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    I'm not sure that this actually qualifies as a "ridiculous bargain", since a) it's still $5 a disc and b) I don't care much for the performances, but Janowski's second (SACD) recording of the RING is on sale at Berkshire Record Outlet:

    https://broinc.com/media/cd/sacd/wag...es-nibelungen/

    I've heard all four operas in the cycle, and haven't felt the need to keep any of them. Others with different priorities may feel differently.

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    I started to get Janowski's second set, but it wasn't anywhere near being as good as his first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    That Respighi Batiz recording is one i really enjoy. Mr. Batiz made some 'interesting' recordings. Thats one of them.
    That's too funny. I had another Batiz recording that was a little too "interesting" for me. I was concerned this one might be too interesting also, but it seems quite good instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    That's too funny. I had another Batiz recording that was a little too "interesting" for me. I was concerned this one might be too interesting also, but it seems quite good instead.
    I have a number of Batiz recordings and one thing you can say about his accounts is that they are rarely unmemorable. Symptomatic of nearly all his readings are fast tempi (his Berlioz is superfast). Most of his Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms cycles are brisk and he generally does dramatic, dynamic and violent passages pretty well. The problems usually arrise in slow and melancholy pieces where he sometimes (but not always) fails to capture the mood of the music. His Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances are excellent and i really like his way with Respighi but other results are variable. He is certainly a quirky, hit or miss conductor. My review of his Beethoven cycle is linked below.

    Merl's Beethoven Symphony Cycle Reviews Pt9
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    Presto Classical is having a sale on Sony CDs at up to 70% off, including several big boxes (though extra shipping on those eat into the savings). Scored the Barenboim box for $49.50; they also have the NY Philharmonic box, complete Harnoncourt on Sony and numerous other delights. Limited quantities, they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gardibolt View Post
    Presto Classical is having a sale on Sony CDs at up to 70% off, including several big boxes (though extra shipping on those eat into the savings). Scored the Barenboim box for $49.50; they also have the NY Philharmonic box, complete Harnoncourt on Sony and numerous other delights. Limited quantities, they say.
    Some good deals but many can be had for the same price or cheaper from Amazon vendors.
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    I just ordered these Sony boxes from Amazon.co.uk, shipping included, for delivery to U.S.



    Bernstein Symphony Edition, 60 CDs, $92.24. (Reissue). The out of print original set was selling for as high as $799.00 on Amazon U.S. not long ago.




    New York Philharmonic 175th Anniversary, 65 CDs, $68.63.
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    http://thebachguild.net/

    BIG_CHORAL_BOX_VOL4_3000px-300x300.jpg

    $. 99 as usual. Looks like some unique offerings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geralmar View Post
    I just ordered these Sony boxes
    Those are both great boxes. Tons of fantastic recordings in them. More than worth the price and more than worth the time to listen to all of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geralmar View Post
    I just ordered these Sony boxes from Amazon.co.uk, shipping included, for delivery to U.S.



    Bernstein Symphony Edition, 60 CDs, $92.24. (Reissue). The out of print original set was selling for as high as $799.00 on Amazon U.S. not long ago.
    Amazon vendors are clearly not reliable arbiters of out of print product value. Presto was selling the Bernstein box for 70 dollars at the beginning of the year.
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    (Bach Guild Choral Box) - OH, YES, this is a fine one! One might note, also, the Big Haydn Box, and the Big Schubert Box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Amazon vendors are clearly not reliable arbiters of out of print product value. Presto was selling the Bernstein box for 70 dollars at the beginning of the year.
    Essentially, it's whatever the seller on Amazon lists it as, same as eBay. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't list "sold for" like eBay does. Still, that's why I always check multiple places, including sold prices on eBay, before buying anywhere, including Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AeolianStrains View Post
    Essentially, it's whatever the seller on Amazon lists it as, same as eBay. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't list "sold for" like eBay does. Still, that's why I always check multiple places, including sold prices on eBay, before buying anywhere, including Amazon.
    Where does ebay display "sold" prices? The only time I get that is if I have a bid item in my watch list, then after bidding ends I can see what the final price was. But for general searches, I have never seen a list of what an item has sold for in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Where does ebay display "sold" prices? The only time I get that is if I have a bid item in my watch list, then after bidding ends I can see what the final price was. But for general searches, I have never seen a list of what an item has sold for in the past.
    You have to do an advanced search. There's an option for "sold listings" there.

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    Not to mention smaller independent vendors may have new copies that are "officially" out of print as in the case of Presto with the Bernstein Symphony edition. The NY Phil 175th Anniversary Edition is a steal, but I doubt I would ever listen to a fraction of that stuff if I bought it. There are tons of great bargains in that Sony sale
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