Yesterday I got my Mozart Edition: Complete Works (170 CD Box Set)
in the mail, a nice box set containing all of Mozart’s work (not including his lost or incomplete works, for contrary to a popular myth, he did not completely compose entire pieces in his head and later write them out). I’m really excited to have such a collection at my fingertips. And since most of Mozart’s scores are also available for free at this website, studying his music will now be extremely convenient. I have to admit, a part of me was expecting this box set to include poor recordings, thus allowing it to be the bargain it is, but the recordings are actually very good quality. Avid classical music collectors might argue that there are certainly better albums out there with better performances, but such albums can cost $10 to $18 for a single CD, whereas with this box set, each CD is less than $1. Awesome value!
They also have Bach Edition: Complete Works (155 CD Box Set) and Beethoven Edition: Complete Works (85CD Box Set) and such, and hopefully someday I’ll buy them too, but I had to start out with Mozart.
My first album progress
I also recently finished composing a new piece for my album called Voyage of the Dream Maker. I uploaded a YouTube video featuring the piece here. It’s my Opus 50! (By my opus counting at least.) That brings my album to about 35 minutes of finished music so far (White Castle Waltz, On the Edge of a Dream, The Dragon King, Voyage of the Dream Maker, and an unfinished 15-minute piece), so I’ve got about 25 minutes of music left to compose… and I’ve got some more great melodies I look forward to working with.
The new CD Baby is now up and running, which looks, eh… like it wasn’t worth the trouble of changing (in my opinion). But their new features might be convenient in the future. Last I checked, however, their accounting database still isn’t up yet, which is annoying… not that I really need it very soon anyway, as I’m only selling one download…