|Cover image restored by Peter Joelson|
MacDowell: Suite No. 2 in E minor, Op. 48 ("Indian")
Columbia Broadcasting Symphony conducted by Howard Barlow
Recorded May 15, 1939
Columbia Masterworks set M-373, four 78-rpm records
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The simple but appealing cover design shown above is original to the set, which is a nice early pressing. I'm pretty sure it predates Alex Steinweiss' design work for Columbia, and there were a few other sets from the same time period (middle to late 1939) that featured a composer's silhouette, as this one does. Later copies of this MacDowell set that I've seen use an ordinary generic cover.