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    Default Herbert von Karajan Beethoven Symphonies Vinyl Art Edition (DG; 120 copies)

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    950,00€ (1,117.06 United States Dollars)



    https://dg120.info/karajan-art-edition/

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    I hope everyone who buys it can enjoy the art set. I have the Mint records from a 70s German press that I got from a lost store in Amsterdam for 7€.

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    Window shopping is good enough for me. I'm using Microsoft Windows 7

    Seriously, though, I could criticize DG for investing effort into the set. But they have a well-staffed marketing dept that undoubtedly does heavy research into what sells ... and, hence, where they (UMG) should best invest their resources.

    One walk thru a modern HiFi show gives you an idea of the vinyl market, turntables and related gear ... and what consumers are willing to pay. With those deep pockets, the new DG set makes "sense" as does ...
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    With a bit of patience, one can pick up a second-hand set here in Denmark for 3 Euros or so. But an edition of 120 releases is targeting an outwardly elitist audience, of course.
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    Back in the 1970s I went through at least four copies of the Karajan 9th trying to find one that didn't skip. Never did find one. Those big chords in the finale just bounced the needle right out of the groove. So I'll pass, thanks.
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    I wonder what Maestro Herbie would have thought about Hildebrandt's artistic vision? I get the feeling he wouldn't be a big fan of avant-garde modern art using the medium of cassette tape "interventions."

    Anyway, the CD/Blu-Ray set I bought for somewhere in the $30 range is good enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by regnaDkciN View Post
    I wonder what Maestro Herbie would have thought about Hildebrandt's artistic vision? I get the feeling he wouldn't be a big fan of avant-garde modern art using the medium of cassette tape "interventions."

    Anyway, the CD/Blu-Ray set I bought for somewhere in the $30 range is good enough for me.
    No of course his wife was an artist of minor talent and here was an edition of this recordings with her pics on the front. At around $1000 I'm going to give this one a miss if only because I've no longer a turntable to play vinyl!

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    Two notes on this set.

    1) The LPs are supposedly cut from "original ATP files." When I tried looking that up, the only reference to "ATP audio files" I could find indicated it was a Sony format for ATRAC (MiniDisc) recording...thus, compressed like MP3s. I find it hard to believe that they'd cut these LPs from "lossy" compressed files, but the very fact that they mentioned "files" would seem unmistakable evidence that they are digitally-remastered -- and thus, for vinyl enthusiasts (of which I'm not one), considerably less desirable than a clean copy of the original, all-analog set.

    2) I just checked MusicDirect.com, which is selling copies of this very-limited-edition 950,00€ set for $235.99 (207.56€ at today's exchange rate). Sounds like the expected demand wasn't there?

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    About ten years ago, I was fortunate to have found this set in one of its earliest pressings, with labels displaying the large tulips. The lps, substantial booklet and box were in pristine condition. Record surfaces all played clean as a whistle, without a hint of surface noise. The thrift shop where I found it charged $1.00, with 7 cents tax.

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