Thursday, April 10, 2008

‘Unlistenable nightmares’ procured

Here’s some ‘amazing’ news which seems to have passed under the radar of major MSM outlets:

A British widow has given 4,000 vinyl records spanning every classical genre to her local Oxfam shop, the largest music donation in the charity’s history.

Apparently it’s all there, from A to Z — well er, at least, from B to S...

The collection, worth an estimated 25,000 pounds, ranges from Bach and Haydn to Stravinsky and Stockhausen and will keep the shop stocked for three years.

“It is amazing. I can’t think of a classical genre that is missing,” said Oxfam volunteer Terry Hyde. “It is all there, all your big figures from the 18th and 19th century, your 20th century unlistenable nightmares by Stockhausen, avant garde, opera, unaccompanied violin. Virtually every genre is covered.”

Shop manager Jacky Theobald said the collection was too big to go on sale at the same time. “We will do a Chopin week, a Mozart week, that sort of thing.”

Music connoisseurs will not want to miss Unlistenable Nightmares Week.


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Blogger Caz said...

I know she's done a nice thing, and I know the shop appreciates what a fab donation they've received, but ... I hate to say it ... what a crying shame to break up the collection for a few dollars a piece (I'd guess).

You'd think someone out there would want to stump up with a massive wad of cash to preserve the collection.

11/4/08 11:44 PM  

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