Sunday, September 25, 2011

Columbia Masterworks Blue Label -D Series (1924-1951)

This may well be my magnum opus in the field of discography.  It's something I've been working on, off and on, for the past fifteen or twenty years.  This is a numerical listing of all known (and a few conjectured) issues in the American Columbia 67000-D, 17000-D, 11000-D and 19000-D series, including an artist index.  Much of this information has been culled from WERM, the Rigler-Deutsch index and from Columbia catalogs, and I hope it will prove useful to collectors.  As with my previous discographic efforts, this is downloadable as a PDF file.

Link (PDF file, 841 KB)

I do apologize for my long absence from posting; I have had some health concerns this summer (getting old's a bitch, ain't it!?!), but I'm hanging in there, and I've also been spending a lot of my free time actually listening to other downloads that have tended to accumulate without my quite realizing it!  I probably won't be doing too many new uploads in the near future, but I have started a project that will probably occupy the next few weeks - that of going back to old posts and adding FLAC files.  I've already modified the first post of 2011 (the Beethoven Piano Quartet) and the last post of 2010 (the Shostakovich piano concerto, et al) to include them, and will work backwards from there, so if you want to upgrade to FLACs, keep checking those older posts.  If there's any interest I might also post some examples of my program-note writing; about 10-12 years ago I was active in writing these for local concert organizations like the Georgia Sinfonia.


  1. Hello Bryan - happy to see you back. I hope you are doing well!

  2. Great you're back!!! I hope your health is ok now.

  3. I _think_ 67281-3D were ass9gned as set 56, LvB
    Qt 18/1 by the Leners. [1926-7] Don't know it was ever issued thus; re-recorded [\1928-9] for some reason unknown, issued with samw set no.,3
    records in 676xxm range. Working away from home and reference materials, so dates may be off a bit, but FWIW, hope this helps.

    Mike in Plovdiv

  4. Hi Mike, good to hear from you again - you had sent me this same info about 67281-3D back in '03 but for some reason I neglected to enter it into my listing. I see now, however, that I *did* enter these numbers instead of the correct (67623-5D) numbers in the Masterworks list that I uploaded in April!