[78-L] Piano duo plays "Merry Widow" -- dates?

Steven C. Barr stevenc at interlinks.net
Tue Jul 13 22:11:49 PDT 2010

From: "Bryan Wright" <bryan at claxtonola.com>
> I have in front of me a fantastic 12-inch Columbia (blue label) of  
> pianists Beryl Rubinstein and Arthur Loesser playing an Arabesque on  
> tunes from Lehar's "Merry Widow." The disc is Columbia 71209-D  
> (matrices XCO 28994-1 and XCO 28995-1). I've tried looking it up in  
> several discographies I own with no luck and have spent a while  
> scouring the internet but I can't find a reference to it anywhere.  
> It's a brilliant performance and I'm very interested in knowing when  
> and where it was recorded. Can anyone help?
Sadly, there exists (so far) NO "complete" discography of classical
78's...?! According to the Abrams matrix files, CO29000 was recorded
10/18/1940, which gives an approximate date...?! The sides you
cite aren't listed.

Steven C. Barr 

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