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struts
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Organ recital available on CD?

Audiophile siblings,

My parents recently moved house for the first time in over 25 years and my father (now a sprightly 79) decided this was as good an excuse as any to invest his 'final' stereo. Good to know the old man still has his hifi mojo!

Since they were downsizing he wanted something compact, however since he particularly loves pipe organ he wanted something as near to full-range as possible. Needless to say JM's two series on budget systems for serious music lovers offered invaluable guidance on this quest. After some auditioning we decided on a Naim Uniti (very interestig unit, I strongly urge anyone in the market for an all-in-one a la Arcam Solo to check it out) and British PMC FB1i floorstanding transmission-line loaded two-way speakers. He kept his LP12/Ittok/AT OC5 which feeds the Naim through a Project head-box - although he is already Jonesin' for the Naim phono stage. Like father like son

Anyway, the new system has among other things rejuvenated his interest in his vinyl, including one particular record which is actually the first he ever bought, a beautiful recital by Belgian organist Flor Peeters (this* one).

Since his LP copy is now really showing its age my mother asked me to investigate if this was available on CD. Googling around I have been unable to find anything by Flor Peeters on CD, let alone this disc, but thought I would ask if any of you good folks were aware of any obscure (possibly even uncomputerized - if such things still exist!) sources that might elude a normal Google search. In fact, the broader question, is any such thing as a more-or-less definitive catalogue of CDs that are or have been in print available online?

In anticipation of a flood of responses.

* I have bought a second copy of the record, reputely in excellent condition, which I intend to run through the record cleaner and then rip on the bigrig as a backup. Never ripped vinyl to digital before but it's about time I tried my hand at it.

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In fact, the broader question, is any such thing as a more-or-less definitive catalogue of CDs that are or have been in print available online?


I use the All Music Guide.

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Re: Organ recital available on CD?

Flor Peeters died in 1986, BTW.

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Re: Organ recital available on CD?

Thanks pbarach. Assume your point is that he died before the CD era. However the recording I am interested in is from the early 60s. As far as I can tell it was never reissued on CD.

Both the Organ Historical Society website and All Music only list one CD with Flor Peeters as a performer, a 1966 recording of a Charles Tournemire piece from a compilation of various performances recorded on the Organs of the two cathedrals in Liverpool.

If anyone knows of any other Flor Peeters performances on CD please let me know.

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Never ripped vinyl to digital before but it's about time I tried my hand at it.

Okay, so I finally did it, I popped my cherry, I have now actually done a 'needle drop'. Was an interesting learning experience, some lessons learned posted here.

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