Hi Carl:

Slides will be posted. The talk was a rambling 2+ hours, much better consumed in the room than after 
the fact. We had much discussion among ourselves. That's how I like to do these things, start out 
presenting facts but end up in a conversation with those in the audience. The slides tell the facts.

-- Tom Fine

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April 16

>I going to echo someone else and ask that this please be recorded and shared
> with us who are confined to the outback. Tom - is your recent talk posted
> somewhere?
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> Meeting Next Thursday April 16
> ARSC New York Chapter
> APRIL 2015 Meeting
> 7 P. M. Thursday, 4/16/15
> at the CUNY Sonic Arts Center
> West 140th Street & Convent Avenue, New York or enter at 138th Street off
> Convent Avenue Shepard Hall (the Gothic building) - Recital Hall  (Room 95,
> Basement level) An elevator is located in the center of the building
> The Columbia Recordings of Fritz Reiner and the Pittsburgh Symphony
> Orchestra, 1940-1947 Presented by DENNIS D. ROONEY
> From January 1940 to November 1947, Columbia recorded the Pittsburgh
> Symphony Orchestra. The sessions in Pittsburgh, first in Carnegie Music Hall
> and then in Syria Mosque, were interrupted for nearly three years by the
> "Petrillo Ban" (1942-44), which coincided with an orchestra shorn of some
> of its best players due to wartime military service.   Recordings resumed in
> early 1945, and
> continued at regular intervals each season thereafter. The final Reiner/PSO
> recording, Strauß's Ein Heldenleben, like all of its predecessors, was
> mastered on 16.5-in. lacquer discs rotating at 33-1/3 rpm, the same speed as
> the Columbia Lp, which was launched only a few months later. By that time,
> Reiner had departed Pittsburgh for the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
> These Pittsburgh Symphony recordings were the first made under his own name
> by Reiner (1888-1963) who rebuilt the orchestra after his arrival in 1938
> from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.
> Building on the reorganizing work of his predecessor, Otto Klemperer, Reiner
> profited from the availability of many émigré players fleeing war and
> fascism, enabling him to quickly improve the orchestra's personnel. This
> program will be part of a survey of all the Pittsburgh Symphony recordings
> to be presented at ARSC's National Conference in Pittsburgh in late May,
> This evening's program will offer an expanded sampling of the PSO Columbias
> in the best sounding available source:
> original 78rpm shellac, Lp reissues and Masterworks Heritage CD reissues,
> the latter produced directly from the original lacquer masters.
> Dennis Rooney's collecting career began when Harry Truman was in the White
> House. His interest in recordings followed him through subsequent careers in
> broadcasting, writing and audio production. He produced many reissues for
> Sony Classical, the most significant of which was the award-winning
> Masterworks Heritage Line. As a producer and consultant to the record
> industry, he has contributed to many important CD reissues of historic
> recordings. As a member of ARSC, he has been a frequent presenter at
> conferences and workshops, is Classical Music Judge of the Book Awards
> Panel, a member of the Technical Committee since 1996, the Steering
> Committee of ARSC's New York chapter since 2008, and reviews books and
> recordings for the ARSC Journal. He regularly contributes features and
> reviews to THE STRAD and is an occasional contributor to BBC Music Magazine,
> Classic Record Collector, American Record Guide and
> Our next program will be on May 21, 2015 Guest speaker, Al Schlachtmeyer,
> will present excerpts from U.N. Day and Human Rights Day Concerts, and
> discuss the work involved in preserving and digitizing the World Body's
> audio documents. The program was originally presented at the 2014 ARSC
> National Conference in Chapel Hill, NC
> Subway: Take the 1 train to 137th Street City College and walk north to
> 140th St. & Broadway, then go east to 140th St. & Convent Avenue. Take the
> A, B, C, or D trains to 145th St, go south on St. Nicholas to 141st St, (one
> long block), then west one block to Convent Avenue, and south one more block
> to 140th & Convent Avenue.
> Bus: M4 and M5 on Broadway; M 100, 101 on Amsterdam Ave. (one block West of
> Convent Avenue) The Sonic Arts Center at CCNY offers 4-year Bachelor of Fine
> Arts degrees in Music with a concentration in Music and Audio Technology.
> Their program provides an in-depth curriculum emphasizing real-world skills
> with a project-based approach. Students enjoy a well-rounded program, with
> emphasis on audio technology, music theory, orchestration, and history to
> help them compete in a field that today demands an ever-growing and highly
> diverse skill set.
> All ARSC NY Chapter meetings are free and open to the public.
> Voluntary contributions to help defray our expenses are welcome!
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