One of RHA's interns turned up the following, let me know if it is of help.
"I believe I've tracked down the Issue Nos. for these recordings and, while
they're not in the RHA card catalog (the cards for "OR series" recordings
go from OR 180s to OR 250s, conveniently skipping our buddy Haydn), it
looks like they're all findable online.
Here's a link to the
-- I think -- displays most of the Haydn cycle Mr. McGehee is trying to
The dates given in our online catalog are sketchy, but the I looked in our
paper MHS catalogs and supplements, and found the first appearance of Issue
Nos. OR H-201 through OR H-206 and OR H-219 through OR H-225 in the 1969
catalog (probably the same one Mr. McGehee owns already?). Our copy of the
MHS Catalog Supplement from December 1969-December 1970 features all the
Haydn recordings, with the following information:
*"The Complete Symphonies (107 altogether) on 49 Stereo LP Records, OR
H-201 thru OR H-249 Issued thru December, 1970: 31 records as in catalog &
supplement. Price $2.99 per record."*
On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Alex McGehee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Aloha, from one of the five pinheads in Hawaii on the ARSC members
> location map:
> I realize last month's conference in Rochester is a distant memory for
> some of us. And many of you might not remember the SRO assembly for the
> last presentation on Saturday which involved the fading classical music
> seen. I apologize that the Rochester fire marshall had to turn so many of
> you away, but one urgent request remains on my to do list:
> Does anyone know of existent copies of the Musical Heritage Society's
> 1967, 1968 and 1970 member catalogs? In 1969 the catalog was still entitled
> "Your Guide to Great Music on Musical Heritage Society Recordings." By 1971
> its title had changed to "MHS Treasures of Great Music: 1971 Catalog."
> WorldCat lists the Chicago Public Library as carrying a run of the series,
> but not so. They have only the 1969 catalog, which I already own.
> Could some great "saver of all things music related" come to my rescue?
> I'm trying to date Ernst Märzendorfer's Haydn cycle and receiving almost no
> help from the friendly family that currently owns the MHS operation.
> Alex McGehee
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