Following up on Carl's question, here's a link to PDF of my slides from the Feb. meeting:

I think Kim Peach intends to get them up on the ARSC website eventually.

Shameless plug -- I'll be doing a similar presentation for the Minnesota Audio Society on April 21. 
The event will take place at the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting in St. Paul. I'll be in the room via 
SKYPE. Slides will be projected on-site and music playback will be through the society's 
high-quality audio system.

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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
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> 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
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