So anyway, I had this bright idea …

Please share this...
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditDigg thisShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone

As part of my continual effort to broaden my classical music horizons I have applied lateral thinking which has turned out to be rather effective and pleasurable. I’ll share it with you although I recognise that it probably won't be of use to you if you are already where I want to be - music wise.

Despite being steeped in the ethos of audiophile reproduction, I am when it comes to classical music more interested in the emotional strength of the performance rather than the brilliance of the recording. So I selected three performers who impress me deeply with the quality of their performances.

I picked Itzhak Perlman, Glenn Gould and Arturo Benedettti Michelangeli. Then in eBay I set automatic searches with the following filters;

  • Up to £3.33 + PayPal accepted
  • In the UK + CD-only.
  • Post free

This has produces a steady stream of CDs that have yet to disappoint.

Am I just lucky so far, or have I inadvertently come up with a simple method that could be used by people like me who are deeply sympathetic to classic music but lack the raw knowledge to know what to buy?  Time will tell.

Please share this...
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditDigg thisShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone