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On the back cover of RCA's first for-release digital recording, Bartok's "Concerto For Orchestra" by 
Ormandy/Philly, producer Jay David Saks wrote that Ormandy's recording career "has spanned over half 
a century -- from 78rpms, both acoustical and electrical, through mono and stereo LPs to 
quadrophonic ..." Is it true that Ormandy recorded acoustic 78's? Can anyone provide details on his 
earliest recordings?

Saks further describes Ormandy as "the man who has made more records than any other person in 
history." Is that true? More than Karajan? More than Dorati?

-- Tom Fine