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  1. Orchestral Music
    I own the Music & Arts Bruckner 8th from 3/15/49 and didn't know that Furtwangler recorded an 8th the night before. I consider the 3/15 8th one of my "desert island" discs - would any of you recommend the 3/14 version over it? Any insights on sound quality versus the 3/15?
  2. Recorded Music and Publications
    I like picking and choosing particular composers and performers as much as the next guy. But, I also appreciate a good bargain, and some of these Complete composer, conductor, and record label box sets look too good to pass up for the price. So far, all I've gotten is Vol 1 of the Mercury...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    This used to be a popular BBC 4 show. I dunno, maybe it still is. Anyway, several years ago, I met some guy (no, I didn't meet myself:)--it was some journalist or other) at a small dinner party and damned if he didn't ask me what my one desert island disc would be. Well, I gave him an answer...
  4. Recorded Music and Publications
    I know there is a DG box of Jochum Bruckner 1-9, but am wondering if there are later remasterings of these discs (individually)?
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    Here is a little cool story. The Bach specialist Simone Dinnerstein was very kind to send my cute daughter Izzy two autographed compact discs for her birthday last month. Any cool stories about famous classical music people who did cool things for you? :)
  6. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    70 discs of Herbie
  7. Off Topic Pub
    Hello Everyone, WARNING LONG POST... I am being forced to take my music collection digital onto my computer and into "the cloud". The reasons why are legion so I will explain at the moment. I am not great with computers and this is the first time I've attempted to do this. Like many a Talk...
  8. Recorded Music and Publications
    I recently got the Warner reissue of Karajan's 1970s-80s Sibelius recordings: http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Warner%2BClassics/2564633619 I can't rip any of the 4 discs on my Mac, using two different programs (Max and XLD) and a straight Finder file copy. The process simply "hangs" at the...
  9. Recorded Music and Publications
    Complete 20th Century Recordings on DG 44 discs http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/DG/4794261 Complete Erato Recordings 14 discs http://www.grooves-inc.com/pierre-boulez-onf-cso-bbc-pierre-boulez-the-complete-erato-recordings-erato-cd-album-pZZa1-1899387389.html
  10. Opera
    My favorite countertenor has to be David Daniels... too bad he hasn't gotten any solo discs out lately :(. Any other favs here?
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