But, guilt… The Muziekdragerij is one of those shops that once made your heart make a leap when you entered; music, posters, and a selection of CD’s that offered more than the Cecilia Bartoli-only-section… Early music, small labels, the-things-you-loved-on-the-big-labels, to cut short, the classical CD shop you always wanted. And then came Spotify.
Availability over quality, no info over well written booklets *well, most of the time, that is*, cold hearted delivery over a fine conversation in a nice environment, but accessible with a mouse click and horn of plenty abundance in music choice.
Yes, ladies and gentleman, guilt…
Luckily, the Muziekdragerij has a nice selection of vintage vinyl and the early stereo Supraphon’s want to make me come back for more exploration. And I hope with this story I will have cultivated enough interest to make you come to the Voorstraat’s finest shop. Then why the guilt? The Muziekdragerij also has a Facebook page, and on that I read about this wonderful new Deutsche Harmonia Mundi CD, with a composer, early music band and conductor I never heard of.
And I enjoyed it.
“Once you’ve heard Sterkel, you can understand Beethoven’s early works better,” (Werner Ehhardt)
-Symphony no 1 in D-major op 35.1 (1800)
-Symphony no 2 in Bb-major op 35.2 (1800)
-Overture a grande orchestre.
Werner Ehhardt, conductor