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the columbia history of music, and information on it

Postby rgodridge » 23 May 2014, 16:01

well I'm back from aol's concidderate blocking of my internet a week before they were meant to, and one of the first things i spot is that 2 of the history of music sets, 1 and 2 are on ebay, again. they didn't sell first time at £10 and here they are again at the same price..
I'd have no problem spending that per set, if the albums wern't in such bad shape although the discs don't seem bad, but how rare are these? I know the colonel has at least some of it on youtube, how many other copies have you seen?
it's volumes 1 and 2 on ebay and he doesn't have the rest (i did ask)
are there meant to be 8 records per volume?
thanks for the help.
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Postby Gmemg » 23 May 2014, 19:44

Well, i'm sure i can hear people about to say "he would, wouldn't he !" but here goes :

I do have all 5 volumes of this set , i assume that they were designed for either Schools or educational establishments or perhaps they sold odd ones singly ?

I bought mine in a charity shop in , i think, Arundel and i think i've put all the 1st Vol on U - Tube they are very interesting records by the "top " Early music people of their time :

Sir Richard Terry, The Dolmetsch family

It was a serious attempt to provide serious recordings of early music that could be bought without the expense of subscribing to one of the record societies such as the "Purcell Club" and fo rlater mbut more specialist music "The Hugo Wolf Society" and others

They are well worth having and i think i have "spares" for most of the later volumes which i collected (and paid REAL money for) before finding the complete sets cheaply

here's my favourite :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlE3iLpamA8
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Re: the columbia history of music, and information on it

Postby rgodridge » 23 May 2014, 20:59

as I've expressed before on this forum and privately I love early music, so I am seriously considering bidding on these even if i feel after the third listing the price could have been reduced a little.. mind you I was actually going to bid first time round but had no internet.

problem is if I get the first two finding the later volumes is going to really bug me, but it's reassuring to know that you have spares.

Dolmetsch and his family were a fascinating lot. I can't help wondering what got him going.. after all it was records for me, but he wouldn't have had those. I had a dormant interest in early music since college days and then a stroke of ebay luck brought me a large collection of lps of it about 200, and boy are they interesting.
I highly recommend this cd, fascinating. http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Nam ... ser/8596-1
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Postby Gmemg » 23 May 2014, 21:27

I've had a look through my set and yes, there are 8 records per Volume - there is another set of records worth getting and that's Parlophone's "2000 years of music, again i've put the whole lot on U - Tube

here's part 1 : "

Skolion of Seikilos Hymn to the Sun by Mesomedes with Chorus Prof Dr H J Moser"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdn0k2eZlco
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Postby rgodridge » 23 May 2014, 21:39

I've never heard of the 2000 years of music set. I'm sure it will be worth tracking down though.
I'm guessing these sets are moderately rare as who was buying them? it's just a shame the albums on the available ones are in such bad shape.

a little different to this but I do have several 78s probably about 15 or so by Segovia. Wonderful guitar music.
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Postby Gmemg » 24 May 2014, 10:53

I enjoy Segovia's playing but don't have many of his records - and i'm not a great fan of Guitar music, i like Julian Bream and the Vivaldi Lute Concerto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyY5pB2a0cU
What others say of me :

Estott : "An Ancient Half - Mad Uncle "

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Money. Greed. Naivety. Falsehoods. Exploitation. Welcome to the wonderful world of gramophones!

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Re: the columbia history of music, and information on it

Postby rgodridge » 24 May 2014, 17:31

That is the sort of guitar music I enjoy, too. I have a number of bream's lps, my favorite of which is a recital of dowland's lute music. I couldn't listen to it too often but it's nice to relax to.

I managed to find some 78s today at a market, nothing terribly exciting but loads of dance bands for 50 pence each, so am enjoying going through those.
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