Biggest. Box Set. EVER.

I have a special section in my music library for all my box sets. I think the biggest might be a Beatles set that contains about a dozen LPs–which, when you think about it, is pretty big. But it ain’t got nothin’ on this new Mozart collection called Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition.

Mozart 225

This set features 200 CDs (240 hours of music) divided into solo work, symphonies and concertos, operas and various fragments. That’s 4,000 tracks.

It also comes with two books (one a biography), 33 DVDs of every single Mozart opera and a triple set of “singles.”

This blows away the previous record holder, which was an Arthur Rubenstein collection that featured just 142 discs.

(Via Pitchfork)

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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  • August 30, 2016 at 5:07 pm
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    I believe the record holder was Philips Classics Records with The Complete Mozart Edition published in 1990 with a staggering 180 compact discs. Nonetheless, the new Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition has 200 CDs which is very exciting. Thank you for sharing

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