Concert Hall Society is really two companies, owned by a pair of brothers.
The American company lasted from 1947-1956 and then Concert Hall pulled up
stakes and moved to the UK where it lasted until the 1980s. I didn't know
about the connection to The Record Hunter; thanks for that. But it confirms
something I had considered, that the master material from the American
Concert Hall never left the United States -- none of the earlier releases
On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 8:39 AM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Does anyone know where all of the master tapes for the Concert Hall
> Society records are stored? I know that The Record Hunter acquired them in
> the late 1950s and reissued a lot of the material on their own Rarities
> Collection (12-inch LPs with blue labels in plain white sleeves). I have a
> specific reason for asking, related to a Crane recording that appeared on
> both labels. We're headed out of town this morning - I'll send a detailed
> explanation to the list over the weekend.
> 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: Re: [ARSCLIST] classical music LPs to CDs
> On 8/9/2017 6:06 PM, Gary A. Galo wrote:
> > As a hard-core Furtwanger collector, I can tell you that virtually
> everything - studio and live - had been issued on CD, usually multiple
> times over. And, it hasn't stopped yet.
> On the other hand certain lines don't seem to have been reissued on CD at
> all -- for instance, the cheap albums available on Plymouth, or Remington,
> or Colosseum in the early 1950s. We had a lot of those back then.
> And have the Vanguard Everyman LPs been reissued on CD? How about the
> discs on Westminster that were reissued on 1960s cut-price LPs?
> There were a *lot* of classical LPs in the 50s. Just looking at the charts
> for playback curves reminds me of some long-lost labels -- what happened to
> Urania Records, or Haydn Society for that matter?
> Tracing what became of the 1950s labels (and their master tapes) might
> make a nice article for the ARSC Journal.
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