I am thinking that the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2 in the composer's
recording of 1929 was available all through the 78 era, but then was
transferred to LP on LCT 1014 (?)and later LM 6123, the 4 Concerti &
Paganini Rhapsody. It was out of print briefly IIRC until the complete
Rachmaninoff LP set of the 70s was released. If you include all the foreign
releases on LP and current or recent CD releases like BMG and Naxos, there
has hardly been a time when it is not been available.
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From: "Steven C. Barr" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Glenn Gould and The Goldberg Variations (1955)
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> From: "Aaron Luis Levinson" <[log in to unmask]>
> > 5. I understand that since its date of release this album has never
> > been out of print.
> > Can anyone tell me if there is another recording that has stayed in
> > print on a continuous
> > basis longer than this recording and if so what is it?
> I can only comment on this last question. I believe that there is at
> least one Enrico Caruso side that has remained in print since it was
> first issued by Victor sometime prior to 1921. I'm fairly certain
> that several recordings by Glenn Miller have been constantly
> available since their original issue prior to 1942. Of course, in
> both cases the deaths of the artists made it impossible for them
> to re-record newer versions as technology evolved.
> I wonder, though...was the 1955 Gould recording in stereo? This did
> exist as tape technology in 1955, but not on disc. Or was a later
> stereophonic recording made for disc issue c.1958-59?
> Steven C. Barr