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post #76 of 109

I use the iVolume plugin for iTunes.

post #77 of 109

Yeah, when I applied track Replay Gain across the Tchaikovsky Rise of the Masters set, it added +11.79 dB to track 55 which is "The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: I. Overture: Allegro giusto." I'm not sure if other software (or settings other than mine) would provide different results, but without Replay Gain, that track is much quieter than some of the others in the collection.

post #78 of 109

Hey,

 

Anybody got any tips on some good Blues music?

post #79 of 109
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Hey,

 

Anybody got any tips on some good Blues music?

 

How about this one?

 

 

It's available lossless from HD Tracks:

 

https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=014551472322

post #80 of 109

It is best to start a new thread on the blues, as opposed to hijacking this one.

post #81 of 109

Call it what you want.  I'm free to ask a question where ever I see fit.  That you..

post #82 of 109
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Here is the best recommendation you're going to get...

 

Amazon has a series of MP3 downloads called "Rise of the Masters". They are box sets of music running hours and hours for only $2 apiece. The music is culled from the audiophile BIS label and sounds fantastic. Buy them all and start sampling them. You'll quickly figure out which direction you want to go.

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=rise+of+the+masters

Just ran into this thread.  Thanks so much for this post.  I just downloaded the chopin, mozart, and beethoven ones.  I had bought a few of the 99 peices before but they're so unorganized I never really went through to sort out what was what.

 

It's so overwhelming to try to get into classical especially when so many of the box sets are all the same songs that have been played to death.  Now I have complete peices that I can listen through.  Awesome recommendation.  Thank you sir :powdered wig smiley:

post #83 of 109

Here is the bargain of the year for blues...

 

ABC of the Blues - 50 CD set for about $50 shipped to the US!

http://www.amazon.de/ABC-Blues/dp/B0044KU7EQ/

 

Great stuff! It has everything from early rural blues to urban blues to soul to early rock n roll. An encyclopedia.

post #84 of 109

WOW!!! Snooks Eaglin? BIG Joe Turner?? Ivory Joe Hunter??? Bessie Smith?! Just finished listening to some of these cats lats month. wink.gif This is a must have! Sadly, many of my LP's of these artists were poorly kept before my inheritance. mad.gif

post #85 of 109

Check these out: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=rise+of+the+masters

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Hey,

 

Anybody got any tips on some good Blues music?

post #86 of 109
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

Here is the bargain of the year for blues...

 

ABC of the Blues - 50 CD set for about $50 shipped to the US!

http://www.amazon.de/ABC-Blues/dp/B0044KU7EQ/

 

Great stuff! It has everything from early rural blues to urban blues to soul to early rock n roll. An encyclopedia.

 

Just ordered these as well, 40€ shipping included from Amazon.de for those interested in Europe.

Thanks for the tip Bigshot!

post #87 of 109
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

Here is the bargain of the year for blues...

 

ABC of the Blues - 50 CD set for about $50 shipped to the US!

http://www.amazon.de/ABC-Blues/dp/B0044KU7EQ/

 

Great stuff! It has everything from early rural blues to urban blues to soul to early rock n roll. An encyclopedia.

 

 

bigshot.. You the MAN..  Thanks a lot

 

Merry Christmas to all..

post #88 of 109

Just as a recap, to sum up all the available composers of the three series, getting the best album of each composer without getting them double.

 

Rise of the Masters:

Bach

Beethoven

Brahms

Chopin

Debussy

Grieg

Handel

Mozart

Schubert

Schumann

Tchaicovsky

Vivaldi

 

99 Most Essential :

Dvorak

Haydn

Liszt

Mendelssohn (why do i keep thinking Mendeliev?)

Saint-Saens

 

Bach Guild:

Mahler

 

I did add one myself though, "Gregorian Chants" from the "99 Most Essential" series. No composer but Gregorian church music seems to be a precursor to classical music.

post #89 of 109

Ah - I'm missing Brahms.  I'll get it..

 

Thanks for this re cap..

post #90 of 109
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Ah - I'm missing Brahms.  I'll get it..

 

Thanks for this re cap..

 

My pleasure.

I missed a few myself first time around so ...  kindof thought it could be of some kind of use to somebody.  smile.gif

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