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    Future Classical CD Purchases

    So, what do you think will be your next classical music purchase?
    As for myself, I am tempted to pull the trigger on:
    Gustav Mahler--The Complete Symphonies {Box Set}, 2008 re-mastered on Sony Imports, featuring the New York Philharmonic and Maestro Bernstein.

    What about you?
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    I seldom buy CDs any longer - very happy purchasing MP3s from iTunes or other places AND also "steal" broadcasts on our national classical broadcaster of orchdstral concerts to my digital radio ---> computer ---> iPod.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
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    Cheers for creating this thread, Steve

    There is a set that I've been tempted to buy for a couple months now - complete works of Fryderyk Chopin performed on period instruments:

    http://en.chopin.nifc.pl/institute/p...musics/id/2109

    Unfortunately, I can't afford it right now.
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    Thanks, Mat. That looks like quite a comprehensive Chopin collection indeed. Just what is its cost, anyway?
    Last edited by White Knight; Sep-27-2012 at 02:48.
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    That would be $140, Steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat View Post
    That would be $140, Steve.
    Just a little too steep, I'd say.
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    Yup, it just goes to show that you can put a price on art
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    Man, its been awhile since I last bought a cd...
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

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    Me too ... last ones were a year ago, now that I think about it.

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    I'll probably soon invest in Masaaki Suzuki's readings of the Complete JSBach Cantatas - I have Koopman's readings but find his style sometimes tedious...
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

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    I like the Chopin set Mat, but I need to save up a bit first. I am not sure what my next purchase will be.

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    I've been contemplating buying another complete Nielsen Cycle, this one by the Janacek Philharmonic under the baton of Theodore Kuchar. For only 15 dollars on Amazon, it is really calling my name.
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    Sergei Rachmaninov--The Complete Symphonies {Box Set}, featuring both the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam led by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Knight View Post
    I've been contemplating buying another complete Nielsen Cycle, this one by the Janacek Philharmonic under the baton of Theodore Kuchar. For only 15 dollars on Amazon, it is really calling my name.
    I finally gave in today and "pulled the trigger" on this one.
    Whatever floats your boat May your reach always exceed your grasp

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    I've also been debating for awhile now about whether or not to buy the complete Mahler Symphonic Cycle done by Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. I think the tea leaves will be favorable at some point, even though I only really like Symphonies 1, 5, 6, 7 and 9 {the ones w/o the choral arrangements}.
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