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Catmando wrote:Yup, I have.
I'm confused. Are Choral Fantasy and Fantasia the same thing?
Here is the link to the CD with Choral Fantasy Op. 80 that I bought.
Choral Fantasy CD
navneeth wrote:Catmando wrote:Yup, I have.
Shapley wrote:I have also purchased the Vivaldi Masterworks Box set (40 CD's). I bought it from a 'scratch and dent' store through Amazon.com (click on the 'X New and Used from $X', where I was able to buy it new for about half price (still kind of pricey, but I didn't want to risk buying a used set. The box has one corner mashed in from apparently being dropped, but there is no damage to the CD's inside, and they did offer a guarantee.
The Concertos, which is all I've listened to so far, are excellent. I've not tried the choral works, which comprise about half the set. I particularly like the mandolin and lute concertos. The Four Seasons is pretty good but, as you would expect, not one of the best performances I've heard.
I don't know that I would consider the set a bargain at full price, but for the price I paid, I would say they are worth the money.
navneeth wrote:And here are the first symphonies to make it into my collection - LvB 6 and 9, and Schubert's 5th. Surprisingly, I found Bohm's CD and immediately picked it up. The bigger surprise came later, when I was editing my list in this thread. I assumed that the 9 was theKarajan '63 version; only when I saw that it was the Egmont overture, and not the Coriolan, that was the add-on did I realise that it wasn't the same CD. In fact, this is an earlier version of the 9th conducted by Fricsay. Just take a look at the CD covers! But this CD seems to have received good reviews, too, and the store won't exchange goods once purchsed.
The Trevor Pinnock and Simon Sandage's period-instrument version of the Le Quattro Stagioni was tempting, but I think it has to wait for a while.
P.S. I just have too many DG's in my collection.
Catmando wrote:How are your CDs? Particularly the Pastoral 6th?
I see that your copy of the 9th Symphony has it listed as 5 movements. Is it more common to have the 9th Symphony listed as 5 movements, or 4, because I seem to come across alot that have 5 movements?
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