Does anybody have information about a series of 16-inch transcription
discs called "Orchestras of the World; Produced by the Economic
Cooperation Administration"? Probably from around 1950.
They're fully produced radio programs of performances by European
orchestras (BBC Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, RIAS, Concertgebouw,
Suisse Romande, Radio Eireann Symphony, etc etc.) with introductions
and "intermission" interviews related to postwar economic development.
Are these things taken from commercial recordings or from domestic
live concert or studio broadcasts? Are they documented anywhere?