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    The way this is being marketed makes no sense. Why offer it on Amazon US to be shipped from the UK at an additional 9 dollars? I'm just going to get his Sibelius/BSO cycle from Presto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    Nah, it's not........
    Now that i see the shipping cost, your are right. And the LvB symphonies can be had for less in separate packaging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Now that i see the shipping cost, your are right. And the LvB symphonies can be had for less in separate packaging.
    But add Haydn's London symphonies and the Sibelius symphonies it is a good price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Ah, missed that, but zero bids so it would have been an easy pick. And it is re-listed so may still be an easy pick unless a lot of TC members have a bidding war:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/13322198179...m=133221981794
    Ha. It went for a lower starting bid the second time and someone nailed it for $35. Nobody else bid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Wow, worth it for LvB's nine alone!
    Watch careful if they shipping to the U.S.
    I can't order in to this part of the world.
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    I've ordered the Davis box for the Sibelius and Haydn anything else of quality is bonus (I already have the Berlioz included in the set).
    Does anyone know how good the Dvorak recordings are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    I've ordered the Davis box for the Sibelius and Haydn anything else of quality is bonus (I already have the Berlioz included in the set).
    Does anyone know how good the Dvorak recordings are?
    If it's the ones he did for Phillips with the Concertgebouw then the 7th symphony is very good, the 8th underwhelming and the 9th good. I have them on a twofer upstairs. I've been listening to his LSO Live remakes recently and prefer the 8th and 9th in them (but the 7th is a bit slow).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    If it's the ones he did for Phillips with the Concertgebouw then the 7th symphony is very good, the 8th underwhelming and the 9th good. I have them on a twofer upstairs. I've been listening to his LSO Live remakes recently and prefer the 8th and 9th in them (but the 7th is a bit slow).
    I'd rate Davis' Dvorak slightly higher than Merl manages. I am sure it'll be the Concertgebouw recordings, originally on Philips.

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    Boulez Erato box reduced to a steal...

    https://www.amazon.com/Pierre-Boulez...GJZM3EQ&sr=1-3

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    I definitely got the Davis box.
    It's a fantastic buy and i do like Davis.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Thanks guys - I believe it is the Concertgebouw Dvorak, given that a lot of older Philips material has recently been reappearing under the Decca flag.
    Last edited by Malx; Nov-03-2019 at 20:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CnC Bartok View Post
    I'd rate Davis' Dvorak slightly higher than Merl manages. I am sure it'll be the Concertgebouw recordings, originally on Philips.
    Yeah. Maybe I was a little bit on the gloomy side. It's a really good 7th. Just had a listen to it before. Still not convinced by the 8th tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    Yeah. Maybe I was a little bit on the gloomy side. It's a really good 7th. Just had a listen to it before. Still not convinced by the 8th tho.
    Admittedly I do know recordings of the 8th which are convincing-er. Kubelík springs immediately to mind. But for a non-Czech, it's not bad....

    I should also emphasise that I think Davis' Stravinsky Symphonies are excellent as well, btw.
    Last edited by CnC Bartok; Nov-03-2019 at 22:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CnC Bartok View Post
    Admittedly I do know recordings of the 8th which are convincing-er. Kubelík springs immediately to mind. But for a non-Czech, it's not bad....

    I should also emphasise that I think Davis' Stravinsky Symphonies are excellent as well, btw.
    This box is becoming a potentially bigger bargain by the hour!

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    mine is due for delivery tomorrow (I am well aware that I might appear rather smug....)
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