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Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury MG10000 series listing or discography
I can help with a few of these:
1. Artist on MG-10002 is the Dumbarton Oaks Chamber Orchestra; Alexander Schneider, conductor
2. MG-10019. SONATAS AND PARTITAS FOR UNACCOMPANIED VIOLIN, VOL. 1. Alexander Schneider (performer). Contents: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor / Sonata No. 2 in A Minor.
4. MG-10090 is the Quartet No. 2, not No. 3., by the Albeneri Trio.
--- On Tue, 9/23/08, Tom Fine <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Tom Fine <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury MG10000 series listing or discography
> To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 8:37 AM
> Returning to this thread. A few specifics --
> 1. who is the artist for
> MG 10002 VIVALDI: CONCERTO GROSSO IN D MINOR OP. 3 #11;
> MOZART DIVERTIMENTO IN D K. 251
> 2. does anyone know the artist/content of MG10019,
> specifically Side A?
> 3. Here's another one for the listings --
> MG10076 - Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11, Robert
> Heger conducting the Bamberg Symphony
> Orchestra (Recorded by the Bavarian Radio Co.) -- I believe
> this is one of the Telefunken recordings
> licensed from the Czech government in the late 40's. My
> LP is a very early-era LP, not even sure if
> it's made of vinyl.
> 4. can someone confirm that MG10090, side A, is the first
> part of the Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3,
> Albenari Trio (I am not familiar with this work, but the
> record is indeed chamber music)? If it is
> correct, then FYI it was recorded November 28-29, 1950 at
> Reeves Studios, using what's in the logs
> as "Altec mic." This was the last recording made
> for Mercury with a single Altec mic. The next
> session at Reeves, December 28, 1950, was the first use of
> the Neumann U-47 for symphonic recording
> in the U.S., Louisville Orchestra recording Schuman
> "Judith" and "Undertow." Those works
> were first
> released on MG10088.
> 5. does anyone know the artist/content of MG10124, side A?
> 6. ditto for MG10126, side B?
> Thanks in advance for any/all help!
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Lennick"
> To: <ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury MG10000 series listing or
> > From just such an album as I mentioned, which may have
> been used in Canada only (Mercury LPs
> > aren't identified as Canadian, even though there
> was a large plant established here in 1949 which
> > eventually became Quality). Note that artists
> aren't listed in all cases.
> > MG 10000 KHACHATURIAN VIOLIN CONCERTO (Oistrakh, we
> all know that)
> > MG 10001 ERNA SACK SINGS STRAUSS, Lehar & Popular
> > MG 10002 VIVALDI: CONCERTO GROSSO IN D MINOR OP. 3
> > MOZART DIVERTIMENTO IN D K. 251
> > MG 10003 CIMAROSA, MILAN, VAUGHAN WILLIAMS..the Mitch
> Miller album
> > MG 10004 not shown
> > MG 10005 ABRAM CHASINS & CONSTANCE KEENE PLAY
> JOHANN STRAUSS
> > (Best 2 out of 3)
> > MG 10006 not shown
> > MG 10007 not shown
> > MG 10008 SCHUBERT: STRING QUARTET #14..FINE ARTS
> > MG 10009 ERNA IN THE SACK: MUSICAL TREASURES
> > MG 10010 BRAHMS QUARTYET #3 FOR PIANO & STRINGS
> OP. 60
> > MG 10011 BRAHMS QUARTET #1 IN G MINOR FOR PIANO &
> STRINGS OP. 25
> > MG 10012/24 not shown
> > MG 10025 ABRAM CHASINS PIANO SOLOS
> > MG 15000 TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 OVERTURE (+ Don Juan, not
> > MG 15001 SCHUMANN SYMPHONY #4..KEILBERTH, PRAGUE
> > MG 15002 not shown
> > MG 15003 not shown
> > MG 15004 STRAUSS WALTZES..MELICHAR &
> "KEILBER" COND. BERLIN PHILHARMONIC
> > MG 15005 SHOSTAKOVICH TRIO IN E MINOR OP. 67
> > I'll list 2000s etc. later.
> > dl
> > David Lennick wrote:
> >> Best place would be the back of one of the old
> albums, where they listed available recordings in
> >> lieu of liner notes (I'm wondering if this
> occurred more on the Canadian issues which used
> >> generic jackets with a die-cue hole at times).
> This will get the first few or dozen numbers in
> >> each series, if nothing else. Today is a busy day
> so I may not get to this until later.
> >> dl
> >> Tom Fine wrote:
> >>> Hi All:
> >>> Does anyone have a listing or better yet a
> discography of the Mercury MG10000 series, the first
> >>> LP's? I couldn't find anything of much
> use online, just a few snippets here and there.
> >>> Surprisingly, none of the LPs I have list any
> other titles on the back cover and this was
> >>> pre-inner sleeves so no complete listing like
> started appearing for the later MG50000 series
> >>> once inner sleeves became the norm.
> >>> If someone has started such a list, I'll
> be happy to include the bits and pieces I have in my
> >>> own collection. There's also a few
> references to some of these albums in John Hammond's
> >>> autobiography (for instance the recordings of
> Oistrakh and Shostakovich made in Prague in 1946
> >>> and the Oistrahk/Khachaturian recording made
> in Russia, and some general info about the
> >>> Czech-captured German Telefunken recordings
> from WWII era, and some references to the original
> >>> recordings of Mitch Miller playing oboe
> chamber music).
> >>> Anyway, a complete listing of these LPs would
> be most helpful.
> >>> -- Tom Fine