Where were the Stokowski/Houston 35mm mag films recorded?
On 11/18/2013 4:46 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Mark:
> Are you positive that it was the Capitol recording and not one of the
> several Everest recordings of Stoki and Houston? I suppose it's possible
> that Bernie Solomon was able to license the Shostakovich 11th from
> Capitol, but I don't see why Capitol would want to have it in print
> other than by them. It doesn't add up.
> Remember that Stokowski and Houston made several records for Everest,
> recorded on 35mm magnetic film. But the Solomon orange-label Everests
> were probably cut from tapes mixed off the films before the original
> Everest went out of business. According to Lonn Henrichsen's history of
> Everest that was published in Classic Record Collector, Stokowski and
> Everest producer Bert Whyte were friends.
> Speaking of the Shostakovich 11th, was it reissued on CD beyond the one
> time EMI put it out in the Capitol classical reissue series? That
> version was terrible, someone got way overly aggressive with digital
> noise-reduction, and the end note just cuts off instead of fades out
> like on the original LP. There are also clearly audible tape dropouts on
> the CD.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Obert-Thorn" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2013 11:20 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [78-L] PROGRAM Records early LP label info wanted
>> <<Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:07:43 -0500
>> rom: John Haley <[log in to unmask]>
>> ubject: Re: [78-L] PROGRAM Records early LP label info wanted
>> Hi. This is off-topic but related. I recently bought an Everest LP
>> hat is a reissue (unfortunately in "electronic" stereo) of an earlier
>> apitol mono LP. I can't recall having seen that before. Are there more
>> ike this? Everest obviously licensed things from other companies, but
>> rom EMI?
>> Best, John>>
>> I recall frequently seeing Stokowski's Houston recording of the
>> Shostakovich 11th for Capitol/EMI issued as a two-LP set on Everest in
>> cut-out bins during the 1970s and wondering the same thing. In its
>> later days, Everest did some licensing from other companies (e.g.,
>> Elman and Renardy releases from Decca/London).
>> Mark Obert-Thorn