If 1939, then it may have been the Mengelberg performance of the Matthew
Passion that was recorded thus and first released on American Columbia Lps.
On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I didn't reply before as I wanted to fully remember my source, but I don't.
> For a time in the 1990s Gramphone published three or four numbers of a
> small format
> magazine which was like a paperback book called the "international record
> collectors -- something." In issue No. 2 there was a complete account of
> the weird
> Philips-Miller system. It was used in 1939 to make a recording of Bach's
> St. Matthew Passion with a relatively reputable conductor; I have no idea
> who. The recording
> was issued, but only in mono. Only a couple of recordings made with system
> survive, and I think they are mono mixes all, but they are remarkable in
> their clarity and
> resolution, even in mono. And of course I am summarizing because I have
> never heard them, and the magazine was something I read off the rack at
> work, so I haven't
> seen the article in nearly 20 years.
> Uncle Dave Lewis
> Lebanon, OH
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 6:40 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]
> > No one ever replied to this one. Anyone know any details? Guys in
> > Concertgebouw fans?
> > -- Tom Fine
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine" <
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> > >
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:02 AM
> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Philips-Miller stereophony
> > According to old issues of the Philips Technical Journal, in the 1940s
> >> the company adapted at least one of their Philips-Miller film-inscriber
> >> recorders to make "binaural" 2-channel recordings. Have any of these
> >> reissued on CD?
> >> -- Tom Fine
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