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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Library sale (neighboring community)


    What fabulous bargains, well done!
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    Yes, tremendous find, Florestan! That Baroque box looks specatucular. And the '63 Karajan Beethoven cycle is among the all-time greats. I have it remastered on a single Blu-ray; not sure what edition you bought, but at that price, it's a steal!

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    From my visit to another local used CD shop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Yes, tremendous find, Florestan! That Baroque box looks specatucular. And the '63 Karajan Beethoven cycle is among the all-time greats. I have it remastered on a single Blu-ray; not sure what edition you bought, but at that price, it's a steal!
    Symphonies 1-6


    Symphonies 7-9
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    More stuff I got at same library sale. None of these really appeal to me so I plan to offload them at Dearborn Music.

    Two from Friday that were duplicates at $2 each:

    Der Freischut--Harnoncourt
    Prince Igor--Gergiev

    Sunday half price day haul for $1 each:

    Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty complete (3CD) NAXOS
    Verdi Ballo Maschera Solti
    Verdi Ballo Maschera Davis
    Dvorak Stabat Mater Tedeum (2Cd) Rahbari
    Die Frau ohne Schatten--Solti
    Otello--Levine
    Peter Grimes--Davis
    Traviata--Bonynge
    Traviata--Rahbari (NAXOS)
    Verdi Messa da Requiem and rossini Stabat Mater (2 CD)
    L'elisir d'amore--Bonynge
    Bernstein--A Total Embrace: The Composer (3 CD)
    G&S Iolanthe--Sargent
    Music of Villa-Lobos --Thomas (with Renee Fleming)

    Keeping Sleeping Beauty. 3 Cd set and most listings are 1 or 2 CD. Also keeping L'elisir d'amore set.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    These just won in Ebay auctions that ended this evening.

    $7.50 plus $4 shipping (same 2 disk set as the one with blue cover)


    $9.50 plus $4 shipping
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    I already have this CD box set but I just found the record box set at the local charity shop and it was GBP2 which is just one step away from going to the landfill site to buried with waste.
    It is in an as new condition so I thought I had to rescue it. Inside is a complete catalogue of Deutsche Grammophon which includes portraits of all the stars signed by the label. That alone is worth the price to me.
    I shall be it's guardian for the time until I find someone else who will look after it, listen to it and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
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    I already have this CD box set but I just found the record box set at the local charity shop and it was GBP2 which is just one step away from going to the landfill site to buried with waste.
    It is in an as new condition so I thought I had to rescue it. Inside is a complete catalogue of Deutsche Grammophon which includes portraits of all the stars signed by the label. That alone is worth the price to me.
    I shall be it's guardian for the time until I find someone else who will look after it, listen to it and love it.
    What an exciting find and something to treasure.
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    I had wanted a second Eugene Onegin DVD but wasn't sure what one, but after reading the reviews in Luiz' Operalively Guide to EO, I surfed ebay and found this one for $11.99 or best offer. Got it for $6.49 shipped.
    (in my accounting the .49 rounds down )
    It is listed as "Good Ex-library with typical markings, stickers, and wear. Includes insert.”
    All other offerings of that production were way more expensive.

    To quote Luiz' book,
    "Phenomenal production! A++ in all aspects, and one of the best Eugene Onegin DVDs ever..."


    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I had wanted a second Eugene Onegin DVD but wasn't sure what one, but after reading the reviews in Luiz' Operalively Guide to EO, I surfed ebay and found this one for $11.99 or best offer. Got it for $6.49 shipped.
    (in my accounting the .49 rounds down )
    It is listed as "Good Ex-library with typical markings, stickers, and wear. Includes insert.”
    All other offerings of that production were way more expensive.

    To quote Luiz' book,
    "Phenomenal production! A++ in all aspects, and one of the best Eugene Onegin DVDs ever..."


    Be prepared, it is very Regie. But I love it, obviously.
    "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 Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Be prepared, it is very Regie. But I love it, obviously.
    I did watch the trailer on You Tube. I am ready for it. I just watched the Regie Sonnambula with Ana Durlovsky and loved it. I watched the Regie Fidelio with strange sounds instead of dialog and loved it. I fully expect to love this one. And from the trailer I can see that Monogarova is a wonderful Tatiana!
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Wow, Florestan getting into Regie
    Natalie

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    Took a bag full of $1 opera CD sets to Dearborn Muisc.
    Got $30, picked this up on their 25% off used sale for $16 including tax.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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