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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Just bought the Furtwangler Scala Rheingold in new remastering.
    It's supposed to be in great sound now.
    Also bought the Furtwangler complete RAI Ring.
    And the Bohm Capriccio with Janowitz on DGG.

    Will someone please tell me why companies refuse
    to put complete acts on to cds when they will fit?
    Sheeeeeesh!
    Filthy lucre raises its ugly head yet again. It is money, pure simple. The Decca Butterfly with Freni and Pavarotti was on three CDs for years because the company knew Pav's name alone would sell the sets; same for the Mehta Turandot.

    BTW, I love the Böhm Capriccio. Every single cast member is in top form, and Janowitz' final scene is glorious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jephtha View Post
    Filthy lucre raises its ugly head yet again. It is money, pure simple. The Decca Butterfly with Freni and Pavarotti was on three CDs for years because the company knew Pav's name alone would sell the sets; same for the Mehta Turandot.

    BTW, I love the Böhm Capriccio. Every single cast member is in top form, and Janowitz' final scene is glorious.
    Thank you. I saw the cast and had to have it. plus Janowitz is a favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jephtha View Post
    It is a very long story, but suffice to say that at one point in my life I managed to lose ownership of a library of some five thousand or so recordings.
    That is the stuff of nightmares - and why I have everything digitally backed up about 5 times in different locations, which is a bit of a game changer these days compared to ownership in just one format.
    Natalie

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    So I get back from the store, want to put it into CD drive AND IT DOESN'T WORK

    I didn't notice it before

    It stopped working deliberately today, if I wouldn't have the CD it would work perfectly fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    That is the stuff of nightmares - and why I have everything digitally backed up about 5 times in different locations, which is a bit of a game changer these days compared to ownership in just one format.
    Nice idea, but it would not have helped me. It was a situation in which I lost legal ownership of my property(not bankruptcy), so the items still exist, they were just taken from me and I had no legal recourse to get them back. Talk about a nightmare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jephtha View Post
    Nice idea, but it would not have helped me. It was a situation in which I lost legal ownership of my property(not bankruptcy), so the items still exist, they were just taken from me and I had no legal recourse to get them back. Talk about a nightmare!
    That's very bad luck. Hope all your replacing goes satisfactorily.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    That's very bad luck. Hope all your replacing goes satisfactorily.
    So far so good! Thanks!

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    Look on the bright side. You get the pleasure of adding all these wonderful items to your collection . . . twice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Look on the bright side. You get the pleasure of adding all these wonderful items to your collection . . . twice!
    Indeed! I am enjoying the whole process thoroughly, especially as many of the multi-CD sets, like the Decca complete Haydn symphonies under Antal Dorati, have been greatly reduced in size due to the abandonment of 'jewel-cases' in favor of cardboard or paper sleeves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jephtha View Post
    Indeed! I am enjoying the whole process thoroughly, especially as many of the multi-CD sets, like the Decca complete Haydn symphonies under Antal Dorati, have been greatly reduced in size due to the abandonment of 'jewel-cases' in favor of cardboard or paper sleeves.
    Love those cardboard sleeves!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jephtha View Post
    Indeed! I am enjoying the whole process thoroughly, especially as many of the multi-CD sets, like the Decca complete Haydn symphonies under Antal Dorati, have been greatly reduced in size due to the abandonment of 'jewel-cases' in favor of cardboard or paper sleeves.
    Which imho have never been bettered.

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    I always liked Jose Sempere's voice. Boy can he sing!!

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    I would almost consider moving to Berlin just to be able to go and lose myself browsing through Dussmann on Friedrichstrasse - 5 floors of books, cds, dvds covering every possible subject. I spotted a recording I vaguely remember seeing discussed here - which came dear (and I haven't yet listened to):

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    and, in Vienna, I loved browsing through the EMI store on Kärtnerstrasse, though it was more expensive and no where nearly as awesome as Dussmann. I saw this cd set, and though I have no earthly idea if it is any good, Fritz Wünderlich is a favorite of mine:

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    and, finally, because I lost it during a series of moves many years ago (although I'm sure it's available much more cheaply here):

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