9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Okay, so I ordered this boxed set from Europe to get a much cheaper price than I could in the ' States (even when S & H are added in) and I now own "the complete" Beethoven on CD! I have listened to the entire set and of course there is a range of quality but who could complain about having 87 CDs of Beethoven for less than $1 per disc? Most of the versions are quite serviceable or even very good.
I decided that there are some things that I really have to complain about, despite this being a good deal.
1. The tracks are often "run together" with absolutely no break being provided between them. Thus, as soon as one movement ends we often hear a new… Read more
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This album must be evaluated seriously by persons who are familiar with music history and theory. Too many reviews have simply taken the form of saying that it either works or doesn't work for them, with no substantive explanation of WHY.
To allow as much room as possible for a more detailed assessment, I have attached to this message detailed comments concerning each track of the CDs, but this core review contains only a general overview. For more specific musical details, please click on the "comments" text at the bottom of this review entry.
As a long-time listener to classical music, and someone who knows a lot about the history of Western art music, I will first… Read more