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Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by Mookalafalas » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:54 am

Picked this up thanks to a recommendation from a friend. 100 disks of live Soviet recordings of top tier Russian performers for about $95 US, with cheap shipping. Its soloist and small group repertoire mostly, so not much orchestral work. I considered it rather a gamble, but after playing about a quarter of the disks, recommend it fervently. Sound is good, and spectacular performers, but only for those who like chamber and solo work. (Richter, Kagan, Oistrakh, Kissin, Berman, Shafran, etc). Most of the recordings are 60s through 90s, so sound isn't really an issue.

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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by Lance » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:33 am

Looks like an interesting set. I wonder if much of it has NOT been reissued before in other packages or mega-sets, such as the Melodiya Richter or Gilels sets? Can you make any judgement on this? How much Richter, Gilels, or Berman is in the set?
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Post by mikealdren » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:20 pm

No sure how you clip and include an image but could this be the same as the 100CD Brilliant Russian Legends box?

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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by maestrob » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:31 pm

mikealdren wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:20 pm
No sure how you clip and include an image but could this be the same as the 100CD Brilliant Russian Legends box?
I wondered about that too........

Could someone provide a link to the Japanese website that's selling this?

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Post by Lance » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:42 pm

Can someone post a photo of the BRILLIANT box that is talked about here?

I went to Amazon/Japan, set it up so that everything is showing in English, and found that boxed set that way, otherwise it is all in Japanese. I don't believe there was a listing of the contents of this Soviet box, just a photo of it. But it is NOT like the Japanese to sell anything cheaply on their site unless this DOES duplicate the Brilliant box set. I can't recall that I ever saw that Brilliant box, but I have nearly all of the Russian-released Brilliant sets that came out ... pianists, conductors, etc. Some of them are very pricey now.
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Post by Holden Fourth » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:37 pm

The Brilliant Classics box (which I have) is different from the Legendary Soviet Recordings box though I imagine that there would be some overlap. The Legendary box is from Yendang and does, I believe, include the famous Richter/Borodin Trio recording of the Dvorak Op 81. The BC box is all about soloists including Richter, Berman, Gilels, Kissin, Oistrakh, Shafran, Kogan, Tretiakov, Rostropovich, Kremer while the LSR box includes concerti and chamber works as well. The list of performers, from what I could see on one of the websites, is much larger and includes conductors.

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Post by Lance » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:49 pm

Hmm. I'd be willing to bet Japan Amazon took most (if not all) of the discs licensed to them from the Russia, which also Brilliant Classics did. Only problem with ordering the Japanese set is that it may contain most of what those of us who acquired the individual sets already have. How I detest having duplicates of things! Still, it is probably an excellent buy.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:37 pm
The Brilliant Classics box (which I have) is different from the Legendary Soviet Recordings box though I imagine that there would be some overlap. The Legendary box is from Yendang and does, I believe, include the famous Richter/Borodin Trio recording of the Dvorak Op 81. The BC box is all about soloists including Richter, Berman, Gilels, Kissin, Oistrakh, Shafran, Kogan, Tretiakov, Rostropovich, Kremer while the LSR box includes concerti and chamber works as well. The list of performers, from what I could see on one of the websites, is much larger and includes conductors.
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Post by Lance » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:06 pm

I found this - as well as an article by Holden (in 2011) in Amazon-UK that talks about the Brilliant set he acquired of the 100 Soviet recordings. Now, a Mr. Leonard Ray offers the following, just as I suspected: it includes many set from the original Brilliant Classics Historic Archives sets, and I probably all of them. The Ray article tells me all I need to know. I shall now CANCEL my order from Amazon-Japan. (No wonder they are selling it so inexpensively!)

Leonard Ray
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!
17 October 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Russian Legends - 100 CD box set - Live Recordings

This generous box set consists of the following Brilliant Classics Historic Archives Sets;

Sviatoslav Richter in Concert; Historic Russian Archives (5 CD set)

Emil Gilels Plays Beethoven (6 CD set)
Emil Gilels Edition (10 CD set)

Lazar Berman Edition (7 CD set)

Evgeny Kissin in Concert; Historic Russian Archives (4 CD set)
Evgeny Kissin: The Early Recordings (5 CD set)

David Oistrakh: Violin Concertos (10 CD set)
David Oistrakh: Chamber Music Edition (10 CD set)

Leonid Kogan Edition (10 CD set)

Viktor Tretiakov Edition (6 CDs from original 10 CD set, only abridged set in box)
[I have the 10 CD set in its original incarnation from Brilliant, but 4 discs have been
deleted in the mega-box from Japan]

Gidon Kremer Edition (10 CD set)

Mstislav Rostropovich Edition (10 CD set)

Daniel Shafran Edition (7 CD set)

More information on these individual sets can be found at here at Amazon and at prestoclassical.co.uk. Having bought this set from an Amazon third party seller at an average cost (including shipping) of 57 cents per CD, this represents the best buy I have ever made in over forty years of music collecting! These truely legendary Russian artists truely put thier hearts and souls into these live performances. What I have listened to so far is incredible! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! DONT WAIT!! BUY AND ENJOY!!

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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by Mookalafalas » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 pm

Yedang is actually a Korean company. All of the recordings are licences from "Pipleline Music Inc." which is the same company the Brilliant box recordings are licensed from.
This is definitely NOT just a copy of the big 100 CD Brilliant Russian box, but there is definitely some overlap, but I don't think too much. This has artists like Arturo Rubinstein, Ashkenazy, Postnikova, etc, who aren't even in the earlier box, not to mention conductors. However, if you have all the individual Russian Brilliant boxes, maybe you have everything here, I don't know.
However, if you don't have a lot of the cheap Russian boxes (or any of them!), this is a spectacular bargain. There is no book or documentation of any kind, but the sleeves are attractive and made of a sturdy plastic/paper hybrid(?), with decent photos on them. Many of them are dark, with small dark printing on them, so it can be a pain in the neck to read the contents. The disk themselves have photos of the artist on them, which I've never seen before.
At the risk of giving you a callous on your scrolling finger, i will attach the contents here. It is long, and Google translated from a Chinese website--some of the spellings are wonky.
CD1
Chopin: Smooth swashes and gorgeous Polish dance, Mozart Don Juan theme variation
Piano: Postnikova
Roževstevinski Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1990, 1984)
Debussy: Two excerpts of "King Lear", prelude to "Pelias and Melissa"
Rozhidsev Wensky Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1989)
CD2
Chopin: 24 Preludes
Rachmaninoff: 10 Preludes
Piano: Postnikova (1988)
CD3
Rachmaninoff: The 1st and 4th Piano Concertos
Piano: Postnikova
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Symphony Orchestra (1990, 1991)
CD4
Beethoven: The 30th, 31st, and 32th Piano Sonatas
Piano: Richter (1972, 1965, 1975)
CD5
Beethoven: The 6th and 7th Piano Sonatas
Haydn: Piano Sonatas 39, 47
Piano: Richter (1980, 1985)
CD6
Beethoven: Piano Sonata 1, 9, 12
Piano: Richter (1976)
CD7
Chopin: 1st, 2nd, 4th Harmony, 4 Etudes, 3 Nocturnes
Piano: Richter (1954-1980)
CD8
Tchaikovsky: Four Selected Songs of Four Seasons
Rachmaninoff: Six Sounds and Etiquette Etudes
Piano: Richter (1966)
CD9
Handel: Five Keyboard Sets
Piano: Richter (1980)
CD10
Liszt: Seven Travel Years
Piano: Richter (1956)
CD11
Schumann: Fantasy Sketches, Symphonic Etudes, Vienna Carnival
Piano: Richter (1970-1976)
CD12
Stravinsky: Music for piano and band
Bartok: The Second Piano Concerto
Hindemith; Chamber Music No.2
Piano: Richter (1984, 1967, 1978)
CD13
Beethoven: The 10th, 17th and 18th Piano Sonatas
Piano: Richter (1962-1965)
CD14
Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata
Shostakovich: Cello Sonata
Cello: Shafran (1956, 1946)
CD15
Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2, 3, 4, 5
Cello: Shafran (1971)
CD16
JC Bach: Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Cello Concerto
Cello: Shafran (1961)
CD17
Schumann: Flexo and Allegro
Brahms: Four Serious Songs (Cello Edition)
Shostakovich: Viola Sonata (Cello Edition)
Cello: Shafran (1977-1986)
CD18
Mozart: The 12th and 20th Piano Concertos
Piano: Kissin (1984, 1990)
CD19
Chopin: Waltz No. 14, 5 Mazurka, Fantasia, 3rd Sonata
Piano: Kissin (1984)
CD20
Chopin: Two Piano Concertos
Piano: Kissin (1984)
CD21
Tchaikovsky: The First Piano Concerto
Shostakovich: The First Piano Concerto
Piano: Kissing
(1987,1988)
CD22
Liszt; Two Concert Etudes, Third Dream of Love, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12, Superb Etude No. 10
Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Aberger Variations, Dedication
Piano: Kissin (1983-1989)
CD23
Rachmaninoff: Daisy, Practice Songs, Five Preludes
Schumann: Four skits
Brahms: Narrative
Piano: Guillels (1977)
CD24
Beethoven: The 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos
Piano: Guillels (1976)
CD25
Beethoven: Piano Sonata 7,25,26,27
Piano: Guillels (1980)
CD26
Beethoven: sadness, moonlight, passionate sonata
Piano: Guillels (1961-1970)
CD27
Beethoven: The 12th and 16th Piano Sonatas
Piano: Guillels (1976)
CD28
Haydn; Two Cello Concertos
Cello: Rostropovich (1963)
CD29
Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote
Cello: Rostropovich (1957, 1964)
CD30
Lesqui of: Rome Pine
Gork Directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1960)
Lesqui: The Vibes and Variations
Cello: Rostropovich
Kondrasin Conducts Moscow Philharmonic (1973)
Ravel: Spanish Rhapsody
Rožev Stevinsky directs Moscow Philharmonic (1958)
CD31
Sainte-Sang: The First Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony Concerto
Cello: Rostropovich (1953, 1957)
CD32
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Britton: Cello Symphony
Cello: Rostropovich (1958, 1964)
CD33
Violin works by Issay, Vivaldi, Bach, Vinyavsky, Prokofiev, Sarasati
Violin: Oistrach and His Son (1954-1967)
CD34
Brahms, Dvorak: Violin Concerto
Violin: Oistrach (1951, 1952)
CD35
Vitali: Chaca
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Violin: Oistrach (1950, 1949)
CD36
Beethoven; two romantic songs
Xiao Song: Poems
Saint Sang: Primer and Meditation
Ravel: Tsigan
The Violin: Oistrach (1947-1948)
CD37
Bach: Violin Sonata Nos. 4, 5, 6
Violin: Igor Oistrach (1987)
CD38
Brahms: The Third Violin Sonata
Beethoven: Ninth Violin Sonata "Croce"
Violin: Oistrach (1966, 1967)
CD39
Shostakovich: Two cello concertos
Cello: Rostropovich (1965, 1967)
CD40
Brahms: The First Violin Sonata
Grieg: First Violin Sonata
Violin: Oistrach (1957)
Shostakovich: The Third String Quartet
Tchaikovsky Quartet (1948)
CD41
Brahms: The Third Symphony
Mlavinsky Conducts Leningrad Philharmonic (1972)
Brahms: The Second Violin Sonata
Violin: Oistrach, Piano: Richter (1972)
CD42
Brahms: The Third Violin Sonata
Schubert: Violin Sonata in A Major
Violin: Oistrach, Piano: Richter (1966)
CD43
Prokofiev, First Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Second Violin Concerto
Violin: Oistrach (1955, 1967)
CD44
Bach: The Sixth British Suite, Prelude and Fugue
Piano; Petrov (1985-1989)
CD45
Mussorgsky; Photo Exhibition (Band Version)
Tmiakhanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1980)
Mussorgsky: Drawing Exhibition (piano)
Piano; Petrov (1974)
CD46
Piano works by Rama, Beca, Sainte-Sang, and Ravel
Piano; Petrov (1984)
CD47
Dazzling Piano Piece Collection
Piano; Petrov (1989)
CD48
CPE Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann's piano works
Piano; Petrov (1987)
CD49
Violin Piece Set
Violin: Kogang (1961-1967)
CD50
Beethoven: The 6th and 9th Violin Sonatas
Violin: Kogang (1978)
CD51
Violin Piece Set
The Violin: Section of the Gang (1950-1955)
CD52
Beethoven: First Romance
Paganini: The First Violin Concerto
Glazunov: Violin Concerto
The Violin: Triakov (1978-1981)
CD53
Shostakovich: Two violin concertos
The Violin: Triakov (1981, 1979)
CD54
Handel: Three Concertos
Tryakov Commands the Soviet National Chamber Orchestra (1984)
CD55
Vivaldi: Seasons
Saint Sang: Primer and Meditation
Violin: Triakov
CD56
Beethoven: Two string trios
Kakong, Bashmit, Gutman (1988)
CD57
Shostakovich: Violin Sonata
Karang, Richter (1985)
Shostakovich: Viola Sonata
Bashmit, Richter (1982)
CD58
Schubert: The 17th Piano Sonata
Handel: Chava
Piano: Berman (1964)
CD59
Gershwin: Piano Concerto
Stravinsky: Three Movements Peter Ruskar
Piano: Berman (1966, 1964)
CD60
Rubinstein's Moscow Chopin Solo in 1964
CD61
Chopin; 24 Etudes
Piano: Ashkenazi (1959-1960)
CD62
Tchaikovsky: The Fifth Symphony
Shostakovich: Festival Overture
Berlioz: Pirates Overture
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1972)
CD63
Russell: The 1st and 2nd Symphonies
Rozhidsev Wensky Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1989)
CD64
Rutoslavski: Band Concerto
Schoenberg: Periyas and Melissand
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1971)
CD65
Limski-Korsakov, Thaneev, Alenski’s Orchestral Works
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1962-1973)
CD66
Martino: Symphonies No. 2 and No. 3
Roževsteinsky Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1985)
CD67
Mahler: The Fifth Symphony
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1973)
CD68
Berlioz: Fantasy Symphony, Lear King Overture
Roževstevinski Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1988, 1989)
CD69
Bruckner: The First Symphony
Hindemith: Pittsburgh Symphony
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1965, 1983)
CD70
Bruckner: The Eighth Symphony
Rozhidsev Wensky Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of Ministry of Culture (1984)
CD71
Stravinsky: Apollo, Firebird Suite
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1961, 1966)
CD72
Sibelius: The Seventh Symphony
Prokofiev, Glazunov's Orchestral Works
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1962)
CD73
Sibelius: Fourth Symphony
Tchaikovsky: Fourth Symphony
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1970, 1971)
CD74
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3, Rocks
Roževstevinski Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1991)
CD75
Beethoven: Pastoral Symphony, Egmont Overture
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1974)
CD76
Shostakovich: The seventh symphony "Leningrad"
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1968)
CD77
Miyazkowski: Symphonies No. 1 and 5
Rožev Stevinsky Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1982, 1986)
CD78
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite
Rozhidsev Wensky Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1957-1962)
CD79
Ravel: "Daphne and Croy"
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1962)
CD80
Tchaikovsky: The second symphony, string serenade
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1967, 1970)
CD81
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Symphonic Poem "Fate", Italian Caprice
Svetlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1967, 1987)
CD82
Mendelssohn: The Fourth Symphony "Italy"
Saint-Sang: The third symphony "pipe organ"
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1967, 1982)
CD83
Famous marches
Switlanov, Rogjestevinski and other conductors
CD84
Wagner: Opera Overture and Prelude
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1980-1987)
CD85
Wagner: Opera Overture and Prelude
Ravel: Spanish Rhapsody, Pavan
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1980-1981)
CD86
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2, Rock
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1968-1973)
CD87
Tchaikovsky: The 1812 Overture
Roževstevinski Conducts Orchestra of Moscow Conservatory of Music (1990)
Orchestra of Rossini, Beca, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1963-1987)
CD88
Haydn; 100th and 95th Symphonies
Bashayi conductor Moscow Chamber Orchestra (1973-1974)
CD89
Bach: The Art of Fugue
Bashay Conducts Moscow Chamber Orchestra (1969)
CD90
Mozart: Symphonies No. 35, 41
Bashayi conductor Moscow Chamber Orchestra (1967)
CD91
Rachmaninoff: The Second Piano Concerto
Piano: Richter (1959)
Rachmaninoff: The Third Piano Concerto
Piano: Postnikova (1991)
CD92
Dvorak: Two piano quintet
Richter and Borodin Quartet (1982)
CD93
Haydn: The Second Cello Concerto
Cello: Shafran (1961)
Tchaikovsky: The Rococo Variations
Cello: Kunuszewski (1950)
CD94
Saint-Sang: The Second Piano Concerto
Gielles (1976)
Saint Sang: Animal Carnival
Guillels, Shafran et al. (1951)
Brahms: Fantasia
Guillels (1983)
CD95
Brahms: Two cello sonatas
Beethoven: The Fourth Cello Sonata
Dawning: Rostropovich (1959-1961)
CD96
Romantic cello album
The Great Music: Rostropovich (1949-1956)
CD97
Shostakovich: Two Piano Concertos
Piano: Composer himself (1956, 1959)
Shostakovich: Concerto for two pianos
Piano: Composer and Son (1956)
Shostakovich: Second Piano Trio
Shostakovich, Oistrach (1956)
CD98
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Violin: Kogang (1976)
Bruch: The First Violin Concerto
The Violin: Triakov (1981)
CD99
Bach: Unaccompanied Violin Suite No. 3, Chia Kong
Violin: Kramer (1974, 1976)
Frank: Violin Sonata
Violin: Kramer, Piano: Agric (1989)
CD100
Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto, Symphony No. 33
Mulavensky Conducts Leningrad Philharmonic (1983, 1964)
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Post by Lance » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:36 am

Indeed, some of the verbiage is "wonky." I guess that happens in translations. I do note that Postnikova has not (to my knowledge) had any previous Brilliant boxes, and since all of these recordings are apparently "live," some of that material would otherwise be unavailable. I have, nonetheless, canceled my order with Amazon/Japan. They were preparing the shipment as I canceled so there is still a chance it already went out the door. One really has to be careful with some of these mega-sets being issued.

I am curious about what "Arturo" Rubinstein does in this box and wonder if that material has even been reissued before. Perhaps I should go back through your listing in the Chinese translation.
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Post by Lance » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:40 am

Apparently the only thing of Rubinstein's is this:

CD60
Rubinstein's Moscow Chopin Solo in 1964

I'll have to see if that has ever been issued elsewhere. I try to collect anything and everything ever recorded by Artur/Arthur Rubinstein. He is my "god" of the piano.
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Post by Mookalafalas » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:19 pm

Lance, I agree you don't need another mega-box!
BTW, the Rubinstein is disk 61 "Live all Chopin recital in 1964"
Disk 99 says something like "Agric" and that is none other than Argerich.
I'm listening to a symphonic disk now--Gennady Rozdestvensky conducting Roussel Symphony 1 and 2. I don't have anything by GR or Roussel.
Obviously a great box for me, but probably unnecessary for you and other Russian Music collectors.
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Post by Holden Fourth » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:18 pm

The Rubinstein was initially issued by the Russian Revelation label about 20 or so years ago I know this because I bought it. It’s all the Chopin from the legendary October 1964 concert in Moscow. It has since been released as part of the 142 CD Rubinstein Collection which also includes the encores missing from the RR CD. You can also view it on YouTube as the Russians filmed the concert.

When I get time I’ll see how much overlap there is by going through my Russian Legends box.

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Post by Holden Fourth » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:06 pm

OK, here goes. I will be highlighting the overlaps as it will take less time.

CD1
Chopin: Smooth swashes and gorgeous Polish dance, Mozart Don Juan theme variation
Piano: Postnikova
Roževstevinski Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1990, 1984)
Debussy: Two excerpts of "King Lear", prelude to "Pelias and Melissa"
Rozhidsev Wensky Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1989)
CD2
Chopin: 24 Preludes
Rachmaninoff: 10 Preludes
Piano: Postnikova (1988)
CD3
Rachmaninoff: The 1st and 4th Piano Concertos
Piano: Postnikova
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Symphony Orchestra (1990, 1991)
CD4
Beethoven: The 30th, 31st, and 32th Piano Sonatas
Piano: Richter (1972, 1965, 1975)
CD5
Beethoven: The 6th and 7th Piano Sonatas
Haydn: Piano Sonatas 39, 47
Piano: Richter (1980, 1985)
CD6
Beethoven: Piano Sonata 1, 9, 12
Piano: Richter (1976)
CD7
Chopin: 1st, 2nd, 4th Harmony, 4 Etudes, 3 Nocturnes
Piano: Richter (1954-1980)
CD8
Tchaikovsky: Four Selected Songs of Four Seasons
Rachmaninoff: Six Sounds and Etiquette Etudes
Piano: Richter (1966)
CD9
Handel: Five Keyboard Sets
Piano: Richter (1980)
CD10
Liszt: Seven Travel Years
Piano: Richter (1956)
CD11
Schumann: Fantasy Sketches, Symphonic Etudes, Vienna Carnival
Piano: Richter (1970-1976)
CD12
Stravinsky: Music for piano and band
Bartok: The Second Piano Concerto
Hindemith; Chamber Music No.2
Piano: Richter (1984, 1967, 1978)
CD13
Beethoven: The 10th, 17th and 18th Piano Sonatas
Piano: Richter (1962-1965)
CD14
Rachmaninov: Cello SonataShostakovich: Cello Sonata
Cello: Shafran (1956, 1946)
CD15
Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2, 3, 4, 5
Cello: Shafran (1971)
CD16
JC Bach: Cello ConcertoProkofiev: Cello Concerto
Cello: Shafran (1961)
CD17
Schumann: Flexo and Allegro
Brahms: Four Serious Songs (Cello Edition)
Shostakovich: Viola Sonata (Cello Edition)
Cello: Shafran (1977-1986)
CD18
Mozart: The 12th and 20th Piano Concertos
Piano: Kissin (1984, 1990)
CD19
Chopin: Waltz No. 14, 5 Mazurka, Fantasia, 3rd Sonata
Piano: Kissin (1984)
CD20
Chopin: Two Piano Concertos
Piano: Kissin (1984)
CD21
Tchaikovsky: The First Piano Concerto
Shostakovich: The First Piano Concerto
Piano: Kissing
(1987,1988)
CD22
Liszt; Two Concert Etudes, Third Dream of Love, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12, Superb Etude No. 10
Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Aberger Variations, Dedication
Piano: Kissin (1983-1989)
CD23
Rachmaninoff: Daisy, Practice Songs, Five Preludes
Schumann: Four skits
Brahms: Narrative
Piano: Guillels (1977)
CD24
Beethoven: The 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos
Piano: Guillels (1976)
CD25
Beethoven: Piano Sonata 7,25,26,27
Piano: Guillels (1980)
CD26
Beethoven: sadness, moonlight, passionate sonata
Piano: Guillels (1961-1970)
CD27
Beethoven: The 12th and 16th Piano Sonatas
Piano: Guillels (1976)
CD28
Haydn; Two Cello Concertos
Cello: Rostropovich (1963)
CD29
Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote
Cello: Rostropovich (1957, 1964)
CD30
Lesqui of: Rome Pine
Gork Directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1960)
Lesqui: The Vibes and Variations
Cello: Rostropovich
Kondrasin Conducts Moscow Philharmonic (1973)
Ravel: Spanish Rhapsody
Rožev Stevinsky directs Moscow Philharmonic (1958)
CD31
Sainte-Sang: The First Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony Concerto
Cello: Rostropovich (1953, 1957)
CD32
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Britton: Cello Symphony
Cello: Rostropovich (1958, 1964)
CD33
Violin works by Issay, Vivaldi, Bach, Vinyavsky, Prokofiev, Sarasati
Violin: Oistrach and His Son (1954-1967)
CD34
Brahms, Dvorak: Violin Concerto
Violin: Oistrach (1951, 1952)
CD35
Vitali: Chaca
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Violin: Oistrach (1950, 1949)
CD36
Beethoven; two romantic songs
Xiao Song: Poems
Saint Sang: Primer and Meditation
Ravel: Tsigan
The Violin: Oistrach (1947-1948)
CD37
Bach: Violin Sonata Nos. 4, 5, 6
Violin: Igor Oistrach (1987)
CD38
Brahms: The Third Violin Sonata
Beethoven: Ninth Violin Sonata "Croce"
Violin: Oistrach (1966, 1967)
CD39
Shostakovich: Two cello concertos
Cello: Rostropovich (1965, 1967)
CD40
Brahms: The First Violin Sonata
Grieg: First Violin Sonata
Violin: Oistrach (1957)
Shostakovich: The Third String Quartet
Tchaikovsky Quartet (1948)
CD41
Brahms: The Third Symphony
Mlavinsky Conducts Leningrad Philharmonic (1972)
Brahms: The Second Violin Sonata
Violin: Oistrach, Piano: Richter (1972)
CD42
Brahms: The Third Violin Sonata
Schubert: Violin Sonata in A Major
Violin: Oistrach, Piano: Richter (1966)
CD43
Prokofiev, First Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Second Violin Concerto
Violin: Oistrach (1955, 1967)
CD44
Bach: The Sixth British Suite, Prelude and Fugue
Piano; Petrov (1985-1989)
CD45
Mussorgsky; Photo Exhibition (Band Version)
Tmiakhanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1980)
Mussorgsky: Drawing Exhibition (piano)
Piano; Petrov (1974)
CD46
Piano works by Rama, Beca, Sainte-Sang, and Ravel
Piano; Petrov (1984)
CD47
Dazzling Piano Piece Collection
Piano; Petrov (1989)
CD48
CPE Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann's piano works
Piano; Petrov (1987)
CD49
Violin Piece Set
Violin: Kogang (1961-1967)
CD50
Beethoven: The 6th and 9th Violin Sonatas
Violin: Kogang (1978)
CD51
Violin Piece Set
The Violin: Section of the Gang (1950-1955)
CD52
Beethoven: First Romance
Paganini: The First Violin Concerto
Glazunov: Violin Concerto
The Violin: Triakov (1978-1981)
CD53
Shostakovich: Two violin concertos
The Violin: Triakov (1981, 1979)
CD54
Handel: Three Concertos
Tryakov Commands the Soviet National Chamber Orchestra (1984)
CD55
Vivaldi: Seasons
Saint Sang: Primer and Meditation
Violin: Triakov
CD56
Beethoven: Two string trios
Kakong, Bashmit, Gutman (1988)
CD57
Shostakovich: Violin Sonata
Karang, Richter (1985)
Shostakovich: Viola Sonata
Bashmit, Richter (1982)
CD58
Schubert: The 17th Piano Sonata
Handel: Chava
Piano: Berman (1964)
CD59
Gershwin: Piano Concerto
Stravinsky: Three Movements Peter Ruskar
Piano: Berman (1966, 1964)
CD60
Rubinstein's Moscow Chopin Solo in 1964
CD61
Chopin; 24 Etudes
Piano: Ashkenazi (1959-1960)
CD62
Tchaikovsky: The Fifth Symphony
Shostakovich: Festival Overture
Berlioz: Pirates Overture
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1972)
CD63
Russell: The 1st and 2nd Symphonies
Rozhidsev Wensky Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1989)
CD64
Rutoslavski: Band Concerto
Schoenberg: Periyas and Melissand
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1971)
CD65
Limski-Korsakov, Thaneev, Alenski’s Orchestral Works
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1962-1973)
CD66
Martino: Symphonies No. 2 and No. 3
Roževsteinsky Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1985)
CD67
Mahler: The Fifth Symphony
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1973)
CD68
Berlioz: Fantasy Symphony, Lear King Overture
Roževstevinski Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1988, 1989)
CD69
Bruckner: The First Symphony
Hindemith: Pittsburgh Symphony
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1965, 1983)
CD70
Bruckner: The Eighth Symphony
Rozhidsev Wensky Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of Ministry of Culture (1984)
CD71
Stravinsky: Apollo, Firebird Suite
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1961, 1966)
CD72
Sibelius: The Seventh Symphony
Prokofiev, Glazunov's Orchestral Works
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1962)
CD73
Sibelius: Fourth Symphony
Tchaikovsky: Fourth Symphony
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1970, 1971)
CD74
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3, Rocks
Roževstevinski Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1991)
CD75
Beethoven: Pastoral Symphony, Egmont Overture
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1974)
CD76
Shostakovich: The seventh symphony "Leningrad"
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1968)
CD77
Miyazkowski: Symphonies No. 1 and 5
Rožev Stevinsky Conducts Soviet Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture (1982, 1986)
CD78
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite
Rozhidsev Wensky Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1957-1962)
CD79
Ravel: "Daphne and Croy"
Rozhev Stevinsky directs the Moscow Radio Orchestra (1962)
CD80
Tchaikovsky: The second symphony, string serenade
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1967, 1970)
CD81
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Symphonic Poem "Fate", Italian Caprice
Svetlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1967, 1987)
CD82
Mendelssohn: The Fourth Symphony "Italy"
Saint-Sang: The third symphony "pipe organ"
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1967, 1982)
CD83
Famous marches
Switlanov, Rogjestevinski and other conductors
CD84
Wagner: Opera Overture and Prelude
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1980-1987)
CD85
Wagner: Opera Overture and Prelude
Ravel: Spanish Rhapsody, Pavan
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1980-1981)
CD86
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2, Rock
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1968-1973)
CD87
Tchaikovsky: The 1812 Overture
Roževstevinski Conducts Orchestra of Moscow Conservatory of Music (1990)
Orchestra of Rossini, Beca, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov
Switlanov Conducts Soviet State Symphony Orchestra (1963-1987)
CD88
Haydn; 100th and 95th Symphonies
Bashayi conductor Moscow Chamber Orchestra (1973-1974)
CD89
Bach: The Art of Fugue
Bashay Conducts Moscow Chamber Orchestra (1969)
CD90
Mozart: Symphonies No. 35, 41
Bashayi conductor Moscow Chamber Orchestra (1967)
CD91
Rachmaninoff: The Second Piano Concerto
Piano: Richter (1959)
Rachmaninoff: The Third Piano Concerto
Piano: Postnikova (1991)
CD92
Dvorak: Two piano quintet
Richter and Borodin Quartet (1982)
CD93
Haydn: The Second Cello Concerto
Cello: Shafran (1961)
Tchaikovsky: The Rococo Variations
Cello: Kunuszewski (1950)
CD94
Saint-Sang: The Second Piano Concerto
Gielles (1976)
Saint Sang: Animal Carnival
Guillels, Shafran et al. (1951)
Brahms: Fantasia
Guillels (1983)
CD95
Brahms: Two cello sonatas
Beethoven: The Fourth Cello Sonata
Dawning: Rostropovich (1959-1961)
CD96
Romantic cello album
The Great Music: Rostropovich (1949-1956)
CD97
Shostakovich: Two Piano Concertos
Piano: Composer himself (1956, 1959)
Shostakovich: Concerto for two pianos
Piano: Composer and Son (1956)
Shostakovich: Second Piano Trio
Shostakovich, Oistrach (1956)
CD98
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Violin: Kogang (1976)
Bruch: The First Violin Concerto
The Violin: Triakov (1981)
CD99
Bach: Unaccompanied Violin Suite No. 3, Chia Kong
Violin: Kramer (1974, 1976)
Frank: Violin Sonata
Violin: Kramer, Piano: Agric (1989)
CD100
Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto, Symphony No. 33
Mulavensky Conducts Leningrad Philharmonic (1983, 1964)
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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by Holden Fourth » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:16 pm

Part 2 of this message so that you don't have to keep on scrolling down.

There are, according to my calculations, 20 CDs where the two collections overlap. There were also a few (about 5 or 6) where there was only a one year difference between supposed recording dates but as these are live recordings and musicians retain a concert program for a while they could also be different so I didn't include them. There was certainly repetition of repertoire between the two sets but widely recording dates.

I was expecting a big overlap with both Richter and Gilels and was pleasantly surprised that there wasn't.

One other issue is that for a few recordings in the LSR set you couldn't tell if it was Igor or David Ositrakh. Only David is represented in the Brilliant box set.

I'm actually considering purchasing this but will wait a few days.

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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by Mookalafalas » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:54 am

Holden Fourth wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:16 pm
Part 2 of this message so that you don't have to keep on scrolling down.

There are, according to my calculations, 20 CDs where the two collections overlap. There were also a few (about 5 or 6) where there was only a one year difference between supposed recording dates but as these are live recordings and musicians retain a concert program for a while they could also be different so I didn't include them. There was certainly repetition of repertoire between the two sets but widely recording dates.

I was expecting a big overlap with both Richter and Gilels and was pleasantly surprised that there wasn't.

One other issue is that for a few recordings in the LSR set you couldn't tell if it was Igor or David Ositrakh. Only David is represented in the Brilliant box set.

I'm actually considering purchasing this but will wait a few days.
Wow! Nice work! If it is as good as this, I will try to find a second-hand copy of the older box. I don't want you to go through all this again, but do you know off the of your head if a lot of of this material on smaller Brilliant boxes?

As an odd (and rather sad) coincidence, there were recent posts about the passing of th e conductor Rozhdestvensky. I had no idea who that was--and then, lo, as I work through this box I hit on a series of 18 of his disks. Now I can mourn him too.
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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by maestrob » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:39 am

Many thanks for all the hard work on this topic. I decided to order the box, but was defeated by amazon Japan's requirement of a "postal code," which I could not enter, as it consists of two groups of four numbers. Their address insisted on a local Japanese code, which tells me they're not willing to ship items to the USA.

I'll have to look elsewhere......... :cry:

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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by CharmNewton » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:54 am

Maestrob, you should contact amazon.co.jp Customer Service via Help. They can help you through the process. Once you get set up, you'll have a login that will differ from the one for other Amazon sites but ordering will be easy.

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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by maestrob » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:28 am

CharmNewton wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:54 am
Maestrob, you should contact amazon.co.jp Customer Service via Help. They can help you through the process. Once you get set up, you'll have a login that will differ from the one for other Amazon sites but ordering will be easy.

John
Thanks, John, I'll give it a try later.

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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by Lance » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:54 am

Thank you for advising about the Revelation CD. I do have that [10013], recorded live in 1964. I didn't realize the encores were not included in the Revelation disc but ARE included in the big Rubinstein 142-CD collection.[color]
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:18 pm

The Rubinstein was initially issued by the Russian Revelation label about 20 or so years ago I know this because I bought it. It’s all the Chopin from the legendary October 1964 concert in Moscow. It has since been released as part of the 142 CD Rubinstein Collection which also includes the encores missing from the RR CD. You can also view it on YouTube as the Russians filmed the concert.

When I get time I’ll see how much overlap there is by going through my Russian Legends box.
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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by mikealdren » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:46 am

Holden Fourth wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:16 pm
One other issue is that for a few recordings in the LSR set you couldn't tell if it was Igor or David Ositrakh. Only David is represented in the Brilliant box set.
Judging by the dates and the reference Oistrach and his son, they are all David except some of that one disk of duets. The dates suggest that they are studio recordings available elsewhere.

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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:34 pm

Mookalafalas wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 pm
At the risk of giving you a callous on your scrolling finger, i will attach the contents here. It is long, and Google translated from a Chinese website--some of the spellings are wonky.
CD1
Chopin: Smooth swashes and gorgeous Polish dance,
Can't wait to here these. :lol:

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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by Mookalafalas » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:27 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Mookalafalas wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 pm
At the risk of giving you a callous on your scrolling finger, i will attach the contents here. It is long, and Google translated from a Chinese website--some of the spellings are wonky.
CD1
Chopin: Smooth swashes and gorgeous Polish dance,
Can't wait to here these. :lol:
:shock: Turns out that is the Italian-Chinese-English result of "Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante"
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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by CharmNewton » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:13 pm

For those who wish to know how much duplication exists between the Yedang Classics Legendary Soviet Recordings (LSR) and Brilliant Classics Russian Legends (RL) boxes, I've gone through the contents of both and listed the duplications below:

David Oistrakh:

Beethoven: "Kreutzer" Sonata w/ Frieda Bauer
Chausson: Poeme w/ Kiril Kondrashin
Vitali: Chaccone in G minor w/ Vladimir Yampolsky
Wieniawski: Etude Caprice for 2 Violins w/ Igor Oistrakh
Prokofiev: Sonata for 2 Violins w/ Igor Oistrakh

Mstislav Rostropovich:

Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major w/ Rudolf Barshai
Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major w/ Rudolf Barshai
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102/1 w/ Alexander Dedukhin
Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 w/ Alexander Dedukhin

Emil Gilels:

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major w/ Kurt Masur
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major w/ Kurt Masur
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 7, 8, 12, 14, 16, 25, 26, 27
Rachmaninov: Daisies, Op. 36/3
Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op. 24/14
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C# minor, Op. 3/2
Rachmaninov: Prelude on B-flat major, Op. 23/2
Rachmaninov: Prelude in G-flat major, Op. 23/10
Rachmaninov: Prelude in B major, Op. 32/11
Rachmaninov: Prelude in G minor, Op. 32/5
Brahms: 4 Ballades, Op. 10

Sviatoslav Richter:

Beethoven: Sonatas 17, 18, 30, 31, 32

Evgeny Kissin:

Liszt: Waldesmuschen
Liszt: La leggierezza
Liszt: Liebestraum No. 2 in A-flat major
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 10
Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Schumann: Theme and Variations on the name "Abegg"
Schumann: Widnung (arr. Liszt)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 w/ Valery Gergiev
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35 w/ Vladimir Spivakov
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 11 w/ Dmitri Kitayenko
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21 w/ Dmitri Kitayenko
Chopin: Waltz No. 14 in E minor, Op. Post.
Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op. 63/2
Chopin: Mazurka in D-flat major, Op. 30/3
Chopin: Mazurka in B-flat major, Op. 24/4
Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op. 68/4
Chopin: Mazurka in C# minor, Op. 50/3
Chopin: Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49
Chopin: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35
Mozart: Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414 w/ Vladimir Spivakov
Mozart: Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 w/ Vladimir Spivakov

Daniil Shafran:

J.C. Bach: Cello Concerto in C minor w/ Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto in E minor, Op. 125 w/ Gennady Rozhdestvensky
J.S. Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5
Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 w/Dmitri Shostakovich
Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major w/ Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Victor Tretiakov:

Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 w/ State Chamber Orchestra
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6 w/ Neeme Jarvi

Gidon Kremer:

J.S. Bach: Partita No. 3 in E major for Solo Violin, BVW 1006
J.S. Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin, BWV 1004

Also, each box contains a performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 with Mstislav Rostropovich conducted by Boris Khaikin, but list different dates June 23, 1957 (RL) and July 10, 1957 (LSR). The performances do not sound the same, the latter having better sound and Rostropovich sounds a bit more expressive, with more depth and color to his tone. Tempi are similar in both. Both are in mono. There is a stereo recording of this concerto with Rostropovich and Khaikin recently issued by Melodiya in its Young Slava box.

None of the recordings conducted by Svetlanov duplicates material in the 10-CD Brilliant Classics Svetlanov box.Same is true for Gauk, who only appears in two recordings in the LSR set. I can't speak for sure to the Brillian sets for Rozhdestvensky and Mravinsky, but judging from the listings in photos, theew doesn't appear to be any duplication there either. There is very little Mravinsky in the LSR collection, but a lot of Rozhdestvensky.

Igor Oistrakh has one solo disc in the LSR collection containing 3 of J.S. Bach's Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (BWV 1017-19) with Natalia Zertsalova.

John

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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by barney » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:16 am

Thanks John for that massive amount of very helpful work.

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Post by maestrob » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:18 am

Yes, John, many thanks for performing a gargantuan task! Now if I could only buy this with my American amazon gift card..... :mrgreen:

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Re: Super Bargain Doorstop box, but only from Amazon Japan

Post by CharmNewton » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:34 am

A few comments about the packaging of the LSR collection. Each CD is housed in a glossy paper sleeve that reproduces the booklet cover photo of the original Yedang CD. They are nice to the touch and generally attractive. However, frequently the contents on the back of each disc are listed in a font color that contrasts poorly with the background so a magnifying glass proves helpful. The listings are in very good English there aren't a lot of typos. There is no booklet listing the contents, but they are roughly arranged by artist--not as rigidly or as visually as they are in the Brilliant RL set. The box is very sturdy.

I was happy there was no duplication in the Leonid Kogan material--the first disc opens with an intense performance of Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata, accompanied by his daughter Nina. One of the best I've heard.

So far, I'm pleased with this set which was about $95 U.S., including shipping (which to the West Coast took less than 3 days and the first stop on the way was Cincinnati, OH--go figure).

John

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