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.