[78-L] Reginald Foort, organist
burnhamd at rogers.com.invalid
Thu Jan 1 20:11:42 PST 2015
As a child I had "Finlandia" by Foort and it was one of my favourites. Since I was a typical child, the longevity of records in my possession was not very impressive and this disc was broken back in the '50s. I never heard it again until I found a copy in the CBC record library which I acquired four years ago. I have now also digitized it and this record being in excellent condition sounds very good in that format, (after cleaning and running it through CEDAR). It was fun to hear it again after over 60 years.
On Thursday, January 1, 2015 7:17 PM, David Lennick <dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid> wrote:
Probably 1938 or 1939, based on this:
HMV originally, and aside from the 0 (10 inch) I'm not sure exactly when the ER
series runs and if it refers to remote recordings. II will mean take 2 and the
square will refer to the type of cutter or something..I no longer own the
Beecham albums where all these symbols were explained in the notes.
On 1/1/2015 6:48 PM, Rodger Holtin wrote:
> Not my usual kind of stuff, but I have had the 1939 Victor 26225 of
> Finlandia by Reginald Foort ("Recorded in Europe on his Giant Moller Concert
> Organ)" since I was a kid and recently digitized it and have been enjoying
> it again this afternoon. It must have been quite a challenge to record in
> those days. Sounds pretty good today. Knowing a little about him via Wiki,
> it would seem this may have been made in England. The first tip-off is the
> matrix in the runout OER333 and OER334. Also had Roman numeral II and a
> square, both sides.
> Anybody tell me when/where this may have been made? Original issue?
> For best results use Victor Needles
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