August 17, 2008

A free offer if you like (or think you might like) classical music

I love music, especially classical. When I taught math at Kingwood High School I promoted music and invented many little ways to give away free CDs to students. I was known as "Mr. Music", and my motto was, "You give me a little, I'll give you a lot." Now, for some of my favorite symphonies I have different CDs of the same symphony performed by different orchestras. I was extravagant; I didn't really need to buy so many CDs. I no longer feel the need of having so much duplication like that. I have sold some duplicates at amazon.com, but some remain unsold. So here is an offer similar to something I did at Kingwood High School. If you like this kind of music, or think you might, email me telling me what one of your favorite pieces of music is (no matter whether classical or not) and, if you want to tell me why you like it so much, do that also. In return I will mail you, free, one of these CDs, in perfect condition, of a symphony by one of my favorite composers such as Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak. No strings are attached, I pay the postage to wherever you are in the world, and if you want we can negotiate what CD you get. My email: edwardtarte@cebridge.net.

5 comments:

Mytho said...

What a wonderful offer! I'll take you on that. I'll write to you soon to talk a little more about this. Best regards.

meansdesign said...

Mr. Tarte,
I'm so glad to have found you on the blogosphere, and that you are in good health. I am a former student of yours (both in class and as a tutored pupil) and I was a proud winner of at least half a dozen of your cassette tapes in the late 90s, which I still have. I will admit, my mom helped me win some of those tapes (as a former classical musician), but if I still had a working cassette player, I would still be listening to them. I don't need more music (I have hundreds of hours of classical music on my hard drive and in my record collection, as well as hundreds of hours of happy memories both at the symphony and as a musician), but I just wanted to sneak in here and say thank you. Thanks again for making my high school a positive experience and I look forward to following your blog in the future.

reductio ad absurdum said...

How do you feel about Philip Glass?

Edward Tarte said...

Reductio ad absurdum, Glass' music does not appeal to me.

Twilight said...

Hello Edward, I just came across your blog about music and thought it was interesting, so I thought I would contact you to say hello and are you still offering free music? I like all music, but a friend of mine taught me to appreciate Classical. He used to make tapes for me and explain about the composer and the music, he made it interesting and I am so glad he did. Anyway I am in the uk and if you would like to E-mail me back it would be nice to hear from you. All good wishes to you.