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John Ross wrote:

> 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

Without knowing the repertoire I'd say these were radio-originals.  The 
inclusion of the Radio Eireann Symphony is one key.

Regards,

Mike Gray