Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50 Years 1958-2008 (50 CD box set, APE)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50 Years 1958-2008 (50 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 50 CD boxset
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
Size: 13.4 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

If you’re an avid fan of the music which has been released by Deutsche Harmonia Mundi over the last 50 years then you’re sure to love this box set compilation. Featuring some of the most renowned musical artists who have recorded during this period, this is certainly an enjoyable selection. If you’re keen to significantly expand your current music collection, then this 50 CD box set can be a great way to do so.

This is a great collection for any music-lover, but especially those who enjoy tracks released by Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. These CDs are also perfect if you want to load up your multi disk CD player during a dinner party or a game of party poker, when you won’t want to think about which music you should listen to next. Take a look below to see exactly what is included as part of each CD in this unique selection.

CD 1
ASTORGA – Stabat Mater
PERGOLESI – Confitebor
DURANTE – Magnificat
Freiburger Barockorchester
Thomas Hengelbrock

CD 2
BACH
Concertos pour hautbois § Double-concerto
Camerata Köln

CD 3
BACH
Variations Goldberg
Gustav Leonhardt, clavecin

CD 4
BACH
L’Offrande Musicale
Barthold Kuijken
Sigiswald Kuijken
Wieland Kuijken
Robert Kohnen

CD 5
BACH
Motets
Cantus Cölln

CD 6-7
BACH
Messe en si mineur
Freiburger Barockorchester
Thomas Hengelbrock

CD 8
BACH / VIVALDI
Ouvertures, Symphonies, Concertos
Thomas Hengelbrock

CD 9-10
BACH
Suites pour violoncelle solo
Hidemi Suzuki

CD 11
BAROCCO ESPANOL
Literes / Duron
Martha Almajano
Al Ayre Espanol

CD 12
Le violoncelle au 17ème Siècle
FRESCOBALDI
GABRIELLI
JACCHINI
ANTONII
Anner Bylsma

CD 13
BIBER
Requiem à 15
STEFFANI
Stabat Mater
Gustav Leonhardt

CD 14
BOCCHERINI
Concertos pour violoncelle
Symphonies
Tafelmusik
Anner Bylsma

CD 15
BUXTEHUDE
Sonates
Capriccio Stravagante
Skip Sempé

CD 16
CACCINI
Le Nuove Musiche
Jordi Savall
Montserrat Figueras
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

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CD 17
COUPERIN
La Sultane
Skip Sempé

CD 18
FACCO
Pensieri adriarmonici
6 Concerti Op.1
L’Arte Dell’Arco

CD 19
FORQUERAY
Pièces de viole et de clavecin
Jay Bernfeld
Skip Sempe

CD 20
FRESCOBALDI
Messa della Domenica
Canticum
Lorenzo Ghielmi

CD 21
FRESCOBALDI
Messe de la Madone
Canticum

CD 22
GLUCK
Les Chinoises
Un Opéra-Sérénade
Anne Sofie von Otter
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
René Jacobs

CD 23
LASSUS
Musica Dei Donum
Lauda Sion Salvatorem
Missa « Puisque j’ay perdu »
à 4 voix
Pro Cantione Antiqua

CD 24
LASSUS
Requiem à 5
Magnificat
Pro Cantione Antiqua

CD 25
LITERES
Los Elementos
Opéra harmonique
Al Ayre Espanol

CD 26
LULLY
Divertissements
Capriccio Stravagante
Skip Sempé

CD 27
MACHAUT – Messe à Notre-Dame
MAGNUS / LE CHANCELIER
Deller-Consort
Collegium Aureum
Alfred Deller

CD 28
KNÛPFER, SCHELLE, KUHNAU
Les Maîtres de la Chapelle St. Thomas avant J.-S. Bach
Cantus Cölln

CD 29
MARAIS
Fantaisie champêtre
Pieces in trio
Ensemble Rebel

CD 30
MONTEVERDI
Lamento d’Arianna
Combatimento di Trancrede et Clorinda
Capriccio Stravagante
Skip Sempé

CD 31-32
MONTEVERDI
Vêpres de la Vierge
Cantus Cölln

CD 33
PACHELBEL
BACH
Motets
Cantus Cölln

CD 34
PALESTRINA
Lamentations du Samedi Saint
Missa in duplicibus
Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Dominique Vellard

CD 35
PERGOLESI
La Serva Padrona
Maddalena Bonifaccio
Siegmund Nimsgern
Collegium Aureum

CD 36
PURCELL
Dioclesian suite
HAENDEL
Concerto grosso
Il duello Amoroso
Freiburger Barockorchester

CD 37
PURCELL / LAWES
LOCKE / MATTEIS
English baroque music from the 17th Century,
pour flûte § clavecin
Pedro Memelsdorff
Andreas Staier

CD 38
RAMEAU
Hippolyte et Aricie
Suite pour orchestre
La Petite Bande
Sigiswald Kuijken

CD 39
RAMEAU
Platée et Dardanus
Suites
Nicholas McGegan

CD 40
RAMEAU
Pygmalion
La Petite Bande
Gustav Leonhardt

CD 41
REBEL
« Tombeau »
Les Sonates en trio
Ensemble Rebel

CD 42
SAINTE COLOMBE
Pièces pour viole de gambe
Hille Perl

CD 43
SCARLATTI
Cantates / Cantatas
David Daniels
Nicholas McGegan

CD 44
SCARLATTI
Passion selon St Jean
René Jacobs
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

CD 45
TELEMANN
Concertos pour instruments à vent
Camerata Köln

CD 46
VIVALDI
Les quatre saisons
Freiburger Barockorchester
The Harp Consort

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CD 47
VIVALDI
Avanti l’opera
Ouvertures d’Opéras oubliés
L’Arte dell’Arco
Christopher Hogwood

CD 48
VIVALDI
6 sonates pour violoncelle et basse continue
Anner Bylsma
Hidemi Suzuki

CD 49
ZELENKA
Missa dei Filii
Tafelmusik

CD 50
ZELENKA / PISENDEL
Concerti
Freiburger Barockorchester

A NOTE ABOUT PACKAGING AND SHIPPING

This is a wonderful set of music. I have bought much of this music in individual CD’s at many times the price, and so this collection represents a terrific value. You should grab it while you can. This is an heirloom package we’re talking about here.

Because this collection is so nice you may want to ask yourself what kind of condition you want it to be in when it arrives. I think this inquiry is very important if you are considering buying from one of Amazon’s affiliated sellers, who often offer these sets at prices significantly better than Amazon’s price. While I have had good luck buying individual CD’s from the affiliated sellers, I have had abyssmal experiences with buying heavy “coffee table”-type books and these larger CD and DVD box sets. Why??? Because they aren’t packaging them well. I bought this set from a reputable seller–MovieMars–and they literally sent it in an ENVELOPE. That’s right! The thing has 50 CD’s and weighs close to four pounds and is housed in a formal presentation box, and they pathetically wrap it in a paper backed bubble wrap–with absolutely NO BOX–and send it media mail. You can imagine the condition it was in when I received it. The box was dented and the lid was split open. This set does not use jewel cases–if it had, the plastic shards would have just poured out (as has happened several times in the past with these corner and cost-cutting affiliated sellers).

This has now happened with about half the box sets have bought from these Amazon-affiliated sellers. And the heavy books typically get bent corners, which is unacceptable to me. It is wasteful and tragic. Art become landfill due to their slothful indifference. It is obvious they are trying to cut shipping costs and so they compromise their packaging materials and effort. It is terribly frustrating: you have to either do a send-back (and you’ll have to find your own shipping box), or accept an expensive item which is in tatters. Should you roll the dice and give one of these sellers a try to see if you can save some money?? After this experience with this set (Movie Mars offered me a $5 credit–which I obviously declined), I have decided that in the future I’m just going to spend the extra dollars and buy directly from Amazon. I just don’t have time to send stuff back all the time, and it totally takes the fun out of buying these exquisite sets if they arrive in less than perfect condition. Amazon ships the old-fashioned way: a sturdy cardboard box. I’m willing to pay more for that.

11 Comments

  1. great post thanks a lot can you post harmonia mundi project century

  2. My dear Whatever, I took all your HM posts and all I can (must ??) say is that it is a wonderful and fantastic work for all the sacred music lovers.
    I do really appreciate all the work you do for us should you post operas, symphonic music, sacred music, rare interpretations and so on.
    So once again, please accept again a very big THANK YOU

    :lol:

  3. This is another extraordinary collection. Thanks again for uploading it!

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