On Mon, 13 Mar 2006, Mike Richter wrote:
> It is surprising how much of this material is almost lost already. I had
> the pleasure of sending some of Cathy Berberian's work with her
> then-husband, Luciano Berio, to Cathy's daughter. She had known that
> there were commercial releases on minor labels, but had none of them
> herself. Often it is the artists themselves who lack their recordings;
> in some cases, it appears that I've been the only source.
> Fortunately, analogue discs are still playable and well-kept copies
> provide satisfying sound. My hope is that even those which are unlikely
> to get commercial release be available to students, scholars and
> performers - copyright be damned!
I still treasure her recording of Circles, her contribution to Visage and
the disc of her singing the Beatles! What an amazing lady. I suppose
nobody would know who owns those Time and Fontana rights...