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Mercury Living Presence Boxed Set
Various, Antal Dorati, Stanisaw Skrowaczewski
Mercury Living Presence Boxed Set
Genre: Classical
 
The Collector s Edition — Celebrating a groundbreaking label — 51CD BOX SET the true legacy of a legendary label — Long hailed as an audiophile s label, Mercury represents an important milestone in the history of classical re...  more »

     
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All Artists: Various, Antal Dorati, Stanisaw Skrowaczewski, Vitaly Gnutov, Frederick Fennell, Paul Paray, Howard Hanson, Yehudi Menuhin, Rafael Kubeli­k
Title: Mercury Living Presence Boxed Set
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Decca Records
Release Date: 3/6/2012
Album Type: Collector's Edition
Genre: Classical
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Number of Discs: 51
SwapaCD Credits: 51
UPC: 028947835660

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The Collector s Edition
Celebrating a groundbreaking label
51CD BOX SET the true legacy of a legendary label

Long hailed as an audiophile s label, Mercury represents an important milestone in the history of classical recordings

As The New York Times described, "One feels oneself in the living presence of the orchestra"

60 years after the landmark first recording, Mercury Living Presence: The Collector s Edition celebrates this special anniversary

Elegantly packaged, and following the highly successful format of The Decca Sound, this box set presents 50 original albums that have won accolades, and features such celebrated artists as Antal Dorati, Rafael Kubelik, Gina Bachauer, Byron Janis, Janos Starker, and Henryk Szeryng

The bonus disc contains a rare interview with Mercury legendary producer Wilma Cozart Fine

Mercury Living Presence is special in many ways - an American company, from the heyday of classical recording in the U.S., that reproduced some of the most sonically realistic recordings at the dawn of the stereo era. Precious few stereo LPs were pressed when these recordings were issued, and they became some of the rarest, most collectible classical discs ever. Mercury Living Presence continues to enjoy a special reputation as one of the most enterprising, prestigious and sonically-spectacular labels in the history of classical recording.

Some of these recording have been available on CD and on SACD. However, many are now deleted and only available 2nd-hand or through auction sellers at pemium prices. This 50-album Box Set (plus bonus interview CD with Wilma Cozart Fine, Mercury s producer) affords collectors an opportunity to acquire 50 classic recordings at a terrific price, in a box which may well become collectible itself.

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