Hed Arzi almost went belly up last year and was bought in the last
minute by it's biggest competitor nmc (formerly cbs). There are numerous
78;s of hed arzi still around.
Michael Biel wrote:
> Hed Arzi was and probably still is one of the major record companies in
> Israel. There were a couple of albums of Israeli music that were very
> prominently imported and promoted in the Jewish community. There are
> several albums which were to be found in EVERY temple or synagogue
> library in the 50s. Not all of the pressings were Israeli, some were
> done here in the U.S. Israeli pressings often have a clear celluloid
> covering over the label and sometimes have a colored oval transfer tax
> stamp. An example of a label with a sticker like this is seen here.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Kol Israel Orchestra on Hed-Arzi
> From: Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Wed, November 18, 2009 1:47 pm
> To: [log in to unmask]
> I recently found a 78 eBay,that I had never seen like before,either
> from the orchestra or the label.This is a 10" vinyl 78,that is probably
> from the late 1940s,put out by the Israeli music publishing company
> Hed-Arzi (No.767).It's an early recording of The Jerusalem Symphony/ Kol
> Israel Orchestra,under the direction of Walter Goehr,doing Anitra's
> Dance,and Solvejg's Song from Peer Gynt.
> I was just wondering if anybody knows anything about other releases from
> this time with this orchestra,or this label.