My parents met through music and imbued me with their wide-ranging enthusiasms. Thus my musical taste and knowledge have embraced numerous styles and eras. As an assiduous collector, I have amassed a music library running to many tens of thousands of pieces. As well as books on music, this comprises 78, LP, cassette, video, CD and download recordings of comprehensive range, from Mahler to Muhly, from Lee Wiley to Amy Winehouse, from Puccini to Cole Porter, from Couperin to Coltrane, from Sondheim to Sedaka, from Wolf (Howlin’) to Wainwright (Rufus). I also claim one of the world’s largest collections of original cast and soundtrack recordings of musicals.