I can't give you a release date, but I know that the recording was done
after the persion fund benefit concert that took place in December 1954.
So my guess is in the first half of 1955.
David Lennick wrote:
>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).