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> If you could send or post a scan someone could probably read it for
> joe salerno
> Punto wrote:
>> Apologies for the discographic question, but I have exhausted my
>> other resources at hand.
>> I have in hand an LP that is of Soviet origin, but not Melodiya/MK or
>> anything that I have seen previously. The acronym of the label name
>> appears to be something along the lines of BCT (with the "t" looking
>> more like a gibbet).
Before 1964 when the Melodiya trademark was developed for nationwide
use, each pressing plant had their own label and trademarks even though
they were all mainly pressing the same records. This one is a two-tone
blue label, right? BCG stands for Vsyesayuznaya Studya Gramzapese or
All-Union Studio Record Factory, and I think it was the newly
established Moscow plant around 1962 which later became known as
Gramzapis. This factory seems to also be the source of the export
pressings with the MK label around 1963 which were never available
inside the USSR since MK (International Books) was the export agency of
books, records, and postage stamps. Most pre-Melodiya LPs came from the
Aprelvsk factory (sometimes the AZ torch logo or CCCP/USSR), Leningrad
(sometimes Akkord or LZ) in cyrillic), and Riga (sometimes Ligo).
>> The catalog number is 06501/06502. I have been able to decipher that
>> it is Medtner playing his Piano Concerto no. 3, but I can't convince
>> myself that the rest stands for "Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by
>> Issay Dobrowen", which is the only version that I have turned up
>> elsewhere.Anyone out there (Mike Biel, maybe?) that can tell me what
>> I've got. If this it indeed a Russian pressing of the Abbey Road
>> Philharmonia recording, it has done a pretty good job of overlaying
>> it with a layer of acoustic sludge/fudge.
>> Thanks, Peter Hirsch
All my Soviet books and guides are buried in disarray right now which is
why I haven't yet answered the Paul Robeson question over on 78-L from a
few days ago. It is possible it is that British recording because they
did do things like that. When I unearth the books and magazines, I'll
look to see if there are any indications of what this is.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]