May I add my thanks, with a question?

Does anyone know to whom the rights to this catalog now belongs?
I believe the Everest stereo masters resided briefly at Vanguard where they
received their best-sounding CD releases. When Vanguard was sold to Artemis
the Everest recordings were not included.

I believe a British firm has issued some of the Everest stereo masters, but
I don't know anything about their qaulity. It's the early stuff I'm
wondering about. I hope they are not owned by a landfill.

Al Lesitsky
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> From: Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>
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> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 10:18:16 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Oceanic Records
> For some of us, 1968 doesn't seem too long ago, but reading the Billboard
> release Tom so kindly dredged up was like opening a volume of ancient
> history, when trade papers devoted such space to the activities of minor
> classical labels. Sincere thanks for this.
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Billboard Nov 16, 1968
>> Los Angeles - Everest Records has acquired the catalog of Oceanic Records,
>> Inc.,
>> of New York, which has been dormant for some years.  Included are seven
>> operatic
>> titles and instrumental albums, including performances featuring pianist
>> Paul
>> Badura-Skoda, cellist Maurice Gendron, organist Gustav Leonhardt and
>> conductor
>> Rene Leibowitz.
>>  Bernard Solomon, Everest presitdet, explained that the first albums of
>> Oceanic
>> material will be issued on Everest, including Everest's Opera Series early
>> next
>> year.  Some of the one-LP operatic sets smay be packaged with other operas
>> by the
>> same or similar composers to create multiple sets which are more
>> economical for the
>> boxed series.
>>  Leibowitz conducts three of the operas, including a three-LP package of
>> Gluck's
>> "Alceste," a title not currently in the catalog.  Featured are Ethel
>> Semser, Enzo Seri, Jean M<ollien,
>> Bernard Demigny, and Jean Hoffman with the ParisPhilharmonic Chorus and
>> Orchetra.
>>  The other Leibowitz operas, both one-LP sets, are Mussorgsky's "The
>> Marriage" with Nicolas Agroff
>> Charlotte Des,azures, Mollien, and Alexadre Popovvitsky with the Paris
>> Radio Symphony, and
>> Rimsky-Korsakov's "Mozart and Salieri" with <ollien, Jacques Linsolas,
>> Paul Jacobs,
>> and the symphony orchestra odf Paris Radio and TV.
>>  Also included is Josef Keilberth conducting the Saxon State Orchestra and
>> the chorus
>> of the Dresden Opera State in a two-record set of Richard Strauss'
>> "Salome" with Christel Goltz i
>> in the title role with Bernd Aldenhoff and Kurt Boehme.  Another operatic
>> title is
>> Telemamn's "Pimpinone (The Unequal Marriage)" on one disk.  Featured are
>> Helen Fuchs,
>> Erich Lassner, the Salzburg String Quartet, and harpsichordist Jonathan
>> Sternberg, Wolfgang
>> Messer conductiong.
>>  A three-record package of Beethoven's "Fidelio" with Gerhard Pfluger
>> conductiong the
>> chorus and orchestra of Mitteldeutsche Radio of Leipzig, Margarete
>> Bauemer, Heinz Sauerbaum
>> and Manfred Hubner are among the featured vocalissts.
>>  Completing the operatic titles is a two-record package of Nichlai's "The
>> Merry Wives of
>> Windsor."  Rolf Kleinert conducts the chorus and orchestra of
>> Mittledeutsch Radio and
>> soloists including Theodor Horand and Boehme.
>>  One Leibowitz instrumental album has the Paris Philharmonic in Corelli's
>> "Concerto fo
>> Oboe and Strings," and the Paris Radio Symphony in Gluck's "Flute Concerto
>> in G" with
>> Rampal and Haydn's "Toy Symphony."
>>  Leibowits also is the conductor in two choral albums: Faure's Requiem
>> with Nadine Southreau,
>> Dem,igny and the Paris Philharmonic Chorus and orchestra, and Liszt's
>> "Missa Choralis" with
>> the Paris Select Choir and organist Giuseppe Englert.
>>  Leibowitz's other instrumental albums are a pairing of Bizet's "Symphony
>> in C" and
>> Schubert's "Symphony No.1" with the Paris Radio Symphony; a coupling of
>> Beethoven piano
>> concertos with pianist Paul Jacobs and the Paris Radio Symphony; and a
>> Beethoven orchestral
>> program
>>  Jonathan Sternberg conducts the Vienna Academy Choir and the Vienna State
>> Opera Orchestra
>> in Rossini's "Stabat Mater" with tenor Anton Dermota, baritone Paul
>> Shoeffler, soprano
>> Ilona Steingruber and alto Dagmar Hermann as the quartet of soloists.
>>  Gendron is the soloist in a pairing of Haydn's "Cello Concerto in D" and
>> Saint-Saens'
>> "Cello Concerto" with Sternberg and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra.
>>  Sternberg conducts
>> the Vienna Symphony in a coupling of Mozart's "Piano Concertos No. 14 and
>> 22" with Badura-Skoda
>> as soloist.
>>  Leonhardt is the soloist in Handel's "Oboe Concertos Nos. 3 and 4" in an
>> album with Ernst Kuyler
>> and the chamber orchestra of the Vienna State Opera.
>>  Brahms' "Liebeslieder Waltzes, Opp.52 and 65" are performed on an album
>> with soprano Erna Hassler,
>> alto Hetty Plumacher, tenor Albert Weikenmeier, bass Franz Kelch, and
>> pianists Hans Priegnitz
>> and Hans Michael.
>>  Completing the Oceanic titles is an album of three Handel Italian
>> cantatas featuring soprano
>> Agnes Giebel, harpsichordist Helma Eisner, recorder Alfred Mann, cellist
>> Helmut Reinmann, and
>> Stuttgart's Tanstudio Orchestra under Rudolf Lamy.
>> Billboard May 20, 1950
>>  The first complete recording of Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, has been
>> scheduled for June release by Vox Records.  The work, cut by the Central
>> German
>> Broadcasting System, with Gerhard Pfleuger conduction, will be released on
>> three long playing disks, and will retail at $18.95.  Vox licensed the
>> production from OCEANIC Records, and American0owned indie.
>> Billboard Oct 15, 1955  550G Oceanic Oscar suit.
>> Billboard Feb 2, 1952
>> ...Period Music, producer of Renaissance, Period and Oceanic records here,
>> is having
>> it's LP's distributed in France under the Classic label, and in England by
>> the
>> Nixa Record Company.
>> ....
>> 1974  quad releases on Everest Olympic label
>> 1950  Richard Strauss' Salome
>> 1951  Rossini's Stabat Mater
>> 1952  Gluck  Alceste
>> Best wishes, Thomas.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Steven Smolian
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 12:22 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Oceanic Records
>> It was originally owned by Arthur whose last name escapes me at the moment.
>> I knew him.
>> He told me a story about the Rossini Stabat Mater with Dermota.  D had a
>> cold.  He sang a line and then schnochled- not an everyday word.  He
>> breathed in and cleared the mucus from his nose.  The resultant tape was
>> edited to remove the non-Rossinian pauses.  It's still a pretty good
>> performance by him.  And  the bass, whose name I also forget, who does a
>> great job with the chorus on the instrumentally unaccompanied  "Quando
>> corpus."
>> My files don't show a successor but I think their stuff came out in England
>> on Saga and I think they kept some of the line in print for a while after
>> Oceanic ceased.  I assume they sent $$ to some American outfit and, should
>> their paper records survive, they may well have this data.
>> Steve Smolian
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dennis Rooney
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 11:27 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Oceanic Records
>> Dear List,
>> Renaissance was a label that lately engendered quite a bit of discussion re
>> ownership. I recently had a query re Oceanic, a coeval independent LP
>> label.
>> Does anyone have any information on its succession of interest, present
>> owner, etc., etc?
>> Thanks,
>> DDR
>> --
>> Dennis D. Rooney
>> 303 W. 66th Street, 9HE
>> New York, NY 10023
>> 212.874.9626
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> Dennis D. Rooney
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