Next cheapest £29.38 from Amazon
Quidco is worth about £1 on this
9 in stock. Please note that we can no longer guarantee pre-xmas delivery!
This is a review from an Amazon top 1000 reviewer
"At Amazon price you get a huge box of Sony/BMG discs of performances of most of the Beethoven that you might listen to in a lifetime, for about 50 pence per disc! This is cheaper than buying hi-fi quality recordable CD's. The symphonies and concertos (complete and even including the first movement of an abandoned early Violin Concerto) are the very fine Zinman/Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra (with various soloists) discs and the chamber music and solo instrumental music (Trios, Quartets, Piano Sonatas, Music for wind instruments, and much more including some rare stuff) have performers like Zuckerman and Horowitz amongst the artists represented. You get the Missa Solemnis, the Mass, Christus am Olberg, and host of other items including things like the English Songs! If you were buying the symphonies alone it would cost you £21.99 from Amazon, and you would get one of the most exciting sets on the market with fast speeds and ornamented wind parts - all of which is dealt with in great detail by other reviwers if you look at "Beethoven Symphonies - Zinman" on the Amazon search engine. So your other £10 plus gets you all the other works, some of which are of exceptional standard and none of which is less than acceptable. The notes and texts come on Disc 61 which is a CD ROM (you need Adobe Reader for this) - slightly inconvenient but at this price hardly something to be complained about.
This is a wonderful bargain and gets 5 stars for value and for the large number of superb performances the set contains. Makes a superb present for somebody just starting out on listening to Beethoven and is a valuable addition to the collection of anyone who has been listening to Beethoven for years, mainly because of the fresh point of view to be found on the Zinman discs. Buy without fear!"