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Re: [ARSCLIST] The Leopold Auer records  Link

Dick Spottswood   to: Dick Spottswood
02/07/2012 09:49 PM

Didn't this guy do a tribute called "this is Auer Auer for love"?

Re: [ARSCLIST] The Leopold Auer records

Roger Kulp   to: ARSCLIST
02/07/2012 09:31 PM

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Please respond to Roger Kulp

According to the Victor pages at the UC Santa Barbara site,at least one of the matrices was destroyed.



I didn't know either one got out.


From: "Don Tait  ([log in to unmask])" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, February 3, 2012 3:25 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] The Leopold Auer records

I wonder whether any ARSC member can give me information about one  or two
aspects of these discs or direct me to a place where I can find that 
information. I hope so.

  To begin with, they're well-known. As well as very scarce. Auer made 
them for Victor in preparation for his 75th birthday celebratory dinner in New 
York City in 1920. They were pressed by Victor as one 10" and one 12" 
single-sided discs, with custom black-and-white labels containing a photo of 
Auer and reproduction of his hand-written dedication of them "to my musical 
children," plus the musical titles in Victor's standard typography.

  I got copies of them from a Chicago-area violinist and teacher named 
Ruth Ray. Miss Ray died within the past decade, aged at least 100. She'd
studied  with Auer in Leipzig in 1913 (together with the equally young Heifetz). 
She told me that the records were distributed at Auer's 75th birthday 
dinner. She also said that only Auer's favorites among his pupils received 
copies of both records: everyone else got only one. She got both.

  So, my question: does anyone know how the Auer records were  distributed
to his pupils and colleagues at the 1920 celebration? If, indeed, he  gave
both to only a limited number of people? Is there a way or place to find 
out? And finally, is there a way to learn how many copies of the two matrices 
Victor pressed? And is it correct, as I've read, that the matrices of the
Auer  records were subsequently destroyed?

  Thanks to everyone.

  Don Tait