Into the Christmas Spirit

Excerpted from some Amazon.com reviews:

This choral music box set is an absolute must for every classical music lover. It encompasses the whole of modern European music history, from the renaissance (Byrd, Allegri) through 20th century composers such as Ligeti and Messiaen.”

This is a collection that is so very, very carefully chosen and presented with the very finest performers and artists. The bonus is the sound quality.”

I think that this box set would be a perfect gift for someone like me with a good knowledge and appreciation of the instrumental classical warhorses but with more limited exposure to the sacred choral repertoire. So many of these compositions are pinnacles of Western art but are rarely heard. This was my first time to hear Monteverdi’s Vespers, Bach’s St. John Passion, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, and, I’m embarrassed to say, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. Works like these simply don’t get the airplay of the symphonic and concerto masterworks.”

Each one of the 50 CDs is individually packaged in a paper case. The whole set is stored in a classy yet very space-efficient case. The shelf-space that can be saved compared to the purchase of individual CD cases is alone a good reason to consider purchasing the set.”

Contents: ArkivMusic

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Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

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