So what? The Johanna Martzy Bach set is now pushing $7500 and the early Oistrakh stereo UK/European EMIs are all $900+ each,and they've all been out on "good sounding" (quotes intentional) CDs forever.Some people can just appreciate quality.Like the article says,like fine wine,or good Dominican Cigars,are better than the crap Wal Mart sells.These Hi-Fi Stereo Oistrakhs are only a few of the classical records that have been steadily creeping up in price since the 90s.Individual records sell for $200-$500,depending on which one.There is a premium added to the price for having all five together .While there are far rarer records,like Marcelle Meyer,it is next to impossible to put together a complte set.I only have two of them in these pressings.
--- On Thu, 1/27/11, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [ARSCLIST] curious as to why the high value?
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Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 11:34 AM
why would those Philips LPs of David Oistrakh and Lev Oborin go for so much? Was that a freak eBay sale? That material was reissued as a nicely-packaged good-sounding CD set. The original sound quality wasn't knock your socks off, although it was typical Philips high quality. The performances remain highly rated by some critics. But, if a CD set is available, why are the original LPs worth thousands of dollars? Could this have been a Philips completist buyer who got in a bidding war?
-- Tom Fine