Theme and Variations

Thoughts and experiences of exploring classical, jazz, and other art music.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Collection Project

A lot of folks end up owning a lot of CDs, and I am one of them. If I was to listen to them one after the other, I don't know how long it would take, but I'm guessing months.

At some point I became more of a music collector than a music listener. I have a cabinet full of recordings I've only heard once (some not at all). There are perhaps a few CDs I enjoy now and again, so I'm more aware of them.

Nevertheless, I've got this big collection. Rather than add to it, my plan is to take them one at a time (in a sort of alphabetical order by artist/composer), spend some time with each of them to listen, really listen, and write blog entries about the music. I'll refer to outside sources (Teaching Company, books, internet) from time to time and share my findings there, too.

My first entry will be about the small bedroom collection for late night snoozing, both permanent members, and those CDs that are on temporary assignment.