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The first couple of DM 78 albums, and a couple of singles, appeared on Keynote 
before going over to Mercury, but it may be that Mercury owned the Keynote 
label by that time and was continuing to use the name. I have the Dunbarton 
Oaks Concerto first issue on Keynote. Didn't I read that one reason Mercury 
acquired Keynote was to get their new pressing plant?

Vocals on Mercury from Czechoslovakia: Erna Sack (lots), Cantor Sholom Katz 
(possibly only one twelve-inch disc)..no others come to mind at the moment. 
(Note, these are 78s.)

Classical Czech stuff: the Shostakovich Trio Op. 67 with Oistrakh, Sadlo and 
Shostakovich (which unfortunately wows in all American transfers)..issued on 78 
and 33.

dl

Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Mike:
> 
> These all I have, including studio and mic info when it was entered in 
> the logs. What I don't have is:
> 
> * the pre April, 1950 sessions in the US. That would include the Mitch 
> Miller oboe chamber music sessions and some earlier quartet stuff, if I 
> recall correctly it was Fine Arts and another quartet.
> 
> * the German Telefunken recordings. I think there were both symphonic 
> and small-ensemble material. I do not know if there was vocal material.
> 
> * the Czech-original material, which may encompass only the Shostakovich 
> and Oistrakh 1946 records previously mentioned.
> 
> The pre April 1950 original recordings were definitely Mercury through 
> and through. I think the German and Czech material was originally 
> licensed by Keynote before it was taken over by Mercury. So the exact 
> details of this material may not show up in any Mercury discographies.
> 
> -- Tom Fine
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael H. Gray" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 1:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury MG10000 series listing or discography
> 
> 
>> Here are some data from David Hall's Merc. chronology - US sessions 
>> only, alas:
>>
>> Number Label Date Initial Date Full Composer Work Artists Ensemble 
>> Conductor1
>> 10065 Mercury 4/17/1950 1950 April 17 - 18
>>
>> Fine Arts Quartet 10061 Mercury 6/27/1950 1950 June 17 - 29
>>
>> Fine Arts Quartet 10062 Mercury 6/27/1950 1950 June 17 - 29
>> Abram Chasins, Constance Keene, piano
>> 15032 Mercury 8/14/1950 1950 August 14 - 15
>> Abram Chasins, Constance Keene, piano
>> 10070 Mercury 8/14/1950 1950 August 14 - 15
>> Ernest White, organ
>> 10089 Mercury 11/28/1950 1950 November 28 - 29 & December 26 - 27
>>
>> Albeneri Trio 10090 Mercury 11/28/1950 1950 November 28 - 29 & 
>> December 26 - 27
>>
>> Albeneri Trio 10088 Mercury 12/28/1950 1950 December 28
>>
>> Louisville Orchestra 10104 Mercury 5/25/1951 1951 May 25 - 29 SCHUBERT 
>> String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D887, op. 161 Fine Arts Quartet 
>> 10105 Mercury 5/25/1951 1951 May 25 - 29 SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 
>> 12 in C minor, D703 'Quartettsatz' Fine Arts Quartet 10107 Mercury 
>> 6/4/1951 1951 June 4 - 5
>>
>> Albeneri Trio 10106 Mercury 6/4/1951 1951 June 4 - 5
>>
>> Albeneri Trio 10108 Mercury 6/13/1951 1951 June 13 - 15
>>
>> Roth String Quartet 10109 Mercury 6/13/1951 1951 June 13 - 15
>>
>> Roth String Quartet 10110 Mercury 6/13/1951 1951 June 13 - 15
>>
>> Roth String Quartet 10113 Mercury 6/30/1951 1951 June 30 - July 2
>> Constance Keene, piano
>> 10133 Mercury 6/14/1952 1952 June 14 - 17
>>
>> Roth String Quartet 10134 Mercury 6/14/1952 1952 June 14 - 17
>>
>> Roth String Quartet 10138 Mercury 9/27/1952 1952 September 27 - 29
>> Constance Keene, piano
>>
> 
>