All of Beethoven for $125

That’s right, all of Beethoven, 87 discs.  Buy it here.  I’m not tempted, mostly because I already have multiple favorite versions and I am ultimately a big fusspot who can’t stand to hear lesser accounts of the master.  I was happy with the Bach box for $99 but he stands up to second-rate interpretations more readily and I never before owned the complete cantatas.  Still, some of you may find this a quick and cost-effective way to feel a sense of "Beethoven completeness."  But you’ll value the discs more if you buy them one at a time, or at least one box at a time.  Start with Quartetto Italiano doing the late string quartets, vol.1 is here.


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