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post #16 of 37
pretty solid set. would pick it up if i didn't already own half of the CDs contained therein.
post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post
purchased the set as FLAC downloads at the DG store yesterday ... can't wait to download them
Please let us know what you think of their FLAC files. I'm tempted to click the buy button.
post #18 of 37
Very tempted. But I have the habit of getting CD media. Not sure if I should wait for my Hong Kong trip or order right the way from amazon.

Since this is limited edition...
post #19 of 37
It's available in CDs. Just not with jewel cases. I don't know if it has the full liner notes either.
post #20 of 37
I hope they do... I think they are just grouping up the CDs and put them together in a box set. Would be a lot of task if they are to re-package all 111 CDs. A funny thought as I'm writing this:

Did they just put this promotion up to get rid of the old CD stocks?

P.S.: I almost felt sinful for thinking so badly over GD's generous act.
post #21 of 37
Deutsche Grammophon is very cool.

top of the class artists, state of the art recording, they have been smart, creative, innovative & unique in the industry for so long and keep their quality always consistent .

i love DG.
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by raylpc View Post
Please let us know what you think of their FLAC files. I'm tempted to click the buy button.
Sonically they are fine. Mind you my setup is not very revealing (see my sig)

However there are a few minor problems...

1) No individual album artwork available (emailed DG like 10 days ago but I have yet to receive a reply..)
2) ALL files are tagged with '111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon' as the album name.
3) Somes album (I think maybe 2 of them) have the 'track number' tag missing.
4) All files have the artists tagged correctly which IS a good thing.. However if you import them into iTunes the tracks in the same album will be scattered around when they have different artists.

I ended up editing the tags manually.
post #23 of 37
Thanks to the OP for mentioning this. I picked the DG set from Amazon and am busy ripping. So far I'm very impressed. Not being a classical expert I was wondering if anyone had a favorite CD in this set that should be listened to first?
post #24 of 37
Ordered this when it was on sale for $10 on iTunes, one hell of a buy. Only minor nitpicking is that some tracks seem to be overly compressed, could be the encoding process. I've barely dived into the majority of the collection, so really no favourites so far.
post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by audiosceptic View Post
Thanks to the OP for mentioning this. I picked the DG set from Amazon and am busy ripping. So far I'm very impressed. Not being a classical expert I was wondering if anyone had a favorite CD in this set that should be listened to first?
Here is some absolutely top-drawer stuff (based on a list of the 55 CDs I found of amazon):
3.CD Martha Argerich: Chopin, Preludes Nr. 1-26; Klaviersonate Nr. 3 op. 35 (1976)
5.CD Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli: Debussy, Preludes Heft 1; Images I & II (1977)
12.CD Emerson Quartet: Bach, Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080 für Streichquartett (2002)
13.CD Dietrich Fischer Dieskau: Schubert, Winterreise D. 911 (Gerald Moore, Klavier / 1971)
14.& 15.CD Pierre Fournier: Bach, Cellosuiten BWV 1007-1012 (1960)
18.& 19.CD John Eliot Gardiner: Monteverdi, Vespro della beata vergine; Magnificat a sei voci (Monoyios, Pennicchi, Chance, Tucker, Robson, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / 1989)
28.CD Carlos Kleiber: Beethoven, Symphonien Nr. 5 & 7 (Wien PO/1974 / 1975)


and some more great music (although not necessarily my favourite recording of the piece):
4.CD Daniel Barenboim: Ravel, La Valse; Daphnis et Chloe-Suite Nr. 2; Pavane (Orchestre de Paris / 1981)
8.CD Pierre Boulez: Strawinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps; Der Feuervogel (Cleveland O, Chicago SO/1991)
9.CD G.Carmignola: Vivaldi, Violinkonzerte RV 190, 217, 303, 325, 331 (Venice Baroque O, A Marcon / 2005)
16.CD Ferenc Fricsay: Verdi, Requiem (Stader, Radev, Krebs, Borg, RIAS SO/1953)
20.CD Emil Gilels: Beethoven, Klaviersonaten Nr. 21, 23, 26 (1971-1974)
21.CD Reinhard Goebel: Bach, Orchestersuiten Nr. 2 & 5 / Pachelbel, Canon & Gigue in D/Händel, Sonate für 2 Violinen HWV 399 / Vivaldi, Sonate für 2 Violinen RV 63 (Musica Antiqua Köln / 1982)
23.CD Hilary Hahn: Bach, Violinkonzerte BWV 1041-1043, 160 ((BWV 1043 für 2 Violinen; BWV 1060 für Violine & Oboe) (Hilary Hahn, Margaret Batjer, Allan Vogel, LA Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane / 2003)
24.CD V. Horowitz: In Moscow: Scarlatti, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Chopin, Schumann,etc (1985)
25.CD Eugen Jochum: Orff, Carmina Burana (Janowitz, Stolze, Fischer-Dieskau, O der D. Oper Berlin / 1968)
26.CD Herbert von Karajan: Beethoven, Symphonie Nr. 9; Coriolan-Ouvertüre op. 62 Berlin PO/1962)
27.CD Wilhelm Kempff: Beethoven, Klavierkonzerte Nr. 4 & 5 (Berlin PO, Leitner / 1962)
42.& 43.CD Maria Joao Pires: Chopin, Nocturnes Nr. 1-21 (1995)
44.CD I. Pogorelich: Scarlatti, Klaviersonaten K. 1,8, 9,11,13,20,87,98,119,135,159,380,450,487,529 (1991)
post #26 of 37

I am a bit late to the party (nothing unusual there)

 

Does anyone know where to get hold of this either in the physical form or FLAC?

post #27 of 37

The CD's are no longer in print, I believe.  You should still be able to buy the FLAC version on their website.

I've seen the CD set listed on eBay for $499 and $699 recently...

post #28 of 37

Cheers - that is what I was afraid of.  I have also seen a few Amazon Market Place seller ask that kind of money which brings the cost to $10-$15 per CD which kind of defeats the purpose of the box set!  I will investigate their website for the FLAC version.

post #29 of 37

Good news: Deutsche Grammophon will be releasing another 56-CD box later this year, The Collector’s Edition 2

 

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After the great success of our 55-CD box in 2009 we felt impelled to follow up with another 56-CD box in 2010 – The Collector’s Edition 2.

Given the depth in range and quality of Deutsche Grammophon’s back-catalogue, it’s hardly been difficult to put together another anthology of great recordings and great artists – indeed, the only problem is being forced to exclude many classic albums.
Stay tuned for more information!
 
post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by peanuthead View Post

The CD's are no longer in print, I believe.  You should still be able to buy the FLAC version on their website.

I've seen the CD set listed on eBay for $499 and $699 recently...


Just now revisiting this....the page in their online catalog is still there, but there's no *buy* button or options. 

 

Maybe I'll be more lucky with CE2.  

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