Although my posting may have looked rhetorical, it wasn't; in fact I don't even know who Gabor is. I was actually asking the question about when Gabor recorded an orchestra in stereo. Did it predate the Bell labs recordings?
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> On Sep 12, 2015, at 2:00 PM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I would say that Gabor was indeed the first to record an orchestra in
> stereo with the intentions of release, even though the immediate
> result was mono, unless you were in the market for open reel tapes. As a
> Cincinnati music guy, you can't imagine how grateful I am that
> those Gabors include stereo recordings of the Cincinnati Symphony under
> Thor Johnson with the Helsinki University Choir; I played part
> of "The Origin of Fire" at a lecture I gave about a year ago on the history
> of recording in Cincinnati. Varèse Sarabande issued these recordings
> on LP in around 1979; while I am often disappointed by the tickiness of V/S
> LPs at least they put these recordings out there, in stereo, and
> they are not now lost, or compromised, like so many of Gabor's other
> David N. Lewis
> Hamilton, OH
>> On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 1:39 PM, Dave Burnham <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Even before Blumlein?
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>>> On Sep 12, 2015, at 1:22 PM, John Haley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Thanks for a most interesting discussion of this oddball LP, Dave.
>>> Gabor's efforts are fascinating, especially in in the classical arena.
>>> many of the people he recorded were important. And sometimes his records
>>> can be restored well, although often they are awful sounding.
>>> Bruil's website is a treasure trove of info.
>>> A few years ago, I myself tried to track down what happened to the
>>> Remington master tapes, and what I learned, from someone who knew Gabor
>>> knew the story, is exactly what you have set forth. Most of the master
>>> tapes must be presumed gone.
>>> An interesting footnote is that Gabor was the first to record an
>>> in stereo, not one of the major labels like RCA.
>>> Best, John
>>>> On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 12:29 PM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> on Masterseal, Don Gabor's late cheap LP product line, and a mysterious
>>>> release which I've worked out save one track.
>>>> David Neal Lewis
>>>> Hamilton, OH