When I stumble upon an inexpensive LP with them, I usually buy it too; they are perhaps the best piano duo ever, though Bruk/Tamanov can be just as spectacular. Both rarely disappoint.
Speaking of things I used to collect, I used to collect every Satie recording I could find. I even have both the Electronic Spirit of Eric Satie LPS by Camarata, performed on the Moog. That was really hard to find.
Among many other things, I collect every not repeated recording of David Oistrakh I could find. It took me years, but I've now about 90 Cds.of him, including many rarities totally OOP for years.
The Rachmaninov 2nd is somewhat unusual and interesting. Steinberg LPs are quite rarely seen here, I´ve only seen the Beethoven symphonies set once, highly regarded by some.
As regards my collecting habits, I haven´t given up any warhorses, except the Tchaikovsky 4th symphony, one of the first I began collecting multiple versions of; once had about 15, now perhaps 5.
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I used to think I had given up accumulating classical 78s. I have a whole wall full of them. But it's too hard to turn away orphans. A friend is bringing me a 12 foot stack next week.
A bunch of different conductors doing Beethoven symphonies on LP. At one time I had:
The Karajan/Berlin boxed set - DG
The Szell/Cleveland boxed set - Columbia
Most of Steinberg on Command and Schmidt-Isserstedt on London
Some of Jochum and Haitink on Philips
Boult on Vanguard
If I had compiled one complete set from all these, it would probably have been:
1 - Schmidt-Isserstedt
2 - Jochum
3 - Szell
4 - Steinberg
5 - Schmidt-Isserstedt
6 - Schmidt-Isserstedt
7 - Steinberg
8 - Szell
9 - Karajan or Szell