Maria Callas: the Great Diva Edition [26 CD with Booklet Box set] £9.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV - HotUKDeals
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Stumbled upon this whilst looking for some 13th Floor Elevators CD's (don't ask me how) and thought it was such a good bargain that I'd post up for any Maria Callas fans.

No track listing I'm afraid; but I guess 26 CD's with every track listed wouldn't go down too well anyway.

The review on HMV seemed a bit harsh; so I went looking around and there are more favourable ones on Amazon

Fairly balanced one here: -
"Great survey of the Diva's greatest decade by vocal scholar J?n Kesting, with 26 CD's unevenly filled, but with great sound, containing many of Callas' great recordings, live and in studio (now that they are in the public domain). The big booklet is meaty in weight and ideas (unfortunately the Spanish edition -the one I bought- has a sloppy and poor translation fron the Deutsch). Beautifully designed and packed, this is a wonderful way to enjoy the art of the Divina, even for those of us that already own all the complete recordings from which this selection has been so expertly made. The sound is great, in some cases better than in my older editions. Pity the part of Tosca is not represented at all. Obviously overlooked by mistake in the actual production of the set, because Kesting comments on several excerpts from the live Mexican performance of 1952 and the EMI studio recording of 1953. I easily solved the problem by making with my computer an extra CD (24 bis) with all the highlights mentioned by the author in the booklet, but it is a serious mistake that the company could only remedy with a second edition, perhaps quite unlikely. Nevertheless, strongly recommended. By the way, it only cost me 59,95 euros in a store in Spain. : ) "
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Voted Hot for the price anyway but was put off by that terrible review so was about check for other reviews before commiting to buy. You've saved me the bother, many thanks! Going to give it a go now. Great find!

Sorry, tried to edit previous post but clicked 'quote' instead!
Wow, Nice one. This has to be the deal of the month, Heat & rep:thumbsup::-D

Your order’s in the post, and should be with you soon:thumbsup:
hot. Tempted. Recently bought a 3 cd box at Morrisons £3. One disc of which is M C sings Puccini with 4 Tosca tracks among others.

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