I don’t do garage sales and rarely do estate sales. But I need a muffin pan and when I saw an estate sale sign followed it. It led me to a garage sale where I bought this.
Then I found a dream estate sale, one made for me. The estate belonged to a vocal music teacher, she had a house full of music books, sheet music, books on music and musicians and CDs. And everything was half off. She had the usual household stuff too but I didn’t look at much, just enough to see there were no muffin pans. This was classical music, mostly opera and few people there seemed to give a crap. If it’s not country most people here aren’t interested.
I am a fan of opera, Italian and Fwnch but not German except for Mozart and Beethoven. I love voices, how I recognize certain singers over time and learned to recognize beautiful music that settles in your heart and mind. It becomes familiar and I enjoy hearing different versions of an opera. It can hold up (most of the time) because it is timeless. Surprising since my introduction to classical and opera was, like for most people, Bugs Bunny. But it fit for me, something about opera clicked in place. I’m not esoteric, I also like EDM and punk. But very few people like or admit they like opera.
I now have rent to pay and much less space. Otherwise I would have bought a lot more than this, but I managed to get some wonderful things. I reluctantly put back some CDs and a few books I hope I don’t regret.
Row 1: La Scala recordings 1878-1914 (sealed); La Scala 1915-1946( sealed); Marriage of Figaro 1963 Salzburg festival
Row 2: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Christmas music; Anna Russell album; The Pearl Fishers selections
Row 3: Cecilia Bartoli Mozart arias; Cecilia Bartoli Mozart portraits; Anne Sofie von Otter meets Elvis Costello (sealed)
Row 4: Gershwin Plays Gershwin (sealed) and The Chieftains (for my mother-in-law)