So I’m off to the library here in town on Saturday. Needed some new books and, since I’m saving $$ for my trip to New Orleans, the bookstore is out of the question so I’ll go to the free place.
Walk in the door and see that the “Book Burrow” (the library’s used book store) is having a Bag O’Books sale. One grocery bag full of books for $1.00. Figure I can throw down a single greenback, so I take a look-see.
Didn’t see anything I was super interested in (“Learn Word for DOS”, that kind of stuff). Found a hardback copy of Adam Bede* by George Eliot that I picked up but then…
I discovered that they had a couple boxes of records also on sale - all the records you can fit in a grocery bag for $2.00. Well, says I to myself, let’s see what they’ve got.
Hmmm, lots of early 80’s R&B (Rick James, Morris Day); most of it not really up my alley. Some country, some 60’s singers (Dion, etc). But hey! What’s this? A whole 2 boxes full of classical boxed sets!!! Be still my heart!!
Here’s what I got:
[li]Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue. Couldn’t find any more jazz stuff, doggone it![/li][li]The Complete String Quartets of Joseph Haydn 4 record set.[/li][li]* Four Complete Symphonies of Brahms (Symphonies 1-4)* 4 record set.[/li][li]Sacred and Secular Vocal Music 3 record set.[/li][li]Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathetique’ 2-3 records (can’t remember)[/li][li]Der Freischutz by Carl Maria Von Weber. Had to do a search on it today 'cause the entire opera booklet (the libretto-right word?) is completely in German (by Deutsche Grammaphone). 3-4 record set.[/li][li]Royal Family of Opera. 3-4 record set. Has various famous opera singers from (I’m guess based on the look of the pictures in the booklet) the late 50’s-early 60’s doing their famous pieces.[/li][li]Horowitz. 3 record set of his playing from various composers. [/ul][/li]
Oh happy day! I’ve found a new hobby. Hubby’s turntable works well (mine is stuck on 45 for some reason - clipped the wire from the 45 side of the switch but it still is stuck on that. You should hear it play Rhapsody in Blue. Terrifying!)
I put on Kenny Burrell last night and just felt so…cool.