>Every now and then I hear some music on the radio, whilst tooling around
>town, that I know, but don't know who is playing it. On the other hand,
>I just HAVE to know what recording it is becuase I HAVE to have it. ...
>Any similars to share?
Usually, I have to pull over for music I DON'T know. I'm like Karl
Miller in that regard. It drives me nuts, and I have to guess before
the piece ends.
I don't like what this reveals about me, but I'll confess anyway: almost
always the performances I hear on the car radio that really grab me are
performances I already know and like. I heard a really great Beethoven
8th recently while on a long drive. "This is wonderful," I said to
myself and to my wife. "I wonder who it is." I kept pointing out to her
little touches as I drove, annoying her no end with the interruptions
and, it turns out, worrying her about the proper focus of my concentration
as I drove. Anyway, it was Szell and the Cleveland, that classic account.