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I will assume that as you are considering a boxed set featuring one particular artist - Ian Bostridge - that you already know of this outstanding English tenor's work and that you will either be aware of, or will seek out reviews of the individual original CDs.

This collection - at time of writing priced at less than eight pounds - is a real bargain considering the music contained on the five discs.
The jewel in the collection for many will be the Britten disc, which has been lauded as one of Bostridge`s finest; the Handel is perhaps a little more contentious; the Wolf is a fine album too, but the Schubert discs are a big part of Bostridge`s performing repertoire and have done much to cement his reputation as a singer of lieder - particularly the Schwanengesang album.
At this point, it may be worth noting that another boxed set exists of three Schubert discs featuring Bostridge which includes these two plus Die Schöne Müllerin and the DVD of Winterreise which may be worth your consideration. Look at the "customers also bought this" list above.
The low price of this set comes with a trade off; what you get here is a stout, slimline cardboard box containing the five discs each in a thin card sleeve with original cover art and the track-listing on the back. And that's it; there are no notes, supporting information, texts or translations - just the bare bones discs.
EMI have perhaps missed a trick here, as they could have provided an option for texts/translations to be available as a downloadable file, maybe for a small fee - but they haven't, so unless you are familiar with the music you will be at a disadvantage. It may be worth looking online generally for texts/translations.

This is a fine set to have, with some excellent performances from all concerned; for that reason I won't deduct a star, though the lack of any printed material is a ½ minus.
4 ½ stars.
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on 3 March 2013
One of the truly great voices of his generation. Bostridge offers here intelligent and beautifully sung interpretations. A great collection.
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on 3 September 2015
Can't provide a detailed review yet but I can say that his voice is simply sublime and perfect for the material. the recordings are well done and for the price you simply can't go wrong, as someone who loves Ian's voice or as someone who is exploring. Get it - I keep coming back to these CDs often.
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on 30 January 2016
Bostridge is among the top rank of today's tenors. All five of the albums are excellent examples of his talents - - - - and a treasured bargain at the modest price.
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on 28 October 2014
What a bargain - and Ian Bostridge is w wonderful singer. I saw him in Britten's Death in Venice a few years ago at the ENO in London and thought that was a great, thoughtful performance.
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on 5 June 2015
Wonderful singing.glorious sound highly recommended
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on 26 May 2015
Excellent CD from England's greatest tenor voice.
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on 2 October 2015
Exquisite tenor.
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on 18 January 2015
Great product great delivery
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on 1 October 2015
Fine thanks
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