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Alfred Cortot The Anniversary Edition - 2012 (40 CDs)

27-06-2014, 10:03
Classical Music | FLAC / APE

Artist: Alfred Cortot
Title Of Album: The Anniversary Edition (40 CDs)
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: EMI Classics
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC
Total Time: 41 hours 53 minutes 12 seconds
Total Size: 8,71gb
WebSite: Amazon

Alfred Cortot The Anniversary Edition - 2012  (40 CDs)

Any serious student of the piano should own this box. I'm not serious, but I'll keep it anyway.

It doesn't claim absolute completeness, but comes pretty close. For $100 you get 40 CDs + an 80 page booklet.
Alfred Cortot had an unbalanced recorded repertoire.
He was a Chopin specialist: Half his solo piano recordings are of music by Chopin.
His only rival was Arthur Rubinstein, but their repertoire was different:

Rubinstein left us with 3 complete sets each of the Mazurkas, Nocturnes, Polonaises and Scherzi.
He avoided the Preludes (aside from once in 1946), and Etudes.
Cortot left us with 4 complete sets of the Preludes, and 2 sets of Etudes (all in this box).
He avoided the Mazurkas, Nocturnes, Polonaises and Scherzi (aside from a few pieces).

Perhaps the division of labor was EMI's idea, but I can't imagine that their marketing department was happy with 4 sets of Preludes from the same artist.

This box also includes 2 sets of Ballades, 2 sets of Waltzes, 1 set of Impromptus, 4 recordings of Sonata 2, and 2 recordings of Sonata 3.
I am frankly overwhelmed trying to comprehend it all.
Anything worth doing is worth doing three times. I can sympathize (I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

CDs 1-28 are arranged in chronological order by recording date. CDs 29-40 are arranged by genre.

CDs 1-3: Acoustic recordings, 1916-1925. Most of these are American Victors...

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NoGDM   User offline   30 June 2014 09:26

Hello and thanks for the effort.

Please use recovery record in your files. These are huge archives and very often there are problems with their download. It is a pity to spend hours or days to download them just to discover they are useless. Thanks again.

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MusicBox   User offline   24 October 2014 11:57

Alfred Cortot The Anniversary Edition - 2012, MP3

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tiger   User offline   24 October 2014 14:33

Hi Dear Friend!
Thank you for the MP3-files of Alfred Cortot, but The Flac-files of him on don't work?
Please Re-Up them.
Thanks again for the great post.

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MusicBox   User offline   24 October 2014 15:46

New Links

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dastardlee   User offline   25 October 2014 16:04

Thank you, again!

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dastardlee   User offline   25 October 2014 20:31

Is anyone else having problems extracting rapidgator? I've downloaded pars 2, 3, 4 and 5 twice, and both times cds 10, 19, 29 and 38 show as corrupt. Thanks!

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viktoriaontapado   User offline   28 October 2014 18:39


Yes, just like with the 'Wilhelm Kempff. The Solo Repertoire (35 CD) - 2012' album.

Please, dear MusicBox, fix the problem if you have a chance. Thanks anyway.

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africanus   User offline   30 October 2014 13:57

Right, cds 10, 19, 29 and 38 appear as corrupt. However, I have decompressed the files with 7-zip, played them with VLC and seem to work fine.

Cd 7 is missing though.

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