Don Tait wrote:
> Regarding Roger's message/inquiry about Harmony LPs: the two
>Leinsdorf/Rochester Philharmonic records to which he refers (HL 7054, Mozart/Schubert; HL
>7171, Haydn/Mendelssohn) were first issued on Entre, Columbia's circa 1953
>medium-priced label. There were no full-priced Columbia releases. I'm sorry that I
>don't have the Entre numbers at hand.
The original 1954 Entrť RL 3112 "Sing NoŽl" release of choral music by
my University of Redlands (California) choir was reissued on Harmony HL
7141 "Choral Christmas" in 1958 with four fewer tracks than in the
original, and of course, for less money (cheapo re-release). Along with
that, there had been two Columbia Masterworks releases of the choir,
"Hymns and Anthems" ML 4866 in 1954, and "God Be with You" ML 5370 in
1959. The final release by the Columbia organization was the 1963 Epic
release, "A Christmas Festival" BC 1271.
We've written CBS/Sony to see what kind of deal was made back then (the
University doesn't seem to have any paperwork on the contract), since we
have the original master tapes and would like to remaster the albums for
fund raising purposes, but no answer as yet. I would think the fact
that the tracks had already been issued on private University LPs prior
to the Columbia commercial issues should have some bearing on it.
We're still waiting to hear.
Rod Stephens, a '58 grad
> The Leinsdorf/Rochester series on Entre contained more records, including a
>highly-praised Beethoven Eroica. I own one and must say that it's an
> Roger's post contained information about a lot of Harmony LPs I knew
>nothing about. Thanks.
> The Dame Myra Hess Schubert recordings, by the way, were recorded around
>1928 for Columbia's "Schubert Centennial" observation.
> Don Tait
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