The Vivaldi Edition Operas 1 (Deluxe Edition) including Gris Box set
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This luxurious, limited edition 27-CD boxed set (plus bonus DVD) gathers together the 8 operas so far released in Naïve's ongoing Vivaldi Edition. Alongside Orlando finto pazzo, Juditha Triumphans, Tito Manlio, La verita in cimento, Orlando Furioso, Atenaide, L'Olimpiade, and Griselda, the set also includes Jordi Savall's Alia Vox recording with Le Concert des Nations of Farnace plus a bonus DVD and a 208-page book. An ideal Christmas gift!
Top Customer Reviews
I saw it for the 1st time in Italy this year, but I paid for 10 minutes in internet cafe, to find nothing but that price given by Amazon.co.uk (with delivery of about 8kg box-SIC!!!) was around 40-50 euro cheaper that the one in a shop in Turin. So I preferred to wait 2 weeks (SIC!!!-pretty long) for a cheaper set.
I bought it directly from Amazon Store. A plastic foil around the box was tempered, and it was noticeable, that sb was opening it-but all was in mint condition without a trace of usage...
Buying those 9 operas box you will save around 35 euro in comparison with 9 operas bought separately (so previous 45 euro and this 35 euro it is a nice saving!). And you have 2 big books inside: 1st with all librettos (lyrics), and 2nd with pictures and very general information about operas (unfortunately not very academic-and it is a shame as a box seems to target pro-listeners).
Works are performed very good, sometimes excellent ! But for me there is to many French artists. I really prefer Italian school of singing and playing which is famous for its virtuosity.
Technical quality of recordings is very good, so if you like to listen music through your headphones, you will not hear any noise.
Problems: Tracks are very bad named, so if you want to keep all 28 discs on a hard drive of your computer for the sake of better navigation (as I did, but without any compression, using aiff-type files) it will really exercise you-3 weeks of work!); tracks on 'Farnace' are not named at all...
Libretto covering track 21st in 'Juditha Triumphans' is from a different aria.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Obviously this was a one-off bargain at around £30 for the set, but even at full price there are few who would dispute that the Naive Vivaldi recording project has not provided us... Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2013 by G. McBeath
This set of cds comes in a very big box (the size of an old Lp type record case). This box contains an enormous and very very heavy book with only partially interesting pictures,... Read morePublished on 12 Nov. 2012 by Tout en chantant