|Posted by cat's squirrel on April 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM|
the last couple of days has seen my vinyl collection increase by another 40, well not strictly accurate, as seven of those are boxed sets. They came from the Oxfam shop and a outlet which is basically selling what people have thrown away, literally.
Some exceptional finds include a complete set of Beethoven symphonies, Karajan on DGG, for just £6! All six Bach Bradenburg Concerti on Decca, and his Christmas Oratorio on the Telefunken label, which not only has the words, but a second booklet with all the music. Fortunately, I can follow an orchestral score, so look forward to listening and reading this one!
One real curiosity was a copy of Poulenc's 'Dialogues des Carmelites', kind of 'Sound of Music' for intellectuals. When I bought it, I thought it was on HMV, but when I got it home, I realised it was a French copy, on 'La voix de son maitre'. merde!
It has dawned on me that I am a label snob, most of my purchses are on DGG, Decca or EMI/HMV, but they do seem to have the best bands and conductors, although it does tend to suggest that I am a music lover, rather than an audiophile, as my record collection is worth a lot more than my hifi
The only down side to shopping in a hurry in Oxfam was that I bought one LP twice, a copy of Falla pieces on HMV/EMI, still it will be good for A/Bing turntables. Must be the onset of 'oldtimers'!