Search - Salvatore Accardo, Pierre Amoyal, Joshua Bell :: Violin Masterworks

Violin Masterworks
Salvatore Accardo, Pierre Amoyal, Joshua Bell
Violin Masterworks
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1
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  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #5
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #6
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #7
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  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #9
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #10
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #11
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #12
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #13
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #14
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #15
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  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #17
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  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #19
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #20
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #21
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #22
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  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #24
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  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #26
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  •  Track Listings (24) - Disc #28
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #29
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #30
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #31
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #32
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #33
  •  Track Listings (24) - Disc #34
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #35

35-CD super-budget limited edition box set the perfect way to build your library of essential listening! — Comprehensive overview of the violin including concertos, sonatas and even encore pieces. — Includes world famous art...  more »

     
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All Artists: Salvatore Accardo, Pierre Amoyal, Joshua Bell, Kyung Wha Chung, Arthur Grumiaux, Leila Josefowicz, Chantal Juillet, Gidon Kremer, Ruggiero Ricci, Akiko Suwanai, Henryk Szeryng
Title: Violin Masterworks
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Decca
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 2/24/2009
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Serenades & Divertimentos, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 35
SwapaCD Credits: 35
UPC: 028947811497

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Product Description
35-CD super-budget limited edition box set the perfect way to build your library of essential listening!
Comprehensive overview of the violin including concertos, sonatas and even encore pieces.
Includes world famous artists such as Joshua Bell and Gidon Kremer.
 

CD Reviews

Good Value
A. Roth | Baltimore, MD | 08/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This arrived in the mail a few days ago. Since Amazon offers no tracklisting:
Bach: Violin Concertos, Sonatas and Solo Work
Barber and Bartok Concertos, Bloch Baal Shem
Beethoven - Concerto and Sonatas
Berg and Brahms Concerto and Sonatas
Dvorak and Elgar -- Concertos
Faure and Frank - Sonatas
Glazunov and Mendelssohn - Concertos
Mozart - Concertos, 15 Sonatas
Paganini - Concertis 1 and 4, Caprices
Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky - Concertos
Ravel Tzigane and sonatas
Saint Saens - Concerto 1 & 3
Vivladi - 4 seasons

All are done by top performers. Kremer does the Bach violin concertos and Grumiaux the Bach sonatas, Beethoven sonatas and Mozart concerti.

All told, this is a great set and includes not only quality old timers, like Kremer, Szeryng, Accardo and Gruimiaux but also younger players like Bell and Josefowicz.

As with Decca sets, the packaging is poor. While the flip top box is attractive, the sleeves are thin paper and no track listings are on the disc. These sets are simply not made to rifle through, which I resent, because I think that makes it much easier. Still, for [...], which is what I paid for it used, I am delighted. Top quality repertoire at a great price. Give Decca credit, between this and the Dorati Haydn set, they are opening the vaults at great prices."
Wonderful "selection" set
L. Topper | 01/24/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a set for a generalist. More rabid collectors would hold their nose up to a set like this. I have all of these works in multiple recordings by different artists, but this set is amazingly convenient to have by a computer or at a work station because there is so much to chose from---like the big boxes on Brilliant Classics.

The performances that I have heard so far have been excellent with superb musicians. The price is phenomenal. The cost per disc was pennies over $2.00 per disc including shipping. As little as one year ago, each of these 35 discs might have cost as much as $12.99 to $18.99 per disc new MSRP. Certainly, most could have been obtained for $7.00-12.00 discounted. That still represents a 60% to 75% savings.

The prior reviewer is correct across the board. The box is attractive and takes very little space considering the number of discs. Ten individual jewel boxes would take the same storage space on your book shelf.

What Decca should have done is follow the lead of Brilliant Classics or EMI these days and put in a DVD that listed all of the previous liner notes. A friend of mine explained that the cost of the booklets that we enjoy and are so used to reading constitute the costliest part of the production these compact disc sets. As customers, if we want discs as cheap as those prepared by Brilliant and sets like this or the EMI Icon boxes, we are going to have to get used to having very little documentation. Even Naxos is three times as expensive per disc than the discs in this set.

I still purchase classical and jazz discs at full price, and they come with documentation that increases the convenience of use, I pay from $10.00 to $!5.00 per disc. Putting all of this into perspective, I would prefer getting music at this price and read the occasional booklet in the other full-priced sets."