Karl Miller wrote:
> 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...
Fontana was part of Philips, but Time seemed to end up in the hands of one of
those California shlockmeisters who reissued the Hugo Montenegro pop stuff and
not much else that I can remember.