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Offline Turner

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Photos of parts of your collection ...
« on: September 06, 2017, 01:23:57 AM »
Just parts of the collections, that you yourself are quite satisfied with ...
 
So easy overviews, and not necessarily any time-consuming writing of lists...
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Re: Photos of parts of your collection ...
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 05:36:14 AM »



My non-opera collection.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 05:40:48 AM »


This is it.

I will likely soon need to upgrade to the bigger one above though.

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 01:00:09 PM »
I tried copying and storing everything on a separate harddisk, but gave up during the process, partly because the task was too comprehensive and involved several media.

However I´m sure it is in many ways much more convenient - one can have the entire collection when moving around, and easily make an extra copy as a safe back-up etc.

What is lost is the individual, tactile item, of course, maybe also accompanying visual and textual designs etc.

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Re: Photos of parts of your collection ...
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 01:53:40 PM »
The Gaga, Lilo&Stitch and Linkiln Park are my wife's.

(Well, the picture quality is stinky. I suck at the interwebs)
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 02:08:24 PM »
What is lost is the individual, tactile item, of course, maybe also accompanying visual and textual designs etc.

I have plenty of "tactile items"...more than 10,000. But since you asked for just a partial viewing, here's my Wagner collection (CDs only, the LPs are on another shelf).




Sarge
the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 02:29:41 PM »
What is lost is the individual, tactile item, of course, maybe also accompanying visual and textual designs etc.

I get to appreciate the tactile item when I put it into the CD-ROM drive to rip. I scan the booklet and keep a pdf file with the audio files, so I have the artwork, track lists, linear notes, etc, available when I listen.

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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 10:56:14 PM »
The Gaga, Lilo&Stitch and Linkiln Park is my wife's.

(Well, the picture quality is stinky. I suck at the interwebs)

I notice a complete Mahler EMI box, and among other things some DG, Sony/RCA boxes - what are they?

(And, off topic, what to you think is the best Gaga album - I only know Fame Monster, but it didn´t appeal to me)
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 01:38:30 AM »
I notice a complete Mahler EMI box, and among other things some DG, Sony/RCA boxes - what are they?

(And, off topic, what to you think is the best Gaga album - I only know Fame Monster, but it didn´t appeal to me)

The entire top row and part of the second are Mahler including the Boulez, Levine and Walter sets. Lots of Mehta, MTT, and (strangely) Leaper. Along with some Ls and Ms; Langgaard, Zeppelin, Little Feat, Mad Caddies, Mangione...

I have never heard any Gaga except Pokerface...I was not impressed.

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Re: Photos of parts of your collection ...
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 08:42:59 PM »
Perhaps a fair question at this juncture would be: where do I start? :D
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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017, 09:23:55 PM »
My Bartok collection´s main bulk consists of old LPs, but I have gotten the major works in CD versions too.

You´ll see a lot of the old Bartok Edition LPs from Hungaroton, for example.

Besides, there are of course a good deal of other, supplementary recordings scattered in anthology- and recital recordings, and recordings filed under other composers.
"Bluebeard´s Castle" is filed under LP operas. I´m pretty satisfied with what I have ( like, I suppose, Sarge is with his Wagner collection 8) ).
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2017, 02:44:01 AM »
Due to lack of space my collection is scattered over two rooms and several shelves.
The beginning with Early music and baroque (some large boxes have to go to the top shelf due to their size, otherwise the order is chronological) Among others on top Moroney's Byrd, three boxes from Teldec's Bach 2000.
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2017, 02:50:42 AM »
This is a big double shelf that holds the largest part. This gives you an impression of the chronological proceeding. On the left it goes down from baroque to early classical (the two lowest discs are Quantz and Soler, on the right it starts on top with Haydn (further above, therefore not visible, it is only the middle and low part of the shelf and there is one row missing between the two pictures, it has 13 row altogether) and goes until Beethoven (the Smetana Q. and below that Pollini).
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2017, 02:58:32 AM »
Then the next shelf which is really a bookshelf and therefore not ideally suited so it becomes less ordered. This shows a selection from Schubert and Berlioz. Artist centered boxes are in another shelf (I got those white ones when I lived in another flat where they closed a gap, now they are just sitting on top of an Ivar (or whatever its name) shelf that contains books.
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2017, 03:02:07 AM »
There are two more shelves, I only show the one in another room that reflects the disorder with the piles of stuff to be sorted, culled or listened to on top. In the shelves we are still in chronological order; Schönberg, Ives and Ravel on top, mostly Bartok below.
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Re: Photos of parts of your collection ...
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2017, 03:02:47 AM »
Because I went digital this year and have my physical collection (which most certainly isn't small) in storage this year, do you want a picture of my carpet?  :laugh:

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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2017, 03:51:14 AM »


This is it.

I will likely soon need to upgrade to the bigger one above though.

So what have you done? copied everything to a hard drive? How do you listen to the music then, and what have you done with the original CDs?
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2017, 04:02:13 AM »
Everything is on that portable hard drive at the moment—1.85 TB of music + 150 GB of scans—although I will need to upgrade soon-ish (probably within the next year). It's all organised in iTunes. I own a cheap used set of speakers salvaged from a garage sale, and some fairly okay earbuds.

Most of the original CDs come from libraries & interlibrary loan, or were borrowed from other people, or I actually owned them but they got sold or given away. I probably have 300-400 CDs left but they're in storage under my bed at the moment due to lack of space.

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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2017, 09:11:18 AM »
Due to lack of space my collection is scattered over two rooms and several shelves.
The beginning with Early music and baroque (some large boxes have to go to the top shelf due to their size, otherwise the order is chronological) Among others on top Moroney's Byrd, three boxes from Teldec's Bach 2000.

I remember reading about your chronological system here before, and I think it is interesting, especially because it encourages historical thinking and perspectives as regards the music, and reduces the dilemma of where to place discs with several composers, when they belong to the same period.

Many years ago I tried - for a while - to categorize all music in 100 groups, placing LPs according to that system, but later abolished it.  One group would be French Baroque, for example. The only person who could "read" that system would be me however, and it seemed confusing and a bit silly anyway.

I´d love to have more wall space, making a stricter system easier, but like you I have to store my collection in various places in my flat, so it´s not possible at the moment. I do group the LPs alphabetically according to composer though, likewise CDs with the major composers, whereas CDs with lesser composers are piled non-alphabetically, but at least with those of one composer put together.

It´s an interesting collection you have - there´s a lot of that stuff I´d like to get to know, such as those artists recital boxes, for example.

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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2017, 09:44:17 AM »
Yes, it helps with some anthologies but not with all of them. And I sometimes have to search for a while because I do not remember the exact birthyear...
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