The 90th Birthday/60th anniversary concert.The one with the Glazounov Concerto,the Prelude a l'apres-midi d''un faune,the Brahms #1,and the best damn performance/ recording of the "Meistersinger" prelude ever made.
I believe this is probably a noncommercial set distributed to classical music radio stations.It is a two record London Phase 4 box set,SPC 21090/1.The numbers on the label have a DJ suffix. Matrix numbers ZAL 11555-6.The box is sort of a pale avacado green,with a 1910s vintage oil portrait of Stokowski on the box.The records both have "PROMOTION COPY NOT FOR SALE" printed on the labels.The records are heavier than regular Decca pressings of the time,about 180 grams.There is a twelve page book.
If you think the CD is something,you ought to hear the sumptuous Decca vinyl !
I have had three copies of it.Two of them I have sold on eBay in the last seven years.The second one went for close to $200.00.Why that isn't at popsike.com,I couldn't tell you.I can't recall but I think I bought all of them in the early 90s,when I went to two public sales of classical radio stations liquidating all their vinyl at a dollar a record.I got a lot including a pile of Living Presence promos,and the only promo label belock Everests I have ever seen.
The US RCA pressings of the Phase 4s are interesting,too.
--- On Thu, 6/18/09, Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Don Cox <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Decca/London phase 4 stereo series
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Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 3:01 AM
On 18/06/2009, Big T wrote:
> Not selling but am prepared to find duplicates of anything specific
> you want.
> Which release for Stokowski's 90th are you referring to. I have an
> interesting "phase 4 world of Stokowski released in Holland. but that
> was released a bit earlier I think. Number 6835 605. It's in my bunch
> of oddballs.
Most (maybe even all) of Stokowski's Phase 4 recordings have been issued
in two box sets of CDs. The transfers sound good to me, but I don't have
the LPs to directly compare.
See here for listings:
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