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Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury co-founder Irving Green passes
Dave,I find this facinating.As one of those with "limited interest",the classical record(ing)s I listen to were mostly done,between 1925,and 1965.Classical radio,a dying sector of the broadcast market,itself a dying industry,thanks to web downloads, tends to forget there were even recordings made,before the mid 80s,or so.So how do you get away with playing stuff like mono Mercury ? (Many of which,I prefer to the stereos... the heresey! )
I do not own a car,so I have often had to carry my thrift shop/flea market purchases with me,when I go from digging for vinyl/shellac,to the supermarket,etc. .)On one such occasion,I ran into the morning guy,since canned/"retired",from the local classical station.He started a conversation,and confirmed my suspicions,that the corporate owners of the station,refused to allow any pre-digital recordings to be played,because they said it was bad for ratings,and it was an unstated policy,to program/push new recordings.Something about they weren't there to expose people to the best recordings/performances,just to provide pleasant background music,to keep the sponsors happy.
So how do you pull this off ?
David Lewis <davlew@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Well, I may represent the "limited interest" faction, but I was certainly
waiting to see certain Hanson recordings come along - mainly Griffes' Kubla
Khan, the Loeffler and Sessions' "Black Maskers." To this day, I keep a reel
tape version on hand of "Maskers" just so if I want to program it on my
radio show, I can make a transfer. I would have thought these things,
although monaurally recorded, considerable to make the "cut," but umusic, I
guess, knows better than me, a mere consumer and (god forbid!) critic. David N. Lewis
Assistant Classical Editor, All Music Guide
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