Thrift Store Finds

In a desperate bid to escape the heat this past weekend, I headed for Hendersonville, NC.  It was futile, but not a wasted trip.  In downtown Hendersonville, there is a charity store that has a nice selection of records.  For approximately 50 cents each, I can find records of great pianists playing the classics.  This weekend’s haul included:


Vladimir Horowitz:  Homage to Liszt

Toscanini:  Schubert Symphony No. 5 & 8

Toscanini:  Mendelssohn and Weber

Van Cliburn:  Chopin

Van Cliburn:  Tchaikovsky

Van Cliburn:  Conducts Interlochen Youth Orchestra

Sviatoslav Richter:  Beethoven & Schumann

Artur Rubinstein:  Beethoven

Artur Rubinstein:  Chopin Op. 21 & 22

Heifetz and Kapell:  Brahms Piano and Violin Sonata in D minor

Baekkelund:  Grieg


In the non-classical realm:


Boston Pops:  Christmas Party

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir


I will upload these records to my ipod and be able to share them with my students.