Notre Dame burned under similar circumstances. Would history have been
changed if UMG not been negligent? There is a systemic relation to many
facets these days of what we care about, then how we care and then often
choose it is not worth the care finding a convenient way to move on.
On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 at 10:42, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> As I read the posts on this catastrophe, I note the absence of the names of
> Decca's classical artists — admittedly, not many — whose masters were
> surely destroyed. Jascha Heifetz, Andrés Segovia, Rudolf Ganz, Percy
> Grainger, Robert Goldsand et al. all recorded for Decca in the forties,
> which were mastered on 16.5-in. lacquers cut vertically. Like Columbia,
> approved takes from the lacquers were dubbed to produce the released 78rpm
> shellac discs. Heifetz's preserved some extraordinary performances of
> encore pieces in which virtuosity was explored to the utmost. Due to the
> dates, those lacquers were all glass-based, and were either broken in
> transit or burned up in the vault fire. A similar fate befell the others.
> It is perhaps a small part of what was destroyed, to be sure, but as
> grievous a loss our cultural patrimony as anything else.
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 1:44 AM Jeff Willens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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