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Postby elvenpianist » 05 Jul 2006, 14:50

Don't know about the rest of you, but I don't have enough pocketchange to buy $25 CDs very often- despite the fact I pretty much only buy books, music, and textile related stuff. lol.

So if you find a good CD under $14, post it here!

I'll start by pointing out some good series by DC/decca/philips. If you can get past the sometimes ludicrous packaging, there's some really good stuff on some of these CDs- definitely worth checking out, if you're still building your standard repertoire collection. Especially at $8 a CD- with names like Argerich, Eschenbach, Richter, it ain't a bad deal.

http://www.iclassics.com/catalogLine?contentId=557

http://www.iclassics.com/catalogLine?contentId=38

(I have the Albinoni disc- very nice. :))

The panorama series is $15, but there's 2 CDs! I have the prokofiev set, not bad at all.

http://www.iclassics.com/catalogLine?contentId=37

And don't forget the Glenn Gould anniversary editions, satisfying all your eccentric bachian needs for only $11.98 per CD! ;)You should be able to find these at your bookstore, and amazon has them as well.

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Postby lol_nl » 06 Jul 2006, 04:16

Check out Brillant Classics. They are cheap! Just can't find any link to a site that sells them. Perhaps it's mainly Holland that sells these CDs. Anyway, you can get these sets (Dutch site links btw):

-Beethoven: Concertos and Selected Sonatas, Emil Gilels (6 CDs, €17.98 )
http://www.kruidvatentertainmentshop.nl ... CategoryNo

-Evgeny Kissin in Concert (4 CDs, €11.98 )
http://www.kruidvatentertainmentshop.nl ... lassiek_cd

-Historical Russian Archives: Emil Gilels (10 CDs, €29.98 )
http://www.kruidvatentertainmentshop.nl ... lassiek_cd

-Historical Russian Archives: Lazar Berman (7 CDs, €20.98 )
http://www.kruidvatentertainmentshop.nl ... assiek_cd#

-Historical Russian Archives: Sviatoslav Richter in Concert (Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert) (5 CDs, €14.98 )
http://www.kruidvatentertainmentshop.nl ... lassiek_cd

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002Y ... oding=UTF8
Beethoven:
Piano Sonata no. 3 in C major Op. 2 No. 3
Piano Sonata no. 4 in E flat major Op. 7
Piano Sonata no. 17 in D minor Op. 31 No. 2 Sturm
Piano Sonata no. 18 in E flat major Op. 31 No. 3
Piano Sonata no. 27 in E minor Op. 90
Piano Sonata no. 28 in A major Op. 101
Piano Sonata no. 30 in E major Op. 109
Piano Sonata no. 31 in A flat major Op. 110
Piano Sonata no. 32 in C minor Op. 111
Liszt:
Piano Sonata in B minor
Schubert:
Piano Sonata in E minor D566
Piano Sonata in B major D575
Piano Sonata in G major D894
Piano Sonata in B flat major D960

-Liszt: Works for Piano and Orchestra (Freire, Jando, Brendel, etc.)(4 CDs, €11.98 )
http://www.kruidvatentertainmentshop.nl ... lassiek_cd

-Rachmaninov: Complete Piano concertos and Paganini-Rhapsody; Nikolai Lugansky, John Lill and Jorge Luis Prats (2 CDs, €5.98 )
http://www.kruidvatentertainmentshop.nl ... lassiek_cd

-Rachmaninov: Etudes-Tableaux and Preludes (Complete); Nikolai Lugansky (Etude-Tableaux) and Marietta Petkova (Preludes) (2 CDs €5.98 )
http://www.kruidvatentertainmentshop.nl ... lassiek_cd

-Brahms: Complete Symphonies, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch (3 CDs, €5.99)
http://www.kruidvatentertainmentshop.nl ... lassiek_cd
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