I’m going to try a little experiment here, and I hope it doesn’t displease anybody too much. On another classical forum (a very, very quiet one) I got into the habit of posting a list of my weekly CDs. I select somewhere from 9 or 10 CDs from my collection to listen to repeatedly for one week. Listening can be done at work, in the car, at home (usually in the background) or at home on headphones. At any rate, I usually get to listen to each CD from 4 to 6 times in a week (with more or less concentration). This helps to get me familiar with some of the music I might otherwise listen to just once or twice in a year or two.
Then, toward the end of each week, or at the beginning of the next, I post my reactions to what I heard – sometimes just a quick note, others more like a mini-review.
I really do this more for my own benefit than anything else. It’s kind of like a diary, but I also welcome comments from others.
The reason I don’t want to post this on the “Current Listening” thread is that most of what I see on that thread seems to me to be single listening posts. I would feel more comfortable posting there discs not on my weekly list, like ones I get out of the library and usually listen to once and then return.
The first five discs in my weekly set are taken from various large collections or box sets I own. The next two are recently purchased discs I haven’t listened to before - one classical, one not. The next two are random choices from my collection – one classical, one not. Next week, I intend to add one opera disc to the weekly batch.
Anyhow, that’s the plan. Unless I get overwhelming negative response (or banning from a moderator) to this idea, I will attempt to add a post later today on this week’s batch.