Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Greatest Operas (2007) (14 CD Box Set)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Greatest Operas (2007) (14 CD Box Set)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Greatest Operas (2007) (14 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 14 CDs, 13:52:21 min | 1,86 Gb | Scans -> 17,6 mb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: Bravissimo

Five complete operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at budget price in one space-saving set, featuring a twenty-four-page booklet with biographies, detailed listings, and historic photos! Exciting live recordings taped 1949–1974. A stunning array of great artists in Mozart’s most beloved operatic works!

Herbert von Karajan - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (2008) (240 CDs Box Set)

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Herbert von Karajan - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (2008) (240 CDs Box Set)

Herbert von Karajan - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (2008) (240 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 240 CDs, 255:34:35 min | 65,4 Gb | Scans -> 696 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Universal Music

Karajan’s Deutsche Grammophon complete recordings is recorded on chronological order. From the “Magic Flute” overture of the 1938 recording used as first recording to the recording of the last in 1989, and the Symphony No.7 of Bruckner. There is no selling separately. It becomes ordering limited production.

Herbert von Karajan - The Complete EMI Recordings 1946-1984, Vol.2: Opera & Vocal (2008) (72 CDs Box Set) REPOST

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Herbert von Karajan - The Complete EMI Recordings 1946-1984, Vol.2: Opera & Vocal (2008) (72 CDs Box Set) REPOST

Herbert von Karajan - The Complete EMI Recordings 1946-1984, Vol.2: Opera & Vocal (2008) (72 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 15,8 Gb | Scans -> 11 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 71 CDs, 27 Hours 46 Mins | 10,27 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera, Romantic / Label: EMI Classics

Volume 2 of EMI's comprehensive Herbert von Karajan centenary edition gathers virtually all of the conductor's operatic and vocal output for the label in one place, taking up 71 CDs (Disc 72 contains complete librettos in the form of PDF files). I use the word "virtually" because the package omits four posthumously issued archival items taped live during the 1957-60 Salzburg Festivals (Beethoven's Missa solemnis, Brahms' German Requiem, Bruckner's Te Deum, and Verdi's Requiem). Otherwise, it's all here.

Herbert von Karajan - The Complete EMI Recordings 1946-1984, Vol.1: Orchestral (2008) (88 CDs Box Set) REPOST

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Herbert von Karajan - The Complete EMI Recordings 1946-1984, Vol.1: Orchestral (2008) (88 CDs Box Set) REPOST

Herbert von Karajan - The Complete EMI Recordings 1946-1984, Vol.1: Orchestral (2008) (88 CD Box)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 22 Gb | Scans -> 15 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 87 CDs, 100 Hours 37 Mins | 13,2 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: EMI Classics

To celebrate what would have been Herbert von Karajan's 100th birthday on April 5, 2008, EMI has gathered together all of the conductor's recordings for the label in two super-budget boxed sets. Volume 1 weighs in at an imposing 88 discs and focuses on orchestral repertoire (the second volume consists of vocal and operatic works). The first nine discs encompass Karajan's EMI Vienna Philharmonic sessions…

Gyorgy Ligeti - The Ligeti Project (2008) (5 CD Box Set)

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Gyorgy Ligeti - The Ligeti Project (2008) (5 CD Box Set)

Gyorgy Ligeti - The Ligeti Project (2008) (5 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 05:26:35 min | 1,16 Gb | Scans -> 43 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Teldec

This Teldec collection was a project close to György Ligeti’s heart – the pioneering Hungarian composer was actively involved in the recording process up until his death in 2006. The artists had long-standing relationships with Ligeti and his work, both in the studio and in concert: pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Schönberg and Asko Ensembles led by Reinbert de Leeuw.

Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete EMI Recordings (2008) (14 CDs Box Set)

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Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete EMI Recordings (2008) (14 CDs Box Set)

Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete EMI Recordings (2008) (14 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 3,31 Gb | Scans -> 3,5 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 14 CDs, 14:59:34 min | 2,01 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: EMI

This Soviet star had a vast repertoire that was virtually unmatched. That's why it takes a full 14 CDs to fully capture the breadth of his artistry-here are his celebrated recordings of Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 7 & 17 Beethoven; Fantasy in C Schumann; Piano Sonata in a Schubert; Violin Sonatas in D and B-Flat Mozart; Keyboard Suites Nos. 2, 3, 5 & 8 Handel; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Brahms; Piano Concerto in G Minor Dvorak; Piano Concerto No. 2 Bartok, plus Prokofiev, Berg and more!

Emerson String Quartet / Mstislav Rostropovich - Schubert: The Late String Quartets (2004)

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Emerson String Quartet / Mstislav Rostropovich - Schubert: The Late String Quartets (2004)

Emerson String Quartet / Mstislav Rostropovich - Schubert: The Late String Quartets (2004)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 02:59:45 min | Covers included | 749 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Deutsche Grammophon's affordable Trio series revives great recordings from the past, many long unavailable and coveted by collectors. Yet this 2004 triple-disc set of Schubert's late string quartets and the Quintet in C major, performed by the Emerson String Quartet and Mstislav Rostropovich, is identical to the 1999 release in all respects except for packaging and price, and will be superfluous to owners of the first edition.

Leonard Bernstein - Mozart: The Late Symphonies; Symphonies Nos. 25 & 29 (2003) REPOST

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Leonard Bernstein - Mozart: The Late Symphonies; Symphonies Nos. 25 & 29 (2003) REPOST

Leonard Bernstein - Mozart: The Late Symphonies; Symphonies Nos. 25 & 29 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 03:49:16 min | Covers included | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Here's a set of the best of Mozart's symphonies performed by the well-respected Vienna Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein. These are reissues of recordings made in the 1980s, and although half were done in the studio and half were live, there is really no significant difference in sound.

Trevor Pinnock - Bach: 6 Partitas; Goldberg Variations; French Overture; Italian Concerto (2003)

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Trevor Pinnock - Bach: 6 Partitas; Goldberg Variations; French Overture; Italian Concerto (2003)

Trevor Pinnock - Bach: 6 Partitas; Goldberg Variations; French Overture; Italian Concerto (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 03:50:00 min | 1,37 Gb | Scans -> 11,2 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: DG Archiv

For those uninitiated into the world of Baroque or harpsichord music, be forewarned: this budget-priced trio of CDs from Archiv is a hefty amount of Bach on the harpsichord. These are reissues of recordings of Bach's greatest keyboard works made in the early '80s by Trevor Pinnock. While you may be able to listen to nearly four straight hours of Bach, some may find it hard to listen to the harpsichord for that long.

Trevor Pinnock / The English Concert - Bach: Complete Harpsichord Concertos (2002)

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Trevor Pinnock / The English Concert - Bach: Complete Harpsichord Concertos (2002)

Trevor Pinnock / The English Concert - Bach: Complete Harpsichord Concertos (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 03:19:19 min | Covers included | 1,16 Gb
Genre: Classical, Baroque / Label: DG Archiv

Pinnock’s performances of the Bach Harpsichord Concertos first appeared in 1981 and have dominated the catalog ever since. In the solo concertos he plays with real panache, his scholarship tempered with excellent musicianship." "The double, triple and quadruple concertos are digital, and the combination of period instruments and playing of determined vigour certainly makes a bold effect.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Complete Wind Concertos (2002)

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Complete Wind Concertos (2002)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Complete Wind Concertos (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 03:32:16 min | 858 mb | Scans -> 20,8 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This is a very fine set of Mozart's "complete" wind concertos, though Deutsche Grammophon does not make that claim, to their credit. The Flute Concerto #2 is not here, though that work is simply a lazy reworking of the Oboe Concerto. Some fragments for horn are also missing, though we get the Andante for Flute. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays very well throughout, with instrumentals carefully and beautifully balanced.

Simon Preston / Trevor Pinnock / The English Concert - Handel: Complete Organ Concertos (2002)

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Simon Preston / Trevor Pinnock / The English Concert - Handel: Complete Organ Concertos (2002)

Simon Preston / Trevor Pinnock / The English Concert - Handel: Complete Organ Concertos (2002)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 03:18:06 min | 793 mb | Scans -> 15,8 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: DG Archiv

Simon Preston's recordings of the complete set of Handel's organ concertos with Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert was the first to use the latest musicological research by Anthony Hicks. These recordings remain unsurpassed from a scholarly point of view, and the performances themselves remained a benchmark for at least a decade. They may not be the best versions available now but still have a lot to offer. Preston's performances are alert and still sound very vibrant and strong, yet it must be confessed that the rather harsh sound of Preston's instrument in Opus 7 verges on becoming joyless at times.

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration of Artistic Excellence from the Home of Early Music (2013) (55 CDs Box Set)

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VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration of Artistic Excellence from the Home of Early Music (2013) (55 CDs Box Set)

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration of Artistic Excellence from the Home of Early Music (2013) (55 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 55 CDs | 15,5 Gb | Scans -> 82,5 mb
Genre: Classical, Renaissance, Baroque / Label: Archiv Produktion

This 55-CD set chronicles the remarkable Archiv label, begun in 1947. Devoted mainly to early and Baroque music, the recordings presented here, in facsimiles of their original sleeves (a nice touch), cover the period from Gregorian chant to Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth symphonies, played on period instruments. There are stops in between for a great deal of Bach, music of the Gothic era, the French Baroque (Mouret, Delalande, Rameau, etc), Gibbons, Handel (Alcina, La Resurrezione, Messiah, Italian cantatas), Telemann, Zelenka, Gabrieli, Desprez, Haydn, LeJeune, and plenty of the usual, as well as unusual, suspects. There’s also a final CD with selections of new releases (more Handel, Cavalli, Gesualdo, Vivaldi).

VA - Archiv Produktion: Analogue Stereo Recordings 1959-1981 (2016) (50 CDs Box Set)

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VA - Archiv Produktion: Analogue Stereo Recordings 1959-1981 (2016) (50 CDs Box Set)

VA - Archiv Produktion: Analogue Stereo Recordings 1959-1981 (2016) (50 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | Covers included | 14 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 50 CDs | 6,85 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Archiv Produktion

This 50 CD Box Set includes Archiv Produktions finest analogue recordings made between 1959 and 1981, representing a Golden Age of a pioneering label that defined the way early music should be performed and recorded. Featured artists include Karl Richter, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Pierre Fournier, John Eliot Gardiner, Trevor Pinnock and other icons of the Archiv label.

Rafael Kubelik - The Symphony Edition (2014) (23 CDs Box Set)

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Rafael Kubelik - The Symphony Edition (2014) (23 CDs Box Set)

Rafael Kubelik - The Symphony Edition (2014) (23 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 23 CDs, 26:48:31 min | 6,98 Gb | Scans -> 50 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This set represents Rafael Kubelik’s art in a wholly positive way. His Mahler and Dvorák cycles are very well-known. The Dvorák remains, along with those by Rowicki and Kertesz, one of the three reference editions of the complete symphonies, and the only one featuring a Czech conductor.