Thanks! From the run of catalog numbers, CL 810 would normally have come up
around January 1956 (which corresponds to neighboring titles) but the New York
Times ad and the Schwann listing, plus Steve's release date of August 29/55,
suggest that they must have decided on a rush release to make it available for
the fall concert season, since proceeds were going to the pension fund.
(And it's officially over 50 years old as of Jan. 1/06, which is what I needed
Steven Smolian wrote:
> Recorded 12/27/54, no location found; CL 810 released 8/29/55.
> He also recorded an earlier group on Columbia on 78s.
> Steve Smolian
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> From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2005 4:28 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] NY Phil release date needed (Columbia)
> > Can anyone pinpoint an issue date for Columbia CL 810, Richard Rodgers
> > conducting the New York Philharmonic? Per Gart, CL 820 dates from February
> > 1956..just wondered if there was a more accurate date for 810, or if it
> > had a
> > previous life as an ML Masterworks release. Matrix numbers are XLP 34520/1
> > and
> > the program material is derived from a benefit concert, November 15, 1954
> > (probably recorded shortly thereafter).
> > Thanks
> > DL