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Hi Carl:

Are you able to put audio or Youtube video of any of that (performance and/or discussion of 
pitch/tuning) online? You and Brandon have piqued my curiosity!

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carl Pultz" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] A-440, was speaking of pitch


> Yes, Brandon, that was it. Small world!
>
> Carl
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brandon Michael Fess
> Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:07 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] A-440, was speaking of pitch
>
> Are you based out of Rochester? I was at the Monteverdi Vespers performance
> at Hochstein - what a fantastic performance. I was very appreciative of the
> pre-concert explanation of the pitch scheme they used. While I'm used to
> mean tone tuning in early music, I did not realize that A was higher than
> 440 at that time in Italy. Too much time spent in French Baroque and its low
> A, I guess.
>
> Brandon Fess
> LIS Candidate, Class of 2015
> Graduate Assistant, Belfer Audio Archive
>
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> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Carl Pultz <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 7:19 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] A-440, was speaking of pitch
>
> Parenthetically, the 1/1972 issue of Recording Engineer/Producer contains a
> very informative article on the contemporary orchestral recording practices
> of the three major US producers, via interviews with Max Wilcox, John
> McClure, and Carson Taylor. Taylor speaks about his rearrangement of seating
> for Cleveland and his experience in Chicago.
>
> Scans are available at http://www.americanradiohistory.com/ originally from
> the collection of Doug Pomeroy.
>
> I recently recorded performances of Monteverdi's Vespers conducted by Paul
> O'Dette. Their tuning was A466, determined in part by the tuning of the
> cornetti. That was mean-tone, so it's a whole different scheme and effect.
>
>