Hi, Jon,

I just found this email from you to the ARSC list in my Spam folder.  Shame
on Gmail!   The goblins are having their fun with you.

Best, John

On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 11:06 AM, Jon Samuels <[log in to unmask]>

> 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