Apr. 18th, 2010

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I usually don't buy CD records of classical music (mostly because they are very expensive in Portugal).

Last Friday JN (the largest portuguese newspaper) started publishing a collection of piano records. The selection of composers and interpreters is actually very good! The first volume is about Glenn Gould and Bach, including the Goldberg Variations and more music from Bach. 2 CDs with a book introducing the composer, interpreters and a listening guide for the pieces, just for 2.95€ (apart from the newspaper cost - about 1€). The next volumes are more expensive - 7.95€, but still worth it.

I'm happy to live in Portugal :)


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[personal profile] jenett recently posted about a meme that says "if you've read more than 7 of the following books, you are above the average" (abridged versions don't count). I copied her list and pasted here, in order to bold the ones I've read and decide which ones to buy next (this is actually a good list). Bold books are the ones I read, italic the ones I own (may or may not have partially read). They are just 11/100, and I don't consider it a great achievement. Because I'm optimistic, I'm very happy because that means there are 89 books waiting to be discovered :)

link to the entry on [personal profile] jenett journal

See the list... )
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Today I bought more sheet music, some from ebay (used), some from musicroom.com (a great store for Europeans)

  • Mozart - 12 Variations on "Ah, Vous Dirai-je Maman" k. 265 (Henle)
  • Debussy - Children's Corner (Henle)
  • Schumann - Kinderscenen / Album for die Jugend (Henle)
  • Bach - Two Part Inventions (Henle)
  • Beethoven - Violin and Piano Sonatas - Volume I (Henle)
  • Beethoven - Piano Sonatas - Volume I (Henle)
  • Beethoven - Piano Sonatas - Volume II (Henle)
I also bought used orchestral scores, so I can start practicing orchestration (by studying them). This was an impulse buy, considering I'm not that prepared to start doing it, but I bought them at a very good price (and free shipping, since they are from the same seller I ordered the piano sheet music)
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 - Eroica (Eulenberg) 
  • Schubert - Symphony No. 9 (Eulenberg)
  • Schumann - Symphony No. 2 (Eulenberg)
  • Schumann - Symphony No. 3 (Eulenberg)

You may have noticed that I really like Henle Urtext editions. If you have some that you want to sell (and if you are from the European Union), I may be interested. I'm also interested on orchestral scores (good editions, please!)


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