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Offline Alek Hidell

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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.