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Not only that, but there's a bonus: It's a fine and rapt performance.

clark

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Indeed, here is an extensive article about the St. Matthew recording, the
> Philips-Miller system, everything. It was indeed Mengelberg.
>
> http://www.soundfountain.com/amb/phmil.html
>
> UD
>
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 1:27 PM, DAVID BURNHAM <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > There was an early CD release of St. Matthew Passion with Mengelberg and
> > the Concertgebouw which, I believe, was recorded in the '30s.  Might this
> > be the one you're thinking of?
> >
> > db
> >
> >
> >
> > >________________________________
> > > From: David Lewis <[log in to unmask]>
> > >To: [log in to unmask]
> > >Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:45:36 PM
> > >Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Philips-Miller stereophony
> > >
> > >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
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>