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You forgot The Artur Rubenstein Story,or whatever they called it.Not to mention the Giselle.Those Sorias are in a class by themselves.I have all of them except the La Voix Humaine set. I also have this remarkable Soria-type box set,from 1960 on Victor Red Seal of Japan,that collects many of Vladimir Horowitz's mono recordings for RCA.Deluxe Japanese-only sets are a completely different subject entirely. Leinsdorf's entire output for RCA is best forgotten.The Wikipedia entry on Dynagroove gives a  pretty good overview why.No other artist's reputation was hurt more by this dreadful practice.I don't think it's his style,I find a lot to like about Leinsdorf's records for Capitol and Westminster. Roger> Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:23:04 -0400> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets> To: [log in to unmask]> >   Yes, I also remember the Leinsdorf/BSO MSND music on Victor as being yet another depressing example of Leinsdorf's suffocating musical style. All very correct. And all very the last word in absolutely nothing.> >   Don Tait> >  > >  > >  > > -----Original Message-----> From: Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>> To: ARSCLIST <[log in to unmask]>> Sent: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 4:56 pm> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets> > > I purchased the MSND music with the Boydell engravings of Fuseli when it> was released. I kept it in a heavy manilla envelope for decades until I> finally sold it on eBay several years ago, not enriched thereby,> unfortunately, but happy to pass on the ungainly package. I recall the> performance as disappointing, rather prosaic, and recorded with RCA> Victor's celebrated incompetence.> > DDR> > On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:52 PM, Donald Tait <[log in to unmask]> wrote:> > >   The Don Quixote was in the Soria series and was packaged with a de luxe,> > gorgeous heavy booklet containing tipped-in art reproductions. The> > Reiner/CSO Beethoven Pastoral was also in a slipcase sort of thing, at> > least at the beginning. Later issues were in standard cardboard sleeves.> > The de luxe Pastoral  package doesn't turn up often in my experience.> >> >   In a class by itself was the original RCA Victor packaging of> > Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream music with Leinsdorf/BSO. As James> > North writes in his BSO discography:> > "LSC/D-2673 is a limited edition, housed in a 13.5 x 17 inch hard-cover> > folder, which also contains reproductions of two eighteenth-century> > engravings of Henry Fuseli paintings basked on Shakespeare's play."> >> >   The Victor LP package, bound in dark blue cloth, was so awkward at 17"> > high and 13.5 wide that it seemed to pose problems for dealers to display.> > I remember that Rose Records on Wabash Avenue in Chicago had a few copies> > on the floor, leaning against a vertical pipe. They had nothing else to do.> >> >   Don Tait> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > -----Original Message-----> > From: Carl Pultz <[log in to unmask]>> > To: ARSCLIST <[log in to unmask]>> > Sent: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 2:41 pm> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets> >> >> > ...LDS3284, the Don Quixote Soria issue, a single disc in a slipcase, if> > that counts...> >> > -----Original Message-----> > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Donald Tait> > Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 2:45 PM> > To: [log in to unmask]> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets> >> >    Yes, but the RCA Victor first recording of Amahl (LM-1701) came with a> > text booklet. Thus the box for the single record.> >> >   Similar RCA Victor single LPs in boxes with enclosed printed texts> > included LCT-1033 (Die Walkure Act I -- Lehmann, Melchior, Bruno Walter> > etc.); LM-1217 (Treasury of Harpsichord Music -- Landowska, later> > repackaged> > in a single standard cardboard sleeve with booklet); LM-1802 ("An Adventure> > in High Fidelity"); LM-1849 (Verdi: Te Deum, Boito: Mefistofele Prologue --> > Toscanini); LM-1862 (Romberg: "Deep in My Heart, Dear" -- Romberg, cond.);> > and LM-1944 (Busoni: Arlecchino -- Glyndebourne Festival). So was LHMV-1007> > (Purcell: Dido and Aeneas -- Flagstad et. al.). There were also the entire> > issued titles in LHMV-1 through -32, single LPs in boxes with text inserts> > and, in many cases, art reproductions.> >> >   Also, the single Capitol LPs issued in boxes contained text booklets.> > That> > included "The Orchestra" and other Stokowski titles.> >> >   The point of the original inquiry about this, if I recall correctly,> > concerned the Telefunken, Ducretet-Thomson, London International etc. LPs> > issued in the USA in single boxes that contained nothing but the record in> > its regular heavy paper sleeve. No printed texts.> >> >   Don Tait> >> >> >> >> >> > -----Original Message-----> > From: DAVID BURNHAM <[log in to unmask]>> > To: ARSCLIST <[log in to unmask]>> > Sent: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 3:15 am> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets> >> >> > I just came across another recording that falls into this category which> > I'm> >> > sending only because there were no RCA Victor LPs in my list I sent> > previously -> > Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" was released on RCA in a box with> > a> >> > single LP.> >> > db> >> >> >> >> >> > > -- > 1006 Langer Way> Delray Beach, FL 33483> 212.874.9626> >