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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 29 July 2010
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This review is from: Haydn Edition [Boxset] (Audio CD)
Haydn is one of the most prolific composers of our time and his works rank amongst the most elite in the classical genre, to own any of his works or most of his works as in this box set is a privilege and a joy.

I have had this in my basket for quite a while, but there seemed to be different listings and different prices for this box set on Amazon which was quite confusing. I checked on the Brilliant Classics website and found that there is only the 150 Cd box set edition released so far. The two listings on Amazon are for the same box set but have different prices. With further detective work I found this for 91 Euros on amazon.de.

This Collection is brilliant! The card board sleeves housing the discs are colour coded in soft pastel colours, to signify the different works. This is apparently volume one according to the sticker on the box set, which will be accurate as not all the works here are complete.
The complete works include: Symphonies, Violin Concertos, Organ concertos, Trumpet Concerto, Horn Concerto, Cello Concertos, Lira Concertos, Piano Trios, Folksongs, Songs, Baryton trios, piano sonatas and Klavierstuck.

The other works in the collection are: Piano concertos, Massess - Stabat Mater, Die Schopfung, Die Jahrzeiten, La Vera Constanza, Die Fuererbrunst, La Fildelta premiata, L'infedelta delusa, Il Ritorno do tobia, Die Sieben letzte worte, English Canzonettas, String quartets, work for lute and strings, concertini and divertimenti for piano trio and violin sonatas.

There is a bonus cd-rom - Joseph Haydn: Craftsman and genius, booklet notes by Richard Wigmore in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. Also included are sung texts of oratorios and songs.

This is truly a great box set and I am eagerly awaiting the volume two, if there will be one.
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Initial post: 13 Nov 2011 17:09:25 GMT
In my experience all the Brilliant boxes are substantially cheaper at Amazon.de

Posted on 5 Sep 2014 04:31:32 BDT
Excellent but already have all the symphonies of Haydn.check Bernstein album collection and the price is ridiculous.It is £60 for 60.I do not the content and if I know and do not like I can alway cancel the order.cheers b
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