I do understand that there is a smattering of information here and there
with regards to classical LPs.  And I have a couple of the guides that you
reference with respect to microgroove LPs and I have not found "release
dates" for the discs themselves.

Maybe I'm still too naive:  my goal is to be able to have all of this
information in a single, consistent, reliable, searchable database.

You have given me some good examples and resources.
Much Appreciated!
D. Blake Werts

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 9:15 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: [ARSCLIST] Dating LPs ?

> As a serious classical record collector,of over sixteen years,who came in
after there were no more new classical records,and had learned a lot,I find
it very difficult to beleve you have not seen any of the large volume of
discographical information that is out there,both in print,and
online.Assuming someone knows absolutely zero about this stuff,I would
suggest you start with  The Canfield Guide to Classical Records.For Living
Stereo,we have "The RCA Bible",for early stereo we have "The Audiophile
Record Collector's Handbook"by Phil Reese,for early Decca/London stereo,we
have an out of print book called "Full Frequency Stereophonic
Sound".Mainspring Press has published several very well researched books on
opera,and Victor Red Seal 78s.These are indespensible,I have two of
them.There have been a couple of very good discographies of EMI classical
and opera 78s,which I never bought.
> But what are most helpful are the websites.There was,at one time,a couple
of very good sites devoted to Supraphon,and RCA Camden classical,but these
are no more.
> There are quite a lot of insanely complete,single artists websites,by
fans,and collectors.The ones that deal with Soviet/East German artists,have
been very helpful in identification,of these type of records for me.The
sites I have bookmarked are:
> Remington Records
> David Oistrakh
> Franz Konwitschny
> Jascha Horenstein
> Serge Koussevitzky
> Sviastoslav Richter
> Wilhelm Furtwangler
> Malcom Arnold
> Yehudi Menhuin
> Yevgeni Mravinsky
> Leopold Stokowski - Good,but does not give release dates
> Arturo Toscanini
> There is another very good site,that lists several people,but I have lost
the list.This should be a good start.
>                                 Roger Kulp
> "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: ----- Original
Message -----
> From: "D. Blake Werts"
> > Thanks Don...
> >
> > Not that I'm defending the response that was provided, I did neglect to
> > in my original post that I am specifically speaking in terms of
> > and Operatic recordings.  [And a couple of _years_ of doing "Google
> > searches" hasn't provided links to public sites with the information
that I
> > seek.
> >
> In fact, there has been (AFAIK) very little discographic work
> relating to classical recordings of ANY sort! While I found all
> sorts of discographies for pre-WWII popular music on record
> (mostly thanks to Brian Rust, of course...)...I found little
> or nothing in the way of equivalents for classical records of
> that limited period!
> Schwann does provide coverage for classical LP albums and sets
> thereof, though...
> Steven C. Barr
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