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    Default The Bach Guild mega box kaput? Get them while you can!

    The Bach Guild mega box cheap download people had a very busy last few years. Then after announcing many upcoming plans, they went silent and have been so for several months. They have missed promised deadlines. And ceased communications with customers, judging from customer comments. They still maintain a facebook page but stopped posting there some months back. Downloads still are offered on Amazon and at Classics Select. The Classics Select downloads have varied in price recently for as low as $.39. Right now they are at $.60.

    Company defunct? Who knows. I would suggest grabbing up anything you may be interested in soon as who knows what they may do. My guess, if the company is no more, that they would leave downloads available but who knows.

    As a side note, the Classics Select people also offer a lot of other downloads besides Bach Guild. They have a number of the VoxBox mega sets also. This month everything seems to be $.60. I recommend the Romantic Piano Concerto sets and the Rachmaninoff solo piano works, but there are so many others. Even if only one piece of music in the set appeals to you, it is worth the price. Classic Select also has CD's and I have purchased these also at times.

    https://www.classicselect.com/collec...-99-cents-each
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    Good advice. This is essentially free music.


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    Good reminder! Don't forget The Big Mahler box--13 hours of music for .99¢! The Vox boxes also sound excellent and would be bargains at even twice the price. One could stock a library on a shoestring budget. I found the performances and sound quality to be excellent overall even if not always played by big-name performers. The Baroque boxes are also quite excellent. I have most of the Bach Guild releases.
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    The Haydn Symphonies box is excellent too.

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    Someone could spend under $50 US and have most major classical works.

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    The Schubert Big Box was perfect tonight for its uplifting cheerfulness while sending out Seasons Greetings to family and friends. It's given me a greater appreciation of his wide emotional range and interests, a bargain at .99¢ The notes just pour out of him like a waterful and he can't get them down on paper fast enough. He never reminds me of anyone other than himself, which I consider one of the hallmarks of a remarkable composer—(Sorry, Mr. Wright.)—with instant recognizability and harmonic modulations that can be sudden and take the music in an entirely unexpected direction—also a wonderful composer of chamber music with his refined sensitivity, spiritually and sincerity of heart... Horowitz sometimes commented on Schubert's spirituality, some of which can be heard in his Impromptus, and Horowitz regretted that more listeners didn't pick up on that.

    https://www.amazon.com/Big-Schubert-.../dp/B00D3FGIMS

    Anyone who thinks the Gb Major Impromptu is easy to play has probably never tried it... For some, the steadiness of control needed in the left hand for over 7 minutes with barely a break is enough to break anyone into a cold sweat and possibly cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. He makes sure the audience is quiet before he begins so they can feel it... soulful and rhapsodic Schubert that couldn't be mistaken for anyone else:

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    Thanks for making this thread. It inspired me to get some of these sets, and there's really a lot of good stuff in them -- good recordings of works I already know and lots of works I haven't encountered before as well. Extremely worthwhile for $0.99 each.


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    Just to name a few, I recommend these. But all of them have works that are great and certainly worth yhe price. The Brahms box has Hungarian Dances that are hands down my favorite and the four symphonies by the Utah SO which are as good as you get. The Vivaldi box has a wonderful 4 seasons. The Italian box has a different and wonderful 4 seasons plus a fantastic Rossini sonatas set and a great Respighi Pina, etc. The Mahler set has been mentioned a number of times on TC for its symphonies by the Utah SO.

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    Bach guild people posted this on the Facebook:

    "It's been a very long time...but believe it or not, your patience will be rewarded. Bach Guild is owned by a large music company that does take its time making decisions - but we believe we will soon be back and operating again."

    Who knows what that means.

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