On Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:44:11 -0400, Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]>
>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?
The LP "Heifetz Collection" came out in 1975 as six volumes with four discs
in each box. The aim was not absolute completeness, as in the later CD
set, but rather to restore to the catalog all of Heifetz' RCA and EMI
recordings which were not currently in the catalog of either company.
Since many were still available, including all of his stereo recordings, a
lot was left out. The American Deccas were not included in this series,
even though they were listed as "currently unavailable" in the discography
of the booklet that came with each album.
This series was followed up in 1977 with a six-LP set called "The Heifetz
Chamber Music Collection" which included a 1951 recording of the Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 5 with Sargent conducting the LSO, apparently forgotten
in the first series. Again, only recordings from the mono era were