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Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
« Reply #1580 on: September 15, 2019, 02:31:18 PM »
It is indeed a first world problem. Even if we listened 24/7 for two decades we wouldn't finish. However, isn't the explanation that we are building a library to browse at our leisure?  That makes me feel better.....    0:)

Yes, that's what I tell myself. I don't always convince myself, though.  >:( :D
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Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
« Reply #1581 on: September 15, 2019, 11:36:26 PM »
Finally completed my boxes (moved upstairs) so now my living room looks almost normal!   ::)

How is your Paillard thinking going? And what are your thoughts about the current Beethoven mania (box frenzy). Clearly all of us have nuuuuumerous versions of almost everything apart from a few unusual works.  I guess we will all listen to Beethoven 24/7 in 2020?
No LvB for me. I've tons, and most of it very good. For a comprehensive set, I love the Sony box, which I got for a song. Excluding that, I could probably play a different disk a day for his whole Birthday year...
   Regarding Paillard, I expect it to go the way of the Cluytens---very, very cheap (eventually). When it's $80-90, I'll think seriously about biting.  I've developed patience in my old age 8)
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Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
« Reply #1582 on: October 11, 2020, 12:57:50 PM »
So I bought this Naxos Telemann CD. Great CD. Cheap. Great purchase!

Next I went through my CD collection to see what Telemann I have. I was reminded how everytime I go through my collection I find many CDs I have forgotten altogether. I have this? Wow! I have this too? Great! I feel I need to revisit all of these discs rather than buy new stuff.

That's my solution to CDCDCD: Go through your collection and make surprising discoveries.  8)
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Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
« Reply #1583 on: October 11, 2020, 11:47:18 PM »
So I bought this Naxos Telemann CD. Great CD. Cheap. Great purchase!

Next I went through my CD collection to see what Telemann I have. I was reminded how everytime I go through my collection I find many CDs I have forgotten altogether. I have this? Wow! I have this too? Great! I feel I need to revisit all of these discs rather than buy new stuff.

That's my solution to CDCDCD: Go through your collection and make surprising discoveries.  8)

Indeed. Sometimes I find several copies of the same CD. ::)
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Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
« Reply #1584 on: October 12, 2020, 09:52:34 AM »
Indeed. Sometimes I find several copies of the same CD. ::)

At least it shows consistent taste!  :D

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Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
« Reply #1585 on: October 12, 2020, 10:10:37 AM »
I think I only once accidentally bought a disc twice but even for that one I have the excuse that one was part of a twofer and on a different label (it was two Beethoven quartets with the Artemis that had appeared very early on some other label). I came close to buying stuff I already had several times but fortunately checked my shelves beforehand. And of course I bought a few things twice or more knowingly because of new remasterings or more economic boxes etc.
However, the most puzzling occasions are when I had really forgotten that I had bought something and was genuinely surprised discovering it on my shelves, this happened e.g. with the Beethoven violin sonatas with Cerovsek/Jumppanen. It has also happened once or twice that I was pretty sure I had bought a certain disc but it had remained in the planning stage and I never got around actually buying it.
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Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
« Reply #1586 on: October 13, 2020, 08:45:13 AM »
That's my solution to CDCDCD: Go through your collection and make surprising discoveries.  8)
That's what I decided to do starting yesterday. I started yesterday morning at Z for Zemlinsky and am working backwards through my collection, just pulling out the CDs where I think either "wow, haven't heard that in a long time" or "have never heard that" or "wait, I own this??"

Halfway through day 2, very much enjoying rediscovering Carl Maria von Weber.

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Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
« Reply #1587 on: May 04, 2021, 03:01:21 AM »
That's what I decided to do starting yesterday. I started yesterday morning at Z for Zemlinsky and am working backwards through my collection, just pulling out the CDs where I think either "wow, haven't heard that in a long time" or "have never heard that" or "wait, I own this??"

Halfway through day 2, very much enjoying rediscovering Carl Maria von Weber.

Yeah. I am surprised about how many "wait, I own this?" CDs I own! I listen to music much less these days I used to, because especially Youtube robs so much of my time: Oh, new math video by Michael Penn! Oh, Aleksi Himself is streaming (and burping  ;D ) in Turku! Oh, the teaser trailer of Spielberg's 'West Side Story' is finally released (looks amazing btw! 8) ). Oh, these American have tasted Finnish candies! Oh, The Proper People have explored abandoned asylum! Oh, new Mathologer video! Oh, new Dead Mall video by Dan Bell! Don't even start with all the fox and capybara videos! I don't know how many Youtube channels I watch, but it is so many that I can practically watch Youtube ALL THE TIME! What they show on TV these days is almost completely repulsive crap, but on Youtube there is insane cornucopia of stuff I like!  :o

So, I struggle to find time for music listening and when I do listen to music, it is rarely classical music. This means finding "wait, I own this??" CDs serves my quite well and this year I have bought so far only two classical CDs: One Elgar and one Silvestrov. It was so different 10 years ago when I was practically HOARDING classical music.

I haven't had CDCDCD for years. Youtube cured me, but now I am a Youtube junkie!  ???
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« Reply #1588 on: May 04, 2021, 09:29:30 PM »
I haven’t suffered from CDCDCD with Classical music, it’s not like Rock where there’s only one original and genuine recording which leaves a glaring gap in the collection if not obtained. As for listening to my collection, I’ve currently organised it all by year of composition and just play it through in sequence, deleting the odd work I really can’t stand.

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Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
« Reply #1589 on: May 04, 2021, 10:10:02 PM »
it’s not like Rock where there’s only one original and genuine recording which leaves a glaring gap in the collection if not obtained.

Then again rock bands rarely are nearly as prolific as classical music composers... ...so there is much less to obtain in the first place!

Of all my non-classical favorites, only Tangerine Dream has more music than Elgar for example and that's only because Tangerine Dream are insanely prolific. Many of my favorite non-classical artists only have a few hours of music.
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Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
« Reply #1590 on: May 05, 2021, 04:21:55 AM »
Yes, it’s very rare to find a rock band with more than half a dozen good albums. I was very surprised at the length of classical composers’ productive careers but I guess that’s the long training paying off.

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Re: Compulsive Disassociative CD Collecting Disease (CDCDCD)
« Reply #1591 on: May 06, 2021, 02:26:41 AM »
I haven’t suffered from CDCDCD with Classical music, it’s not like Rock where there’s only one original and genuine recording which leaves a glaring gap in the collection if not obtained. As for listening to my collection, I’ve currently organised it all by year of composition and just play it through in sequence, deleting the odd work I really can’t stand.
If you have more than one composition on it though, or if it's a set--even a small one--what do you do then?

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« Reply #1592 on: May 06, 2021, 07:38:29 AM »
If you have more than one composition on it though, or if it's a set--even a small one--what do you do then?

It’s in files on a music player and if there are different recordings of the same work the movements of one have 001, 002 suffixes and the next 101, 102 etc. and I pick one of them to play on that cycle through. I use the Genre tag to hold the year then navigate the files by Genre.

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« Reply #1593 on: May 06, 2021, 08:46:46 AM »
It’s in files on a music player and if there are different recordings of the same work the movements of one have 001, 002 suffixes and the next 101, 102 etc. and I pick one of them to play on that cycle through. I use the Genre tag to hold the year then navigate the files by Genre.
Ah!  O.k. that makes sense now.  I did once know someone who filed physical CDs by year.

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