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Does anybody have information about a series of 16-inch transcription 
discs called "Orchestras of the World; Produced by the Economic 
Cooperation Administration"? Probably from around 1950.

They're fully produced radio programs of performances by European 
orchestras (BBC Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, RIAS, Concertgebouw, 
Suisse Romande, Radio Eireann Symphony, etc etc.) with introductions 
and "intermission" interviews related to postwar economic development.

Are these things taken from commercial recordings or from domestic 
live concert or studio broadcasts? Are they documented anywhere?

John Ross