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What is the best way to have an entire collection of Mozart's Symphonies without breaking the bank?

Asked by mazingerz88 (18343 points ) February 14th, 2012

Right now I’m searching iTunes for Mozart’s Symphonies starting from his first to his very last. I don’t intend to get them all at once. I just would like to have a practical and prudent system of eventually acquiring all of them without spending money wastefully.

Have you ever done anything like this? How did you go about doing it? Buying a CD is not an option for me as I got used to iTunes purchasing, then burning them to CDs myself. Yet, would this truly be the best way to go about it? Thanks! : )

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SpatzieLover's avatar

Yep, I can think of ways <cough, torrent, cough>

GladysMensch's avatar

I’d still go the CD route. You can get some very fine recordings at used CD stores for an extremely small percentage of what you’ll pay on iTunes.

Rarebear's avatar

Go to a good classical CD store and get a boxed set. You might get lucky to find it used.

marinelife's avatar

I agree with @GladysMensch. Used CD stores are the way to go.

dappled_leaves's avatar

Assuming you want to keep it legal – I’m not sure there’s a way you can keep it. But if you live in a city of any size, you probably have access to music from your local library, and that is likely to have a lot of Mozart, if anyone.

I actually have no idea how they might prevent users from copying tracks from those CDs to their hard drives.

dappled_leaves's avatar

That’s what I figured.

Though I am in no way suggesting that anyone flout copyright laws. In no way.

mazingerz88's avatar

@dappled_leaves Shoot, if you only posted earlier! The local library here looks great.

YoKoolAid's avatar

Option 1 – get a youtube – mp3 converter, you’ll be able to turn any Mozart piece that is on youtube into an mp3 file.

Option 2 – internet radio…often i’ll find a station that plays 24/7 Mozart, or 24/7 Beethoven etc. Download a recorder for free and record all the internet radio you want. 100% free and legal.

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