets reissued plus I also want Wand's Berlin PO 8 and 9 on RCA).

    I've also got multiple recordings of Dvorak's Czech and American suites but that's more by luck than design AKA the Fill-Up Factor.

    I've got many operas on CD but unlike quite a few of the esteemed forum members I have never been inclined to collect more than one recording of the ones I've got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    Looks around. We're still in the opera forum, right?
    No, I think we might have got lost.
    Natalie

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    Don Giovanni - 9 DVDs and 3 CDs

    La traviata - 7 DVDs and 3 CDs

    Tosca - 5 DVDs and 5 CDS
    Natalie

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    I should clarify: this thread for opera, any medium whether CD, DVD, Blue-Ray etc. But never mind! Just share with what you have.

    I'm not the biggest fan of Wagner, but I do enjoy his operas. Yet I have two version of the Ring and two versions of Parsifal. Other operas by other composers I enjoy more, and I also have two or three versions. So I was thinking a lot of it had to do with commercial reasons, sale/discount from the shops, availability of versions due to populatrity etc. as well as being dissatisfied with existing versions of a great work (to some degree).

    Figaro - 4 versions
    Don Giovanni - 3 versions
    Cosi fan tutti - 4 versions

    And quite a few other operas with two versions - Verdi, and of Puccini especially.

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    Myaskovsky Cello sonatas/Cello Concerto -

    Martina Tarasova
    Mistlav Rostropovich
    Truls Mork
    Mischa Maisky
    Julian Lloyd Weber
    Natalia Gutman


    Szymanowski String Quartets No. I & II


    The Varsovia Quartet
    The Carmina Quartet
    The Silesian Quartet
    The Wilanow Quartet
    The Royal String Quartet
    The Maggini Quartet
    The Szymanowski Quartet

    Janacek String Quartets No.s I & II

    The Vlach Quartet
    The Gabrieli quartet
    The Hagen Quartet
    The Smetana Quartet
    The Janacek Quartet
    The Dante Quartet
    The Pavel Haas Quartet


    I listen to vinyl LP or CD. I'm not keen on electronic/digital downloads. The amount of hard drive failures .....

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