It has been pointed out to me that my CD collection cannot continue to expand indefinitely, so I have been trying to put myself on a sort of reduced acquisition plan. (You know how sometimes a CD cabinet will say it can hold 612 discs? And then you forget that half of yours are actually 2 or 3 disc sets that take up more room? And you end up with overflow? Yeah.) I intend to buy only three recordings for the rest of the year. We will see how this goes. The plan has already met with some skepticism.
On the other hand, it’s kind of good because there are things currently in the collection that I haven’t listened to in literally years, such as this:
It’s from a set of Wanda Landowska’s recordings of Mozart piano sonatas. It’s one of those things that I bought for reasons I can’t recall now (I think it was because I have a Bach recording of hers that I like) but every time I hear it I wonder why I don’t listen to it more often. (Also, it’s one of those CDs of mine that pop up in Haruki Murakami’s novels, along with a Brian Asawa Scarlatti cantata CD and one or two others – oddly enough, this Landowska CD is an import from Japan; the liner notes are entirely in Japanese. Which brings my Japanese competency to three items 1. hello 2. thanks 3. if I studied a bit, I bet I could recognize the characters for “piano” in an emergency.)