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Flip of Rhapsody in Blue, wasn't it? I avoid all those dubs anyway.

dl

Don Tait wrote:

    Yes, there was an early LP version -- Victor 24000.

    Don Tait

    
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  I just rememberd that this was issued on a Victor Program Transcription 
disc. 10 inch , If
  memory serves? Don't know if there was a special sleeve for this one or 
not.

  Bob Hodge

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  >>> [log in to unmask] 4/17/2006 6:17 PM >>>
  There was an insert and special sleeve for this record.  A copy is at the
  Johnson Victorla Muesum, Dover, DE.

  It is also still Victor, not yet RCA.

  Steve Smolian

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  From: "Don Tait" <[log in to unmask]>
  To: <[log in to unmask]>
  Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 6:04 PM
  Subject: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: [ARSCLIST] RCA symphonic work competition - 1929

  >  I have a copy of the 78 to which Steve Smolian referred, Victor 36000.
  > The
  > labels read
  >
  >  36000-A -- TWO SYMPHONIC SKETCHES
  >                    (a) Nocturne (b) March
  >                     (1st Prize Award)
  >                     (Thomas Griselle)
  >
  >  36000-B -- SONG OF THE BAYOU
  >                    (2nd Prize Award)
  >                       (Rube Bloom)
  >
  >  The Griselle is credited to the Victor Concert Orchestra, the Bloom to
  > the
  > Victor Salon Group (male voices). The conductor of both is Nathaniel
  > Shilkret.
  >
  >  It's interesting that the label doesn't say what contest these works 
won,
  > but I gather from what Steve wrote that there was accompanying publicity
  > (that
  > would be typical of Victor) and perhaps the company assumed that
  > purchasers
  > would know.
  >
  >  Don Tait
  >
  >

  
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  > Isn't this the composition for which Tom Griselle won a prize for his 
Two
  > American Nocturnes? (Also on a Naxos CD, Symphonic Jazz.)
  >
  > dl
  >
  > Alec McLane wrote:
  >
  >  There were actually only 4 composers because Robert Russell Bennett
  >  was awarded 2/5 of the prize. Here's from the liner notes to a Naxos
  >  recording of Bennett's _Abraham Lincoln_ (quoted at
  >  http://www.naxos.com/mainsite/blurbs_reviews.asp?
  >
  >
  
item_code=8.559004&catNum=559004&filetype=About%20this%20Recording&language=English):
  >
  >  __________________________
  >  In Paris and Berlin in 1927-28, on a Guggenheim Scholarship, he
  >  noticed an RCA Victor competition with a prize of 25,000 dollars for
  >  an outstanding orchestral composition, with a small prize for a
  >  lighter piece of music. He submitted the two works on this disc - the
  >  patriotic Abraham Lincoln and the abstract orchestral painting of
  >  Sights and Sounds. Both pieces were scored for an enormous band of
  >  musicians and are of large proportions.
  >
  >  RCA Victor's jury consisted of Leopold Stokowski, Serge Koussevitzky,
  >  Frederick Stock, Rudolph Ganz and Olga Samaroff. They decided no work
  >  was better than any other to win outright and awarded five prizes to
  >  Aaron Copland's Dance Symphony, Louis Gruenberg's Symphony, Ernst
  >  Bloch's Helvetia and two 5,000 dollar awards to Bennett's pieces.
  >
  >  Despite their huge orchestral forces, Bennett's prizewinners were
  >  then published. Abraham Lincoln was first performed by Stokowski and
  >  the Philadelphia Orchestra in October 1931, with a second performance
  >  given a fortnight later at the dedication of the Juilliard School's
  >  new auditorium. For this, Bennett wrote his own programme notes,
  >  drawn from below.
  >  ___________________________
  >
  >  Alec
  >
  >  At 11:19 AM 4/17/2006, Paul Charosh wrote:
  >  >
  >  >
  >  >In 1929, RCA Victor offered a prize of $25,000 for a new symphonic
  > work.
  >  >The
  >  >prize was divided among five composers.  Copland was  one; he received
  > $5,000
  >  >for his submission.
  >  >
  >  >How to find out  who were the other four recipients?  Also, who at
  > RCA/Victor
  >  >was in  charge of the competition?  Can one find out who were the
  > judges?
  >  >Can
  >  >one find out who submitted works?
  >  >
  >  >Paul Charosh
  >
  >  
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