Various Artists

111: The Collector's Editions [111 CDs]

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When the sheer size and depth of this massive box set is considered, 111: The Collector's Edition must be regarded more as a necessary addition to a large, comprehensive music library than as a practical item for most classical listeners. The number 111 wasn't chosen at random, because the set -- comprising two previous box sets of 55 and 56 CDs -- marks the 111th anniversary of Deutsche Grammophon, and the 111 CDs housed in the large, squarish package represent some of the finest recordings in the label's history, all reissued here in cardboard sleeves that feature original cover art. Included with the CDs are two large softcover books that offer track lists, essays, and historic photographs, and five facsimiles of sessions' reports give collectors extra value. Yet even though this classical crate can raise the prestige of any collection, it covers much of the material that longtime aficionados and DG's loyal fans might already own, so a detailed run-through of the contents is essential for anyone wishing to avoid duplication.

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
24 Préludes Op. 28
1 00:31 Amazon
2 02:09 Amazon
3 00:51 Amazon
4 01:51 Amazon
5 00:30 Amazon
6 01:46 Amazon
7 00:44 Amazon
8 01:29 Amazon
9 01:30 Amazon
10 00:24 Amazon
11 00:32 Amazon
12 00:57 Amazon
13 02:44 Amazon
14 00:29 Amazon
15 04:50 Amazon
16 00:58 Amazon
17 02:50 Amazon
18 00:46 Amazon
19 01:04 Amazon
20 01:32 Amazon
21 01:33 Amazon
22 00:34 Amazon
23 00:42 Amazon
24 02:15 Amazon
25 04:02 Amazon
26 00:46 Amazon
Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor Op. 35
27 06:40 Amazon
28 06:03 Amazon
29 08:34 Amazon
30 01:27 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
West Side Story
1 04:07 Amazon
2 03:12 Amazon
3 02:34 Amazon
4 01:45 Amazon
5 00:27 Amazon
6 02:22 Amazon
7 00:53 Amazon
8 01:26 Amazon
9 00:51 Amazon
10 02:57 Amazon
11 07:33 Amazon
12 04:49 Amazon
13 04:39 Amazon
14 05:39 Amazon
15 03:42 Amazon
16 03:02 Amazon
17 03:24 Amazon
18 01:05 Amazon
19 00:37 Amazon
20 01:31 Amazon
21 02:37 Amazon
22 03:14 Amazon
23 04:19 Amazon
24 02:05 Amazon
25 03:29 Amazon
26 01:25 Amazon
27 02:35 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 12

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
1 03:03 Amazon
2 02:44 Amazon
3 02:30 Amazon
4 03:30 Amazon
5 02:32 Amazon
6 04:10 Amazon
7 03:06 Amazon
8 04:54 Amazon
9 02:13 Amazon
10 03:02 Amazon
11 04:43 Amazon
12 05:18 Amazon
13 01:49 Amazon
14 01:53 Amazon
15 04:02 Amazon
16 03:41 Amazon
17 04:12 Amazon
18 02:05 Amazon
19 02:08 Amazon
20 06:53 Amazon
21 08:12 Amazon
22 03:15 Amazon