Tom Fine wrote:
Guys, check Amazon, Tower Records and Universal's own websites carefully.
Some of this Eastman
material was definitely released. I'm too busy to check the whole series,
but most material that
Hanson and Fennell recorded in stereo up to 1964 was released.
Another place to check is www.allmusic.com ! Since I work here, I did check
the titles mentioned.
As it turns out, I was wrong about "The Black Maskers," it was issued along
with McPhee's "Tabuh Tabuhan" on Mercury 434310. The Morton Gould pieces
appeared on 432016, and Hanson's Concerto on 434370, but in a version with
pianist Alfred Mouledouos (who?) rather than Firkusny.
As far as I know the rest of the things Karl and I mentioned didn't appear.
About all things Louisville you might want to ask Matt Walters of Frist
First Edition Music
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115 Mateo Circle North
Santa Fe, NM 87505
who is reissuing all of the Louisville Orchestra stuff.
David N. Lewis
Assistant Classical Editor, All Music Guide
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Including Hanson's "The Composer and
His Orchestra," which was released as a 2CD set. I do not know what is out
of print at this point.
For what it's worth, Tower used to be the easiest interface to find Mercury
Also note that Universal has reissued many of the out-of-print titles as
part of 4- and 5-CD
"budget-priced" sets. For instance, all the Kubelik monos.
I, too, would like to see more of the mono era material reissued at some
point, but it's unlikely to
happen due to economics. To my ears, the mono material definitely works very
well in a car or
through headphones when outside. 1 mic, what a concept!
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Karl Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 9:09 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Mercury co-founder Irving Green passes now
> On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, David Lewis wrote:
>> Well, I may represent the "limited interest" faction, but I was certainly
>> waiting to see certain Hanson recordings come along - mainly Griffes'
>> Khan, the Loeffler and Sessions' "Black Maskers." To this day, I keep a
>> tape version on hand of "Maskers" just so if I want to program it on my
>> radio show, I can make a transfer. I would have thought these things,
>> although monaurally recorded, considerable to make the "cut," but umusic,
>> guess, knows better than me, a mere consumer and (god forbid!) critic.
> And the Piston 3rd Symphony with Hanson, music of Triggs, Gould,
> Taylor, Keller, Barlow, Cowell, Hovhaness, Donovan, Porter, LoPresti, etc.
> plus the mono Wind Ensemble recordings, music of Piston, Schuman, Mennin,
> the stuff they did for other labels...Hanson's piano concerto w. Firkusny
> And other Mercury things like the Copland Third w. Dorati...which, along
> with the Szell broadcast, one of my favorite Copland recordings.
> Which reminds me of a question...Mercury released a disc of the music of
> William Schuman MG 10088. It featured Judith and Undertow. Does anyone
> know if that version of Judith was the same as the one released on the
> Louisville label? Also, does anyone know the history of that one
> Louisville Orchestra recording on Mercury?
> There was at least one disc, Hanson's Centennial Ode, issued by
> I would love to reissue all of those wonderful recordings...anyone know a
> contact? It would seem that a set of these things, perhaps with some
> Hanson interviews, and recollections of others would be a wonderful
> project...sure to lose money, but that's why I made my label a non-profit.