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Offline Spenserian

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Nice to finally join
« on: July 01, 2022, 05:45:56 AM »
Hello, I'm new here. I used to love classical music in high school but neglected to listen to it since. I've only just rediscovered it and am massively expanding my collection. Often when I googled recommended recordings, especially of more neglected composers, I'd end up here. I thought I'd come in to say thanks and hopefully pay you back. I enjoy the more familiar repertoire, both in classic recordings by e.g. Walter, Furtwängler, Stokowski but also in more modern versions. In high school I loved baroque music and the burgeoning HIP movement, and later dug into contemporary fare, which I would often go to see live. Lately I have largely preoccupied myself with the classical era, by amassing many recordings of Boccherini, Michael Haydn, Hummel, Dittersdorf, Abel, Johann and Carl Stamitz, Vanhal, Wranitzky and so on.

I have an enormously time-consuming way to order my music collection. I rip everything I buy and sort it by composer > work > performer, then play it through my player. This way I can compare versions easily, something I've become a little addicted to...



Thanks for the many great recommendations, and I hope I can pay you back with some of my own!

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Re: Nice to finally join
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2022, 09:16:17 AM »
Hi Spenserian, and welcome! (Your first post has to be approved by a moderator -- one of our spam-prevention measures -- but now you can post all you want.)

Have a good time, and I look forward to your comments!

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Re: Nice to finally join
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2022, 09:26:46 AM »
Nice to meet you and welcome!  :)
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2022, 11:36:30 AM »
Welcome to GMG!
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2022, 01:38:08 PM »
Hello and welcome to GMG!  8)
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2022, 03:08:52 PM »
Welcome !

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Re: Nice to finally join
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2022, 03:17:36 PM »
I'm sure that Sonic Dave will enjoy no longer talking to the void!

Anyway welcome!

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2022, 08:34:11 PM »
Hello from me - hope you enjoy your time here. As my user name suggests I have a partly Dutch background.
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2022, 08:38:09 PM »
Greetings!  8)
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2022, 02:53:17 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Ripping is indeed a great way to disincentivise yourself from accumulating more music. I have even more trouble with archive.org where it can take a while to track down what an album download actually is. :'(

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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2022, 07:18:23 AM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome! :)

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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2022, 07:27:21 AM »
Welcome, Spenserian!

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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2022, 02:19:40 PM »
I've had some technical issues with my account, which hopefully is resolved now. :)

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2022, 07:15:19 AM »
Welkom op GMG, Spenserian:D I hope you'll enjoy your stay here! Just like you, I too find this forum very helpful. Looking forward for any recommendations for Dutch composers/performers from you!

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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2022, 07:20:41 AM »
Groeten en welkom uit Noord Brabant.

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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2022, 07:46:49 AM »
Welcome!
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Re: Nice to finally join
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2022, 07:56:09 AM »
Hello, I'm new here. I used to love classical music in high school but neglected to listen to it since. I've only just rediscovered it and am massively expanding my collection. Often when I googled recommended recordings, especially of more neglected composers, I'd end up here. I thought I'd come in to say thanks and hopefully pay you back. I enjoy the more familiar repertoire, both in classic recordings by e.g. Walter, Furtwängler, Stokowski but also in more modern versions. In high school I loved baroque music and the burgeoning HIP movement, and later dug into contemporary fare, which I would often go to see live. Lately I have largely preoccupied myself with the classical era, by amassing many recordings of Boccherini, Michael Haydn, Hummel, Dittersdorf, Abel, Johann and Carl Stamitz, Vanhal, Wranitzky and so on.

I have an enormously time-consuming way to order my music collection. I rip everything I buy and sort it by composer > work > performer, then play it through my player. This way I can compare versions easily, something I've become a little addicted to...



Thanks for the many great recommendations, and I hope I can pay you back with some of my own!

I think that you are in the right place and I hope that you have found a home here.
Enjoy your stay here and I look forward to reading your posts in the future.
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Re: Nice to finally join
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2022, 08:41:40 AM »
Welkom!  :)

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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2022, 04:48:12 AM »
Welkom. :)
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