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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2007, 04:24:33 PM »
I've won over nine international awards for my creative CD organizational skills .......



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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2007, 05:03:18 PM »
There are actually some Naxos discs in your collection that I'm after. I'll probably download them from eMusic.

If that Sanderling set is what I'm hoping it'll be, I'll probably decide not to get Blomstedt's. However much I love each conductor's work, I usually go for Sanderling in the first instance. :)

You should get the Blomstedt too. ;D $:)


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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2007, 05:21:34 PM »
techniquest, how do you like the Foerster "Easter Eve" CD?  :D

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2007, 07:22:59 PM »
Here's mine...running out of room again.

http://www.chrisbligh.co.nz/project.php?display_full_image=1&image_id=0

Is it just me or is Chris a dead ringer for ESPN's Dan Patrick?:

 
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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2007, 09:56:04 PM »
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techniquest, how do you like the Foerster "Easter Eve" CD?

I think it's a fascinating piece (The Easter Eve symphony). I was attracted by the sleeve notes that suggested influences by Mahler and Bruckner. Listening to the music though, there are so many possible influences - parts of the Festive Overture sound like Elgar, but overall the music has an individual style - deeply romantic, tonal, rather grand. The symphonic poem 'Meine Jugend' is a very positive, expressive piece which suggests Foerster had a very good, happy, 'sunshine-breakfast' time as a youngster. But the core is the big symphony with it's brooding dawn-like opening and somewhat questioning, searching main body of the first movement; the appropriate central movements and the big, Mahlerian  finale (though MUCH more positive than most Mahler) complete with organ and jangling triangle!

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2007, 10:08:33 PM »
Well, I have about ten performances of Saint-Saens' Third Symphony, and 13 versions of Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil. These are 'scattered' about the shelving as they're organised by label. Yet, if I need to hear a particular recording, I somehow seem to have memorised roughly where any given version is on the racks. I have the sort of brain that can do this, apparently (a bit like my ability to hold an entire calendar of things to do in my head - I never need a diary).

Any yes, every label gets its own space, even if only for a single CD. ;D

This is at least the second time I've seen you mention your passion for Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony; I recently took part in two performances of this awesome work (there is a part for piano, four hands -- two of the hands were mine). Excellent music! One of our two performances was in a church with a HUGE organ, and it was one of the coolest musical endeavors I've ever been a part of!

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« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2007, 02:28:04 AM »
This is at least the second time I've seen you mention your passion for Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony; I recently took part in two performances of this awesome work (there is a part for piano, four hands -- two of the hands were mine). Excellent music! One of our two performances was in a church with a HUGE organ, and it was one of the coolest musical endeavors I've ever been a part of!

Very cool indeed, congrats!  :)

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2007, 04:15:02 AM »


This one looks more Rock than Classical but still...

I feel that if I remove just one strategically placed CD the whole lot would collapse like a pack of cards. ;D

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2007, 04:16:40 AM »
Last one  ;)



Wow! More.

Which one do I push to get a domino effect? >:D

I'm not jealous.

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2007, 04:22:34 AM »
I wish Sarge would post his collection here as he did in a similar thread on the old forum. Not only is his collection voluminously impressive, but his cataloguing method is inspired: he's simply attributed a number to every CD he owns in the order that he bought them. What foresight! Wish I'd done that. Then, I could just have everything listed alphabetically on the PC in an Excel spreadsheet, and use that to quickly find what I was looking for. Genius. :)

Yes, my IQ is remarkably high and I've dedicated my massive intellect to the problem of CD storage and cataloging. I'm the Einstein, Newton, Darwin of my field. ;D  Each CD gets a number assigned the day I buy it. The single CDs are stored chronologically:



I have the list on my computer and I print out a copy every six months or so.

I wasn't going to post my collection again, Mark, but since you requested it. The collection is spread out over four rooms but the bulk is contained within a room dedicated to record storage.






The opposite side of the room with the LPs:






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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2007, 04:27:40 AM »
Sarge, thanks. ;)

Any idea on totals? CDs? LPs?

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2007, 04:29:52 AM »
 think I will count/order my CDs during the summer and will post online. Almost all cello music, but recently have been branching out more - complete works of Ives, Barber, Finzi (not that many CDs there really) and more of the standard repertoire that I havent yet explored...

265 cello concertos and counting...
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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2007, 04:54:00 AM »
Sarge, thanks. ;)

Any idea on totals? CDs? LPs?

3014 classical CDs (that includes film soundtracks  :D ), 1927 rock/pop/soul/country/blues/jazz etc CDs. Around 5000 LPs.  600 cassettes. I haven't counted my singles: roughly 500, I'd guess.

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the phone rings and somebody says,
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Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2007, 04:54:48 AM »
Yes, my IQ is remarkably high and I've dedicated my massive intellect to the problem of CD storage and cataloging. I'm the Einstein, Newton, Darwin of my field. ;D  Each CD gets a number assigned the day I buy it. The single CDs are stored chronologically:


I have the list on my computer and I print out a copy every six months or so.

I wasn't going to post my collection again, Mark, but since you requested it. The collection is spread out over four rooms but the bulk is contained within a room dedicated to record storage.

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Sarge

Wow!  I thought I was the only person left in the world with Serge Gainsbourg albums. :o


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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2007, 04:56:34 AM »
All I can say is, Zowie!

How do you find Henning amid all that, Sarge;D

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2007, 04:57:17 AM »
Wow!  I thought I was the only person left in the world with Serge Gainsbourg albums. :o



Yes, I love his music...part of my youth I just won't let go  :)

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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."
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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2007, 04:58:10 AM »
3014 classical CDs (that includes film soundtracks  :D ), 1927 rock/pop/soul/country/blues/jazz etc CDs. Around 5000 LPs.  600 cassettes. I haven't counted my singles (45s, 33s): roughly 500, I'd guess.

Sarge

Aaah! 3000 classical CDs. In my head, that's my target figure. Dunno why. I tell myself that when I've collected that many, I'll stop.





Then just carry on downloading classical music, instead. ;D

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #57 on: May 29, 2007, 05:01:28 AM »
Yes, I love his music...part of my youth I just won't let go  :)

Sarge

I guess we are dating ourselves. ;)

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2007, 05:02:27 AM »
All I can say is, Zowie!

How do you find Henning amid all that, Sarge;D

Henning's music has its own dedicated area, Karl, right on my computer desk.

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Re: What does you collection look like and how do you organize it?
« Reply #59 on: May 29, 2007, 05:06:04 AM »
Aaah! 3000 classical CDs. In my head, that's my target figure. Dunno why. I tell myself that when I've collected that many, I'll stop.

That's what I told myself a thousand CDs ago but demon JPC  >:D keeps sending me a glossy magazine every month and I haven't been able to resist temptation.

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"