. You might be able to get it cheaper from Amazon Japan.
The Brilliant Classics label provide some fantastic bargains. They publish "Masterworks" box sets (consisting of 40 CDs that cover all the major works and a lot more besides) that often retail for under £60. I own the
editions and consider them ideal reference sets. You can always buy something more expensive later. The BC Complete Brahms is on sale for £112, although I got it for £30. The pleasure of dipping into the sets more than makes up for the skimpy packaging and minimal documentation.
Confusingly, Brilliant Classics has used the "Masterworks" title for its 10 and 40 CD box sets. Choose the latter.
When it comes to piano works at least, the person playing them makes a big difference to me. For Beethoven I love Schnabel, but you might not like the fact the recordings are fairly poor quality (from the twenties I think).
Barenboim is also good, but he's a bit too stately for my liking. Claudio Arrau plays quite romantically, but some people don't like that in Beethoven.
For Chopin you can't go wrong with Horowitz. The point is, if you're going to spank thousands on a boxset you'd better make sure you like the interpretations first.