Thanks for the reply! Since then I also received a DHL email in spanish, with no tracking information QR's website still shows that my order is "processing..." So I don't know how is my order, so I wait patiently.
I don't like bragging (well, whom I try to cheat? - of course I like it ) - but my package from Quartet was shipped several minutes ago. And I placed my order only yesterday! Wow. Now I'm waiting for my Rota "quartet", plus another 3 great scores.
I never received a shipping notice for either of my two orders. One placed within hours of it going live on Friday and then another on Saturday.
But my package showed up yesterday- both orders combined as I'd hoped they'd be. Last years speed blew me away and this year was similarly on point. Given how much shipping for all packages, especially larger, heavier ones, has gone up in the last few years the free shipping threshold here is VERY generous IMO.
Unfortunately, more than half the cases showed up with busted hubs or broken covers. I don't blame Quartet. It happens. Just a little frustrating. Fortunately none of the ones I've opened so far are scratched because of it.
Off the bat, I can see there is one title I probably should have continued to pass on. Most of the rest that I've listened to have been worthwhile, and I could see my appreciation rising the more familiar I become with them.
I was initially regretting impulse ordering things like Snøfall last year, but that's actually turned out to be one of my most played titles these last twelve months. Fun score that fully lives up to it's product description.
My package just arrived the DHL across the street a few minutes ago. Already have it, and everything arrived as ordered. Feels like 41 degrees CELCIUS here today - which is 106F for you USA folks. But it sure feels like XMAS.
Yesterday I received my order. Since these were all box-sets or double CD's (not easy to replace) I am happy that nothing got broken or damaged. El Hombre y la Tierra (Antón García Abril) is even better than I hoped, much better in fact. As it says in the booklet, the entire series is rife with masterpieces, both in terms of melodic construction and orchestration. There is such a wealth of wonderful themes, I can very much recommend this set to anyone not familiar with this composer. I didn't know Abril at all but I'm a fan of natural history programs like the Attenborough ones. I heard the sample of 'Hombres a caballo' and that 'sold' the set for me. But today after listening through the whole set I was so pleased I ordered this. An enormous amount of work went into producing it, but what a beautiful result. Thanks a lot to all involved!