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.
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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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