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Tom,

The first RCA binaural experimental recordings that I have found paperwork for were conducted by Leopold Stokowski, recorded in October, 1953.  The tapes were not assigned numbers, and have not been located.  The earliest surviving binaural tapes that I've found were conducted by Pierre Monteux, recorded in December, 1953.

Jon Samuels


--- On Mon, 9/24/12, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [ARSCLIST] early stereophony
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Monday, September 24, 2012, 6:01 PM

Going from the liner notes on various commercial issues plus online stuff, I've arrived at this list. Comments most welcome and appreciated.

1. Bell Labs/Stokowski - 1932

2. EMI/Blumlein - 1934

3. Bert Whyte/Magnecorder -- 1952

4. Emory Cook -- 1952

5. RCA -- 1954 (earliest experimental recordings no longer exist, first commercial stereo recordings made in 1954)

6. Decca -- 1954

7. Teldec -- 1954

8. Mercury -- 1955 (experiments started as early as 1952 but no tapes exist pre-1955)

9. what about Livingston with the hotel polka bands, was that 1954 or even 1953?

10. what about Sound In The Round, 1955?

Thanks again for comments/clarifications/facts.

-- Tom Fine