Thanks for the heads-up on the DG issue - I know the MCA set, but missed the DG - good to know about the remastered version and extra track.
There seem to be lots of 10 & 12 inch LP and EP re-releases of the DECCA Heifetz recordings, previously issued on 78s (set A-385, DA-454, A-592, others???)
Anyone have details of a multi-disc multi-volume HEIFETZ COLLECTION issued
on LP by RCA in the 1970's ??? How complete was it - or did it just attempt to be a retrospective?
Best wishes, Thomas.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Haley
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I just found this email from you to the ARSC list in my Spam folder. Shame
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On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 11:06 AM, Jon Samuels <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi Ben,
> I can partially answer your question, as I worked on the Sony Heifetz box.
> The original 1994 Heifetz set did include the Decca recordings (I
> worked on that one also for BMG). The 2010 set was made up of copying
> the recordings from the earlier set (minus the Decca recordings), plus
> bonus material of the Bell Telephone Hour TV program, and three CDs of
> previously unreleased material (my contribution to the set). Some of
> the recordings from the
> set had been remastered since it came out, so in those cases, the
> later transfer was utilized.
> Not long before the 2010 set was released DG issued the Decca records
> on a two-CD set, that included at least one previously unreleased
> track. My assumption is that DG did not wish to re-license something
> to Sony that they had just brought out themselves.
> By the way, the Rubinstein set also has one recording missing from the
> set: the 1964 Moscow recital originally on Melodiya.
> --Jon Samuels