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Sorry for the time-lag on responding to Mike's query in response to my
posting below. I don't know, as I guess should be clear from my first
message, exactly how many of these items were issued, but the two VOX
ultra-LPs that I have are numbered VXL 6 (Schumann, Liszt, Grieg,
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerti with 4 different soloists and 4 different
conductors) & 8 (Mendelssohn, Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Paganini Violin Concerti
- Bronislaw Gimpel, Ivry Gitlis)

Peter Hirsch

NYPL

<Date:    Thu, 26 Feb 2004 20:00:09 EST
<From:    [log in to unmask]
<Subject: Re: 16 2/3 RPM Music
<
<In a message dated 2/26/2004 1:40:10 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<[log in to unmask] writes:
<<Does anyone out there have any firsthand knowledge of how extensively 16
<<2/3 rpm was used on 12" vinyl for music (as opposed to spoken word)? I
have
<<in front of me 2 VOX XL series records, each of which contains 4 full
<<length romantic concerti (one has liner notes claiming "1 hour 48 minutes
<<40 seconds of music").
<<
<<Any comments or info would be appreciated.
<*****************
<
<I would be interested in the record numbers of any of this series that
people
<have. I have VXL1 and have always wondered how many there were.
<
<The other musical uses of 16-2/3 were the Highway Hi-Fi ultra-microgroove
7"
<discs and the 9 inch, large center hole background music service discs. I
have
<some of the music service discs (but not handy for label info) but have
only
<seen one of the 7" discs.

Of course the Talking Book records distributed by several religious groups
often contained musical selections.

Mike Csontos