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Does anyone know if any of these tapes will ever be available to be heard? I couldn't find anything 
on the BSO website.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clark Johnsen" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 12:32 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] BSO basement tapes


> If you're an orchestra junkie, there's some interesting news out of the
> Boston Symphony Orchestra.
>
>
> The BSO has finished a six-month project to restore a group of audio tapes -
> which include a world premiere of Milhaud's Sixth Symphony and Leonard
> Bernstein performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat - taken from
> concerts between 1951 and 1959...
>
>
> The recordings were found by a couple in Fremont, New Hampshire who
> purchased Waddell's house in 1996. Two years later, they donated the
> collection to the BSO. Why do they matter so much? Because a 1961 fire at
> WGBH destroyed most of the broadcasts made over the previous decade.
>
>
>
> http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/exhibitionist/2008/06/the_bsos_baseme.html
>
>
> Can there be any more perfect illustration of the principle, "Proliferation
> is preservation"?
>
>
> clark
>