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[ARSCLIST] Brahms Double Concerto 1946-05-14
I have in front of me two Magnetophonband Typ L reels of 30 in/s
that's a competent recording sof the Brahms Double Concerto.
The only metadata on the boxes is:
Titel: Doppelkonzert von Brahms
Aufn.-Datum: 14. 5. 46
Auftrag-Nr.: Ma 403
Zahl der Bander: 1 (or 2) the "a" in Bander has an umlat
Any idea who may have performed this?
The recording was most likely made in Germany. It might have been
part of a series of concerts sponsored by the Department of the Army
as part of the "reconstruction" after the war. There is another
concert with Lawrence Tibbett and Robert Lawrence in this collection
-- that was four reels (bands). There's also the Lutz Templin Dance
Band in the collection, but I'm going to leave that for tomorrow.
The Tibbett recording had many references to "Bob Lawrence" and I
found a program from another concert in a different city a few days
before or after this one that had similar repertoire, but there were
at least announcements on the other one. This is tightly edited to
the music. Ahh, the ending is where they invented the "warm sound of
tape compression" and harmonic distortion. The concept of overloading
tape wasn't well understood with Magnetophonband Typ L. It's
sensitivity is about 18 dB (IIRC) below Scotch 111. Yick they cut the
reverb at the end to lose the applause. No metadata on the tapes.
PLease don't waste much time on this, but if it rings a bell with
someone, I'd appreciate knowing more.
Richard L. Hess email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
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