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Steve Smolian

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From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Which US Orchestra Recorded First ?


>I have not seen your article yet,but I am assuming,you have uncovered  the 
>identities,of the orchestras,on many pre-1916 recordings.If I am  not 
>mistaken,the first identified US orchestras ,were The New York 
>Philharmonic,and Metropolitan Opera Orchestras,on Columbia,predating  the 
>Mucks on Victor,by a few  months.In looking through my own  records,the 
>earliest symphonic records I found,were,an early Columbia  Double Disc 
>1911,I think (Although this may be a European  recording.),by Felix 
>Weingartner,and an  unknown orchestra.And  some pre-1916 recordings by The 
>Victor Concert Orchestra (Shilkret  ?),with excerpts from  symphonies. My 
>question is would The VCO  count as a "real" orchestra?
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