Old EMI Callas box vs. Warner remastered box???

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Old EMI Callas box vs. Warner remastered box???

Post by Lance » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:12 pm

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I have finally seen and checked over a friend's WARNER Callas boxed set, which is quite stunning, with original artwork on each of the CDs, quite different from the first one shown above (which I have, and which has a price that seems to be going downwards).

Does anyone have any reference as to whether the newly-mastered Warner box is THAT much better than the original EMI set pictured above? As a presentation, it is obvious the new Warner box pays a fine tribute to Callas. (There was also a deluxe version issued by EMI of the same contents as the first picture but in an infinitely better presentation, without being remastered.)
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Re: Old EMI Callas box vs. Warner remastered box???

Post by stenka razin » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:39 pm

I have the 2007 edition and that will do quite nicely. I have read that the sound differences do not warrant tossing the 2007 for this latest ploy by Warners to cash in on the great Callas.

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Re: Old EMI Callas box vs. Warner remastered box???

Post by barney » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:46 am

what he said. spot on.

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Post by jserraglio » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:35 am

Me I'm sticking with the EMI which cost me 1/6 of the Warner


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Post by Chalkperson » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:08 am

Buy the Warner, the shrill of her voice is tamed, finally.
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Post by Lance » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:44 pm

I must say ... the new Warner Callas box is a masterpiece in presentation offering full original jacket covers and a stunning book with wonderful photographs throughout. My copy of the EMI first edition of all of the soprano's recordings will go to someone as a birthday gift. I was able to acquire this at a fraction of its original price ... therefore, the heartstrings pulled in that direction!
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Post by John F » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:06 am

Librettos?
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Post by jserraglio » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:43 am

Selling for 167 euros + SH on amazon.it = $175 at the current favorable exchange rate. As with the earlier set, all librettos are provided on disc.

http://www.amazon.it/Callas-Complete-Re ... Recordings

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Post by mikealdren » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:03 pm

Lance wrote:I must say ... the new Warner Callas box is a masterpiece in presentation offering full original jacket covers and a stunning book with wonderful photographs throughout. My copy of the EMI first edition of all of the soprano's recordings will go to someone as a birthday gift. I was able to acquire this at a fraction of its original price ... therefore, the heartstrings pulled in that direction!
Hi Lance,
I'll be very interested in your views on he sound quality following Chalkie's ringing endorsement
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Post by John F » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:10 pm

jserraglio wrote:Selling for 167 euros + SH on amazon.it = $175 at the current favorable exchange rate. As with the earlier set, all librettos are provided on disc.
That's cheaper for the record company but hardly convenient for the buyer, who is expected to have one machine for playback and another in the same room for reading the libretto.
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Post by barney » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:31 am

John F wrote:
jserraglio wrote:Selling for 167 euros + SH on amazon.it = $175 at the current favorable exchange rate. As with the earlier set, all librettos are provided on disc.
That's cheaper for the record company but hardly convenient for the buyer, who is expected to have one machine for playback and another in the same room for reading the libretto.
I still prefer it to no libretto. And we are not going to get 40 libretti in one box.
I can play the CD in my computer and read the libretto if I want it enough. Which sometimes I do, if I don't know the work well and don't have other versions with the libretto.

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Post by slofstra » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:29 pm

John F wrote:
jserraglio wrote:Selling for 167 euros + SH on amazon.it = $175 at the current favorable exchange rate. As with the earlier set, all librettos are provided on disc.
That's cheaper for the record company but hardly convenient for the buyer, who is expected to have one machine for playback and another in the same room for reading the libretto.
The one machine is called a CD player, and the other a computer. I suppose I'm uncommon then for having both in one room? :)

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Post by Lance » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:30 am

Not at all uncommon. I have the same setup. But, perhaps, not everyone is able to do this.

The one machine is called a CD player, and the other a computer. I suppose I'm uncommon then for having both in one room? :)[/quote]
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