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    The box doesn't even contain a holder for a second disk, so Decca really slipped up on this one. I wonder if this was an isoldated case, or if there are a number of these flawed sets out there. Perhaps checking Decca's own web site may shed some light on the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    The box doesn't even contain a holder for a second disk, so Decca really slipped up on this one. I wonder if this was an isoldated case, or if there are a number of these flawed sets out there. Perhaps checking Decca's own web site may shed some light on the problem.

    Have you contacted Amazon? What did they say?
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    I've been listening to a good deal of Richard Strauss lately... which has only served to reinforce my belief that Glen Gould was right when he referred to Strauss as "the greatest musical figure who has lived in this century."
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    This recording is strongly disrecommended. You can hear multiple coughs coming from audience during Deh tu bell'anima which may lead you to killing yourself in sudden outburts of detestation for human race. Other than that, it would be very fine performance.

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    I've been listening to a good deal of late 19th/early 20th century French music recently... partially due to my acquisition of a slew of Ansermet Eloquence recordings. But then I am also just finding myself quite enamored of the French music of this period. Perhaps it's not surprising that I've also been looking a good deal at some of the visual artists of this period:











    By the way... I absolutely love the Chabrier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Have you contacted Amazon? What did they say?
    Not yet, but this whole business is getting "curiouser and curiouser." Decca's own web site, as well as that of Presto Classical, shows the NTSC version of Königskinder as having only one DVD. (And, of course, Decca's email is temporarily unavailable.) Amazon will be the next step, but this is really strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Not yet, but this whole business is getting "curiouser and curiouser." Decca's own web site, as well as that of Presto Classical, shows the NTSC version of Königskinder as having only one DVD. (And, of course, Decca's email is temporarily unavailable.) Amazon will be the next step, but this is really strange.
    I have just checked my DVD again.

    It IS NTSC, and it DOES definitely have 2 DVDS in it - Act 3 on a separate DVD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLukesGuildOhio View Post

    I've been listening to a good deal of late 19th/early 20th century French music recently... partially due to my acquisition of a slew of Ansermet Eloquence recordings. But then I am also just finding myself quite enamored of the French music of this period. Perhaps it's not surprising that I've also been looking a good deal at some of the visual artists of this period:

    By the way... I absolutely love the Chabrier!
    Lovely looking pieces of art there, Mr StLukes.

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    A rarity but performed recently in New York.

    One of Donizetti's early ones & I can't do better than the lovely description by 'LindoroRossini' who uploaded this to YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I have just checked my DVD again.

    It IS NTSC, and it DOES definitely have 2 DVDS in it - Act 3 on a separate DVD.
    I've left a message with Amazon, but haven't heard anything from them yet. There seems to have been a real mess-up at Decca. The disk I have is even labeled "DVD 1," which certainly suggests there ought to be a number 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    I've left a message with Amazon, but haven't heard anything from them yet. There seems to have been a real mess-up at Decca. The disk I have is even labeled "DVD 1," which certainly suggests there ought to be a number 2.
    Aaaargh. That is SO frustrating for you. I know how long you've been waiting for this!
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