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A limited-edition 55-CD set of legendary and critically acclaimed recordings celebrating the famous PHILIPS heritage.An alliance of great artistry and superb sound.Classic-status albums spanning over half a century of recording and showcasing a wealth of international talent.An unrivaled collection that that embraces all musical genres - from solo piano and chamber music through to large scale choral works and opera.Music that spans more than two centuries of masterworks from Bach Concertos and Schubert Lieder to twentieth-century masterpieces by Stravinsky, Bartok and beyond.Each CD is housed in a sleeve with original cover art, a 200-page booklet documents the history of the label with personal reminiscences by key members of staff on both the technical and artistic developments of the label:1] A history of Philips Classics by Frans van Dongen [Former member of the Philips Classical Recording Department in Baarn]2] Philips Classics - A personal recollection by Costa Pilavachi [former Head of A&R and later President, Philips Classics]Full recording information on each disc is included in the booklet and there are numerous photographs.The release of this PHILIPS set has been made possible as a result of a special agreement with PHILIPS and use of the trademark is confined to this limited-edition set.
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