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10 cool solutions for vinyl record storage

Sooner or later, if you are becoming a vinyl buyer, or progressing towards vinyl fanatic status, the problem of where to put it all will become a serious headache, a vinyl record storage headache! Now in my many years as a classical vinyl LP record dealer I have seen many novel solutions. The most bizarre was in a duck house in the middle of an enormous pond. I have seen many solutions to vinyl storage that really are not solutions at all, merely stop gaps!

If your records collection is only 50 or so then here is a beautiful idea, especially if you are an avid clothes shopper too.


storage2This is a DIY solution but you can always acquire something ready made from the 60’s from your local junk shop or flea-market. I would suggest an out of town junk shop / house clearance establishment as they just want a quick turnover and they are likely to be cheap. Here’s an example of the type of thing you can get for not a lot for a small collection of records, or maybe just as a display idea, after all vinyl is cool.
storage9This one is a Stanton vinyl record storage cabinet custom finished on the inside in red.
storage8There are various modern versions of these classic designs coming on the market now, re-interpreted for the 21st century.
storage11Or you could go for the rough and ready look with vintage wine crates atop an old table.
storage5Now we seem to getting to that place where vinyl storage mean extra furniture. In the golden age of vinyl there were many pieces of furniture on the market for housing vinyl collections - I still see them on a weekly basis when making my rounds to private houses to buy records. Here are a few:
storage3If you have more records that you want to display this way there are quite a few vintage solutions that you could try to acquire or remake in your own way.
storage12And for those with truly no hope there may be no option other than to give whole walls over to the addiction. I have seen them in MDF, but solid wood generally looks and feels better.
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Erica Morini

Erica Morini violin

Erica Morini short biography and select discography

Erica (or Erika) Morini (1904-1995) was born in Vienna and had her first tutelage from her father, who was a professional teacher who ran his own music school in Vienna. She made her first recording for the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1921. The Strad obituary recorded her as “most bewitching woman violinist of this century.”

Someone, somewhere, has her Davidoff Stradivarius; it was stolen from her apartment shortly before her death and has never been recovered.

Select discography

Westminster XWN 18087 Erica Morini Plays Volume 1

Westminster XWN 18594 Tartini Devil’s Trill Sonata, with Leon Pommers, Piano

Westminster XWN 18600 Brahms Violin Concerto conducted by Rodzinski / LSO.

Columbia SAX 2579 Bach / Vivaldi Double Concertos with Nathan Milstein

Deutsche Grammophon SLPM 138 044 Glazunov / Bruch Violin Concertos conducted by Fricsay / Berlin RSO

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David Oistrakh EMI Columbia Mono Discography

David Oistrakh mono LPs on columbia record label
David Oistrakh mono LPs on the UK Columbia label.
33CX 1194 Beethoven Violin Concerto conducted by Ehrling / Stokholm Festival Orchestra

33CX 1201 Franck / Szymanowski Violin Sonatas with Vladimir Yampolski

33CX 1246 Lalo Symphonie Espagnole conducted by Martinon / Philharmonia Orchestra

33CX 1303 Khatchaturian Violin Concerto conducted by Khatchaturain / Philharmonia Orchestra

33CX 1415 Tartini “Devil’s Trill” Sonata / Mozart Sonata In B Flat Major K.454 – with Vladimir Yampolsy, piano

33CX 1466 Encores with Vladimi Yampolski

33CX 1487 Brahms Double Concerto with Pierre Fournier, conducted by Galliera / Philharmonia Orchestra

33CX 1660 Mozart Violin Concerto No.3 / Prokofiev Violin Concerto conducted by Galliera / Philharmonia Orchestra

33CX 1672 Beethoven Violin Concerto conducted by Cluytens / French National Radio Orchestra

33CX 1765 Brahms Violin Concerto conducted by Otto Klemperer / French National Radio Orchestra










Classical LPs wanted
Columbia EMI LPs
David Oistrakh
Vladimir Yampolsky
Violin Concertos
Devil’s Trill

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Cult Violinist: Johanna Martzy

Johanna Martzy

Johanna Martzy – A short biography and EMI Columbia Discography

Johanna Martzy (1924-1979) was an acclaimed Hugarian violinist who was tutoured by the great Jenö Hubay (who predicted she would become one of the greats) before studying at the Budapest Academy of Music at the ripe old age of 10 years! She made her debut in Budapest when she was 13, and graduated from the Academy in 1942.In 1947 she won first prize in the Geneva competition, the Concours International d’Exécution Musicale, toured widely both in Europe and in the USA quickly building her reputation as a soloist and chamber ensemble player.

She passed away from cancer in 1979 at the age of only 54. She recorded relatively little by the standards of other great violinists such as the long-lived Heifetz, and the last decades of her life she made virtually no recordings. However, due to the efforts of certain tireless enthusiasts of her work, many of her broadcast recordings have been issued posthumously in modern LP pressings of audiphile quality and on CD.

She began her EMI Columbia recording career in 1954, but after the 8 recordings listed below she ceased recording for Columbia in 1956, legend (or gossip) having it that she spurned the advances of the producer Walter Legge and thus things at EMI became difficult, or at least embarrassing. Sadly these recording were deleted from the catalogue after only a few years and were never reissued by Columbia.


Johanna Martzy original recordings on the EMI Columbia Label.
33cCX 286 Bach Sonatas and Partitas Volume 1
33CX 1287 Bach Sonatas and Partitas Volume 2
33CX 1288 Bach Sonatas and Partitas Volume 3


33CX 1165 Brahms Violin Concerto – Philharmonia Orchestra / Paul Kletzki
33CX 1359 Sonatinas For Violin And Piano – No. 1 In D Major, D.384 – No. 2 In A Minor, D.385 – with Jean Antionetti, piano
33CX 1372 Schubert Rondeau Brillant In B Minor, D.895 (Op. 70 / Fantaisie In C Major, D.934 (Op. 159) – with Jean Antoinetti, piano
33CX 1399 Schubert Sonatina No. 3 In G Minor / Sonata In A Major D. 574 – with Jean Antoinetti,