I just wanted to make it clear that I’ve been working on my music collection for weeks, perhaps a month already.
I’m making sure every piece of music I own on CD, MP3, and other formats, have been accounted for and backed up onto hard disk.
It’s surprising what I’ve lost on computer that’s still lying around somewhere on a CD or compilation disc.
Also, there’s the grisly task of going through MP3’s and correcting the information and having to download the proper album artwork that iTunes fails to download.
Anyway, the music collection is looking pretty sweet on iTunes. I used to work with Linux music/media players like Amarok and Banshee, but I have since decided to stick with iTunes, being now that the newer iTunes 11.x has a nice user interface for showing off album artwork. Plus there have been many other improvement to iTunes that prompted me to just stick with this one player.
Anyway, most of the work has been done and I’m up to about 61 gigs of music in my collection. I’ve been going to the library to research more Classical works to add, so that’s been another aspect of this project.
The playlists I post here are just “excerpts” from last.fm, since I have my music going on in the background for a good part of the day.
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Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 3 in D Major, BWV1054 Adagio e piano sempre
Manose – Introduction
Sarah Brightman, Plácido Domingo, Etc.; Lorin Maazel: English Chamber Orchestra, Winchester Cathedral Choir – Lloyd Webber: Requiem – Pie Jesu
John Rutter – What Sweeter Music
Joe Sample – Spellbound
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays – September 15th
Haden, Garbarek, Gismonti – Palhaco
Keith Jarrett – My Song
John McLaughlin – One Melody
Cocteau Twins – Ivo