The companies send one mammoth box on the market after another, while there deleted all the individual CDs. Fine enough if one is worshiping a soloist or conductor as a god. But no artist is equally good at it all. And if you like Mozart you hardly hear Szymanovski or vice versa. It is just like the TV packages, you buy access to 20 channels but...
The companies send one mammoth box on the market after another, while there deleted all the individual CDs. Fine enough if one is worshiping a soloist or conductor as a god. But no artist is equally good at it all. And if you like Mozart you hardly hear Szymanovski or vice versa. It is just like the TV packages, you buy access to 20 channels but only bother to watch the 3.
I've made it one of my specialties to split many of these giant boxes so that you can choose what you want from a specific artist here, without being forced to buy everything else. Prices are about 30-60% lower than the original plastic cover CD and many of them you can not buy as "normal" single CD any more.
Currently i have split about 50 of the most popular mammoth sets, resulting in around 1,350 single CDs, a section I am constantly expanding and have grouped them all into one major category. Prices range from DKK 59 to DKK 79 pr. CD. These CDs are all enclosed in a sturdy cardboard case with all the relevant data on the back. Often there is more content on these CDs than there is on the originals. And the front pages are often the same. You can see the difference between them and the regular CD's. If after the CD number (on the Plade-Klassikeren's side it is called reference number) is a large –P (= cardboard cover) is added. If there is no –P after the record number, it is a regular CD in a normal plastic cover.
Montserrat Caballé: A Richard Strauss Song Recital. Miguel Zanetti plays piano. (1967) 1 CD. RCA. Press read more
A Tribute to Jascha Heifetz. Itzhak Perlman, Samuel Sanders. 1 CD. Warner
John Adams: Harmonielehre. The Chairman Dances, Two Fanfares. Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. 1 CD. Warner
Isaac Albeniz - Iberia - 12 impressions for piano - Alicia de Larrocha, piano (1961) 1 CD. Sony
Anna Moffo: Arias from Faust, la Boheme, Dinorah, Carmen Seriramide, Turandot, Lakme. Rome Opera Orchestra, Tullio Serafin. (1962) 1 CD. RCA Living Stereo
Anneliese Rothenberger. Portrait of a Great soprano. (in mir klingt ein lied) 2 CD. Membran. 224061 *** Recommendation ***
Anton Arensky: Piano trio & String Quartet. The Amsterdam Chamber Music Society 1 CD. Brilliant. 9308101-2
Artur Rubinstein plays: Moscow Chopin-Recital. + Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 1 d-moll + Mozart: Rondo a-moll 2 CD. RCA. 2390001
Audiophile Sampler for pop and Classics. 1 CD. RCA Living Stereo
Johann Sebastian Bach: Six English Suites. Murray Perahia plays the piano in some recordings from 1998. 2 CD. Sony. *** Recommendation ***
Bach: 3 Partitas. (Clavier-Ubung, Book 1. No. 4, 5, 6). Trevor Pinnock. (Harpsichord). 1 CD. Archiv
JS. Bach: Six Partitas. BWV 825 - 830. Martin Galling plays harpsichord, recorded in 1964. 2 CD. Membran. 231131
Bach: Arias. Kathleen Battle, Itzhak Perlman, Orchestra of St. Luke, John Nelson. 1 CD. DG
JS. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 5. & Three Chorale Preludes. Leopold Stokowski, The Philadelphia Orchestra. 1 cd. Sony
Bach - 6 Brandenburger Concertos - Koncert 1: Café Zimmermann - Koncert 2: Les Concerts des Nations feat. Fabio Bondi & Jordi Savall - Koncert 3: I Barocchisti - Koncert 4: Midori Seller - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Koncert 5: Frans Brüggen, Sigiswald Kuijken & Gustav Leonhardt Ensemble + Koncert 6: Monica Huggett - Orchestra of the Age of...
Bach: Cantata BWV 21. Ich hatte viel Bekummernis. Karl Richter. 1 CD. Archiv
JS. Bach: Cantatas 206 & BWV 207. Ruth Ziesak, Michael Chance, Christoph Pregardien, Peter Kooy. Kammerchor Stuttgart, Concerto Köln. Frieder Bernius. (1991) 1 CD. Sony Vivarte
JS. Bach: Cello Suites nos. 1 - 2. & Handel: Sonata in G. Jacqueline du Pré. 1 CD. Warner