On 28/11/2012, Tom Fine wrote:
> On the back cover of RCA's first for-release digital recording,
> Bartok's "Concerto For Orchestra" by Ormandy/Philly, producer Jay
> David Saks wrote that Ormandy's recording career "has spanned over
> half a century -- from 78rpms, both acoustical and electrical, through
> mono and stereo LPs to quadrophonic ..." Is it true that Ormandy
> recorded acoustic 78's? Can anyone provide details on his earliest
> Saks further describes Ormandy as "the man who has made more records
> than any other person in history." Is that true? More than Karajan?
> More than Dorati?
Antoni Wit must be catching up fast too.
I presume we are talking only about classical music. Otherwise, I bet
there are some long serving studio musicians who have made more
recordings than Ormandy.
How do you compare the number of 3-minute recordings by Billy Murray
against the number of 45-minutes symphonies recorded by Ormandy? Do we
go by titles or minutes?
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