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RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In December

Post by stenka razin » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:45 am

Great news fellow CMGERs! Living Stereo is back in a brand new super budget box. If you are familiar with Living Stereeo, nothing else need be written. If not, run don't walk till you obtain these supurb recordings, before they are gone. The price should be around $100 but, I am certain you will be able to purchase this set for much less.

Any comments? Any favorites?


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Contents:

1 Various Living Stereo Sampler
2 Munch, Charles/Saint-Sans: Symphony No. 3; Debussy: La Mer; Ibert: Escales
3 Munch, Charles/Ravel: Daphnis Et Chlo
4 Reiner, Fritz/ Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben
5 Reiner, Fritz/Bartk: Concerto for Orchestra;Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta; Hungarian Sketches
6 Heifetz, Jascha /Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
7 Cliburn, Van /Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
8 Fiedler, Arthur/Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F; an American in Paris; Variations..
9 Reiner, Fritz /Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
10 Price, Leontyne/Leontyne Price: Arias
11 Rubinstein, Arthur Chopin: Ballades & Scherzos
12 Monteux, Pierre/Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathtique
13 Gould, Morton/Brass & Percussion
14 Heifetz, Jascha/Sibelius, Prokofiev, Glazunov: Violin Concertos
15 Munch, Charles/Berlioz: Requiem 2CD
17 Munch, Charles/Ravel: Bolro; La Valse; Rapsodie Espagnole; Debussy: Images for Orchestra
18 Piatigorsky, Gregor/Dvork; Walton: Cello Concertos
19 Reiner, Fritz/ Dvork: New World Symphony
20 Reiner, Fritz/Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
21 Rubinstein, Arthur /Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
22 Fiedler, Arthur/ Offenbach: Gat Parisienne
23 Cliburn, Van/Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
24 Fiedler, Arthur/Hi-Fi Fiedler
25 Heifetz, Jascha/Brahms; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos
26 Monteux, Pierre/Franck:Symphony in D Minor;Stravinsky: Petrouchka
27 Munch, Charles/Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
28 Munch, Charles/Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Love Scene From Romeo & Juliet
29 Reiner, Fritz/Strauss: Scenes From Elektra & Salome
30 Reiner, Fritz/ Mahler: Symphony No. 4
31 Rubinstein, Arthur Chopin: Piano Concertos
32 Stokowski, Leopold/ Rhapsodies
33 Gould, Morton/Copland: Billy the Kid & Rodeo; Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite
34 Moffo, Anna/Arias From Faust; La Bohme; Dinorah; Carmen; Turandot; Semiramide; Lakm
35 Reiner, Fritz/ Respighi: Pines of Rome; Fountains of Rome & Debussy: La Mer
36 Reiner, Fritz/Vienna
37 Munch, Charles/Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; Octet: Scherzo
38 Fiedler, Arthur/Pops Caviar
39 Rubinstein, Arthur/Beethoven: Sonatas (Moonlight; Les Adieux; Pathetique; Appassionata)
40 Heifetz, Jascha/Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1; Scottish Fantasy & Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5
41 Lanza, Mario Mario! Lanza at His Best; Vagabond King Highlights
42 Fox, Virgil/ Encores
43 Leinsdorf, Erich/Puccini: La Bohme 2CD
45 Leinsdorf, Erich/Puccini: Madama Butterfly
47 Moffo, Anna/Verdi: La Traviata 2CD
49 Bjorling, Jussi/Puccini: Turandot 2CD
51 Munch, Charles/Schubert: Symphonies "the Great" & "Unfinished"
52 Reiner, Fritz/ Strauss: Don Quixote & Don Juan
53 Heifetz, Jascha /Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor
54 Bream, Julian/Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar
55 Price, Leontyne/Albeniz: Navarra, Iberia; Falla: El Amor
56 Rubinstein, Arthur/Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franck: Symphonic Variations;
57 Munch, Charles/Berlioz: Harold in Italy; the Roman Carnival Overture; Benvenuto Cellini Overture
58 Reiner, Fritz/Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde
59 Reiner, Fritz/Strauss: Symphonia Domestica; Suite From Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
60 Cliburn, Van/Schumann: Piano Concerto in a Minor; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73 "Emperor"
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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by maestrob » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:12 am

Looks like a great set! Fortunately, I've already got the ones I want. Highly recommended, especially the Reiner and Anna Moffo issues! I'm sorry not to see Van Cliburn's Beethoven IV, an old favorite.

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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by slofstra » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:14 pm

Mel, is this a new printing of the same box that was out previously or an entirely new box?

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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by bigshot » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:46 pm

That's the same box.

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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by stenka razin » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:24 pm

bigshot wrote:That's the same box.

Why would RCA repeat the same box? :shock:

There must be other Living Stereo items they could have used...... :(


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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by slofstra » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:40 pm

stenka razin wrote:
bigshot wrote:That's the same box.

Why would RCA repeat the same box? :shock:

There must be other Living Stereo items they could have used...... :(


Regards,
Mel 8)

If it's coming back in circulation, that is good news. Amazon.ca has this box at $471.99, which is what happens when one of these boxes goes out of print. (Glenn Gould Original Jacket is over $3700 on Amazon.ca (new). I believe I paid under $200 for a scratch and dent.)

There are similar 50 CD boxes from Mercury Living Presence, DECCA and now a new one Original Jacket 55 CD box from Philips.

And an original jacket box offering a 40 year retrospective of Murray Perahia.

Thanks to you, Mel, I was made aware of all these items when I looked up the Living Stereo box.
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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by david johnson » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:27 am

i grew up with so many of those! if i did not already have most of them, i'd buy the box :)

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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by erato » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:32 am

Quite a lot of these discs have, since the last time it was available, been released in various performer-focused smaller Sony budget boxes; like Reiner's Strauss, Munch etc, and I guess much of it will appear in future releases. Since I've bought a few of those already I guess I'll pass.

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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by Harold Tucker » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:11 am

Volume Two is being released in February 2014:

http://www.mdt.co.uk/living-stereo-coll ... 60cds.html

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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by Mookalafalas » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:18 am

Harold Tucker wrote:Volume Two is being released in February 2014:

http://www.mdt.co.uk/living-stereo-coll ... 60cds.html
Right, Vol II is the big deal now, I think. Vol. I, by the way, has had a big price drop at Import CDs, down to sixty-something dollars! I'm going to get a set for my Chinese teacher.

One problem with Vol II, for those who have the Reiner set and the Rubinstein set--lots of repeats :(
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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by slofstra » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:16 am

For the last year, these various box sets are cheaper on amazon.ca than on amazon.com. Sometimes they are released sooner on amazon.ca. Usually the opposite has been the case, products cost more in Canada than in US, and usually released later and sometimes not at all. So this is a very desirable state of affairs, IMO.
So, do check amazon.ca if purchasing any of these sets. Shipping costs may offset savings for non-Canadians.

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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by barney » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:02 pm

Sigh. I haven't opened my big Rubinstein box yet, and have only watched the Winterreise DVD from the Perahia box, but I couldn't help myself. I ordered this from Import CDs today. Thanks for the heads up...

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Post by Lance » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:44 am

I'll probably pass on this one as well. I have most of the material on CD already. I'm sure there is some sentimentality in the RCA Living Stereo boxes ... so many of us grew up with those on LPs and on CD reissues. Most of the pricing for these reissues is in creating the printed material, all in colour, plus the box. I suppose the CDs have already been issued and are simply duplicated for this presentation.

The REINER boxed set is precious, indeed. I'm only sorry they did not include ALL of his Columbia and RCA recordings that were NOT with the Chicago Symphony. A sequel is due!
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Re: RCA Living Stereo 60 CD Collection Box Coming In Decembe

Post by CharmNewton » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:30 am

The Living Stereo Vol. 2 follows the Original Jackets format and also provides the original LP issue numbers. I thought this might be an opportunity to issue some items that hadn't appeared on CD (like Daniel Shafran's recording of the Schubert "Arpeggione" sonata) but it doesn't look that way as there are holes in the numbering beyond those that were licensed from Decca.

I think I'll ass on this one as well.

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