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    Two Bach Well Tempered Clavier offerings absolutely free from Archive.org. I have listened to quite a lot or all of both. Totally different ways of playing. Switching back and forth between them is fun. The Loesser recording is from around 1964 and it is a tad less in sound quality. Demus sounds great on his recordings, the piano is beautiful. The interpretations are for you to decide. I like them both and see no need to purchase a WTC in the future.

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    https://archive.org/details/ppyjc61_yahoo_889

    https://archive.org/details/04BWV849

    https://archive.org/details/J.S.BACH...-BOOKI-Loesser

    https://archive.org/details/J.S.BACH...BOOKII-Loesser

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    Archive.org or the Internet Archive is totally free and legal downloads of music, books, you name it all in the public domain. No ads or scams or viruses.
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    As you've just mentioned the name 'Archive' Oldhoosierdude, look what I picked up in a charity shop for £2 the other day...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haydn-Sturm...gateway&sr=8-1
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    While we are talking free and Internet Archive I will point you to Bach The Art of the Fugue in a 2012 recording. I have this artist's Goldberg recording, also public domain and it is middle of the road. Fugue is not a super have to have work for me so this free offering is probably all I will need. It sounds fine to me, but what do I know?

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    https://archive.org/details/j-s-bach...-fuge-bwv-1080
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
    As you've just mentioned the name 'Archive' Oldhoosierdude, look what I picked up in a charity shop for £2 the other day...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haydn-Sturm...gateway&sr=8-1
    .......Capital!
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    Naxos free download choices this month. (Wow, Mendelssohn paino from his teen years that I haven't even heard of!)

    https://benefits.naxos.com/Offer/Red...49786675690965

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    Naxos free download choices this month. (Wow, Mendelssohn paino from his teen years that I haven't even heard of!)

    https://benefits.naxos.com/Offer/Red...49786675690965

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    Ahh, tough choice! Going to do some coin flips, because all of those sound great.

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    As mbhaub alerted us to in another thread...

    http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/...lbum_id=539009

    ... 21CD Furtwängler EMI box set on sale for $19.99. Very tempted to go for it myself, though I definitely don't need that much Furtwängler in my life at the moment.

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    Thanks, I have that giant Euro Furtie box, but at a buck a disk, I don't mind a little duplication.

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    Yeah, I had to go for it. I have hardly any Furtwängler in my library anyway so I guess I could use it. Plus, I have been meaning to invest in a good Beethoven cycle, and this huge box is cheaper than most of those are going for anyway, with much more music to boot.

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    Best bargain I have had was the 172 cd's of Bach for $142.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnie Burgess View Post
    Best bargain I have had was the 172 cd's of Bach for $142.
    Best bargain I got was an 87 CD Beethoven set for $29.99 new with slightly damaged box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    Yeah, I had to go for it. I have hardly any Furtwängler in my library anyway so I guess I could use it. Plus, I have been meaning to invest in a good Beethoven cycle, and this huge box is cheaper than most of those are going for anyway, with much more music to boot.
    Wow. It's an amazing box and a Bargain. Well-done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Best bargain I got was an 87 CD Beethoven set for $29.99 new with slightly damaged box.
    What's the symphony cycle and string quartet cycle in that box, Fritz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    Yeah, I had to go for it. I have hardly any Furtwängler in my library anyway so I guess I could use it. Plus, I have been meaning to invest in a good Beethoven cycle, and this huge box is cheaper than most of those are going for anyway, with much more music to boot.
    I picked one up too. The image has the EMI label, not Warner, so maybe someone found a few more of these in a warehouse. Was it ever OOP?

    My only annoyance is that I picked up the EMI (now Warner) Furtwangler Brahms box only a few weeks ago. I'm pretty sure that set cost more than the bigger box. I'm also going to check whether Warner did any remastering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    What's the symphony cycle and string quartet cycle in that box, Fritz?
    The symphony cycle is mixed among five different conductors. String quartets seem to be all the same:

    Kodaly Quartett:
    Attila Falvay, Violine/violin
    Erika Tóth, Violine/violin
    János Féjervári, Viola/viola
    György Éder, Violoncello/violoncello (1*4; 9*12)
    Hermann Schneider Quartett (5*8)


    Seemingly better is this 100-CD beethoven set, where I see in the link that the entire symphony cycle is all Kurt Masur. String quartets also seem consistent with the same performers.
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