Dana John Hill
2017-06-21 20:56:30 UTC
"Amadeus Quartet: The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon". This
isn't the whole story, because I see titles from Decca, Westminster, and
others included - not just DG. This set looks big. It resembles the
Karajan 1980s box, with original jackets, too. I don't think I knew how
much this ensemble had recorded.
"Ashkenazy: Artist Choice - The Solo & Chamber Recordings". On the heels
of the big "Complete Piano Concerto Recordings" box comes this one of
solo stuff. I note that it doesn't claim to be "complete". I don't know
how much is missing, but it appears to be in the neighborhood of fifty CDs.
I already mentioned the new "Decca Sound: The Piano Edition", and the
Barenboim and Janowitz boxes.
Decca is also releasing select Solti/CSO discs on LP in what is probably
an absurdly expensive set compared to what one could pay for the
original LPs at a used shop.