Stunning sounds from this legendary label – and a sweet little package that makes you feel like you've just found a stash of mint-condition classical LPs! The collection brings together essential recordings from the catalog of Deutsche Grammophon – solo performances, full symphonies, and a few operas as well – all presented in little 5" record-style sleeves, in a massive box with a special 100 page book of notes as well. Performances here are all by the legends of the label – Oistrach, Bohm, Karajan, Kubelik, Fischer-Dieskau, Anda, Mutter, Fricsay, Rostropovich, Gilels, and many others – with composers who include Chopin
, Liszt, Beethoven, Mozart, Orff, Ravel, Strauss, Schubert, Wagner, and many others. The material is about as classic as you can get for DG – nothing too outside the box – but together, the whole thing makes for a really wonderful collection – and a great price for so much music, especially since many CDs feature extra material too. Also includes two recordings new to the series – Maurizio Pollini's performance of Chopin
's Etudes – and Brahms Cello Sonatas from Rostropovich and Serkin.