I have here a set which my late friend Jud Yalkut was very proud to own and
never expected to find myself: Haydn Society HSL-100, Schoenberg's "Gurre
Lieder" conducted by René Leibowitz with soloists, chorus and the New
Symphony Society of Paris. Engineered by André Charlin, copyright 1952. Or
is it? The discs and booklet notes are from Vox, VBX 204, released in 1962.
One might assume that the previous owner swapped out their Haydn Society
discs and book for those of the Vox reissue, but is it possible it was sold
this way? Haydn Society having some album sets left over which Vox
Also I have a set, "Ovation," celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the
Minnesota Orchestra in 1978 and produced by a chap named Dennis Rooney.
Inside is a disc on the Minnesota Orchestra label presenting a survey of
the orchestra's recorded output ranging from 1925 to 1961, and then a Vox
disc of Skrowaczeski conducting Stravinsky and Prokofiev which absolutely
belongs to this set -- the liners are printed on the back cover of the
gatefold. Was it more economical to just use the Vox pressing of the second
disc and to concentrate the budget on the first?
Uncle Dave Lewis