A selection of Decca and Deutsche Grammophon classical box sets are available with up to 45% off from Presto Classical until 9 August 2021. The outstanding collections include best-selling and award-winning recordings from artists including Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Alfred Brendel, Riccardo Chailly, John Eliot Gardiner, Herbert von Karajan, Wilhelm Kempff, Carlos Kleiber, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Mitsuko Uchida.
There really is no better way to enjoy the riches of classical music in detail, at length and with value than with a well-compiled box set of recordings. Featuring a composer’s complete lifetime’s work, complete symphonic sets and sonata cycles, collected interpretations of individual artists and musicians, and much more – the box set format offers value, listening quality, and in-depth analysis, taking the listener behind the music and into the artist’s world.
We’ve selected some of our favourite Decca and Deutsche Grammophon box sets, currently available with up to 45% off from Presto Classical until 9 August 2021, below. Treat yourself – and happy listening!
Bach 333 – The New Complete Edition
Bach 333 – The New Complete Edition, featuring 222 CDs and 1 DVD, is the largest and most complete box set ever devoted to the work of a single composer. The set marked 333 years since the birth of J.S. Bach and was developed with the cooperation of 32 labels and a team of scholars at the Leipzig Bach Archive. Bach 333 presents every known note from the great master and opens up his world – and his impact on our world – in a uniquely immersive way: through audio, visual, printed and online materials. “Bach 333 is a treasure trove of Bach’s global impact in the form of a recorded legacy …” – Gramophone
Beethoven: The Symphonies – Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra
Beethoven: The Symphonies (5 CD set), recorded by Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, features acclaimed performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s nine symphonies recorded live in the Gewandhaus. The cycle shows the finesses and the musicality of the legendary Gewandhaus Orchestra and also includes selected Beethoven Overtures. “The recordings, I should add, are superb.” – Gramophone
Wilhelm Kempff – Beethoven – The Piano Sonatas
Wilhelm Kempff’s mono set of Beethoven – The Piano Sonatas, recorded between 1951 and 1956, is often regarded as superior to his later stereo set. “Wilhelm Kempff was the most inspirational of Beethoven pianists. Those who have cherished his earlier stereo cycle for its magical spontaneity will find Kempff’s qualities even more intensely conveyed in this mono set, recorded between 1951 and 1956. Amazingly the sound has more body and warmth than the stereo, with Kempff’s unmatched transparency and clarity of articulation even more vividly caught …” – Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010
Mitsuko Uchida – Mozart: The Piano Sonatas
Mitsuko Uchida’s recordings of Mozart: The Piano Sonatas (5CD set) is a great package for anyone who hasn’t heard her celebrated performances. She uses a lightness of touch and approach as if she were playing on an instrument more like what Mozart would have had, rather than its modern, sturdy descendent. “By common consent, Mitsuko Uchida is among the leading Mozart pianists of today, and her recorded series of the piano sonatas won critical acclaim …” – Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010
Carlos Kleiber – Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon
Carlos Kleiber’s Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (12 CD set) includes three CDs of orchestral works by Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert as well as his four complete opera recordings (Der Freischütz, Die Fledermaus, La Traviata and Tristan und Isolde). “Kleiber’s magic is evident in every bar of the music. His Beethoven and Brahms sound as fresh now as when they were released, and his three-CD Tristan has the inestimable advantage of Margaret Price’s gorgeous bel canto Isolde …This collection …is a must-have for any serious music-lover.” – The Sunday Times
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