That was likely the case for the BSO recordings made after the Petrillo
Ban, i.e. 1944-1950.
On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Karl Miller <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> --- On Thu, 6/7/12, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Columbia first employed lacquer discs
> > (referred to as "instantotiles") in
> > lieu of beeswax in 1936. Victor seems to have used them as
> > of 1940 although
> > not consistently.
> As an aside, I was told (by someone who should know) that the early Victor
> LP transfers of things like the Boston Symphony were made from the
> lacquers. Hence, the sound quality on those first transfers (subject to the
> quality of the vinyl) could be somewhat better than subsequent transfers
> made from either the 78 pressings or metal masters.
> Does anyone know more about this?
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