I buy MP3s via Amazon as they are cheaper and my library is all on my computer hard drive, leaving my Classical CDs to collect dust. I've decided to sell them but I'm finding it difficult. I've 500 discs so I simply can't list them individually on Ebay & Amazon (and I'd rather not give Ebay & Pay-pay (ANOTHER EBAY COMPANY!) my money). Equally I don't want to go to a classical dealer who'll pay minimal amounts and only cherry pick the best cds. I tried listing them on Gumtree but I've had no responses. I've been doing searches online for "classical CD fair/collectors/forums etc." but have had little luck in finding them. I'm a serious collector with a great collection, and I want to find other like-minded people who are interested in it. I don't wish to be spamming groups and forums but I'm unsure how else to find collectors. I'm 28yrs old, I don't have any friends who listen to classical, and I don't play any classical instrument in a ensemble, so I rarely meet classical enthusiasts.
I spent 12yrs reading every Gramaphone, BBC music & Penguin magazine/guide, serching for the best 3-star recordings by the best artists. Then, I would search online, 2nd hand, in the big HMV stores and the small independant classical stores until I found them at a price I could afford. If I ever found rare piano discs, historic recordings, or benchmark recordings at a cheap price I'd jump on them. I know there must be collectors out there who, like me, are after these, and I'm willing to better the price of any 2nd seller on Amazon, so it'll be hard to find anywhere cheaper. I live/work between Berkshire & Hertfordshire. I'm open to any suggestions, contacts or interested parties to help me find a new home for these CDs.
Lots of collectable recordings, especially rare piano music, most of it is good as new, fair few cd cases have some wear, small percentage of CDs have minor scratches that don't affect playing, and only a very few have scratches that do (will provide a high-quality MP3 of the affected track/s to compensate if you want 1 of those cds). If we can avoid posting by meeting in Berkshire or Hertfordshire it will equal further savings.
Labels include-EMI, DG, Hyperion, Chandos, Naxos, Virgin, Decca, Sony, BBC legends, Olympia
Artists include- Abbado, Andsnes, Argerich, Ashkenazy, Berezovsky, Bostridge, Brendel, Cziffra, Davis, Demidenko, Dorati, Dutoit, Fischer, Florestan Trio, Gavrilov, Gergiev, Gilels, Goode, Gould, Harrell, Hamelin, Hofmann, Hough, Horowitz, Isserlis, Jansons, Jarvi, Karajan, Katchen, Kempff, Kennedy, Kocsis, Lane, Lin, Lipatti, Mackerras, Michelangeli, Moiseiwitsch, Mutter, Oistrakh, Ormandy, Osborne, Pappano, Perahia, Perlman, Pires, Plasson Pletnev, Previn, Rattle, Rachmaninoff, Repin, Richter, Rostropovich, Rubinstein, Scherbakov, Trpceski, Thibaudet, Volodos, Zimerman, Zinman
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