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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMike View Post
    Great deal, butt I never got too excited about those recordings. My local library has that entire Bach collection, and I've sampled various of the cantatas, and never felt too moved by them.
    I agree. These would not be my first choice. I have Koopman, and La Petite Bande which I'm happy with at the present time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    I agree. These would not be my first choice. I have Koopman, and La Petite Bande which I'm happy with at the present time.
    NOW you tell me! Not really, I didn't order it.

    Here's my latest "ridiculously cheap" foray: I saw ZZ Top's "Complete Albums" box (10 CDs, new) for just over $20 new, thru Amazon UK, so I ordered it. This was back in late September. I still haven't rec'd it. I made a call to Amazon to confirm it, and they said to wait until the latest date on the (revised) shipping estimate. I realize the UK Royal Mail is slow, but this is ridiculous.
    I have a feeling this was a misprint of the price (I mentioned this possibility to the rep, and it was not considered as why it is delayed). I also have a feeling that it will ultimately be "out of stock" or "unavailable."
    I'll let you know what happens.

    In the past, I had an order from Amazon go unshipped. I ordered Terry Riley's Harp of New Albion, and was told by the seller to wait. I did, and forgot about it. Six months later I looked through my orders, saw it, and remembered it. At first Amazon said I was too late, but I replied that I followed the instructions to wait. Hearing this, they relented, and shipped me the CD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millionrainbows View Post
    NOW you tell me! Not really, I didn't order it.

    Here's my latest "ridiculously cheap" foray: I saw ZZ Top's "Complete Albums" box (10 CDs, new) for just over $20 new, thru Amazon UK, so I ordered it. This was back in late September. I still haven't rec'd it. I made a call to Amazon to confirm it, and they said to wait until the latest date on the (revised) shipping estimate. I realize the UK Royal Mail is slow, but this is ridiculous.
    I have a feeling this was a misprint of the price (I mentioned this possibility to the rep, and it was not considered as why it is delayed). I also have a feeling that it will ultimately be "out of stock" or "unavailable."
    I'll let you know what happens.
    Back in September they were selling for 22 dollars on Amazon US. I guess they all got scarfed up? Here's a new on for 35 if Amazon doesn't come through.
    https://www.grooves-inc.com/top-the-...899201556.html
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    Here are three completely free Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas download from the Internet Archive. The Archive if you do not know is no charge content in the public domain. Meaning no longer under any copyright and therefore free to use in any way you like. These are well known sets and often mentioned in innumerable TC best threads. They are still for sale with various retailers so I have no idea why they are public domain now. The Pollini set has only been available a few years. But I don't know how these things work. I do trust that the IA is on the level and doesn't allow pirated content.

    https://archive.org/details/Pollini-...noSonatas-2014

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    https://archive.org/details/Badura-S...dorferImperial

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    https://archive.org/details/0711Pian...BFlatOp.106III

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    Here are three completely free Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas download from the Internet Archive...
    Amazing. I grabbed the Badura-Skoda cycle, the only one I didn't already have. It's fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Amazing. I grabbed the Badura-Skoda cycle, the only one I didn't already have. It's fine.
    I had none of them and will spend some time listening through them. I have the Badura-Skoda on my headphones now and it is very good in the early ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    Here are three completely free Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas download from the Internet Archive. The Archive if you do not know is no charge content in the public domain. Meaning no longer under any copyright and therefore free to use in any way you like. These are well known sets and often mentioned in innumerable TC best threads. They are still for sale with various retailers so I have no idea why they are public domain now. The Pollini set has only been available a few years. But I don't know how these things work. I do trust that the IA is on the level and doesn't allow pirated content.

    https://archive.org/details/Pollini-...noSonatas-2014

    51TvM6FuV9L._SY355_.jpg


    https://archive.org/details/Badura-S...dorferImperial

    Badura-Skoda - Beethoven - The Piano Sonatas (1969) - Bösendorfer Imperial_thumb.jpg

    https://archive.org/details/0711Pian...BFlatOp.106III

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    Must be too good to be true, no? Between Pollini and Kempff, these are DG's biggest moneymakers as far as Beethoven's piano sonata sets. Why are they being treated as public domain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Amazing. I grabbed the Badura-Skoda cycle, the only one I didn't already have. It's fine.
    Same here I have bought both the Kempff and Pollini sets. Are these mp3s or non compressed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    Must be too good to be true, no? Between Pollini and Kempff, these are DG's biggest moneymakers as far as Beethoven's piano sonata sets. Why are they being treated as public domain?
    I have zero idea how this works. I know internet archive will not allow copyright material to post so it has to be on the level. Dg released that Pollini set in 2014 and it spans many decades of recordings some of them 21st century. Why it isn't copyright protected is a mystery to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triplets View Post
    Same here I have bought both the Kempff and Pollini sets. Are these mp3s or non compressed?
    You have to check the download area for download options. I know sometimes there are different options. I downloaded mp3 and I don't know what compressed means. I do know they sound good in my headphones.
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    There is a bunch of download stuff, some pretty good, some pretty awful, linked off of www.classiccat.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    You have to check the download area for download options. I know sometimes there are different options. I downloaded mp3 and I don't know what compressed means. I do know they sound good in my headphones.
    The Pollini set is available in FLAC

    It seems they also have the Brendel/Vox/Brilliant set (as one huge file).

    I'm with flamenco - something seems wrong about this. Maybe they were uploaded from a country that does not offer copy protection (or offers limited protection).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    I'm with flamenco - something seems wrong about this. Maybe they were uploaded from a country that does not offer copy protection (or offers limited protection).
    Relevant earlier discussion.
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    You can always communicate with the site administrators if nervous about an offering. The site seems on the level to me. But they are all user uploads so I guess someone could sneak something in. If it turns out not legal I certainly don't want it. I didn't like the Federal pen the first time around.
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