Mercury also had German radio tapes as LP sources, so the Heger Bamberg
recordings were probably NOT Telefunkens.
Tom Fine wrote:
> Returning to this thread. A few specifics --
> 1. who is the artist for
> MG 10002 VIVALDI: CONCERTO GROSSO IN D MINOR OP. 3 #11;
> MOZART DIVERTIMENTO IN D K. 251
> 2. does anyone know the artist/content of MG10019, specifically Side A?
> 3. Here's another one for the listings --
> MG10076 - Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11, Robert Heger
> conducting the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (Recorded by the Bavarian
> Radio Co.) -- I believe this is one of the Telefunken recordings
> licensed from the Czech government in the late 40's. My LP is a very
> early-era LP, not even sure if it's made of vinyl.
> 4. can someone confirm that MG10090, side A, is the first part of the
> Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3, Albenari Trio (I am not familiar with this
> work, but the record is indeed chamber music)? If it is correct, then
> FYI it was recorded November 28-29, 1950 at Reeves Studios, using what's
> in the logs as "Altec mic." This was the last recording made for Mercury
> with a single Altec mic. The next session at Reeves, December 28, 1950,
> was the first use of the Neumann U-47 for symphonic recording in the
> U.S., Louisville Orchestra recording Schuman "Judith" and "Undertow."
> Those works were first released on MG10088.
> 5. does anyone know the artist/content of MG10124, side A?
> 6. ditto for MG10126, side B?
> Thanks in advance for any/all help!
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury MG10000 series listing or discography
>> From just such an album as I mentioned, which may have been used in
>> Canada only (Mercury LPs aren't identified as Canadian, even though
>> there was a large plant established here in 1949 which eventually
>> became Quality). Note that artists aren't listed in all cases.
>> MG 10000 KHACHATURIAN VIOLIN CONCERTO (Oistrakh, we all know that)
>> MG 10001 ERNA SACK SINGS STRAUSS, Lehar & Popular Favorites
>> MG 10002 VIVALDI: CONCERTO GROSSO IN D MINOR OP. 3 #11;
>> MOZART DIVERTIMENTO IN D K. 251
>> MG 10003 CIMAROSA, MILAN, VAUGHAN WILLIAMS..the Mitch Miller album
>> MG 10004 not shown
>> MG 10005 ABRAM CHASINS & CONSTANCE KEENE PLAY JOHANN STRAUSS
>> (Best 2 out of 3)
>> MG 10006 not shown
>> MG 10007 not shown
>> MG 10008 SCHUBERT: STRING QUARTET #14..FINE ARTS QUARTET
>> MG 10009 ERNA IN THE SACK: MUSICAL TREASURES
>> MG 10010 BRAHMS QUARTYET #3 FOR PIANO & STRINGS OP. 60
>> MG 10011 BRAHMS QUARTET #1 IN G MINOR FOR PIANO & STRINGS OP. 25
>> MG 10012/24 not shown
>> MG 10025 ABRAM CHASINS PIANO SOLOS
>> MG 15000 TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 OVERTURE (+ Don Juan, not listed..Mengelberg)
>> MG 15001 SCHUMANN SYMPHONY #4..KEILBERTH, PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC
>> MG 15002 not shown
>> MG 15003 not shown
>> MG 15004 STRAUSS WALTZES..MELICHAR & "KEILBER" COND. BERLIN PHILHARMONIC
>> MG 15005 SHOSTAKOVICH TRIO IN E MINOR OP. 67
>> I'll list 2000s etc. later.
>> David Lennick wrote:
>>> Best place would be the back of one of the old albums, where they
>>> listed available recordings in lieu of liner notes (I'm wondering if
>>> this occurred more on the Canadian issues which used generic jackets
>>> with a die-cue hole at times). This will get the first few or dozen
>>> numbers in each series, if nothing else. Today is a busy day so I may
>>> not get to this until later.
>>> Tom Fine wrote:
>>>> Hi All:
>>>> Does anyone have a listing or better yet a discography of the
>>>> Mercury MG10000 series, the first LP's? I couldn't find anything of
>>>> much use online, just a few snippets here and there. Surprisingly,
>>>> none of the LPs I have list any other titles on the back cover and
>>>> this was pre-inner sleeves so no complete listing like started
>>>> appearing for the later MG50000 series once inner sleeves became the
>>>> If someone has started such a list, I'll be happy to include the
>>>> bits and pieces I have in my own collection. There's also a few
>>>> references to some of these albums in John Hammond's autobiography
>>>> (for instance the recordings of Oistrakh and Shostakovich made in
>>>> Prague in 1946 and the Oistrahk/Khachaturian recording made in
>>>> Russia, and some general info about the Czech-captured German
>>>> Telefunken recordings from WWII era, and some references to the
>>>> original recordings of Mitch Miller playing oboe chamber music).
>>>> Anyway, a complete listing of these LPs would be most helpful.
>>>> -- Tom Fine