Steven Smolian wrote:
My just-published article refrred to in the subject line expands and
rewrites the history of
American orchestral recording.
Part one was retitled by the magazine, "Classic Record Collector" as
"Strohs in the Wind."
Even if you get the English magazine and glance at the table of contents,
you'd be hard
pressed (cut?) to know this was the topic.
This research brings the timeline back to the 1880s. It changes the dates
and sequence of
orchestras which made non-commercial and commercial recordings and will
part 2, to appear this summer (?) a number of misascriptions made for
reasons not quite
clear. The von Beulow" cylinder mystery is solved and some press reports
is early recordings are degarbled.
You can't download it, so you'll have to read all about it in the
I'm hoping part two will be accompanied by examples posted on the
magazine's web site.
It's in England, where such early recordings are pd, unlike in another
country I could
Haven't seen the new issue yet. I kept meaning to drop CRC a line about
something in the last
issue, but maybe someone has already pointed it out to them....a statement
that the 1950
collection of Grainger pieces conducted by Stokowski had never been reissued
on LP. It
definitely was, on the back of the Grainger+Sydney Symphony Grieg Concerto