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    Quote Originally Posted by frankreedy View Post
    And buying the quartets separately is cheaper (EUR 4.60)!
    Good spot! Wav is even cheaper. Buying the quartets separately costs EUR 3.76. Now this is really in the budget range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiomatic View Post
    Given the enthusiasm recently expressed here for Presto's bargain Complete Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (Brilliant), I wanted to point out that I've found one seriously faulty FLAC track, #93 "Sweelinck: Fantasia Ut re mi fa sol la a 4, SwWV 263," which should run 8:24 but stops abruptly about 5:45. Changing players didn't solve the problem, nor did downloading the track again, so a week ago I reported it to Presto, who reported it to Brilliant, whose response I await. If you bought Belder's Fitzwilliam, you may want to check your copy; and if you find other issues in any of these big boxes, please let the rest of us know!
    I have met this problem with other Presto downloads but only rarely. They use to get a new file without errors from the label, but some labels don't respond to Presto's inquiry. In one such case I got a refund and in two other cases I resigned. The frequency of faulty downloads is approximately 1,5% based upon my more than 500 downloads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopin Suey View Post
    Quite possibly a pricing error (since the corresponding digital albums on Amazon and Qobuz are priced much higher), but DG's upcoming Chopin Masters box set is currently available as a FLAC download from Presto for just $13.00, at least here in the US. Over 28 hours of music by excellent musicians including Martha Argerich, Rafal Blechacz, Maria Joao Pires, etc. There's even a digital booklet. I already have some of these recordings but this seemed too good a deal to pass up.
    Thanks for the heads up. I was able to use a VPN to purchase the set, and then download it on my normal connection at full speed.

    28 hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambo View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. I was able to use a VPN to purchase the set, and then download it on my normal connection at full speed.

    28 hours!
    If I can use outdated Hippie-speak, I'm really digging this set.

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    Welp, that was fast. Looks like Presto's corrected the error—price is up to $139.50.
    Last edited by Chopin Suey; Sep-21-2021 at 18:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopin Suey View Post
    Welp, that was fast. Looks like Presto's corrected the error—price is up to $139.50.
    You snooze, you lose.

    I snoozed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopin Suey View Post
    Welp, that was fast. Looks like Presto's corrected the error—price is up to $139.50.
    Holy samoleans!

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    Wow, glad I saw this at midnight last night and jumped on it instead of going to bed.

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    Screenshot_20210921-181128~2.jpg

    $6.95 gently used CD just arrived from an Amazon Marketplace seller

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    Naxos offering some good free downloads this month. Choice of:

    Fibich - Symphonies 1&2
    Smetana - String Quartets
    Vaňhal - a couple of Masses

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    Quote Originally Posted by CnC Bartok View Post
    Naxos offering some good free downloads this month. Choice of:

    Fibich - Symphonies 1&2
    Smetana - String Quartets
    Vaňhal - a couple of Masses
    And some Graupner Trio Sonatas
    https://benefits.naxos.com/Offer/Red...c749c111546699

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    I know virtually nothing about solo guitar music other than the usual Spanish masters but this 14CD box currently available on Amazon UK for £7.81 seems a bargain for those who have a greater interest than I.

    Unless someone knows a reason why to avoid it?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gilardino-C...%2C199&sr=1-40

    Last edited by Malx; Sep-25-2021 at 22:12.

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    Just ordered it. Price is now down to £6, £8.50 delivered to Canada. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    I know virtually nothing about solo guitar music other than the usual Spanish masters but this 14CD box currently available on Amazon UK for £7.81 seems a bargain for those who have a greater interest than I.

    Unless someone knows a reason why to avoid it?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gilardino-C...%2C199&sr=1-40
    U.S. Amazon price very good too:
    https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Musi...dp/B0106UFKW6/




    Cover looks like Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    I know virtually nothing about solo guitar music other than the usual Spanish masters but this 14CD box currently available on Amazon UK for £7.81 seems a bargain for those who have a greater interest than I.

    Unless someone knows a reason why to avoid it?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gilardino-C...%2C199&sr=1-40

    £5.10 with free shipping on the rarewaves.com site.

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