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Re: Wagner's Ring
Posted by Des Hutchinson on February 2, 2019, 11:48 am, in reply to "Re: Wagner's Ring
Regarding availability, it's worth noting that the BDA Solti Ring is still being advertised in the UK by Europadisc: https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/119170/Wagner_-_Der_Ring_des_Nibelungen_
(Blu-ray_Audio).htm. Concerning industry support for BDA, searching the Europadisc site for BDA only (and including deleted items) indicates that a little over 220 titles have been issued in about 10 years. Since a peak of 45 releases in 2014 (which included the Solti Ring), numbers have remained relatively static, with 35 releases in each of 2015 and 2018, 31 in 2017, and just 16 in 2016. While this may indeed infer low industry support, it may also illustrate that BDA is a low-growth, highly niche market.
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