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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good box, 4 Dec 2013
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Sid Nuncius (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Vivarte Collection (Audio CD)
This is a very good box and an outstanding bargain. As there isn't a full list on this page of the discs in the box, I have put one at the end of this review and it is obvious that there is a wealth of excellent music here in fine performances. Individual reviews would take far too long, but a glance down the list of composers and performers should be enough.

There is a huge variety and obviously some works and performances will appeal to you more than others. Personally, I'm not all that keen on Lutz Kirchoff's Bach, for example, or a whole disc of organ music even if it is played by Gustav Leonhardt, but others will disagree and there's great stuff here from people like L'Archibudelli, Paul van Nevel, Anner Bylsma, Tafelmusik, Gustav Leonhardt and others.

These are recordings from the late 1980s and 1990s which stand up very well both in performance and recording quality. The box is well presented with a good booklet with (I think) all the original notes (in English only) from every disc. At this price for 60 CDs you really can't go far wrong and I would warmly recommend this box.

Contents:
1-2. BACH
The Works for Lute in Original Keys and Tunings
-Lutz Kirchhof

3. BACH
3 Gambensonaten / Sonate A-Dur
-Anner Bylsma / Bob Van Asperen

4. The Harpsichord in the Netherlands
-Bob Van Asperen

5. BACH
Secular Cantatas BWV 206 & 207a
-Frieder Bernius

6. MOZART
Missa Longa
-Philipp Cieslewicz / Carsten Muller / Tolzer Knabenchor

7. MOZART
Divertimento K.334 & K.247
-L'Archibudelli

8. MOZART
Divertimento K.563
-L'Archibudelli

9. SCHUBERT
Stteichquintett D.956
- Vera Beths / Lisa Rautenberg / Steven Dann / Judy Gatwood /Anner Bylsma

10. SCHUBERT
Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
-Bruno Weil

11-12. SCHUTZ
Psalmen Davis SWV 22-47
-Frieder Bernius

13-14. BACH
6 Suites for Cello, BWV 1007-1012
-Anner Bylsma

15. Italia Mia
-Paul Van Nevel / Huelgas Ensemble

16. The Lute in Dance and Dream
-Lutz Kirchhof

17. BEETHOVEN
Sextets, Quintet, Duet
-L'Archibudelli

18. SCHUBERT
Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
-The Classical Band/Bruno Weil

19. BEETHOVEN
String Trios Op.9 Nos.1-3
-L'Archibudelli

20. Febus Avant!
-Paul Van Nevel / Huelgas Ensemble

21. GOMBERT
Music from the Court of Charles V
-Paul Van Nevel / Huelgas Ensemble

22. Airs de cour
French Court Music from the 17th Century
-Lutz Kirchhof

23. VIVALDI
The Four Seasons / Sinfonia
"Al Santo Sepolcro" Concerto Op.3
- Charlotte Nediger / Tafelmusik

24. HAYDN
Symponies Nos. 41-43
-Bruno Weil / Tafelmusik

25. HAYDN
Symponies Nos. 44, 51 & 52
-Bruno Weil / Tafelmusik

26-27. WEISS
Lute Works Vol. 1 & 2
-Lutz Kirchhof

28. VIVALDI
Sonatas for Violoncello & Basso Continuo
-Anner Bylsma

29. BEETHOVEN
Archduke & Ghost Trios
-Anner Bylsma / Vera Beth / Jos Van Immerseel

30. HANDEL
Concerti Grossi, OP. 3
-Jeanne Lamon / Tafelmusik

31. Motets of the 17th Century
-Niederaltaicher Scholaren

32. HAYDN
The Last 4 Piano Trios
-Anner Bylsma / Vera Beths / Robert Levin

33. BOCCHERINI
Cellokonzerte C-Dur und D-Dur
-Anner Bylsma / Jeanne Lamon / Tafelmusik

34. BOCCHERINI
Cello Sonatas
-Anner Bylsma / Kenneth Slowik / Bob Van Asperen

35. MOZART
Clarinet Quintet;
Clarinet Quartet;
Kegelstatt Trio
-L'Archibudelli

36. Northen German Organ Music
-Gustave Leonhardt

37-38. C.P.E BACH
Complete Flute Sonatas
-Barthold Kuijken / Bob Van Asperen

39. FRANCHOMME & CHOPIN
Grand Duo Concertant
-Anner Bylsma / Lambert Orkis / Kenneth Slowik

40. SCHUBERT
Messe 5 / Deutsche Messe
-Bruno Weil

41. Organ Music in France and Southern Nertherlands
-Gustav Leonhardt

42-43 HAYDN
Die Schopfung
(Oratorium)
(Gesamtaufnahme)
-Bruno Weil / Tafelmusik / Toelzer Knabenchor

44. AGRICOLA
Ein Geheimes Labyrinth
-Paul Van Nevel / Huelgas Ensemble

45-46. BEETHOVEN
Sonaten fur Violoncello und Klavier
-Anner Bylsma / Jos Van Immerseel

47. MOZART
Requiem
-Bruno Weil / Tafelmusik

48. SCHUBERT
Piano Trios 1 & 2
-Anner Bylsma / Vera Beth / Jos Van Immerseel

49. VIVALDI
ELEVEN CONCERTOS
-Anner Bylsma / Jeanne Lamon / Tafelmusik

50. HAYDN
Die letzten drei Streichquartette
-L'Archibudelli

51. HANDEL
Feuermusik
-Jeanne Lamon / Tafelmusik

52-54 TELEMANN
Paris Quartets 1-12
-Gustave Leonhardt

55 Utopia Triumphans
(Musik der Renaissance)
-Paul Van Nevel / Huelgas Ensemble

56. BACH
Vioinkonzerte
-Jeanne Lamon / Tafelmusik

57-58 BACH
Brandenburg Concertos
-Jeanne Lamon / Tafelmusik

59. BRAHMS / SCHUMANN
Cello Sonatas. Op. 38 / Op. 99
5 Stucke im Volkston, Op. 102
-Anner Bylsma / Lambert Orkis

60. HANDEL
Wassermusik
-Jeanne Lamon / Tafelmusik
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For ......sake buy it now., 11 July 2014
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This must be a bargain at 29.50 for 60 CD in comparison with Presto and MDT.This a steal with a booklet that has extensive notes of each CD.The sound is excellent and no complain.The quality of playing by individual and orchestra is fanatic.listen to Bach cello sonata and I never heard play like this and really enjoyed it.There is no need to write an extensive review as I am sure Ultrarunner will do an excellent job.have one complain about Amazon as I am buying too much classical box set at at give away price.i am buying any cd from record shop as they are expensive.
.This box set at Presto is over 100.Highly recommended and buy it before the price goes up.This is a bargain of any century
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28 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vite Vivarte-Initial impressions, 12 Mar 2013
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Mr. P. Barber (York, UK) - See all my reviews
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Initial joy on receiving this beautiful presentation box was somewhat spoiled by a nasty donk on one corner,showing that this heavy (60 cds) box had been dropped, and matching damage on outer-box corner, points to the carrier (Yodel)...Blame is however shared by Amazon who WILL persist in using brown packing paper to wedge heavy contents in one corner of outer-box, instead of nesting contents centrally. Not the first time I have had to tell them of this, so one star only for that.
Delighted to see that each cd card sleeve has its own design, sometimes the original, but always historical and attractive, rather than repeated identical ones. Quick summary list of contents is on bottom of box ( ! ), but there is a good 60 page index in the specially prepared book (total of 245 pages, ALL in English ! - and with different authors, so probably the original notes). Recordings are all in 20 bit DDD, so 5 stars, well deserved.
Wide choice of composers- all the usual favourites, (though not always their most popular works) plus less well-known, like Schutz, Franchomme and Weiss, and to me, unknown, like Agricola and Gombert . Surprises abound, and no doubt many pleasures await !
As for performances, too early to tell, but if all are of quality of my existing Vivarte series, should be among the best. Guesstimate must be High, some good names here..Archibudelli, Tafelmusik, Anner Bylsma seem to predominate, but many others
Overall, a good bargain,well-presented in a lovely box, Enjoy !
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 1 July 2013
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Dr. Bernardo Pinto Almeida (Portugal) - See all my reviews
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This is a superb box with some historical recordings and we must be happy as we can dispose of it now for a great price. 60 beautiful CDs. The edition is not luxurious, ok, but fort such a price...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant value, 15 Jun 2014
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I can't think of another way to own such a superb collection of music than this way - and all for under 40 quid!!

I had only 3 duplications in my CD collection that still left this box set the most superb value for money.
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