They can be auditioned, on appointment, at the BSO Archive.
--- On Sun, 8/17/08, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] BSO basement tapes
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 4:40 AM
Does anyone know if any of these tapes will ever be available to be heard? I
couldn't find anything
on the BSO website.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Clark Johnsen" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 12:32 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] BSO basement tapes
> If you're an orchestra junkie, there's some interesting news out
> Boston Symphony Orchestra.
> The BSO has finished a six-month project to restore a group of audio tapes
> which include a world premiere of Milhaud's Sixth Symphony and Leonard
> Bernstein performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat - taken
> concerts between 1951 and 1959...
> The recordings were found by a couple in Fremont, New Hampshire who
> purchased Waddell's house in 1996. Two years later, they donated the
> collection to the BSO. Why do they matter so much? Because a 1961 fire at
> WGBH destroyed most of the broadcasts made over the previous decade.
> Can there be any more perfect illustration of the principle,
> is preservation"?