John Ross wrote:
> 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?
> John Ross
Without knowing the repertoire I'd say these were radio-originals. The
inclusion of the Radio Eireann Symphony is one key.