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    the Haitink Ring i've been listening to
    is fabulous.
    i love it.

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    R Strauss x 2

    Sawallisch Capriccio had always been super expensive until this new budget release, what a super golden cast!

    Karajan 2nd Rosenkavalier from 1980s with WP orchestra, great companion to classic Karajan 1956 Schwarzkopf version



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    R Strauss x 2

    Sawallisch Capriccio had always been super expensive until this new budget release, what a super golden cast!

    Karajan 2nd Rosenkavalier from 1980s with WP orchestra, great companion to classic Karajan 1956 Schwarzkopf version


    that Capriccio looks great DA.
    i have the one on Decca with Te Kanawa and love it.
    i'd like to get the Bohm version for Janowitz because she is a favorite of mine.
    i love listening to this understated little opera.
    it seems to cast a nicely relaxing spell.

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    my recent purchases are 3, yes 3 Meistersingers.
    the Keilberth 63
    knappertsbusch 60
    Kubelik

    cant wait to get them.

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    Decided on the Solti Ring, but since it's pricey will buy the operas individually.

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    However, I also couldn't resist:

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    Hoffman
    You can save money in the long run just buying the complete Solti Wagner boxset at Presto UK for $92 on sale......




    CURRENTLY SOLD OUT......sorry for false alarm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Decided on the Solti Ring, but since it's pricey will buy the operas individually.

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    those Solti seperates are beautifully done.
    very nice booklet with pictures and libretto.

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    Finally managed to prize my latest haul out of the clutches of NZ Post who have been sitting on it for three weeks:





    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Finally managed to prize my latest haul out of the clutches of NZ Post who have been sitting on it for three weeks:
    Don't we all hate that when it happens? I find packages on standard mail delivery from the US and Canada generally the slowest. At times however, you need to allow for bad weather in the northern states during say winter blizzards that can slow all deliveries anyway. Last year I ordered quite a number of CDs that got despatched during and after hurricane Sandy that hit the US. The slowest package took six weeks to get here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Finally managed to prize my latest haul out of the clutches of NZ Post who have been sitting on it for three weeks:
    How cruel to deny your opera goodies for so long.....sympathies to HC's delays also

    I usually have good shipping service from Presto UK to USA about 7-10 days, but nothing compares to the Amazon Prime 2 day service inside USA, that can really spoil you


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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    Don't we all hate that when it happens? I find packages on standard mail delivery from the US and Canada generally the slowest. At times however, you need to allow for bad weather in the northern states during say winter blizzards that can slow all deliveries anyway. Last year I ordered quite a number of CDs that got despatched during and after hurricane Sandy that hit the US. The slowest package took six weeks to get here.
    Aargh, six weeks, that would drive me bonkers. I've been checking the mail every day for about 3 weeks. NZ post have literally been sitting on the parcel since 5 Feb, they say they left a card when they "couldn"t deliver" (which involves knocking very quietly on your door and then running away as fast as they can - I've caught them doing that from the top window and have had to go in hot pursuit up the driveway) but there was no card, I know because of all the obsessive checking.
    Natalie

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    Ariadne auf Naxos x 2



    The important distinction is that Nagano uses early 1912 version vs usual 1916 version, the composer character is not present and Zerbinetta has a much expanded role including final aria to end opera

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    What do you think about the 1912 Ariadne version?

    How does it play - I'm fascinated by the result of concluding with a Zerbinetta final aria instead of the Bacchus-Ariadne duet. Is the Zerbinetta aria a keeper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    What do you think about the 1912 Ariadne version?

    How does it play - I'm fascinated by the result of concluding with a Zerbinetta final aria instead of the Bacchus-Ariadne duet. Is the Zerbinetta aria a keeper?
    Just purchased has not arrived, but I was compelled to buy after reading details of 1912 version in wiki music, look at comparison grid 1912 vs 1916 near end of article (hard to find 1912 versions)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariadne_auf_Naxos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post


    Janowski Ring from early 1980s $24 Amazon USA sellers, do I need this (of course not) but price is so low I am compelled to purchase
    The set was actually as low as $10 last year. I snatched it up right away... I mean how bad could it be?
    "Suppose you were an idiot ... And suppose you were a member of
    Congress .. But I repeat myself." -Mark Twain

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