From today's WSJ:
the 50th anniversary of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is marked with a new box set. I have and
enjoy the Mosaic "Atlantic New Orleans Jazz" box set, which included the first three or four
Preservation Hall albums.
this film should be interesting to compare to the TAMY Show DVD.
this was in the Sunday paper. The safe bet is, the violin was plundered and someone, probably
someone killed by the Nazis, was the victim.
if you want an un-cooled-down performance of the Rite, seek out the mono Dorati/Minneapolis LP. The
stereo is furious, but the mono goes to 11. Prokofiev's "Scythian Suite" is pretty near as violent,
and Dorati did that one to the max also. I saw Kurt Mazur/NYPO perform Rite of Spring 10+ years ago.
They did a very good job, it shook the rafters at Avery Fisher Hall, and most certainly didn't get
absorbed in the bad acoustics. The other Rite recording I really like is Solti/Chicago, super
engaged, peppy and passionate for Solti. One man's opinions, of course ...
Marc Myers included many more parts of the interview on his blog:
(scroll backward and forward in the blog at top of pages)
Finally, this one is more related to music recording ... I sent my friend Chris Sanchez a bunch of
1970s and 80s Audio Designs and Manufacturing console "beauty shots" and he posted them to his blog,
along with some ADM history:
for those not familiar with Chris's Audio Preservation blog, it's pretty eclectic and Chris never
fails to dig up interesting material.
-- Tom Fine