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Complete Edition

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Complete Edition

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Brahms
genre:
Classical

We gave it an A

The complete catalog of Brahms whittled down to a tiny five-inch cube? It isn’t so much the economy of space, nicely engineered here by DG, but the puny price ($119) they’ve tagged to such premium recordings across 46 discs. No one can complain about buyer’s remorse, either, with several of these recordings already etched into home-stereo lore: Abbado and Karajan in the orchestral works, Barenboim and Fischer-Dieskau in the lieder cycles, and the Giulini/Vienna German Requiem. Complete Edition is not just a bargain but a total steal. A

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