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    There's nothing like being able to browse though physical racks of CDs and DVDs.
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    I know and, alas, while Amazon has become indispensable, it helped drive the big music stores in the U.S. (Tower ) out of business.

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    The Invernizzi CD is in my Presto buy basket, I am going to carefully check out that new Eugene Onegin.....

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    The Kubelik "meister" is considered by many to be best available CD version, but it is insanely expensive since you could buy 2-3 very good used versions for that price. There can never be enough Callas.....

    Those huge CD superstores were dangerous to my wallet, when living in Chicago @1990 there was a huge Tower superstore at Belden/Clark St I could walk to from my apartment. There was huge classical/opera section in its own room, if I dared enter I would always leave with some purchase I never knew I needed.
    Also it was open almost 24hrs a day.

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    I worked at Tower Records in San Francisco for three years after college, and it was like paradise. With the hefty employee discount, my collection of recordings grew by leaps and bounds. There were also free promo copies of brand new recordings that were meant to be played in-store, but after a few months they were distributed amongst the employees. Those were the days!

    The problem with Amazon is that, unless you know exactly what you are looking for, it is inconvenient to browse since it takes so long. The odds of finding unexpected treasures were far better at brick-and-mortar venues.
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    One of the things I enjoyed most during visits to Germany back in the '80s was browsing through the selection in record stores (CDs were just coming on the market then) and discovering small European labels that were never released in the States. Among the "treasures" I found were recital recordings by Katia Ricciarelli and Reiner Goldberg, and a recording of Mozart arias by the tenor Josef Protschka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Soave
    I am going to carefully check out that new Eugene Onegin.....
    You will like. Opolais is STELLAR.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Soave
    The Invernizzi CD is in my Presto buy basket, I am going to carefully check out that new Eugene Onegin.....

    Hoffman
    The Kubelik "meister" is considered by many to be best available CD version, but it is insanely expensive since you could buy 2-3 very good used versions for that price. There can never be enough Callas.....

    Those huge CD superstores were dangerous to my wallet, when living in Chicago @1990 there was a huge Tower superstore at Belden/Clark St I could walk to from my apartment. There was huge classical/opera section in its own room, if I dared enter I would always leave with some purchase I never knew I needed.
    Also it was open almost 24hrs a day.
    You're right about the cost of some of those recordings - I knew when buying them that I was in for probably two months of beenie-weenies after I got home.

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    Just purchased Sinopoli's Dutchman. Any reviews from you guys?
    thanks

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    That poor teenage daughter will go hungry again.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    That poor teenage daughter will go hungry again.
    Send her some of your fine cheese and fifty bucks a pop bottles of wine, she likes that kind of thing.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Just purchased Sinopoli's Dutchman. Any reviews from you guys?
    thanks
    no one?

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