CD statistics


Note: I count the number of discs I have, regardless of what kind of jewel cases or boxes they are put in. For instance, some people count a Philips Duo set, which has two CDs in a slim jewel case, as one CD, but I count that as two. After so many years of counting CDs, I have found that this is the most consistent ethod.

Year Net gain of CDs
1989 4
1990 63
1991 63
1992 73
1993 32 (after getting rid of 3)
1994 19
1995 82
1996 120
1997 444
1998 693
1999 1,460
2000 1,030
2001 925 (after getting rid of 17)
2002 372 (after getting rid of 39)
2003 153 (after getting rid of 14)
2004 152 (after getting rid of 2)
2005 184 (after getting rid of 9)
2006 -139 (after getting rid of 237)
2007 45
2008 141 (after getting rid of 11)
2009 -5 (after getting rid of 57)

Number of commercially released versions of Rachmaninoff's 3rd Piano Concerto I own, on original CDs, LPs or DVDs: 172 (Click here to see what they are)

Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto: >62 versions

Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas: 43 sets

Arrau
Ashkenazy
Backhaus
Barenboim on DG
Barenboim on EMI
Brendel on Vox
Brendel on Philips ADD
Brendel on Philips DDD
Buchbinder
Ciani
Ciccolini
Fischer, Annie
Frank
Goode
Grinberg
Gulda mono
Gulda stereo
Heidsieck
Hobson
Jando
Kempff 1950s
Kempff 1960s
Kovacevich
Kuerti
Lill
Lipkin
Lucchesini,Andrea
Nat
O'Conor
Oland, Anne
Perl
Pludermacher,Georges
Pommier
Roberts
Schnabel
Schiff
Sheppard
Sherman
Steinberg,Michael
Taub
Willems
Zechlin
Yokoyama

Beethoven's 9 symphonies: 21 sets

Abbado 1999/2000
Bernstein on Sony
Bernstein on DG
Cluytens
Furtwangler on EMI
Harnoncourt
Karajan 1950s
Karajan 1962
Karajan ~1977
Klemperer
Krips
Masur
Menuhin
Muti
Norrington
Schmidt-Isserstedt
Szell
Toscanini 1948-1952 on RCA
Walter
Weller
Zinman

Wagner's complete "Ring": 18 sets

Barenboim (on Blu-ray)
Bodanzky/Leinsdorf (Met Opera 1937-41 cycle)
Bohm
Boulez (on DVD)
Furtwangler 1950
Furtwangler 1953
Haitink
Janowski
Kempe 1960
Karajan
Keilberth 1952
Knappertsbusch 1956
Krauss
Levine (on DVD)
Moralt 1948/49
Neuhold
Sawallisch 1989
Solti

Mahler's 9 symphonies: 11 sets

Abravanel on Vanguard
Bernstein on DG
Bernstein on Sony
Boulez
Chailly
De Waart
Kubelik
Maazel
Sinopoli
Solti
Tennstedt

180 of the 180-CD "Complete Mozart Edition" on Philips

28 of Verdi's 28 operas

13 of Wagner's 13 operas

95 of the 95-CD "Complete Solo Piano Music of Liszt" on Hyperion

82 of the 82-CD "Toscanini Collection" on RCA Gold Seal


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Last Update: June 21, 2016