on 22 June 2013
This is a bargain set. And the Amazon price is a £1.00 a disc - so £2.00 for a classic 'Peter Grimes' sans libretto! It contains some familiar recordings and some rarer pieces.The transfers are not up to the quality of the Decca remasters: but are rather good especially 'Peter Grimes' possessing full dynamic range and very good presence. There is no crackle or unwanted background noise. All discs are very listenable. The Karajan 'Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge' is unfamiliar to me but worth listening to. Peter Pears on 'Nocturne for Tenor etc'' sounds rather good I thought. Quite a bargain for a tenner from Amazon!