Many years ago (as some will remember) a CM recording cost a whole lot. A first-line stereo LP in 1963 actually cost almost $50 in today's dollars! So buying Serkin's Emperor was an investment, not just a passing fancy. Today, of course, music is almost free by comparison.
A question: Has this affected the way you listen to music, how committed you are to specific performances or performers, or the satisfaction you get from the performances you do own?
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