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Aristocrat Of The Violin
Aristocrat Of The Violin
Price: £29.70

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Support for better track listing, 12 Oct. 2011
A great set from Milstein. I agree with samweller about the lack of care taken over track listing. I buy a lot on Amazon and feel as if I have a right to comment on this poor aspect of their service. Amazon are efficient and often the cheapest option but frequently I have to go to rival sellers (MDT, Presto) to find out full details of what I am buying. If the price they charge is lower or close, I don't come back to Amazon and they lose a sale.

1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
by Matthew Rye
Edition: Paperback

20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Spoilt by omissions in the index, 26 Aug. 2008
This is an impressive piece of work which is spoilt somewhat by an inaccurate index to the works reviewed. I was curious about Wagner's Lohengrin and but to my surprise did not find it in the index. If you plough through the book, you will find that it is indeed included. Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and most of the works by Schumann are also excluded from the index. A good effort spoilt by slack editing.

I took the trouble to write to the publishers to point out these omissions, but after a couple of months have received no reply whatsoever.
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Complete Works Of Beethoven
Complete Works Of Beethoven
Offered by TOP-MUSIC-UK
Price: £189.99

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Bethoven, 6 Oct. 2007
Following Scratcher's review, I ordered the Brilliant Beethoven Edition from Amazon France. It arrived yesterday via DHL, thus avoiding the strike. It is "brilliant" and can only be given five stars. That one star review should not be allowed to colour anyone's opinion. It includes many great performances and much little known material that not even the keenest Beethoven fan will already have. It cost me £56.35 including 6 Euro postage.

However, I note that it has been replaced on the Amazon France site by the 85CD version at the same price - EUR 74,99. This is the one that Amazon UK is offering. The extra historical discs on the 100CD set are definitely worth having. Maybe it is in short supply. In which case, anyone wanting should act quickly. Unless Amazon are planning to offer it, you will have to look elsewhere.

The first performance I listened to was Friedrich Gulda's riveting playing of the op 109 Sonata.

Wildflowers/Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Wildflowers/Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Price: £5.99

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite twofer - buy now!, 6 Sept. 2006
This combination of two beautiful Judy Collins LPs on one CD is iresistible. They are superbly produced, tender and profound. She has one of the great voices and the choice of songs ranges wide. Every single one is a classic interpretation. For oldies it will be a delicious evocation of remote youth.

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