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Hi Ben,
 
I can partially answer your question, as I worked on the
Sony Heifetz box.  
 
The original 1994 Heifetz set did include the Decca
recordings (I worked on that one also for BMG).  The 2010 set was made up of copying the recordings from the
earlier set (minus the Decca recordings), plus bonus material of the Bell
Telephone Hour TV program, and three CDs of previously unreleased material (my
contribution to the set).  Some of
the recordings from the 1994 set had been remastered since it came out, so in
those cases, the later transfer was utilized.
 
Not long before the 2010 set was released DG issued the
Decca records on a two-CD set, that included at least one previously unreleased
track.  My assumption is that DG
did not wish to re-license something to Sony that they had just brought out
themselves.
 
By the way, the Rubinstein set also has one recording
missing from the later set: the 1964 Moscow recital originally on Melodiya.
 
--Jon Samuels


On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:50 PM, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 


Hi Jay,

Thanks for the info, but I really don't want to start a class action anything.

I was just looking for info about that box set - if anyone else in the ARSC bought one.

Regards,
Ben


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This is interesting because SONY/BMG have been marketing quite a few jumbo sets like this and I believe this  is the 1st one that does not refer to RCA or Columbia recordings.

I just checked it out & you are correct in that it does not specify RCA or Columbia product.

Guess you can start a class action.....

Jay

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] The Heifetz box

Hello everyone,

I just purchased [2nd hand] the Jascha Heifetz Complete Album Collection on CDs.
The box is about 14 inches long and contains 104 CDs.

While the box says "Complete Album Collection" I don't see any of the Decca recordings.
That means it's NOT "complete" which is misleading or deceptive.
I imagine you folks have already discussed this while I was away.

Any comments will be appreciated.

Regards,
Ben Roth
FAU Recorded Sound Archives
https://rsa.fau.edu/