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BMG club does a Borders
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Brendan R. Wehrung
2008-03-27 05:25:02 UTC
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for the second issue in a row the BMG club has sent me a combined catalog
in which classical is just part of the mix, and not the feature. I'd
guess they have dropped a seperate classical edition and are downsizing.

That being said, what's there is a pretty good listing, with Richter the
master #8 (Bach) and #9 (Chopin, Bach) added [either worth arquiring?],
along with Busoni piano duets from Hyperion, Davis's L'Enfence du Christ
and Hogwood's Rebel "Les Element", which all sound worthwhile.

They have taken note of the impending recession and are dropping their
cagalogs back to 10 or so a year, which is OK by me, because they were
always on to a new offer before I could get around to ordering from the
current one. This one also features "unlimited $3.99" without having to
buy anything else, that is, their basic offer, which makes it easier to
mix single and multi-disc sets in the same order.

I think I'll start with Musica Antique Koln's Concertos for 4 Violins,
which ought to be interesting. Anybody else see something worth buying?

Brendan
Nick Sun
2008-03-27 07:27:46 UTC
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Post by Brendan R. Wehrung
for the second issue in a row the BMG club has sent me a combined catalog
in which classical is just part of the mix, and not the feature. I'd
guess they have dropped a seperate classical edition and are downsizing.
That being said, what's there is a pretty good listing, with Richter the
master #8 (Bach) and #9 (Chopin, Bach) added [either worth arquiring?],
along with Busoni piano duets from Hyperion, Davis's L'Enfence du Christ
and Hogwood's Rebel "Les Element", which all sound worthwhile.
They have taken note of the impending recession and are dropping their
cagalogs back to 10 or so a year, which is OK by me, because they were
always on to a new offer before I could get around to ordering from the
current one. This one also features "unlimited $3.99" without having to
buy anything else, that is, their basic offer, which makes it easier to
mix single and multi-disc sets in the same order.
I think I'll start with Musica Antique Koln's Concertos for 4 Violins,
which ought to be interesting. Anybody else see something worth buying?
Brendan
Are you still getting catalogs from them? Why? Anything there that
can't be found online from their website?
Norman M. Schwartz
2008-03-27 14:36:25 UTC
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Post by Nick Sun
Post by Brendan R. Wehrung
for the second issue in a row the BMG club has sent me a combined catalog
in which classical is just part of the mix, and not the feature. I'd
guess they have dropped a seperate classical edition and are downsizing.
That being said, what's there is a pretty good listing, with Richter the
master #8 (Bach) and #9 (Chopin, Bach) added [either worth arquiring?],
along with Busoni piano duets from Hyperion, Davis's L'Enfence du Christ
and Hogwood's Rebel "Les Element", which all sound worthwhile.
They have taken note of the impending recession and are dropping their
cagalogs back to 10 or so a year, which is OK by me, because they were
always on to a new offer before I could get around to ordering from the
current one. This one also features "unlimited $3.99" without having to
buy anything else, that is, their basic offer, which makes it easier to
mix single and multi-disc sets in the same order.
I think I'll start with Musica Antique Koln's Concertos for 4 Violins,
which ought to be interesting. Anybody else see something worth buying?
Brendan
Are you still getting catalogs from them? Why? Anything there that
can't be found online from their website?
Moreover if you opt out of their mailing you get one free CD as a reward. (I
don't recall if any s/h charges apply.)
Brendan R. Wehrung
2008-03-28 05:17:18 UTC
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Post by Nick Sun
Post by Brendan R. Wehrung
for the second issue in a row the BMG club has sent me a combined catalog
in which classical is just part of the mix, and not the feature. I'd
guess they have dropped a seperate classical edition and are downsizing.
That being said, what's there is a pretty good listing, with Richter the
master #8 (Bach) and #9 (Chopin, Bach) added [either worth arquiring?],
along with Busoni piano duets from Hyperion, Davis's L'Enfence du Christ
and Hogwood's Rebel "Les Element", which all sound worthwhile.
They have taken note of the impending recession and are dropping their
cagalogs back to 10 or so a year, which is OK by me, because they were
always on to a new offer before I could get around to ordering from the
current one. This one also features "unlimited $3.99" without having to
buy anything else, that is, their basic offer, which makes it easier to
mix single and multi-disc sets in the same order.
I think I'll start with Musica Antique Koln's Concertos for 4 Violins,
which ought to be interesting. Anybody else see something worth buying?
Brendan
Are you still getting catalogs from them? Why? Anything there that
can't be found online from their website?
I like to mark up the pages with a Sharpie, and save issues to make an
order once in a while. Up 'til recently there hasn't been much new *per
issue* to justify a buy 1 get 4 free order. Besides, their online catalog
is miserable, not always including everything an artist has done.

Brendan
Will Vaughan
2008-03-27 13:59:57 UTC
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Post by Brendan R. Wehrung
for the second issue in a row the BMG club has sent me a combined catalog
in which classical is just part of the mix, and not the feature. I'd
guess they have dropped a seperate classical edition and are downsizing.
That being said, what's there is a pretty good listing, with Richter the
master #8 (Bach) and #9 (Chopin, Bach) added [either worth arquiring?],
Absolutely. To me Richter makes Bach music instead of typewriter exercises
that some make them. The Chopin isn't to everyone's taste but I find the
performances convincing.

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Post by Brendan R. Wehrung
I think I'll start with Musica Antique Koln's Concertos for 4 Violins,
which ought to be interesting. Anybody else see something worth buying?
They have the Kalichstein, Laredo, Robinson Trio doing the Shostakovich
sonatas for cello, violin, viola and the piano trios, a Trio collection of
modern cello pieces, Hamelin's Alkan Concero and Haydn sonatas and
more of the Richter series (the Prokofiev, Shostatkovich, Scriabin set is
essential). Finally, they had Barenboim's Schumann symphonies in the
clearance section.
Sol L. Siegel
2008-03-29 14:43:57 UTC
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Post by Brendan R. Wehrung
They have taken note of the impending recession and are dropping their
cagalogs back to 10 or so a year, which is OK by me, because they were
always on to a new offer before I could get around to ordering from the
current one. This one also features "unlimited $3.99" without having to
buy anything else, that is, their basic offer, which makes it easier to
mix single and multi-disc sets in the same order.
Do you get online offers? When I do, I copy the offer code before
bringing up the website, and then see what happens when I alter the
last digit up or down a few. Sometimes I get a better offer (80% off
everything recently, and before that a free-shipping offer that
included the box sets, allowing me to at last order the DG
Bernstein-conducts-Bernstein set).

- Sol L. Siegel, Philadelphia, PA USA
Will Vaughan
2008-03-29 16:49:02 UTC
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Post by Sol L. Siegel
Post by Brendan R. Wehrung
They have taken note of the impending recession and are dropping their
cagalogs back to 10 or so a year, which is OK by me, because they were
always on to a new offer before I could get around to ordering from the
current one. This one also features "unlimited $3.99" without having to
buy anything else, that is, their basic offer, which makes it easier to
mix single and multi-disc sets in the same order.
Do you get online offers? When I do, I copy the offer code before
bringing up the website, and then see what happens when I alter the
last digit up or down a few. Sometimes I get a better offer (80% off
everything recently, and before that a free-shipping offer that
included the box sets, allowing me to at last order the DG
Bernstein-conducts-Bernstein set).
Got that boxset a couple months ago with the same sort of
deal - its a steal at double the price and I don't feel I need
any other versions of most of the pieces (except for Lenny's
own Sony versions of the symphony and dances).

Will

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