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lossless for 0,60 euros (Mozart only), per title? no, per disc!
guruboolez
post Oct 26 2005, 12:55
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To save sales from piracy, some editors put their faith in useless but annoying anti-copy protection scheme. Other editors have more imagination, and try to seduce consumers instead of chasing them.

For classical music, there are several labels selling CD at very attractive price. Much lower than iTunes Music Store for example. Naxos, or Arte Nova are well-known. They record new artists, and sell their CD at ~6.0...7.5 euros only. 10 years ago, it was revolutionnary. Who is the leading actor in the classical market: Deutsche Grammophon? No, it's naxos smile.gif

But a new record is now broken. It's called Brilliant Classics. This label based in Nederland records fresh discs and republish older one and sell them at much lower price (usually less than 3 euros). For the upcoming "Mozart Year" (1756 - 2006), Brilliant Classics has released the most unexpensive CD box ever released: 170 CD at 99 euros!
It's not a joke. There are no old and dusty recordings (75 CD were recorded between 2001 and 2004, and 90% of the full set are pur digital). No anti-copy mechanism. 170 hours of music, 2400 tracks. Translated in 'friendly price' alla iTunes, price would reach 1700 euros "only", at 128 kbps, with DRM as bonus. With Brilliant, the bonus consists in 3 KG of paper and plastic, a bonus CD-Rom with booklets and libretto (english texts and untranslated opera texts). And you can rip, copy, transfer, burn again the tracks without problem.
Artistic quality is more than decent, and sometimes excellent (complete Symphonies by Jaap ter Linden, Da Ponte Trilogy by Kuijken, Die Entführung and Die Zauberflöte by Sir Charles Mackerras (licensed by Telarc), Zaide by Koopman, Violin sonatas by Accardo...)




This product should be available in different country on local stores. It's also available on the web (apparently not in USA):
- amazon.fr
- amazon.de
- amazon.co.uk (more expensive).

Merry christmas and happy "Mozart year" (sic).
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post Dec 3 2007, 11:04
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I resume this old post because I discovered a new Brillant Classics "Big Box", this time devoted to Beethoven (85 CDs + 15 CDs of historical registrations @ 99 €)

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I consider that as a Christmas self-gift so what do you think about the quality of this box?

thanks
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post Dec 3 2007, 11:46
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QUOTE (BoneJazz @ Dec 3 2007, 12:04) *
I resume this old post because I discovered a new Brillant Classics "Big Box", this time devoted to Beethoven (85 CDs + 15 CDs of historical registrations @ 99 €)

Link

I consider that as a Christmas self-gift so what do you think about the quality of this box?

thanks
I looked over it and in the first 85 cds the big names are very rare. The historical recordings though are made up of big names. I'd say the first 85 cds are mostly a gamble but the last 15 cds should be good.
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- guruboolez   lossless for 0,60 euros (Mozart only)   Oct 26 2005, 12:55
- - Gabriel   On Amazon.fr, it is now 0.5 euros per disc   Oct 26 2005, 13:09
- - markanini   Too bad I'm not a big fan of Mozart. I hope th...   Oct 26 2005, 14:20
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (markanini @ Oct 26 2005, 11:20 AM)I ho...   Oct 26 2005, 20:53
|- - markanini   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Oct 26 2005, 09:53 PM)QUOTE...   Oct 26 2005, 21:07
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Oct 26 2005, 08:53 PM)Altho...   Oct 26 2005, 22:20
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Oct 26 2005, 07:20 PM)The...   Oct 27 2005, 01:24
- - Triza   guruboolez, I assume that your high regard for th...   Oct 26 2005, 18:01
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (Triza @ Oct 26 2005, 06:01 PM)gurubool...   Oct 26 2005, 20:27
- - detokaal   Thank you. Marvelous find.   Oct 26 2005, 23:13
- - markanini   Than you very much Guruboolez. I'm impressed b...   Oct 27 2005, 00:28
- - boojum   Wishing the Mozart collection were available out h...   Oct 28 2005, 17:21
|- - ronnyb   QUOTE (boojum @ Oct 28 2005, 06:21 PM)Wishing...   Nov 16 2005, 21:35
|- - boojum   QUOTE (ronnyb @ Nov 16 2005, 12:35 PM)QUOTE (...   Nov 17 2005, 07:50
- - guruboolez   People interested by the Kantor's complete wor...   Jan 16 2006, 01:00
|- - rjamorim   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Jan 15 2006, 10:00 PM)Peo...   Jan 22 2006, 23:17
|- - guruboolez   QUOTE (rjamorim @ Jan 22 2006, 11:17 PM)Are t...   Jan 23 2006, 17:04
- - boojum   Another red-hot deal for music. JS rules!   Jan 16 2006, 23:32
- - Jan S.   Roberto asked me last night about the Bach collect...   Jan 23 2006, 14:04
- - rjamorim   Fantastic. Thank-you very much for the information...   Jan 28 2006, 14:21
- - guruboolez   The shipping took 4 weeks (I'm living far from...   Feb 25 2006, 12:41
- - boojum   Bach rules.   Feb 27 2006, 00:15
- - BoneJazz   I resume this old post because I discovered a new ...   Dec 3 2007, 11:04
|- - Jan S.   QUOTE (BoneJazz @ Dec 3 2007, 12:04) I re...   Dec 3 2007, 11:46
- - eevan   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Oct 26 2005, 22:20) B...   Dec 3 2007, 12:13
- - BoneJazz   Thanks Jan for your comments. Do you think this o...   Dec 3 2007, 18:40
- - Jan S.   QUOTE (BoneJazz @ Dec 3 2007, 19:40) Than...   Dec 3 2007, 22:09


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