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Re: [ARSCLIST] Shostakovich, was Re: [ARSCLIST] early CD bashing
Hah? Leinsdorf never recorded for Musicraft. Actually the only symphony
orchestra Musicraft ever recorded was the Buffalo Philharmonic under Steinberg,
in the Shostakovich 7th. Otherwise they did chamber music, madrigals,
harpsichord solos, did some master trading with Parlophone which seems to have
been short-lived, and don't forget that the label did start out as a classical
and folk one. The jazz didn't come along until about 1944.
Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
Then perhaps you could tell me what orchestra Leinsdorf recorded with on Musicraft.
"Steven C. Barr(x)" <stevenc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: ----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Stern"
accidentally opened this post and Musicraft caught my eye - perhaps you
are talking of some specific genre...,
Musicraft had a large classical catalog in the late 30's, in addition to
the specialty items (Revuers, Cradle, Leadbelly, Sandburg etc.)
They abandoned classical in the 40's. and turned to jazz and pop - an
impressive and important catalog
I am not particularly informed about the Asch classical material
(would like any info people would care to share). Thanks.
As I recall, Musicraft first appeared in the late nineteen-thirties
as (one of?) the first "indie" (i.e. neither ARC or RCA) labels, and
specialized in recording material that the "big guys" didn't (either
obscure artists, obscure genres or a combination of both...). With
the postwar/post-ban rise of "indie" labels by the hundreds, they
decided to enter the "mainstream" market (iirc, they got a distribution
set-up with GE...). I have, somewhere in my half-vast discographic
holdings, a fairly early Musicraft catalogue...if I can dig it out,
I'll post the contained info therein...
Steven C. Barr
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