says the electronic recording was made in April 1929.
The website further says that the electronic version was reissued a bunch of times over the years:
but doesn't specifically say LCT-1014.
But neither does it say LCT-1014 was sourced from the acoustic version:
So I'll have to do a very careful listening comparison. I agree with the last link above that the CD
reissue of the 1924 recording sounds very bad. I thought it was junky remastering but the LP might
be from the later source and hence sounds better. Still, though, I thought the performance and
orchestral balance was very similar. Again, more careful comparison required.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Rachmaninoff Concerto #2 recording by the composer
> As you may know,the one on LCT-1014 is the later electrical recording from
> 1938,'39,or '40.The 1924 acoustic one,which I have,is one of the scarcest Victor
> 78 sets of the acoustic era.I have a copy,it's in a generic Victor Musical
> Masterpieces leather binder,with a picture of a batwing label.It's detailed in
> Oliver Daniel's definitive biography of Stokowski,my copy is in
> storage,unfortunately,but here's a page about it.
> Here's a page on how Stokowski and the PO recorded acoustic sides.
> From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Tue, December 7, 2010 2:13:41 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Rachmaninoff Concerto #2 recording by the composer
> Factual information on the following questions much appreciated.
> 1. The date listed for the Rachmaninoff-Stokowski recording on the 1992 CD
> reissue is 1924. So this is originally an acoustic recording? Any information on
> how this was done, for instance were multiple horns used? Where was it done?
> 2. Any information on the source material and the transfer methods used for the
> 1992 CD reissue?
> 3. Any information on the source material and the transfer methods used for the
> RCA reissue LP LCT 1014?
> -- Tom Fine