Print

Print


On 29/11/2012, David Lewis 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." 

"International Classical Record Collector".

I have issues 2 to 5 here. The article you refer to was in issue 5,
pages 69-75, by Michael Gray.

> 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
>>> 
>> 
Regards
-- 
Don Cox
[log in to unmask]