I too devised my own database for my CD library in AppleWorks. It's a useful resource and I'm not obviously going to make any comment about anoraks , but a word of warning if you should ever think of upgrading to Apple's latest operating system for the Mac. You'll suddenly find that your database has become inaccessible as all PowerPC software is no longer supported. Fortunately I've managed to anticipate that and after a little research discovered that before upgrading one can (admittedly at some cost) export all the details from one's AppleWorks database, content and fields, in ASCII format, then import them into Bento, the personal database software by FileMaker. The database can then, if one wishes, be synchronised across other devices.
Thanks for that information, I was toying with the idea of buying the Apple Lion upgrade, so that's a good warning for me. I'll find out more before committing myself.
Presumably I should be able to retrieve Appleworks from my external backup disc, or would the new OS not recognise that? All in all, I think that for the moment I'll stay as I am!
No, Lion wouldn't recognise it. You'd probably just see the icon blanked out. I haven't yet upgraded to Lion myself, having read so many criticisms of it, particularly its incompatibility with so many bits of software one has become used to.
Originally Posted by Ferretfancy
Going back to Cantelli - the Icon box is very cheap and it appears to be a treasure trove from the first two discs I have played not having any other recordings of his .
Superb Brahms 1 & 3 and some lovely Falla, Ravel and a thrillingly played Sorcerer's Apprentice .
The 1950s Philharmonia ! What an awesome orchestra that was.
Yes stunning indeed - that Falla is pretty stunning too .
And the whole set can be found online for as little as £14
What a cracklingly exciting performance of the Franck Symphony in D Minor - in the Monteux class !
Yes, the Icon box is an absolutely amazing bargain, especially when one considers that the Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Casella, Brahms 1, Wagner, Dukas, de Falla and the Ravel Daphnis are the Testament masterings which, dare I say, are so much better than EMI's own. To cap it all there is a ninth disc 'Remembering Guido Cantelli' which is well worth a listen.
...or even conductors!
Originally Posted by umslopogaas
Dvorak 9 and Rachmaninov 2 on one CD PDQ methinks and the Rach drastically cut.
The Mozart K201 is a delight and from the last three movements - what a shame those building works stopped them completing the first movement of Beethoven 5. The wind playing in the Andante in particular is breathtakingly beautiful .
I am marvelling at the playing and performances .