ELGAR, KOUSSEVITZKY, STOKOWSKI Accidental Stereo Recordings (1929-33) - PASC422

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ELGAR, KOUSSEVITZKY, STOKOWSKI Accidental Stereo Recordings (1929-33) - PASC422

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Overview

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op.74 (Pathétique)
RAVEL
Boléro
SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals
STRAVINSKY
The Rite of Spring
ELGAR Cockaigne Overture

    Studio recordings · 1929-1933
    Total duration: 74:03

    Sir Edward Elgar - BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Serge Koussevitzky - Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Leopold Stokowski - The Philadelphia Orchestra

    This set contains the following albums:

    Amazing "accidental" stereo 78rpm recordings made by Elgar, Koussevitzky and Stokowski

    New technologies and techniques produce astonishing stereo results from these unexpected early electric recordings


    Shortly after the introduction of electrical recording, it became standard practice to make backups for wax matrices by simultaneously recording on a second cutting table, with the takes from the first being numbered 1, 2, etc. and the ones from the second 1A, 2A, etc. In the vast majority of cases, the two cutters were fed from the same microphone. Occasionally, however, each was run from its own microphone; and where those matching takes survive and have been released, it is possible to combine them to produce what