Started by vers la flamme, July 20, 2023, 03:51:57 PM
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Quote from: vers la flamme on July 20, 2023, 03:51:57 PMDo you collect scores for the sake of reading along while you listen from time to time? I'm not a conductor nor a classically trained musician of any kind, but I love reading along with scores, especially orchestral scores. I have the Dover editions of a lot of them. This is what I've got: Beethoven's Complete Symphonies, Complete Piano Sonatas, Late String Quartets, and (just picked up today) Piano Trios opp. 1, 70 & 97Brahms's Complete Symphonies, and Complete Duos (ie. the Violin, Cello and Clarinet Sonatas, just picked up today)Schumann's Complete SymphoniesMahler's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & Das Lied von der ErdeSchoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire & Verklärte NachtBach's St. Matthew Passion & 11 CantatasSchubert's 8th & 9th (it's a tiny book though, and hard to read)Open to recommendations for more interesting scores to study! I would love to get my hands on scores of more contemporary music, but these of course are still copyright protected and thus much more expensive.
Quote from: vers la flamme on July 20, 2023, 03:51:57 PMOpen to recommendations for more interesting scores to study! I would love to get my hands on scores of more contemporary music, but these of course are still copyright protected and thus much more expensive.
Quote from: Luke on July 21, 2023, 12:51:36 PMI love scores to the point of obsession and addiction (the Mystery Scores thread is probably enough witness to that). These days most of my scores are digital - IMSLP in particular has transformed my world. I must have tens of thousands of them saved to various drives, numerically dwarfing my paper copies. But the 'real thing' more than retains its magic - in fact, these (often old) books are infinitely more precious to me, each with its own story, its own memories, each one pored over with much more detailed, rapt attention than the easy-come easy-go digital ones. This is my chamber/orchestral score collection,* crammed into a single bit of furniture for the sake necessity. I more or less stopped building it up about 15-20 years ago, when it became so much easier and cheaper to go digital, although I will top it up e.g. if I see something I don't have in a charity shop. My piano scores take up a lot more room than these ones, however. * there are some not on the shelves! I notice Shostakovich 5/6 missing!
Quote from: (poco) Sforzando on July 21, 2023, 04:07:12 PMI have a huge (and I mean huge) personal library of scores that I've accumulated over 60 years of collecting, and attached is a partial image of what I own. I follow them at times when listening, but I also use them to study the endlessly fascinating topic of orchestration. Or just to have around and admire.Recently I updated my inventory and in the Buy-Sell forum I listed a few dozen duplicates I'd be happy to give away and charge only for the shipping and handling. No one so far has spoken up, but if anyone wants one or all, just let me know. All of them listed are still available.
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