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Recording session dates needed

Post by asimov » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:09 pm

Hi, could somebody please give me the actual recording dates (not the issue dates) of any or all of the following?

RCA LP and CD "The Sea Hawk," conducted by Charles Gerhardt. This was issued back in 1972; when was it recorded? The CD issue as RCA 60863-2-RC only states "Remixed in BMG Studio D in August 1989," which isn't helpful for my purposes.

Korngold's own recording (don't know whether this is the soundtrack or not) of music from "The Adventures of Robin Hood" on Facet 8104.

String Quartets ## 1 and 3 performed by the Chilingirian Quartet on RCA 7889-2-RG; apparently recorded c. 1977, but month and day would be nice.

Rudolf Kempe's recording of the Symphony, originally issued on LP by RCA, and last seen as Varese Sarabande VSD-5346. Apparently 1972, but again month and day would be helpful.

The RCA recording of Die Tote Stadt, conducted by Leinsdorf, on RCA. I believe this was first issued in 1975.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Post by brendan g carroll » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:56 pm

I can only help with a couple:

The String Quartets were recorded by the Chilingiririan in London in August 1977

The FACET ROBIN HOOD is from the live radio broadcast on May 11 1938 (as noted in my book)

A colleague in Germany may have the rest, and I will ask. Why is it so important?
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Post by asimov » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:23 pm

Thank you (much belatedly, for which apologies) for the information. I am but a simple collector, and I like to have recording dates for my database.

I would appreciate session dates for the Op. 15 Piano Quintet as performed by Scot[t?] Woolley and The Korngold Quartet, variously available on Bay Cities 1037 and Varèse Sarabande 302 066 049 2. The Bay Cities CD was released back in 1993, so I'm assuming it's that year or slightly earlier.

Also, if anybody else happens to have recording dates for the other items listed in my initial post, I'd be grateful to learn them.
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Post by Bernd.O.Rachold » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:00 pm

Perhaps a little help:
Kempe´s op. 40: Nov. 27, 1972 (Herkulessaal, Munich)
Leinsdorf´s DTS: June 1975 (Concert Hall Bavarian Radio, Munich) as noted in the LP-set
Chilingirians: the booklet from RCA GD 87889 notes "recorded in 1976", the LP RL 25097 a copyright 1977 for the sleeve only (Chr. Palmer)
Scot Woolley´s op. 15: no idea, but the American Record Guide publ. a review in the Nov./Dec. 1992-issue.
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