Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Size: 1.65 GB
pride of place in my CD collection
I was going to be negative about some of the choice of repertoire, but in the end decided that the quality of what we get here is so high I would just say that this set has given me enormous pleasure and it has been good to explore one or two composers that I would not normally listen to safe in the knowledge that the performances (and recording quality) are top notch. I have been collecting CDs ever since they came out and now have several hundred. Amazingly, I only had a couple of the discs in this set: this is probably due to the fact that many of them whilst acknowledged as being good recordings have tended to be sold at full price -even when several decades old -although this is also true of discs by many of the current crop of artists on the yellow label. The set therefore also represents very good value, but unusually for me I think it is the artistic merit of the set which is more important on this occasion: all in all a fantastic showcase and celebration not only for a particular record company but for Western classical music in general.