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post #1 of 31
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BARGAIN ALERT!
 
The whole Rise of the Masters series is on sale for $1.99 a pop. The world's best music with the world's worst covers at the world's best price. Some name performers in there. Definitely worth the risk.
 
Sampler Collection
 
Mozart
 
Mozart Operas
 
Grieg
 
Beethoven
 
Chopin
 
Schubert
 
Bach
 
Debussy
 
Tchaikovsky
 
Schumann
 
Vivaldi
 
Handel
 
 

Big Summer Box (Albinoni, Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel, Boccherini, Handel, Corelli, etc.)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008J7FEK2/

 

Big Mahler Box
 
Gustav Leonhardt Bach
 
 
These cost a bit more, but just as good of a deal...
 
Saint Saens
 
Mendelssohn
 
Dvorak
 
Brahms
 
Haydn

Edited by bigshot - 8/7/12 at 11:58am
post #2 of 31
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One more... fifty cents more.

 

Mendelssohn

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O3RJ40/


Edited by bigshot - 7/24/12 at 1:20pm
post #3 of 31

This one I might have to cave and get. 

 

Would you say this is a better investment than the Bach Guild sets that are super cheap right now?

post #4 of 31
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The recordings in this one's Bach set are more modern, but the performances in the Bach Guild one might be a little better. They don't stay at thisprice long. They go up to $8 after a few weeks.
post #5 of 31

Last question before pulling the trigger...

 

Does the sample collection contain the same stuff the bigger collections eventually do?

 

CBA at the moment to check all the sets.

post #6 of 31
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The stuff on the sample collection duplicates the music on the sets. No need to buy both.
post #7 of 31
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One caveat... If you buy them all at once, Amazon doesn't allow you enough time to download all of it. You have to contact them and get them to reactivate the download. Best to buy them one at a time and download one before buying the next.

post #8 of 31
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By the way, I've een doing some checking, and many of these recordings are the exact same ones available on SACD on the BIS label at full price. These are first class performances in excellent sound. Deals don't get better than this.
post #9 of 31

Yup. That pushed me over. Downloading Mozart now. :)

 

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By the way, I've een doing some checking, and many of these recordings are the exact same ones available on SACD on the BIS label at full price. These are first class performances in excellent sound. Deals don't get better than this.
post #10 of 31
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I figured out how to get around the time limit for downloading. If you log into your Amazon account, you can go to the cloud player page and download from there.

post #11 of 31

I was fine with just waiting. I got about halfway through (up to Debussy) with no issues. When I bought Debussy it said there was an error but when I tried to order again it said I already purchased it.

 

I'm now downloading Debussy via Cloud Drive and Tchaikovsky side by side. 

 

...and I'm going to put on my new Holst CD while I wait...Mmmm...Planets...

 

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I figured out how to get around the time limit for downloading. If you log into your Amazon account, you can go to the cloud player page and download from there.

post #12 of 31
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One more... fifty cents more.

 

Mendelssohn

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O3RJ40/


if they just had Mahler.

post #13 of 31

The big Bach Guild Mahler set should still be on sale for .99 cents.

 

EDIT: I plan on getting that as well.

 

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if they just had Mahler.

post #14 of 31

They do a decent job of putting more obscure (but often superior) orchestras/ soloists in. Unfortunately, I think these kinds of albums are only great for people who are trying to get introduced into classical music. 

post #15 of 31
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The Gustav Leonard Bach set is great even for seasoned classical music fans.

I have thousands of classical CDs and I'm discovering great stuff. Nearly a week's worth of music for $25. I'm not going to look at the gift horse's choppers!
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