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Great Conductors of the 20th Century – Thomas Beecham

Great Conductors of the 20th Century – Thomas Beecham

Great Conductors of the 20th Century¬†was a 2CD series from IMG Artists and EMI featuring famous conductors of the 20th century. As per the norm, the website has disappeared, so here is all the information [and more] that was included for this great series. This compilation features important recordings, all issued here for the first time, of repertoire with which Sir Thomas Beecham was particularly associated. Furthermore, the music is played by two of his own orchestras: the London Philharmonic…

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Big Vivaldi and Handel Box

Big Vivaldi and Handel Box

The Bach Guild is hot on the heels of their last release the Handel Box with a 7 hour set of Vivaldi recordings. While not all of them may be of the ‘original instrument’ school, there is still a lot to like here. And as usual, it is only 99 cents for 138 tracks, but the price will rise shortly. The Handel is a bargain too right now. Link to current Big Box sets at Amazon:

20 Buck Symphonies

20 Buck Symphonies

What can you get for around 20 Bucks? Well, you can build a great classical collection for that much a month if you know where to look. On occassion¬†I will have a list of downloadable recordings to help you explore the world of classical music, featuring some essential collections and a few bargains. While I am partial to CDs, since you get better sound and liner notes, you can get a better deal most of the time with downloadable MP3s….

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Handel Strauss and Tchaikovsky deals

Handel Strauss and Tchaikovsky deals

Sometimes I run across some really great deals on classical music when I am browsing the online stores that are just too good to pass up. Handels Water Music and selections from the opera Alcina are one a 2 track set for $1.98. Of course the music is not broken up into tracks, but the sound and performance are good, and this is a steal. On the Seraphim label, Felix Slatkin and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra run through some great…

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