QUOTE(Solari @ Mar 2 2010, 07:56 AM)
QUOTE(clavicembalo @ Mar 1 2010, 11:23 PM)
I might not beat Solari's number of postings (correction, will never ...) but even his sheet music buying exploits are unlikely to see him catch up with my collection.
My finger is hovering over the "buy" button as we speak
I'm afraid that the sheet-music-buying bug in me was nurtured from my early teens. Occasionally my Dad would attend a conference in Oxford. Taking me with him, he would deposit me in Blackwell's Music Shop for the duration of his meeting, I would dutifully spend my pocket-money on a purchase and we'd then move on to the bookshop before a visit to the chinese restaurant (as a Methodist minister he took great delight in saying that he was moving on to the Opium Den - it's still there).
When, as a fresher at university, I was given a full grant (anyone remember those?), I discovered that at the end of my first year I had spent £300 on sheet music! Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart etc - all the usual suspects. Duck, Son & Pinker had been the beneficiaries.
I never lost the bug, so generally, come the summer holiday and term over, I hotfoot it to Oxford and carry on where I left off, sitting on the floor, making my way through piano music from A-Z. Unfortunately that soon spread to Organ Music and latterly, in view of increased duties accompanying, to Chamber Music too.
I don't think I've bought any
sheet music over the internet, so with the temptation of it being just a mouse-click away from you Solari, you have my deepest sympathy - but I quite understand!