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If 1939, then it may have been the Mengelberg performance of the Matthew
Passion that was recorded thus and first released on American Columbia Lps.

DDR

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Tom,
>
> I didn't reply before as I wanted to fully remember my source, but I don't.
> For a time in the 1990s Gramphone published three or four numbers of a
> small format
> magazine which was like a paperback book called the "international record
> collectors -- something." In issue No. 2 there was a complete account of
> the weird
> Philips-Miller system. It was used in 1939 to make a recording of Bach's
> St. Matthew Passion with a relatively reputable conductor; I have no idea
> who. The recording
> was issued, but only in mono. Only a couple of recordings made with system
> survive, and I think they are mono mixes all, but they are remarkable in
> their clarity and
> resolution, even in mono. And of course I am summarizing because I have
> never heard them, and the magazine was something I read off the rack at
> work, so I haven't
> seen the article in nearly 20 years.
>
> Uncle Dave Lewis
> Lebanon, OH
>
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 6:40 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]
> >wrote:
>
> > No one ever replied to this one. Anyone know any details? Guys in
> Europe??
> > Concertgebouw fans?
> >
> > -- Tom Fine
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine" <
> [log in to unmask]
> > >
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:02 AM
> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Philips-Miller stereophony
> >
> >
> >  According to old issues of the Philips Technical Journal, in the 1940s
> >> the company adapted at least one of their Philips-Miller film-inscriber
> >> recorders to make "binaural" 2-channel recordings. Have any of these
> been
> >> reissued on CD?
> >>
> >> -- Tom Fine
> >>
> >
>



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