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Re: [ARSCLIST] BSO Rehearsals

Actually, the Library of Congress has about 95 of these programs in its
collection, but they have not all been catalogued. There are several more in
a LWO series that have not been catalogued. Alas, much of the Library of
Congress recorded sound collection has not been fully catalogued, not even
to the level of a shelf list. However, there are finding aids and internal
non-public computer databases and the assiduous researcher can find many
things, but only during an on-premise visit. I have found the Library staff
to be outstandingly helpful and professional, but they face an almost
insurmountable task.

WCLV does not have this material. It has not been commercially published,
except in one official BSO release and on a few pirate CDs

I do know a private collector who has very many (although not all) of these.
David, why do you ask?

--Kevin Mostyn

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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] BSO Rehearsals


The Library of Congress has 84 of these programs in our Recorded Sound
Collection. They date from 1948 to 1951. You can search the online database

The programs are simply called "Boston Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal."

The programs are available for public audition, but only in person. From
your e-mail address, it looks like your in Utah, which means a long trip for
you! If you're planning to attend the ARSC Conference in May in Washington,
you could make an appointment to hear them in the Recorded Sound Reference
Center at the Library.

Feel free to contact me offlist for more information. A reference librarian
may able to help you research these programs further.

Matthew Barton
Library of Congress

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