Thread: How many of you are - actually - SACD-ONLY buyers???

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Post by Osbert Parsley January 19, 2009 (121 of 321)
Fugue said:

Yes, I know, thank you. Since I am an English teacher, I have a decent vocabulary. I chose the phrase "sound lover" for a better parallel structure in my sentence. ... The phrase also allowed me to emphasize the two critical elements, sound and music.

I can't resist dragging us back off topic for a tiny moment.

What about "melophile"?

Post by TerraEpon January 19, 2009 (122 of 321)
aoqd22 said:

You might want to add Martin Fröst's new disc of Crusell Clarinet Concertos to your wish list my arrived last week and I can heartily recommend it!

Crusell: Clarinet Concertos - Fröst, Kamu

I listened to the Hyperion CD of Crusell (Thea King I think) a few years ago and didn't like it much. Is there reason to believe this one is any better?

Now if Frost would record all the clarinet concerti of Krommer (though that'd need two discs at least) I'd buy it in a heartbeat...

Post by Cilea January 19, 2009 (123 of 321)
TerraEpon said:

Let's toss some, perhaps, even less offbeat stuff, off the top on my head. I can't guarantee there's nothing, and if they are I'd wager they are Japanese only stuff and such, but...

Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet full ballet

A bit out of topic, but (page 8)...

http://lso.co.uk/downloadables/lumps/upload/756-343.pdf

And, Robert, I buy both RBCDs and SACDs but prefer SACDs.

Post by DSD January 19, 2009 (124 of 321)
aoqd22 said:

You might want to add Martin Fröst's new disc of Crusell Clarinet Concertos to your wish list my arrived last week and I can heartily recommend it!

Crusell: Clarinet Concertos - Fröst, Kamu

Thanks I played some streaming audio and it is very nice indeed! I added it to my wish list.

Post by Cilea January 20, 2009 (125 of 321)
mikkoko said:

I hope BIS is going to record soon to be premiered Aho's concerto for saxophone quartet and orchestra!

And the wonderful Oboe Concerto premiered last year!

Post by aoqd22 January 20, 2009 (126 of 321)
TerraEpon said:

I listened to the Hyperion CD of Crusell (Thea King I think) a few years ago and didn't like it much. Is there reason to believe this one is any better?

Now if Frost would record all the clarinet concerti of Krommer (though that'd need two discs at least) I'd buy it in a heartbeat...

Haven't heard Thea King's Hyperion disc so all I can say is the new BIS Crusell SACD gives much pleasure and I would recommend it even to someone who wants to start a classical collection. Must admit don't recall ever hearing anything by the Czech composer Krommer. However, given your enthusiasm for his clarinet concerti I shall have to rectify this!

Post by stardreamer January 20, 2009 (127 of 321)
Dear Robert,

To answer your question, I have started purchasing SACD's since end 2005 / early 2006 when I got my Denon A1. At that time, I had specifically chosen a DVD player with SACD playback. Less than a year later, I added the NAD M5 (2000 no less) in order to have a specific, dedicated player for SACD's.
From 2006 until today, I have bought more than 300 SACD's, including 288 classical or orchestral (see my library). In this period, I have purchased exactly 2 RBCD's of classical music and one of them was a listening nightmare...
In the last two years, my amount of RBCD (non classical) purchases has dropped to maybe 1/4 of what it was before, and still dropping.
You do the math...

Punyversal, DG, EMI and Naxos have gone to my blacklist, for having dropped SACD and in general not being interested in producing quality products, only dragging our money.

As a matter of fact, I didn't know your label before starting to buy SACD's.
There is currently one RBCD reference on my maybe-maybe-not list, that is your Sibelius integral series. If you had released them on SACD, even stereo only (that hurts for a multichannel supporter like me to say that but it's the truth), even non-hybrid, I would have bought them immediately, without any hesitation.

Considering the many people who visit this site, even without logging in or posting on the forum, (I did that for more than a year before registering on this site), and the currently more than 20 millon SACD players in circulation I would be surprised you could'nt find the 600 more customers you need to cover your additional costs.

As conclusion, if I need to buy every new BIS SACD title to keep you issuing them, I will. At the very least this would make me discover music I might have (probably wrongfully) overlooked...
... And by the way, I'm also interested in SACD reissues of your back catalogue, as it has been suggested earlier in this thread, even if they are stereo only (Oops I said it again).

Keep up the good work, thanks to you music listenig remains what it should always be : a very important pleasure !

Post by DSD January 22, 2009 (128 of 321)
aoqd22 said:

Robert ...

As we are talking about counting beans ... most of the SACDs I have arrive in the new Super Jewel Boxes. I have no idea how much they cost but presume more than the standard jewel boxes my RBCDs have come in. All I wanted to say was if BIS decided to issue everything in the older design of jewel box and it saved a few beans it would make no difference BIS would still remain my preferred label.

pb

I agree with aoqd22 if releasing your SACDs in the standard Jewel cases instead of the newer Super Jewel cases would save enough money to keep your SACD program afloat. I second this suggestion.

Telarc, Chesky, Chandos and others have switched back to standard Jewel cases and it has not effected by buying habits at all. It doesn't matter to me what cases they are in as long as there is an SACD layer on the disc.

Thanks for bringing so much great music to my home,
Teresa

Post by deckerm January 22, 2009 (129 of 321)
and if having kids take a crayon to create the CD cover reduces costs, thats good to.

Post by HV January 22, 2009 (130 of 321)
For me, it doesn't matter anymore. I stopped buying plastic. Hi-Res dowloads are the future for me.

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