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    Question Janowski's Pentatone Wagner cycle....................

    Now that Janowski's Pentatone Wagner opera cycle is completed, do you think Pentatone will give us a reduced price box set of them?
    The packaging on the individual releases is horrible.
    I might go for a cheaper box set with decent packaging a la the Solti box.

    Anyone been collecting them?
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    The earlier Janowski Dresden version. Very well sung and conducted on the whole. Real bargain at the price.

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    I'm talking the complete operas on Pentatone. Not his earlier Ring.
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    Might take a year like the Weigle Frankfurt Ring. Hope they put the complete set on itunes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Now that Janowski's Pentatone Wagner opera cycle is completed, do you think Pentatone will give us a reduced price box set of them?
    Probably they will eventually, but I don’t think very soon. The disks include a voucher: Buy nine, get the tenth for half the price, or a free collection box – yes, big deal indeed. But any customer accepting that offer would feel not too happy if they came out with a discounted full edition too quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Now that Janowski's Pentatone Wagner opera cycle is completed, do you think Pentatone will give us a reduced price box set of them?
    The packaging on the individual releases is horrible.
    I might go for a cheaper box set with decent packaging a la the Solti box.

    Anyone been collecting them?

    Dear Itullian,

    We are glad to inform you that the Complete Operas of Richard Wagner SACD albums set performed by Marek Janowski, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, and Rundfunkchor Berlin is expected to be released on September 1st, 2014.

    You can pre-order the complete box here:
    http://www.pentatonemusic.com/comple...-wagner-operas

    Regards,

    PENTATONE

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    We knew this............
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    Presto UK has the complete boxset, but it looks like they just collected the individual releases together, still currently has a 15% Discount.

    Best to wait a few months till end of year December boxset sale at Presto UK or black Friday on Amazon, that will be your best price if you are a buyer.....remember these are SACD hybrid so price will still be high




    I have been so busy with all the golden era Wagner Bayreuth recordings on spotify premium to even think of any modern Wagner purchase, heh heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    Presto UK has the complete boxset, but it looks like they just collected the individual releases together, still currently has a 15% Discount.

    Best to wait a few months till end of year December boxset sale at Presto UK or black Friday on Amazon, that will be your best price if you are a buyer.....remember these are SACD hybrid so price will still be high




    I have been so busy with all the golden era Wagner Bayreuth recordings on spotify premium to even think of any modern Wagner purchase, heh heh
    I didn't really care for the performances that much and the packaging is absolutely atrocious.
    I have enough Wagner to satisfy me too.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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    So this is the newer Jarowski recording of the Ring. I'm interested but wait til I get a SACD player I guess.

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    Beware, the sleeves WILL fall apart.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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    I bought Rheingold and Walkure because they were so darned cheap, now I'm tempted to complete the cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogdan View Post
    I bought Rheingold and Walkure because they were so darned cheap, now I'm tempted to complete the cycle.
    Whats your opinion so far? How about his speeds?

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    I've listened to Das Rheingold and Die Walkure and I would recommend others to listen before buying. I would list all the popular recordings before it.
    It's on par with the Haitink and Levine recordings. Not bad but nothing special. The cd's will make good drink coasters.
    I'm of the opinion that the world just doesn't have any good Wagner conductors any more and the first half of this cycle hasn't convinced me otherwise
    Has there been anything worth salvaging since Barenboim's cycle, 23 years ago?
    This space for rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couac Addict View Post
    Has there been anything worth salvaging since Barenboim's cycle, 23 years ago?
    Yes, the Dohnányi Semicircle.

    The Rheingold (released 1995) is excellent, and the Walküre (released 1997) is not far behind. Sadly, the Walküre is out of print.

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