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Mercury Living Presence: The Collector's Edition, Vol. 2

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Mercury Living Presence: The Collector's Edition, Vol. 2, is a 55-disc box set that encompasses some of the finest early stereo recordings made on that innovative label. Like the preceding Volume 1, the discs are housed in a sturdy flip-top cube and are packaged in thin cardboard sleeves showing the original LP cover art, and the package includes a thick booklet that recounts the history of Mercury's pioneering work in audiophile sound. But the classic performances by Antal Doráti, Rafael Kubelik, Paul Paray, Frederick Fennell, Howard Hanson, and Marcel Dupré are pure gold for music lovers, and because these recordings are difficult to collect individually, this package offers convenience for collectors.

Track Listing - Disc 10

Title/Composer Performer Time
The Miraculous Mandarin, BB 82, Sz. 73 (Op. 19)
1 1:34
2 1:51
3 1:11
4 2:03
5 1:13
6 1:32
7 1:02
8 0:29
9 0:42
10 1:33
11 3:42
12 0:26
13 1:41
14 0:14
15 0:15
16 1:27
17 1:03
18 1:19
19 0:43
20 1:03
21 1:44
22 1:05
23 0:59
Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113
24 8:51
25 8:26
26 7:19
Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz. 110
27 12:17
28 5:30
29 6:26

Track Listing - Disc 16

Title/Composer Performer Time
Swan Lake, Op. 20
1 2:56
2 2:52
3 5:19
4 3:49
5 2:22
6 2:43
7 1:15
8 1:16
9 0:55
10 1:38
11 1:36
12 3:59
13 1:34
14 1:53
15 2:07
16 0:31
17 4:41
18 2:38
19 2:26
20 4:48
21 3:11
22 2:33
23 1:33
24 1:54
25 1:22
26 6:30
27 1:51
28 1:12
29 2:38

Track Listing - Disc 17

Title/Composer Performer Time
Swan Lake, Op. 20
1 2:34
2 1:56
3 6:05
4 1:34
5 1:48
6 1:03
7 2:18
8 0:45
9 0:56
10 1:16
11 1:45
12 2:37
13 2:48
14 1:49
15 4:23
16 3:21
17 3:16
18 1:54
19 1:50
20 5:11
21 2:57
22 6:27

Track Listing - Disc 20

Title/Composer Performer Time
Coppélia
1 1:24
2 2:05
3 2:53
4 1:56
5 1:05
6 2:23
7 3:24
8 1:46
9 1:51
10 3:46
11 1:18
12 1:21
13 2:09
14 3:20
15 3:20
16 2:30
17 2:43
18 1:16
19 1:59
20 3:17
21 3:17
22 1:16
23 2:35

Track Listing - Disc 23

Title/Composer Performer Time
Lincolnshire Posy
1