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From Jim: This is the musical bargain of the decade: all of Mozart's 600+ works on 170 CDs 200 hours of music in inspired, and well-reviewed, performances (conductors and performers I've long admired are 'bolded' below), at less than $1 per disc. Having now listened to the entire set, in chronological order, I'm struck more than ever by the immense range and beauty of Mozart's achievement. Although I already owned recordings of most of Mozart, I've discovered many stunning rarities here, including his early opera La Finta Giardiniera, the concert arias (Francine van der Heyden's performances in Volume I are sublime), and the vocal canons; the duet "Natus cadit, atque Deus" from the opera Apollo et Hyacinthus composed at age 11 was so beautiful it literally moved me to tears. On September 4, 2006, The New York Times ran an article praising this collection.
Every work is unabridged, including all 19 operas. To provide an absolutely complete collection, Brilliant Classics commissioned many new recordings, while licensing others from such premium labels as ASV, BIS, EMI, Hungaroton, Nimbus, Novalis, and Telarc. Full texts (in the original languages) of all operas, choral works, and songs are provided in printable PDF format on a CD-ROM, along with summaries of the operas and essays on all of the works. Each CD comes in a paper sleeve with detailed track listings; the entire box is only 13 inches wide. NOTE: This set is not consistently available it was not offered during much of summer 2006 so if you are interested and it's listed (at the right) for about $135 (formerly $400), pounce! If you buy it through my Amazon link, you'll also help support at no additional cost my Websites devoted to film and GLBT literature. You're also welcome to see my favorite 30 works of literature, music, and film.
Happy listening! NEW! FREE online Mozart's complete works, in full score, in the New Mozart Edition (Neue Mozart-Ausgabe), plus critical commentary.