Sometimes I forget...

fiddlefye

Senior Member
As a treat for having sorted some more of that big vinyl stash I was given I've allowed myself a listen to one, picked pretty much at random. Sometimes I forget just how incredibly glorious this can sound... absolute bliss. There's your "magic moment", "zen" or whatever. *sigh*
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fiddlefye

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Try as I might, I am not finding that one in Tidal or Qobuz.

Still enjoying your moment of zen.
Not surprising you couldn't find it. I'd guess there must be some Bach cantatas to be found, but how much of an audience is there? Classical isn't much of a speciality of any of the streaming services. Having said that, probably 70% of my classical library on LP has never been released in any other format anyway.

Into some more Bach on Telefunken - one of the box sets of all of his organ music. Michel Chapuis on the Andersen organ of Church of the Redeemer in Copenhagen. All of these Telefunken recordings are excellent in every way and the great thing about the boxes is the incredible literature than comes with them. Huge photographs of the organ and the organist at the console? Yes... detailed analysis of each of the works? Indeed!

In an aside - In the lot I've found a Toscanini recording that he signed after conducting a concert in Detroit....
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
Needless to say not nearly every one of these LPs will be staying. There is much sorting and organizing going on and then my own collection will get the same treatment. Boxes of LPs are not a lovely decorative feature.
 

JoeThePop

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fiddlefye

Senior Member
Not usually... but I think a wall of record storage can be mighty attractive!
I'm sure that a wall of LPs also makes for good insulation! The problem here is coming up with more walls. We've a pretty good sized house, but it is mostly windows and not a lot of wall space. How many 110 year old houses have 70 windows? This one does and many of them are fairly large. As it stands, even before this last LP infestation I had a 4x4 Kallax and a 4' high built-in shelf that is 12' long and quite a few LPs left over. I need to build an addition. ;-)
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
This evening I pulled out a Schwann recording of organ music. Talk about heavy vinyl! I've some 180g etc. and this thing makes them feel like tissue paper. Oh, sounds very good as well...
 

airdronian

Radar Member
Not surprising you couldn't find it. I'd guess there must be some Bach cantatas to be found, but how much of an audience is there? Classical isn't much of a speciality of any of the streaming services. Having said that, probably 70% of my classical library on LP has never been released in any other format anyway.
There is Primephonic Classical Streaming for classical fans.

I demo'd it last year, but this is too narrow a focus for me.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
There is Primephonic Classical Streaming for classical fans.

I demo'd it last year, but this is too narrow a focus for me.
In spite of my being a classical musician it would be too narrow a focus for me as well. A big part of the issue is how many earlier recordings have not been digitized at all. I understand why as it simply isn't economically sensible. This isn't to say that there aren't plenty of fine recordings of most repertoire from the digital age, but it does limit things nonetheless. In digging through this collection I'm finding not only performances, but repertoire I've never heard before, in many cases even heard of. The 50s-60s were an era in which recording classical repertoire was a huge movement and it is reflected in the vast array of LPs to be had. It really is staggering.
 
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