Complete Works [170 CD Boxset] - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart only £46.89 + Free Delivery @ Sendit
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Complete Works [170 CD Boxset] - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart only £46.89 + Free Delivery @ Sendit

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Found 13th Dec 2008Made hot 13th Dec 2008
RRP £192.99/Next cheapest £90.98

Use attached voucher (thanks to edi) to get £1 off the price at Sendit website

Product Description
Album Description
Complete works of Mozart on 170CDs - also includes CDROM containing texts and libretti. Divided into nine separate volumes: Symphonies Concertos Serenades, Divertimenti, Dances Chamber Music - Violin Sonatas, Church Sonatas String Ensembles Keyboard Works Sacred Works Concert Arias, Songs, Canons Operas

From the Artist
Philharmonia Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, La Petite Bande, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Sir Charles Mackerras, Ton Koopman,Raymond Leppard, Sigiswald Kuijken, Sir Colin Davis, Brandis Quartet, Orlando Quartet, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Salvatore Accardo, Christiane Oelze, Barbara Hendricks, Ann Murray, Helen Donath, Teresa Berganza, Soile Isokoski, Sandrine Piau, Thomas Hampson, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Peter Schreier, Thomas Allen, Nicolai Gedda, Christoph Pregardien, Robert Holl etc.
As box sets go, they don't come much bigger, better and bargain-priced than this. 170 CDs representing the entire lifetime works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, this collection was put together to commemorate, in 2006, the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth in 1756.

There's obviously insufficient space here to discuss the merits of each CD, suffice to say I have absolutely no criticism of the recordings and performances of these works. I'm just grateful to have the opportunity to savour the complete musical output of one of history's most famous composers.

To summarise the collection, the CDs are packaged into paper sleeves (each one showing full track details, orchestra, conductor, soloist, recording date etc) and presented in a flip-top cardboard box measuring only 30cm wide. The 9 sections are:

1. (11 CDs) Symphonies - all 41 of them are recent (2001-2002) recordings played by the Mozart Akademie Amsterdam.

2. (18 CDs) Concertos - of particular note are the Derek Han concertos for piano.

3. (23 CDs) Serenades/divertimenti/dances - including of course serenade in G major `Eine kleine Nachtmusik'.

4. (16 CDs) Chamber music - violin sonatas, church sonatas. Some lesser-known works in this section.

5. (13 CDs) String ensembles - including duos, trios, quartets and quintets.

6. (15 CDs) Keyboard works - this time piano sonatas, harpsichord and organ works.

7. (21 CDs) Sacred works - a big section of requiems, chants, masses, and Freemason music (how many have got THAT on CD ?!)

8. (9 CDs) Concert arias, songs and canons, again there are some lesser-known Mozart works here.

9. (44 CDs) Operas - whopping section containing all of Mozart's 19 operas.

Included also is a PC format CD with information on Mozart's life, biographies of the performers/orchestras/conductors, comments on each CD and libretti (words) to some of the vocal works. Careful if you print it out though, it's over 200 pages long.

Probably one of the most comprehensive box sets ever produced.

Warning though - Sendit say that they cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas if you are planning to buy this as a present

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It's clearly a good price for 170 CDs but nobody will ever listen to them. Anybody who likes Mozart will have much better recordings already.

I disagree with the above. This set is unique in that original instruments are used for these recordings. This box is cheap enough to be an addition to an existing set . Forum reviews are good as well. The rrp is ridiculous. This set sells for 45 Euro on mainland Europe and if we had joint the Euro in time we would probably pay this now in the UK as well. Because it costs more with most UK dealers and because of the high quality of the recordings, hot from me.

Hmmm. I'm a classical music radio producer and while devoted music fans may find fault with the performances on this set, it is an excellent way in to this genre of music for newcomers. First-class deal.

These are (mostly) very good recordings and a great price for such an extensive collection.

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musicals;3751506

Hmmm. I'm a classical music radio producer and while devoted music fans … Hmmm. I'm a classical music radio producer and while devoted music fans may find fault with the performances on this set, it is an excellent way in to this genre of music for newcomers. First-class deal.


Thanks. Expert advice is always welcome.

andywedge;3751632

Thanks. Expert advice is always welcome.


[COLOR=red]I'm a classical music radio producer[/COLOR]


WHAT!!!!
He builds radios that play classical music.:whistling:
That's all.


















[SIZE=1]Only kidding, musicals.[/SIZE]:):p

rizla01;3751892

WHAT!!!!He builds radios that play classical music.:whistling:That's all. … WHAT!!!!He builds radios that play classical music.:whistling:That's all. :lol:I have this it's good:thumbsup: Heat added[SIZE=1]Only kidding, musicals.[/SIZE]:):p

Banned

Not bad if you need a coaster set for a wedding party or something.

No one is actually going to listen to this garbage x170 though.

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richto;3753381

Not bad if you need a coaster set for a wedding party or something. No … Not bad if you need a coaster set for a wedding party or something. No one is actually going to listen to this garbage x170 though.


Garbage? You must be a big fan of The Cheeky Girls if you think Mozart is garbage.

170cds! Great for any fan of Classical music

170 CDs, and not a single no. 1 in the albums chart to his name...PFFFT!

fulyue;3753591

170 CDs, and not a single no. 1 in the albums chart to his name...PFFFT!



Exactly! If he was so good, why was he never on top of the pops!!?? :x

richto;3753381

Not bad if you need a coaster set for a wedding party or something. No … Not bad if you need a coaster set for a wedding party or something. No one is actually going to listen to this garbage x170 though.



LOL of course it's garbage..........:roll:

To understand ANY of the symphonies he wrote would require a level of intelligence that some people sadly lack. To any fan of Classical music this would be an excellent addition to their library.

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Xb0xGuru;3754317

LOL of course it's garbage..........:roll:To understand ANY of the … LOL of course it's garbage..........:roll:To understand ANY of the symphonies he wrote would require a level of intelligence that some people sadly lack. To any fan of Classical music this would be an excellent addition to their library.



Intelligence. Wit. And a West Ham fan. 2 out of 3 aint bad:thumbsup:

Banned

For most normal people its 170 CDs of 'on hold' music...

fulyue;3753591

170 CDs, and not a single no. 1 in the albums chart to his name...PFFFT!



Because of course, popular = good!

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nufcash;3756532

what a ****ing load of ********


I take it you are refering to the football team you support?

This actually is a great price for a superb collection! His concertos are pure pwnage tbh!

regnisab;3758348

This actually is a great price for a superb collection! His concertos are … This actually is a great price for a superb collection! His concertos are pure pwnage tbh!





pwnage :?

AugQX;3763773

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Oh!

Thank you:thumbsup:

In a Pink Floyd, Flaming Lips concept style, I wonder what would happen if you listened to all 170 CD's simultaneously?

rizla01;3751892

WHAT!!!!He builds radios that play classical music.:whistling:That's … WHAT!!!!He builds radios that play classical music.:whistling:That's all.[SIZE=1]Only kidding, musicals.[/SIZE]:):p




Build radios? Bloody hell - if only I had the talent!
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