This Summit was a division of CMS, which also distributed Desto. All of the
Summits that I looked up were released in 1978; CMS called it a day in
1982. Another phony conductor name they employed was "Hermann Winter." I'm
not sure who is hiding behind the "Heinrich Hermann" pseudonym other than
it's not Rudolf Moralt, who died in 1958 and never recorded the Liszt work.
Some of Moralt's recordings do appear on this Summit Records.
I am curious as to why they would combine a phony conductor name with one
of a 'real' ensemble, the Salzburg Radio Symphony. Usually the MO was to
utilize fake names for both; my favorite is "Peter Michaels and the Lisbon
Conservatory Orchestra" devised by Aries Records' Frank Donovan to conceal
the identity of Adrian Boult and the BBC Philharmonic in some symphonies of
Havergal Brian, picked up off short wave.
David N. Lewis
On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 3:22 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Wendy,
> If you search for Summit Records on eBay you'll find more than one label
> bearing this name, but the classical LPs with the mountain peak logo are
> the ones he's talking about. Most of the names seem lie pseudonyms to me,
> but I don't really know anything else about them.
> Gary Galo
> Audio Engineer Emeritus
> The Crane School of Music
> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
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> Igor Markevitch
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> Subject: [MLA-L] Fake-name (?) question
> [I'm] looking for audiophiles who know their pseudonyms.
> In the act of cleaning off my desk, I happened upon an authority
> problem-two authority records that appear to represent the same person.
> The name, Heinrich Hermann, is associated with the Salzburg Radio Symphony
> Orchestra. Searching the orchestra's name in WorldCat produces a set of
> results associated with Summit Records, an Australian company from the
> 1960s and 1970s which apparently specialized in reissues (not associated
> with today's Summit Records, which covers brass repertoire). Some of the
> conductors might be under their real names, but others smack of being
> Does anyone on this list have further information on Summit Records, the
> Salzburg Radio Symphony Orchestra, or "Heinrich Hermann?" Thanks.
> Mark Scharff, Music Cataloger
> Gaylord Music Library
> Washington University in St. Louis