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Hi Don:

See the articles in Classic Record Collector by Lonn Henrichsen and David Patmore. Bert Whyte 
"engineered" few Everest recordings, although it appears he often oversaw the mic setup and had some 
control over some sessions. Joe Kane and Aaron Nathanson were the main engineers at Everest, as in 
the men who actually operated the recording equipment.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Tait ([log in to unmask])" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 2:10 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: [ARSCLIST] Westminster record label


> Regarding Bert Whyte, you might be thinking of Everest. He  engineered a
> significant number of their recordings, at least the American-made  ones.
> Especially Stokowski. If Whyte engineered for Westminster, others might  well
> have details.
>
>  Many Westminster recordings were engineered by Kurt List, including  ones
> made in London with Boult and perhaps others. Westminster issued excerpts
> from the rehearsal for Boult's circa 1956 recording of Britten's Young
> Person's  Guide to the Orchestra on one side of an LP. I recall some of it
> consisting  of List's comments about intonation and balance rather than of Boult's
> rehearsing and thinking that List sounded rather full of himself. But then
> it's  been a long time since I played the record.
>
>  Incidentally, List got his come-uppance from Pierre Monteux during  the
> published excerpts of Monteux's rehearsals for the Westminster recording of
> the Beethoven 9th. It was a side of the original two-LP set. Unlike Boult,
> Monteux would not remain silent with List. At one point List asked that
> something be repeated just to check recording balances and said (meaning the
> performance, since it wasn't to be a take) "it doesn't have to be as good."
> Instantly Monteux said "what do you mean? It must be bett-air!" List might
> have  produced the rehearsal recording; if so, it's to his credit that he
> included the  exchange.
>
>  Don Tait


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> Nice thread here, particularly the references to Walter Barylli.  - I
> wonder if my memory that most or all of the Westminster recordings were
> made by Bert Whyte is correct?
>
> L. H. Kevil
> Univ. of Missouri
>
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 11:27 PM, Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> I'll confirm that report. In addition I have some similarly-liveried
>> Barylli Quartet, Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet etc. Westminster CDs. And they
>> sound quite good, by the way, once the CD problem is overcome.
>>
>> clark
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM, [Richard A Kaplan] <[log in to unmask]
>> >wrote:
>>
>> > Some late Westminster recordings were issued on CD by "MCA Classics":
>> e.g.,
>> >  Monteux's recordings of the Beethoven 9th and Berlioz's Romeo and
>> Juliet.
>> > So,  the acquisition of Westminster's catalogue by MCA makes sense.
>> >
>> > Rich
>> >
>> >
>> > In a message dated 1/17/2012 6:49:31 P.M. Central Standard Time,
>> > [log in to unmask] writes:
>> >
>> > I do not  recall Westminster being connected to MCA/Decca in any way, but
>> > it
>> > has been  a long time.....
>> >
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>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Association for Recorded Sound  Discussion List
>> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steven  Smolian
>> > Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:05 PM
>> > To:  [log in to unmask]
>> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Westminster record  label
>> >
>> >
>> > The MCA Westminster was, as I recall, issued on U.S.  Decca.
>> >
>> > Steve Smolian
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From:  Association for Recorded Sound Discussion  List
>> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Thomas Stern
>> > Sent:  Tuesday, January 17, 2012 6:08 PM
>> > To: [log in to unmask]
>> > Subject:  [ARSCLIST] Westminster record label
>> >
>> > I recently saw two  "Westminster" releases in series I have not seen
>> before
>> > (or don't  remember).
>> > Can anyone provide some background on them, when they  were active, how
>> > extensive was the catalog, new recordings or reissues,  etc.
>> > The labels are WESTMINSTER ABC, and MCA WESTMINSTER.
>> > I am aware of the two-tone orange cover series - these are NOT  that
>> > series.
>> >
>> > The Westminster ABC release appears to have been  available in mono and
>> > stereo, carries catalog numbers XWN/WST 17135 Norman  Treigle - arias,
>> > recorded June 1967.
>> >
>> > The MCA Westminster release MCA  1401  Walton: Facade, Gingold, Oberlin.
>> > Copyright  1980.
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> > Best wishes,  Thomas.
>> >
>>
>